Rose and Lily Point to our Floral New Opera: The Cup of Cleopatra
A key element of ancient philosophy was based on the fusion of numbers 5 and 6 and the flowers these numbers represented. The rose has 5 outlining petals. The lily has 6 petals. The rose is yin, and 5 is a yin number. The Lily is yang as six is a yang number. How is it that these numbers are fused? By the ubiquitous use of the megalithic yard by the goddess cultures. Here’s how:
- 5 x 6/ 5 + 6 (or 30/11) = 2.7272…which translates to one megalithic yard
- Another megalithic standard is the megalithic mile of 2.727272… English miles or 14, 400 feet. Thus, 14,400/5280 =2.72727…English miles
John Michell, in his City of Revelation, further discusses the fusion:
- The six sided figure of the hexagon symbolized the macrocosm
- The five sided figure of the pentagon represented the microcosm.
- Thus 272 represents the successful fusion of heaven and earth. the model of this fusion is the “Heavenly Jerusalem”.
AN EXCERPT FROM THE BEAUTIFUL FLORAL CLOSING TO OUR OPERA, THE CUP OF CLEOPATRA
- Click on the 4.:47 number and then youtube to sample our production at the Palladium Theater. I must share with you a part of Sharon’s beautiful lyrics in this segment. Cleopatra realizes that her being alive would jeopardize the life of her children. This was true especially due to Roman politics. Octavian already had promised to give her children a home in Rome. To Cleopatra, that was more important than her own life. Sharon writes and sings as Cleopatra the following. You will hear it sung on this youtube presentation, “It is time to end this life. All that can be done was done. This goodbye is expressed with all my love. We shall meet after today, when we’ve sent you on your way. In the next world, we shall be close as we have ever been.” For the ladies, reincarnation was real.
We are merely the creators. If benefactors had not helped our operatic and instrumental composers, our culture would the the poorer. Verdi, Berlioz, Tschaikovsky, Debussy, Haydyn, Mozart…… all received the help of generous patrons. Music adds beauty to life.- David.