"I have held up a light in the obscurity of Philosophy, which will be seen centuries after I am dead. It will be seen amidst the erection of Tombs, Theatres, Foundations, Temples, Orders and Fraternities for nobility and obedience — the establishment of good laws as an example to the World. For I am not raising a Capitol or Pyramid to the Pride of men, but laying a foundation in the human understanding for a holy Temple after he model of the World. For my memory I leave it to Men's charitable speeches, to foreign Nations and the next Ages, and to my own Country after some Time has elapsed." -- Francis Bacon, Advancement of Learning (1605), Bk II.


Join me to explore the hidden tenets of arranged alignments of architecture and art. Structures as diverse as the Great Pyramid, Baalbek, The Tower of the Winds, Hagia Sopia, Basilica San Vitale, The Dome of the Rock, St. Peter's Square, Gisors, The Newport Tower, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and the Georgia Guidestones all may have a common origin.

Three reproductions of the Tower of the Winds in England help to display how this age old value is viewed through time. Along the way many legends and myths associated with the Holy Grail and other relics are examined.

Treasure myths such as the Oak Island Legend and The Beale Treasure Legend may have a common origin and hidden meaning. The tale of The Bruton Parish Church Vault (a.k.a. "Bacon's Vault) may also be a copy of an already existent mystery at Stirling Castle.

The Leedskalnin Ley Line: The Spanish Pilots and Coral Castle?.

Spanish Pilots and Coral Castle?

Many different groups of people in the world may value the spatial arrangement of monuments in an occult or secret manner. One factor that may dictate who may even take part in this type of activity is the amount of wealth and influence available to the individual or group who wishes to construct a given array. Traditionally this may have included different Imperial, Religious and Secret Society organizations. Among luminaries including the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs, Alexander the Great, Caligula, Emperors Justinian I and II, and Thomas Jefferson exists a man generally unknown to the masses who may have created something vastly more spectacular than any of the rest.

Edward Leedskalnin was a man of slight build and keen intellect that singlehandedly created a monument equal or greater than many of the above mentioned individuals. Ed Leedskalnin is said to have cut and arranged every megalithic stone that now comprises his masterpiece known as Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida. Sadly today this significant structure is little more than a roadside attraction for tourists.
                                      Coral Castle's "King's Chamber" sculpture.
Ever since his arrival in Southern Florida Ed was known as an eccentric of good character. He had made his way there after being stood up at the alter in his hometown of Riga, Latvia. Ed subsequently wandered North America until he found himself in Southern Florida. Further information may reveal that he intentionally came to this region for a specific purpose. Ed always said that he built Coral Castle for his unrequited love whom he referred to as his “sweet sixteen.” Ed felt that someday his love would change her mind and come to Florida to be with him. This never happened and Ed eventually seemed to get over it. Evidence may reveal that Ed's "sweet sixteen" may have referred to the sixteen windrose markers surrounding the Egyptian obelisk at the center of St. Peter's Square of the Vatican.

Through his friendship with a local real estate broker Ed was given a piece of land that he selected specifically. The realtor was surprised at Ed’s choice of property since he had offered him some prime farmland nearby. The land Ed selected was considered some of the worst property in Southern Florida as it had bedrock outcroppings of coral very close to the surface making farming impossible. Still, this location and the presence of the coral is ultimately what may have attracted Ed to this spot.

At some point during 1919 Ed began construction of one of the most amazing structures ever built in North America if not the world. Ed cut and formed all of the structural and whimsical shapes of stone that comprise Coral Castle today. In addition to cutting all the stones Ed somehow moved stones of up to 30 tons in weight all by himself! There are legends of local children once having seen Ed “float the stones like they were hydrogen balloons.” Later it was discovered that Ed may have been using a magnetic generator or motor of some kind to assist him in the construction of Coral Castle. The remains of this machine may still be viewed at Coral Castle today.

If this was not amazing enough Ed eventually disassembled and moved the entire castle stone by stone ten miles away to its current location. Local legend is backed up with testimony that no one helped Ed load the trucks that moved the stones or during the original construction and reassembly nearer Homestead.

Many researchers such as Christopher Dunn have speculated as to how Mr. Leedskalnin actually moved the stones by himself. Part of many theories is the existence of an etheric grid of energy that somehow may be used to float or easily lift megalithic stones. Is it possible that Ed was privy to the skills needed to manipulate the so called Earth Grid? Was Ed a member of any secret society or religious group that may have been involved in keeping this information alive yet hidden? Alternately were the skills needed to lift the stones simply a technological trade secret that had no paranormal attributes? 

An examination of the story of Ed Leedskalnin and the origins of Coral Castle may involve hidden wisdom and knowledge that was quested for by the Knights Templar otherwise known as the Poor Knights of Christ. Many orders of Eastern Europe were indeed actual stonemasons. Ed was a trained stonemason and it is possible that he was a Freemason or member of some similar group as well. In fact it is possible that Ed intentionally selected the site of Coral Castle because it is included in the Templum of both the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the array at St. Peter’s Square of the Vatican.

The templum of the Dome of the Rock is defined by its octagonal shape. Rays or azimuths on the globe may extended from the Dome of the Rock. The area along these lines is especially valued as is each division of the octagon. These shapes on the earth may have provided a template for more accurate mapping and legal description of property.

The Northwest facet of the Dome of the Rock may be used to infer an azimuth on the globe that leads directly to the Egyptian Obelisk at the center of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The Egyptian Obelisk there is surrounded by sixteen windrose markers of which each designate a specific compass direction from that point. Not only does it extend to the obelisk but the azimuth crosses ESE windrose marker meaning that not only does the Dome of the Rock “point” to St. Peter’s but St. Peter’s “points” right back to the Dome of the Rock. (See Octagons page for more).

           WNW to Coral Castle and Cozumel Island, Mexico. ESE to the Dome of the Rock!
NW to the obelisk at St. Peter's. Easterly to the Solomon Islands named by Spanish Explorer Álvaro de Mendaña.
      The azimuth coming from the WNW windrose at St. Peter's Square as it reaches Coral Castle.
 Cozumel Island, Mexico. Juan De Grijalva was the first Spaniard to set foot on Cozumel. The next day the first Catholic Mass held in what would become Mexico was held.

The position of Coral Castle is included in both the Templum of the Dome of the Rock and Vatican in that both of these structures infer directions that lead directly to where Ed relocated the structure so many years ago. The DOTR points to the Egyptian obelisk via the ESE windrose. This same line continues through the WNW windrose to continue to point right at Coral Castle! Using one single azimuth Coral Castle is part of the Templum of two significant Axis Mundi! One line connects the Dome of the Rock with Coral Castle with the obelisk of St. Peter’s situated along this association. This is similar to the spatial relationship of Lalibela, Ethiopia, St. Peter’s and Chartres Cathedral in France.

The odds of these associations being a chance arrangement are great and there are hints that Ed built Coral Castle here because he was aware of its association with these two major Axis Mundi. Supporting this notion is the fact that Ed’s hometown of Riga, Latvia is also part of the Templum of the Vatican. Using the NNE windrose marker an azimuth on the globe can be used to create a line that extends directly to Riga! The Egyptian obelisk and windrose “point” a line to Riga. It is possible that if Ed was a member of a Secret Society or even a Knights Templar that he would have been aware of this association. So we have Ed possibly building a megalithic structure in association with an axis oriented similar to the town he was from. There may be a lot more to Ed Leedskalnin than we are led to believe.

It may be possible that this spatial arrangement included some unknown attribute that enabled Ed to cut and lift the large stones. Many speculate that ancient temples marked nodes or significant points in the earth grid of energy whether spiritual or physically powerful. This theory states that the temples may also mark the underlying polygonal structure of the planet. The earth energy is said to travel along the facets of this crystalline structure. Either way it makes sense that structural elements of the temples would mark the primary directions valued as the templum or seen world from that point.

Remember Ed built Coral Castle ten miles south of Homestead and seemingly moved it piece by piece to where it would be situated more accurately along the Dome/Vatican azimuth or ley line. It is entirely possible that this was his motivation for moving it after it had already been built at its original location.

One may assume that if Ed were to have a value of these types of spatial arrangements then there may have been others through history that had similar values. Indeed an examination of the navigational skills and exploits of many early Portuguese,Spanish, and English Explorers may reveal a similar value of the very same line that Ed may have valued enough to build his castle there. In short Ed may have been privy to some of the same cloistered navigational information as these men were said to possess.

Prior to extending to Coral Castle the azimuth from the Vatican passes over Biscayne Bay near Miami, very close to the Miami Circle. It is unlikely given the date given for the Circle’s construction that it is associated with this azimuth. It may be possible the Circle was situated here because the Natives could sense the same energy associated with the structure of the core of the earth that the Explorers and Ed may have valued.
What may be telling about the line transecting the Biscayne Bay area is the fact that Ponce DeLeon visited here on his first trip to Florida in 1513. After visiting any one of three disputed landing sites on the east coast of Florida De Leon proceeded to Biscayne Bay possibly to find the position of this azimuth in relation to the Dome of the Rock and Vatican. After transecting the Miami area the same azimuth proceeds across the Gulf of Mexico to the Island of Cozumel before transecting the Yucatan region.

 This line starts at the Dome of the Rock, transects St. Peter's crossing two opposite windrose markers, proceeds to the Miami area, Coral Castle, and then on to Cozumel.

Cozumel is also the first place any Spaniard set foot in what is now Mexico and it lies along the same azimuth as Coral Castle. Spanish ships captain Juan de Grijalva first discovered Cozumel in 1518. Many accounts say Grijalva was blown off course but he may have been searching for a position that occurred along this azimuth from the Dome of the Rock and Vatican specifically just as De Leon had done earlier.  While in Cozumel Grijalva left a golden statue as a gift when he departed which now resides in the downtown San Miguel Cathedral.

In addition to Grijalva’s visit to this specific place he made landfall on Holy Cross Day or May, 3rd, 1518. The very first Catholic Mass held in Mexico was done on a ley line that extended from the Vatican and Dome of the Rock on Holy Cross Day! Is it possible that all of these events were intentionally arranged to occur in relation to these monuments so far away?

Though Grijalva’s visit was short it established a Spanish presence in Mexico and was quickly followed by a less than friendly visit by Hernando Cortes. In 1519 Cortes basically invaded the Island and subjugated the native population. By 1570 Cozumel’s native population would be reduced from over 40.000 to just 30. During Cortes’ invasion he also destroyed all of the native temples on the island. This fits the pattern of a value of this place even though no Spaniard had been there to settle prior to that time. Could have Cortes’ desire to destroy this place stemmed from its spatial relationship to the Vatican? It is possible that the church would have disapproved of this other form of faith being somehow spatially opposed to their church? Alternately had they somehow been responsible for the development of the Aztec culture to this point by keeping it a secret?

Supporting the above possibility is the story of how the Solomon Islands of the South Pacific got their name. In 1568 the Islas Salomón or Solomon Islands were named by the first European to visit them Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña. As a coincidence a azimuth generated from the northeasterly facet of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem leads to the Solomon Islands. The temple mount where the Dome of the Rock is located is inexorably associated with the exploits of King Solomon. Was the naming of the islands in this manner simply a coincidence?
                Easterly azimuth extends from the Temple Mount to the Solomon Islands.
 The same exact line on the globe from the above picture as it transects the Solomon Islands.

Is it possible that Grijalva, De Leon and Álvaro were visiting these places for talismanic reasons due to their spatial relationship with the Dome of the Rock and Vatican? Was it necessary to actually visit these spots to make their claim to the region more legitimate? Did they have to establish a point in relation to an even azimuth suggested by the templum in association with that claim? A cursory examination of Spanish settlement of the Philippines also suggests this may have been a common way to orient themselves in unknown areas. Magellan also seemed to have made landfall in a few places pointed to by the Vatican or Dome of the Rock.

All of this infers they had a method by which they could fix points along the significant axis suggested by the shape and orientation of structural elements of St. Peter’s Square and the Dome of the Rock if not from other equally important Axis Mundi. It makes sense that the Spanish and Portuguese navigators may have been members of the Order of the Knights of Christ which replaced the Knights Templar after their persecution by the Vatican in the early fourteenth century. A value of the both the DOTR and the Vatican may have sprung from their value of both Roman Catholicism and Masonry. This line was associated with both of those valued locations so it does hold some water that they may have valued it as both a symbolic and talismanic dynamic of their philosophy.

It is entirely possible that via the same channels of knowledge handed down by the Egyptians that both the famous Spanish and Portuguese navigators and Ed Leedskalnin were privy to this value and its uses. Furthermore Ed may have taken it a step beyond the navigators and learned how to harness the same energy or technique that was used to build ancient megalithic structures like the Great Pyamid of Giza. From Giza to Homestead, Florida here we have an example in modern day first constructed in 1919 that this is indeed possible!