The discovery came about in the winter of
1997 when I was trying to figure out what the Ancient Egyptians
would have used to survey the great pyramid complex at Giza. All
constructions, even ancient ones, require surveying before
commencement of work. The incredible pyramid of Cheops and the Giza
complex, which seems to embody the mathematical value of PI, would
have to be accurately surveyed, as would all similar constructions,
including stone circles such as Stonehenge, Avebury and Callanish in
Scotland. Callanish is more than 5000 years old and built in the
form of a Celtic cross - proof that this knowledge predates the
Through intensive and
exhaustive experimentation, a belief in the intelligence of our
ancestors and a refusal to believe in little green men as the
designers, I discovered that the only appropriate instrument that
could have been used by the architect, in the place of a theodolite,
was a derivative of the cross, with the addition of a plumbline.
This incredibly simple, yet
complex instrument, has the potential to measure angles and
inclinations to an accuracy of 1 minute of arc or 1/60th of a
degree, depending on the size of the instrument used. This is an
extraordinary accuracy for what appears to be only two pieces of
wood, a scale and a plumbline. One of the most interesting but
obscure abilities of the Cross is its capability to take sidereal
With my experience of
navigation as a qualified Yachtmaster, I turned my experimentation
to discover if the ancient mariners could find latitude and
longitude with the cross. The experiments conducted, confirmed that
the ancients could find their position anywhere on the Earth within
3 nautical miles with a hand held device. This discovery may help to
prove that it was possible for sailors such as the Phoenicians to
have made regular trading contact with the Americas in pre Columbian
times. It also may explain the mysterious navigation skills of the
Polynesians. This discovery also helps support pioneers of the
theory of ancient intercontinental travel such as Thor Heyderhal
with his Kon Tiki and Ra expeditions. I then went on to discover
that this instrument was probably the basis of geometry,
mathematics, ancient astronomy, map making and time keeping. That
this instrument was used in combination with a detailed knowledge of
astronomy and monthly star positions, ecliptic and zodiac
observations so as to locate the position of any star at any time
over a location on the earth's surface. Hence the saying "as in
heaven so on earth".
observers were placed at strategic observatories throughout the
known world to keep local time and traditions and to aid mariners
and other travelers. Those travelers were able to find their
longitude over short distances with the use of sand (hour) glasses
in relation to local time between observatories (stone or wood
henges in the north and pyramids in the lower latitudes) and world
time kept at the old 0 degree meridian at Giza. I also believe that
the henges were used to keep time and in fact were large astrolabes
where stone balls were moved around the henge on a daily basis to
represent the positions of the planets in relation to the sun and
zodiac throughout the year.
Ley (lay) lines, an ancient
and modern navigation term, were used to lay the position line, or
course, of one place in relation to another. This term is
misconstrued to have magical or magnetic properties by modern
cultists. It is in fact related to astro navigation and can be found
in modern navigation manuals. The lay line from the Cape Verde
Islands to the Caribbean Antilles, avoiding the Sargasso Sea is
exactly 17 degrees North. To find this line an instrument that
measures the declination of a star or the sun at azimuth would have
to be used. I believe that this instrument was the Cross with a
I also believe that the
quadrant, used in the 13th century was an inferior instrument in
that it was incapable of sidereal measurements. I further believe
that the Cross and the methods of its use, is one of the greatest
treasures found by the famous Knights Templar, in their excavation
of Solomon's Temple, during the Crusades. That this discovery led to
a new style of architecture and the building of the Great Cathedrals
in Europe, starting with Chartres in France.
It may also have led to the
greatest untold confidence trick in the last millennium played on
Spain by Christopher Columbus and eventually leading to the
destruction of the Amerindian civilizations. There is evidence that
the Templars, to whom Columbus was associated, had been voyaging to
the Americas for two hundred years before the official discovery.
Using the cross as a navigation instrument. The Templar Archivist
has already argued at Roslyn Chapel in Scotland, that William St
Claire had voyaged to America before Columbus. The fact that the
instrument actually works and can be demonstrated to fulfil a
universal role in many functions, is vindication of my theories.
What is truly amazing, is that no one has discovered this lost
knowledge in modern times. The message in stone, wood, metals and
art has been around for thousands of years, in full view of the
Apart from the publication
of the patent, I have been asked to publish and had accepted an
academic 20,000-word paper, with 38 technical illustrations in the
November 2000 issue of Fortean Studies. This article will be of
great interest to those studying Egyptian constructions, but
unfortunately can not be revealed until after publication comes out.
In this paper I have outlined the methods used to tell the time and
navigate with the combination of the cross, pyramids, stone circles
I have also been asked to
appear at the next Fortean Unconvention in London to speak
about my discoveries. I have accepted that my name be put forward. I
have appeared for 15 minutes in May 1999 on Teidi Television,
following a lecture he gave to a conference on Mayan Culture in
Tenerife. After gifting a working model of the Cross to Don
Ajlehandro, Head Elder of forty-five Elders and spiritual leader of
6,000,000 Maya people. The only person allowed by the authorities to
conduct ancient ceremonies on the Yucatan Pyramids. The last
ceremony held at that time had in attendance every Amerindian Tribal
Chief from Tierra del Feugo to Alaska.
Don Ajlehandro said that it
was his people's lost "Staff of Power" used to design
pyramids and lost when the Conquistadors dispossessed them 500 years
ago. He promised to show it to his Elders and place it for
instruction of the young in the Maya Mystery Schools. A small
article has been purchased by Practical Boatowner magazine
and is due for publication showing how the instrument can be easily
used as an emergency navigation backup in case of electronic
navigation system failures.
Apart from being a help to
Archaeologists, in piecing together the unexplained mysteries and
purposes of the pyramids of Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Stonehenge and
other ancient constructions, I hope that my discovery will be an
enlightenment to all seekers after the truth. That this discovery
will enlighten all people about our past and inspire other
researchers, helping to further our knowledge and understand the
obscure culture of the ancients. I hope that I can find further
sponsorship and assistance in providing the instrument to developing
countries for a cheap and efficient method of surveying projects
such as construction, road building and irrigation.
I also hope, that this
instrument may be used in the practical education of the young, so
that they may gain a basic and interesting foundation of this
ancient knowledge. That they may learn how our ancestors survived
and learnt about astronomy, navigation, construction, mathematics,
geometry and time keeping. How they went on to apply this knowledge,
which is lost in the mists of time, to construct the ancient wonders
of the world and achieve the seemingly impossible.
I am presently compiling my research, with
the aim of completing my first book by the spring of 2001.
Crichton E. M. Miller
I, Crichton Edward McGregor Miller hereby
assert and give notice of my right under section 77 of the Copyright
Designs and Patent Act 1988 to be identified as the Author of the
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The Working Celtic Cross
In 1997 Crichton Miller made an astounding
discovery that will change our concepts of the historical and
religious past forever.
Crichton’s background and life experiences play a fundamentally
important part for this shattering revelation; he is a qualified
yachtsman and navigator with an interest in ancient history and
religions. Through the results of intensive research he proposes
that the knowledge that formed our present system of beliefs and
science was probably inherited from ancient mariners that sailed the
oceans of the world in prehistory.
He further proposes that in the cataclysms that followed the melting
of the ice age 12500 years ago, which was responsible for the
destruction of a huge part of the flora and fauna of our planet, the
most likely humans to survive were those who were at sea.
The reason for this is that any tsunami that is large enough to
destroy Civilization would be more easily ridden out at sea, where
the effect would more likely turn out to be a large swell on the
surface of the ocean.
Whereas, the effect on a coastline of a large tidal wave would be
horrendous as the swell was turned into a giant breaking wave as it
reached shallower depths. This breaking violent wave would
annihilate all before it as it rushed up the beach.
Evidence of any earlier civilizations are
almost impossible to find as they are now below 300 feet of seawater
making archaeology very difficult.
However there is evidence of earlier civilizations; this evidence
has been left in stone and myth for us to decipher.
The author believes that these civilizations were maritime based, as
we still are today. That these Ancient Sea peoples had developed a
form of geometry and mathematics that was linked to astronomy and
astrology as a result of the prime mover, survival. You have
to know where you are at sea and to do that you must be able to find
latitude and longitude. To find longitude you must know the
time both locally and at a prime meridian.
Today the prime meridian is at Greenwich but Crichton proposes that
the original prime meridian is at Giza in Egypt from which all local
times and distances were calculated. The result of this knowledge
was that watch stations were developed throughout the world
explaining the similarity over the millennia of structures and
beliefs on a worldwide basis. This network has long been
investigated and argued about, current academic belief expounds, in
the face of lack of real evidence, that it is purely co incidental
that there are such similarities.
Many investigators and writers have commented
on various pieces of evidence that could not be explained. These
intrepid explorers have brought masses of information to the public
attention. This information only deepens the sense of mystery and in
some cases convinces a large section of the population into
believing that aliens must have been involved in the achieving of
The author does not believe that aliens were involved, but rather
that we are the aliens because we do not understand the way our
ancestors thought and lived.
In his book “The Golden Thread of Time”
Crichton shows that, in comparison to the
ancients, we have become very dualistic and have divorced ourselves
from nature and the cosmos.
Were this not so, we would be able to see what
they left quite clearly and our civilisations would not be on the
brink of disaster through conflict and the destruction of the
environment. To prove his point, that we have difficulty in
seeing clearly, he has been fortunate in discovering the instrument
that the ancients used in prehistory to measure the stars and the
planet on which we live.
This instrument can tell the time, find
latitude and longitude, measure the angles of the stars, predict the
solstices and equinoxes and measure the precession of the equinoxes.
The instrument can also find the ecliptic pole as well as the north
and south poles, it can make maps and charts, design pyramids and
henges and used in combination with these observers can record and
predict the cycles of Nature and Time. The instrument is the
machine of the Ancient Wise Ones that invented astrology and
astronomy, it is also a religious icon hidden in the face of the
So what is this ancient icon that all humanity sees daily and does
It is on all Christian Churches and many gravestones; it is in
literature and song and can be seen hanging round the necks of the
faithful all over the world.
The teachers of the Christian faith use it, kneel before it, wear it
as part of their raiment and yet they do not seem to recognize it
for what it is.
Indeed the cross may be older than time and the greatest treasure
ever left by our ancestors.
The cross is a maritime treasure trove of wisdom and it is proposed
that it may have been responsible for constructing the pyramids.
The author has discovered the remnants of a cross that was hidden by
the House of Amen, in the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza. This
amazing cross is capable of measuring angles to an accuracy of three
arc minutes showing that the cross may be more important than the
pyramid since the pyramid could not exist without the cross.
The cross appears to be much older than the
pyramids since it is also responsible for the construction of
Neolithic henges in Europe that predate the pyramids by thousands of
The author has found out that this knowledge was rediscovered and
kept secret by the Knight Templars and other secret societies
throughout the Middle Ages.
This great secret probably led to the destruction of the Amerindian
Civilizations at the hands of the Conquistador when they found them
measuring the stars with a form of cross which was called by the
Maya their “Staff of Power”.
It is possible that the Churches knew of its purpose during the last
few centuries, but it seems that it is completely forgotten now.
To show the comparison of this ancient technology, please look at
the following photograph of a Celtic cross in the graveyard of
Crichton Churchyard, near Roslyn Chapel in the Scottish borders.
You will see that the cross forms an upright
with cross bars set at 90 degrees to each other. In the center of
the cross is an object that looks like a hub and on the hub is hung
a wheel. Now, our ancestors never designed things without purpose
and the first purpose of using stone, as a medium is that of
The second thing that they did was to
incorporate important knowledge for their descendants. In keeping
with the concept of “not casting pearls before swine”, they hid
esoteric messages in anything that they carved so that the seeker
may find what he or she was ready to understand.
This can be ably demonstrated by the fabulous
work of craft masons in the mediaeval cathedrals of Europe and of
course, by much older constructions like the Great Pyramid. It is
clear from observation that these masons carved a particular object
that is obviously a wheel that is designed to rotate between cross
bars on a hub. Why?
In some of the older crosses, they incorporated a serpentine design
around the wheel and also made the arms of the cross more wide at
the outer edge than on the inner. Why?
The answer to these questions only came to Crichton when he was
experimenting with different methods to find out how the Egyptians
could have surveyed the Great Pyramid and aligned it with the stars.
All constructions need surveying first and the
Great Pyramid was an enormous undertaking of civil engineering, so
using the simplest of materials and the accepted mathematics of the
time, Crichton assembled a theodolite, which could carry out the
tasks required. With the addition of a scale rule and a plumbline,
the instrument became a cross that was extremely accurate and
fulfilled the set task and much more. Not long after this discovery,
while carrying out further research, Crichton discovered the records
of the Dixon Relics that were discovered in the north shaft of the
Queens chamber in 1872.
On further investigation, he also discovered that there were further
relics still in the shaft and that these could be seen quite clearly
in the photographs taken by Rudolph Gantenbrink in 1994 with his
miniature Robot “Uphaut 2”.
Crichton then set about assembling the relics in a logical format
and the astounding result was a cross and plumbline of incredible
This artifact is capable of measuring all
angles possible and coupled with sufficient astronomical knowledge
it reveals all the mysteries of the ancients, how they kept time and
measured the stars, sun, moon, planets and sailed the oceans of the
But it goes further than that, exposing the Ancient’s fundamental
spirituality and understanding of the world, nature and the
Crichton has discovered and published this rich
source of understanding in his book “The Golden Thread of Time”
Many of these revelations have never been seen
by the public before and are a must for those who seek truth and
Crichton Miller applied for a patent on the cross and plumb line in
1998 and the patent was finally granted in November 2000 as an
astronomical, surveying and navigational instrument by The British
The result of this patent is the instrument you see below, as you
can see it is a faithful representation of the Celtic cross in
This resurrected version of the cross is made
so that modern people may understand it and compare it with the
cross (in figure 1) or with any Celtic cross in any part of the
world. The working cross is marked in degrees round the edge and the
wheel spins freely on a hub. The cross arms are perforated with
viewing holes to allow the observer to read the angles and the
bottom of the wheel is weighted so that it will always point to the
center of the earth.
The scale around the outer edge of the wheel runs from 0 degrees at
the bottom to 90 degrees clockwise and anti clockwise so that
horizontal measurements can be taken in any direction through the
You can see the advantages of this instrument immediately when you
look at the photograph below of an observer measuring the angle of
the sun as it rises in the east at dawn. As the world spins round,
the sun appears to rise from the horizon and its angle of ascent may
be read from the scale directly.
This angle changes, as the season’s progress throughout the year
and time and place may be determined from the results of observing
stars, planets and constellations.
Crichton considers himself fortunate to have
discovered the gift of the cross to pass on to his fellow man. The
cross should be completely understood by as many as possible, for it
was the foundation of the very roots of ancient Civilization, wisdom
and understanding. Crichton believes that, in these current,
dangerous and confused times, we could do well trying to understand
the deeper knowledge of our ancestors and apply some of it to our
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Crichton’s website www.crichtonmiller.com
explains much more about his discoveries and his publishers also
have a website www.pendulumpublishing.co.uk
where a synopsis of his book “The Golden Thread of Time”
read and the book ordered through a secure server.