Cosmic Eight Unites Spiritual and Physical Realms. This statement implies numbers are the highest reality. This view is reminiscent of the ancient Pythagorean School. “Harmony of the spheres” was the name applied to this concept.  It maintained that the planets and stars move according to mathematical equations. Ratios of these motions corresponded to musical intervals. Music was created by the motion of planets an inaudible symphony. . Music of the spheres usesmot only harmonic, but also mathematical or religious concepts.
Cosmic Eight Has a Special Place in Pool
The 1st and primary or strongest overtone is the octave. Appropriately, Dr. Billiards gives a relevant demonstration of the nature of harmonics below. The note one octave higher (eight diatonic tones) than the fundamental or primary note is the 1st overtone. You can hear its strength on the youtube demonstration.
Piano string harmonics and chords
YouTube – Jun 1, 2007
So What are some examples of the Cosmic Eight?
Eight numbers the measures in a phrase of music .
It defines the fundamental overtone of music.
Eight electrons in the outside orbital of an atom has greatest stability.
At the Great Pyramid each side of the square based is 8 Great Cubits. A Great Cubit = 55 smaller Egyptian cubits (1.71818…) feet.
One of the 5 Platonic solids is the cube. Eight corners give it definition. A number of holy sites were conceived as cubes. A prime example is the Ka’aba of Islam. Also, the back 3rd of the Temple of Solomon was where the Holy Ark was kept. It possibly was cubic.
Eight, as an octagon, is considered to be a compromise between the circle and the square.
The Hebrew verb for love is Ahav. Spelled with Hebrew letters. its gematria is eight. [אהב]. Gematria is the doubling of letters and numbers with the same symbol. Aleph is 1. Beis is 2. Hei is 5. Love, therefore, totals 8. Notice, Ahav’s 1,2, and 5 are Fibonacci numbers. God is love as John stated. Why not call on our Creator as love, or the Hebraic Ahav? Below # 8, & #9 are internal links on the subject. My insights came in the mountains by Oquaga Lake pictured below. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. The lake was the former home of the Lennie Lenape tribe.
Reincarnation as per the Great Pyramid is Upscale. Can numbers be read like words? What if at one time they were? Nowadays numbers use one side of the brain. Words use the other. At one time they were represented by the same symbol. That is called by the Greek word, gematria.
Today, language functions include grammar, vocabulary and literal meaning. These use one side of the brain. Numbers and music, on the other hand, tend to favor the other side. Words are typically lateralized to the left hemisphere. This is true especially in right handed individuals. Language production is left-lateralized in up to 90% of right-handers. It is more bilateral, or even right-lateralized, in left-handers.
So What Can Numbers of the Great Pyramid Tell Us of Reincarnation?
First, we need to look at perfect numbers. Read the internal link below. You’ll see how 28 is a perfect number. Also, ancient civilizations did not recognize zero as an independent number. Why is this important? The height of the Great Pyramid originally was 280 shorter Egyptian cubits. That cubit is 1.71818… feet. Twenty-eight is the essential number. However, a 5 cubit tip has been missing since time immemorial. Legend has it, if it ever would be restored, a Golden Age would return. This event can be read by numbers. Twenty-eight is perfect. The Great Pyramid would be perfect when 5 cubits are added to its 275 cubit truncated height. Thus: 275 cubits + 5 cubits would equal 280 cubits.
Let’s Continue Read its Numbers to Arrive at Reincarnation
The Pyramid’s square base is 440 shorter cubits on each side. The Hebrew language gives us a clue as to the meaning. In Hebrew the word for death is pronounced, “mate”. In the game of chess, losing is called checkmate.
Mate is spelled with two Hebrew letters as mem and tav (מת). Remember, the letters double as numbers.Mem is the symbol for 40. Tav is the symbol for 400. Thus 40 + 400 = 440. Here is how death, reincarnation and perfection can be read at the Great Pyramid. Death is horizontal- flat out. That is the 440 (mate) position that measures each side of the flat square base. We strive for perfection by rebirth until we reach the height of perfection. That is incorporated by number 280. Again, 280 cubits is the height with the restored tip. Twenty-eight is a perfect number. So we are reincarnated until we go as high as we can go in the ancient Egyptian view. Then, there is no need for more incarnations.
Perfect Numbers are Attached to People and Civilization in Surprising Ways. First, what are perfect numbers? In number theory, a perfect number is a positive integer. It is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors. Of course, that excludes the number itself. Look below. The 1st four perfect numbers are 6, 28, 496, and 8128. Euclid knew of these numbers. He generated the formula.
Euclid proved that 2p−1(2p − 1) is an even perfect number whenever 2p − 1 is prime (Euclid, Prop. IX.36).
For example, the first four perfect numbers are generated by the formula 2p−1(2p − 1), with p a prime number, as follows:
for p = 2: 21(22 − 1) = 6
for p = 3: 22(23 − 1) = 28
for p = 5: 24(25 − 1) = 496
for p = 7: 26(27 − 1) = 8128.
Perfect numbers become incredibly high quite quickly. The point is they are quite sparse in the number scheme. The first three (6,28 and 496) make surprising appearances. Let’s begin with number 28.
Perfect Numbers Explain the Use of the Lunar Calendar
It takes 27 days, 7 hours, and 43 minutes for our Moon to complete one full orbit around Earth. This is called the sidereal month. It is measured by our Moon’s position relative to distant “fixed” stars. However, about 29.5 days to complete one cycle from new Moon to new Moon. The average of the two lunar cycles is about 28 days. The solar days of the year are not a perfect number. Human hands we have a perfect 28 total. Explained in the picture below.
The 10th Emanation on the Tree of Life Uses 496
In Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. The doubling of letters and numbers is still called by the Greek name, gematria. The Tree of Life has 10 emanations. They are represented by 10 circles. The 10th is called Makuth. This translates to “Kingdom.” Malkuth has a gematria of 496. By using this 3rd perfect number (496), the intent is that our Creator sought perfection in Creation. This word is used throughout the Bible.
Johannes Brahms – His Life was Marked by Extremes. This is especially true with the ladies. He had a difficult time striking a happy medium. After Schubert, Brahms has become my favorite composer. His music has such a soul searching quality. I feel musically he was always searching for ideal love. Brahms was also charitable. To help out his family, he gave music lessons. He also played the piano in taverns, bordellos and local dance halls in his early teens. He never married. I quote The Classical Music Experience by Julius H. Jacobson. In his chapter about Brahms:”That (taverns) was my first impression of women…..And you expect me to honor them as you do?” The constant rough work with irregular hours affected his health. However, his attitude toward Robert and his wife, Clara Schumann, was totally different.
Brahms first visited the couple in Düsseldorf on 30 September 1853. Both welcomed him warmly. Robert was highly enthusiastic about the young man’s compositions. He went so far as to call the coming savior of German music!
However, Robert Schumann was becoming more and more unbalanced. He attempted suicide and was hospitalized. Brahms often visited Schumann in the hospital, . His friends, Joseph Joachim and Albert Dietrich, came with him. Brahms then lived with Clara and the children in the Schumann house. He became was helplessly in love with Clara. He wrote in frustration during 1855: “I can do nothing but think of you… What have you done to me?Can’t you remove the spell you have cast over me?” All accounts point to them as having had a strictly Platonic relationship.
How Johannes Brahms Paralleled Scott Joplin in America
Scott Joplin, like Brahms, played bordellos and taverns for income. He was also hailed by Europeans as the first great, original, legit, American composer. Kaiser Wilhelm of Austria is quoted as saying, at last someone has produced authentic, original American music. The King loved ragtime! Joplin officiated the American style of fun and syncopation. In this way he was not only a savior, but also, the father of American music. Enjoy my rendition of Scott Joplin’s Entertainer.
Conclusion: It’s fun to make comparisons. Who would ever think to compare Johannes Brahms with Scott Joplin? And yes, I have one or two openings for piano students in Sarasota.
Reviving Beautiful Music at Circleville, Ohio Lecture. A concert has just been given concert to commemorate a violinist that I worked with for some 15 years. His stage name was Rubinoff and His Violin. My lecture is soon to be accessible.
The performance also included an élite 28 piece orchestra. During intermission, I played the Ohrenstein/Rubinoff arrangement of the Fiddler on the Roof with violinist Steven Greenman. He is a master violinist. Like Brahms and Bartok, he composes and collects folk music. Recently, his tour of Poland included Krakow. Below is a sample of his exquisite violin playing. This youtube post currently has over 67,000 hits. He plays from the soul. His music take you out the petty cares of the day. He then places you in touch with your soul. For the Circleville concert, Steven played Rubinoff/Ohrenstein arrangement of the Fiddler with feeling, polish and finesse. Rubinoff would have been quite pleased.
Joseph Rubin was the conductor of the orchestra. He also was the organized the concert. The Maestro contacted me for the event. What a busy schedule! He is the curator of the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville, Ohio. I have the link to the Museum below. It’s more than worth the time to fully examine the link. The concert was held at Circleville High School:
We’ve currently had some 60 years of mostly rhythmically dominated music. Time and trends go in cycles. A prime example is found in classical music. J.S. Bach passed away in 1750.The rococo and classical movements endured until approximately 1810. At that time, Beethoven led the transition to the Romantic era. I think that the times are about to elevate proponents of beautiful music. That’s when the Circleville Three (Joseph, Steven and myself) will become prominent. Of course, the movement will be carried by countless others. I say, let the Ted Lewis Museum lead the way. Please support this Museum. Answer affirmatively to the Ted Lewis question: “Is everybody happy?”
Cotton Club was a Center for Celebrities Like Rubinoff and Durante. Why am I blogging about this? Because in these times: Let’s all get happy. Please share this with everyone. Spread the cheer!
I worked with Rubinoff and His Violin for some 15 years. He is seated at the piano in the featured picture. Durante is playing Rubinoff’s violin.
Rubinoff was at the show biz heart of both of New York and L.A. In the 1930’s he grossed hundreds of thousand of dollars annually.
I think we are about to return to glamour and good times. I hope to help that along. It’s time we all had “fun”. Let’s start with Betty Boop. Then we’ll continue with Jimmy Durante and others. Durante was famous for his “big nose”. Everyone seemed to have a gimmick.
First, who was Betty Boop?
A title card of one of the earliest Betty Boop cartoons
James Francis “Jimmy” Durante and Rubinoff were great friends. Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an Americansinger, pianist, comedian, writer, and actor. His famous nickname was The Great Schnozzola (a reference to his big nose). He was also known for his deep raspy voice. His gimmick was saying: “Ha-Cha-Cha-Chaaaaa!”. He won an Emmy Award in 1952.
The Cotton Club Thrives
As for the Cotton Club: Dave told me about how he enjoyed the Club in 1930’s. There was always good food and entertainment. When Rubinoff arrived they always played the theme from his radio show: “Give Me a Moment Please.” He first met Durante at the Club. He also met such celebrities as: Cab Calloway. Lena Horne, Satchmo, Ethel Waters, Joe Louis, Louis Armstrong, and, of course, The Great Schnozzola.
Rubinoff told me he also had special reserved tables at Club 21, Mama Leoni’s, Trocadero’s and Lindy’s. I ask my reader: Is that having a good time, or what? Finally, Jimmy Durante was a regular on The Chase and Sandborn Hour with Rubinoff. Once when Eddie Cantor, the host, went on holiday, Durante substituted. Below is an internal link. It tells some of my story with Rubinoff. I hope to spread the fun!
Happy Birthday Complete with Clarinet, Cane and Top Hat. Whoever has a birthday can enjoy this post. Please share it with all your friends! I (blogger David) have just return from a once in a lifetime experience: A visit to the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville, Ohio. Ted Lewis was famous for his saying: “Is everybody happy?”Joseph Rubin is the museum curator. He invited me and included my wife to be part of a commemoration concert.
The concert was to honor the man I worked with for some 15 years: Rubinoff and His Violin. He was also a part of the Big Band scene even though he played the violin. He also was part of the Hollywood scene. America loved his music. This was in the 1930’s. Then, he was grossing an income as high was $500,000.00 yearly. I think the Ted Lewis Museum is every bit as good as the museum featured in the movie, National Treasure. It has a lot of spirit, thanks to Joseph Rubin. This gracious curator has a solid musical background. Rubin works as an administrator for the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. He also founded the Canton Comic Opera Company. He states “Most people today don’t know what a revue is.”
Happy Birthday also to Rubinoff thanks to Joseph Rubin
Rubin spent months sorting and translating countless cigarette-burned, taped-together pages of music. They “looked like they went through a war.” For this purpose he used composition software.
The hoopla is about to begin. Great things are in the making. However, here and now you can enjoy Rubinoff and I playing our arrangement of the Fiddler on the Roof. Steven Greenman and I played this same arrangement in concert. Below are Rubinoff and I playing in New York in 1984. The performance was given in the Catskills at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. Let joyfulness and festivities begin!
Advanced Science Used Number Squares in B .C. Today, periodic charts are in vogue. Number square, I believe, were used in the past. Perhaps they are even more revealing than the periodic chart? My internal link below puts forth Neolithic possibilities. In the link, I explain how such knowledge was possibly the remnant of a lost civilization. Yes, Atlantis is in the running. Whatever the event, it is lost from collective memory. However, number squares are the survivors. Their application has been lost. Many blogs on DSOworks are about reactivating these squares. The most intriguing is the smallest number square. I believe the gospels were referring to this number square. It is 3 x 3. This is because if you know its secret codes, it becomes gigantic.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed is one of the shorter parables of Jesus. It appears in Matthew (13:31–32), Mark (4:30–32), and Luke (13:18–19). In the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, it is immediately followed by the Parable of the Leaven, which shares this parable’s theme of the Kingdom of Heaven growing from small beginnings. It also appears in the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas (verse 20).
Advanced Science is Hinted at by Biblical Parables
Sometimes in our quest for knowledge for advanced science, we can be blinded by a light that is too bright. The bright light of the periodic chart is such a light. The table was published by Dmitri Mendeleev. The year was 1869. He built upon earlier discoveries Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier and John Newlands.
On the featured picture please notice:
The charactertistic number is what any two opposite numbers total. Any two opposite numbers on the 9 x9 square above total 82. This number number square of the Moon defines the atomic number of the ash of nuclear fission. That is lead-82.
The characteristic number on the 5 x 5 number square is 26. Iron has a 26 atomic number. Iron defines the limits of nuclear fusion on stars. When enough iron is fused at the core of a star, the star explodes. That is what creates the heavier elements.
Much has been overlooked on the periodic chart. This is because it ignores ancient number squares. I think that placing number squares into fresh focus can initiate a new Golden Age of peace and plenty.
Another Ancient Dodecahedron in Summeria. Check the last blog. This same model applied to ancient Israel. The blog explains the parallel. This same figure explains our current musical circle of fifths. The dodecahedron is quite inclusive. Ancients ascribed the overall shape of the Universe to this figure. Click on my internal link below: Translating Geometry to Words and Numbers. This link contains another internal link. Both also define the dodecahedron in antiquity.
Visiting Summeria For Another Ancient Dodecahedron
The Summerians, like many cultures, had 12 gods. The Israelites also used the dodecahronal model. However, they substituted 12 tribes for the 12 deities. One God centered the whole system. In Summeria each god was assigned a number. The male deities had numbers 10,20, 30, 40, 50 and 60. The female deities were 5, 10, 15, 25, 35, 45, and 55. We have the following list:
Male deities: Ishkur/Adud was 10…. Utu/Shamash was 20… Nanna/Sin was 30…Ea/Enki was 4o…Enlil was 50…Anu was 60.
Female deities: Ninnhursag was 5…Iaanna/Ishtar was 15. ..Ningal was 25… Niaki was 35…Ninlil was 45…Antu was 55.
With our featured picture we have five numbers and a corresponding Summerian god pinned to each of the 12 pentagons. In effect the numbers define the 5 vertices of each of the 12 pentagons.
Look at how varied the dates of its various uses are. The 12 primary key signatures of the circle of fifths became prevalent in the 18th century. It is still widely used. The dodecahedron’s parallel to the 12 tribes of Israel was officially established in Israel about 1,000 B.C. The 12 Summerian gods came about 4,000 B.C.
Ancient civilizations associated the simplest number square (3 X 3) with Saturn. This number square has hidden codes not seen by most. That is my reference in the featured picture. It can be look at by 3 numbers at the time or by hundreds. It literally is the stamping mill of the Universe. Many blogs on this website are about this number square. Read my internal link below. Why all this fuss? Understanding this lost knowledge and its redeployment can initiate a new Golden Age. Such an age is marked by peace and plenty.
Translating Geometry to Words and Numbers. My advance scout for a number of my blogs about antiquity has been the Reverend John Michell. I was introduced to his writings in 1970. It was The View Over Atlantis. The key is a subject that few have even heard of: “Gematria.” Hear is Wikipedia’s take on the subject. It offers some background for this blog.
Gematria/ɡəˈmeɪtriə/ (Hebrew: גמטריא גימטריא, plural גמטראות or גמטריאות, gematriot) originated as an Assyro-Babylonian-Greek system of alphanumeric code or cipher. Later adopted into Jewish culture. It assigns numerical value to a word. Names or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to the number. This may apply to Nature, a person’s age, or even the calendar year.
Similar systems, many inspired by Hebrew gematria, have been used in other languages. These include i.e. Greek isopsephy and Arabic abjad numerals.
An example of Hebrew gematria is the word chai (life). It has two letters. They add up to 18. This has made 18 a “lucky number” among the Jewish people. Gifts of money in multiples of 18 are traditional for this reason.
Translating Geometry of the Dodecahedron
In Hebrew gematria the noun for “Israel” translates to 541. A regular pentagon has 5 vertexes of 108° each vertex. That totals 540°. The additional “1” in Israel (541) יִשְׂרָאֵל represents the the core of Israel- One God. Here is the process:
Each of the 12 tribes belong to Israel (541).
They each receive their own pentagon on the dodecahedron. This figure is one of the 5 Platonic solids.
There are the only 5 possible regular polyhedrons that can be constructed. All corners of these five must be tangent to a sphere’s surface. A sixth cannot be constructed.
Keep in mind: At one time many nations had 12 tribe cultures. Jewish tradition has kept it alive. Again, I refer to the Reverend John Michell. This time the book is the 12 Tribe Nations. Link is below. My contribution is illustrating Israel’s parallel to the dodecahedron. Also, below is my internal link of how our musical system relates to this same dodecahedron.