Characteristic number binders share something with cakes.

Characteristic Number Binders are Plus One

Characteristic Number Binders are Plus One. The word “pastries” suggests many kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as floursugarmilkbuttershorteningbaking powder, and eggs. Flour and eggs are binders that keep the ingredients together. Number squares also have binders. They are called characteristic numbers. Any two opposite numbers on the perimeter of such a square have a plus one effect on the total. Without these number binders, the number square could not exist. The 8 x 8 number square has 64 “houses”. Multiple perimeters around the center all share the  +1 property. On the 8 x 8, the center consists of the four numbers: 37, 28, and 36, 29. Note some of  the following 65 sequences. They are all characteristic number binders.

  • The center is also becomes a perimeter. For, 37 + 28 = 65. Or, 36 + 29 = 65.
  • Here are some other means of arriving at plus “1” totals of 65: Look at the yellow diagonal. 64 + 1 = 65. Or. 55 + 10 = 65. Again, 46 + 19 = 65.
  • Look at the brownish-orange diagonal, 57 + 8 = 65. Or 50 + 15 = 65.
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Sixty-five is the characteristic number binder for the 8 x 8 square.

Civilizations Everywhere Used 6 and 5 for units of building measure.

  1. 6/5 = 1.2  An Egyptian remen is 1.2165 feet.
  2. 6 x 5/6 + 5 = 2.727272…A megalithic yard is 2.72 feet.
  3. 6 x 6 x 6/5 x 5 x 5 = 1.728. The larger Egyptian cubit is 1.728 feet.
  4. 6²/5² = 1.44. One hundred and forty four is a Fibonacci number and a dozen dozens.
  5. 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.  (6 to the 6th power)  / (5 to the sixth power) = 2.979… By number this isis close to the three foot English yard.
  7. 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.”  Click on the internal links below for more information
The site uses a very ancient unit of measure found in Genesis

Measure Proves a Pre-Genesis Citadel in Mexico – DSO Works

Good: God’s Word That Describes Creation – DSO Works On this internal link the characteristic number that binds the 4 x 4 square together is 17.

Look at the checkered 8 x 8 number square above. Any two opposite numbers going around the concentric perimeters total 65. The total is always the total number of squares plus one. It can be expressed by characteristic total = n² + 1. John Michell explains how the Great Pyramid of Egypt was based on this number square.

Characteristic Number Binders are the Plus One Part

The question becomes what did the plus “1” represent in antiquity? It represented the unity of all things with the Creator. Thus each ancient number square, through its characteristic number, touches the  plus one concept. The one becomes: The “Ultimate“, the summum bonum, the “Absolute Infinite“, the “Transcendent“, or Existence or Being itself. We are about to have another Golden Age. Understanding number squares is one way to illuminate the path.

Characteristic number hides a secret code

Characteristic Number Hides a Secret Code

Characteristic Number Hides a Secret Code. Civilization has lost its touch with the past. A lost Golden Age  was all about number squares. Two opposite numbers always totaled the same number. Our featured number square will be the 3 x 3. Its characteristic number is 10. Any two opposite numbers total 10. These include 9 + 1;  4 + 6;  3 + 7; and 2 + 8.  First, where did I first learn about number squares? From the writings of British author, John Michell. Many of my blog are about the 3 x 3 number square. Below is an internal link to one of them. I However, I was able to take John Michell’s work a step further. This is because of an American Indian spirit guide from the Lennie Lenape. It all happened on Oquaga Lake  (See picture below).

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This book started me on a thus far 50 year journey.



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3 x 3 number square Archives – DSO Works

View the square 2 numbers at the time by opposites. Whereas two numbers that cross the center are paired in the same row. Their sum is always 110. Thus, 49 + 61 = 110. Or, 35 + 75 = 110.   The 110 can be pulled out of the square in 16 ways. Thus, 16 X 110 = 1,760. The center then becomes 55. It is surrounded by 440


Characteristic Number Square List of Antiquity

  • The 3 x 3 is 10.
  • The 4 x 4 equals 17.
  • The 5 x 5 totals 26
  • The 6 x 6 is 37.
  • The 7 x 7 is 50.
  • The 8 x 8 is 65
  • The 9 x 9 is 82.

So where is the hidden number code? Take the prime characteristic number of the 3 x 3 number square. Its sum is 10 as described. Next, total the numbers from 1 to 10. They equal 55. You have just seen how the center of the 3 x 3 number square becomes 55 when viewed two numbers at the time.  Today many scoff at this. The ancients of a lost Golden Age accepted it.  My Indian spirit guide also offered a book of poetry, filled  with her wisdom.

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Ten Eighty Billboard is on the Tree of Life

Ten eighty Billboard is on the Tree of Life. Pardon my quoting the title of Billboard Magazine. That being said, the blog is about 1080- not the hot  100. However, I thought it made a nice feature picture. First, what is a billboard? A billboard is a large outdoor advertising structure. It is typically found in high-traffic areas. Busy roads are preferred.  Billboards present large advertisements to passing pedestrians and drivers. They typically showing witty slogans and distinctive visuals. Billboards are often highly visible in the top designated market areas.

Ten eighty billboard Frames the Tree of Life
Reference to 1080 is found in 3 places.

Numerical Personalities in Antiquity are Parallel

At first glance, there is no 1080. Rather, we simply see the numbers 1 to 10 in the ten circles. Ten eighty on the Tree of Life billboard is hidden by invisible ink It is also known as security ink.  Invisible used for writing.  It is invisible either on application or soon thereafter.  Later be made visible by some means. Invisible ink is one form of steganography.

Finding the Ten Eighty Billboard

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An octagon has 8 angles totaling 1080 degrees.

The Tree of life is outlined by 8 circles. They are circles 1,3,5,8,10,7,2, and 4. Circles 6 and 9 are contained within the octagon. The overall shape forms a type of octagon. Eight angles of any octagon total 1080°. Next,  look at the heart of the “Tree”. It is called Tifereth. It is emanation six.  Tiferet (“Adornment”, Hebrew: תפארת  is the sixth sefira in the kabbalistic Tree of Life. It has the common association of “Spirituality“, “Balance“, “Integration“, “Beauty“, “Miracles“, and “Compassion“. Could this be what Buddha meant by the eightfold noble path?

  • Eight paths lead to Tifereth. Count them. We thus have an inner octagon around the heart. Here is our 2nd 1080.
  • Next out third 1080: The Hebrew word for Tifereth is : תפארת. In Hebrew letters double as numbers. At one time there was no separate number system. Tav is 400. Pei is 80. Aleph is 1. Reisch is 200. Tav is 400. Thus, 400 +80 + 1 + 200 + 400 = 1081. One, the alpeph,  present the center or presence of the One God in the 1080.
Performer Pianist Concept

Performer Composer Concept is Long Overdue

Performer Composer Concept is Long Overdue. The idea for this blog came from: The Great Pianists- from Mozart to the Present. It is written by Harold C. Schonberg. He was the former senior music critic for the New York Times. I was quite taken with his text on John Baptist Cramer.  What he wrote about can be applied to our current musical situation. From the following, I concluded that Cramer was instrumental in creating our current performer composer dichotomy.

Performer composer concept and John Baptist Cramer
The man whom Beethoven admired- John Baptist Cramer.


Today, few pianists play their own compositions exclusively in concert. As a matter of fact, few pianists today even compose. It is all about other people’s music. The equivalent in the theatrical community  is the entire genre of “tributes.” Thus, we have countless tributes to Rogers and Hammerstein,  Steven Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, etc. Pianists often feature one or two composers in their concerts. Beethoven seems to be preferred. Then comes some of the Romantics like Chopin or Schubert. Regardless, playing ones own music has fallen out of favor. As a result we have tribute after tribute. Sorry, but after a while this becomes “old hat.”

So How Did the Performer Composer Concept Come to be Abandoned?

First, who was John Baptist Cramer? Johann Baptist Cramer (24 February 1771 – 16 April 1858) was an English pianist and composer of German origin. He was the son of Wilhelm Cramer. His father was a famous London violinist and conductor.  The family is identified with the progress of music during the 18th and 19th centuries. My knowledge of him is through his masterful book of piano etudes entitled:  gradus ad Parnassum. It translates from Latin to”steps to Parnassus”. It is sometimes shortened to gradus. The name Parnassus was used to denote the loftiest part of a mountain range in central Greece.  It is a few miles north of Delphi. In Greek mythology, one of the peaks was sacred to Apollo and the nine Muses.  It had two peaks. One dedicated to inspiring deities of the arts.  The other to Dionysus.[1]

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Greek Mountain range Mountains bearing the title of Cramer’s Etudes.


As per Schonberg, Cramer was one of the 1st pianists to feature music other than his own in concerts. He especially performed Mozart and Bach. I personally am a great believer in cycles. With few exceptions, pianist composers have left the scene. Witness the return. I hope to be a leader in this way. Enjoy my compositions at the Gasparilla Inn.

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Earth Moon system by a number square

Four Hundred Fortieth Post Defines Genesis 1:1

Four Hundred Fortieth Post Defines Genesis 1:1. The explanation involves  a few steps. We begin with the 27 x 27 number square.  Notice the straight track. The track is the line of the diagonal from numbers 352 to 378. Also notice, it includes numbers that define the 365 days of the solar year, We also have the 354 days of the lunar year. Please note: 365 is the exact  central number of the number square.  Earth days sit directly at the center. Then take a compass to this square. Draw a circle from center point 365. Make the circumference pass through square 354.  You have a model for the Moon rotating around the Sun. The number of days it takes for each are specified.  My source for the featured picture is Magic Squares and Cubes by W.S. Andrews. Antiquity and knowledge of number squares went hand in hand.

lunar calendar is a calendar based upon the monthly cycles of the Moon‘s phases (synodic months), in contrast to solar calendars, whose annual cycles are based only directly upon the solar year. Each lunation is approximately ​29 12 days. it Is common for the months of a lunar calendar to alternate between 29 and 30 days. A lunar year, is 354.367056 days. I have two internal links. If you have the time, you can read them for background.

A Spanish lunar calendar for 2017

A Code for the Cosmos, Sciences and Arts

Creation: Phi & Exponential factor are in Genesis 1:1 – DSO Works   -Below is a short quote from the Creation blog. It points to the basic use of number 27. In the past, numbers squares crossed borders into geometry and vice versa. Buckminster Fuller would call this “synergy.” Today we do not think of numbers in this manner. Our way of thinking believes that numbers are pure and abstract in themselves. Not so in the past!
  • The 1st sentence of Genesis equals in Hebrew is 2701. One (#1) was often added by tradition of Colel. “Colel” represented the singular Deity,  Here is the source of the hidden 27 of Genesis . The simplest number square is the  “grain of mustard seed. Ancients named it the square of Saturn. Today we call it the 3 x 3 number square

Why is this called the four hundred fortieth post?

In Genesis 1:1 God sets this tiny grain of mustard seed as the tool of His Creation.
3 x 3 number square that was once associated with Saturn.
  • Add the numbers around the central 5. The eight numbers total 40. Then add them two at the time overlapping the numbers: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440. This number is my key blog phrase – four hundred fortieth post. .
  • Now take the numbers three at the time. Overlap the four sets of triple numbers around the perimeter as: 492 + 276 + 618 +  834 = 2,220. They come to the same totals when added in reverse. Let (P) stand for perimeter.
  • Then (p-1)   is 40 + (P-2)  is 440 + ( P-3) is 2,220  = 2700. Add one for the Deity and you have 2701. They knew the 27 x 27 number square held our planetary timing numbers. Zero was not recognized as an independent number in antiquity. It was considered synthetic.

A lost civilization synergetically set out 2700 total of these 3 perimeters. They knew the 27 x 27 number square held our planetary timing numbers.They ascribed it to the 27 x 27  number square’s diagonal of the featured picture.


Ticking Antiquity for the Ancient Cornerstone

Ticking Antiquity Though the Prime Number Square

Ticking Antiquity Though the Prime Number Square. The inner workings behind this number square are responsible for ticking antiquity. Actually, it makes the entire cosmos tick. Though it seems simple, it is infinitely complex. I mean that literally. I now have over 430 blogs on Part of these are about music. Many are about ancient number squares. Number squares once bundled a Golden Age of Peace and Plenty. I’ve included a couple of internal links. Looking at these links first might give you a background.

Ticking antiquity is literal at the Stonehenge,
The clock of antiquity ticks at the Stonehenge

Stonehenge Archives – DSO Works

3 x 3 number square Archives – DSO Works

Next, I will post an excerpt from my book, The Staff of God Volume II. It is from page 29. I believe most of the knowledge I gleamed was by Oquaga Lake. My duties there included playing piano for the Scott family shows and other revues. . I was their pianist for some 15 years. It is perched high in the Catskills. A matriarchal American Indian tribe once lived there. A female spirit from the Lennie Lenape was my instructor. As my book of poetry called The Oquaga Spirit Speaks describes her as such: “So much she needed an ear, she ignored my tranquility.”

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Here is where the Oquaga Spirit explained the hidden mathematical codes of number squares. The arithmetic of the number squares speaks truth the for itself.

Ticking Antiquity on Oquaga Lake

Number squares pair opposite numbers in the same system. Two opposite numbers achieve a state of balance through their addition. In the featured picture opposite numbers always total 10. However, doubling or tripling the numbers and totally them was ancient practice. Again, read the internal links. 1 + 9 = 10. Then 11 + 99 = 110. Then 111 + 999 = 1110. These totals straight number reads on the number square. An example being: 492 + 618 = 1110. Or 951 + 159 = 1110. With double numbers, 95 + 15 =110. However, if you read the numbers in curves, they go to infinity.

Floral Power and a customized bus

Floral Power is Found in a Godly Name

Floral Power is Found in a Godly Name. First I will introduce the flowers to be featured: The lily and the rose.  Next to elaborate on the flower adjectives of this blog:

Flower child originated as a synonym for hippie.  It described idealistic the idealistic young people. The original group gathered in San Francisco and the surrounding area during the Summer of Love in 1967. It was the custom of “flower children” to wear and distribute flowers or floral-themed decorations. They symbolized ideals of universal belonging, peace, and love. The mass media picked up on the term.  They used it to refer in a broad sense to any hippie. Flower children were also associated with the flower power political movement. The ideas were originated by Allen Ginsberg in 1965.

Floral Power of the Rose and Lily

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First, I would suggest looking at my internal link given below. It will shed some light on this blog:

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  • Five represents the strong petals of the rose. Picture is above and to the left.  It has 13 weaker petals.
  • Six represents the petals of a lily. Pictured immediately to the right.

Floral Power of the Lily and Rose in God’s Name

Here is the crux of this blog: Always have at least twice as much mercy as severity in judging others.  Consider a specific Hebraic name for God.  The name most often in the Hebrew Bible is YHWH (י ה ו ה‬). It is called the Tetragrammaton.  In Hebrew, letters are read from right to left. (1) Yud is the equivalent of 10. (2) The first hei is 5. (3) Vav is 6. (4) The second hei is again five. How do we interpret the numbers of this code?

  • Roses out number lilies by 2 to 1. The five petals of the rose are yin, The six of the lily are yang.
  • Five represents mercy and forgiveness. Six represents judgement and severity.
  • The first letter is the yud for 10. It is a fusion number of two numbers. Specifically, any two opposite numbers on the 3 x 3 number square total 10.

By letter/number count, mercy outnumbers severity as 2:1. There are 2 “heis” and only one “vav”. For us to be God-like is have this minimum  ratio in our judgments and pronouncements. Should we strive for even more mercy, we enter into enter “sainthood” territory. God especially loves this ground. Number 10 is merely a number of fusion. Zero as an independent and real number is a relatively recent invention. Ancients thought of the “yud” as the number that fuses the yin and yang. Here is the fusion model in the 3 x 3 number square.

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Any two opposite numbers around the perimeter total ten- as 3 + 7 or 4 + 6…
Numerical personalities are duplicated at Stonehenge

Numerical Personalities in Antiquity are Parallel

Numerical Personalities in Antiquity are Parallel. I just posted s blog about Stonehenge. The internal link is below. It is about the numerical arrangement of the pillars. The pillars in the various circles duplicate the essential numbers of an atom of iron. It is called Stonehenge Number Squares are Fairly Inclusive.   Archaeology Archives – DSO Works

Here’s a quick summary and a few facts: Iron has 26 protons, 26 electrons and 30 neutrons. Its atomic weight is 56. For he identity of the element of iron at Stonehenge, read the above internal link. Then I will demonstrate the same pattern in the Tree of Life in the featured picture. Incidentally, number 26 is the numerical equvalent of “Yahweh” as spelled with Hebrew letters. In many ancient languages, letters doubled as numbers. This was called by the Greek name, gematria.

Numerical Personalities from the Tree of Life to Stonehenge

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Stonehenge, the Tree of Life and magnets share “numerical personalities” of iron.


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(yud = 10) + (hei = 5) + (vav = 6) + (hei = 5) = 26


This equivalency would equate God with a fundamental force of nature as magnetic.




Now look at the featured picture. First, the two vertical outside pillars:Multiply the 1st two horizontal numbers on the outside pillars as (3 x 2). Then add it to the opposite pair pf (5 x 4). Total is 26. Next take the central pillar. Add its four numbers as 1 + 6 + 9 + 10 =26. Twenty-six, as the numerical essence of God, infuses the Tree of Life. Found in these two distinct ways, we number protons and electrons in iron. Next, multiply the last two extreme horizontal numbers as 8 x 7. We have 56. That is the atomic weight of iron. For the 30 neutrons, simply subtract as 56  – 30 = 26. Look once more at my internal link. The circles around the central 5 stones of Stonehenge duplicate these numbers.  Stonehenge, the Tree of Life and an atom of iron have number sequences stemming from the 5 x 5 number square as pictured in the link. “So what?”, you might ask. I believe a new Golden Age can be initiated by the realization and activation of  traditional number squares of antiquity. A Golden Age is marked by peace and plenty.

Stonehenge number squares

Stonehenge Number Squares Are Fairly Inclusive

Stonehenge Number Squares Are Fairly Inclusive. Today I will feature its use of the 5 x 5 number square. It is pictured below. A lost and forgotten Golden Age was all about these number squares. I believe that with their reactivation, we can regain another such age. The blogs on cover these number squares. They also are about how music enriches our lives.  A Golden Age denotes a period of primordial peaceharmonystability, and prosperity. Peace and harmony prevailed.  People did not have to work to feed themselves.  Earth provided food in abundance. Please keep the following in mind: The present way of thinking of numbers is that they  represent impersonal quantities. Ancient civilizations animated numbers as words. Also numbers were thought of as musical in many ways:

  • Harmony uses basic number ratios. The consonant harmonies were either 1:1, 1:2, 2:3 and 3:4 or sometimes 4:5.
  • Higher number ratios were considered to be anywhere from mildly dissonance to dissonant.

Stonehenge Number Squares Included the Traditional 5 x 5 of Mars

11   24    7    20    3
4    12   25    8    16
17    5   13    21     9
10   18    1    14   22
23    6   19     2   15

Around the horseshoe are the remains of the outer sarsen circle, capped with lintels. There were probably once 30 stones in this circle. Set just inside the bank were 56 pits, known as the Aubrey Holes.[2] About half of these have been excavated. They were marked in the 1920s with white concrete circles. The inner enclosure forms a horseshoe shape of five trilithons.  Now to the 5 x 5 number square. The 5 trlithons also refer to the 5 x 5 number square. The numbers 1 to 25 total 325. Multiply the factors of this number as 3 x 2 x 5 = 30. That totals the Sarsen Circle stones.

Stonehenge Number Squares: Numbers defined relationships among many disciples. Ancients said, as with the large, so is the small. It is well established that the Stonehenge could predict the occurrence of ellipses. That is the large. The small is defining an atom of Iron. This element is defined by 26 protons and 30 neutrons. The atomic weight is 56. Iron is the significant element of nuclear fusion. Click on the internal link below.

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Stonehenge Sunset

fusion Archives – DSO Works

On large scale, these numbers as stone markers can predict solar and lunar eclipses:

Aubrey holes – Wikipedia


Hoyle proved that this could have been used to produce a much more reliable method of predicting eclipses as whenever the moon and sun markers are directly opposite each other and the other two stones occupy those same opposing points, an eclipse can be guaranteed.

In unity there is peace. I believe, for this purpose, it is about time to understand this ancient and forgotten use of number squares. This can create a happy fusion of the assorted elements of mankind. 




Schubert Contrasts Beethoven

Schubert Contrasts Beethoven as Freedom v. Structure

Schubert Contrasts Beethoven as Freedom v. Structure. Most agree that Beethoven was the link between the Romantic and the Classical periods of music. Schubert’s life overlaps Beethoven’s. Schubert life was much shorter. January 1797 – 19 November 1828), He was an Austrian composer. Schubert died at age 31. But he was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of:

Ludwig von Beethoven  was baptized 17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827. He outlived Schubert by some 26 years. Schubert was born when Beethoven was 27 years of age. However Franz Schubert picked up the Romantic ball of composition and pushed it further. Classical music most often had significant development sections in a sonata, or symphony.  Here the parts or pieces of a theme were developed to show off the composer’s ingenuity. Schubert’s themes resist “development. Most are complete in themselves. Alfred Einstein discusses also this topic in his Music in the Romantic Era.  To quote him about Schubert: ” His themes have felicity in themselves. They resist dissection: development.”

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Beethoven lit the torch of Romanticism. Schubert ran with it.

Beethoven Archives – DSO Works

To read more about my thoughts on Beethoven, click on this internal link above.

How Schubert Contrasts Beethoven with the “Development” of his Themes

With Beethoven, any “side-stepping” keeps the theme in mind. His “digressions” are parallel paths to the theme. Schubert, in contrast,  becomes involved in the mist of a beautiful melodic journey. Development is often not called for. To him it seems too intellectual.

Romanticism’s span was approximately from 1800 – 1850.   It elevated folk art and ancient custom to something noble. Spontaneity became a desirable characteristic (as in the musical impromptu). Some of Schubert’s great creativity is to be found in with his Impromptus.  In contrast to the Rationalism and Classicism of the Enlightenment, Romanticism revived medievalism[7] . Elements of art and narrative perceived as authentically medieval. This was an attempt to escape population growth, early urban sprawl, and industrialism.

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A romantic painting of someone cutting loose.

We Need a Return to Romanticism

We need the return of beautiful song once more. “Composing” today is created by formula. Many songs of today use only three harmonies. The three harmonies always appear in the same order. Their melody is about as limited as their harmony to three tones.  Here is the point: When you feel constricted by difficult times, you need to “cut loose.” Singing or performing constricted music can make you feel even more hemmed-in. Our current composers need the style of the “beautiful melodic journey” of Schubert.