Quadripartite Division of Time

Quadripartite Division of Time as an Ancient Tool

Quadripartite Division of Time as an Ancient Tool.The Vikings were fierce warriors and pirates. They built magnificent fortresses,” Søren Sindbæk, a professor of medieval archaeology at Aarhus University in Denmark,  said in a statement .

I (David) blog a lot about quadripartite division- 1.e. division into four parts. This goes back to Biblical Paradise. This ideal state was at the crossing of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Why division into four? Ancient to prehistoric civilizations were all about number squares. At the heart of all evenly numbered squares are four squares. In the illustration below they numbers  10, 11,  6, and 7. This is the ancient 4 x 4 square of Jupiter.  It was thought to invoke the influence of that planet. Jupiter represented success in action. That action could be military or, simply, business. Or, the Jupiter effect could even apply to interpersonal relationships. Odd number squares, by contrast, have only one square at the center. Many blogs about number squares are on DSOworks.com. The blogs are easy to access. Press all posts. They will lead the way back to a lost and forgotten Golden Age,

Quadripartite division is based on the fourfold center of the first of the even number squares
This is the first evenly numbered square. It was dedicated to Jupiter.

Why is Understanding the Quadripartite Division of Time Beneficial?

The following analyzes just one aspect of fourfold cyclic time. Many factors cause cyclic activity. The Moon is a great factor. The Sun is another. Obviously, from the graph below, sunspot activity is low. Eventually I will explore through future blogs many of the cycles that can affect us. Key- understanding time can help us to control the effects of cyclic activity. Prof.  A.L. Tchijevsky wrote a treatise on sunspot and human activity. It is called: Investigation into the Relationship Between the Sunspot Activity and the Course of Universal Historical Process from V Century B.C.  to the Present Day. His chart had the following:

  1. Statistics from 72 countries.
  2. Time span was 500 B.C. to 1922 A.D.

Mass excitement occurs in cycles of 11 years. This corresponds with sunspot activity. His mass excitement statistics included wars, revolutions, riots, expeditions, and mass migrations. A simple spiral can help us understand the cycle’s four states.

  1. The cycle is low. The spiral is unwound. Everything is relaxed.
  2. The cycle winds up. Things begin to tighten
  3. The cyclic peak is reached. That equates with maximum trouble and chaos.
  4. The cycle unwinds. Things go back to relaxed.

What does the quadripartite circle accomplish?

We can transfer the fourfold effect of the cycle onto something physical: A circle, spiral or even a maze. The spiral can be a winding ascending road. The circle can be a Viking fortress. The maze can be shaped from bushes in a garden. In other words, physical models take on the psychological  effect of cycles. That gives the possibility of live our lives calmly and peacefully. We can actually rebuild a lost Golden Age of Peace and Plenty.

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Changing Music Indicates Changing Times

Changing Music Indicates Changing Times. Welsh music, as recorded in the Welsh Triads, adjusted its music to changing times. Here’s how. In ancient England, changes were foreshadowed by “perpetual choirs.”

Changing Music and Perpetual Choirs?
The Welsh Triads speak of perpetual choirs of saints in the distant past.

How did I discover this? My source is City of Revelaton by the Reverend John Michell. The Welsh Triads are verses of great antiquity. They were written by “prehistoric bardic historians.” Unique choirs are mentioned:

  • One at the now existing site of Glastonbury Abbey.
  • Another operated at the site at which Stonehenge now exists.
  • A third was at Llantwit Major at Glamzorgan.

2,400 saints worked each site. Each kept a perpetual chant going. Each of the 24 hours of the day, at each site, occupied 100 saints with singing.

As the Times Varied, Changing Music Marked Their Song

The character of time changes with the seasons. As light can change by the hour, so could their song. Another aspect of song was planetary. The school of Pythagoras believed that each planet had its own pitch. As their distances from each other changed, so did the music.

We are currently living through times of great change. Music that heralds beautiful melody will lead the way. In all aspects, people will buy what is beautiful. I was taught to play with beautiful tone. Play well-formed two-note phrases are key. Also, how to emphasize the note that is tied over the measure. My instructor was Mischa Kottler.

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Mischa Kottler was a pupil of Emil von Sauer, Sauer studied over two years with Liszt.

In looking to this beautiful past, I am helping to lead the way to the future. We all need beautiful things in our lives. When times are difficult, all need the beautiful in art, poetry and music. To this end, I am working full time this year. I will be playing piano from Christmas to Easter. This will be six days weekly. The location is at the Gasparilla Inn on Boca Grande.

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I play here on a vintage and newly reconditioned Steinway concert grand from the 1920’s. Parts were shipped directly from Germany.


Until Christmas, I am working to bring musical beauty back at the Crab and Fin Restaurant on Saint Armand’s Circle. I play three days weekly. Call for specifics. Wear something comfortable, but beautiful. Enjoy a tasty and well-presented meal  while dining outdoors to my piano music.




Regal Leo the Lionheated

Regal Leo and Audio Musical Preferences

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.

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    In music, a triad is a set of three notes (or “pitches“) that can be stacked vertically in thirds.[1] 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.

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Four Aspects of the Moon and Four Types of Musical Triads

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.

  1. The winding up of a cycle is the increase of cyclic activity.
  2. The maximum point at which cyclic activity is the greatest is most intense.
  3. After  maximum intensity, the cycle unwinds.
  4. Finally, the point of least activity is reach. Tension disappears. Immediately after this point, the cycle starts another upswing.
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Four aspects of the Moon can be compared to the 4 types of musical triads.

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.
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    In music, a triad is a set of three notes (or “pitches“) that can be stacked vertically in thirds.[1] 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:

  1. The new Moon has the least light. The diminished triad is the smallest triad. It has the 6 half tones as described above.
  2. The full Moon has the most light. The augmented triad is the largest triad. It has the 8 half tones.
  3. 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.



Astrological trine comes from the 3 x 3 number square

Astrological Trine Stems From the 3 x 3 Number Square

Astrological Trine Stems From the 3 x 3 Number Square. The astrological aspects are noted in the central circle of this natal chart, where the different colors and symbols distinguish between the different aspects, such as the square (red) or trine (green).



A trine (abbrev. Tri) is an angle of 120° (1/3 of the 360° ecliptic), an orb of somewhere between 5° and 10° . The trine indicates harmony and ease. The trine is a source of artistic and creative talent, which is innate. The trine has been traditionally assumed to be extremely beneficial.

How Does the Astrological Trine Tie into the 3 x 3 Number Square?

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Answer, in almost every conceivable way. The single core number the above square is 5. Consider the following:

  1. The trine has an angle of 120°. Multiply the numbers 1  thru 5. Thus, 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 = 120. You have your trine by number.
  2. Now, add the same numbers 1-5. Thus, 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15.  We have the following congruence with this sum.  Any row of three numbers on this square totals 15. For example, added horizontally we see that 4 + 9 + 2 = 15.  Vertically we get the same totals as 4 + 3 + 8 = 15.  Diagonally, likewise the same. 4 + 5 + 6 = 15. You can find fifteen in eight different ways on this square: Three diagonally, three vertically and  two horizontally. We now have 8 x 15 = 120. Here is yet another congruence with the 120 astrological trine number.
  3. As you already have read above, the elliptic orb is somewhere between the boundaries of 5° and  10°. We have the following on the square of thee with the numbers of these boundaries: The central number is five. Any two opposite numbers are 10. An example being (4 + 6)  or ( 9 + 1).
Astrological trine is most favorable on the zodiac.
Wheel of the zodiac: This 6th century mosaic pavement in a synagogue incorporates Greek-Byzantine elements, Beit Alpha, Israel.

At one time knowledge was based on number squares. This includes the knowledge of the sciences and arts of mankind. As mentioned, the trine has been traditionally assumed to be extremely beneficial. It too, is associated with a number square, being 3 x 3. I say, to understand a more peaceful past, at which time the cycle of yin dominated the world, study number squares. It seems that most of this knowledge was destroyed when the Library at Alexandria, Egypt was burned down. My work on number squares has been self-directed. However, my source for the existence of more peaceful times is Riane Eisler  who wrote, The Chalice and the Blade. Her book is well worth reading. Riane Eisler. Riane Tennenhaus Eisler (born July 22, 1931) is a cultural historian, systems scientist, educator, attorney, speaker, and author whose work on cultural transformation has inspired scholars.

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The Chalice and the Blade
Book by Riane Eisler