I have been visiting this forum for about 2-3 years now and this is the very first time posting and hence just now registered.
I got a question
Why are You / we trying to decode
Edward`s writings ?
To find a hidden blueprints for a machine ?
To find the exact way how he cut, raised, moved and put in place stones?
Got another question.
How far have You gotten with this riddle?
Has it really answered at least one of Your question fully?
We don't really know why.
Again, we don't really know how far.
Of course not, nothing will answer all of our questions, because who can perceive to know the mind of God.
It is an honor to read and research what he did
Trust your intuition
I think the reason for that is because what he accomplished is multifaceted. I cannot speak for others, but I personally believe he left information throughout his works.. on purpose. However, even if he didn't, I study everything I can find about him so that I can understand how it was possible for one man to have such a grasp on such a broad range of topics. I personally believe that he understood something that allowed him to not only heal himself but also move giant stone, have the finesse to solder a watch spring, the patience to watch algae grow, to build his machine...
To be honest, if you've ever seen the movie Phenomenon, that's what comes to mind when I think of Ed except, I think Ed's ability is understandable; doable...once you understand what he understood.
I have not seen the movie. Most likely will check it out someday.
Got another question for everybody - how many times have you read all of his pamphlets?
I am really curious about this.
Personally I do not have the exact number for myself. But my guess would be ~20 times.
Also, in other threads I see people claiming that Edward worked with numbers and left clues in numbers. This seems kinda odd for me because, well, he only mentioned that magnets got to be in great numbers.
Well at least 20 times, but i have a nice audio CD with all of them (done by Matt @MagneticUniverse ) and i can listen to it, while i'm driving back home (about an hour), for countless days then i let it rest in my head for some time, so it finds its place there, then repeat.
I personally don't believe in those number games by Ed, i think he was more practical person and the key is hidden in plain sight (+ his books).
I think the number games started way back when the TV show In Search Of, mentioned the "secret" numbers on Ed's door, which have clearly been shown to be his immigration number.
I have no idea how many times I've read them; a bunch