Sacred Engineers Philosophy was written Oquaga Lake. It is located in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Many people authored books with the background of mountains in New York. Washington Irving was among them. He wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. Irving is best known for his short stories “Rip Van Winkle” (1819). He also wrote “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1820). Both of appear in his collection, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
“Sleepy Hollow,” by Will Moses, on view at Sunnyside, Washington Irving’s former home.
The Catskill Mountains of New York inspired me. They also gave me almost two decades of paychecks. This was as a piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. New York’s mountains talk to everyone who will listen. A wood carved sign at the hotel initiated my journey. The sign was positioned over the lobby entrance at Scott’s Hotel. It read: Love is Spoken Here. My journey has so far lasted about 25 years. Several books including, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, were written by me at this location. It is available thru DSOworks. At any rate, here’s the story:
Sacred Engineers Philosophy Introduction
My life was sent in an unexpected direction in the summer of 1994. The location was in New York’s Catskill Mountains. The resort was Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. I was “the house piano player.” Isn’t this slightly reminiscent of Scott Joplin’s type employment? But, it is not that kind of house. Rather, I accompanied various shows that came to the resort. Also, my wife and I did our own show. Lots of Broadway, of course.
I experienced sudden enlightenment at the resort. It happened in a flash. In the spirit of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a voice told me: “Look at the 3 x 3 number square more closely.” Suddenly, the dividing bars disappeared. I began reading the numbers in polarities. The polarities were also in groupings of two and three opposing numbers. For example 49 + 61 = 110. Or 492 + 618 = 1110. I then found the numbers behind the measurements of countless ancient structures. Most prominent was the Great Pyramid. See if you can find the number 440 in this manner. Each side of the of Great Pyramid is 440 cubits. I wrote the Sacred Engineers Philosophy as a result. Some countries still tune their musical instruments to A 440. If you can’t find it, look up posts on the Great Pyramid on DSOworks.com. You can find the answer.
Sacred Engineers Part One -Book Series on Line. I wrote a book. It is entitled “The Sacred Engineers Philosophy- The Pinnacle of Thought in the Unified Culture of Ancient Builders”. New knowledge is often kept at bay. It is not allowed to dock. The cargo of new knowledge that these ships carry are kept from unloading. Then a new era comes. Their cargo becomes suddenly desirable. Welcoming crowds even go out to greet the ships.
Is there such a thing as new knowledge? Any valuable new knowledge is usually based on something old. Sometimes, the older, the better. This view was expressed in 1382 in a Biblical translation attributed to John Wycliffe’s followers: “No thing under the sun is new” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Time is cyclic. Specifically: At one time there was a Golden Age. Strife among people nations was unknown. Food was plentiful. Such stories have been reduced to legends. Ancient Chinese referred to it as a time when yin ruled. This knowledge is alluded to in my link- the rose and lily.
The term Golden Age, as we know it, comes from Greek mythology. The Works and Days of Hesiod, describes the decline of the state of peoples through five Ages.Gold being the first and the one during which the Golden Race of humanity (Greek: χρύσεον γένοςchrýseon génos)lived. Those living in the first Age were ruled by Kronos,. After the finish of the first age was the Silver. Then came the Bronze. After this, the Heroic age. The fifth and current age is called Iron.
And what has been lost? Certainly the “Golden Age” factor. It denoted a period of primordial peace, harmony, stability, and prosperity. What can help to bring it about? Certainly, and most important, love. Also important,knowledge of number squares added balance to lost, prehistoric civilizations. Yes, the concept is mathematical in nature. The Sacred Engineers Part One was written to introduce and explain a series of posts that will follow. The book was written in dialogue form in the style of Plato’s Republic.
Buddhist Bodhisvatta Stages Parallel Tree of Life. Pilgrims often scale the heights. With the featured picture they are the Adirondack Mountain Club hikers atop Mt. VanHoevenberg. I was just in the Adirondack Mountains. Schroon Lake Park is in the Adirondacks on a lake. The setting inspired me to write a poem about an abandoned amphitheater. I quote my internal link.
Amphitheatre in the woods
Remnants of long ago.
Concrete seats set by layers
All facing a roofed, staged show.
Now covered by pine cones and needles,
Encased by sand and dust.
Set in Schroon Lake Park:
A memento to the past, I trust.
The fun of another era
Is still tangible in the air:
Dancing the night away.
Amnesia to worry or care.
At times it imbibed the big band beat
With music under starry sky.
Cool breezes carried the tunes,
Accompanied by a buzzing fly.
A puzzle is soon put together
Of a past day and age.
The pieces form a picture
Of the ballroom dancing craze.
Will its glory ever return?
Can the cobwebs be cleared away?
Will quality entertainment now past
Return for another stay?
Buddhist Bodhisvatta offers another type of journey
Another type of journey is seeking truth. That also comes in stages. Like hiking, markers are often set along the path. Significant in this regard are the ten stages of the Buddhist Bodhisvatta. They parallel the 10 stages depicted by emanations on the Hebraic Tree of Life. This will also be the subject for future blogs. I quote my book of poetry. The poem is called Get Thee a Walking Stick. The book is entitled, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. Oquaga Lake is in the Catskill Mountains. I worked there many summers as a piano player. In this quote the spirit offers a suggestion on how to find happiness:
“If it’s life you wish to live and enjoy it to the marrow, Then get thee a walking stick and hear the morning sparrow.”
A bodhisattva according to Buddhism is a Buddhist who has attained enlightenment. Also, in selfless act, this person delays his or her entry to Nirvana (non-existence). This is for the sake of others. Note that the Tree of Life also has 10 emanations. A great unity is shared by nations around the world. When this is emphasized, the result is peace and plenty.
Oquaga Spirit Speaks
$7.99 Oquaga Lake is located up the mountain from Deposit, NY in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains just across the border to Pennsylvania. This spring-fed lake is rated one of the cleanest in New York State. At points it’s over 150 feet deep. The lake’s diameter is about a mile across. Overall, its outline resembles a bear.
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
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.
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.