Roses Contain Mysteries and are Favored by Mystics. First, consider the visible side of roses. Leaves on the bushes come in clusters. These clusters can be comprised of 3,5 or 7 leaves. It has been proven that:”If you want the rose bush to keep blooming, cut the branches between clusters of five and three leaves.” For the roses to continuously blossom, they must be cut between the Fibonacci numbers 3 and 5. Also significant for this blog: The rose has 5 strong petals and 13 weaker. Now the mysticism begins. The background for this blog is the preference that Neolithic cultures showed for number squares.
ROSES CONTAIN MYSTERIES THAT APPLY TO NUMBER SQUARES
Here are the two number squares that the rose draws on. Neolithic cultures knew that nature works on these squares. Today, many have yet to realize this. The 5 strong petals and 13 weaker draw on the key central numbers of 3 x 3 and 5 x 5. The core number of the 3 x 3 is #5. The core number of the 5 x 5 square is #13.
Fibonacci Series Shares the Key Numbers With Roses
Fibonacci numbers grow numbers grow by adding the two previous numbers to arrive at the next larger number. We thus find: 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,34…….The series can continue infinitely.Life both favors and significantly uses the ratio of these consecutive numbers. Note: The Fibonacci numbers that form the petals of the rose: 5 and 13. As the series develops, the ratio of the by which the larger of the two is greater than the smaller gets closer and closer to the infinite number of phi: 1.618… That number is called by the Greek word, phi, or the Golden Section. The definitive phi number can never be reached. It is an irrational number that extends to infinity. Could that be why man will always fall short of immortality?
ANOTHER BIG ROSE CO-INCIDENCE
Consider the following about roses contain mysteries: I have already blogged extensively about these bullet points below . Both 5 and 13 define the strong petals on a rose. Both 5 and 13 define the core of the 1st two odd numbered squares as pictured above. The co-incidence extends to regular and semi-regular polyhedrons:
There can only be 5 regular polyhedrons.
There can only be 13 semi-regular polyhedrons.
The knowledge of many of prehistoric civilizations was also preserved by planting roses in Jerusalem. This knowledge today calls for a new vision of peace and co-operation. Let roses lead the way. Hooray for flower power!
Tempus Fugit so Learn to Keep Yourself Young. Tempus fugit is a Latin phrase, usually translated into English as “time flies“. The expression comes from line 284 of book 3 of Virgil‘s Georgics, where it appears as fugitinreparabiletempus: “it escapes, irretrievable time”. The phrase is used in both its Latin and English forms as a proverb that “time’s a-wasting”. Time seems to move at quick speeds. Tempus fugit also can translate: “Time is like a fugitive.” It’s a favorite to place on plaques that are mounted on grandfather clocks.
Tempus Fugit in Our Opera Octavian and Cleopatra
The upper featured picture has David Powers on the right. Joe Fast is on the left. They star in our opera: Octavian and Cleopatra. I, David Ohrenstein, wrote the music. My wife, Sharon, wrote the book and lyrics. David Powers plays the ghost of Julius Caesar. Joe Fast is the ghost of Marc Anthony. They try to communicate to Octavian. He must show Cleopatra that he loves her. Otherwise, she might do something drastic! Unfortunately, Octavian’s motto and the words he lives by is “make haste slowly.” This sets the wheels of tragedy in motion. The youtube sample is live from our production at the Palladium Theater. Cleopatra is played by lyricist and book-writer, wife Sharon. She and the two ladies in waiting sing of their next lifetime. They receive instructions on how to be high born from Cleopatra.
Lesley and Ohrenstein’s “Octavian & Cleopatra” Trio sing It is time to say Goodbye & Like A Phoenix.
So, dramatically speaking we can always be young with reincarnation. However, my book of poetry, is entitled The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. It offers a partial solution to aging. We can not ride the wave of time to avoid aging. Here is the spirit’s rhyme: “Keeping in motion is youth’s potion.” It simply paraphrases Isaac Newton’s saying. Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion. Conclusion: move and stay young. Contact us at DSOworks@gmail,com. Finally there’s a new opera you can really enjoy!
Neolithic Magic Squares Shape Temple Foundation. First, what are Neolithic magic squares? They are just like any other magic square. Magic squares only require the sum of each row, column and diagonal be equal. 
Many of the blogs on DSOworks are about how Neolithic cultures used number squares. What started me on an unusual journey was a presence around Oquaga Lake. It told me, “If you wish to understand the source of ancient culture, look more closely at the 3 x 3 magic square.” Even better, it then revealed the hidden number codes that it contains. I sensed the presence was a spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe of American Indians. Through the hidden codes it explained, I was able to duplicate the dimensions of the foundations of the Second Temple of Jerusalem.
Any two opposite numbers total ten. Here some pairs: 4 + 6 = 10. Or, 9 + 1 = 10. The central number is 5. I call it C-1. The perimeter totals 40 (4 x 10). I call it P-1.
By two numbers at the time: 49 + 61 = 110. Another, 29 + 81 = 110. If it crosses the center, it’s dual to itself: 59 + 51 = 110. Or, 15 + 95 = 110. This number, 110 can be pulled out of the square in 16 different ways. Then the central number is 55. I call it C-2. The perimeter’s 8 double numbers total 440 either way. As 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 + 49 + 92 = 440. I call 440 P-2.
It works three numbers at the time: 492 + 618 = 1110. Or, 951 + 159 = 1110. This number can be pulled out of here it 8 different ways. The perimeter totals 2220, It also works in either direction three numbers the time, corner to corner. 276 + 618 + 834 + 492 = 2220. I call this perimeter P-3.
Hidden Codes in Neolithic Magic Squares Measured a Key Foundation
For me, evidence of the use of the Neolithic Magic Squares was in a syndicated press release. The paper I will refer is the Beaver County Times. It is dated April 14, 1995. Yitzchak Magen, Israel’s chief archaeologist for the West bank of Israel, made a find. His discovery came from the writings of ancient Roman historian, Flavius Josephus. At the time of the 2nd temple, Menashe was a high priest in Jerusalem. He married a Samaritan, Nikosa. He was told to either leave his temple or leave his wife. He chose to leave the temple. However, he got another temple. The Samaritan leadership made him their priest. Then they built an exact replica of the Jerusalem Temple. Magen’s team uncovered the temple foundations on Mt Gerizim. It is in the Palestinian town of Nablus. The rectangular perimeter of the temple foundations measures 560 x 400 feet.
Here’s how the formula fits: (C-3) + (C1) = 560. In feet this numbers the length. The length is derived with the central number code of fives as 555 + 5 = 560.
For the width, two perimeter numbers from the same grid were used. ( P-2 of 440) – (P-1 of 40) = 400.
Conclusion: (1) We don’t need flying saucers to explain unusual co-incidences. (2) Oquaga Lake is sacred. (3) When we see the simple unity that everything shares, it’s an easy step to worldwide peace.
Sleep Therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit. I have been so fortunate. My family and I spent at least 15 beautiful summers on Oquaga Lake. The entire family got to go with me. I was employed as the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. As a result I have added another profession: That of a working poet. Scott’s is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York state. There, I met the presence of a spirit. I call it the Oquaga Spirit. “In the mornings I’d stroll and the spirit would be afloat.” The spirit spoke in poetic verse. The verse was mostly in simple quatrains in triple meter. A square four or angular two has dominated business, music, dance and poetry. Get ready for a soothing new wave of triple meter. As the spirit states: Return ye to the waltzes of Vienna. Incidentally, I am currently playing the piano at the Sarasota Crab and Fin on St Armand’s Circle. See events on DSOworks.com. Come and listen to me outdoors and enjoy beautiful melodies of Strauss waltzes.
So What did the Oquaga Spirit Say About Sleep Therapy?
The spirit’s poem is from the “The Morning lake in July”. I sensed the spirit to be a female American Indian from the Lennie Lenope tribe. They, at one time. lived around the lake. Also, be sure to listen to the free youtube video above of me reciting some of this spirit’s wonderful poems.
The morning lake in July
Has no wrinkles or crinkles.
Its flat facade gently flows
Marked only by a few sprinkles.
Just like a youthful lad
Whose skin is smooth and healthy
Without a care and trouble free
As if he were quite wealthy.
But later in the day,
When the winds begin to blow,
And boats are out by the dozens,
It’s then that age will show.
The next morning with the rising Sun,
The lake is once more new.
Just like us, after a good night’s sleep
We dispel the feeling of blue.
Phi Tie is Like Tied Musical Notes Crossing Many Measures. Mathematicians since Euclid have studied the properties of the golden ratio, including its appearance in the dimensions of a regular pentagon and in a golden rectangle, which may be cut into a square and a smaller rectangle with the same aspect ratio. The golden ratio has also been used to analyze the proportions of natural objects as well as man-made systems such as financial markets.
There was once a Golden Age. It was maintained by a mathematical code. The code has been hidden from most for millennium. On appearance, it is strikingly simple. On the featured number square, we have the following:
Any straight row of 3 numbers totals 15.
Any opposite two numbers totals 10.
The 8 perimeter numbers total 40.
The central number is 5.
This featured number square shows the traditional arrangement of the numbers. There are other solutions. The only rules used in diagramming the number square is that; (1) Even numbers must occupy the four corners. (2) Odd numbers must be placed in between the even numbers. (3) The mathematical totals must be the same as those given above.
So Where is the Phi Tie?
For this blog I will just show the obvious one. It is taken as a straight read across the bottom three numbers of the featured picture, from right to left. This code goes back to antiquity. Remember, Hebrew and many ancient languages were read from right to left. These civilizations would prefer the featured picture arrangement of the numbers.That exactly duplicates the first three numbers given as the quotient in the phi formula above: .6180… In antiquity zero was not considered a number on its own. It was a synthetic number. As just mentioned: Any opposite two numbers totals ten. Primary numbers from 1 to 9 were given their own special place of honor on the square.
For those wishing to know about the hidden codes that I discovered and the story that goes with it, go to DSOworks.com and type in “phi”.
Angelic Media to paraphrase a Great Comedian. For years I was the piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. I had the privilege to accompany many comedians. Al Smith was one of my favorites. It was one of my busiest times: Seven days a week I performed the following afternoon and evening schedule:
3:30 I played on a showboat sing-a-long that went around Oquaga Lake. Fun,fun,fun!
4:30 I sometimes played the afternoon feature show.
6-7 Elegant music for the dinner hour.
7:30 -9:00 played with The Lake-Shore Four dance band
9-10:30 Played for feature shows. Al Smith was frequently called upon. Audiences loved him.
10:30 until closing: For dancing until everyone dropped.
So What is the Angelic Media All About?
When I worked with Al Smith, I was in awe of his timing of his excellent comic rhythm. During his show, Ray Scott, the owner, would be on the drums. Gary Holdridge, son in law, would play the organ. Al had funny stories and many one liners. He also would play banjo classics during his act. Included, of course, was Oh Susanna. One of his most memorable lines, in my opinion, is: “My wife is an angel….She’s always in the air harping about something.” Why was this so funny? Because of the double meaning of “harpy”. Its intended meaning had to do with the Greek concept of harpies. In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpies, Greek: ἅρπυια,harpyia, pronounced [hárpyi̯a]; Latin: harpȳia) was a half-human and half-bird personification of storm winds, in Homeric poems.
Now, How does This Tie into the Angelic Media?
The news, in general, seems to continually harp on a few subjects. They have an obsession with statistics. Here is what the Oquaga Spirit has to say on this fixation. The poem which I quote is from the Oquaga Spirit Speaks. It is entitled: News. The entire book is available as a product on DSOworks.com
Mercury-Hermes ran past
Wearing wing-tipped shoes.
I asked him why he hurried?
He said he carried news.
And so it is with man
Who must be in the know;
News must travel quickly’
Or in the trash it goes.
He dashes to the station
Where it will be broadcast
At the speed of light
To regions remote and vast.
But I just take my time
Walking down the path.
Hermes carries statistics.
I enjoy nature’s math.
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.
Forgiving Audience for Rubinoff and His Violin at the Tallahassee Governor’s Club. It was the early 1980’s. Rubinoff and I were invited to play at the Governor’s Club. The Governors Club was founded on certain principles. Chief among them were providing a comfortable and elegant environment for social gatherings, serving excellent food and offering outstanding service. Our private social club cultivates the finest membership….
Rubinoff was an honest man. He freely spoke his mind. If he liked something, you’d know. If he didn’t, he could be quite expressive. Fortunately, once he started to play his violin, my matter what he said was forgiven. People knew they were in a hands of a great master. So what happened?
First I must say that Dave liked delicatessen food: Corn beef, pastrami, potato salad…He lived in Detroit at the Leland House. I worked with him for many years as his arranger and accompanist. To me, he was like the grandfather I never got to know. When we went on a lunch break, we’d go to the closest deli. He also delighted in “cooking the greatest hamburger in the world.” He called it “Hamburger a la Rubinoff.” I got to eat plenty of the best hamburgers in the world. But that was David. He was excited about everything he did. He fell in love with every melody he worked on. He had passion for music and life. I felt honored to work with such a man, The bonus was he treated me like I was his grandson.
Forgiving Audience Springs Into Action
We walked in the capitol building for both the concert and dinner. Talk about eloquence. Each place was set with 4 or 5 glasses for wine. We had silverware galore and beautiful dishes. We entered slightly late. Everyone was already seated. Suddenly a scream issues forth: “This place is too damn fancy for me!”, yells Rubinoff.” The sentiment was projected with his heavy Russian accent. In all honesty, that is how to create a hostel audience. Luckily, they didn’t throw us out. After dinner he played his violin with me at the piano. By our second number, all were in his pocket. They loved him. The concert ended with bravos and a standing ovation. I thought our reception by the Florida legislators was magnanimous, appreciative and forgiving.
If you like this blog, feel free to share. I think it’s one of the greatest show biz stories ever. If you never heard Rubinoff and I give a concert, please enjoy our 45 minute 1984 New York Catskill Mountain performance at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House on this youtube link. It is free. He was in his mid-eighties. The man is an inspiration to all of us.
Mathematical Love is More Prevalent Than You Think. The Egyptian and Hebrew civilizations placed the mathematics of love in their buildings. However for this particular blog, I will consider how the key word expresses mathematical love with the Hebrew language.
The Hebrew verb for “Love” is אָהַב (Ahav). The three letter verbal root for love is spelled Alef (אָ), which is also the symbol for number 1; Hei (הַ) which is also the symbol for number 5; and Veis (ב), which is also the symbol for number 2. The Hebrew verb for love has the same factors as this ratio. The phi of natural growth from people to galaxies uses the love numbers as phi= (√5 + 1) / 2. This equal 1.618… to 1. The 3 factors for love and phi are the same. Here are the first few of the series. As the numbers grow by successive addition, as 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55… the larger divided by the smaller gets closer and closer to phi. Phi is an infinitely large number that cannot be reached. It is just like people. We can strive for perfection but are never quite able to reach it.
In Hebrew, to make “love” into a noun, the letter “hei” is added at the end three letter verb. Keep in mind that in Hebrew the letter on the right is the 1st letter. The language is written backwards from English. Therefore, the letter that ends the noun is on the extreme left. אַהֲבָה Hei (הַ), like before, is also the symbol for number 5. Thus we have another 5 to add to the 8 of the verb. 5 + 8 = 13. Look at the Fibonacci series just given above: All three: 5,8 and 13 are members of the series.
A closing note: Phi (uppercase Φ, lowercase or ; Ancient Greek: ϕεῖ, pheî, [pʰé͜e]; modern Greek: φι, fi, [fi]; English: /faɪ/) is the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet. Note, phi is the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet. It just so happens that #21 is the 8th number in the Fibonacci series. Eight is also a Fibonacci number.
Liszt Tempos are too Fast According to von Sauer. Emil Georg Conrad von Sauer (8 October 1862 – 27 April 1942) was a notable Germancomposer, pianist, score editor, and music (piano) teacher. He was a pupil of Franz Liszt. Also, he one of the most distinguished pianists of his generation. Josef Hofmann called von Sauer “a truly great virtuoso.”Martin Krause, another Liszt pupil, called von Sauer “the legitimate heir of Liszt. He has more of his charm and geniality than any other Liszt pupil.”
Emil von Sauer (1902)
Proof of the Liszt Tempos
So how is it that I know what Sauer said about Liszt’s music? From my own teacher, Mischa Kottler. He publicly made the statement in an interview for the Detroit Free Press/Sunday April 10, 1983. The featured picture is from the interview. I’ve saved the Sunday magazine section all these years. The article was written by John Guinn/photos by Patricia Beck. John Guinn was the Free Press music critic. Patricia Beck was a staff photographer. To make my point, I will quote a couple of sections:
“Kottler studied with Cortot in Paris, and then went to Vienna where he ended up studying with Emil von Sauer. Sauer had studied with Franz Liszt in Weimar in 1884-85. Liszt was a pupil of Carl Czerny, who studied three years with Beethoven himself.” Incidentally many of the techniques I learned from Mischa came from Beethoven. Reputedly, Beethoven invented the “prepared thumb” technique. I in turn pass this knowledge on to my own Sarasota piano students.
This is a direct quote from the interview: “Sauer told me everybody plays Liszt’s music too fast,” Kottler said. “there’s no reason to do that,” Sauer insisted-“Liszt didn’t.”
So where can you hear me play Liszt tempos not too fast? At the Crab and Fin Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida.
“I’d say that overall, it’s a great place to have lunch or dinner if your around Saint Armands or Lido Beach.” in 35 reviews. After a 20 year absence from the piano scene in Sarasota, David Ohrenstein returns. Over that time he has been a regular in the Catskill Mountains of New York and at the world famous Gasparilla Inn on the isle of Boca Grande. Now he entertains at the Crab and Fin Restaurant three days weekly: Monday evening from 6-10pm; Tuesday from 12:30 to 5 :30 p.m. Wednesday also from 12:30 to 5:30 PM. You can enjoy lunch, dinner or simply purchase a beverage and listen to my piano playing at this beautiful outdoor setting.
I was also an arranger/accompanist for Rubinoff an His Violin. So I also play popular music beautifully.Rubinoff was the conductor and violin soloist of the orchestra at the Paramount Theater in New York and of Paramount pictures in Hollywood. When he conducted the Chicago Philharmonic in 1937, he played for 225,000 people. In addition, they turned away 25,000 people at the door. Hope to see you on St Armands Circle in Sarasota, Fl – David. I play outdoors so check the weather. You could call me a “fair weather pianist.”