PHAISTOS DISK INSPIRED ARTICLE
EMERALD TABLE OF HERMEST TRISMEGISTUS GEOMETRY DESCENDANT OF THE PHAISTOS DISK
Page 1  THE EMERALD TABLE? CONTAINMENT OF GEOMETRICAL ARRANGEMENTS
Geometry is like a spiritual component of the physical world because it exists in potentia
and is "invoked" like spirit when we begin connecting points with lines. Knowing these religious sciences as well as s/he did, the creator of the Phaistos Disk (Daedalus?) might have conceived of this clever way to invoke images, by connecting pictographs (dots) with lines, that was both astounding to those who saw it and instructive as well. Most likely, the creator of the disk was highly educated in the study of containment of geometrical arrangements, their relationship to numbers (below), and the development of "method of exhaustion."
Method of exhaustion shows how to 'exhaust' the area of a circle by means of an inscribed polygon; if we successively
double the number of sides in the polygon, we will eventually reduce the difference between the area of the polygon (known) and the area of the
circle (unknown) to the point where it is smaller than any magnitude we choose. This method made it possible to calculate the area of a circle to
any desired degree of accuracy; with a little further development, it could be used to calculate the area within (or under) other curves as well
and to calculate the area bounded by certain spirals, and the surface area and volume of a sphere.
(David C. Lindberg, The Beginnings of Western Science, pp.88, 89)
The method of exhaustion was probably borrowed by Euclid from his predecessor Eudoxus, (Ibid)
(400355 BCE), a Greek astronomer and mathematician credited with this inventive method of calculating proportion. The Phaistos Disk,
containing the geometry of a pentagram inside a heptagon (the big star Sirius), seems to show exhaustion in use 1200
years before Eudoxus.
The number philosophy, shown in the table below, makes of a circle, in the mystical sense and in terms of mysticism of a
much later period, an alchemical vessel, a Mixing Bowl, in which can be seen and analyzed the alchemical stages in the action of the Absolute
in differentiating Self into a phenomenal universe through geometry. Each alchemical stage is introduced with 113 of the 13 precepts of the
Emerald Table of Hermes Trismegistus, a legendary alchemical enigma and text puzzle from a much later period in history. Various cultures
claim to have discovered the Emerald TableTabula Smaragdina. In one account of discovery, Alexander the Great found the table in the
tomb of Hermes (Thoth). In another account, Sarah the wife of the biblical Abraham, found the entombed Hermes holding in his hands his table.
Alternately, the precepts may have been written in Syriac.
These precepts of Hermes were cherished with a kind of religious fervour by the adepts (of alchemy), who looked
upon them as summarising in a concealed form the fundamental secrets of alchemy and of the Philosopher's Stone.
(John Read, F.R.S., From Alchemy to Chemistry)
In this geometry theology, ultimate reality is numerical, number is the key to the universe, and triangles are the
fundamental building blocks of the cosmos; therefore, geometry is sacred. Included in the table are the precepts of Hermes.
The number One The Point within the Circle
"I speak not fictitious things, but that which is certain and true." 
The number Two Diameter The Cross within the Circle
"What is below is like that which is above, and that which is above is like that
which is below, to accomplish the miracles of one thing." 
The number Three Triangle The Hearth of the
Universe "And as all things are produced by the one word of one Being, so all
things were produced from this one thing by adaptation." 
The number Four The Square
within the Circle "Its father is the Sun, its mother the Moon; the wind carries it in its belly,
its nurse is the earth." 
The number Five Pentagon, pentagram "It is the father of perfection
throughout the world." 
The number Six Hexagon, hexagram "The power is vigorous if it be
changed into earth." 
The number Seven Heptagon, heptagram
"Separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, acting prudently and
with judgment." 
The number Eight Octagon, octagrams
"Ascend with the greatest sagacity from the earth to heaven, and then again
descend to the earth, and unite together the powers of things superior and things inferior. Thus you will obtain the glory of the whole world, and
obscurity will fly far away from you." 
The number Nine Enneagon, enneagrams "This has more fortitude than
fortitude itself, because it conquers every subtle thing and can penetrate every solid. 
The number Ten Dekagon, dekagrams
"Thus was the world formed." 
The number Eleven Endekagon, endekagrams
"Hence proceed wonders, which are here established." 
The number Twelve Dodekagon, the dodekagrams "Therefore, I am called
Hermes Trismegistus, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world." 
Precept 13. "That which I had to say concerning the operation of the sun is completed."
Geometry seems to have originated with the study of the vertexvortex and involved,
preeminently, the triangle and its uses in describing the properties of a circle and the geometry of the sphere for use in astronomy. Traditionally, we
attribute this knowledge to the ancient Egyptians and credit them with the early work in geometry that involves this science of containment
of geometrical arrangements. But to attribute all this knowledge to the Egyptians and to say that the Minoans had no knowledge of this, or
were not major contributors to this early geometry, is to deny their brilliance and creative genius, which no rightminded person would do
that took the time to look at the rest of their mighty civilization. The Phaistos Disk proves the Minoan's accomplishments in this science.
The properties of a circle are described efficiently by pi, 3.1416.
The symbol for pi on the Phaistos Disk might be the "Y" sign, repeated 3 times on Side 1. The short line of the symbol is the radius (r) of a
circle and the long line is the diameter (d). The ratio of the circumference of a circle (c) to its diameter (d=2r) is a constant number called pi,
which equals c divided by 2r+3.1416. 2r with a vertex is a triangle = 3. A lingering association with the number 14 of 3.1416 could come from
Egyptian mythology, in which the god Typhon, out pig hunting (2nd left) with his dogs (3rd left),
chopped his brother Osiris into 14 pieces with an axe (4th right).
The Egyptian goddess Isis found all the pieces of Osiris that
Typhon had scattered, except for his "generative member." Unfortunately, it was eaten by the Nile crab and the "sharpsnout" fish.
As a result, the crab and the sharpsnout were venerated by the Egyptian priests and declared taboo to eat, along with the pig that ate some
other pieces of Osiris. The crab appears once on Side 1, the sharpsnout appears four times in Side 2 and twice on Side 1, and the pig once on side 1.
The tsunami also hit the coast of Egypt, which might explain why the crab and the sharpsnout are on seen swirling in the spirals of the Phaistos Disk.
The four sharpsnout fishes on side 1, when connected, produce an image like a "sharpsnout fish triangle" (right), which may be
indicative of the Minoan reinterpretation of the sharpsnout symbol.
In this geometry theology,
the triangle is "sacred" because it represents the "plain of truth," the "hearth of the universe" and thesisantithesissynthesis. In mysticism of a
much later time, gnosis (knowledge of holy things) is beyond reach unless one's feet have crossed the "plain of truth," meaning the study of Sacred
Geometry and the triangle, particularly the magic 345 triangle, the perfect right triangle (left), revealed by connecting
the 3 Daedalus Wings of Icarus pictographs on side 1 of the Phaistos Disk (2nd left).
The sacred 60 is also significant because long before 1600 BCE the 60system of counting was used by the Mesopotamians, who were
avid astronomers as were the Egyptians. The application of the sexagesimal (60system) system in astronomy was continued by Greek and Hindu
astronomers until about 500 CE. Since most of the constellation names originated in Crete and Greece, it is safe to say that because of the
symbols on the disk and the knowledge of the use of the 60system by Greek astronomers much later, the 60system was employed by the Minoans
in their astronomical calculations. The three 60'sthe 60 soul types of the vertexvortex, the 60 of the 345 triangle (3x4=12x5=60), and
the 60system of counting in astronomyare inseparable syncretisms, in terms of symbolisms found on the disk.
And they (crocodiles of the Nile) lay sixty [eggs] and hatch them out in as many days, and the longestlived of them
live as many yearswhich is the first of the measures for those who treat systematically of celestial [phenomena].
(Timaeus of Plato, in ThriceGreatest Hermes, G.R.S. Mead, Vol.3, p.198)
That is (re: the celestial phenomena), presumably, either the 60 of the Chaldaeans, or the 3x4x5 of the 'most perfect'
triangle of the Mathematici. (Israel Regardie, The Golden Dawn)
The most perfect triangle, the right triangle, "has its perpendicular [side] of 'three', its base of 'four,' and its
hypotenuse of 'five...' (The Cosmopolite in Les Mystere des Cathedrales, Fulcanelli;)
And one might conjecture the Egyptians [also revered] the fairest of triangles, likening the nature of the universe
especially to this... (Regardie)
The Egyptians, millennia before Pythagoras, employed the magic 345 triangle of the Pythagorean Theorem, c2=a2+b2.
The result, 25, was the number of letters in the Egyptian alphabet. (W. Marsham Adams in Mead)
And five makes a square equal to the number of letters among Egyptians, and a period of as many years as the Apis lives.
(Mead)
Again, by the relative position of its (the ibis') legs to one another, and [of those] to its beak, it forms an equilateral triangle...
(Wallace Budge in Mead)
Not only the number 60 but also the number five was sacred because it symbolized the hypotenuse of the "perfect" 345 triangle,
the right triangle of the Pythagorean Theorem, divinized on the Phaistos Disk 1200 years or so before Pythagoras proved it.
For the 'three' is the first 'odd' and perfect; while the 'four' is square from side 'even' two; and the 'five'
resembles partly its father and partly its mother, being composed of 'three' and 'two.' (Plutarch in Mead, Vol.1, p.234)
We must, accordingly, compare its (right triangle) perpendicular to male, its base to female, and its hypotenuse to the offspring of
both; and [conjecture] Osiris as its source, Isis as receptacle, and Horus as result. (Plutarch in Mead, Vol.1, p.234)
And panta [all] is only a slight variant of pente [five]; and they (the Egyptians) call counting pempasasthai [reckoning by fives].
(Plutarch in Mead, Vol.1, p.234)
Page 1  Antique Science of Containment 
Many Hidden Patterns
Page 2  The Tablet 
Who Created It? 
How to Solve It
Page 3  Constellation Argo  The Ferry 
Khufu Ship 
Rope Truss Argo Sails Backwards for 2,300 Years!
Page 4  North Star 
Enochian Language Linear "A" for Argothic? 
Egyptian Influences
Page 5  Great Pyramid Exterior
Page 6  Pyramid Interior 
Pyramid Goddess Archaeoastronomy Site 
Vault Technology
Page 7  Minoan Warriors
Page 8  Apex and Base Minoan Symbols for Star and Constellation
Page 9  Pyramid Geometry
Page 10  Maze Solution 
Phi Spiral
Page 11  Conclusion 
Unidentified Patterns 
Ships of the Sky
Page 12  Minoan Calendars 
Minoan LuniSolar Calendar Minoan Zodiac Stellar Calendar 
Minoan Sothic Calendar Minoan 366Day Year Calendar
Page 13  Brilliant Lost World
Page 14  Origins of the Phaistos Disk 
How Was it Made?
Page 15  Evans Pictographs
Page 16  Pictographs Numbered 
Entire Inscription
Page 17  It's Full of Stars!  Hoax Defense  Infamous Letter Wrong Motivation  Conclusion
Page 18  Galileo on Philosophy  The Crater of the Whorl Remembering the Whorl  Planeism Tree of Life The Arktype Astrology  Waking Whorl and Dream Whorl
Page 19  The Phaistos Disk!  Hidden Patterns  Emerald Table AstronomerArtist  As Above, So Below  Planeism
Page 20  Crete Invents Modern Astrology Sexigesimal System  Phi Spiral  Astronomical Ages Birthing Stone of Zeus  Watcher Unseen
Page 21  Phaistos Disk Color Animations
Page 22  Phaistos Disk Maze of Daedalus Daedalus, Cunning Artificer  Palace of Knossos Daedalus Invents Images
Page 23  Animated Geometry
Page 24  Shield of Achilles
Page 25  Great Pyramid on the Phaistos Disk
Page 26  Constellation Argo Sail Backwards for 2,300 Years
Page 27  North Star, Sirius, the Planets and Stars
Page 28  3,600 YearOld Animation
Page 29  Phaistos Disk Clay Pictographs
Page 30  Emerald Table of Hermes Trismegistus
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PHAISTOS DISK SIDES 1 AND 2 1600 BCE, Crete
My exact tracing of the Phaistos Disk with pictographs color coded
Overlap the two sides at the matching line segments
My exact tracing of the Phaistos Disk,
pictographs removed
My exact tracing of the Phaistos Disk with pictographs
The artist(s) of the disk puzzle populated the spirals with pictographs as place holders for the hidden large pictographs (patterns), revealed when the matching pictographs are connected with lines, as in connecting points with lines in geometry and stars with lines in astronomy to produce constellations.
PHAISTOS DISK SOLUTION BY CLAIRE GRACE WATSON, B.A., M.S.T.

PHAISTOS DISK BRIDGING THE WORLDS FANTASY INTERVIEW WITH SIR ARTHUR EVANS MINOAN WORLD ON A DISK PHOTO TOUR OF CRETE NAME OF THE FISHGOD COLLAGE ART STORE
