3,600 YEAR-OLD ANIMATION - p28/30
Cave/Tunnel, Phaistos DiskCave/Tunnel, Phaistos Disk
The disk is spinning clockwise but the geometry produces the illusion of the triangle in the center spinning counterclockwise.

Minyae, Phaistos Disk PictographDisk/Shield, Phaistos Disk PictographThe image on the left seems to suggest, "Spin me!" To create this animation, I made exact tracings of the Phaistos Disk. To create the animation on the left, I connected all fourteen of the Minyae pictographs with lines to reveal a triangle inside two polygons. Then, I inverted the color to change it to black, blue and white. Using gif animation software, I spun the disk with this geometry design four times 90 degrees clockwise and then set the animation on a background of twinkling stars.

Minoan Potter's Wheel FrontThe artist of the Phaistos Disk, lacking gif animation software, perhaps composed geometric designs within spirals on pottery and then spun the wheel to observe the actions of geometry inside a spinning spiral. (left, pottery wheel excavated in Crete from the Minoan era, back of wheel and front of wheel)

Phaistos Disk, Planeism, Geometry, Theology, Bronze AgePhaistos Disk, Planeism, Geometry, Theology, Bronze Age

Early astronomy, involving the study of the properties of a circle and the geometry of a sphere, comes under the antique study of "containment of geometrical arrangements." In these animations we see the effects of spin on geometrical arrangments that have been overlaid onto a spiral that is contained within a sphere. As strange as it might seem to us that the Minoan astronomers would be discussing this, it is really not that far-fetched. Anyone in any period of time who studied the stars would observe the movement of the stars as a group and would certainly theorize about how the stars are fixed but also are in motion.

There was during that time a wide-spread number philosophy in the Bronze Age involving containment of geometrical arrangements, and this probably had application in astronomy. They might have concluded the movement of the stars to be some kind of illusion created by spin. If they did not actually conclude this, then certainly it could have crossed their minds and even been something they talked about. Obviously, they were brilliant astronomers. I admit to the possibility of giving them credit for more than is their due, but for the last 17 years I have been in awe of these people. And they have educated me.



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

     sexagesimal 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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