The Painted Hall of the Altamira Cave houses houses a prehistoric gallery. It was discovered in 1868. Since then, the floor has been lowered. This was to study the painted animals on the low ceiling at the time of the discovery. The floor measures 60 feet in length to 30 feet in width. My source for the dimensions is The Atlas of Legendary Places by James Harpur and Jennifer Westwood. The 12″ foot is the intended unit of measure. In fact, this now called “English” foot dates back to an indeterminable distant past. At the British Museum you can find several examples of a cubic inch of gold. It was the standard of weight ancient Greece, Babylon, and Egypt. Here’s how a segmented foot appears on the cube:
A cube has 12 edges.
Twelve edges of one inch per side = 12″= 1 foot.
Measurement Message from the 60 x 30 foot foundation of the Painted Hall
Musicians will most likely notice the 2 to 1 ratio of the floor’s proportions. These same proportions were recommended by Pythagoras. 10.500 years later this Greek philosopher stated the same ratio, after the unison, was most harmonious : The perfect interval of not the same tone (unison) and 1st overtone is the octave. It vibrates in a 2:1 ratio. The designers of the cave exhibition most likely knew this.
Its measure is the product of basic consecutive numbers. 5 x 6 = 30 (the width in feet). 3 x 4 x 5 = 60 (the length in feet). Very important: The formula for the megalithic yard uses all fives and sixes: (5 x 6) ÷ ( 5 + 6) = 2.727272… One megalithic yard is 2.72 feet. The builders of the Great Hall of Altamira knew this.
2nd factor uses 3,4,5 as 3 x 4 x 5 = 60. Numbers 3, 4 and 5 are the basis of the Pythagorean Theorem: 3² x 4² = 5². Also, look at the musical intervals above. These 3,4, and 5 factors figure into these basic harmonious intervals: 4:3 = perfect fourth. 5:4 = the major third.
The diagonal of the 30 x 60 rectangle would be 67 feet. The perimeter around this first half triangle is :30 + 60 + 67 = 157 feet. This figure (157) is one half of the pi figure of 314 made by the triangles made from a diagonal in a rectangle.
Conclusion: The wisdom of a lost civilization is preserved in measure at the Cave of Altamira. Perhaps the builders and artists were the survivors of Atlantis? Measurement message and music message are there. Of course, that the advanced artwork is there is a given!
Sampling Forgotten Music of Rubinoff is now possible. How do you revive any quality music? First, you must sample what the quality music was. Thanks to the tireless efforts of musical conductor Joseph Rubin, this is now possible. The Maestro’s concert has an incredibly fine youtube link below. Conductor Rubin’s orchestra consisted of quite a number of the finest musical professors from top universities around Ohio. Maestro Rubin is also the curator of the Ted Lewis Museum in Circleville, Ohio. He actually opened the museum across the street from where Ted Lewis lived. Joseph is a testimonial to how one man with vision, and hard work, can make wonderful dreams come true. Joseph contacted me to be an important part of this unforgettable concert. I had already posted a number of blogs about “Ruby”. He saw them.
For those of you who missed our Rubinoff and His Violin Concert in June of 2018, here’s a montage of some of the highlights! When was the last time you heard music of this calibur? https://youtu.be/P96T57dq8t0
Sampling Music of Forgotten Times
For 15 years I accompanied and arranged for Rubinoff and His Violin. This was from 1971 until his passing away in 1986. Below are a couple of internal links on DSOworks.com. Rubinoff had quite a success formula. At his peak he was making $500,000.00 annually in the 1930’s. This was during the Great Depression. Rubinoff credits the great American Indian personality Will Rogers with his stage manner and success. Also, Madison Avenue put together his promotion packet. Finally, Victor Herbert brought Dave and his family to America in 1911. He apprenticed under Herbert in his home in Pittsburgh, Pa. Herbert had Sunday evening VIP parties of the musical greats of the times. John Philip Sousa met him there. He got a grant from the State Department for Dave to bring children his magnificent music.
Look at the odd numbered number squares of antiquity. In this regard, we view:
The 3 x 3 number square of Saturn.
The 5 x 5 number square of Mars.
The 7 x 7 number square of Venus.
The 9 x 9 number square of the Moon.
Hidden Periodic Chart Sequence –
What is the Sequence? It is the vertical difference in numbers set by the first row of the chart. We have the following:
Incredible Symmetry Between the Periodic Chart and Odd Numbered Squares of the Ancients
The master number square of the ancients is the 3 x 3. Please check the internal link below for further explanation through geometry. It also holds the vertical sequence in code by the lines of its graph. However it incredibly sets the numerical pattern in motion. The total picture of illustrated by squares of Saturn, Venus, Mars and the Moon clearly reveal the numbers of the periodic sequence. Thus we have the sequence by geometrical ratios and by actual numbers.
Hidden Periodic Chart Sequence is Uncovered in Odd Number Squares
The ancient number square sequence is in the same perfect order. View the odd numbered squares as follows: Locate the one number in the center of the oddly numbered squares. Then look diagonally at two numbers as follows: (1) Immediately above and to the right. (2) Immediately below and to the left.
Here are the first two such diagonal numbers of the 3 x 3 Square of Saturn: 2 and 8.
Next look at the 5 x 5 of Mars. We have the 8 and 18 in diagonal with the central 13.
Next we have the 7 x 7 of Venus. We have the 18 and the 32 in diagonal with the center. That completes the main defining numbers of the periodic chart however, let’s continue the sequence.
Look at the 9 x 9 of the Moon. We have 32 and 50. Here is a special case. When we add 32 + 50 = 82. This is the highest atomic number of a non-radioactive element. It effectively completes the stable elemental series.
Why the planetary associations? This does not prove a lost ancient, advanced civilization that used number squares instead of our periodic chart. But it makes the likelihood slightly greater than previously thought.
Million Thanks from the American Public. Americans needed good music more than ever to heal from the effects of the Great Depression. I actually worked the man who provided this relief: Rubinoff and His Violin. It was not until the Wall Street Crash in October 1929 that the effects of a declining economy were felt. A major worldwide economic downturn ensued. The stock market crash marked the beginning of a decade of:
Lost opportunities for economic growth. Lack of opportunities for personal advancement.
Altogether, there was a general loss of confidence in the economic future.
David Rubinoff and His Violin provided the relief that good music had to offer. This was on Broadway and in Hollywood. Thanks a Million is one of the movies he appeared in. Usually he was behind the scenes conducting the orchestra. Literally, Dave made millions of dollars during the Great Depression. Here is the theme of the movie, Thanks a Million.
A show troupe is engaged by Judge Culliman, who is running for Governor. Its purpose was to enhance his political campaign. When the inebriated Judge has to be replaced in doing his campaign speech by the troupe crooner, Eric Land. Then his political backers decide that they want him to run for Governor in the Judge’s place. Romance, music, political corruption and the election results follow.
Recently I gave a concert in Colombus, Ohio (Circleville area). I played with violinist Steven Greenman. Joseph Rubin conducted an elite orchestra. It included top professors of music from the finest Ohio universities.
I worked with this giant of music for some 15 years. Thanks to the miracles of mass media and youtube, you can now witness this concert. In addition to a lecture, I played an arrangement I made with the Great Rubinoff: Youtube selections are from the Fiddler on the Roof. Enjoy!
Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism in a Major Way. By encouraging poetic expression, you enable Romanticism. What qualities are then enhanced with Romanticism?:
Romanticism in the fine arts is feeling oriented: That is, feelings on a grand scale. German painter and author Caspar David Friedrich expresses it this way: The artist’s feeling is his law”. Our featured picture was painted by the same C.P. Friedrich.
Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism for Me
The featured painting parallels an inspiration I was given about fog. A spirit on Oquaga Lake dictated her poetry to me. I was the piano player for many years at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. This employment covered some 15 summer seasons. The poetry book is called The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. I have memorized every poem. At sometime in the future, I will do recitations. The Catskills Mountains in New York have inspired many writers. Among them we find Washington Irving. Below is an internal link.
Oquaga Lake was once inhabited by American Indians. The tribe was the Lennie Lenape. Women ran the tribe. I believe the spirit of the lake is an American Indian female. Fingers of Fog a sample of the poetry she related to me.
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Washington Irving was among them. He wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short …
Fingers of Fog
Fingers of fog moving quickly
Gliding across the lake.
Almost at jogging speed
Leaving no apparent wake.
Why are they scampering about
At this early morning time?
Thousand of fingers in motions
Moving gracefully with rhyme.
Perhaps each one is a spirit
Released from the depths of the spring:
Enjoying an hour of freedom
Almost ready to take wing.
This spring fed lake is enchanted,
As such water bodies are.
I actually saw its essence-
While viewing the Morning Star.
Common Musical Geometrical Ratios. First, what is a ratio?
Musically, in the diagram above: Every time a higher tone vibrates four times, the lower vibrates three. This creates the sound of a perfect fourth. All the perfect intervals and most harmonious tones of nature can be found at a bowling alley. Also, in the link below I explore the ratios of 6 to 5 found at Atlantis. The size of an interval between two notes may be measured by the ratio of their frequencies. When a musical instrument is tuned using a just intonation tuning system, the size of the main intervals can be expressed by small-integer ratios, such as:
Plato wrote of Atlantis in Timaeus that numbers 5 and 6 were prominently featured: People were gathered every 5th and 6th years alternately: Thus giving equal honor to odd and even numbers. The gathering of the population was for judgement and atonement.
Faith Comments in poetry by the Oquaga Spirit. What is faith? Nature speaks. On Oquaga Lake she speak a lot. She talks on cloudy days. She talks sunny days. I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of the Oquaga Spirit on hikes in the Catskill mountains. Oquaga Lake in surrounded by forests. My spirit on the lake was a female. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe, The internal link explains how the women were in charge of the community. The spirit spoke in the 1st poem in 1985. Ten years later, 1995, she spoke once more of faith. This poem also will be the subject of a 2nd blog. Faith and knowledge help spiritual growth.
Religion was primarily an individual matter for Woodland Indian people. It permeated everyday life. The world of the Great Lakes Indians was filled with a host of spirits (manido; plural manidog). They inhabited trees, plants, birds, and animals. I have one internal link. For a span of over 15 years, I was their house piano player.
Cosmic phenomena were considered spirits. These included the sun, the moon, thunder, lightning, the four winds, and the thunderbirds. The Great Lakes Indians gave offerings of tobacco. These offerings were constantly given. They had many purposes. Among them:
Faith Comments on “Faith” – Different takes. Here is the earlier one of 1985
The wise know that the Sun shines behind the clouds.
Though the day be dark, they believe in light.
Knowing that clouds, no matter how thick, will disperse;
And clouds are only temporal; while the Sun endures.
Those without faith falter when the skies darken.
Seeing the heavens overcast, they forget the source.
And become despondent, thinking the day is done.
Their sight is stopped short by mere fluffy veils.
Those unfortunates scoff at the utopian belief in faith.
For them the vapor of clouds is more real than the divine.
And if there is no overcast, they’ll sow the seeds of rain;
Making reality confirm to the clouds in their heads.
Clouds are but thin impostors above us.
A mask to fool those of little faith.
For even in the thick of a full-fledged storm.
The eternal source of happiness is somewhere shining.
Faith requires the patience to out wait the darkness.
The fury of winds, rain and hail combined
Often come to test the tenacity of man.
But in the face of faith, the storm will fade.
Five hundred fortieth post is all About Man. Here’s the story as an excerpt from my The Staff of God Vol II. A number of Middle Eastern languages have the same symbol for numbers and letters. In this manner a numerical value can be equated with a particular number. This is called by the ancient Greek word, gematria.
Five hundred Fortieth Post Numerically Parallels the 5 Sided Pentagon
The gematria of the first man, Adam is 45.
This number has kinship with the 3 x 3 number square.
The sum of the numbers that comprise the square,
Being the sum 1 thru 9, totals 45.
The word for Adam is actually set up like the square.
Aleph = 1; dalet = 4; and mem = 40.
Aleph + dalet total the central 5.
Mem equals the sum of the perimeter of 40.
The square of three is like a lump of clay,
From which right and left limbs can be molded.
Using polarities up and down by hundreds
Example, 951 + 159, total 1110.
(That is the sum of 555 + 555)
Multiple balanced polarities can take the shape
As with the 951 axis of the head and torso:
438 + 672 can be viewed as the left and right arms.
The reverse 834 + 276 can be the left and right legs.
(all sums equal 1110.)
Five hundred fortieth post
The 3 x 3 number square utilizes opposite polarities by number. Man’s polarities are left and right: Arms and legs swing back and forth while walking. Power in martial art utilizes strength through polarity: One arm thrusts forward while the other goes backward in a set manner.
Here is an internal. The 1st sentence of Genesis uses three polarities. One is obvious and two are hidden:
By single numbers the perimeter is 40.
Double and overlap the perimeter numbers. You get 440.
Triple and overlap the perimeter numbers corner to corner. You get 2,220. The total of the 3 perimeters is 2700.
Add all three totals The 1st sentence of Genesis totals 2,701. Thus, 40 + 440 + 2220 = 2700. We add the One to the opening sentence of the Torah.
Rebuilt Steinway at the Gasparilla Inn. Wow! I just played a wedding dinner reception last October 6, 2018. Master technician Larry Keckler recently reconditioned and rebuilt the vintage Steinway grande. He ordered the finest parts from Germany for this exciting project The Steinway dates back to 1924. It takes a number of tunings for the piano to hit its stride. The total time elapsed since his initial work has been about a year and a half. My gosh, now the piano is simply incredible!
I recently played for a wedding dinner reception. Now the piano has both a golden and velvety touch for the pianist and sound for the diners. The Inn offers a royal taste of the old South. I’m particularly inspired to play the ragtime music of Scott Joplin. His music is dated to the same era. Everything is happy!
David believes music, should be all about beauty, enjoyment and relaxation. Thus he plays the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Michel Legrand, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Elton John, the Beatles, Scott and any composer(s) who write(s) memorable melodies. He even plays piano transcriptions from the King’s Speech (Beethoven’s 7th Symphony), Gustav Holst’s Jupiter, from the Planets. Also on the agenda is music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel and J.S. Bach.
Kids are happy to hear his selections from the movies such as: Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter, Home Alone, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, and Jurassic Park. Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther and the Baby Elephant Walk are as popular as fireworks on the 4th of July. They are loved by children and adults. See you there. My dates are Dec 20 through Easter. I play 6 nights weekly. Oh yes, I have room for one or two piano students in Sarasota.
Remen Measure was Known by Moses. According to the Hebrew Bible, he was adopted by an Egyptian princess. Later in life became the leader of the Israelites and lawgiver. He is generally credited with the authorship of the Torah, or acquisition of the Torah. His position in Egypt gave him access to knowledge possessed by the higher echelons of royalty. He knew source of the remen, in at least two different mathematical ways, is the 3 x 3 number square.
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Jay Hambidge discovered a canon of measures in antiquity. This was at the turn of the 1900’s. The Egyptian remen is the basis of most ancient measure. The remen, when multiplied by the square roots of basic numbers (2,3,4,5,6,..) create the ancient measures in terms of the 12″ foot.
1.2165 feet = 1 remen
1.2165 feet x √2 = 1.72 feet – one royal cubit
1.2165 feet x √3 = 2.107 feet- one Palestinian cubit
1.2165 feet x √4 = 2.43 feet – one Roman pace
1.2165 feet x √5 = 2.72 feet – one megalithic yard etc., up to…
Here is the 1st approach to the Remen measure:
Add the numbers around the central 5 (I term these numbers p1 which stands for perimeter one). The eight numbers total 40.
Then add them two at the time overlapping the numbers. I call this p-2. This stands for perimeter two: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440. Now take the number three at the time.
Add them 3 at the time. Overlap the corners. I call this p-3. This stands for perimeter three: 492 + 276 + 618 + 834 = 2,220. Then (p-1) is 40 + (P-2) is 440 + ( P-3) 2,220 = 2700.
Finally, divide the 2700 total of p1 + p2 + p3 by/ p3(2220): Thus, 40 + 440 + 2220/2220 = 1.2162…virtually one Egyptian remen.
2nd Approach to Arriving at the Remen Measure
Add the numbers on the square above three at the time. Do this vertically and horizontally as follows:
Next, total the single numbers, 1 to 9, in the number square:
1 + 2 + 3+ 4+ 5+ 6+ 7+8 + 9 = 45.
Take the sum of the vertical and horizontal totals given above: 3330 + 3330 = 6660, Then divide 6660 by the 45 total. The quotient is 148. The square root of 148 is exactly the numbers of 10 Egyptian remens by number= 12.165…
For the 2nd way, 148 is the key number. So, how does this tie into Moses? In Hebrew Passover is spelled פסח. The 1st letter (pei) is the glyph for 80. The 2nd (sameck) is the glyph for 60. The third (chet) represents 8. Thus, 80 + 60 + 8 = 148. Passover and the remen measure are thus tied together.
How did I learn to work the mathematical intricacies of the 3 x 3 number square? From an American Indian spirit on Oquaga Lake. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe. On walks in the Oquaga Lake area, the spirit communicated ancient secrets to me. The tribe once lived around the lake. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House.