(October 17, 1936 – September 24, 2003)
Alan Bennett was a sailor by vocation whose passion, or “raison d’être,” turned to astronomy after he and a co-worker experienced an unexplained phenomenon at sea in November 1975. Call it a vision, a sighting or whatever you like, but from that point forward he found his thoughts filled with mathematics and geometric patterns and relationships. He began drawing pictures of geometric polygons and sensed that there was something in this that had to do with the solar system.
His new interest led him to study the science of ancient civilizations. His first insights into the connection of his thoughts to the solar system came in reading “The Secret of the Great Pyramid” by Peter Tompkins. Here it became clear that the ancient man knew of some of the same relationships that he had been working with, and that they appeared in the geometry of pyramids in Mexico, China and Egypt. Alan’s beliefs on the deeper meaning of the solar geometries are shared on the Perspectives page.
The work shown in this site is original, but Alan believed that others before him have had the same insights into the solar system and that this knowledge has been long since lost. It was his passion and pleasure to bring this knowledge to you in hopes that it will bring us to a deeper understanding of our universe, and of our Creator, who crafted it with such amazing perfection.
This site was written and developed by Gary Meisner, based on the concepts of solar geometry shared with him by Alan Bennett. Alan first contacted Gary in 1999 through Gary’s other site at www.goldennumber.net. Gary was perhaps the first person to fully examine and truly understand Alan’s concepts, and created this website for Alan so that they could be shared with others. The dialogue this created with people around the world was one of Alan’s great joys until his passing in 2003. The site is maintained by Gary as a memorial to Alan Bennett, who treated him like a member of his own family. See a photo tribute to Alan Bennett here.
Whatever you may think about the Alan’s Solar Geometries, there is no denying that there is something very remarkable in the experience that led Alan to pursue them, his passion to understand them, and the mathematical relationships they reveal in the relative positions of the planets within our solar system.