Who built the Moon?

250px-Trip-to-moonChristopher Knight co-authored several books with Robert Lomas; the most famous would be The Hiram Key an investigation into the mystical roots of Freemasonry and Christianity. In his book Who Built The Moon Knight moves into perhaps even more controversial territory along with his current co-author Alan Butler an expert in astrology and astronomy.

On the face of it the question seems quite nonsensical as most would obviously say that the Moon emerged as a satellite of the Earth during the formation of the Universe following the alleged Big Bang, and that it was a purely natural formation.

But Knight and Butler had already dipped their toe into the pseudo-scientific genre with the publication of Civilization One, their initial joint writing venture, that like many in this field, had the temerity to suggest that an advanced prehistoric culture may have existed that orthodox science has up to now refused to accept the quite substantial evidence for.


What makes Knight and Butler’s thesis all the more interesting is that they believe all their evidence points to an ancient measurement, that being the Megalithic Yard (2.722 feet/82.966 cm), a measurement that is they say prevalent throughout pre-historic, but in particular Megalithic architecture, and reflects knowledge of the measurements of the Earth itself, something that orthodox science would have us believe was utterly impossible.


Professor Alexander Thom’s revelations provided the basis for their initial investigations, a scientific pioneer of the nascent disciplin we now know as archaeoastronomy. Born in Scotland in 1894 he was taught and then became a lecturer in engineering at Glasgow University, but his fascination was with Megalithic sites and their apparent lunar alignments (Butler, Civilisation One: The World Is Not As You Thought It Was, 2004).

‘From the previously available evidence the world had reasonably assumed that humans first invented the crudest form of science and principles of measurement some 5,000 years ago and that we have progressed from rough measures, based on paces or approximate body parts, to our refined measures across the intervening millennia. But the evidence put forward in this book turns this worldview on its head.

We have found that the further back in time we go, the greater the interconnection between units – and the deep science behind the very oldest measures makes modern systems seem arbitrary and trivial. It appears that before history was written there was an apparently single approach to measurement units that was based on the physical realities of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth.’ (Butler, Civilisation One: The World Is Not As You Thought It Was, 2004, pp. 202-3).


From studying Thom’s results Knight and Butler take the foundational information in Uriel’s Machine concerning the evidence of ancient science to a new stage, suggesting in Civilization One that there is indeed a ‘Great Underlying Principle’ of the Universe, one that modern science has ignored. In Who Built The Moon Knight and Butler would be seen as going too far into heretical territory. What they suggest next could have devastating consequences for Darwinism, and the modern scientific paradigm that the Universe is chaotic, and everything is down to chance and therefore so are humans.


This is the dichotomy that we are experiencing currently in what some believe is the biblical Armageddon, a time of revelation, of disclosure, of enlightenment. Typical of this are the books The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins a neo-Darwinist and establishment figure, and Rupert Sheldrake and his book The Science Delusion, a man looked upon as a pseudo-scientist.


Knight and Butler now take their ‘Great Underlying Principle’ further by suggesting that the Universe operates totally by design, total anathema to the Darwinists. One is reminded here of the ostensible juxtaposition regarding Colin Wilson’s research into identical twins in his book Beyond The Occult. Professor Tim Bouchard a psychologist from the University of Minnesota, and John Stroud an English social worker both investigated the enigmas surrounding identical twins in the late 1970’s.


‘Professor Bouchard quickly realized that the coincidences in the lives of the ‘Jim Twins’ were, so to speak, no coincidence. Where twins were concerned, coincidences were the rule rather than the exception’ (Wilson, 1988, pp. 166-9).


Knight and Butler cite a seeming intelligence that underpins this design, they term this the UCA (Unknown Creative Agency), along with a PIN number (366) that mathematically resonates with Thom’s Megalithic calculations that transmits the knowledge in code to a ten digit population that the UCA somehow knew would evolve at a certain time in the future (Butler, Who Built The Moon, 2005, pp. 133-7). This takes us straight into the world of time travel, sci-fi, Star Trek and Dr. Who, but also mirroring once again with the findings of Lethbridge, Schauberger, Steiner, Russell, Jung and Plato that the evidence does seem to suggest that intelligence does indeed underpin the Universe.


Again from Wilson’s book,


‘Jung’s attempt to resolve the mystery has something in common with David Bohm’s ‘implicate order’ theory – the notion that the ‘underlying reality’ of the world contains information about the whole universe – as well as with Rudolf Steiner’s Akashik Records. According to Jung, the ‘collective unconscious’ of the human race also contains knowledge of everything that has ever happened’ (Wilson, 1988, pp. 142-3).


‘If we look at the available information logically, and without preconceptions of what is and is not possible, the Moon appears to have been inserted into the Sun-Earth relationship with the accuracy of the proverbial Swiss clockmaker’ (Butler, Who Built The Moon, 2005, p. 141).

With Lethbridge’s pendulum experiments it was discovered that his results only made sense on a scale of 40, and that everything in this physical dimension was measured from 0-40 inches. On page 239 of Who Built The Moon there is a chart detailing the message in detail, on the chart the number 40 is very prevalent and is integral to the Sun-Moon, Earth megalithic mathematics (Butler, Who Built The Moon, 2005, p. 239).


Probably the most amazing theory put forward by Knight and Butler is that the ultimate message lies inside every human, within our junk DNA, and that humans or at least an entity with human intelligence designed the Moon, and therefore the whole Universe. Could it be that the biblical message from Genesis does indeed have a ring of truth to it?


‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness’


And does this resonate with the last paragraph from Picknett and Prince’s book The Templar Revelation?


‘It is that there is a need, not for more jealously guarded secrets and holy wars, but for tolerance and an openness to new ideas, free from prejudice and preconception. With no limits on the imagination, the intellect, or the spirit, perhaps the torch once kept alight by such luminaries as Giordano Bruno, Henry Cornelius Agrippa – and Leonardo da Vinci – may be ours to carry forward. And we may come to appreciate fully that old hermetic adage: Know ye not that ye are gods? (Prince, 1998, p. 480).










Butler, C. K. (2004). Civilisation One: The World Is Not As You Thought It Was. London, UK: Watkins.

Butler, C. K. (2005). Who Built The Moon. London, UK: Watkins.

Lomas, C. K. (2000). Uriel’s Machine. London, UK: Arrow.

Lomas, K. a. (1997). The Hiram Key. London, UK: Arrow.

Prince, L. P. (1998). The Templar Relevation. London, UK: Corgi.

Wilson, C. (1988). Beyond The Occult. London, UK: Bantam Press.

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