I want to conclude this set of posts for now so a final bunch of images of the St Mary grid stuff! I'm having a bit of difficulty with this 'blogger' system but I.ve clicked on a few things which hopefully clears the way a bit.
I have to admit to a general lack of insentive and basic laziness, having become a youtube junky somewhat over the past months!
A few weeks back a post from Bill Buehler in which he asks for responses regarding grid developments generally and Scotland in particular, so I shall complete what I think may be relevant and pass it on.
This set of images may be considered a summation of what I have discovered further to what I had already but using Google Earth, which allows projection over a greater scale than was practicable using maps and grid references, and national boundaries no longer an obstacle, even!
The frist image is an overview of what became apparent once the 3 by1 diagonal 'reshel' system was complete, on the North Berwick Law alignment version, relevant to St Mary's chapel as centre. It should be borne in mind that the NBL alignment is roughly in the middle option of three, the Cardinal directions due north/south, and the Bass Rock version, giving a tolerance of two degrees roughly:
The main point here is the finding Ben Lawers, just north of Loch Tay, and south of Glen Lyon, and its connection to the grid, with Snowdon due south!
As can be seen the penta-system has a north/south - east/west aspect, within the same tolerance, the vertical chord and side for instance most obvious to the eye, the second image below showing this clearly:
It should also be remembered that the verticals from The Ness of Brodgar pass through the centre of the pentagonal system, although not shown here.
I'm just taking the images in the order they were saved as I cleared stuff off, so this image shows the relevant section of grid in red, St Mary's chapel centre and North Berwick Law marked, with the 3by1 diagonal in yellow:
In green are shown the two (2by1) diagonals from St Mary's chapel to the two end points of the (3by1) diagonal, forming a ninety degree angle at St Mary's chapel, quite naturally!
The two mauve lines from the two (3by1) ends form an equilateral triangle at Inchcolm island.
The two red lines(shoulda used another color- Ed!) from the two (3by1) ends meet at Hillend fort (which I have emphasized for many a year now) using the Great Pyramid angle of 51.8+ degrees.
the last image here is a closer look at the main construction area of the (3by1) system, with the relevant elements of the grid.
Points of Note:
This grid construct is of the exact same dimensions as the grid on Bornholm, the island in the Baltic Sea described by Haagensen and Lincoln, i.e. 16*square root three standard Imperial Miles, or miles(E) as I use. For the (3by1) diagonal a unit of one half of this measure is used.
The elements of the construct are taken from the Basic Reshel system described by Bill Buehler who considers them as consciousness grids as used in his group work. I am using them purely geometrically in the context of the landscape and the (3by1)diagonal of this particular grid.
The Reshel system as described by Bill has two halves to it, the other mirroring what is shown and would extend to the south south-west. Perhaps some day!
The pentagonal element used here is in fact a recent amendment suggested by Bill as being more pertinent now. Previously the pentagon was a bit smaller but still on the same bas-line.
The projections which found Ben Lawers and hence Snowdon , and the Ness of Brodgar line which includes the Lomond Hills in Fife and Lochnagar near Balmoral only serve to reinforce the validity of the whole sytem.
66 year old Edinburgh taxi driver-semi retired, which is both a help and hindrance in this research. Helpful in getting to know the landscape, and seeing things at various times of the day and seasons. A hindrance in that it does take a lot of my time, over the 22 years till now.