Characteristic cousins are the best way to describe these number squares

Characteristic Cousins are Found in Two Number Squares

Characteristic Cousins are Found in Two Number Squares. Number squares all have characteristic or featured numbers. The list below describes some of these.  First, consider the 5 x 5.

  • It is the sum of numbers 1 -25 = 325.
  • Any straight row of five numbers totals 65.
  • Any two opposite numbers equals 26.
  • The perimeter equals 208. The perimeter is the outside square casing.
  • The one central number is 13.

Now consider the larger 8 x 8 in the featured picture:

  • The sum of all the numbers 1 – 64 = 2080.
  • Any straight row of 8 numbers totals 260.
  • Any two opposite numbers = 65.
  • The perimeter equals = 910.
  • The four central numbers total 130

Mars and Mercury Are Characteristic Cousins by ancient  use of number Squares

Characteristic cousins
Picture source published on June 28, 2017 Conjunction of Mercury and Mars written by Oranum Psychic Togro

Somehow the 5 x 5 was attributed to Mars. The 8 x 8 called on Mercury. To us today, this seems mysterious.

 

Characteristic Cousins All Over the Place

Zero was considered to be a synthetic number in antiquity. Read the internal link below.

Tens: Here’s the Formula on How Tens Grow into Infinity

With this in mind look at the common characteristic numbers between these two squares. First, I should mention they are both Fibonacci numbers: Five and eight are part of the series that grow by addition of consecutive numbers:  1,1,2, 3, 5, 8,13,21,34… etc. Hence, their number squares also belong to this same  series. These number squares defined key ancient buildings. For this post let’s look some of the common numbers:

  •  On the 5 x 5 any straight row of five numbers totals 65. On the 8 x 8 any two opposite numbers = 65.
  • On the 5 x 5 any two opposite numbers totals 260. On the 8 x 8 any row totals 260.
  • The central number on the 5 x 5 is 13. The perimeter around the 8 x 8 is the sum of the numbers 1 through 13   =91 and then  multiplied by 10.  It duplicates becomes the total of the 910 perimeter around the 8 x 8.

The point is: The designers of Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid both knew and drew on this. More in future posts.

 

Five meets six here

Five Meets Six as Yin Meets Yang in Antiquity

Five Meets Six as Yin Meets Yang in Antiquity. Here we will consider mathematical interaction between five and six. These numbers were worked together by mathematics in many ways. The list given below specifies a few.

We begin with Stonehenge.

This first stage is dated to around 3100 BC.  Within the outer edge of the enclosed area is a circle of 56 pits. Each is about 3 ft 3 in)in diameter. They are known as the Aubrey holes after John Aubrey.  He was seventeenth-century antiquarian who was thought to have first identified them.

Later, 30 enormous OligoceneMiocene sarsen stones  were brought to the site. Thirty were erected as a  (108 ft) diameter circle of standing stones.

  • Thirty fuses five meets six by multiplication. 5 x 6 = 30.
  • These 30 stones are set in a circle diameter 108 feet. This is characteristic of a regular five-sided pentagon. Each angle of a regular pentagon is 108°.
  •  We also have he next two multiplied consecutive numbers: 7 x 8 = 56.

The area of Stonehenge area spreads over 6,500 acres.   Deed holders include the English Heritage, National Trust, and Ministry of Defense. Others are farmers and miscellaneous landholders.  In the past five and six met in numerous ways. This is especially true in basic  measurement units. Below are listings.

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Hunab of 3.41 Feet of Central America – DSO Works

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Taxi Transfer from Stansted Airport to Stonehenge

Examples of Five Meets Six

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Inorganic versus organic is another example of five meets six. The snowflake forms a hexagon. The Fibonacci series is based on fives: Phi = √5 + 1  ÷ 2 = 1.618…

 

 

 

  • Five was thought of as the footprint of the pentagon.
  • Six was the symbol of the hexagon
  • Thus. five was considered yin. Six was thought of as yang.
    1. 6/5 = 1.2  This approximates Egyptian remen which is 1.2165… feet .
    2. 6 x 5/6 + 5 = 2.727272…A megalithic yard is 2.72 feet.
    3. 6 x 6 x 6/5 x 5 x 5 = 1.728. The larger Egyptian cubit is 1.728 feet.
    4. 6²/5² – 1.44. One hundred and forty-four is a Fibonacci number.
    5. 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.  (6 to the 6th power)  / (5 to the sixth power) = 2.979…This is close to the three foot English yard.
    7. At 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, fives and sixes as: (5 x 5 x 5) + (6 x 6 x 6) = 341. I took this information from my previous blog called “Measure Proves a Pre-Genesis Citadel in Mexico.”

A Fascinating Note on Five meets Six

341 as  (5 x 5 x 5 ) + (6 x 6 x 6) 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 the representative numbers of emesh. אֶ֣מֶשׁ – Alef = 1; Mem = 40; shin = 300. Ancient Hebrew ( and modern) have the same symbol representing both a letter and a number.

 

Godly circle is hidden and coded

Godly Circle Diameter 66/ Circumference 207

Godly Circle Diameter 66/ Circumference 207.

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A circle (black), which is measured by its circumference (C), diameter (D) in cyan, and radius (R) in red; its centre (O) is in magenta.

circle is a simple closed shape. It is the set of all points in a plane that are at a given distance from a given point, the centre.  It is the curve traced out by a point that moves so that its distance from a given point is constant.

How the ancient four elements structure the circle: Four elements were known in antiquity.  They were recognized through the Middle Ages:  (1) Earth (2) air (3)  fire and (4) water.  In the 21st century, we laugh at this. After all, we know there are 92 re-generative and re-occurring elements. But in the process, we have overlooked a lost and long fogtteen code: The 4 basic elements of organic chemistry are carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. These are the actual elements behind the enigmatic, alchemical four just listed.

  • The source of fire on stars is hydrogen, atomic number-1
  • Our air is comprised of mostly nitrogen, atomic number-7.  Nitrogen accounts for 78% of the atmosphere, oxygen is second in size with 21%.
  • The hardest earth substance is diamond. It is consists of compressed carbon.  Carbon’s atomic number is -6.
  • By atomic weight, our water is mostly oxygen Water’s formula is H2O. One atom of  oxygen has 8 protons and 8 neutrons. Two hydrogen atoms only have 2 protons, i.e. one per atom. An atom of oxygen is approximately 16 times heavier than an atom of hydrogen.

The atomic number total of the chemical four elements is:  1 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 22. Twenty-two, by the four elements,  goes around the zodiac three times. Thus, 3 x 22 = 66.

Godly Circle on the Tree of Life

The three tenses of time in Hebrew equate with 66. This is by the ancient rules of gematria. Look this term up on Wikipedia.

(1) “Was” (past)  It is spelled with Hebrew letters (hei-yud-hei) with a gematria ( numerical equivalency) of 20;

(2) “Am” (present)  (hei-vav-hei) with a gematria of 16.  

(3) ” Will be” (future)  (yud-hei-yud-hei) with a gematria of 30.

The total of the three tenses becomes 20 +16+ 30 = 66. We have just seen how both the “elements” and time are equated with 66. Space and time, in this manner, equate with #66.

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Godly Circle of 66 Diameter 207 Circumference  on theTree of Life

  • The Hebraic parallel is The Tree of Life. It has 10 emanations that are depicted as circles. As mentioned, at one time letters and numbers shared the same symbol, The Hebrew word for circle( ( galgal)  equals 66.  Hebrew  is written right to left. Gimmel (1st letter) = 3;  lamed (second letter)= 30.  Since these letters are repeated (as pictured) in the Hebrew word, galgal, 2 x 33 =66.
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Diagram of the Hebraic Tree of Life

So where is the 207 Godly circle circumference 207 of diameter 66? By tradition, what is not pictured on the Tree of life is En Sof. It is conceived as being over the highest emanation- the Crown.  Ein Sof, or Eyn Sof (/n sɒf/Hebrewאין סוף‬), in Kabbalah, is understood as God prior to any self-manifestation in the production of any spiritual realm.  Ein Sof may be translated as “unending” or infinity.[1]

As spelled in Hebrew אין סוף‬,  has a numerical equivalent of 207. “Sof” means ending. In nature everything transforms. When something ends. something new begins. If we make the 66 value for the word circle, into a diameter, the circumference becomes 207.

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Number 66 also identifies a key road in the U.S.A. Is this merely a co-incidence with the zodiac?

 

Archiving a Great Violinist with a lecture and concert

Archiving an Unknown Great Violinist- by youtube

Archiving an Unknown Great Violinist- by youtube. The featured picture presents a great violinist to modern America: Many have never heard of Rubinoff and his Violin. This will change.  I promise. He chummed around with top, musical artists from the turn of the 20th century.

Let the Archiving Begin!

For openers, Victor Herbert personally brought him, with his family, to America. By co-incidence, he heard Rubinoff play his graduation recital at the Warsaw Conservatory. Herbert said: “Son, you belong to America.” Herbert was then the conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  John Philip Sousa met him at one of Herbert’s parties.  On the lecture link below is a picture of the American March King with Rubinoff. He arranged for him to play for children all over America. For this purpose, Sousa got a special grant from the United States State Department. Dave Rubinoff then took his fabulous music to the public schools. He blessed children of America with great music for the rest of his live. Often the schools where he played were in remote, rustic settings. However, these lucky youngsters had the pleasure and benefit of great music.

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Rubinoff & His Violin Lecture by David Ohrenstein – YouTube

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Pianist and composer David Ohrenstein shares his experiences as the arranger for Rubinoff and His Violin, a …

 So how do I tie into the Rubinoff Archiving Scene?

The story of how this happened is almost beyond belief. The key person was museum curator- Maestro Joseph Rubin. He oversees the Ted Lewis Big Band Museum in Circleville, Ohio. This outstanding personage had read some of my Rubinoff posts on my website: DSOworks.com.  The museum was sponsoring a Rubinoff concert. Main stage was a 28-piece orchestra. It was comprised of the finest professors of music from leading Ohio universities.  I was asked to participate both as a lecturer and performer. The reason: I both arranged  and accompanied Dave for some 15 years.

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So What’s So Special About the Archiving on the Rubinoff Lecture

My incredible daughter, Kathryn, assembled an extremely important piece of American musicana for youtube. She posted it after countless hours of hard work.  It features Americana pictures never published before.

Beautiful music is about to make a major comeback. Below is a second youtube sample. Maestro Steven Greenman and I perform the Rubinoff/Ohrenstein arrangement of Fiddler on the Roof. So: Sit down. Relax. Enjoy yourself. Have a Rubinoff youtube slug-fest. Please share this with everyone. Help good, solid,enjoyable, and  melodic music make a comeback.

David Ohrenstein Archives – DSO Works

Archiving Rubinoff and His Violin
Violinist Steven Greenman and pianist David Ohrenstein in concert.

pianistic robots; or something like that

Pianistic Robots are Created by Competitions

Pianistic Robots are Created by Competitions. Many aspiring pianists have competed in competitions.  So what is it about competitions that can turn piano players in robots? I like to quote David Dubal. One of my favorite books is his Reflections from the Keyboard. He interviews quite a group of  great pianists in compiling  the book.

David Dubal (born ClevelandOhio) is an American pianistteacherauthorlecturer, broadcaster, and painter.[1 Dubal has given piano recitals and master classes worldwide. He has also judged international piano competitions. Included are  the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition).

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Dubal. through interviews, relates how robotic uniformity is created by competitions.

Dubal’s interview with Jorge Bolet is particularly enlightening. Bolet was born in Havana. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.   Later he taught at Curtis from 1939 to 1942. His teachers included Leopold GodowskyJosef HofmannDavid SapertonMoriz Rosenthal and Fritz Reiner.[2]

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Jorge Bolet interviewed in Reflections from the Keyboard.

He relates the three most important factors of any concert: Composer, performer and the  paying audience. Competitions only have the 1st two. Competitions have done away with the public audience. Incidentally, so has recording and playing on youtube. Mechanical adjustments, corrections and the artifial  assembly of many takes are possible.  Now I will quote Bolet:

How Pianistic Robots are Created

“A young pianist enters a big international competition.There are 15 judges, roughly. The pianists have to get 15 votes. At least that is their aim. They cannot play anything that is going to antagonize any of these 15 people in any way. They cannot do anything that could be considered controversial by any one of them. They cannot do anything that could be considered a personal idea. So, as a result, you hear one, ten,thirty young pianists and they are all alike.They all have exactly the same approach. You never hear anything that you haven’t heard many times before.”

My own piano instructor was Mischa Kottler. He paid an unexpected visit to our family when he was reaching his mid-90’s. My wife and children will never forget the experience. He flew unaccompanied to Sarasota from Detroit. He had on a light blue, French beret. It was as if he had just gotten off the plane from Paris. He studied there in the 1920’s under Alfred Cortôt. Later he went to Vienna and studied with a pupil of Liszt- Emil von Sauer. When you listen to his version of the Minute Waltz, you’ll get an idea of his capabilities- even in his 90’s. He played this waltz for our family. Incidentally, I offer piano lessons in Sarasota.

Happiest Unplanned Moment of My Life and Mischa Kottler – DSOWORKS

Minute Waltz (Mischa Kottler Version) – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aziJb4KAcwA
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Sacred Engineers Philosophy- what I learned of antiquity on this lake

Sacred Engineers Philosophy was written on Oquaga Lake

Sacred Engineers Philosophy was written Oquaga Lake. It is located in New York’s Catskill Mountains.  Many people authored books with the background of mountains in New York. Washington Irving was among them. He wrote The Legend of Sleepy HollowWashington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. Irving is best known for his short stories “Rip Van Winkle” (1819). He also wrote “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1820).  Both of  appear in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

“Sleepy Hollow,” by Will Moses, on view at Sunnyside, Washington Irving’s former home.

The Catskill Mountains of New York  inspired me. They also gave me almost two decades of paychecks. This was as a piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. New York’s mountains talk to everyone who will listen. A wood carved sign at the hotel initiated my journey.  The sign was positioned over the lobby entrance at Scott’s Hotel. It read: Love is Spoken Here. My journey has so far lasted about 25 years. Several books including, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, were written by me at this location. It is available thru DSOworks. At any rate, here’s the story:

Sacred Engineers Philosophy Introduction

My life was sent in an unexpected direction in the summer of 1994. The location was in New York’s Catskill Mountains. The resort was Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. I was “the house piano player.” Isn’t this slightly reminiscent of Scott Joplin’s type employment? But, it is not that kind of house. Rather, I accompanied various shows that came to the resort. Also, my wife and I did our own show. Lots of Broadway, of course.

Future Telling as per the Oquaga Spirit – DSO Works

I experienced sudden enlightenment at the resort. It happened in a flash.  In the spirit of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a voice told me: “Look at the 3 x 3 number square more closely.” Suddenly, the dividing bars disappeared. I began reading the numbers in polarities. The polarities  were also in groupings of two and three opposing numbers. For example 49 + 61 = 110. Or 492 + 618 = 1110.   I then found the numbers behind the measurements of countless ancient structures. Most prominent was the Great Pyramid. See if you can find the number 440 in this manner. Each side of the of Great Pyramid is 440 cubits. I wrote the Sacred Engineers Philosophy as a result. Some countries still tune their musical  instruments  to A 440. If you can’t find it, look up posts on the Great Pyramid on DSOworks.com. You can find the answer.

Ancient Engineers Introduction- Their tool par excellence
This was known as the number square of engineers.

 

 

 

 

Sacred engineers part one

Sacred Engineers Part One- Book Series on Line

Sacred Engineers Part One -Book Series on Line. I wrote a book. It is entitled “The Sacred Engineers Philosophy- The Pinnacle of Thought in the Unified Culture of Ancient Builders”. New knowledge is often kept at bay. It is not allowed to dock. The cargo of new knowledge that these ships carry are kept from unloading. Then a new era comes. Their cargo becomes suddenly desirable.  Welcoming crowds even go out to greet the ships.

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Welcoming a desirable cargo shipment.

Is there such a thing as new knowledge?  Any valuable  new knowledge is usually  based on something old. Sometimes, the older, the better.  This view was expressed in 1382 in a Biblical translation attributed to John Wycliffe’s followers: “No thing under the sun is new” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Time is cyclic. Specifically: At one time there was a Golden Age. Strife among people nations was unknown. Food was plentiful. Such stories have been reduced to legends.  Ancient Chinese referred to it as a time when yin ruled. This knowledge is alluded to in my link-  the rose and lily.

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Oquaga Lake is where I realized the significance of number squares.I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga lake House. Most of my poetry was writen while hiking around this area.

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 Sacred Engineers Part One

The term Golden Age, as we know it comes from Greek mythology.  The Works and Days of Hesiod, describes the decline of the state of peoples through five Ages. Gold being the first and the one during which the Golden Race of humanity (Greekχρύσεον γένος chrýseon génos)[1]lived. Those living in the first Age were ruled by Kronos,.  After the finish of the first age was the Silver.  Then came the Bronze. After this, the Heroic age. The fifth and current age is called Iron.[2]

And what has been lost?  Certainly the “Golden Age” factor. It denoted a period of primordial peaceharmonystability, and prosperity.  What can help to bring it about? Certainly, and most important, love. Also important,knowledge of number squares added balance to  lost, prehistoric  civilizations.  Yes, the concept is mathematical in nature. The Sacred Engineers Part One was written to introduce and explain a series of posts that will follow. The book was written in dialogue form in the style of Plato’s Republic.

Following Footsteps of Rubinoff at the Ted Lewis Museum

Following Footsteps of Rubinoff at the Ted Lewis Museum. Joseph Rubin is the museum curator. I was greatly honored to be part of an event.  Youtube excerpts from this concert, just posted, event include  the distinguished and  magnificent 28 piece orchestra.  I proud and happy to say the interview and excerpt are now up and running on youtube.  The orchestra included leading musical university professors from top universities  in Ohio. One rehearsal, and we’re all  on.

For this concert I performed with violinist Maestro Steven Greenman. We did a special arrangement of the Fiddler on the Roof: Some 40 years earlier, I arranged over an entire summer with Rubinoff himself. .  This summer I got to perform it with Maestro Steven Greenman. The audience literally went wild with applause!

 

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Ted Lewis and his trademark hat.   He added to his persona the battered silk top hat, which he won in a dice game from a cabbie named “Mississippi.” (The hat became such a familiar symbol that, reportedly, Saks Fifth Avenue borrowed it to create a display around it in one of their windows.)

Rubinoff And His Violin “Pops” Concert

“Rubinoff and his Violin” a name that brings back fond memories for anyone who remembers the golden age of radio. Before Andre Rieu, violinist and conductor, David Rubinoff captured the hearts of millions on the air and record crowds of 225,000 at live concerts.

Rubinoff was discovered by Victor Herbert at the Warsaw’s Royal Conservatory in 1911. who brought the prodigy to the US. In 1931 Rubinoff was signed by NBC to join Eddie Cantor on the Chase and Sanborn radio program, where his orchestra included Benny GoodmanTommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. Inspired by his friend John Philip Sousa, Rubinoff dedicated his life to promoting a love for music in young people, performing at thousands of schools including two concerts in Circleville in 1959 and 1980. A Columbus resident for 15 years, Rubinoff was guest of honor at the Ted Lewis Museum’s opening in 1977.

Now you can experience Rubinoff’s musical memories live for the first time in 80 years, featuring violin virtuoso Steven Greenman and a 28-piece orchestra conducted by Joseph Rubin. Circleville’s own Sarah Julien and winner of the 2018 Ted Lewis Memorial Scholarship will be soprano soloist.

Hear your favorite songs of the 1930s: Smoke Gets In Your EyesCheek To CheekDancing in the DarkSt. Louis Blues and much more, all in Rubinoff’s original arrangements saved from destruction by “The Ambassador of the American Songbook,” Michael Feinstein.

FOLLOWING FOOTSTEPS WITH A PRE-SHOW LECTURE AT 6:15 PM

David Ohrenstein, Rubinoff’s accompanist for 15 years, will share Rubinoff’s fascinating history.  He learned  first hand of his friendships such musical icons as Victor Herbert, John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and Enrico Caruso. He will help us all in following footsteps of this musical giant. Even better: Dave Rubinoff and David Ohrenstein performed a concert at Scott’s Oquaga lake House. Hear Rubinoff himself tell stories during this masterful performance at age 86. Enjoy American musical history through the life of a violinist who only spoke beautifully about our country. Please share this and support curator Joseph Rubin’s efforts. They are most worthy!

Also included:  This internal link is an introduction to the man:  Rubinoff and His Violin Archives – DSO Works. 

Only Known Complete Concert Featuring Rubinoff. He was 86 Years of Age. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jujqLu-jrN8

 Jun 22, 2015 – Uploaded by Lesley & Ohrenstein. Part of Following footsteps of Rubinoff. In one of the final years of his life, renowned violinist Dave Rubinoff plays the Stradivarius violin for an …

About the Rubinoff Concert in Circleville with Museum Curator, Maestro Joseph Rubin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7aJZlubqkc
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The music of David Rubinoff comes alive Saturday June 2, 2018 in Circleville. Conductor Joseph Rubin says …

The Ted Lewis Museum

https://www.tedlewismuseum.org/

 

Following footsteps some 45 year later at the Ted Lewis Museum

Buddhist Bodhisvatta Stages Parallel Tree of Life

Buddhist Bodhisvatta Stages Parallel Tree of Life. Pilgrims often scale the heights.  With the featured picture they are the Adirondack Mountain Club hikers atop Mt. VanHoevenberg.  I was just in the Adirondack Mountains. Schroon Lake Park is in the Adirondacks on a lake. The setting inspired me to write a poem about an abandoned amphitheater. I quote my internal link.

Amphitheatre in the Woods at Schroon Lake Park – DSO Works

Amphitheatre in the Woods
by David Ohrenstein

Amphitheatre in the woods
Remnants of long ago.
Concrete seats set by layers
All facing a roofed, staged show.

Buddhist Bodhisvatta it isn't, but these actors have an august mission anyway.
These actors have a calling for Shakespeare!

Now covered by pine cones and needles,
Encased by sand and dust.
Set in Schroon Lake Park:
A memento to the past, I trust.

The fun of another era
Is still tangible in the air:
Dancing the night away.
Amnesia to worry or care.

At times it imbibed the big band beat
With music under starry sky.
Cool breezes carried the tunes,
Accompanied by a buzzing fly.

A puzzle is soon put together
Of a past day and age.
The pieces form a picture
Of the ballroom dancing craze.

Will its glory ever return?
Can the cobwebs be cleared away?
Will quality entertainment now past
Return for another stay?

 Buddhist Bodhisvatta offers another type of journey

Another type of journey is seeking  truth. That also comes in stages.  Like hiking, markers are often set along the path. Significant in this regard are  the ten stages of the Buddhist Bodhisvatta.  They parallel the 10 stages depicted by emanations on the Hebraic Tree of Life. This will also be the subject for future blogs. I quote my book of poetry. The poem is called Get Thee a Walking Stick.  The book is entitled, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. Oquaga Lake is in the Catskill Mountains.  I worked there many summers as a piano player. In this quote the spirit offers a suggestion on how to find happiness:

“If it’s life you wish to live and enjoy it to the marrow,
Then get thee a walking stick and hear the morning sparrow.” 

 

bodhisattva according to Buddhism is a Buddhist who has attained enlightenment. Also, in selfless act, this person delays his or her entry to Nirvana (non-existence). This is for the sake of others. Note that the Tree of Life also has 10 emanations. A great unity is shared by nations around the world. When this is emphasized, the result is peace and plenty.

Oquaga Spirit Speaks

$7.99       Oquaga Lake is located up the mountain from Deposit, NY in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains just across the border to Pennsylvania. This spring-fed lake is rated one of the cleanest in New York State. At points it’s  over 150 feet deep.  The lake’s diameter is about a mile across. Overall, its outline resembles a bear.

 

Artistic Dozen

Artistic Dozen Stems from a Well Known Model

Artistic Dozen Stems from a Well Known Model. It is called the 3 x 3 number square. This square has been the subject of many blogs on DSOworks.com. This compartmentalized square, together with its numbers, provides a  pattern for several artistic models:

  • The 6 warm and 6 cold colors on the color wheel.
  • The basic 6 sharp and 6 flat key signatures of the musical Circle of Fifiths. .

Artistic Dozen Crosses Over t0 Architecture

Holy sites, temples and town squares were built using measures it holds by opposite polarities. Professionally I am a composer, arranger and pianist. Recently I gave a concert in Circleville, Ohio. I was overjoyed to see the former location of one such site:

Mysterious Diameter Measure at the Hopewell Circle – DSO Works

In the link  above, I explain how the number square applies to an ancient American Indian site.  To do this, the post explains one of the number square’s hidden codes.   No #1100 seems be on the square. That is because you must work its polarities.

Guess where it is hiding? This American Indian site is circular. It partakes of diameter of the 1100 diameter by feet.

The 3 x 3 number square explains where 1100 comes from. This square of numbers was the guiding vision of a universal, lost Golden Age. Its 12 struts offered structural framework. Many of these civilizations had a 12 tribe structure.  The numbers, together with their countless hidden codes, explain so many questions that seem unanswerable. The books of John Michell covers the universal 12 tribe aspect.

John Michell – Wikipedia

Mysterious Diameter Measure at the Hopewell Circle – DSO Works

The Artistic Dozen for the Color Wheel

  • Three Primary Colors – Red, Blue and Yellow. …
  • Three Secondary Colors – Orange, Green, and Violet. …
  • The remaining six, Intermediate Colors – Blue-Violet; Red-Violet; Red-Orange; Yellow-Orange; Yellow-Green; Blue-Green.

Next, the Music

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Looks like 14 key signatures, Because of enharmonic keys, there are really only 12. Two sets have two names: F# and Gb are played on the same piano keys. Db and C# are also played on the same keys. . Thus,  14  – 2 = 1

Artistic Dozen – Here is its Source:

Artistic dozen is structure by a number square
The numbers give specific meaning to the 12 struts of this number square.
Four lines are trisected to create 6 horizontal and 6 vertical line segments. These become the 6 positive and 6 negative forces or groupings. They give structure to our thoughts, our history and the Universe. Filled in with numbers, they offer specifics.