The Unfinished Pyramid

I then divided the rectangle into its three natural parts with a line across the top of the unfinished pyramid and one above it, across the base of the triangle containing the "Eye of Providence".

If there is any interesting geometry to this rectangle these three rectangles would have to relate to each other by a consistent proportion. What could it be?

Next, we notice that the pyramid's solid stone base (of 72 stones in 13 layers) is perfectly contained within the two largest Golden Rectangles.

The upper layers are formed by six Golden Rectangles, each mirror pair made of three.

These define the height of the gap between the base of the pyramid and triangle of the Eye.

It's as if the two large Golden Rectangles of the base rose up, shrunk and spread apart to reveal the four Golden Rectangles of the Eye and gap between them.

Of interest are the four small central Golden Rectangles, two pairs made of a vertical Golden Rectangle above a smaller horizontal one.

Each pair combines to produce a "square root of five" rectangle, well known to students of geometry and Dynamic Symmetry art theory.

Curiously, the square root of five equals the Golden Ratio plus it's own inverse.

To the ancient Egyptians, as seen in the proportions of their art (Figures 5 and 6), especially those scenes relating to Osiris, the small horizontal Golden Rectangle represented Osiris in his coffin, dead, while the larger vertical Golden Rectangle adjoining it symbolized Osiris alive. Together, as the square root of five rectangle, they represented the resurrection of Osiris.

Connecting the square's lower corners to the midpoint at it's top perfectly frames the triangle. (Figure 7)

Symbolically this simply says "the divine (triangle) beomes manifest on earth (square)."

then the length of each diagonal equals the square root of five (Figure 8) and the Golden Ratio is defined as half of the sum of one plus the square root of five.

So the proportions of the divine triangle relate to the dimensions of the pyramid's base as well as the gap between them.

It emerges from an arc made by swinging the semi-diagonals of a square, the same ones that frame the Eye.

In fact, the geometry of the triangle containing the Eye is the beginning of the construction of the square root of five rectangle.

This construction also leads to the five-pointed star (Figure 10), a symbol closely associated with the United States through it's pentagonal iconography.

or intentionally expresses the symbolism of sacred regeneration, but it's interesting to consider.

Perhaps it will inspire us to "complete the unfinished pyramid" within ourselves and society

for a divine life on earth.