Mystical Overlap, Number Squares & Tree of Life. Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. They were expelled from the Garden of Eden before they could eat from the Tree of Life.
New International Version
And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
Enter the Vehicle of Mystical Overlap
Study the blogs. Learn how the 3 x 3 number square works. This was known at least 11,000 years ago. Here’s how it applies to the Tree of Life. On the number square below, 10 is a synthetic number. It is feminine. Ten is passively created when two opposite numbers are added. For example, 4 + 6; or 3 + 7. As such it receives. In antiquity this was called the feminine principle.
Now look at the Tree of Life picture. Perform the following additions:
358 + 742 = 1100
853 + 247 = 1100
1100 is a sum that is hidden on the 3 x 3 number square. It is the sum of 440 + 660. Briefly, Add the perimeter numbers by double numbers in either direction. Overlap starting with upper right to left: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440.
Now overlap two at a time either horizontally or vertically. You get 660. So, 49 + 35 + 81 + 94 + 53 + 18 = 330. Then from the other side: 29 + 75 + 61 + 92 + 57 + 16 = 330. Then horizontally, 330 + 330 = 660.
Finally, 440 + 660 = 1100. That is the numerical total to the entry of the Tree of Life in Paradise.
Now, Let’s Further Enhance the Mystical Overlap
Take our synthetic number of 10 as described above. Add this to our numerically derived 1100 number from the 3 x 3 number square explained above.
1100 + 10 = 1110. This is another key number on the 3 x 3 number square. For example, 492 +618 = 1110. Or, 951 + 159 = 1110.
A profound measure is now revealed. The perimeter around the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 1110 megalithic yards. This is a well known measurement. Documented sources are on some of my blogs. Conclusion: The passageway back to the Tree of Life in Eden is by way of the 3 x 3 number square.
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.
Travel Golden Roads With Our New Musical. The featured picture is a reference to Sharon and myself. We are called “The Ohs.” This is short for Ohrenstein. Famed artist, Harold Weiner, drew this for us as a thank you for a charity event that we did for the Sarasota Music Archives.
Meir’s GOLDEN ROADS: A One Woman Musical About Golda Meir. This original musical was written by the performers: Sharon Lesley Ohrenstein, singer, actor, librettist; and David Ohrenstein, pianist- composer. Broadway director, Carlo Thomas, gave the one woman show a wonderful, big time, New York, aura. From Golda’s dream to its realization, Sharon plays multiple characters. Her characters include:
Blume (Golda’s mother).
Morris (her husband)
Her sister, Sheyna
Zion (a spirit character)
Numerous other male and female characters
OUR MUSICAL OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
The musical will work in any sized theater.
It can also be booked for a limited run or as a special event. For example, for a fund raiser, luncheon or after dinner show.
The musical has several length options
The set is simple and basic. L & O have both portable Yamaha piano and sound.
For more information or price quote: email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We are all on a pilgramage as we travel the Golden Roads. We all seek the precious jewels of happiness, peace and plenty found on this road. Learn about this one woman born into poverty and persecution. Through her own will power and hard work she overcame these hardships.
Travel Golden Roads With Golda Meir
Our Golden Roads symbolizes the journey some must take to find a better future. Golda’s was quite dramatic:
As a child, Golda was nearly trampled to death by stampeding Cossacks riding horses. Her passion became having a safe home.
Be entertained by the beautiful voice of Sharon Lesley and piano artistry of David. Enjoy the beautiful melodies that punctuate the show. Be enthralled about with the story how one woman’s courage and determination helped to rebuild a nation for millions.
Our New York veteran director is Carlo Thomas. He has received positive reviews from Hal Prince, Irving Lowens of the Washington Star, and Werner Vollmann of the Associated Press in Vienna. As a bass, he has appeared in many operas, including Rigoletto, La Traviata, and The Queen of Spades. He has sung on opera stages in Italy. He personally worked with Broadway composers Timothy Gray and Hugh Martin. Carlo has helped to shape our show and provided exciting projections.
Travel Golden Roads and Make Money
This one woman show, featuring Sharon, is a money maker. Call or contact DSOworks@gmail.com today to arrange for your special afternoon or evening with Golden Roads. It was SRO as Golda opened the 2017 Sarasolo Festival held at Sarasota’s Crocker Memorial Church. Don’t be shy! Please share with friends.
Johannes Brahms Arch Romanticist, not Richard Wagner. I am in awe of Johannes Brahms. I have been religiously practicing the six numbers of his opus 118. I hope to eventually make a post playing all six. The key to the romantic era is fusion of melody with counterpoint. Counterpoint is so rare nowadays that I will define it.
Ludwig II (German: Ludwig Otto Friedrich Wilhelm; English: Louis Otto Frederick William; 25 August 1845 – 13 June 1886) was King of Bavaria from 1864 until his death in 1886. He stands next to Richard Wagner who is seated at the piano.
Why Johannes Brahms Arch Romanticist Peaked the Romantic Era, not Richard Wagner
Brahms is the master. Wagner is dramatic, exciting and on a grand scale. Brahms, however, is the scholarly master of counterpoint. The romantic era revived counterpoint. One era contrasts another. Melody with accompaniment mostly characterized the rococo period and the classical. To be different, the romantics revived counterpoint as an art form. My opinion is that Brahms is better at counterpoint that Wagner. The collection of Opus 118 is filled with masterpieces of this genre. No. 4 is mostly a continuous “round.” The right hand plays one bar of music. In the next measure the left hand plays the same. In that same measure, the right plays a new aspect of the melody. In the next measure, the left hand plays the same… I think that Tal-Haim Samnon in the youtube video has an excellent approach.
Conclusion: Melody and counterpoint fused together are hallmarks of the Romantic era. In my opinion, Brahms is its outstanding representative.
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.
Regal Leo and Audio Musical Preferences. Music Under the Zodiac is the name of my upcoming book. As a musician, I have an interest in the zodiac. There are many parallels, for example:
We use the well-tempered scale. It has twelve 12 tones within the octave. There are 12 zodiac signs.
We have four types of triads. They are major, minor diminished and augmented. The zodiac has four elements, They are earth, air, fire and water. Earth is dense. The diminished triad is the most compact. Fire is the most effusive of the signs. An augmented triad is the most expansive of the triads. Water and air parallel minor and major respectively. They fit in their size of 7 half tones from the first note between the earth and fire triads. Earth uses 6 half steps, fire uses eight.
In music, a triad is a set of three notes (or “pitches“) that can be stacked vertically in thirds. The term “harmonic triad” was coined by Johannes Lippius in his Synopsis musicae novae (1612).
Speaking of triads, there are three categories of zodiac signs. They are set by cardinal, fixed and mutable. Cardinal is the month that begins a season. Like the 1st month of Spring under Aries is cardinal. Fixed is the second month of the season. It is Taurus in Spring. The third, a mutable zodiac sign, ends the season. It is called mutable because it prepares for the next trio of the summer zodiac months. This last month of Spring is Gemini.
What About Regal Leo?
Leo, church of Saint-Austremoine, France
When listening to music: Leo delights in excitement and warmth of feeling. The music can be either very romantic with a slow pace or quick and fiery. Music must be heart felt. Honesty of expression is important. Leo does not like to play “second fiddle”. Among the recommended instruments for expression as a musician we could include: trumpet, flute, piccolo, piano or saxophone. In performance Leo should overcome a tendency to be the center of attention by playing either too quickly or too loudly. Naturally, solo work is preferable to working with an ensemble for this regal sign of the Sun. Please feel free to share this post.
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!
Grandfathered in and Tradition Go Hand in Hand. Being “grandfathered into” in a legal sense means that a rule does not apply to something that happened before the rule was made. I think I have a perfect exampled of this keyword. Not only that: In this blog we even have a great grandfather. He is Raymond Scott.
Ray Scott is the owner of Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. It has been in the Scott family since 1869. In the featured picture, son-in-law Gary Holdridge is on the right. Gary’s son, Michael, is on his left.
Patty Holdridge stands with her daughter: Michelle Hallock is on her left. Great grandmother Doris Scott is on the right.
However, his blog is not about a person. It is about a showboat: Scott’s Showboat of Song. The poem was offered to me by the Oquaga Spirit. First, read the poem. Then I’ll reveal the line that describes its special status. The poetry is available as a product on DSOworks.com. However, I’d rather recite the poems from memory in person. I’m available for poetry presentations. Contact at DSOworks@gmail.com. Many of the blogs on this website were Oquaga spirit inspired.
Scott’s Showboat of Song is Grandfathered
Scott’s Showboat of song
Daily circles the lake:
Giving lake house guests
A melodious afternoon break.
Leaving a trail of ripples,
Circling to the left,
As the toot the horn
They sing from musical clef.
The kids run to the docks
To hear the tunes they love;
Sung by the guests on the boat
Seated below and above.
The notes blown on the trumpet,
The chords struck on the grand
Make it a musical mobile
On a covered stand.
What pleasant memories
For those who live around
Who quickly run outside
To listen to its sound.
This celebration of music.
A floating hymn of praise.
Will stay with all the tots
Into their adult days.
So where’s the grandfather clause? Since its founding, the showboat daily circles to the left. Check the 2nd line of the 2nd stanza. All other boat traffic circles right.This is decreed by the lake association. However, one day a year Scott’s pays token homage to their rules. It circles to the right. On that day I wish my readers could hear the commotion around the lake!
Fourfold Orientation Comes from a Number Square. Even numbered squares of antiquity have 4 central numbers. The 4 x 4 number square is key. It is the first even numbered square. The compass also orients by fourfold. It is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions (or points). Usually, a diagram called a compass rose shows the directions north, south, east, and west. On the compass it is as abbreviated initials N,S,E,W:
The number square balances and orients by numbers.
The compass balances and orients direct or geography.
Fourfold Orientation and How the Central Numbers Hold All Potential
The four numbers at the center of the 4 x 4 number square are are: 6, 11, 7 and 10. Do the following operations:
Draw a diagonal so that 6 and 11 are crossed by a diagonal line.
Then cross 7 and 10 by another. Multiply these two sets of central numbers. We get 66 and 70.
Then add both sets together. Thus, (6 x 11) + (7 x 10) = 136.
Next, add all the numbers from one to sixteen. Their total is also 136.
This means the center of the 4 x 4 number square computed in such a fashion, holds the entire sum of numbers of that square. This is also true for all even numbered squares. It is a mathematical law.
Creation in Genesis draws on the featured picture. Our Creator describes his work on each day as “good.” In Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. They shared the same symbol. “Good” in Hebrew is Tov (טוב). Viewed as numbers, these letters total 17. Hebrew words are read from right to left. The first letter is 9. The second is 6. The third symbol is for #2. Thus, 9 + 6 + 2 = 17. Next, look at the featured picture. Any two opposite numbers around the perimeter total 17. Examples: (1 + 16) or (12 + 5) or (8 + 9). This was God’s favored number square for Genesis. Thus, having a “good day” is having a productive day. Is that good for business or what?
Fourfold Orientation is also Basic to Mankind
A fourfold compass regarding the psyche is basic according to Carl G. Jung. It explains the means through which the conscious orients to experience. Below, the seasons, is another.
Sensation is sense perception. It tells you something exists.
Thinking tells you what it is.
Feeling determines whether or not it is agreeable.
Intuition tells you where it came from and where it’s going.
Many blogs will appear about the fourfold orientation.
Four Aspects of the Moon and Four Types of Musical Triads. Time is cyclic. A cycle may be divided into four distinct parts. I call these the four aspects of time. The four aspects of time are continuous. One part of the cycle follows the other in the same order over and over. If we know what point the cycle is at, we can predict the next point. Just for the sake of starting somewhere in the cycle of time, I listed the up swing of the cycle first.
The winding up of a cycle is the increase of cyclic activity.
The maximum point at which cyclic activity is the greatest is most intense.
After maximum intensity, the cycle unwinds.
Finally, the point of least activity is reach. Tension disappears. Immediately after this point, the cycle starts another upswing.
Next we have four types of triads. From smallest to largest they are: Diminished, major and minor, and augmented.
Diminished is the most contracted. Counting from the first note, in root position, it has six half steps up to the last note.
Major and minor triads are middle of the road. The have 7 half tones from the first note up to the last.
Finally, augmented is the largest. It has 8 half tones from the first to the last.
In music, a triad is a set of three notes (or “pitches“) that can be stacked vertically in thirds. The term “harmonic triad” was coined by Johannes Lippius in his Synopsis musicae novae (1612).
Here’s how to animate the four phases of the Moon by musical triads:
The new Moon has the least light. The diminished triad is the smallest triad. It has the 6 half tones as described above.
The full Moon has the most light. The augmented triad is the largest triad. It has the 8 half tones.
The waxing and waning Moon are neither the smallest or largest aspect of the Moon. They are in between. They correspond to the major and minor triads respectively. The major would represent the waxing cycle. The minor represents the waning cycle. Major and minor triads both use 7 half tones from the 1st note.
Four aspects, be they four elements, the cyclic view of time, or musical triads- all correspond. The goal is to seek a grand unity of science and art in the same manner as did Neolithic and pre-Neolithic cultures. In unity we find harmony and co-operation.