Here’s how you use the Calculator. Open the Code Calculator Page, and tell me when you’re ready. Good!
1. First, you probably want to click on Full Screen View in the upper right. It will be much easier to see what’s going on.
2. Next, notice that there are 5 boxes that are highlighted in yellow. Two of them up top have dates in them, and the other 3 are multipliers that either roll the date-to-date time span forward or back (like 1x, 2x, etc.), or calculate based on some common fraction (like 1.5x). THESE ARE THE ONLY BOXES YOU EVER NEED TO CHANGE. The rest will automatically update once you change the relevant yellow box(es).
3. When you first open up the Calculator, you won’t be able to change any of the dates or numbers unless you click on “Click to Edit” in the grey box up top.
4. The actual use of the Calculator is simplicity itself. Plug in two dates that you want to use as the Base Measuring Dates, with the earlier date in box A7 and the later date in box C7. Write out the year in 4 digits, like 10/11/2007. Experiment with date pairings like the birth and death dates of a family member, your birth and marriage date, the birth dates of two children, or the dates of two historical events that seem to be meaningfully related, such as 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, or two dates that occur on or about the anniversary of each other. What you are looking to do is to find a relevant 3rd (4th or 5th or more) event at one of the fractional or multiplier dates.
2. When you plug in the dates, the Calculator will automatically show dates accurate to the day of all of the primary natural divisions between them: .25, .33, .5, .66, and .75, as well as at the two primary Fibonacci ratios, .382 and .618. It will also show fractional multiples into the future at 1.25, 1.33, 1.5 etc.
3. If you want to see resulting dates when you roll the entire timespan forward or backwards, that’s when you use the column of numbers and dates to the right of the light blue shaded Column D. But we’ve only shown dates to roll over 1, 2, 3, or 4 times. What if you want to roll over 10x? 13x? That’s what the “you pick” box is for. Just click on the yellow shaded boxes (forward or backward) and plug in the multiple you want to use.
4. Similarly, on the lower left you’ll see another “you pick” box with 1.8 in it. This box allows you to choose a fraction like .2, .8, 1.2 or 1.8 and have the relevant date punch out. You normally won’t need to use this, but may wish to one day.
5. Important! Sometimes the correlations will be uncannily accurate. I’ve seen that happen so many times that I am convinced that the Synchronicity Code theory is valid. But just because a date doesn’t fall on or very close to the exact date of a known third event does not mean the Code isn’t working properly. That would be like expecting cold weather to always start on the exact first day of winter and stop on the first day of spring. As a rule of thumb, if you are working with a span of time of 50 years or more, then accuracy to within +/- one year may be statistically relevant. If the interval is 10 years or less, look for accuracy to be on a monthly or weekly (or even daily) time scale. The many examples in The Synchronicity Code book will give you a feel for the tolerances you should expect.
6. One technical point. In 1752, England and its colonies replaced the old Julian calendar with the modern Gregorian calendar and also moved New Years Day from March 25th to January 1st. If you are working with dates prior to 1752 and your source has not adjusted for these changes, your calculations will not be exact. As you stretch farther in to the past though, you will often be working with very long time periods, so this inexactitude won’t be as much of an issue.
7. If you fear and tremble at the very site of the Calculator, don’t worry! Andrew has promised that he will give lots of examples of how to use it in upcoming posts.
Now time travel.
Boss of the Calculator Louie