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:
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.
Binary Code and Perfect Numbers on Tree of Life. I learned of this on Oquaga Lake. First of all, perfect numbers are few and far between. Six is the first such number. Then comes 28, 496, 8128 and 33550336. If you take these lower perfect numbers to the 10th power, you get squared, higher perfect numbers. Then, these perfect numbers can be expressed in binary fashion: They display ones and zeros. See examples below. In number theory, a perfect number is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors . This excludes the number itself. Also below is an illustration of how six is a perfect number.
Two perfect numbers are easily found on the Tree of Life. The circles are called emanations. Look at numbers 6 and 10 on the central pillar picture below.
The heart of the Tree is emanation “6”. Six is 1st perfect number.
The name of emanation 10 is Malkuth. What is relevant here is the name of this 10th emanation. This is because in Hebrew letters doubled as numbers. The name for this occurrence is gematria. It is a Greek word. The Hebrew letters of Malkuth equate with 496: The mem = 40. Lamed = 30. Kuf = 20. Vav = 6. Tet = 400. Add them as 40 + 30 + 20 + 6 + 400 = 496. Also, when you take the perfect numbers to the 1oth power, you get the squared version expressed by ones and zeros. See illustrated above. In this way 6 and 496 binary potential. This trait is shared by all perfect numbers.
Finding More Binary Expressions on the Tree of Life
Opposite polarities, as follows, total 1100. Take the two outside pillars. Look at the numbers 3 at the time. Reverse their polarities as follows: Left pillar = 358. Right pillar = 742. Next add them as 358 + 742 = 1100. This figure balances binary by two positive (1) and two negative (0) glyphs. Reverse this pillar multiplicity as 853 + 247. You get the same total- 1100. This number becomes the gateway to the Tree of Life.
Where Else is the 1100 Binary Code Found?
1100 gives expression to a lost antediluvian binary code. It once structured a Golden Age. The code is still common around the world. However, very few know how to read it. It is called the 3 x 3 number square. 440 and 660 are prominent in this code. They total 1100. Below is the picture with the source for the Tree of Life. These numbers are on any of the 7 solutions. The bottom displays the traditional.
Add the numbers around the perimeter. Do it two at the time overlapping as follows: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 =440. For the 660 do the following. Add the numbers in groups 2 as follows: (49 + 61) + (35 + 75) +( 81 + 29) = 330. Each subgroup totals 110. Using the same method of addition, do it vertically. You also get 330. Add the two: 330 + 330 = 660. Finally, add 440 + 660 = 1100. Here’s the icing on the cake: The Tree of Life and the Great Pyramid demonstrate various ways the 3 x 3 number square works. Music is based on the interval of a perfect fifth. It is also born of this number square: E=660 v/s. A=440 v/s. The notes of the perfect fifth vibrate in this 3/2 ratio. A number of posts on DSOworks.com describe the technique.
Where Did I Learn About This Binary Code? On Oquaga Lake
Sousa Paves Path for Public School Concerts for Rubinoff. John Philip Sousa. What’s my connection to this blog? I arranged for and was the piano accompanist for Rubinoff and His Violin (his professional name). John Philip Sousa (/ˈsuːsə/;[a] November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932 was known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of march composition, he is known as “The March King”. Sousa was also a great educator.
Sousa Paves Path for Rubinoff and School Concerts
Sousa took a keen interest in promoting good music in public schools. That’s the reason for this featured picture. Sousa planted the seed that gave birth to this picture. Rubinoff performs for a packed house of enthralled high school students. He was responsible for bringing quality music to thousands of students of all ages throughout the country. This was before in school music education was a standard. With so many school music programs being trimmed today, we need to bring these concerts back to the schools. Good music must survive!
H0w Did Rubinoff and Sousa Become Acquainted?
Important people of the day loved and promoted great music and great talent. If they saw someone had genius, they would lend a helping hand. Musical genius needs support and backing. This happened to Rubinoff. Victor Herbert was on Sabbatical. He went Good news: to Warsaw. Rubinoff was giving his graduation concert at the conservatory. Internal link immediately below explains the story.
One thing led to another in Rubinoff’s exploding, volcanic rise to fame and fortune. He Lived for his first years in Pittsburgh with Victor Herbert. Dave apprenticed with this great composer of operetta. Herbert was then the conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Here I quote Rubinoff’s book, Dance of the Russian Peasant. ” He (Herbert) would have Sunday night parties, where I met many stars of the day: Caruso, Mme Schumann Heink, Irving Berlin. Will Rogers and Ira and George Gershwin.” One of the guests was John Philip Sousa.
Good News: Our glorious American past is actually being revived thanks to the curator of the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville, Ohio- Joseph Rubin. He put together an incredible concert that featured the music of David Rubinoff. I (David Ohrenstein) was asked by him to perform with violinist Steven Greenman, Below is our youtube excerpt recorded live in the dedication concert. I’m seated at the piano. Enjoy and share. Most of all, let curator and maestro Joseph Rubin know how much you appreciate his wonderful patriotic and musical efforts. Underneath are two links. The lower is to the Ted Lewis. The David Ohrenstein Archives has the link to our concert.
Quality not Quantity Becomes the Key Question for People. What does that mean? Let’s start by discussing a primary source of quantity: the periodic chart. It gives defining information of the elements of nature as well as some that are man made.
Above is an elementalal excerpt from a periodic chart. The quantity of particles determines the substance and properties.
Five protons in the nucleus makes an atom of boron.
Six, makes an atom of carbon.
Seven makes notrogen.
With people we have a paradox. The elements that make different people are basically the same for everyone. However, with people, quality makes the difference. How agreeable is your personality? Do you finish projects you’ve started? Do you show your family affection? How well do you do your job?
Quality versus Quantity in Music
With the arts: Does your oil painting move others? Did the audience love your piano rendition? Are you leading a happy and rewarding life? These qualities cannot be ascribed to ordinary elements. People have a higher calling than the physical. Some call it soul. Perhaps it’s self-motivation or personality? Perhaps quality is an inherited trait? Whatever it is, it is above the physical plane.
The picture to the right is of Maurice Ravel seated at the piano. His compositions are of exceptional quality. Had he written 10 times as many compositions as he did, but all terrible, no one would have listened to his music. Because of quality, he is a highly revered French Impressionistic composer. Below is a sample of my own piano playing with violinist Steven Greenman. The concert was just given in Ohio at the Circleville High School auditorium.
I personality love the piano music of Franz Schubert. In addition to great melodies, I find him to be a rare master of rests. He frames his phrases and motifs beautifully with rests. They have tremendous artistic impact- I think more so than any other composer. Hopefully I will soon be posting my own rendition soon of his Sonata Op 120 in A. Keep checking the site. Thanks.
Conclusion: We all have quantity. It’s our quality that makes us outstanding as individuals. Feel free to share the post.
Cosmic Eight Unites Spiritual and Physical Realms. This statement implies numbers are the highest reality. This view is reminiscent of the ancient Pythagorean School. “Harmony of the spheres” was the name applied to this concept.  It maintained that the planets and stars move according to mathematical equations. Ratios of these motions corresponded to musical intervals. Music was created by the motion of planets an inaudible symphony. . Music of the spheres usesmot only harmonic, but also mathematical or religious concepts.
Cosmic Eight Has a Special Place in Pool
The 1st and primary or strongest overtone is the octave. Appropriately, Dr. Billiards gives a relevant demonstration of the nature of harmonics below. The note one octave higher (eight diatonic tones) than the fundamental or primary note is the 1st overtone. You can hear its strength on the youtube demonstration.
Piano string harmonics and chords
YouTube – Jun 1, 2007
So What are some examples of the Cosmic Eight?
Eight numbers the measures in a phrase of music .
It defines the fundamental overtone of music.
Eight electrons in the outside orbital of an atom has greatest stability.
At the Great Pyramid each side of the square based is 8 Great Cubits. A Great Cubit = 55 smaller Egyptian cubits (1.71818…) feet.
One of the 5 Platonic solids is the cube. Eight corners give it definition. A number of holy sites were conceived as cubes. A prime example is the Ka’aba of Islam. Also, the back 3rd of the Temple of Solomon was where the Holy Ark was kept. It possibly was cubic.
Eight, as an octagon, is considered to be a compromise between the circle and the square.
The Hebrew verb for love is Ahav. Spelled with Hebrew letters. its gematria is eight. [אהב]. Gematria is the doubling of letters and numbers with the same symbol. Aleph is 1. Beis is 2. Hei is 5. Love, therefore, totals 8. Notice, Ahav’s 1,2, and 5 are Fibonacci numbers. God is love as John stated. Why not call on our Creator as love, or the Hebraic Ahav? Below # 8, & #9 are internal links on the subject. My insights came in the mountains by Oquaga Lake pictured below. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. The lake was the former home of the Lennie Lenape tribe.
Hobnobbing with Giants of of the 1930’s. David Rubinoff is the conductor in this most rare featured 1933 picture. Benny Goodman is the 2nd saxophonist from the right. It is offered by the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville. For the best time of your life, visit this museum. Please support the museum. All donations are tax deductible. They are keeping our wonderful, American, big band tradition alive. My connection: I was Rubinoff’s personal arranger and accompanist for 15 years. We started our association in 1971. I was a senior in the music program at Wayne State University at that time. Currently, I hold a Master of Music degree from Wayne State.
Now a Drum Roll, Please, for the Hobnobbing
Joseph Rubin is the curator of the big band, Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville. He sponsored me to be part of a special Rubinoff and His Violin commemoration concert. My Rubinoff association association lasted until 1986. That is the year he passed away. The Circleville, Rubinoff event was this last June 2, 2018. I was asked to deliver a half-hour lecture on Rubinoff. Also, I played piano for Rubinoff’s favorite arrangement. We made it together. It highlights a selection of numbers from The Fiddler on the Roof. Click the link below. Even to this day, as you will hear, the audience still responds with wild enthusiasm. Maestro Steven Greenman masterfully plays the violin.
Hobnobbing with the Greats in Show Business
For this post I even have a featured story. Rubinoff personally related it to me. It is also documented in his book: Dance of the Russian Peasant. The book was dictated to his last wife, Darlene. The story involves Rubinoff , Benny Goodman and Ted Lewis. They were part of a benefit concert in San Francisco. This was the early 1930’s. The trio went marching through the hotel lobby on route to the elevator. They were dressed to the nines. Ted Lewis was sporting his famous hat and cane. All the way they were singing “Me and My Shadow.” Dave Rubinoff said: “The guests loved our shananigans. We had lots of fun in those days.”
More will be posted in the near future. Please, feel free to share this post. Ted Lewis expressed an innermost wish with his famous expression: “ Is everybody happy? Just below is a link to the Ted Lewis Museum. Also, let the distinguished curator, Joseph Rubin, know about your interest. Finally, underneath the museum link is another link. It has yet another Rubinoff story, only posted on our own DSOworks website.
Aquarian Number Square of Saturn is Being Activated. Each planet has its own number square. This parallels each astrological sign being ruled by its own planet(s). Here is the traditional association:
3 x 3 rules Saturn.
4 x 4 is Jupiter.
5 x 5 is Mars.
6 x 6 rules the Sun.
7 x 7 rules Venus.
8 x 8 is Mercury.
9 x 9 is the Moon.
The planet Uranus was discovered by William Herschel, Date was March 13, 1781. Before then, Saturn was the sole ruler of Aquarius.
Nicholas Campion wrote a book,The Book of World Horoscopes. It lists various references. These are about astrological sources for the start of the Age of Aquarius. Based on Campion’s research 29 “experts” claim it arrived in the 20th century. The 24th century in second place with twelve claimants.
My conclusion as to the Aquarian beginning sides with the 20th century. Why? I was privileged to gain insights of the ancients into the 3 x 3 number square. It was of Saturn. The numbers interact in an infinite number of ways. It looks like the smallest number square. But, it is the largest due to interaction by polar opposites. Interaction is an integral part of love and brotherhood.
Aquarian Number Square of Saturn is to the Left
The musical Aquarius discusses the essence of this age:
When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
Age of Aquarius
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Weather Also Points to the Arrival of the Aquarian Age
All the rainfall and flooding we are experiencing is in keeping with these astrological cycles: They divided this cycle into four quarters formed by signs of the Zodiac (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius). It took 6,500 years to pass through each quarter. They knew the biggest disasters took place at the summer and winter solstices of this cycle. It is claimed that glaciers melted due to global warming, the waters rose nearly 90 meters…
Professionally I am a piano player. Many summers were spent with my family on Oquaga Lake. It is located by Deposit, New York, Location is just over the Delaware river. I was the piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. The area was the former dwelling place of the Lennie Lenape tribe. I led many hikes through the Catskill Mountains. There, I sensed a female spirit’s presence. It communicated its knowledge of this number square. Perhaps the 3 x 3 number square is merely the icing on an already served delicious, Aquarian cake?
Synergetic Discovery Between a Pyramid and an Octagon. The featured picture uses octagons. Their synergy parallels the synergetic behavior of the hexagon and tetrahedron. First, to define the terms: Synergy, Pyramid and Octagon. For my reference I quote Buckminster Fuller. His book is Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking.
Synergy: 101.01 is the “Behavior of whole systems unpredicted by their parts taken separately. “
Syneretics 108.00- Four Triangles out of Two. Synergy acts on the transformation of the hexagon into a 6-sided tetrahedron. In nature the six sided hexagon (two open ended triangles) synergetically transform into the six-edged tetrahedron.
Parallel between the square based pyramid and the octagon. A square based pyramid (like the Great Pyramid) has 8 edges. The octagon has 8 edges. The pyramid holds a total of 1080°. The square base has 360 °. Its 4 triangles total 4 x 180° = 720° . The octagon, be it regular or irregular, also has 8 vertices with a total of 1080°.
Here’s the parallel between my synergetic discovery in #3 with Fuller’s in #2.
As the six edges of 2 open ended triangles become a tetrahedron; Two open-ended squares can become a squared based pyramid. What practical application can this have? Many books have been written about the beneficial effects of the pyramid. These include:
What ever beneficial effects the 3 dimensional pyramid may have, the two dimensional octagon should also have the same effects. As two open ended triangles can converge to form a tetrahedron, two open ended squares can converge to form a pyramid. I have a number of blogs about Buckminster Fuller. Below are a couple of internal links. Geometry can be applied to benefit our daily lives. I think the octagon pyramid parallel is original with myself- Though I am not positive. Feel free to share.
Pairing Contrasting Numbers -Five with Six. I’ve blogged about fives and sixes. One of my internal links is given below. The theme was five is yin. Six represents yang. In ancient measurement they were used together. Many ancient, universal measurements can be recreated with these numbers. The 5 petaled rose was always thought of as yin. The six petaled lily was the yang counterpart. If you learn how to read numbers, surprising conclusions can be reached. One, for example, is the existence of a pre-Genesis citadel in Mexico. It is connected to the ancient word, “emesh“. That words implies existence before Genesis (see below), Roses and lilies have strong symbolism. They partake of pairing contrasting numbers. John Michell offers a great introduction to 5’s and 6’s his book, City of Revelation. Since his publication, I’ve discovered how other measures of antiquity use five and six. A list is offered below.
Five represents the strong petals of the rose. It has 13 weaker petals.
Six represents the petals of a lily.
Pairing Contrasting Numbers of Five and Six in Prehistoric Times
Five has historically been the number of humanity. It is the core number of the ratio called “phi”.  It favors ratios of life including those found throughout the human frame.
Six was associated with inanimate nature, like the snowflake:
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.
6/5 = 1.2 This approximates Egyptian remen which is 1.2165… feet .
6 x 5/6 + 5 = 2.727272…A megalithic yard is 2.72 feet.
6 x 6 x 6/5 x 5 x 5 = 1.728. The larger Egyptian cubit is 1.728 feet.
6²/5² – 1.44. One hundred and forty four is a Fibonacci number.
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 to the 6th power) / (5 to the sixth power) = 2.979…This is close to the three feet of the English yard.
Very important for 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, the invaluable fives and sixes: (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.”
341 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. Below are the letters in Hebrew with their representative numbers of emesh.
אֶ֣מֶשׁ – Alef = 1; Mem = 40; shin = 300. Total is 341. אֶ֣מֶשׁ- Also, the three Hebrew letters of Emesh are the the “mother” of all the Hebrew letters.
Silbury Hill In England Tells Quite a Story by Measurement. How can you tell a story by measurement? At one time letters doubled as numbers. One symbol could represent both. This was called gematria– a Greek word. Numbers then can be understood as words, or even concepts. Several monuments were built around Avebury in Wiltshire. Silbury Hill was built as a landmark Neolithic monument.
The hill has a unique latitude location: Divide the northern hemisphere into seven equal segments:
Karnak is found on the 2nd division.
Delphi on the third.
Silbury hill is on the 4th.
Its exterior angle, in turn, has the same latitude as the Gizeh plain. That is the location of the Great Pyramid
The hill was developed in stages, over hundreds of years. My primary source was Stonehenge and its Mysteries by Michael Balfour, Charles Scribner, NY, 1980. Much is also available on line:
. Currently it forms a perfect circle. The diameter is 550 feet.
It was also originally a circle. This was the 1st phase. The diameter was 120 feet. Circumference was 377 feet.
How Can these Silbury Hill Numbers Be Read?
Our little “grain of mustard seed” has countless hidden codes. It has the potential to revive a Golden Age of Peace and Plenty. The hidden codes frame the Fibonacci series by sequences of fives. This smallest of number squares (3 x3) gives birth to the series. Next, here’s how 377 is a Fibonacci number. The series begins: 1,1,2,3,5 (the first number out of consecutive number sequence), 8,13, 21, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610… Please note the Beethoven internal link. Beethoven uses the 377 as a sectional group of measures. The original circumference of Silbury was 377 feet. With Beethoven, it is found in his Fifth Symphony. He deliberately made the opening 5 measures long. Usually musical thought comes in multiples of 4 bars.
Also be sure to read the above 2nd internal link. You’ll discover how repeated fives take hold of this number square by opposite pairs of numbers.
Back to Silbury and its original diameter: You can find 15 in 8 distinct straight line totals: 3 are vertical. 3 are horizontal, 2 are diagonal. 3 + 3 + 2 = 8. Next, the product of these eight: 8 x 15 = 120. The diameter of the 1st phase of the Silbury Hill was 120 feet.
The Next Phase of Silbury Hill also Draws on the 3 x 3 Number Square
Finally, the 2nd phase has a diameter of 550 feet. Like, I stated, repeated fives are part of a hidden code. The code is amply described in many of the 510 posts currently on DSOworks.com. That makes a circumference of 1728 feet. Note in the picture below how 1728 was traditionally used on the number square. This square has been historically divided into a 4 number corner: The left over 5 numbers was called its gnomon. Below is strong connection between the Great Pyramid and Silbury Hill. The circle around the truncated Great Pyramid and its mirrored underground image is 550 cubits. The circle around this diameter is 1728 cubits. The numbers employed by the Great Pyramid and Silbury Hill are the same. An illustration of the gnomon and corners used by both structures is given below. Incidentally, the corner numbers multiplied approximates the Palestianian cubit of 2.107 feet. 5 x 7 x 6 x 1 = 210. The larger Egyptian cubit is 1.728 feet. Again, this measure comes from the 5 numbered gnomon. Silbury Hill and the Great Pyramid were both built developed primarily to illustrate the various ways the 3 x 3 number square can be used.