Friday, 25 May 2012

Four Michaels in Google Earth and William S. Buehler connections

For the past six months or so I've been working with a free CAD system called Cademia, and can plot points accurate to the metre covering the entire Ordnance Survey grid area of the UK and a part of Ireland, important though as the area round Newgrange and Tara can be included.  A pity in that Skellig Michael, Mont Saint Michel and Carnac are outwith the limits of the grid.  (Also, I can only save files in PDF format and I don't quite know how to publish these yet.)

This is unfortunate as recently I have been drawn to these points, and even south as far as Santiago de Compostela and the Rennes le Chateau area, and east to the Baltic, Bornholm and Gotland in particular.  I have had to resort to Google Earth to cover this and was quite happily working on this when a post appeared from William Buehler showing some new systems which interact with what I'd been working on to an astonishing extent, that I need to try and cover this.  As it is so long since I've been posting and the format of Blogger has changed a bit, I'll keep this short and make sure I can post some Google Earth shots.

If this works an overview of the area should show:

Ok, that was simple enough!  Click on the image to open a full screen view, and slideshow of all images used.

The image shows the Uk/Ireland and France down to the north of Spain, and two lines heading east to the Baltic area.

The prominent yellow vertical line is the Greenwich meridian.

The red vertical line to the left is the meridian of a feature I found just south of the stone fields of Carnac, the tumulus Saint Michel, and was originally traced through the UK all the way to Orkney, and runs through my main area of interest namely Edinburgh and Midlothian with many points of interest noted.  I subsequently extended this south to the latitude of Santiago de Compostela, as I had found a line from there through Mount Saint Michael in Cornwall extended north east to the south Scotland area, more on later!

I accurately plotted a line due east to Tumulus St Michel meridian, then extended this east again accurately the same distance which was in the Rennes Le Chateau area  to a point close to the mountain of Bugarach.
(Actually, I had previously noted that visually RLC appeared to be close to the mirror point of St de Compostela.  Drawing the line from RLC to the point where The St de Comp. line had intersected the Tum St Michel meridian, extended to Tinto Hill in the South of Scotland, which is a prominent pyramidal hill and is finally coming into the picture, linking to the Glasgow stuff mentioned previously.)

I decided to use Bugarach mountain as the nearest and best point to use for a large scale projection, being a prominent line of sight point and is a major point in the geometry of both Henry Lincoln and David Wood, if memory serves right!(They both use Bugarach church which is in the village of Bugarach - 13-6-12).  The results were astonishing, in themselves, but they also connect with Bill Buehler's new systems at certain points.
My first two trials proved to be inspired, and connect Bugarach with Callanish and Barra( which also includes the exact summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales), both corners of the triangle with Preston Unicorn Cross at its eastern apex.  More on later.

My initial spur was reading recently that Skellig Michael, Mount Saint Michaels and Mont Saint Michel where in a straight line.(see Article 'Lands End or Beginning' - Andrew Gough link in list opposite).  I find them to be in a near straight line, and I have put in the line from Skellig Michael(Great Skellig?) direct to Mont Saint Michel, and also the lines from Mount Saint Michaels to both of these, and at a great scale as in the first image, seem to be the same.  It still is intriguing, (is it not?) that three such impressive rock islands all with structures on their tops dedicated to the same saint, or saints with the same name, should be so closely aligned.

Scanning the Carnac area I then came across Tumulus Saint Michel, and used this as the exact longitude to use for the exercise extending Carnac's longitude north, as it sits roughly between the extremities of the visible stone fields a little to the north.

After this I zoomed out and noticed that the tumulus seemed to be the same distance from Mount St Michaels as Mont St Michel is.  On checking, the distances were 206.11 miles and 206.24 miles, respectively!!  Just one more astonishment!

Four St Michaels showing geometric relationships!

I joined the tumulus and Mont St Michel, and then extended north east to the island of Gotland, finding that not only did it skirt both Amsterdam and Copenhagen, but also the town I lived in for some three years, Groningen in the north of the Netherlands.  Of personal interest, perhaps more later.

The other line heading to the Baltic, Mount Saint Michaels to Bornholm was to see if this correlated with the well known Michael/Mary line much commented on by others.  Bornholm is a major centre of geometry verifiably accurate to within millimetres using the Danish Kort &Matrikelstyrelsen data as shown by Erling Haagensen and Henry Lincoln and looked at by me earlier in the history of this blog.

Although to the south of the Michael/Mary line there is enough to be intriguing. Not least finding the intersection with another line of longitude I had been interested in, again read about recently, the line of longitude 33 degrees west of the Great an estate/hamlet called Stanton St Bernards which I did not know of previously.  Not only did one of Bill Buehlers lines also pass through this spot, but also the line from Bugarach to Barra,   My 'gast' was truly 'flabbered' by now!

In this image Stanton St Bernard can be seen in relation to the Milk Hill area, and some of Bill's systems with sites of previous crop formations indicated.  The line from Mount St Michael to Bornholm goes directly through one of these formations labelled 'Whale'.

A close up of Stanton St Bernard.

6-6-12 update!

First a couple of shots of what I've been doing in the Rennes Le Chateau area:

this is my first attempt at constructing David Wood's( GENISIS and GENESET) pentagonal system, still not 'right', needs tweaking!

Also I've played around with colours a bit, and there is an additional purple line which is the 'Great Circle' line between Santiago de Compostela and the Rennes area, see the third image !

This second one shows again my first attempt at constructing Henry Lincoln's(The Holy Place etc) pentagon superimposed on Woods system.

The Great Circle, or shortest distance between two points on a sphere, in purple, as opposed to the three points of same latitude I used for initial construction, in red!  The difference is noticeable, and more on later.  I also picked out some points of interest on the way, Montsegur and Lourdes, although not on the lines concerned, but good for future reference!

Now another WSBuehler connection!  I had gone back to the Callanish and Barra areas to construct the triangular system with Preston Unicorn Cross at its apex, desribed previously. plotting relevant points of interest, namely Cruachan, Ben Ledi, Inchcolm and on through to Lindisfarne on the Barra line, and Schiehallion on the Callanish line in particular, and as Mount St Michaels was a prominent spot in this whole story, plotted the line between Schiehallion and Mount St M's to find that it connected with the UK Grail Resh point of WSB's, just off  the Anglesy oast.  It also ran through the Isle of Man, and the centre of Glasgow, including the Science Park, BBC and Kelvingrove Museum, all worthy of note!

Where the two turquoise lines interset is Preston (Unicorn) Cross, (PUC)and the extensions to the east and south-east terminate in this image at Lindisfarne and Kelso respectively.  The return line from Lindisfarne through Kelso extends to Ailsa Craig and is further desribed below.

This image shows the Callanish - Barra section of the PUC triangle as used by me for the calculations described earlier in this blog.  The two different blue lines are from Bugarach.  The red line running parallel to the linking line between Callanish and Barra from the south is from Skellig Michael, just one more link to consider.

A section of the Barra - Lindisfarne line showing Ardchattan with the Bugarach - Callanish line and intersection with the Cruachan massif to the right with Loch Awe spanning the gap between the two lines.

In this image, Inchcolm is to the left and Preston (Unicorn) Cross at the intersection with the Tumulus St Michel longitude, in red, midway between PUC and Arthurs Seat.

Inchcolm with the line passing through both Abbey and highest point.

The extensions of both lines to Lindisfarne, at the end of the Barra line with the 33d west of Giza longitude in the gap between the island and mainland, and Kelso, (Abbey area), on the Schiehallion - Callanish extension,  with the line from Santiago de Compostella - Mount St. Michaels running through to form a near 90d angle with the Barra line!

In the above and below images, the line joining Lindisfarne and Kelso is shown extending south-west and taking in Dryburgh Abbey and also the Eagles Nest point much emphasised in this blog, with the tumulus St. Michaels longitude running just east of Eagles Nest, and with Lee Pen at Innerleithen marked.  This line continues south-east through the Dryhope Tower area to Ailsa Craig, the island where granite Curling Stones are from.

The Kelso area with Kelso Abbey , the octagonal ?bandstand? in the town and Roxburghe Castle ruin to the left.

The Eagles Nest and Dryhope Tower  with St Mary's Loch and the Yarrow valley. with the Tumulsus St Michel longitude in red.

Ailsa Craig.  The red line continues through Donald's Hill in Ireland.

I shall leave this as is for now, although there are a lot of connections to try.  One that I did try was Mont St Michel through Glastonbury Tor another Michael connection, and extended was close to the Callanish area, which did include Goat Fell on Arran, a prominent mountain in west-central Scotland, but the line ran just east of Glastonbury Tor, and clipped the north-east coast of The Isle Of Man.  Trying Snaefell on Man brought The Great Orme on the Welsh north coast into the picture, and a direct line through Glastonbury Tor summit finds the centre of the Great Orme.  I haven't included this yet due to time constraints and developing complexity.

I could include more images/text as and when deemed necessary.

This exercise has been an astonishing journey, but then what's new? TG - 15 June, a week till solstice!


Joan Rankin said...

I see you mention the Great Orme. If you look at a close up map of the area, you will find two parallel lines of standing stones there. This may give you the correct angle of the line you are looking for.

Tom Graham - Landscape Geometry said...

thanks Joan I'll check it out!

Tam said...

Hi Tom. I am interested in what you are doing here. I have been intersted in the work of Harry Bell for a while and have a few of my own lines too, one having tons of significant sites on it. Some also having the same sites as yours incidentally. I'm not quite ready to share it yet but i cant beleive how many things are lined up. Is it deliberate or coincidence? and if its deliberate, why so many hills and natural features. I have my own ideas about this so maybe we could discuss it sometime.

Tom Graham - Landscape Geometry said...

Thanks Tam for making contact! I look forward to discussing the topics involved when the time is right. I am slowly integrating what I can find about Harry Bell's work into what I have found, I do find I get so far with so many threads and then get side-tracked into others and they all seem to get so complex, even though I limit myself to the accuracy demonstrated on Bornholm by Haagensen and Lincoln. My own thoughts concerning hills and islands is that they are practical lines of sight, but some are also special, 'magical' even, such as Schiehallion, Arthurs Seat and the Eildon. That these three are in a straight line just adds to the mystification, and there is a lot of that which either leaves me speechless or has me havering a load of nonsense. I really have no coherent explanation as to who, why or when.
How is probably relatively simple, but then the complexity of the whole has me totally bewildered again!



StoneDoc said...

Tom this is fascinating stuff. Have you looked at the ancient chapel in the grounds of Fordell House in Fife? Or seen where the ancient church of Masterton at Dunfermline once stood, and was mysteriously not demolished but rebuilt in Edinburgh, somewhere in Leith. Or the line from the Bogily Stone between Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy, the junction of the Ore and Leven and Falkland? The artificially straightened run of the river from the Loch Leven as you drive west towards Scotlandwell from Leslie? The battle of Inverkeithing, the dates and site of its locations? The unicorns original directions in Inverkeithing and Dunfermline? Caystane in Edinburgh, Leys park in Dunfermline and the line to the Bheinn in Burntisland from the standing stone road in Edinburgh? Newton Church near Danderhall and the nearby standing stones. The old Kirk Walk in Lasswade, written of by Walter Scott and Wordsworth, near where De Quincey stayed, and Drummond at Hawthornden. The ancient roman cast at Polton, the old house at Polton Nursery and the folly/summerhouse that still stands there, where Lord Perth moved ancient wooden panels and built an octagonal house for them in his castle. A pursued stone that once stood in an old house in Largo, moved to Polton Nursery and now gone. The old tower at Kevock, Lasswade. As though you dont have enought to do! Is there any way of contacting you directly?

Tom Graham - Landscape Geometry said...

hi StoneDoc

I know some of the sites you mention, I'll get back to you soon. I'm just off to drive again(Friday afternoon). My main email address is: grnmntl@ (greenmantle without the vowels - watch the (-nmn-) bit!)


StoneDoc said...

Thanks Tom. I'll send you an email with some thoughts.

thothistheibis said...

Hi Tom,
The line from Skellig Michael runs to Mount Carmel, and I think it goes through the Little St.Bernardo Pass between Italy and France. There's a stone circle right on the pass.This area of Italy is Liguria, and it is from the Ligurian Alps that the firbolite and jadeite found in ritual axes came from. The person buried at Tumulus St. Michel in c6850 BCE had thirty nine such axes plus a turquoise necklace and one of jasper. There are other places in Italy which are also dedicated to St. Michael on that line, but these were built over much older shrines dedicated to other Sun gods such as Belinus and Lugh/Lugus. The line passes through what was the Roman province of Lugdunensis in France. Big Lugh/Lugus area.

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