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Figure 1. Parmasayika Grid

This universal vital principle, "Brahma", which comes forth from the center as the lotus flower extending itself into 3 dimensional space-time, is pure cotisciousness projecting itself into form according to mathematical relationships and harmonies. This projection can take on individual and physical form like a tree or a person, or it can be a group form like a business, a school or even an essentially non-physical thought form like a financial market. That group form is composed of all of the thought, work, energy and activity of any kind that is connected with that particular pattem of form. Hence, soybeans and charts of soybean behavior are graphical representation of the conglomerate of thought energy about soybeans, expressed as price behavior and driven by buying and selling, or hope and fear as Gann put it, craving and aversion in the Buddhas terms. Financial markets then, are barometers of mass human consciousness, and soybean charts are maps of the motion or activity of human soybean consciousness as it progresses through time.

Changes in a particular form or entity occur as a result of the sum of the effects of all energies internal and extemal as they relate to or influence that form. In seeking to forecast the financial markets, one must develop some understanding of the forces that effect the form and how they operate, so that one can anticipate changes through knowing their causes. Various techniques of market analysis represent certain perspectives of perception of these influences and the reactions to them of a particular thought pattem, like soybeans. Thus, price charts of the financial markets are representations of xmiversal forces as expressed through the medium of human consciousness concentrated in a particular pattem. This is what is meant by the universal vital principle, "Brahma," which extends itself through every human, plant, animal, insect, planet, and cell, throughout everything in the cosmos, for it is the principle of action in the Now, the Verb which is the Function, which determines the nature of these particular pattems of Form existent in the manifest universe.

In The Hindu Temple, Stella Kramrisch presents the ground plan for Hindu temples since ancient Vedic times, called the Vastupurusamandala (Figure 2), again our Square of 9, defining it as, "the place for the meeting and marriage of heaven and earth, where the

whole world is present in terms of measure, and is accessible to man..." She explains that its essential form is a square which, "can be converted into a triangle, a hexagon, octagon and circle of equal area and retain its symbolism..." Sounds strikingly similar to Ganns Coffee Rio, Hexagon, and 360 Degree Charts. She further explains that, "the Vastu of 64 squares is meant for the construction of shrines and for worship by Brahmanas, and the Vastu of 81 squares is for the construction of other buildings and for worship on behalf of kings." Here with the 8 x 8 square, we discover Ganns Square of 4, the inner square ofthe Square of 8, as the altemative to the Square of 9, perhaps giving us an explanation for Gann"s use of 8 x 8 grid paper for his charts. Kramrisch continues, "the square of the Vastupurusamandala is divided into small squares and in diagonals.. .their points of intersection are the vital parts and tender spots (marma) of the site.. .these must not be hurt or interfered with...", Ganns familiar crosses forming the "hot spots" on the Square of 9.

Figure 2 Vastupurusamandala


However, we may still wonder what exactly these sensitive "marma" points are measuring; how is this "marriage of heaven and earth" quantified? An ancient Hindu architectural text dedicates its wisdom, "for the pleasure of the astronomers and astrologers, as it has been transmitted from Brahma to our days through an unbroken series of sages. Building is begun under favorable stars. They are consulted when the ground is taken possession of and when the rite of depositing the Germ of the temple is performed. The regents of the planets and the stars have their allocation in the diagram ofthe temple and their images are carved on its walls. By them are regulated the measurement of the whole building and its parts; the life of the donor, and the age of the temple too. The temple is built in the likeness of the universe and is its reduced image,"

Growth within the builders grid ensues from a specific point of birth, and exactly at the point when the seed is germinated and growth initiated, the planets and stars are carved

into their positions on the walls of the grid. On the walls of Ganns grid we find the 360 circle ofthe zodiac, marking the motions of the planets and stars, and the birth point is likewise an essential key for Gann, for it is the beginning point of the number count in the square, and essential for casting a proper natal chart. The Square of 9 is an instrument which calculates the mathematical measure of the growth of a form from a germination point, and correlates the motion or growth of that form with the astronomical and astrological influences goveming it, allowing the analyst to read the stages of and influences upon the development of the Stupa, lotus, form or market,

Daniel Ferrera in his new course. The Gann Pyramid: Square of Nine Essentials, beautifully describes the various functions of the Square of 9 as a mathematical and astronomical calculator. He also points out that the Square of 9 is not to be perceived in only its two-dimensional perspective, but as a pyramid, spiraling from the center around and down to the outer ring at the base of the pyramid. This ties in nicely with our understanding of natural growth and its relationship to the extension of Brahma through the lotus, temple or market. Manifest form projects itself into the three dimensions of space and time in the form of a three-dimensional conic, not a two-dimensional spiral. Therefore we should perceive Ihe growth of our form taking on extension in the Z-pIane forming a vortex, whirlpool, or conic spiral as it rotates through the mathematical grid of planetary and stellar influences.

India is not the only ancient civilization to have possessed this subtle wisdom. Again, in Ancient Egypt we find the same design built into the ground plan of the Great Pyramid, probably the oldest surviving structure on Earth, dated by recent research to perhaps earlier than 10,000 B.C.E., and theorized by some to be the last remnant of the legendary Atlantis. Schwaller de Lubicz, one of the greatest thinkers ofthe 2o" century, Pythagorean, alchemist, and egyptologist demonstrates in his monumental work. The Temple of Man, that the Square of Eight & Nine form the backbone of the Egyptian canevas about which he says, "The mentality of the Ancients is geometric (Functional), and, in Egypt, it always refuses the scholarly form that substitutes the mental concept for the graphic means..,[this] allows us to place canon, architecture, and calculation on a sort of "backdrop" that we call the canevas, the grid pattern of squares used by the Bauhutte [masons guild] of the temple builders." Of the importance of the Square of 8 and 9 grid relationship, Schwaller says, "These two lengths, 8 and 9, are related to musical harmony and are the very heart of the hieratical pavement. This is the tone in music and also the ratio between the diameter of a disk and the side of a square of the same surface area. The sum of 8 and 9 is 17, the famous number of Jabir [the famous Arabic alchemist ofthe 8 century CE,]. It is associated with 28 and is the key number for the "balance" (mizan, measure of balance)." Not su risingly, this same "hieratical pavement" also forms the basis of the labyrinth floor designs ofthe Gothic cathedrals of Chartres and Reims.

Schwaller shows how this canevas is integrated into all Egyptian art & architecurre, most particularly the Temple of Luxor, a second millennium B.C.E. temple built by Amenhotep III, father of the enigmatic heretic Akhnaten, to whom the Rosicrucian Order traces the origin of their secret society. Schwaller considers the Luxor Temple one of the structures in Egypt, calling it the "Temple of Man" because it contains within its

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