Ancient number groupings

Numerical Meaning by Delving into Words

Numerical Meaning by Delving into Words. Today, numbers are adjectives. They define the quantity of a noun. Here are some simple examples: She has one cat. He has three birds. Our neighbor has two trees in the front yard. In the remote past, numbers represented both qualities and quantities. Furthermore, in China a numerical tradition of the Lo Shu survives. It is described below. Are numbers quantities or are they a lot more?  That depends on you civilization.

Numerical meaning for modern man
The modern mind prefers seeing numbers as adjectives rather than nouns.

21st century man prefers numbers as adjectives.  One side works with music and math. The other deals with words. Currently, most become quite uncomfortable in trying  to see numbers as nouns. There are exceptions. Musicians give numbers more meaning. Some examples are working with  the 8 bar phrase. The 32 bar period had its own meaning. . Another is animation by 3/4 or by 2/4 time. The prime number square  is the 3 x 3. It is the featured picture. Genesis is all about secret codes of this number square. So is the Chinese Lo Shu. Likewise, Greek mythology used this square of numbers. I must ask, who is more primitive? Someone who understands and works with all its hidden codes, or those who are ignorant of them?

1st sentence of Genesis Archives – DSO Works

Lo Shu Square (simplified Chinese洛书traditional Chinese洛書pinyinluò shū; also written 雒書; literally: Luo (River) Book/Scroll), or the Nine Halls Diagram (simplified Chinese九宫图traditional Chinese九宮圖pinyinjiǔ gōng tú), is the unique normal magic square of order three. Lo Shu is part of the legacy of the most ancient Chinese mathematical and divinatory (Yi Jing 易經) traditions, and is an important emblem in Feng Shui (風水).   Feng Shui is the art of geomancy concerned with the placement of objects in relation to the flow of qi (氣) “natural energy”.

Delving into Numerical Meaning

When placed in balanced mathematical relationships, numbers are more than adjectives. Such is the case with the featured picture.  Please read the internal link (1st sentence of Genesis) before continuing. Now let’s do the following. The sum of the numbers 1 to 9 totals 45. Next 45² = 2025. In many ancient languages, letters doubled as numbers. There was no brain split between the two sides and two disciplines.  This was called gematria. Information is available online. Also, on this website I quote the Reverend John Michell. He and Robin Heath amply cover gematria in their works.

For our last thought for numerical meaning in this blog, take 2025. Again, this is 45².

  • In Greek add the gematria of 3 gods:  Zeus = 612. Apollo = 1060. Hermes = 353. 612 + 1060 + 353 = 2025.
  • Gematria of words were often pyramided. Other  blogs deal with this topic. The four pyramided letters for “Torah” in Hebrew is 2023. Tav = 400,Tav + vav = 406. Tav + vav + reisch = 606. The full Hebrew word as tav, vav, reisch,  and hei = 611. Thus. 400 + 406 + 606 + 611 + 2 = 2025.  There  are 2 additional commandments added to the 611 by tradition.  With the + 2 we have: 2023 + 2 = 2025.  Again, this is 45².

There once was a golden age. Its guiding vision was the featured number square. This time of milk and honey can now be regained by the knowledge of how this basic number square functions..

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John Michell  and Robin Heath  quite descriptive  about the subject of gematria.
Ireland preserves ancient number square tradition

Ireland Preserves A Jupiterian Number Square Tradition

Ireland Preserves A Jupiterian  Number Square Tradition. This comes with the belief that the 4-leaf clover is lucky. Of course the 3-leafed shamrock is the Irish symbol par excellence. The three leaves represent for faith, hope and love.  If you can find one, a fourth leaf is where where the luck comes from.  This “lucky clover”, is an uncommon variation of the three-leafed clover.  Is rarity is one reason why it is widely considered to be a symbol of good luck.  The traditional Irish symbol of a shamrock does not include the fourth leaf.

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The traditional Irish shamrock has only three leaves. A 4th is the lucky one.

Four-Leaf Clover is Lucky- Here’s Why

Ireland Preserves Number Square Tradition

Fourfold orientation comes from the magic square of Jupiter
Four numbers rest at the center of the first odd numbered of the number squares. By tradition it invokes Jupiter.

Look to astrology. Jupiter is associated with the principles of growth, expansion, prosperity, and good fortune. Jupiter governs  travel, wealth, higher education,  religion, and law. Next, look at our 4 x 4 number square.  By ancient tradition, the 4 x 4 square  invokes the influence of Jupiter.

  1. It is the first number square that has four numbers at the center. They are 6,7,10 and 11.
  2. The dimensions of the perimeter are 4 x 4.
  3. This tradition is worldwide.  Even Black Elk of the Sioux Indians quotes its essence. The Indian link also explains how a key number series of the cosmos in hidden this square.

Black Elk of the Sioux

So, the next question becomes: How did I discover such lost traditions? I am a piano player. Many summers were spent on Oquaga Lake. There I worked under the employ of the Scott Family. I made the acquaintance of a spirit. I call her the Oquaga Spirit. I believe this spirit has come to bring joy and happiness to all. Much of this website is about the knowledge this female from the Lennie Lenape tribe imparted. She dictated a book of poetry. Here is an excerpt about today’s theme. You can experience me reciting some of her poetry for free. It is linked to my front page.

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Oquaga Lake, home of the Oquaga Spirit

Oquaga Spirit Speaks

Cycles part 2 about the Nature of Time

Cycles Part Two-2 About the Nature of Time

Cycles Part Two-2 About the Nature of Time. Today, many are taken with measuring speed. We all know the speed of light in vacuum.  It commonly denoted c.   That is a universal physical constant.  It important in many areas of physics. Its exact value is 299,792,458 metres per second (approximately 3.00×108 m/s, or 300,000 km/s (186,000 mi/s)[Note 3]). However, in the past, cycles of time were more significant and relevant than its speed. The Stonehenge being a prime example. Eclipses of the Sun deserved more attention then the amount of time light takes to get the Earth from the Sun.

Cycles part two-2 Advances Ancient Ideas About Light
Light may also be considered through the filter of cycles. That was an ancient approach.

We have a Foundation for the Study of Cycles. It was initiated by Edward R. Dewey. It affiliated with of the University of Pittsburgh. The Foundation acts as a clearinghouse for various types of cycles. They co-ordinate cycles of social and physical scientists. In 1964 they published a list of 1280 cycles.

Also below is an internal link. It co-orinates musical triads, the Moon and cyclic nature of time.

phases of the Moon Archives – DSO Works

Cycles Part Two-2

The Foundation for the Study of Cycles found that seemingly unrelated topics were related by cycles of time. If a certain cycles lasts for “X” number of months, then:

  • Other cycles last an equal length of time.
  • Also, their high and low points of cyclic activity occur together.

In this manner a 9.6 year cycle is shared by the following populations: (1) Salmon fish in the Atlantic Ocean. (2) Chinch bugs in Illinois. (3) Canadian snowshoe rabbits. (4) Populations as lynx, marten, hawks and other fish. These populations increase for one-half of the time of the total cycle. They then decrease for the other half. Even the incidence of heart disease in the United States follows the same pattern.

It’s about time we stopped measuring everything only in terms of speed. Quantity counts. However, an argument can be made that quality is even more significant. Time must be considered in all its aspects.  That is what we should consider. Certainly, our ancestors did.

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.
Characteristic number binders are also found here
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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1080 billboard

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…