Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities

Extract, summary and index to the book Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities (Edmond Furter, 2016). Stoneprint expands the demonstration of our subconscious behaviour, from visual art, to ancient and modern building sites.

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Architecture reveals our subconscious building code
Our huts, houses, kivas, circles, pillars, fortune bowls, art, game boards, temples, pyramids, cities, constellations, geoglyphs and graves, say much more about us that we ever knew. Structural analysis reveals the universal repertoire in our subconscious behaviour. The structure also says more about culture and nature than we ever knew, but had glimpsed in nature. We imprint a natural, abstract structure of five layers, including sixteen characters in sequence, on an axial grid, in all our complex artefacts. The same structure appears in the periodic table, and in reflexology points in our hands, eyes, teeth and ears. A similar structure informs bio-chemistry and DNA. The archetypal expression in our works, thus the ‘cultural record’, is now readable, with significant implications for cultural crafts, and for the human sciences of art history, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology and communication science. The formerly ‘invisible’ layers of our perception and expression, or human code, now offer the opportunity to integrate the conscious and subconscious halves of crafts, sciences, and culture. Our works re-express nature, and our place in it. Culture does not ‘come from’ any of our media, but from archetype, the potential that enables nature to express self-replicating and mutating energy. Our re-expression of archetypal structure could be named stoneprint, the human code. The core content of any old or new culture is as predictable as chemistry, as readable as the periodic table, as translatable as language, as visible as art, as varied as mythology, and as recyclable as building material. This book demonstrates our subconscious expression of archetypal structure by a tour of celebrated building sites worldwide. There is indeed ‘something much more mysterious’ going on, but it is not fantastically ancient, nor distant, nor advanced, nor extinct. Many of us express it.
Gombrich posed this opening statement in The story of art; “There is no art, only artists.” In that view, Da Vincis and Picassos create the medium. Stoneprint demonstrates the opposite. Art and architecture have narrow repertoires, capable of description, thus there is art, and art enables artists. There are no Da Vincis or Picassos without the universal subconscious human code. Neither Da Vinci, nor any artist or mystery school, was aware of the visual grammar that they did not see, but could not contradict. Archetype, structure, and culture existed before we did, and before the universe, and will outlive the cycles of its expression intact. Whether we are few, as when we built the houses illustrated in the Ice Age chapter; or many, as when we built the pyramid fields and cities illustrated in the historic chapters; we express the core content of culture in all our media, with as much apparent variety as possible. Stylistic differences fade when the core content of culture is revealed. We all build, draw, talk, trade, count, strategise, pray and fight the same. Stoneprint reveals the size and shape of the blinkers in our conscious perception and assumptions. This book lifts the ‘beam’ of self-deception from our works, and from our supposedly scientific eyes.
We will continue designing art and buildings by intuition, but we will never see or study our works with half our brains again. The revelation starts with a testable definition of the subconscious structure in art and buildings. Then we query each esoteric craft, and each human science, on the abstract elements in culture and nature; and test the structure in 130 artworks, geoglyphs, buildings, temples, pyramid fields and cities.
Stoneprint reveals culture as directly rooted in nature; and as perpetual, universal, standard, and subconscious. This is much more mysterious than supposed ancient Atlanteans with magic building methods.
The core content of any old or young culture, is as predictable as chemistry, as readable as the periodic table, as translatable as language, as visible as art, as varied as mythology, and as recyclable as building material. Stoneprint demonstrates our subconscious expression of archetypal structure, by a tour of celebrated building sites worldwide…….
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Stoneprint covers and pages samples display.
Stoneprint covers and pages samples display.

Structural analysis reveals ‘grammar’ in the cultural record
Stoneprint reveals the size and shape of the blinkers in our conscious perception and assumptions. This book lifts the ‘beam’ of self-deception from our works, and from our supposedly scientific eyes. We will never see or study our works with half our brains again.
The discovery of stoneprint in ancient and modern buildings, is the second call on the human sciences, and on popular culture, to replace the fundamental and supposedly ‘common sense’ paradigm of culture as ‘developed and evolved’, with the paradigm of subconscious structural expression. The first call was in the book Mindprint (2014), focusing on structural analysis of art and rock art. The first call on archaeologists was made in a paper presented at the ASAPA conference in Harare in 2015 (UZ, in press, due 2017). The first call on anthropologists was in the international magazine Expression (2015 editions 9 and 10; 2016 edition 13).
We are unwitting instruments of structure. Yet we seem incapable of facing the evidence of our subconscious behaviour.
The challenge that the results of structural analysis poses to science, now includes hard evidence from chemistry, physics and architecture. The challenge to culture remains the same that our split-brained consciousness had always posed; to dramatise and integrate our subconscious perception, into our conscious minds. This is the challenge that healers, including Jung, pose to individual people and to our globalising society.
Chemistry and physics have their structural study in the periodic table. Language has its structure in grammar. Medicine has its structure in cells and DNA. The humanities and cultural crafts are lagging behind in our current cultural maturity cycle……
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Motivation for the book
Edmond Furter wrote Stoneprint to redress the imbalance in the scientific paradigm, and in popular culture. Most human sciences, particularly Art and Architecture, are little more than craft training courses, designed to produce artists and architects, and to activate the inner artist; but not to train art researchers. Esoteric crafts training suffer from the same practical approach. Practitioners train practitioners, who seldom study the natural and psychological matrix that enables their crafts.
Furter commented on the book: “I was fortunate to find the five-layered structure in rock art; baffled to find it in ‘fine’ or ‘free’ art; doubly fortunate to find sufficient references to place it in context with crafts and sciences; and triply fortunate to demonstrate how we express it in mud and stone. I did not invent stoneprint, I found it, and invested six years in explaining it.”
“The quest in the book Stoneprint is: What is culture, and whom does it serve? It seems that our works serve more purposes than we consciously knew. We serve universal culture; which serves nature, which serves archetype, which is an end in itself.
“In Stoneprint, I examine the wonders of the human code in 130 works of nature and culture, in the context of crafts and social sciences, to raise subconscious behaviour within reach of our conscious minds.”

Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities, includes these themes and sites:

Cultural context
The Five levels of structure in cultural media
Alchemy: Crafts reveal chemistry
Chemistry reveals biology
Kabalah: Natural philosophy correspondences
Poetry: Blake’s London- Jerusalem- Golgonooza
Astrology: Calendars reveal divination
Cosmology: Direction is everywhere

Scientific context
Art History: Perception reveals gestalt
Archaeology: The World Archives challenge
Anthropology: Artefacts reveal structure
Popular Anthropology: Who did it?
Psychology: Behaviour reveals archetype
Philosophy: The universe reveals archetype
Communication Science: Structure is the message
Sociology: Behaviour reveals our self-image
Science and esoterica: our split consciousness

Natural elementary maps
The periodic table
Reflexology in our hands, eyes, minds, teeth, ears,
The Piacenza bronze liver double circle of gods
Piacenza city and its walls are cultural stoneprints

Culture maps
The Maikop silver bowl paradise
Mapungubwe’s gold foil oracle reconstructed
A Venda divination bowl
Pedra Pintada engraving oval, and pentagons
The Bulgarian Karanovo tablet answers questions

Ice Age sites
Turkey: Gobekli Tepe house C, D, B, A
Gobekli Tepe excavation and radar maps
Turkey: Gobekli Tepe pillar D43, a culture portrait
Spain: Malta’s Mnajdra double stoneprint
Spain: Malta’s Gigantija double stoneprint
Spain: Hal Saflieni’s underground stoneprint
Scotland: Skara Brae plans
Scotland: Jarlshof wheelhouses and site recycling

Early civil sites in Sumeria
Babylonia was a stoneprint in clay brick
Babylon city, a vortex of dispersion
King-priests Ur Nanshe, and Gudea built temples
Assyria: T-pillars and Y-tents in an army camp

Early civil sites in Egypt
Sakkara, first royal campus, and a stepped pyramid
Teti’s pyramids form a stoneprint in Sakkara
Giza pyramid field stoneprint
Kings Valley tombs are underground stoneprints
Queens Valley entrances lost and found
Edfu temple is a double churn
Senmut’s ceiling stoneprint is half zodiac, half duat

Civil outpost sites
Nubia: Meroe pyramids speak with their doors
Egypt: Nabta Playa slab field counts four Ages
Egypt: Hawara labyrinth in Kircher’s Gnostic vision
Nubia: The cornucopia of minister Huy
Palestine: Jerusalem temple mount hybrid
Palestine: Jerusalem, womb of three religions
Judea: Masada, a military stoneprint
Turkey: Nemrut hill, crossroad of Persians and Greeks
Australia: Elivna rock pavement engraving
Ethiopia: Axum is an ark of spiritual mysteries
Ethiopia: Lalibela temple field of bedrock ‘hearts’
Ethiopia: Lalibela’s Mary church; womb in a womb

Prehistoric European sites
Ireland: Drombeg house, a cosy double stoneprint
England: Avebury and Silbury landscape
England: Stonehenge counted three ages
England: Damerham circles in radar scan
England: Stonehenge landscape radar scan
England: Stanton Moor landscape; boulders and ‘ladies’
Greece: Phaistos palace, the other Greek labyrinth
Germany: Magdalenburg mound graves
Scotland: Stennes stone circle
Scotland: Cochno stone concentric engravings

African sites
Zimbabwe: Great Zimbabwe, landscape with a womb
Zimbabwe: Great Zimbabwe queen’s yard with a womb
Zimbabwe: Nhunguza and Penhalonga metallurgy floors
South Africa: San Bushman painted stoneprints on rock
Mali: Nature and culture on a Dogon mud wall
South Africa: Lydenburg concentric engravings boulder

Eastern sites
A Buddhist wheel of life landscape panorama
India: Sanchi temple gate pagoda engraving
Nepal: Kathmandu palace square temple complex
China: Beijing Temple of Heaven park, an Aquarian cosmos
China: Choukungmu pyramid fields need more research
Japan: Nara Basin Horyuji temple, galactic manifestation
Japan: Todai temple, a living site
Japan: Himeji, Shirasagi-jo temple, White Heron nests

Mexican sites
Izapa pyramid field and stelae, new world, same stoneprint
Izapa cacao tree ritual stele, a third layer of structure
La Venta pyramid field, spire eyes, platform womb
Monte Alban double stoneprint works with the landscape
Coba, a triple Stoneprint with interlocking ‘galaxy’
Uxmal was contested by a witch, a dwarf, and a king
Chichen Itza has temples to planets, and a stoneprint
Teotihuacan pyramid avenue, Leo sun, Virgo moon
El Tajin pyramid field, double thunder
Palenque lid cosmic tree and double stoneprint
Palenque pyramid field, chaos among order

North and South American sites
Peru: Machu Picchu, Mayan capital in the clouds
Bolivia: Tiahuanaco island’s Sun Gate is the sun type
Chile: Atacama geoglyphs with Aquarian tailcoats
Peru: Nazca plain geoglyphs express ecological structure
Peru: Cuzco’s Coricancha constellations reveal an update
USA: California’s Painted Rock, theatre of time
USA: Lower Colorado River geoglyphs has a calendar clock
USA: Hopi kiva 5mT2, and its village, hinge on a womb
USA: Colorado’s Mystery Hill metallurgy plant or tech school
USA: Crow Canyon kivas Block 100 has two missing features

Historic Western sites
Italy: Rome, eternal city with an Age update
Italy: Rome’s gates and bridges are eloquent
Italy: Rome’s Capitol Forum, contested but constant
Italy: Rome’s Quirinal forums for spiritual order
Italy: Rome’s Vatican City, a stoneprint inside type Aries
Italy: Brescia has Mark’s lion, Mary’s womb, John’s bull
Turkey: Ephesus, former city of Amazons and Artemis
Turkey: Serapis and Ophiotaurus, half-monsters
Spain: Santiago de Compostella, of a son of thunder
Canary Islands: Las Palmas governor’s house facade
Canada: Quebec, Victorian ideals in stone
South Africa: Cape Town’s Dutch forts claimed a footprint

See images and extracts from Stoneprint here;
or visit

[order the book Stoneprint at $30 plus postage from Four Equators Media, via edmondfurter at gmail dot com ]


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