5.13 – THE POWER OF THREE (9.30.13)

A² + B² = C² [14b]

Newgrange, Ireland. The walls of this 5,000-year-old passage tomb are decorated with mysterious designs made up of three connected spirals. Yunnan Province, China. Three 1,100-year-old Buddhist temples known as the Three Pagodas form a triangle thought to protect the population from natural disasters. Ancient Greece. According to myth, the destiny of gods and men is controlled by all-powerful beings known as the Three Fates. Various cultures across the world have long shared a belief that the number three represents something sacred, mystical, even divine.

“All human beings understand numbers. All of us live in a physical Universe where things come in different numbers. And so different cultures will highlight different numbers as particularly important, ritualize them, and make them culturally important. We see widespread use of the number three in European traditions, but also we see it in selected traditions around the world, too. These number traditions can become very, very powerful and connect cultures together.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

The unique reverence for the number three dates back thousands of years, and can still be found today in art, architecture, mythology, literature, science, and religion. But why? What is it about this number that has continued to hold such significance for mankind?

“If you think of our lives, we have a past, a present, and a future. Our story falls neatly into three. Throughout folklore and mythology, we find the number three. Something about three is trying to get our attention, trying to tell us something.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“The number three comes up many, many times in Judeo-Christian scriptures. Jonah is in the belly of the whale for three days. In Genesis, the waters are separated from the earth after three days. In the New Testament, Jesus in the tomb for three days. There’s just a special significance there.”

Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div.
(Author, Alien Scriptures)

“We see the number three in sacred texts, and why is that? Is there something within us that is hardwired to understand that three is a sacred number? And where does this come from?”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

The Giza Plateau, Egypt. Three Great Pyramids line the desert just outside of Cairo. Constructed more than 4,000 years ago, this unique trio of monuments is arguably the most recognizable in all the world. The pyramids also employ the most magnificent use of triangles in architecture.

“You had in ancient Egypt what we might think of as a Masonic tradition. There were the builders themselves, who embodied the knowledge of geometry, the knowledge of tool-making, and how to put buildings together, and especially how to create buildings that were themselves vehicles for initiating or inducing higher consciousness.”

–  Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.
(Dean, Univ. of Philosophical Research)

“The Giza pyramids are very interesting in that you have three major pyramids. Their sides are triangles. Think of the triangle – the simplest, most perfect geometric form.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“The ancients were certainly intrigued by geometry, indeed sacred geometry. And certainly a triangle is one of those basic archetypal shapes that perhaps is hardwired into the human consciousness, and this may find expression in monuments such as the pyramids.”

Nick Pope (British Ministry of Defense, 1985-2006),
(Author, Open Skies, Closed Minds)

“You’ve got that progress towards perfection, towards the top of the triangle. It’s a very upward-directed, higher-directed shape, and I think we kind of get that on a subconscious level.”

– Marie D. Jones
(Author, 2013: End of Days or a New Beginning),
(The Trinity Secret)

“So there is a sense in which the number three, in the form of the triangle, in the form of the apex of the pyramid, represents a portal, a gateway into another realm. You might say it’s a ‘realm of the gods.’”

–  Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.
(Dean, Univ. of Philosophical Research)

Do the three pyramids of Giza really represent some sort of portal to a divine realm? Perhaps more clues about the sacred nature of the triangle can be found by examining the work of one of the most celebrated mathematicians of all time.

Samos, Greece. 6th-century, BC. Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras introduces his famous theorem: A squared + B squared = C squared. The formula explains the mathematical relationship between the three sides of right triangles, and some believe it was originally based on the design of the Egyptian pyramids.

“Pythagoras taught that everything in the Universe has a three-part structure. And every problem in the Universe can be reduced diagrammatically to a triangle. To Pythagoras and his followers, the triangle represented ascension, and the triangle itself, and number three, was the key to all hidden mysteries.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“In Carnac, France there are thousands of megalithic standing stones that are over 6,000 years old, and many of them are in the form of a right triangle, or a Pythagorean triangle. And they were built many thousands of years before Pythagoras. These same geometric relationships of the right triangle have also been found at Avebury and Stonehenge, and you have to ask yourself, does the Pythagorean triangle represent some kind of special extraterrestrial geometry? A geometry of threes?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“The bottom line is that “A” squared plus “B” squared equals “C” squared” applies to the entire Universe. And so, for Pythagoras to come up with this, of course, is extraordinary, but he was not the first.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“We know that Pythagoras got this information from ancient Egypt. And the ancient Egyptians themselves say that this was knowledge from the gods. So, what we have is a situation whereby the ancient Egyptians got this information from a non-human intelligence, from an extraterrestrial source, preserved it in secret for thousands of years. And Pythagoras is really the first one to take it outside of Egypt, and, basically, begin to speak to the world about what it is, what the ancient Egyptians knew about this divine information.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Did Pythagoras really get his knowledge of geometry and its profound connection to the Universe from an otherworldly source?

“Pythagorean triangle may contain wisdom that we still haven’t understood in terms of how physical, terrestrial geometry connects to extraterrestrial domains that may coexist with our own.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Did extraterrestrial visitors provide early humans with advanced mathematical information? Information that would help them unlock the secrets of the Universe? And if so, why? And what is the secret of the number three? Is it a code? Or could it be a gateway to communication with mankind’s alien ancestors? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe further evidence can be found by examining a mysterious artifact, one that could very well change the world.


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