Of course there are exceptions to every rule so what I’m about to discuss will test the belief structure of many individuals but not all. As human beings we live and breathe in an environment whereby we interpret, thus experience, through our five physical senses.

However, all is not what it appears. Somewhere between the brain and the mind someone or some thing ‘gifted’ us with an ego. This is what gives us the ability to discern, judge, calculate and provides us with a personality which is not only unique but is the key to individuality. And here lies the paradox. What we perceive during our everyday lives simply contributes to the illusion that surrounds us because all perceptions are different. They can’t all be right and must therefore only contribute to that anomalous factor which we term as Truth.

Our whole existence including all things that exist within the universe and beyond comes down to numbers. Everything that we take for granted including information beyond our comprehension is based on some kind of cosmic formula.

At this stage I don’t want to frighten most of you away by giving you the impression that I’m going to discuss mathematics. Nothing could be further from my mind. However, to be able to explain my thoughts I have to give a few examples regarding these numbers and what they mean and represent.

Before the state of physical mass is achieved there are numbers already in place—permutations, formulas which create all the laws of the universe. Natural law is founded on a blueprint of numbers and without them nothing will exist. In short there is a numerical code underpinning all laws which govern the universe.

A programme has just begun broadcasting on BBC2 called The Code. I’ll leave it to the viewers to decide where and how these numbers become so influential and necessary. What I’m concerned with is how The Meadow novel has included as factual evidence some of the cosmic wonders based around these numbers.

The structure of the atom depends on how many electrons, nuclei, protons and neutrons are integral to its composition. “Pi is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter; this is the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. Π (Pi) is approximately equal to 3.14159 in the usual decimal positional notation. Many formulae from mathematics, science, and engineering involve π (Pi) which makes it one of the most important mathematical constants.”

Sorry to include that, of which part in quotes is taken from Wikipidea. I wanted to begin with the atom because it is this which is the building block for all things and determines how symmetry is in everything. Simply put the diameter equal to the value of its circumference is constant in all things. Take a football for example. Measure the diameter against its circumference and you will always come out with the equation of 3.14 recurring. The Earth, the moon, a ping pong ball; it doesn’t matter. The constant number that emerges is always 3.14. This is why Pi is one of the many keys into unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

In The Meadow, the numbers 0 – 9 are featured. They emerge during an explanation involving Hugo Norman, a brilliant but slightly autistic boy whose whole life is first based on seeing everything from the numerical representation of the universe before he could decipher anything. The number seven is a bit of an enigma in the whole scheme of things and I don’t intend to complicate matters even further by bringing in explanations. However, to Hugo the number seven represented negativity. This number stood alone and maybe because of its uniqueness he decided to hold back until it suited his purposes.

In Hugo’s world his numbers are delivered via planetary triangulations, shapes, colours, sounds – all of which have their origins in numbers. You will witness all of this should you manage to watch The Code and see how this programme and The Meadow are as interrelated as the universe itself.

Read The Meadow and witness the wonder of numbers. Many readers of this book are already advising other readers to start again with this story. Having taken on the numerical essence behind it all, you will begin to appreciate the profound relationship between the characters and how love is behind it all.

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  • Crowing Crone Joss  On July 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    not sure I’ve ever thought that numbers and love could be combined into a meaningful sentence! you’ve certainly enticed me to read the book, though.
    walk in beauty.

  • Mike O'Hare  On July 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    You have to dig deep to understand that love in its very essence is behind all things. That may sound strange if you haven’t researched or took an interest in life beyond the physical. The Meadow has some of the answers, not all. But then what does?

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