Stoneprints in historic Western sites

Cape Town’s Dutch forts made an innate imprint

Cape of Good hope early Dutch settlement, later named Cape Town (after Stoneprint labels and axial grid by Edmond Furter).

A Dutch harbour, water source, and vegetable garden on the sea route to India, soon grew into Cape of Good Hope village below Table Mountain. The sequence of archetypes in this map of early Dutch Cape Town is:

1 Builder; Fort Keep The Cow (bovid).
2 Builder; Mostert’s Mill (twisting).
2c Basket; Plot of Hendrik Boom. C-types are off the axial grid, but between specific axes.
3 Queen; Fort Corn Heap, or silo.
4 King; Fort Ruyterwag, Mounted Guard (equid); at Dutch Gardens (rectangle, field), on the almond shrub hedge at the outer river border.
4p Gal.S.Pole; Upper Dutch Gardens and canal (juncture).
5b Priest; Rondebosch, Round Bush village.
5c Tail; Remajenne’s Green Field.
6 Exile; Groote Schuur (Great Warehouse), nearer the axial centre (ingress); later a hospital.

7 Child; Fort Keep the Bull (‘rope’).
7g Gal. Centre; Five mountain stream headwaters (water).
8 Healer; Table Mountain (large), as a bastion (strength).
9 Healer; Table Valley, between mountain arms.
9c Lid; Company Gardens. And Cape of Good Hope village. and Free Citizen’s village.
10 Teacher; Fort (guard) Good Hope, pentagonal.
11 Womb; Company Warehouse (‘womb’).
11p Gal.Pole; Road fork (juncture).
13 Heart; Fort Dune Heap (platform).
14 Mixer; Salt River mouth (mixture of two waters. Compare to Tarot trump 14, Temperance with two jugs).
15 Maker; Fort Lookout.
15g Gate; Salt River peninsula (juncture).

Midwineter marker; Bush road bend (juncture), on the long axis of the site from the invisible axial centre. This markers places midsummer on axis 15 or Gemini, implying spring and the cultural time-frame in Age Pisces, contemporary with the work.

Dominant general themes in the early Cape of Good Hope built site includes type 4 King, typical of horses, gardens, and rectangular fields (here as Dutch Gardens, motivation for the settlement); and type 7 Child, typical of bags, stores, ropes, manifestation, and juveniles. Cape Town now has several stoneprint layers, one consisting of Islamic (Muslim) spiritual master’s graves, named kramats.
The stoneprint analysis score on this early map is 14/25 features, 12/16 axial points, 2/5 polar markers, 2/4 thematic features; total 30/50, minus 1 feature off the grid; total 29/50, or 58%, about average as usual in sparse sites…………… [extract].

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By Edmond Furter

Edmond Furter wrote the book Mindprint, the subconscious art code (2014,, to demonstrate five layers of recurrent features in 200 artworks of all cultures and Ages, revealing the archetypal core content of culture. His second book, Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities (2016, Four Equators Media), expands demonstrations of the subconscious expression of archetypal structure to houses, temples, monuments, pyramid fields, geoglyphs, villages, cities and regions. The same structure also appears in mythology, such as Babylonian building rituals; and in reflexology points in our hands and irises, thus in nature. Stoneprint also demonstrates that the periodic table is a kind of natural 'culture', and that culture is a natural 'species' of behaviour. The structure in our works is as rigorous as grammar or DNA.
The books Mindprint, and Stoneprint, and editions of the structuralist anthropology periodical, Stoneprint Journal (some of which are available on, draw on extensive research in iconography, archaeology, history, esoterica, astronomy, art history and structuralist anthropology, spanning 26 years.
The core content of culture includes about 100 recurrent features of the sixteen main types, their sequence, five polar markers, and a time-frame orientation, that nature, individuals and societies subconsciously and compulsively express in all media. The mindprint or stoneprint model of structuralist anthropology has several major implications for all the human sciences, and offers a theoretical bases for a holistic approach to the study of the cultural record. Edmond Furter works as a freelance researcher and editor in Johannesburg.
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