The tetrahedron is the basis of the other four solids. Look at the 1st five numbers. With that knowledge, here is some mathematical fun. 1² x 2² x 3² x 4² x 5² = 14,400. Where is 14,400 significant as an ancient number?
The tetrahedron is the basic unit of the five.
By vertices, its 4 triangles total 720º (4 x 180° per triangle). Then 7 + 2 + 0 = 9.
The solid whose faces contain the most degrees of the 5 is the dodecahedron
With 9 x 720° = 6,480°. (This is exactly 9 x the tetrahedron’with 720° degrees). (9 x 720 = 6480). Its second way is, 6 + 4 + 8 + 0 = 18. Reducing the number by horizontal adding of the smaller numbers, 1 + 8 = 9.
With the remaining three solids: Cube has 2,160°. Each of its 6 squares has 360°. Thus, 6 x 360 = 2160. That is 3 times the 720° of the tetrahedron. Reduce 2160 and we have: 2 + 1 + 6 + 0 = 9.
Icosahedron has 20 triangles. Every triangle has 180°. Thus, 20 x 180 = 360o. That is five times the 720 ° of the basic tetrahedron. Reduce 3600 and we have: 3 + 6 + 0 + 0 = 9
Finally, there’s the octahedron with 8 triangles. 8 x 180° = 1440. That is 2 x the 720° of the tetrahedron. Then 1 + 4 + 4 + 0 = 9.
In content and quality number 9 imbues the regular solids.
Ancient Computing had a Source
Why was number 9 the limiting number of the Platonic solids in the manner described above? I like to call the nine-boxed digits in the number square below the “stamping mill of the Universe.” Nine is the highest number of the traditional arrangement of the pictured numbers.
A second mystery: Why are there only 5 possible regular polyhedrons? Because 5 is the core number of the 3 x 3 number square. The infinitely complex Universe is stamped out from this simplest of number squares.
A third mystery to solve:: Why was a megalithic mile 14,400 feet? How did it relate to King Arthur’s Palace? The answer is simple. Total the number of degrees in the 5 solids. They are listed above. We have, 720 + 1440 + 2160 + 3600 + 6480 = 14,400. Now read the internal link below.
Mesolithic cultures worked with the 3 x 3 number square for ancient computing. Roses hold a primary ancient secret. Again, read this internal link. The high priests of various cultures and countries knew its secrets. Another known entity was how this tiny number square can become infinite. Link is also below. I’m attempting to restore this lost knowledge. My insights all took place on Oquaga Lake. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House for years. I communed with a female Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape. This numerical square could offer a common vision based on balance. That, in turn, could initiate another Golden Age.
Cancerian Music is Timely for this Zodiac Month of the Year. We have entered the zodiac month of Cancer. Its sign is- (♋️). Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac.Dates are between approximately June 21 and July 23.
This excerpt is from my upcoming book: Music Under the Zodiac. I am keeping the core of the book secretive. That part covers a novel approach to musical therapy. But, there are still many great tidbits I am able to share. First, the arch example of musical therapy is from the Bible. It states: Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. The evil spirit would leave Saul. This is from I Samuel 16:23.
So, What is Cancerian Music all About?
A ruling “planet” imbues a person with certain personality traits. The zodiac sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon. You might say, songs about the Moon partake of the sign of Cancer. This brings a most interesting factual story. Gabriel Fauré wrote the 1st and original Claire de Lune (Moonlight). Most have no knowledge of this. It is hauntingly beautiful. Another fact that most do not know: Debussy’s Claire de Lune was originally called “Sentimental Promenade.” It was part of a dance suite called the Suite Bergamasque. Moonlight in no way implies dancing. A promenade is more in keeping with dancing. However, his editor insisted that Debussy change the music’s title. Debussy resisted. When he gave in, he discovered the editor was right! Sales skyrocketed. Now the question becomes: Is Claire de Lune really lunar music? Was it inspired by the Moon? Perhaps Debussy was walking in the Moonlight with someone he loved. That could have created his original title. Then, it still would be about Moonlight. Enjoy my own rendition of Debussy’s masterpiece.
Space Came 1st -Time, 2nd -in the Ancient View. Antiquity was guided by number squares and their centers. a magic square is an square grid. “n” is the number of cells on each side. filled with distinct positive integers. Each cell contains a different integer whose in each row, column and diagonal is equal.Below are the primary squares. They range from 3 x 3 to 9 x 9. Higher number (magic) squares were also used. All oddly number squares have only one number at the center. Even centers have four numbers. Note that single numbers 5 and 13 are at the center of the 3 x 3 and 5 x 5 respectively. The even number square has 4 numbers at the center. They are 7.6.11 and 10. The odd numbered square of 5 x 5 again has only one number at the center. It is number 13. Thus, the 3 x 3 and 4 x 4 set the pattern. Higher number squares all repeat the pattern. The nature of number squares provides the key to how ancients analyzed space-time.
Time is cyclic and fourfold in nature. I explain this in the internal links below.
Space is at the core of reality. It is also infinite. The 3 x 3 magic square is central. Its opposite numbers always equal 10. These tens grow into infinity by a formula given in the internal link. Time is distinctly fourfold in nature. Fourfold is at the core of cycles which gives shape to time. See links above. The 4 x 4 number square of Jupiter sets this fourfold pattern for time. In the ancient view, since the 3 x 3 number square precedes the 4 x 4, space comes 1st.
Joyful -When Radiated By Anyone- Elevates Stature. This is to the highest levels. This blog will attempt to answer how and why. It ties into an ancient Middle Eastern concept called gematria. It refers to the sharing of a letter and number by the same symbol. Once there was no separate notation for letters and numbers. That is foreign to our current day thinking. In the Middle East it was common. Hebrew still illustrates this in the calendar:
Some words had the same numerical value. This is true with the two key Hebrew words: joy and Redeemer. Also, within a phrase, one (1) could be added without changing the essential numerical meaning. This was called the colel. This blog makes the point: Any happy person helps all mankind.This is true regardless of religion or nationality.
The two Hebrew words, joy and Messiah, both have a value of 353. The words are given below.
Original Word:מָשִׁ֫יחַ. This translates to the Redeemer, Messiah.
A Joyful Gematria
In addition to this 353 co-incidence, we’ll examine two more correspondences: In Greek gematria it specified Hermes. Key numbers were once shared by even different cultures. Read my 353rd blog. The link is given below.
Now for the ancient source of 353: It is hidden in a well known number code. Read the internal link below called 3 x 3 number square Archives.The code hides 1110: When 1110 becomes a circumference, then 353… becomes its diameter. At one time number squares structured civilization. They formulated a peaceful era.
Finally, 352 is the gematria of the two words that immediately precede Judaism’s most important prayer- Hear O Israel. Milk and honey are the last two words of Deut: 6:3. Hear O Israel are the first words of Deut. 6:4. These words in Deut. 6:3 are translated into as “milk and honey.” Read another internal link below. What does this mean? When the lost codes hidden in the 3 x 3 number square are activated, the lands will flow will “milk and honey.”
Inspiration Versus Uncontrolled Imagination as per the Ancients. Lost civilizations assigned numbers to concepts. Inspiration and Imagination were once defined by number 1080. Author John Michell has written voluminously on this subject. His take expresses Einstein’s thoughts. However, his take is in terms of an Earth Spirit that encircles world.
For many it can be extremely difficult to distinguish between between the state of being inspired and uncontrolled imagination. I will relate it to an article in the New York Times. It is front page in the Arts & Leisure section. Date is Sunday June 10, 2018. Suffice it to say, aspiring can draw from imagination.
Inspiration Can Have Controlled and Uncontrolled Aspects
The New York Times article is entitled “Home is Where the Horror Is.” It talks about how in cinema today stating: Horror has never been more bankable and celebrated than it is now. Michell, in his City of Revelation, discusses the difference between being inspired and wild imagination. Basically, the number 1080 applies to both. Michell has an entire chapter on this number. He writes about how: “The mystic’s vision and the the lunatics nightmare derive from the same source.” Most important, he writes, “the individual alone is responsible for the different forms they assume.”
So What Causes the Lunatic’s Nightmare?
When 1080 takes on the lunatics nightmare aspect, there is a cause. It is usually a reaction against excessive power and brute force being used to solve problems. Tone down the brute force, and the lunatic’s nightmares will also lessen. This internal link below explains a little more about number 1080.
Mysterious Diameter Measure at the Hopewell Circle. The city’s name is derived from its original layout created in 1810. This was within the 1,100 ft diameter of a circle. The circle was a Hopewell tradition earthwork dating to the early centuries of the Common Era. The county courthouse was built in the center of the innermost circle. The circular outline was soon obliterated. By the late 1830s a group of citizens decided to changed the layout to a standard grid. This was accomplished by the mid-1850s. All traces of the Hopewell earthwork were destroyed. However, anyone with specific knowledge of the past can link the circle to prehistoric times. Conclusions are quite startling.
Mysterious Diameter Measure is Found in the Original Layout
I have a particular interest in Circleville. On June 2 2018 I gave a concert at the Circleville High School. The story of the concert is nothing short of miraculous. Shortly, a youtube video of the concert will be posted. Keep checking my posts for the link of the actual concert. Also, please read about the incredible story of the concert on the internal link below.
The question becomes: Why is 1100 feet a mysterious diameter measure? What profound secrets does it hold? Basically, its measure explains lost secrets from a former and now lost civilization.
A secret code in the diameter measure is to be found in the Hebraic Tree of Life.
It illustrates another secret code that is prominent on the 3 x 3 number square.
These secret codes can open the gates that lead to a Golden Age of Peace and Plenty.
Number Code on Tree of Life Hides the Mysterious Diameter Measure of 1100 by Number
So where is 1100 on the diagram to the immediate right? The numbered tree of life has three vertical pillars. Its numbers work in opposite polarities. They also work three at the time. Ancients attached their preferred units of measure to the numbers. The numbers were of key importance regardless of measure used. Thus on the Tree we have:
357 + 742 = 1100
Reverse the numbers. We still get 1100: 753 + 247 = 1100.
1100 is also Prominent on the Prime Number Square. Now we can go one step further into the past. Where did the hidden 1100 on the Tree come from? It came from an even more ancient square of numbers. It is also hidden. This time it is camouflaged in the prime 3 x 3 number number square. The Chinese call this square the Lo Shu. The Christians call it the Grain of Mustard Seed. Below is the standard depiction from antiquity:
Add the numbers two at the time. This is explained below. 660 and 440 will appear. Add these two numbers: 660 + 440 = 1100.
440 is another major characteristic number on the square. Here is just one way it uses 440: Add the numbers around the perimeter two as the time. Go either clockwise or counter clockwise. You get 440. For example: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440. Try the other way.
. The Hopewell tradition refers to the common aspects of the Native American culture. It flourished along rivers in the northeastern and midwestern United States. Years were from 200 BCE to 500 CE. The Hopewell tradition was not a single culture or society. It was a widely dispersed set of related populations. They were connected by a common network of trade routes. The routes were called the Hopewell Exchange System.
How far back can we trace the use of number squares? Was Plato correct in his relating the story of Atlantis? Are the American Indians the long lost tribes of Israel? The point is: Every question, when answered, simply raises more questions. Keep checking DSOworks.com. More events and posts will be in the making.
Lecture Magic for Me in Circleville Thanks to Rubinoff and His Violin. Life can spin out of control. Sometimes this can be in wonderful ways. Sometimes events can spin badly. In Circleville it was very good. First, I will define key words in this blog. First word to define is Circleville, Ohio. The featured picture was taken at the lectern in the auditorium at Circleville High School. Date was June 2, 2018. A concert honoring Rubinoff and His Violin was about to take place. I am standing at the podium for two reasons;
To give a lecture. It covered high points of my 15 year association with Rubinoff and His Violin.
I will be performing on the piano. My position will be to accompany violin maestro Steven Greenman. We were set to play several arrangements I made with Rubinoff.
Also included was a 28 piece high powered orchestra. Assembled for the performance were top instructors. They were from leading musical programs at top universities around Ohio. This performance was the vision of the conductor, Joseph Rubin. He is also the curator of the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville. Please keep checking my posts. Samples and segments from the concert will soon be available on youtube.
Lecture Magic in Circleville, Ohio
So what’s magical about this concert? An element of the mystical is found in the very town of Circleville. The city’s name is derived from its original layout. It was created in 1810 within the 1,100 ft (340 m) diameter of a circle. Many future blogs will be appearing about this 1100 foot diameter. It will illustrate a connection to prehistoric cultures. The Hopewell tradition earthwork dates back to the early centuries of the Common Era.
Dave loved the American Indian tradition. I specify this in my lecture magic. He, like many Europeans, was enchanted by Indian ways and wisdom. The decor of both of his homes amply illustrate this great love. It is most fitting that he will be honored at the Ted Lewis Museum. Ted was from Circleville. The Museum is actually almost directly across the street from his residence. I had a personalized museum tour. Wow!
Here are some internal links. They will illustrate connections between Rubinoff and His Violin and myself. There are many more posts on DSOworks on this subject. Feel free to explore them. Dave became enormously wealthy playing the violin and conducting. This was throughout the Great Depression. His annual income was as high as $500,000.00.
Musical Ornaments – Those For and Those Against. Everyone has opinions about the necessity of ornaments in music. I suppose the same could apply to the use of ornaments in fashion. At this point I venture a prediction: The use of set ornaments in music and in dress will return quite strongly. Richard Wagner commented on ornaments. He would tell musicians: “Pay attention to the small notes…The large ones will take care of themselves.”
Nature of Musical Ornaments
Why, at one time, were ornaments belittled? Some thought they were only needed because of weaker harpsichord sounds. The modern piano, they thought, did not need reinforcement. Among those who held this opinion were Marmoutel, Le Couppey and Méreaux. Yet, both the voice and violin had rich ornamentation. They had the same volume in the past as they have today.
C.P.E. Bach wrote a definitive manual playing keyboard instruments. While in Berlin, C.P.E. wrote, Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen (An Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments). “Both Haydn and Beethoven swore by it.” By 1780, the book was in its third edition. It laid the foundation for the keyboard methods of Clementi and Cramer.Bach presented his thoughts on the virtue of ornaments in his treatise. He believed that without ornamentation the best melody becomes empty and dull.
He comments on how most composers use them profusely.
On how they can connect notes.
Ornaments can enliven music.
They attach particular stress and importance to the notes they adorn.
They make musical meaning clear: They can emphasize either sad or happy qualities.
Ornaments can actually improve a mediocre composition.
Musical Ornaments of J.S. Bach Kept Intact with my Own Arrangement of
Four Tiered Spiral Holds the Ages of Mankind. This blog is about the spiral and time. My last post was about the circle and time. A number of Greek philosophers thought the circular theory held sway over the spiral. My post specifically mentions these thinkers. Here is the internal link to the circle post: Defining Time in Antiquity- was thought of as Circular or as a spiral? A number of other cultures used the model of the spiral to explain time. The 1st example is the Hindu. Here is the four tiered spiral. The overall cycle was 12,000 years. It was called the Mahaijuga cycle. Here is the breakdown within the full cycle: Krta yuga is the 1st stage. It lasts 4,000 years. The 2nd age is called Treta yuga. It lasts 3,000 years. Stage number three of the Dwarpara yuga. It lasts 2,000 years. Finally comes is the Kali yuga. It predictably lasts 1,000 years. Between each pair of these well defined cycles are a twilight and a dawn. Simply doing the math we see that the four cycles only add up to 10,000 years. A twilight a and dawn on either side of each cycle adds the remaining 2,000 years. The four tiered spiral also appears in many Mediterranean cultures. They are referenced in the featured picture. First comes the The Golden Age is the only age that falls within the rule of Cronus. Peace and harmony prevailed. Humans did not have to work to feed themselves: The earth provided food in abundance. They lived to a very old age. They were also blessed with youthful appearance and eventually died peacefully. During the silver men refused to worship the gods and Zeus destroyed them for their impiety. In the bronze age men were undone by their own violent ways. they dwelt in the “dank house of Hades“. This Age came to an end with the flood of Deucalion. Finally comes the iron age. During this age might makes right, and bad men use lies to be thought good. Humans no longer feel shame or indignation at wrongdoing.
The Four Tiered Spiral Stems from the 4 x 4 number square
The center of the 4 x 4 number square is the 1st square, in order of size, that has four numbers at the center. Genesis 1:1 expressively calls this square for Creation. Genesis replete with its use of number squares. Click on links to find out how.
Defining Time in Antiquity- is it Circular or a Spiral? Is time a progression? As a spiral, time is not repetitive. In this blog we will consider the circular view of time: As a circle, time would return to the same point. Gnosis and Time by Henri-Charles Puech sheds some light on ancient attitudes. He discusses how Greeks abstracted the circle from time. Here is their view: If time is circular, it remains identical with itself. It becomes eternal and immutable. Greeks thought of change and movement as inferior degrees of reality. In defining time they sought “permanence, perpetuity and re-occurrence”. Circlular movement assures the continuation of the same things through repetition. As such, continuous return was at the summit of preference. Plato had a source that defined time. Her claimed it was measured by the revolution of the celestial spheres. These spheres became the moving image of immobile eternity. Hence everything was generated and decayed in circular fashion. Overall, whatever is created is kept and never lost. Pythagoreans, Stoics and Platonists believed: Within the cycles of time the same situations occur over and over. Nothing is unique. Everything is created but once. Cosmic time is both repetition and eternal time. Here is Wikipedia’s take on time: Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events. It occurs, apparently, in irreversible succession. It goes from the past. Then progresses through the present. Finally, we have the last stage, the future.[3 Click on this internal link that follows. It offers proof of a type of internet thousands of years ago. Ancient internet took the form of number squares. A number of my blogs illustrate how defining features of time, as we know it, came from number squares. This is especially true of the 3 x 3 number square. It is the simplest; and yet, the most complex. Internet is the Keyword in Megalitic Times – DSO Works.
The flow of sand in an hourglass: This devise can be used to measure passing time. It also concretely represents the present as being between the past and the future. The passing present is the narrow part in between. The future is represented by the sand in oval glass on top. The past becomes the spent sand on the bottom. Then the glass is simply turned around and the cycle repeats. The concept of circular time held sway for many years. A big advantage of the hourglass: It visually depicts time in these 3 stages and how they can reoccur.
Sit Thomas Brown believed: The lives, not only of men, but of Commonwealths, and the Whole World, run not upon a helix that still enlargeth, but on a circle. Wherein arriving to their meridian, they decline in obscurity. Then it falls under the horizon again. In a post to come, I will blog about time as a spiral.