Disk of the World

Constellation ArgoStar SiriusGreat PyramidMinoan GuardsPyramid Geometry
Phaistos Disk Solution = Hidden Patterns     Solution Strategy = Matching Pictographs Connected
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Phaistos Disk Hidden Pattern - Pentagram Inside Heptagon,
Sirius, North Star, Path of Venus


Minoans navigated the Aegean by the stars and the sun.

Connect the 15 matching "Shield" pictographs to reveal a larger, hidden pictograph that seems to be stationary North Star center the circumpolar stars in the spiral and perhaps it represents star Sirius and the seven planets.

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Phaistos Disk, North Star

The "Shield" pictographs that form this pattern also contain a clue to the discovery of it -- just connect the dots. The dots within the Shield pictograph form a hexagon.

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Keys in the Enochian Language

Phaistos Disk Star (1600 B.C.E., above); Keys in the Enochian Language, (1600 C.E., below)

In the Phaistos Disk star above, there is an unconnected dot/shield. Does this show seven planets, Sirius and the sun? Or is that Sirius and Sirius B? The Dogon tribe in Africa somehow knew of Sirius B, the invisible dwarf star companion of Sirius. Perhaps the Minoans also knew of it. Below is the star with the dot connected.

In the Egyptian sense, it is SIRIUS the Dog-Star, the Star or Isis-Sothis. Around it are the Stars of the Seven Planets each with its seven-fold counterchanged operation. (Israel Regardie, The Golden Dawn)

Star Sirius, Phaistos DiskStar Sirius, Phaistos Disk

By connecting this dot, the image reveals the movement and repositioning of the star. It also accommodates the ancient idea of the star Sirius as being a great goddess out of whom is born all of humanity and the physical world. Could this be the Star Sirius inside the seven planets? I think the artist intended the star to be connected two different ways (left and right). One way connects all the pictographs and has one meaning, and the other way leaves one pictograph unconnected, and means something else. Thus, two new pictographs are excavated but I count them as one because they are so similar. One could be star Sirius inside seven planets and the other Sirius and Sirius B. They may also represent the path of Venus and/or North Star.

Regardie, in his quoted commentary above, never saw the image on the Phaistos Disk. He is commenting on these mystery school images below, which come from much later times in history, their origins considered to be very mysterious. In other words, noone knows where they came from but it seems they are the direct descendants of the Phaistos Disk.

Osiris Altar Tomb CeilingTomb Floor
Keys in Enochian LanguagePhaistos Disk

Above left, Osiris altar, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, 20th c.; 2nd left, ceiling of the tomb of Christian Rosenkreuz, 18th c. CE, Roscicrucian; right, floor of the tomb of Christian Rosenkreuz, 18th c. CE, Roscicrucian; bottom left, Keys in the Enochian language, geometry design; bottom right, star of the Phaistos Disk.


I found the mysterious Keys in the Enochian Language searching a book of ancient mysteries, a one-off design until I found it on the Phaistos Disk. I used the Keys design as a guide to connect the star image on the disk. The Keys has a fascinating and very mysterious origin, although it seems to me to have some kind of connection with the Phaistos Disk.

John DeeWhen Queen Mary of England, Bloody Mary, imprisoned her half-sister Elizabeth in a nice country estate, Elizabeth was never sure that she would live to adulthood. In 1551, she met the renowned scholar, traveler and astrologer John Dee (left) and asked him for a horoscope. Dee correctly predicted Elizabeth would rise to a high place in the kingdom and live to old age and Queen Mary would die childless. When Elizabeth gained the throne of England, she made Dee court astrologer and a wealthy man.

In 1581, Dee had an experience in which "there suddenly glowed a dazzling light, in the midst of which, in all his glory stood the great angel, Uriel." Uriel told Dee that if he would obtain a "shewstone" (crystal) and gaze into it, he could communicate with otherworldly beings. Dee complied but he never could see anything, so he hired a series of scryers, all unsuccessful until he hired Edward Kelley, an alchemist and Hermeticist who wrote Theater of Terrestrial Alchemy.

Kelly scryed into a black obsidian disk and said he saw an image in the crystal that hung there while he made a wax copy of it. Dee called the scryed image, "The Keys in the Enochian Language." He said it contained the language of angels and of the inhabitants of the Garden of Eden. Dee and Kelley believed it to be a pre-Hebraic language, which they learned to speak. Kelley would look into the crystal and see a "Spiritual Creature, like a pretty girl of seven or nine years of age." She called herself Madimi, and Dee named one of his daughters after her. The spirit Madimi pointed out to Kelley letters and symbols on the Keys design (beneath the scrying ball), and Kelley relayed the information to Dee.

John Dee and Edward Kelley

The Keys beneath the crystal ball looks like the Phaistos Disk. I think this artist saw my comparison of the disk to the Keys, which has been online since 1997, and made the Keys in this image look like the Phaistos Disk. Perhaps the artists' idea is that the Keys in the Enochian Language is actually the Phaistos Disk brought forward magically and mysteriously by this angel Madimi for Dee and Kelley. That was something I had wondered about as well. Thanks for the feedback :)

Keys in the Enochian Language Linear A Keys in the Enochian Language Strange writing is associated with the Phaistos Disk as well. It was found with a Linear A tablet (left, but not the one actually found with the disk) containing an indecipherable script that is considered to be the precursor to the Linear B script, which has been deciphered. These scripts evolved into the Greek language alphabet. That both these pent/hept symbols, the Keys and the disk, would involve indecipherable scripts is another commonality they share. Resemblances are obvious on comparison of the symbols on the Keys in the Enochian Language with the symbols of Linear A (left), although it seems neither advances the other in terms of my understanding of what they mean. Maybe someone else would have better luck.

Did Edward Kelley know about the Phaistos Disk? Not possible. Did he know about Minoan Crete? Not possible. Did he scry back in time and see the Phaistos Disk? Possibly. Did a mysterious etheric presence appear and import the Phaistos Disk image to them? Possibly. As for whether Minoan Crete could be considered the Garden of Eden, maybe so. Many people think it was Atlantis. And Linear A qualifies as a pre-Hebraic language. Will Linear "A" ever be deciphered? Will the Keys in the Enochian Language ever be understood? It is all very mysterious indeed.

At Phaestus we find a kind of prehistoric printing: the hieroglyphs of a great disk unearthed there from Middle Minoan III strata are impressed upon the clay by stamps, one for each pictograph; but here, to add to our befuddlement, the characters are apparently not Cretan but foreign; perhaps the disk is an importation from the East. (Will Durant referencing two writers, G. Glotz, Aegean Civilization, 1925, and Jas. Baikie, Sea-Kings of Crete, 1926.)


Is the legendary Argothic Language portrayed on the tablet (above) as Linear A? The Argothic Language (Langue Argotique, Language of the Argos) is said to be the Secret Language of Jason and the Argonauts. Perhaps there is a clue here as to the origin of Linear A when wordplaying the name Jason to Jesus. By those correlations, the language may be the "language of the angels."

Argothic Language, which may have been a type of picture writing, might have involved the Constellation Argos and other ships of the sky (constellations) that seem to be revolving around the Pole Star and along the ecliptic. As the stars spin overhead, they create relative positions that were plotted by seafaring Minoans in Crete. Many of these became the constellations we know today. Mariners at Phaistos, Crete, probably dotted the location of each star and connected the dots with lines. The intersecting lines were an invisible matrix in space. From this matrix came the constellations and the mariners' ability to predict the movement of the stars.

Perhaps from this matrix came the secret language, a mariners' language based on the movement of stars, star groups, and constellations, that developed from their special knowledge and that perhaps they wore as skin tattoos. If so, this language, derived from early nautical methods of keeping time and location while on the Aegean, is a dead language in the most literal sense. It perhaps was written as skin tattoos worn by Minoan sailors, and when they died, it died with them. This could explain why no archaeological evidence of it can be found save the Phaistos Disk, on which it was preserved.

But the perishable nature of the materials on which picture-writing, having for most part only a temporary value, was usually wrought has been fatal to the survival of primitive European pictographs on any large scale. If we had before us the articles of bark and hide and wood of early man in this quarter of the globe or could still see the TATTOO marks on his skin we should have a very different idea of the part once played by picture-writing on European soil. As it is, it is right that the imagination should supply the deficiency of existing evidence. (Sir Arthur Evans, Cretan Pictographs and Prae-Phoenician Script)

Perhaps the Argothic Language was perceived as a gift from the gods who were also perceived to be residents of stars overhead if not the stars themselves. The language of the stars was divinely given to the Argonauts, but only the mariners could understand it - the language of the skin tattoos was the language of the stars - and they could, as a result of this great gift, navigate the ocean. They could also keep track of daytime hours, nighttime hours, and the day and month if they had a version of the Phaistos Disk with them, a clay disk baked so hard that the spray of salt water could not destroy it.

ArgoTherefore, the Argothic Language was not a spoken language, not a written language, but was perhaps a picture writing language worn on the skin - as in the stars, so on the skin. It was a language that defined the wearer as an Argonaut, a divine sailor bound to that which is above and that which is below - the ships of the stars on the rolling waves of Oceanus.


SunflowerFlower of Life

The Sunflower pictograph at the center of Side 1 on the Phaistos Disk may indicate influences of Egyptian theology on Minoan ideas. An identical flower pictograph is seen on this fragment of an Egyptian limestone relief. This Flower of Life is protected by the goddess Mut, a vulture-version of the goddess Isis, whose image Egyptians placed in tombs to protect the dead in their embryonic state of re-birth into the afterlife. Above Mut are the stars representing Sirius, the five-pointed star seen on the Phaistos Disk.

Star Sirius, Phaistos DiskStarlight

The Phaistos Disk star may be Sirius, seen in this Egyptian drawing in which it emanates a power through the connection with Horus that allows the soul of the mummy to fly to the star.

Phaistos DIsk Star

Phaistos Disk pictograph, ShieldPhaistos Disk Star Animation showing locations of the Shield pictographs

I believe that the Greek people need scholars like you to reclaim the systematic destruction of our history and contribution to mankind. So I thank you. (Nick Kallianiotis)


Phaistos DiskAs we look at Sirius, we are looking at the future of our own solar system. And everything that ever happened in and around that star is contained within the light that escapes from it, bringing us the knowledge of the creation of the universe. Contained within its light is that knowledge and those values of creation and destruction. If starlight can inform us, then Sirius is sending us a mountain of data about the universe and the world around us. Thanks to our chakra system, we can receive the enlightening data.

Canis MajorSirius, a blue-white star 34 times brighter than our sun, with 8 times the mass, is 8.8 light years or 2.7 parsecs away in Canis Major (as seen on the Phaistos Disk right, revealed when the 5Boat Boat signs are connected with lines and resembling the prow of a boat, with Sirius at the point).

Sirius is traveling at unbelievable speeds and heading straight for us. If any star in the sky is our destiny, it is Sirius. It has two dwarf stars as companions, Sirius B (Horus) and Sirius C. The image, above left, shows Sirius B circled in red. The image just above that one shows the unconnected shield beside the big star, which might be Sirius B as discerned by the ancient Egyptians. Sirius is half a million times farther away than our sun.

In 1718, the astronomer Edmund Halley compared the position of Sirius with the position of background stars in the same field of view over time and discovered that it had moved. Beginning in 1834, the mathematician Friedrich Besel measured the exact position of Sirius night after night and discovered that Sirius does not travel in a straight line; it wobbles. He surmised that the wobble was caused by an invisible companion, Sirius B, orbiting around the star once every 50 years. The companion is a white dwarf star, a 'dead' star, as the astronomers say. Our sun will become a 'dead' star 5 billion years from now.

To find Sirius, first find the North Star Polaris which is directly north. Then, turn full around 180 degrees to face the south. Looking up you cannot miss Orion. It is a big constellation made up of bright stars of different colors. Identifying Orion is achieved by looking for three similar stars in a row which are Orion's belt. Follow the line of Orion's belt to the left to find the bright glow of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. At magnitude -1.5, Sirius is often mistaken for a planet but is rather a blue-white main sequence star (like I know what that means :-). Anyway, my experiments have found (just kidding) that its surface temperature of over 10,000 K, its luminosity 22 times that of the Sun, and its distance of only 8.8 light years from Earth make it the brightest star. (This is just general knowledge found on the net in a million places that I either cut and paste or paraphrased.)

"The evidence as a whole however clearly pointed to Crete as the principal source of these hieroglyphic forms, and I therefore determined to follow up my investigations on Cretan soil. Landing at Candia early in March 1894, I made my way round the whole centre and East of the island, including the mountainous districts of Ida and Dikta, the extensive central plain of Messara and the sites of over twenty ancient cities. The number of relics illustrative of the prehistoric periods of Cretan culture that I was thus able to collect was surprisingly great, and in particular the evidence daily accumulated itself of the very important part played by the Mycenaean form of civilization in Cretan story. And, in what regarded the more special object of my quest, my researches were well rewarded by the discovery in situ of traces of a prae-Phoenician system of writing in the island, of which two distinct phases were perceptible, one pictorial and hieroglyphic, the other linear and quasi-alphabetic." (Cretan Pictographs and Prae-Phonecian Script Arthur J. Evans, M.A., F.S.A.)


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 366-Day 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
     Astronomer-Artist | 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 Year-Old Animation
Page 29 - Phaistos Disk Clay Pictographs
Page 30 - Emerald Table of Hermes Trismegistus

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1600 BCE, Crete
Phaistos Disk
Phaistos Disk My exact tracing
of the Phaistos Disk
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Overlap the two sides at the matching line segments
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My exact tracing
of the Phaistos Disk, pictographs removed
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My exact tracing
of the Phaistos Disk with pictographs
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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, Constellation Argo
Phaistos Disk, Pentagram, Heptagram
Phaistos Disk, Geometry
Phaistos Disk, Interior Great Pyramid
Phaistos Disk, Sacred Cave
Phaistos Disk, Right Triangle
Phaistos Disk, Great Pyramid Geometry
Phaistos Disk, Great Pyramid Geometry
Phaistos Disk, Cone
Phaistos Disk, Inverted Pyramid
Phaistos Disk, Inverted Pyramid
Phaistos Disk, Octahedron


Phaistos Disk Pictographs Tattoo Language?

Sunflower Sailor Oar
Runner Spindle Maze
Thistle Tree Golden Fleece
Shield Headdress Crossroad
Telescope Horn Vulture
Hat Pyramid Isis/Rhea
Bird Yoke Hoof
Boat Fish
Crab Grass Starseed
Casket Baby Fingers
Pig Wave
Warrior Dog Lioness
Lion roar Temple Ivy
Hoe Ram Cave
Plant Fork Shell
Pitcher Saw Axe
Pyramid Child









Disk of the World