Charles William Johnson began studying the math
and geometry behind ancient artwork systematically and full-time
around October, 1992. In 1997, the web-site, Earth/matriX: Science
in Ancient Artwork, www.earthmatrix.com, was set up to present the
research project's findings. Later, he set up Earth/matriX: Science
Today, www.theschemata.com, in order to make public the research
findings about the critique of the conventional periodic table of
the elements. And, finally, a third web-site was created, Earth/matriX:
Paleoanimation, www.paleoanimation.us, in order to begin publishing
the ancient animations resulting from the study of math and geometry
in ancient art.
Johnson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana,
where he resides today. Before he finished high school, he studied
at the Escuela de Verano in Mexico City at the National University
of Mexico [1959 and 1960]. He then returned to Mexico to study there
in 1963, but was offered a scholarship at El Colegio de Mexico.
At El Colegio de Mexico he finished the Master's program in Oriental
Studies and the Litentiate program in International Relations [1963
- 1969]. He then went on to finish the Master's program in Sociology
and the Doctorate program in Latin American Studies at UNAM [1973-1977].
Johnson was a full-time, tenured researcher at the Instituto de
Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM from 1972 to 1992. And, he was a
course professor at various universities in Mexico and Canada. He
was a consultant to the President of the World Congress of Indigenous
Peoples, Ottawa, from about 1988 until 1992.
In 1993, he finally left his position at the UNAM
and returned to his hometown to pursue the Earth/matriX research
project full-time. Since then, his day-job has been giving him a
scholarship to carry out his research. One of the leading premises
behind Johnson's research is that scholars need to interconnect
research themes as they are in reality already interconnected. Therefore,
at first glance the Earth/matriX research project may be considered
to be extremely broad. However, in Johnson's mind since all spacetime
events are connected to one another, there is a theoretical obligation
to consider any given subject of analysis in relationship to as
many fields of matter-energy as possible.
Although the Earth/matriX Project began as a study
of the math and geometry behind ancient artwork, the very findings
of that research carried Johnson into the fields of physics and
chemistry, fields in which he has not had an formal training or
studies. In a sense, it is the research subject-matter that guides
the researcher into exploring different relationships. Back in 1992,
Johnson says that he would never have thought of creating a different
kind of periodic table of the elements. His studies in the Maya
Long Count caused him to consider the creation of two distinct periodic
tables now, an electronic schema and a neutronic schema design.
And, the study of the ancient artwork also guided him into considering
the idea of paleoanimations, ancient animations. These are not animations
that Johnson has dreamed up, but rather derive from the math and
geometry embedded in the ancient artwork itself.