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Arithmetic Relating to the Number 432

In his many years of mythological studieds Joseph Campbell continually came across the number 432 in various catagories and forms {432,000, etc.}. This number was seen in different cultures throughout history, the only relationship being an innate commonality within the mind. Campbell explained this phenomenon as a 'collective' archetype, an inherent aspect within the human psyche, as well as nature as a whole. The following is a composition of various aspects and forms the number 432 takes, and the effects it has in our everyday lives.
The Secret Of Nine

Some interesting arithmetic related to the number 432:

4+3+2=9

9x9=81

1/81 = 12345678

8/81= 98765432

98765432 x 9 = 888888888

12345678 x 9 = 111111111

432x432=186624 (close to the accepted universal constant speed of light)

186624 /9 /9 /9 /9 /9 = 3.16 (similar to the value of pi)

In the so-called "magic number" sequence of the periodic table of elements - 2,8,20,28,50,82,126 = sum = 316 (see immediately above).

12 x 360 = 4320 (link between the number 12 and 432, degrees in a circle, etc.)

The numbers one to 9, arranged in sequence in groups of three:

1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
The middle vertical, horizontal, and both diagonal rows add to 15. The perimeters add to 6, 12, 18, and 24 respectively.

Comment - All is number.

Axiomatic Formulae and Conversions

Circle Area = Pi x Radius x Radius
Circle Circumference = Pi x Diameter
Circle Diameter = Circumference / Pi
Circumference = 360 degrees = 21600 minutes of arc = 1296000 seconds of arc
Circumference of the Earth = (21600 x 6080)/5280 = 24872 E.M. = 21600 N.M.
E.M. = English Mile = 5280 feet
Mile (English/US/E.M.) = 5280 feet = .86842 N.M.
Nautical Mile (N.M.) = 6080 feet = 1 degree of arc = 1.1515 E.M.
N.M. = Nautical Mile = 6080 feet
Pi = 3.1416 = Circumference / Diameter
Pyramid = Pyramids are classified according to the shape of the polygon at the base. Unless otherwise indicated, any pyramid referenced here is a regular quadrangular pyramid (like those at Giza), with a base in the form of a square and with four triangular sides each meeting at a single point (the apex). Each of the sides is a triangle, sometimes called a "face". "Height" is the distance from center of the base to apex; "slant height" is the distance from the center of a side at the base to the apex.
Scales of Measurement Niel Brandt List of various cosmic constants. Metric, so the numbers may not be significant to our interest here (See Egyptian Pyramid Inch). Nonetheless, an interesting reference.
Quantum limit of classical general relativity - 1*10^{-43} - 1*10^{32} Niel Brandt
Old English Measures English Measures

Buckminster Fuller's Tetrahedron and 216
The tetrahedron is the simplest Platonic solid. A regular tetrahedron is the three-dimensional polyhedron formed by four equidistant points in space; or the figure formed by joining the center points of four concentric spheres of equal volume. It has four faces, each of which is an equilateral triangle.

This figure is central to the visionary work of R. Buckminster Fuller. Much more than the inventor of the geodesic dome, his profound ideas are fundamental to an understanding of how the cosmos is built, and why it's built the way it is.

The formula for calculating the height or length of the sides of an equilateral tetrahedron is h(height)=(sqrt(6)/3)*s(length of side). For a tetrahedron of height 12, the length of the sides is 14.6969385, which is the square root of 216.
Synergetics

Comment There are perhaps many other numerical "coincidences" linking Synergetics with the number 432.

Diameters of the Sun and Moon
The diameter of the sun is 864,000 miles (2 x 432). The diameter of the moon is 2160 miles (432 / 2).

Comment - If these measurements were not as they are, we would not experience a total eclipse of the sun. These ratios and numbers, combined with the cycle of the Precession of the Equinoxes of the Earth at 25,920 years (60x432), form an astounding coincidence, at the very least. Despite popular opinion that there may be billions and billions of worlds in the Universe, the odds are billions and billions to one that any such ratios prevail anywhere else.

Di Herculis Blue Binary Precession Anomaly
"DI Herculis is an 8th-magnitude eclipsing binary about 2,000 light years from earth. These two young blue stars are very close---only one fifth the distance from earth to our sun. They orbit about a common center of gravity every 10.55 days. The puzzle is that, as the two stars swing around one another, the axis of their orbit rotates or precesses too slowly. General relativity predicts a precession of 4.27吏�/century, but for DI Herculis the rate is only 1.05吏�/century.
Accentuating the challenge to general relativity is the discovery that a second eclipsing binary, AC Camelopardalis, also violates general relativity in the same way. It seems that wherever gravitational fields are extremely strong and space-time, therefore, highly distorted, general relativity fails."

The elliptical three-body problem (a close binary and a nearby companion, three-dimensional case) has been examined to explain the nature of anomalies in apsidal motion of some close binary systems. Significant discrepancy between the observed and theoretical apsidal motion of DI Herculis possibly results from binary orbit perturbations due to the presence of a third body.
Di Herculis

Comment - One verified exception is sufficient to disprove a supposedly universally applicable theorem.

Egyptian Pyramid Inch
Use of the pyramid inch is attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered that many of the measurements of the pyramid would be in whole numbers if this unit were used. The pyramid inch and sacred cubit are also found as raised images on a red granite plaque at the entrance to the Antechamber of the King's room of the Great Pyramid. The English inch was originally the same as the pyramid inch during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.
Pyramid inches are .0011 longer than our inch, and the sacred cubit is 25 pyramid inches. The pyramid inch = 1.0011 present inches.
Hunkler

Comment - The correspondence between the ancient Egyptian inch and the English foot explains why measurements in feet, rather than some other unit such as meters, reveal the cosmic geometry symbolized by the number 432. Egyptian measurement units were clearly based on a deep understanding of astronomy, geophysics, and mathematical relationships. There are numerous examples supporting this view. See, for example, Height Ratio of the Great Pyramid.

Heart Beat
A healthy, athletic adult at rest has a heart rate of 60 beats to the minute. 60 X 60 minutes X 24 hours = 86,400 beats per day.

Comment - This may be one of the reasons why the number 60 is so common in metrology. It also gives humans a special relationship to the cosmos, in the sense that it links a fundamental physiological property of the human species to the cosmic geometry symbolized by the number 432.

Height Ratio of the Great Pyramid
The height and perimeter of the Great Pyramid are in a ratio of 43,200 to the radius and circumference of the Earth. Take the original height of the pyramid (481.3949 feet) and multiply it by 43,200, the quotient is 3938.685 miles. The modern measurement for the actual polar radius of the Earth (pole to center) is 3949 miles. Also, if you take the perimeter of the pyramid at its base (3023.16 feet) and multiply this number by 43,200 you get 24,734.94, within 170 miles of the equatorial circumference of the Earth (24,902 miles). The error is less than one percent. Furthermore, the length of the base of the Pyramid of Cheops is exactly the distance the Earth rotates at the equator in one half-second of time.

Comment - Civilized Egyptians were considering the nature of the cosmos for going on 5,000 years before the pyramid was built. Our own technical civilization started around the period of the Industrial Revolution, 150 to 200 years ago; and is not focused, by and large, on inquiries into cosmic geometry. The Great Pyramid was clearly designed to embody ages of knowledge of cosmic and mathematical proportion in a single sacred structure that would last for all time. A key number embodied in this structure is 432.

Latitude of Stonehenge
Stonehenge is located at 51 degrees, 10 minutes, 42.35294118 seconds North latitude, and 51 x 10 x 42.3529 = 21,600, i.e. (432 / 2).

Comment - This is either an extraordinary coincidence; or the originators of Stonehenge knew a lot more about astronomy, geophysics, and geometry than they've been given credit for. It was the Greek astronomer Hipparchos (ca. 190 - 125 B.C.) who is credited with covering the sphere of the earth with meridians and parallels. Following the Babylonian method of dividing circles and angles according to the sexagesimal system he created a grid of 360 lines running from the North to the South Pole and 180 lines running parallel to the equator. All this was done, however, thousands of years after the building of Stonehenge.

Precession of the Equinoxes
The Earth's axis is inclined at 23.5 degrees to the plane of its elliptical orbit around the sun. As the Earth rotates it experiences precession, like the wobbling of a top. This wobble causes the direction of the north celestial pole to change in a circular path over time. This motion is called precession of the equinoxes and occurs in a full cycle every 25,920 years (60 x 432).

Comment - In 14,000 A.D. Vega, not Polaris, will be the "North Star".

Qi of Qigong
Influence of The External Qi of Qigong on The Radioactive Decay Rate of 241Am
"The decay rate of a radioactive source is usually extremely stable and cannot be altered even by such physical or chemical processes as high temperature, high pressure, high electromagnetic field, strong acid, or strong base. However our qigong experiments showed that the count rate of 241Am radioactive decay significantly changed while the radioactive 241Am source was being treated by the external qi of qigong emitted by Yan Xin. The amplitude of the change was, on average, about 1 % of the total count rate, but in one instance it reached a maximum of 10 %. The qigong experiments were conducted at ambient temperature and pressure, and the external qi was emitted from a distance of 100 meters to 1900 kilometers. Since no known physical or chemical processes existed in our experiments, except the effect of external qi emitted from long distances, that could cause a change in the decay rate of a radioactive source, we can only attribute the significant changes in the 241Am decay count rate to the effect of Yan Xin's remote qi treatment."

"The 241Am source was an electroplated standard source produced by the Institute of Atomic Energy, Academia Sinica in 1981, with a radioactive intensity of216 uC and an effective diameter of about 2 mm. The source was packed in a source box (25 x 5 cubic m) made of Plexiglas."

"From the third to sixth round of experiments, there were a total of 32 emissions for the four rounds. The emissions were carried out while Yan Xin was conducting qi emitting lectures in the cities of Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Kunming. The time for each qi emission was scheduled by telephone in advance."

Comment - 'Qi' is a Chinese character meaning, literally air, and represents the flowing energy that exists in everything and permeates the universe. "Gong" is another Chinese character signifying the method or practice of understanding or utilizing this energy. Dr. Yan Xin, a Chinese Qi master, has conducted several scientific experiments to verify the effect of Qigong practice on physical processes, including supposedly stable radioactive decay rates (see above). The "emissions" of Qi by Dr. Yan Xin, often from a distance, are apparently correlated with measurable changes to physical processes. Our immediate interest here is on a significant point not obvious in the above referenced articles, namely, that the "emissions" are evidently conducted in sets or rounds, "..32 emissions for the four rounds," etc. The practical practice of mind over matter may depend on an understanding of the Cosmic Key: 432.

Speed of Sound in Granite
The speed of sound through granite rock at room temperature (about 72 degrees) is 12,960 feet per second.

Comment - Sound waves need some type of matter as a carrier. Their speed is affected by the density and temperature of the substance through which they travel. At higher temperatures the speed of sound increases. This particular measurement (3 x 432), ties a primary property of stone to the cosmic geometry symbolized by the number 432. Coupled with the known power of acoustics to modify the physical properties of substances (see, for example acoustic fluidization), this measurement suggests intriguing links between sound, stones, and the number 432. This is of particular interest given the widespread legends and mystery concerning the methods used to construct ancient cyclopean megaliths, in which the acoustic levitation of stones by trumpets, lyres, whistles or songs is often asserted.

Square Root of the Speed of Light
Einstein's famous equation of energy and matter - E=mc2 - leads to one of the most profound instances of the occurrence of the number 432. In the equation, E= energy, m = matter, and c = the universal constant speed of light. The speed of light is generally accepted to be 186,291 miles per second in a vacuum. However, the square of the number 432 is 186,624. If the universal constant speed of light were in fact 186,624, then the number 432 would be the square root of the speed of light. The deviation is small enough be be accounted for by several possibilities:
(1) Variation in our understanding of the length of the "mile", i.e. 5280 feet. See Egyptian Inch, above.
(2) Known anomalies in the theory of general relativity. See Di Herculis.

The Egyptian sacred pyramid inch is .0011 inches longer than our inch. 186,291 (accepted speed of light) x 1.0011 = 186496 or 99.931429 percent of 186,624. The speed of light, if calculated using the slightly longer sacred pyramid inch, is extraordinarily close to the square of 432.

Comment - Presume for a moment that you do not know the speed of light, but are aware of the equation E=mc2. An intuitive scientist who substituted the number 432 for "c" in the equation would be very close, if not precise, in the determination of this universal constant, that is, E=m(432)4. This illustrates the important concept of "reverse engineering" to find unknown quantities and constants by use of the cosmic number 432 and its multiples and divisors.

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