This article was originally published on Code 144 in 2016.
Some changes and additions have been made here.
The Red Door is Missing!
Up until about 2013, visitors to the Coral Castle of Florida would see the iconic Red Door when entering through the main entrance on the West side.
It turns out that the Red Door has been taken away!
We should not forget
This page is to document such an important missing feature of Coral Castle, and to help ensure that it is not forgotten. Perhaps, sooner or later, the Red Door may also be restored, or at least sighted, once again!
I was able to take many photos of the Red Door when visiting Coral Castle in 2009. Upon my return a few years later, the Red Door had been completely removed, with only the similarly colored Red Bell remaining.
When I revisited in 2014 the Red Door had been taken away
If you are anything like me, it makes you cringe to think of how these changes add up over time, as more and more authentic aspects of Ed’s intentions vanish into the aether.
In 2009 I brought a tape measure. The good people at Coral Castle don’t like it when you measure things, and I want to measure everything. I think they should let me measure everything, because there is no downside for them, and potentially massive upsides.
I was standing by the Red Door and I took a good look around. There was a short window of opportunity where no one was looking at me! So I grabbed some measurements. (I admit it.)
Compared with more complex shapes at Coral Castle, the two-dimensional linear features of the Red Door are extremely welcome, making measuring an easy task.
The Square Root of 2
The height of the Red Door is 81″. That’s 9 x 9 inches for the height of the door.
The width of the door appears less interesting at first, however it turns out that the Red Door is a Square Root of 2 rectangle.
What does this mean?
If you know anything about the SqRt2 ratio, you will know that the A series of paper, i.e. A4 is based on this ratio. It has the property of ratio retention after folding. If you fold this rectangle in half, it will still have the SqRt2 ratio after it has been folded, regardless of the number of times it is folded.
The Red Door is also directly associated with the Red Bell, which is identical in color, and placed immediately above the door. Unlike the Red Door, the Red Bell is still in its proper position.
The Red Color is a reference to the Phi Life Force, as opposed to the Grey Stone Walls, which are not manifesting Phi onto themselves. It is also the case that the Red Door and Bell are receiving electrons, and yet this can be covered more in the future.
Manifesting Phi is what it’s all about, and the Red Door matters, and will continue to matter.
I will gladly install the Red Door at the front of my house if it is unwanted.
A reliable source (me) says that the Cooker is also containing this same Square Root of 2 Ratio. The Cooker is three-dimensional, and it has this ratio on each of its 4 sides.. The Cooker is about 25% larger in its replication of this fine ratio.
What used to be on the door?
A photo taken immediately after Ed passed away in December 1951 shows that Ed left the door with the words RING BELL printed on its top right section.
Additional photos reveal that prior to this time Ed had marked the door with different words.
RING BELL … TWO MINUTES ATTENDANT … BE HERE
It seems reasonable to suggest that a couple of words might be hidden behind the girl.
IN TWO MINUTES
WILL BE HERE
What did Ed leave on the door after 1951?
A line connects through three small circles, or rings (relating to how the signs declare RING TWICE and RING BELL, for three total rings). The central small circle is surrounded by a sun with 16 rays. The 16 matches the 16 of the Masonic Sun, frequently identified in historical sources.
The ring at the bottom says 21 EARTH. The ring at the top has no immediately obvious label.
Is there anything on the back of the door?
See for yourself! You won’t be disappointed.
One day in the distant future I like to think that the Red Door will regain its rightful (and well earned) place at the West Side Entrance of Coral Castle.
It doesn’t look quite right without it.
If you have any more information or notes about the Red Door, add your comments below.