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A Glimmer of Light From the Eye of a Giant: Tabular Evidence of a Monument in Harmony with the Universe Spiral-bound – June 28, 2000
About the Author
Serving as a merchant seaman in his late teens during the height of World War II, and later sailing as a deck officer in the early post-war era, provided the author with a keen perception and a first understanding of the mechanics of the universe. His early seagoing training in navigation had raised in him the desire to gain a greater knowledge of the world he lived in. During the 60's Turbeville obtained two degrees in Physics and began an academic career of management, teaching, and research at the University of South Florida. In the 70's, he received funding from the Federal Seagrant Program for the developement of an oil spill recovery concept for which patents were later issued. This work also provided the opportunity to spend a year as an invited research associate with SINTEF at the University of Trondheim in Norway. By the mid 80's Turbeville had moved from Florida to the North Carolina mountains in the first step toward early retirement. This moved him out of the "big city" and into a more peaceful environment, one that would be conducive to other kinds of creative activity. From the fall of 89 through the spring of 91 Turbeville taught at the University of Western North Carolina on a part-time basis as he began to settle into a slower pace of life.
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The Great Pyramid - Khufu The mystery that surrounds the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is legendary and the differences between truth and legend become less certain as we travel back through the mist of time. It is the most studied and written about monument on the face of the Earth, and it is not my intention to add more verbiage to the vast collection of literature already available on the subject. It is my intention however, to show that the tables developed and presented here were inspired by the mathematical symmetry found in nature, and for some mysterious reason, contain the most precise measurements ever made of the major dimensions of the Great Pyramid Khufu. Only after I began to probe the symmetry and mirror image properties of the tables did I begin to wonder, "might similar tables have existed before the Great Pyramid was built? Do they contain data or guidelines that might have been used by ancient artisans and architects?"
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Of the tables he tells us they were the result of playing with the numbers generated by the famous Fibonacci sequence. This numerical sequence is reflected in the natural organic growth process of plants and has been found, oddly enough, to be present within the geometry of the Great Pyramid. The tables generated their own intriguing sequences and patterns of symmetry and, like the original Fibonacci series, they repeatedly generated numbers reflected in the exact measurements of the Great Pyramid. If that were the extent of what the Turbeville Tables revealed that would be intriguing enough. However there was more. Turbeville writes:
"Other numbers that continually reoccur in the tables represent physical earth measurements of such things as size, density, angular velocity and rotational energy, or harmonics thereof."
Turbeville has apparently discovered something new under the sun. Or has he? While it may be new to us, as we stumble along seeking answers to the mysteries of the universe within the current scientific paradigm, the implications of the stunning correlations discovered by Turbeville suggest the possibility that he has rediscovered something that was known to the ancients but which was lost over the millennia. What we may have here is an archaeological find uncovered without ever having weilded a single stroke of pick-ax or shovel.
A complete review of this extraordinary little book would be remiss to not mention what Turbeville, a man with two degrees in physics, would probably just as soon not have to have mentioned himself. Yet he didn't really have much choice since this element played a large part in his discovery. That element is the concept of "synchronicity". Synchronicity is, simply put,a special catagory of "coincidence" identified by the degree of "meaningfulness" to the experiencer and often by the sheer improbability of the coincidence having occurred by mere chance in the first place. A number of leading synchronistic events occurred to the author leading up to and during the time of the work presented in the book. In some strange way, these events appear to be linked to the work itself and may have significant implications in regard to the deeper, and in this reviewer's opinion, the cosmic/universal nature of Turbeville's discoveries.
Lest one be tempted to dismiss such notions out of hand it would be instructional to note that this concept of synchronicity has, for some time now, been finding its way into the writings of scientists researching the area known as quantum physics. For example, two of the world's most highly respected physicists, David Bohm and Karl Pribram, have postulated the idea, based on quantum physics research, that the universe may actually be a hologram of sorts. Science writer, Michael Talbot, in his book The Holographic Universe (1991) discusses this idea in depth and notes that the phenomenon we call synchronicity may be a function of the way the universe is constructed. Talbot quotes physicist, Wolfgang Pauli, who, in a discussion of what is known in physics as "non-local quantum effects", says such effects "are indeed a form of synchronicity in the sense that they establish a connection - more precisely a correlation - between events for which any form of causal linkage is forbidden". Therefore, to suggest that synchronicity played a significant role in the process of Turbeville's work is not without merit. Indeed, it may be justified. There is a growing consensus among forward thinking scientists and philosophical thinkers that much of what we have thought of in the past as fanciful mysticism may actually be misunderstood aspects of reality and that our tendency to catagorize some of these things as mysticism is simply a reflection of our own scientific ignorance.
While "A Glimmer of Light From the Eye of a Giant" may be a relatively small book (just over 80 pages), the stunning information contained therein could undoubtedly generate volumes of discussion just on the implications alone. Turbeville, in fact, encourages interested parties to explore the further possibilities suggested by his findings. Highly recommended for anyone with even the slightest bit of interest in the subjects highlighted in this review.