Friday, 29 August 2008

Bornholm Grid Part Two - Lothian Scotland

In this section, The grid, based on 16*sq.root three miles(E), found on Bornholm is confirmed with the very first calculation applied to Scotland. In 1999, I first made contact with Bill Buehler, an Earth-Grid researcher of some 30 plus years, and promoter of what is known as Reshel grid dynamics, and much more, (of which more later!). I had known of his Rosslyn Chapel geometric analysis, from two A4 photocopies that were lying in the shop at the Chapel, a couple of years previously. I don't know why there were two piles of these on a shelf opposite the counter, and the assistant/volunteer gave the ok to take a copy of each, presumably there for use by a tour party. One was a plan of the Chapel, and the other an elevation, both with complex geometric constructs, and labeled with terms totally foreign to me, with explanations mostly beyond my comprehension, seeming to hint at a life spirit/force based on principles of geometric design, which the Chapel Design seemed to follow perfectly. It was the first hint that the geometry I had been finding, was somehow more precisely purposed than a mere cartographic exercise. I had ound of course precise pentagonal geometry, which did in fact incorporate Rosslyn Chapel, and related in measure to what Henry Lincoln had described in the south of France. More on this later!

When I had joined a discussion forum there was a topic in which this same mysterious terminology was referred to, so I posted my interest, and described something of what I had found. Biil Buehler answered, explaining that what I had obtained in the Chapel Tea-Room was his work. He congratulated me on my work, very pleased with the pentagonal system I had found, and even more so when I described a feature in the landscape, which I still have to describe, which for him was a sure sign of activation of a Reshel Grid system in the Edinburgh/Rosslyn area. I have been receiving posts from Bill for some Nine years now, and there have been many fascinating developments in that time.

One of the first systems he described in the landscape was based on the Roseline, or in Bill's terminology the Tavhara line, which passed through Arthurs' Seat Summit, Rosslyn Chapel, and St. Mary's Chapel to the south at Mount Lothian. This line I knew of, it's the one everyone finds. Bill described though a Reshel system, centred on St. Mary's Chapel, and a 20 mile radius circle, from Seafield Tower in the north, between Kinghorn and Kirkcaldy, in Fife, and Dryhope Tower in the Yarrow valley, near St. Mary's Loch to the south.

copyright William S. Buehler

It is the recti-linear grid derived from this graphic that I had been working on for a few years, finding The Bass Rock to be at the north east corner of the square constructed on the 40 mile diameter outer circle. This was one of the main systems that had developed when I had moved to Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, and the geometry kind of opened up or expanded with my investigations of the landscape, as I commuted back and forth to Edinburgh. I shall expand on this later.

After my Bornholm exercise, it was the diagonal from St. Mary's to The Bass Rock, I wanted to try first. I obtained the two relevant sections of 1:25,000 O.S. maps from the 'Get-A-Map' feature on their website, from the local library. And the obvious place to try on The Bass, was St. Baldred's Chapel. I worked out the grid references to the metre for both points, and did the calculations. To my total amazement, it was to within a few feet 16*Square root three miles (E), the exact same as the grid found on Bornholm.

Deleted google map, for now, see top of page!

The three main lines for now are the St.M's to The Bass Rock, St. M's to N. Berwick Law, and the St.M's to Dunsappie extended line.

Monday 22 Sept, 2998, equinox!
OK, after a few weeks break, I should get back to work!


1. St. Mary's Chapel, Mount Lothian, (NT 275 570) to St. Baldred's Chapel, The Bass Rock. (NT 602 873).

3275.00 6570.19 St Mary's Chapel
3602.26 6873.26 St. Baldred's Chapel
---------- ----------
-327.26 -303.07

Using Pythagoras Theorem: 446.04 0.S.grid units of 100metres

which converts to 27.71556 miles (E)

divided by sq.root three = 16.0016, which is a 99.99% correlation with 16!

I am redoing the calculations as I go, with my hand-held calculator, as a check, and this still amazes me, how close it is to the Bornholm grid size. It is 8.4 feet and the references are calculated to the metre, 3.28084 feet, in theory only, in practice my calculations involve small areas of map, and pencil and ruler, so there is an added discrepancy inherent.

The angle of this line to the O.S map can be compared to the others and the angles to each other compared!

Using the two calculated figures above to give the tangent ratio the angle can be obtained.

(-327.06)/(-303.07) = 1.07915663, this gives the angle as 47.1802838.

The North Berwick Law line from St.Mary's Chapel, Mount Lothian

OK, time again to do some more. It is now Obtober first, another month of distraction and laziness.

Having established the Bass Rock line to St. Baldred's Chapel as being the exact same as the Bornholm grid, I need to show another possibility, on a slightly diferent orientation. This time using North Berwick Law:

3275.00 6570.19 St Mary's Chapel
3556.32 6842.23 N. Berwick Law
---------- ----------
-281.32 -272.04

again using Pythagoras' theorem: 391.34 O.S.grid units of 100 metres
which converts to 24.31672 miles(E)

which divided by square root three, gives 14.0393, which is a 99.72% correlation with 14. This discrepancy is some 69 yards, so not to the same 'exactness' as I normally allow, but North Berwick Law and The Bass Rock do seem to interact in the landscape from the area of Midlothian in the landscape.

The angle to O.S. grid again is found rom the tangent ratio of the two calculated components.

281.32/272.04 = 1.034113, which gives the angle 45.96 degrees.

I note this alignment due to the fact that Nylars Church on Bornholm marks the 13/16 point on the grid axis.

Compared to the Bass Rock line of 47.18 - 45.96 = 1.22 degrees, or 'roughly' one fifth of one clock-face-minute!(one c.f.m. is six degrees, there being 60 minutes in one hour, or 360 degrees!)

This could be considered as a 'Selah-spoke' in Bill Buehler's terminology, which he normally expects in a 'spinner' system. In discussion he would actually want it a bit greater, up to 3 degrees. I shall from here on consider only the Bass Rock alignment, but it should be kept in mind that this second alignment is there.