The Time Code

More than 3,000 years ago, the day of Yom Kippur saw the Jerusalem’s great priest enter the Temple of Jerusalem and pronounce the name of God, which was supposed to be written with a sequence of 216 characters. With the Temple’s destruction the real name of God has been lost for ever.

A 216-digits name for God, called Shem ha-Mephorash or Divided Name, can thus be found in the Jewish Kabbalistic sources as well as in the Christian Kabbalah and in the hermetic Kabbalah, coming from the 72 groups of 3 letters, each one of these triplets being the name of an angel or of intelligence. The reference can be found in the book of Exodus 14:19-21.

In 1998 this theme had gone topical again with the movie π by Darren Aronofsky. The movie’s main character was Maximilian Cohen, a young gifted mathematician who, like Galileo, thought that nature is a book written in mathematical language. He was everywhere looking for a numerical sequence and discovered one of 216-digits.

In 2007, it was not through a mere analogy with the movie’s main character that I was convinced that my research about the sequences that best represent Nature was going to converge to a result of a 216-digits sequence. If, in the movie, the unveiled sequence was wrong, I knew that I could be the first person in the world to discover its essence, to reach its actual deciphering. And it so happened.

My sequence is constructed through the principle of the Fibonacci sequence, with some extensions and some variants. Since the beginning of 1200 to today, this sequence was considered the most important in the history of mathematics. It also took an aesthetic dimension through the golden ratio, the golden spiral and the golden rectangle, which are found both in nature and in architecture.

It was for me a source of intelligence and of spiritual power. As for Yom Kippur that was for me a kind of reconciliation with the world. The sequence is cyclical, and has many symmetries. Each combination of numbers determines 30 binary images that I have produced. These images represents the essence of a link millennium, that between man and God: the Time Code.

The Time Code of 216-digits 2


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