Mar 26, 2015

Archimedes Speaks

I’ve become a student again. I’ve enrolled in the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology, the venerable mail order college of yacht design founded in 1930. Little did I know that the study of yacht design (from the Dutch “yaght, via the noun jagen - “to hunt”) would cause sync revelations.

The modern science of naval architecture is founded upon the Archimedes Principle. Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) is the Greek mathematician who, among other wonders, discovered how to measure an object’s density (in this case a votive crown of Hiero of Syracuse).

I'm your golden crown hero!
The exclamation of Eureka! attributed to Archimedes is the state motto of California. In this instance the word refers to the discovery of gold near Sutter's Mill in 1848 which sparked the California Gold Rush. ~wikipedia

When you consider that a boat is a model of the human psyche, one half submerged in subconscious waters and the other half in the air of consciousness, perhaps it’s not so strange. The ancient Egyptians saw the parallels in Ra’s solar boat, so it is a very old metaphor.

Every boat has a Load Water Line (L.W.L.), which is the dividing line between above and below. “As above, so below”, says Hermes Trismegistus, which is why a still pond is a metaphor for the divine mirror of the conscious/subconscious mind. Twins represent this state of duality, often depicted as one good and one evil. Jesus/Satan, Enlil/Enki, Captain America/Hitler, Batman/Joker, McFly/Tannen, Horus/Set. This pyschic “yacht” is also the basis for the myth of Narcissus.

The science of naval architecture is obsessed with finding and quantifying the L.W.L. Rightly so, because an overloaded boat is no longer seaworthy, and will sink, or drown.

I became familiar with the term “underwater” with regards to housing loans during 2008. If a house is worth less on the open market than the amount of the remaining mortgage, it is said to be underwater. The house (boat), is overloaded with debt until the loan “shark” eats the boat. Note the shark gets fat off the shipwrecks.

Besides yacht design, the other school I’ve enrolled in this winter is the school of unseemly banking practices, by reading The Creature From Jekyll Island, among others. In a nutshell, economic slavery is induced by the compound interest of loans, AKA usury.

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today!

I don’t think that this is a coincidence. That Archimedes discovered how to measure the true value of a golden crown, and that Eureka! is the slogan of the gold rush. In banking, money is “liquidity”. The spice must flow, and it always flows from the debtor to the lender.

The borrower is servant to the lender

16th-century illustration of Archimedes in the bath. Hot tub time machine.
In algebra, I learned how to substitute one symbol for another: X = a+b, and in sync, I’m learning to do this in a quantum mechanics/poetic way.

It occurs to me that L = $ = G, with L=load, $=debt and G = guilt.

In other words, load to a boat is like debt to a house is like guilt to the psyche.

Much of the Christian religion is devoted to “saving” which has a nice financial corollary as well. The Jesus Saving and Loan Co. says “No debt too big, No guilt too heavy!” All you have to do is sign up (declare Jesus as your underwriter). This may also be the origin of the “walking on water” myth.

Jesus walks on water because he is debt/guilt/sin free.

The Egyptian myths of the contests between Horus and Set even include a yacht race.

Being suddenly fascinated with the word Eureka!, I discovered the Syfy series Eureka:

Inhabited almost entirely by scientific geniuses, most residents of Eureka work for Global Dynamics – an advanced research facility responsible for the development of nearly all major technological breakthroughs since its inception. Each episode featured a mysterious accidental or intentional misuse of technology, which the town sheriff, Jack Carter, solved with the help of town scientists.

Season 4, episode 1 is Founder’s Day, and it involves time travel back to the founding of Eureka in 1947. Eureka was founded by Albert Einstein, who said:

Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.
Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.
Compound interest is the greatest mathematical discovery of ALL TIME.

"Ladies and gentlemen, as mayor of Hill Valley, it gives me great pleasure to dedicate this clock to the people of Hill County. May it stand for ALL TIME!”

Time = Money

For the love of money is the root of all evil

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