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    That's a great idea, Beetleboy. I wonder if maybe there are constellations hidden in the book's pictures, too. Say you were able to use a bunch of points on a page to sketch out the Big Dipper, would that be a clue? Would "Bigdper" be a code word?

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    Default oak island

    I ran accross the illustration of the map of oak island on another website...google "where in the world is oak island"...the box around the island has a blown up version just below it. No point really except they must have put the CB together in a hurry.

    The mythology surrounding oak island is really similar to the 32 degree masonic ritual apparently. Three travelers finding buried treasure...one descending into the earth by being lowered on a rope. Makes me worried "again" about page 19 as so many of the tools are masonic symbols, and wasn't it a masonic ritual that provided the solution to one of the Beale cyphers in the CB? All supposed to be hiding the Templars Holy Grail.

    Rule of Thumb: When people start talking about Templars just back away slowly...

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    I’m putting this out there for the people who have no path yet or have gotten stuck.

    Ok… here’s what I think is the purpose of the Companion book.

    I have said in another forum/thread that I think the answers are in the main book and that the companion book is the ‘key’. I have also stated that I do not think that obscure references and too-outside-of-the-box thinking is useful because of the companion book.

    Query of mine#1: Why do we have the companion book in the first place?

    Answer#1 to help us (adults and children alike) think in a way that might better help us find the jewels.

    So we know that the book gives examples and hints as to how to think through it’s puzzles.

    Query of mine #2: Are the examples given in the companion book translated to the main book?

    Answer #2: Yes Yes Yes! The poem is a fantastic example.
    (main book page number) (poem bit) (companion book example that was to help)

    P10: HIDDEN WELL NO EYE CAN SEE (65 puzzle)
    P16: BELOW SKY AND ABOVE EARTH BE (23 puzzle)
    P20-21: TREASURES TWELEVE FOR OU TO KEEP (16 puzzle)
    P22: AROUND THE STATES TWELVE PLACES TO SEEK (mix of 65 puzzle and 48 puzzle)
    P25: NOT ON PRIVATE PROPERTY NOR IN ANYONE'S HANDS (bit of 52 puzzle and 60 ((to use your eyes)
    P31: NOTHING TO BE DISTURBED THRU THE LANDS (16/19/23 puzzles)
    P33: EACH IS OUTSIDE FOR YOU TO FIND (65 puzzle)
    P38-39: NO DIGGING OR PRYING JUST REACH INSIDE (65 puzzle & 48 puzzle)
    P41: AN EVEN CODE WITH ONE PIECE NARY (65 puzzle & 23 puzzle)

    Well, you get the idea. I have not found a single line of the main poem that doesn’t have a good mix or pure equivalent in the companion book.

    Now, I have noticed that he puts in a lot of 1 kind of puzzle in the companion book. One more than any other. Do you know what it is? The Cryptograms. More than ANY other puzzle in the companion book is the cryptograms. What does that mean?

    Logically, I would take it to me that there’s gonna be nasty cryptograms in the main book for us to decode. Where are they? I don’t know yet… but I am sure that they’re there. “5 to a side” is our clue to make a usable alphabet to use. He helps us when he sent out the stuffed Pooks. The code was on their tag. Once again this was easily deciphered to be “THIRTEEN” with the help of the companion book.

    Are we seeing a pattern here? I sure am.

    I think work on the internet/hidden migrations of butterflies of the orient/and reading the entire book in Swahili is clever and good thinking outside of the box… but I’m just putting my theory out there that in MY opinion (just mine so far) that going along those lines is all for naught.

    M.S. wants little kids to find the treasure just as much (if not more) than he wants adults to. The companion book is a great tool and I think that every path that he (M.S.) took to hide the places will be found in the companion book’s tricks.

    I might be wrong, and Swahili could be the answer… but for children to aid in the hunt (a BIG concept that our author has stressed over and over) it must be a simpler code than several people are making it out to be.

    I’m putting this out there for the people who have no path yet or have gotten stuck. Don’t give up. You need to look at the puzzle differently and the companion book will help you do that. Use its information and look at the book again. This is my advice to you.

    For those who have hit a wall with your internet searches on mushroom migratory mathematical physics… think simpler. It’s not as tough as that… it can’t be. It’s hidden (very well) but the answer is simpler than that.

    Think of Kit William’s “Masquerade” hunt (a book that M.S. has stressed was his inspiration). All the hints he gave, and the answer was eyes to fingers to letters. A concept he stated in the VERY BEGINNING of the book. This one can’t be tougher than Masquerade.

    Once again, I’m not discounting other people’s efforts in the least. I am just giving an opinion that is based upon statements and ideas. I personally believe that the trick is to simply: think simply.

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    I like this line of thinking! (running back to my companion book)...........

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    Cool just got mine, and it has given me lots of ideas. Some that I haven't seen too many people on the boards working on. There are so many intelligent people who post, and sometimes it's kind of intimidating, but all along I have been thinking that maybe we were thinking too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebear
    but all along I have been thinking that maybe we were thinking too much.
    Me too. Some ideas are great... but a bit far-fetched. It's got to be 'simpler' somehow.

    Thanks for your positive feedback. I hope my work will help someone on the right path if my ideas are along that. I'm also finding out that many people have the same ideas I have... and that's comforting too. Doc, i'm looking at you <laughs>.

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    Default Nice Job

    Very insightful information, and perspectives.

    I will have to take the time and read the whole post once I make a hole in my scheduled time.

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    Default Had to point this out

    Monkey in your letter from MS a strange thing I noticed is that MS mistyped a few words "such" was typed "suce" and "standard" was typed "standare". The funny thing....it is believable that standare was an accidental typo but to mistype such is hard to believe.....look at the location on the keyboard.

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    This could be wayyy overly simplistic, but couldn't all of the errors and misinformation in the C/B's just be a message to us that we should be paying attention "things that are wrong?"

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