Re-igniting The Oracle
Well, I've noticed that things have been pretty quiet here about The Oracle, and since I've recently delved into the book, thought I'd post some thoughts that might get Twelevers back into this puzzling collection.
I've read through a majority of the threads here, so I'll only post things that I've found that are different from the findings of others.
It's a Four Dimensional Thing
Einstein's Theory of Relativity shares a lot to do with the idea of Spacetime and the 4th dimension. Through research, I found it to be seen as 3 measurements of Space and 1 measurement of time or (x,y,z,t). Is this a nod to "The Four before" to find the final 6?
V and T (as seen in the text)
While researching Quantum Theory, Spacetime etc., I found that V was commonly related to as Velocity and T as Time. This would make sense in regards to the text as the boys go forwards or backwards at a certain speed through time.
All Roads Lead to Rome Painting
I believe that this painting is actually set on the Cliffs of Dover, not anywhere near Rome. If you look closely, you'll notice the men in the background are dressed quite differently from the Romans and possess throwing javelins. When the Romans invaded the area, they noticed how easily defended it would be by the British due to the fact that they could just hurl projectiles at their attackers. Also, the Roman ships in the background fit in with the invasion of Dover as they were hidden behind the landform to try to cover up the attack.
IMO, the circular device in the picture (near the British men) is a nod to a Transit Circle. The Airy Transit Circle is one of the more famous models and is curiously housed in The Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
Gravity is the Uncertainty
This of course relates to Schrodinger's Cat. In this painting, both cats appear to be alive, which would make sense because they're in outer space where gravity is missing. Did gravity(or lack of) really save Schrodinger's Cat?
But what is the significance of the glowing corners of the box?
Ancient Greek Painting
Against most other Twelevers, I believe the man on the horse is Alexander the Great and the horse is Bucephalus (who is afraid of his own shadow 'til Alexander comes along). This fits with my thinking because I've found so many ties to shadows, position of the sun etc., while reading through this book. This painting also curiously shows the image of the Parthenon without its Pediment images which points me to Greenwich yet again since a large part of its Pediment rests in a museum there.
I've found many other things, but I'd rather fuel a discussion than give away some other findings just yet. They all relate to Greenwich, but I'd rather you explore a little yourselves. The author has stated that it's going to be a location found based on our ability to think laterally and that no part of The Oracle will give us numbers that lead to a specific location. I honestly think that the Greenwich area is the general location, I just have yet to pin point where the token is hidden.
So, now that I've shared some of my findings, anyone want to throw ideas around?
Nice of you to rekindle the fire on this with fresh perspectives. It has been many years since I have looked at my Oracle book.
I can say that Greenwich Park was the prime target of my theories, remembering that -humorously and at the very least - it was across from The Isle of Dogs. The Great Cross path and Royal Observatory played in there somehow too.
Since I am a boots-on-the-ground kind of treasure hunter, if I cant get somewhere to test my theories I generally move on to ADTH (not ADHD)...attention deficit treasure hunter. From across the pond, it is difficult to stay on task for a hunt like this.
I hope others will share some findings and theories or, simply revisit the book; as I will.
Good Luck and Hunt Happily.
and it's all triangulation again, like with Fandango.
IMHO, Greenwich is WAY too obvious. Once anybody starts talking about time or latitude and England, Greenwich is obvious.
Yeah Greenwich is the obvious target considering all of the museums/exhibits that hold most of the concepts in The Oracle. So the question is, how do we pick Greenwich out of it and find the real location? Still working on this one.
Only thing that kind of keeps me holding onto Greenwich is the fact that one of the clues posted on The Oracle site says something along the lines of "You think you know where it is? You're probably right, but the devil is in the detail". So that makes me think that the obvious location is indeed the location, it's just a matter of finding where exactly in Greenwich it is, but that's just me and my "It's Greenwich" feelings (lol).
"Every picture tells the truth, every picture tells a 'lie'..." may refer to taking the lie of the land as a cartographer. What if all of these pictures are stylized maps with different focal points and angles? Think how "Treasure Trove" fairies had cartoon maps as one of 3 things that needed to be discovered. Maybe we need heavy Google satellite view...
As for the "devil" being in the "details" -- just "lie", what are all the definitions of those two words?
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