The length of the temple foundation is 45 feet. An editor of books on antiquity, Mortimer Wheeler, gave the figure. This is another confirmation of the 3 x 3 number square in building holy sites. In this case the use is obvious. The numbers on the square house 1-9. Total these numbers. You have forty-five. The 3 x 3 number square offers the quality holiness all over the Earth. Most likely, we could find its use on other planets with advanced life forms.
The tradition of using the 3 x 3 number square for Holy sites is amply covered on DSOworks.com.
Judaism as well as many of the beliefs of sacred antiquity spring from this 3 x 3 board. It becomes apparent when the boxes are filled with numbers one to nine arranged so that any row of three totals 15.
Temples Play Tick-Tack-Toe. Right below is a blurry picture of the tick tack toe board blueprint that includes the basis of both the Holy Temples in Jerusalem. The First Temple based on the middle row of 3 vertical boxes. That corresponds to the pictured middle. On the 3 x 3 number square, that relates to 9-5-1. The Second Temple was built to include the entire nine-boxed tick tack toe board. The 2nd temple extends the dimensions of the 1st to the left and right of 9-5-1. The First Temple was 60 x 20 cubits. According to the Tanach (Hebrew for Bible), the 2nd temple became 60 x 60 cubits.
The times we live in are wonderful. We can see the beauty and simplicity of holy sites worldwide. I believe this calls for a re-dedication to ancient principles that encouraged and enhanced peace. We all deserve nothing less than that.
Look at the music of the featured picture: The sequence is well known in America, Canada and England. In the U.S. the music is an excerpt from “My Country Tis’ of Thee.” In England it is “God Save the Queen (King)”. Bars 3 and 4 form a sequence with bars 1 and 2. They use the same pattern, only one tone lower. Just as a refresher, here is the British and American music on youtube. The British words are “Send him victories, Happy and glorious.” In America the corresponding words are “Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgram’s pride.”
Examples of how Musical Sequences are Universal and Basic
Let’s look at basic scientific sequences. They work on the same principle as music. In Platonic style, here’s two basic groupings of numbers: 3-4-5 and 6-7-8. We have a true pattern for musical sequence operating in math and the sciences.
3-4-5 has geometrical import. One is the single line that begins the process. The classic example is the 3-4-5 Pythagorean right triangle. The formula is 3² + 4² = 5². Of course, with the 5 Platonic solids, three use triangles (3 sides).These include the tetrahedron, octahedron and icosahedron. The cube uses squares (4 sides). The dodecahedron uses pentagons (5 sides). Pictures are below.
6-7-8 has implications for organic chemistry. Hydrogen begins the count. It is like the single line that begins form in geometry. Hydrogen’s atomic number is one. Six is carbon’s. Seven is nitrogen’s. Eight is oxygen’s.
Conclusions: This blog puts forth mathematicalPlatonism. Here mathematical entities are abstract They have no spatial, temporal or causal properties. They are eternal and unchanging. Numbers represent eternal truths. They are behind everything. Musical sequences, by sound, express their beaty through sound.
Secret Ancient Codes Known in Egypt. The secrets involved number squares. A favored was the “three by three magic square.” Why was it called magic? Because hidden codes can appear from seemingly nowhere. You just have to look past the bars. Most people are stopped by the lines. They think that nine has its own little box. Or, that seven is likewise an isolated number etc. People who believe this cannot see the truth. To the uninitiated, this is to what God says to Isaiah in 42:16. Making “crooked things straight”, means getting rid of the bars. In this manner, secret ancient codes are revealed.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not. I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things I will do unto them, and not forsake them. This is God’s promise to Isaiah for redemption.
Magic squares, in this sense, can be likened to stage or street magic. Priests, prophets, engineers and builders used the magic square in a practical manner. The 3 x 3 number square is not paranormal or ritual magic. This square, however, can entertain and engage. Just like the entertainer in this picture. In this sense, real technical magic is one of the oldest performing arts in the world. Use of magic squares are documented in Neolithic times. I believe they were used before the Great Deluge in Noah’s time. I have blogged about their use in Lepenski Vir, Jericho, and Troy. Check out posts on DSOworks.com. These ancient sites were measured by characteristic numbers of number squares.
However, religious priests of various cultures took the magic square’s properties to heart. Here are a couple of examples of how it was used.
Egypt, the Great Pyramid of Gizeh. Get rid of the bars. Add the numbers three at the time as follows: 492 + 618; or 438 + 672. In both cases, the total is 1110. The perimeter around the Great Pyramid is 1110 megalithic yards.
Here’s how the Greek priests of ancient Athens used the magic square: Make 1110 the circumference of a circle. Its diameter becomes 353.
I copied part of my 353rd blog for this post: Three hundred fifty third blog and Hermes. This is a special blog. In antiquity a letter and numbers shared a symbol. This was true in Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, etc. In most modern languages, a letter has one type of symbol. The number has another. This ancient approach to communication was called by a Greek name- gematria. Three hundred fifty third blog, therefore is about Mercury-Hermes. The spelling by Greek letters of Hermes equated with 353. Hermes (/ˈhɜːrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, the son of Zeus and the PleiadMaia, and the second youngest of the Olympian gods (Dionysus being the youngest). Hermes was the emissary and messenger of the gods. The Romans called Hermes by the name, Mercury.
In other words, Hermes is found in the concealed span or diameter of a hidden code in the simplest of number squares. That is his domain.
Musical Orphanage Outlet in Venice for Vivaldi. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi ( 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an ItalianBaroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Four orphanages for girls existed in Venice, Italy. They taught females the art of music. Antonio Vivaldi worked at the Ospedale (orphanage) della Pieta. He was employed there for more than 30 years. He duties included composer, violin maestro, and orchestral conductor.
When musical styles later changed during his employment, he lost his job. He went to Vienna, impoverished. After he died, no one even knew where he was buried until 1938. My main source of reference is Landowska On Music. Wanda Landowska quotes Italian President, De Brosses. The points made come in part from his: Lettres familieres ecrites d’Italie (1739 – 1740). De Brosses lived during Vivaldi’s time. He gives a glimpse into the musical life of Italy.
Musical Orphanage Outlet Description
Why were there four female orphanages needed in Venice? Girls were left in orphanages for three reasons (1) They were illegitimate. (2) They were orphaned. (3) They were placed there by parents who could not afford to keep them. Poor families often orphaned their girls. Hence the key words of this blog:
How were they brought up? The State paid their expenses. They were trained exclusively to excel at music. De Brosses stated: “They sing like angels and play the violin, the cello. the bassoon; in short, there was no big instrument that could terrify them.” Hence the key words of this blog: Musical Orphanage Outlet.
De Brosses stated about Vivaldi: “I heard him claim that he could compose a concerto faster than a copyist could write them down.”
Alas, Vivaldi’s music went out of fashion. His death was not even noticed. In 1938 it was learned that he died in 1741 and was buried in Vienna. That’s some 200 years in passing. Vivaldi would be rich on royalties if he were alive today:
Walter Kolneder in Antonio Vivaldi: His Life and Work states: A unofficial survey of diners in Greenwich Ct. in the 1990’s claims: Today Vivaldi’s popularity has taken on such dimensions that it almost threatens that of other music.”
P.G. Goulding states in Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1000 Greatest Works: “The 4 violin concertos that make up the Four Seasons are most popular on many classical radio stations.”
Immediately below in Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Solo violin is played and the orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman.
The Four Seasons: Winter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve2rqERbeWo Itzhak Perlman plays and
What conclusions might we draw from this blog? To make a living, one must know what is on the horizon and be able to respond, appropriately. Genius does not guarantee a living. Also, everyone has their day in the Sun. That means it is necessary to put aside resources for a rainy day. As a musician, I greatly sympathize with the plight and challenges of all serious musicians- men and women. Even a genius like Vivaldi greatly suffered.
Will Rogers Plays Had a Place in My Life Through Rubinoff. For years I worked with “Rubinoff and His Violin.” He always would praise Will Rogers. Rubinoff stated in his autbiography: “Will used to give me advice. He was a happy fellow and a pleasure to be near. Will advised me on timing, how to time my gestures, how to get the audience to do my bidding, and how to talk to provoke the appropriate responses.” This quote is from Rubinoff’s book, Dance of the Russian Peasant. His wife, Dame Darlene Rubinoff, co-authored the book with her husband. Maestro Rubinoff always paid homage to Will Rogers at his concerts.
Will Rogers Plays:
William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879, in present-day Oologah, Oklahoma—then part of Indian territory. … Himself part Cherokee, Rogers socialized with both indigenous people. Interest in Will Rogers plays found its way into a hit Broadway show: The Will Rogers Follies is a musical with a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.
It focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers, using as a backdrop the Ziegfeld Follies, which he often headlined, and describes every episode in his life in the form of a big production number.
He gave Rubinoff a gigantic pocket watch. Will had the poem below engraved on its back. Will also included his picture with Dave with the following inscription: “To the greatest fiddler in the world. Your Pal, Will Rogers 1932.” Rubinoff recited it at every single concert. Audiences loved it. Here are some paraphrases::
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
Now is the only time we own,
So live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in “Tomorrow,”
For the Clock may then be still.
Conclusion: So many were jealous of Rubinoff. Musicians frequently were contemptuous about how he pandered to the public. However, they were really jealous of his income. In the 1930’s he made as much as $500,000/year. Now I offer a present to all my readers. Here is a free youtube link to Rubinoff and I, performing at our last concert in 1984. And yes, he’ll show off his Will Rogers pocket watch. You can hear the thunderstorm at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House during the concert. Oh yes, please share. This is happy and entertaining!
People Berries are Like the Fruit Berries- Oquaga Spirit Speaks. Yes, we have an analogy. Computers are not great in inventing analogies. Poets are. Especially when the poet is an American Indian spirit. This spirit dwells around Oquaga Lake. Now, you must be asking, how does this analogy hold water? I lived and worked in the Catskill Mountains. The Scott family hired me as their piano player. The resort is called Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. If you think I’m a little off with this thought, first consider this quote by Shakespeare. Then I will offer the analogy
“ Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name. ”
People Berries as per the Oquaga Spirit
Here is the analogy. It is from my book The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. The book contains some 80 poems. It is available as a product on DSOworks.com. The spirit says in this excerpt from “The Smells of Childhood Remembered.”
The berries are the bells of summer.
Wild strawberries in June.
Then raspberries and blueberries.
Blackberries bring the harvest Moon.
Likewise, people who mature early are like the “Wild strawberries in June.” Those who mature in middle age are like the raspberries and blueberries. Those who mature later in life are like the luscious blackberries. Enjoy the wisdom of the Oquaga Spirit! Here is a free reading. I hope to recite this American Indian’s poetry in person around the world.
Three hundred fifty third blog and Hermes. This is a special blog. In antiquity a letter and numbers shared a symbol. This was true in Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, etc. In most modern languages, a letter has one type of symbol. The number has another. This ancient approach to communication was called by a Greek name- gematria. Three hundred fifty third blog, therefore is about Mercury-Hermes. The spelling by Greek letters of Hermes equated with 353. Hermes (/ˈhɜːrmiːz/; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, the son of Zeus and the PleiadMaia, and the second youngest of the Olympian gods (Dionysus being the youngest). Hermes was the emissary and messenger of the gods. The Romans called Hermes by the name, Mercury.
The messages of Hermes were top secret. But no longer! We will explore the source of Hermes and his message. Make 353 into the diameter of a circle. Multiply it by pi. Its circumference becomes 1110 (rounded down). Hermes message is a secret code hidden in a number square.
What the three hundred and fifty third blog reveals
This is the secret. It is hidden in the smallest of the ancient number squares. By hidden codes, it is also the largest. As a matter of fact, it can be worked to infinity. Called by the name of its planetary association, it represents Saturn. By the way, this is one of the primary meanings of the term: “Squaring the Circle”. We have just turned a circle and its diameter into a number square. But where’s the 1110? Very briefly, 492 + 618 = 1110. Again, 438 + 672 = 1110. Or, 951 + 159 = 1110. We now have the circumference that as a diameter, Hermes inhabits. This is further explained on other DSOworks.com blogs. They are free to enjoy.
Megalithic measure, also found in Malta, found its way into Judaism – some 2500 years later! The specific measure is the megalithic yard. It equals 2.72 feet. My book on sacred engineering was set into triangle on site of the featured picture. First, sacred engineering was based on the simplest number square. It is the traditional arrangement of the 3 x 3 number square pictured below. In paradox fashion, it is also the most complex.
First, a description of the megalithic yard: A Megalithic Yard (MY) is a unit of measurement of about 2.72 feet (0.83 m), that some researchers believe was used in the construction of megalithic structures. The proposal was made by Alexander Thom as a result of his surveys of 600 megalithic sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Britanny. Thom also proposed the Megalithic Rod of 2.5 MY. As subunits of these, he further proposed the Megalithic Inch of 2.073 centimetres (0.816 in), one hundred of which are included in a Megalithic Rod, and forty of which composed a Meglithic Yard.
How Megalithic Measure Comes From the Traditional Arrangement of the 3 x 3 Number Square
As you have just read, a megalithic inch is 0.816 inches. That is a straight read across the bottom of the number square.
A megalithic yard contains forty megalithic inches. Here’s the arithmetic: 40 x 0.816 = 32.64 inches. Next, 32.64″/12″ = 2.72 feet – or 1 MY.
Add the 8 perimeter numbers. For fun, start with the 8-1-6 trio. As 8 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 2 + 9 + 4 + 3 = 40. That is the number of megalithic inches in the megalithic yard. The megalithic inch is literally extracted from the 3 x 3 square’s basic and apparent image.
Plato refers to the 272 as the number of harmony in his Canon. Harmonia was the wife of Cadmus. Her name in Greek was spelled with the letters that added up to 272.
It is a masonic number. A rod of brickwork is 272 square feet.
The old Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England is 272 feet long. Even though is is called “old”, it was built circa 1611. This is over 5,000 years after the Malta temple.
The triangle in the picture below, like the featured picture, also holds my book: The Sacred Engineers’ Philosophy- the Pinnacle of Thought in the Unified Culture of Ancient Builders. The triangle on all sides, by whole or fraction, defines the basic megalithic yard of 2.72 feet.
As you can deduce, the Maltese temple at Tarxien and the English Hatfield House, built 5,000 years later, are part of the same number square tradition. This tradition once encompassed cultures worldwide in a former and lost Golden Age. I think that with their re-discovery, we are about to enter a new Golden Age of peace and plenty.
Harmony as 272 is also Built into Ancient Language
The Hebrew word for “Hebrew” has a three letter root: ayin, reisch, veis. It means to cross or pass over; as Abraham came from Ur to start the Hebrew nation. The gematria of the three letter root in Hebrew is 272.
The three letter word for Arab in the Hebrew language (which translates, evening) uses the same three letters, only re-arranged. Their numerical value by gematria spelled with Hebrew letters is, of course, 272.
Peace and Harmony are soon to be a natural state between all nations. Sites built by the code must be rebuilt in a new re-dedication to a new return to peace and plenty. These sites are all around the Earth. Let’s be joyful!
Balanced Measurement Historically by Fives and Sixes. I know. You are thinking the title is beyond logic. “Five and six what”, you ask? A quick response: Words favor the left side of the brain. Left-sided thinking dominates most of our culture. Math and music use the right side. That’s where this blog is coming from- the right side. I refer you to chapter six of The City of Revelation. Michell entitles the chapter- ” Sacred Geometry: The Plan of the Holy City.” In that chapter we find Mayananda’s drawing of a lily and rose. At one time the rose and lily were thought to be polar opposites. Here are some of his included highlights:
Five represents the strong petals of the rose. It has 13 weaker petals.
Six represents the petals of a lily.
Five has historically been the number of humanity. It is the core number of the ratio called “phi”.  It favors ratios of life including those found throughout the human frame.
Six was associated with inanimate nature, like the snowflake.
Five was the footprint of the pentagon.
Six was the mark of the hexagon
Thus. five was considered yin. Six was thought of as yang.
So Where are the Ancient balanced Measurement Units?
Below is a list of balanced measurement units used in antiquity:
6/5 = 1.2 An Egyptian remen is 1.2165 feet (It gets better in a moment).
6 x 5/6 + 5 = 2.727272…A megalithic yard is 2.72 feet.
6 x 6 x 6/5 x 5 x 5 = 1.728. The larger Egyptian cubit is 1.728 feet.
6²/5² – 1.44. One hundred and forty four is a Fibonacci number.
6 x 6 x 6 x 6 / 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 2.0736. Approximates the Palestinian cubit of 2.107 feet.
(6 to the 6th power) / (5 to the sixth power) = 2.979…This is close to the three feet of the English yard.
Very important for Central America and the Mexican Pyramid of the Sun: The key unit of measure was the “hunab.” (See Peter Tompkins Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids). The hunab is 3.41 feet. Again, the invaluable fives and sixes: (5 x 5 x 5) + (6 x 6 x 6) = 341. I took this information from a previous blog called “Measure Proves a Pre Genesis Citadel in Mexico.”
341 refers to world before Genesis. Here’s how: The name of the pre-creation God was Emesh אֶ֣מֶשׁ: “Laban said unto Jacob: The God of your fathers, Emesh, said to me…” In Hebrew “Emesh” literally means “yesternight.” Reference Genesis (31:29). Letters doubled as numbers in middle eastern languages. There were no separate numbers apart from letters. Here are the letters in Hebrew with their representative numbers.
אֶ֣מֶשׁ – Alef = 1; Mem = 40; shin = 300. Total is 341.
אֶ֣מֶשׁ- The three Hebrew letters of Emesh are the the “mother” of all the Hebrew letters. This total is merely another fusion of fives and sixes. In the Hebrew language these three letters are the classification heading for the the remaining 19 letters.
Conclusion: A rose and a lily are easy for all to enjoy. Also numbers 5 and 6 are easy to understand. But we need to know what this meant to the ancient, even pre-Genesis civilizations. This blog is merely a glimpse into the mindset of those who knew of this in antiquity.
Disappearing Mailboxes Out- Dates a Work of Art. Famed cartoonist, Harold Winer, created a number of illustrations for us. They were a thank you present. At one time he was associated with the Sarasota Music Archives. My wife Sharon, and myself, do musical charity work. The Sarasota Music Archives was one of the beneficiaries. It has one of the finest collections of sheet music in the country. As a thank you, Harold Winer gave us a number of art works. The Ohs is short for our last name, Ohrenstein.
Mail boxes have pretty much disappeared; yet, Sharon and I are still performing. We have started to write our own. I have always been a composer. Sharon writes the lyrics and book. Most recently, we wrote Golden Roads. It was the opening show for the Sarasolo festival. Carlo Thomas is our director. We thank him for his help. He guided our rehearsals. Also, he provided about 2 dozen artistically made posters. During the course of the presentation, Sharon co-ordinates the dialogue with the pictures. Our show sold out, SRO. On the positive side, the mail is still there. Only, it is called e-mail. Speaking of which, please feel free to share this e-mail with friends. Let’s have many new shows of all typesthat can offer us rides on Golden Roads.