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I have been translating for my own amusement a work of Theodor

Landscheidt. My German isn't very good, so there may be minor

mistakes. I marked one sentence that baffles me. The part below is

only a small sample, he covers everything you can imagine -- orbital

mechanics to menstrual cycles to business cycles. All are connected

through the cosmic organizing function of the Golden Section (and the

related five-fold symmetry). If you wish to see the climatic

applications of this arcane craft, go to Landscheidt's papers at

http://www.vision.net.au/~daly/

Landscheidt provides a sizable part of the content of Daly's site. You

can find a solar-activity paper in the October 1999 issue of _Solar

Physics_.

Landscheidt. My German isn't very good, so there may be minor

mistakes. I marked one sentence that baffles me. The part below is

only a small sample, he covers everything you can imagine -- orbital

mechanics to menstrual cycles to business cycles. All are connected

through the cosmic organizing function of the Golden Section (and the

related five-fold symmetry). If you wish to see the climatic

applications of this arcane craft, go to Landscheidt's papers at

http://www.vision.net.au/~daly/

Landscheidt provides a sizable part of the content of Daly's site. You

can find a solar-activity paper in the October 1999 issue of _Solar

Physics_.

The untranslated work was online, but it's been yanked in the past few

days after being up forever. He must suspect something. A copy is

still in Google's cache, since they're too busy getting massages to

update their database. Go to

http://www.google.com

Search with the string

landscheidt goldene

to get the http://astrologix.de article, then click on the "show

cache". You won't get the figures.

--Start--

<h1>THE GOLDEN ASPECT: EXPRESSION OF THE POLAR STRUCTURE OF OUR SOLAR

SYSTEM</h2>

<h2>by Dr Theodor Landscheidt</h2>

<p>The Tabula Smaragdina, which we in Astrology so frequently invoke,

describes the cosmos as holistic structure, in which everything is

connected with everything else, and everything affects mutually

everything else. If this teaching is correct, then it does not permit

any exceptions. Astrology then is connected just as closely with the

natural sciences as with the symbolic sciences or psychology. This

applies all the more, as physical experiments on the basis of the

Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky thought experiment proved irrefutably, that

the holistic Hermetic teachings are scientific fact. If Astrology

wishes to reflect the holistic reality of the cosmos, how it claims

it, then it must not prefer individual poles of cosmic polarities and

neglect others. The cosmic function of chaos is just as vitally

important as that of order; incommensurability and symmetry complement

each other; and irrational conditions are the background against which

rational conditions stand out. Properly understood Astrology should

lead, if one practices it adeptly, to personality transformation, like

the Alchemy of Hermes Trismegistos and the Light Alchemy of Newton. An

indispensable prerequisite for this is, however, that Astrology is in

conformity with the holistic reality of the cosmos. Unfortunately,

this is not, at least to a partial extent, the case.

</p>

<p>

Traditional Astrology delivers only half of reality, insofar as it is

based -- in the organization into 2 polarities, 4 elements, 12 signs

of the Zodiac and 12 houses -- exclusively on whole numbers, just as

with the aspects, which result from the fact that the set is divided

exclusively by whole numbers. The whole numbers enter, however, only a

small part of reality. They belong mathematically to the rational

numbers, which can be expressed by the ratio of two whole numbers. The

rational numbers stand polar opposite to the irrational numbers, which

cannot be defined by ratios of whole numbers. If they are represented

in decimal form, then no repeating sequences appear, contrary to the

rational numbers, in the infinite number of digits after the decimal

point. From the polar reality of the irrational numbers is missing in

traditional Astrology each sign [?PF]. This also applies to the most

irrational of all the irrationals, the Golden Number G, which

represent the Golden Section. The Golden Section is pervasive in the

cosmos, even if it is not to be detected as easily as geometrical

structures with integral conditions. The image in fig. 1, from Peitgen

and Richter, designated the Mathematician's Seal, proves that dynamic

systems, which are prone to collapese, achieve nevertheless a stable

final state if the Golden Number G affects a cyclic feedback process

through special structural parameters. The stable final state is

indicated in the image by the concentric yellow paths, which remain

stable in the mathematical view through all eternity. The picture is

thus proof and at the same time symbol for a stabilizing function for

the Golden Section. This is to be understood cosmically, and thus

applies also to a dynamic system like our solar system, as we will

soon see.

</p>

<p>

Since the key word, <em>Golden Cut</em>, has already been brought up,

we will want to recall to ourselves the definition of this proportion

measure. The <i>Sectio aurea</i> divides any whole in such a manner

that the smaller section relates to the larger section as the larger

section does to the whole. The smaller section is called the Minor,

and the larger section the Major. The proportions of the Greek temple

in fig. 2 bring this division ratio into view. If the height of the

temple is selected as a unit, then the Major takes the value 0.618,

while the Minor receives the value 0.382. The value of the Minor is

mathematically the second most irrational number after G. If we seek

the Major of a distance, a cycle, or any other defined structure,

which can be regarded as a whole, then the Major arises as a result of

the multiplication of the appropriate size with 0.618. We obtain the

Minor by multiplication with 0.382.

</p>

<p>

In fig. 3 are represented the Platonic solids -- on top, the

tetrahedron and the octahedron; in the center, on the left, a cube;

and below; the icosahedron and the dodecahedron -- regarded by the

Greeks, because of their ideal regularity, symmetry and integralness,

as the discrete Prototypes of rational cosmic conditions. Outer

appearances deceive, however. The Tabula Smaragdina is right. During

precise examination it shows up that the apparently most rational

geometrical structures which we can find are indissolubly connected by

the Golden Section to the most irrational geometrical structure. The

most differentiated of the five regular Platonic solids, the

dodecahedron, which is bounded by regular pentagons. If one, as on the

right in the picture in the center, draws all diagonals into a regular

pentagon, then a pentagonal star, a Pentagram, appears as described by

Goethe in Faust. The Pentagram includes a smaller pentagon, in which a

further Pentagram can be inscribed, and so on infinitely. In each case

the diagonals, which form the respective Pentagram, divide mutually By

the relation of the Golden Section. There develops a complex network

of structures, which are all based on this harmonious division ratio.

If the two solids at the bottom of the picture - the icosahedron and

the dodecahedron - successively, by extending their edges, then

develop androgenous star forms, these are completely structured by the

Golden Section. If the edges of an octahedron - the figure on the

right above - are divided by the Golden Section, then more

icosahedrons develop.

</p>

<p>

Fig. 4 shows a particularly impressive expression of the hidden gift

of the extremely irrational Golden Section in a Platonic body, the

prototype of rationally arranged conditions. If three equal large

golden rectangles are arranged in such a manner that they are in

maximal symmetry, one on the other perpendicularly, as on the left in

the picture, then the developing corners are at the same time the

corners of icosahedrons. Something similar applies to the other

Platonic bodies. All relies on the Tabula Smaragdina. Everything is

connected with everything, even if it does not look in such a way

first.

</p>

--

Paul D. Farrar

http://www.datasync.com/~farrar

Jul 23, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/23/00

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In article <397b2fe7...@news.datasync.com>,

far...@datasync.com wrote:

> I have been translating for my own amusement a work of Theodor

> Landscheidt.

far...@datasync.com wrote:

> I have been translating for my own amusement a work of Theodor

> Landscheidt.

...snipped the rest...

Paul, I must congratulate you on your command of the German language...

I can see why this sort of work might seem highly outlandish to

most people who consider themselves to be scientists. In fact I am

tempted not to touch it and its like with the proverbial barge-pole!

However, I have read one of the papers in detail that you referred to on

Daly's web-site:

http://www.microtech.com.au/daly/solar/solar.htm

(it's in English)

The first part seems reasonable (plenty of references!), talking

about variations in solar irradiance and solar wind (it's obvious which

directions he's coming from though). Then he goes on to mention the

solar dynamo theory and the oscillation of the sun about the

barricentre. He starts talking about the five-fold symmetry relating to

the rate of change of the sun's orbital angular momentum (this I can

accept) and how the length of the cycle is related to climatic cycles on

Earth (it's quite interesting if you can get past all the strange

terminology, Big Hands, Big Fingers, Small Fingers, etc..).

After this point I start to get a bit worried. He suddenly hits us

with the "Golden Section". Now this is totally alien to me and I can't

even start to understand (or maybe I don't want to) where he's coming

from or how it could possibly have any stabilising influence on

chaotic dynamical mechanisms.

However, not being one to disregard a theory because it seems

outlandish, I persevered through to the end (it was a struggle...there

are 24 Figures which need close scrutinisation) and I must admit that I

was quite (unpleasantly) surprised by his conclusions.

His predictions and correlations based on his empirical theory are,

to say the least, quite striking and deserve an explanation.

I am going to contact him and an ex-colleague of mine (who he listed

in the paper references) to find out more...

Regards,

Nathan Harris.

Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/

Before you buy.

Jul 23, 2000, 3:00:00 AM7/23/00

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> . From the polar reality of the irrational numbers is missing in

> traditional Astrology each sign [?PF]

> traditional Astrology each sign [?PF]

Not a hint of the polar reality of the irrational numbers can be

found in traditional Astrology

FWIW.

josh halpern

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