Snuff It #1
The Order of the Gnomons
by Martinus Vanderberg, Chicago/Ann Arbor
A recent work purporting to be "A Novel by Charles Portis" has
revealed some of the lore of the "Masters of Atlantis." (Alfred A.
Knopf. New York. 1985) In this brief column I may illuminate a small portion
of the significant meaning. In dealing with the Order of Gnomons one must
understand the less than obvious patterns of the "Gnomon Triangles."
Part of the lost text of "101 Gnomon Facts" may be recovered from
Portis' novel. For example:
"We of the Order eschew the Vulgar inclination to make everything clear
"Avoid the four P's -- the press, politicians, the Pope, and the
As an historical note, let it suffice to say that the Order of Gnomons [O.G.]
were the officials of Atlantis in charge of schedules, geometry, and coastal
patrols. These would naturally evolve in an island nation or riverine cultures.
History as commonly known has preserved vestiges of such cultures in Egypt,
Mesopotamia & c.
Well, friends, or perfect strangers, I leave you with these few tentative
postulates. In the next column we will peruse the secret texts of Noah. In the
meantime, you may wish to study Prof. Crossan's work "The Historical
Jesus," Baigent and Leigh's "The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception,"
and/or a few passages of "THE NEW OXFORD ANNOTATED BIBLE."
Chapters 6 through 11 of Genesis purport to represent the history of the
flood, and the legends of the forebears of Abraham. There will be more to say on
this topic in the next issue. With grateful acknowledgement to Mr. Lamar
Jimmerson, Master of the Order, and Mr. Morehead Moaler, Sustainer. Also, best
regards to Rev. Korda.
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