Two Seven Two – What are these Three Numbers About? They provide a numerical key to lost prehistoric antiquity. Clues of the past have many forms and fashions. Numbers are one of them. A primarily defined number is megalithic yard. It was 2.72 feet. Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University established this accepted measure. For background on the subject, study writings of the John Michell. His books have been my companions for over fifty years. Now they are mostly out of print and difficult to acquire.
How Megalithic Measure Comes From the Traditional Arrangement of the 3 x 3 Number Square
A megalithic inch is 0.816 inches. That is a straight read across the bottom- left to right, on the 3 x 3 number square pictured to the right. If you reverse these numbers you have 618. These are the square root numbers of the Golden Section. This was called “phi” by the ancient Greeks- 1.618…. The square root is o.618 feet.
A megalithic yard contains forty megalithic inches. Here’s the arithmetic: 40 x 0.816 = 32.64 inches. Next, 32.64″/12″ = 2.72 feet – or 1 MY. Next:
Add the 8 perimeter numbers. You have 8 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 2 + 9 + 4 + 3 = 40. It is no co-incidence that there are 40 megalithic inches in the megalithic yard.
In summary: Three primary ancient numbers come from the perimeter: (1) The megalithic inch as 816 comes from the bottom three perimeter numbers- left to right. (2) Phi’s square root numbers are from the same bottom perimeter but reversed as right to left (618). (3) The number of megalithic inches in the megalithic yard as 40 from the entire perimeter.
This blog is the tip of the iceberg. Keep reading the posts on DSOworks for more information on the subject as well as on music. It will be forthcoming.
Hidden Harmony Number 272 in the 4 x 4 Square. The 4 x 4 number square draws on Jupiter. Firstly, its enhances harmonious relationships. The definition of harmonious is: (1) Things that go well together. (2) People that get along well. When you get along with someone and rarely fight, that is an example of a harmonious relationship. Below is an external link on Jupiter. Underneath that are some internal links.
Enhancing Jupiter – This planet was associated with luck, fortune and wealth
Plato refers to the 272 as the number of harmony in his Canon. Harmonia was the wife of Cadmus. Her name in Greek, spelled with the letters add up to 272. This is by the rules of gematria. Check this word out online. Here is one connection between the 4 x 4 number square of Jupiter and harmony. Total all the numbers from 1 – 16 on this square. The sum is 136. Multiply 136 x 2 = 272.
Below is a second connection with number 272 found on the 4 x 4 square. That is the subject of this blog.
Here’s a 2nd way to find Hidden Harmony
Take the central four numbers. They are in lighter purple. Multiply them as follows: (6 x 11) and (7 x 10). Add their products together as 66 + 70 = 136. That is one half of the 272 total.
Ancient tradition also totaled numbers around the perimeter by sides. Here I overlap corner numbers: Thus we have: 1 + 15 + 14 + 4 = 34. Next we find that 4 + 9 + 5 + 16 = 34. The bottom side is the sum of 16 + 2 + 3 + 13 = 34. Finally we have 13 + 8 + 12 + 1 = 34. Total the sum of these four sides as follows: 34 + 34 + 34 + 34 = 136.
Finally let’s take the product arrived at by cross multiplication of the central four as effected in #1. It is 136. Add it to the product of sum of the four-sided perimeter total as in #2. That total is also 136. Add these two numbers as 136 + 136 = 272. As if by magic, Plato’s great number of harmony is found!
Artists Help Multitudes on their Life’s Journey. Those who read my posts know the importance of a particular spiritual presence. I call it the Oquaga Spirit. Its haunt is Oquaga Lake. However, sometimes it visits other lakes in upstate New York. The rugged and beautiful terrain of this area has inspired many artists. Among the most colorful was Washington Irving. Here is an internal link. I wrote many books on this lake. The poetry seems to have been dictated by a spirit. I call her the Oquaga Spirit. I sense she was from the Lennie Lenape. Their dwelling was throughout the area including New Jersey. Below, I offer some poetry dictated by the Oquaga spirit. That particular year, summer of 1985, the spirit spoke in quatrains using the rhythm of iambic pentameter.
Zodiac Dance Demonstrates Extremes from Ballet to Modern. I thought it would be fun to write and premier a ballet on the zodiac. What a project! First of all, for a number years I accompanied classes at the Florida Ballet Arts School in Sarasota. Lynn Winslow, the artistic director, was quite kind to me. My rhythm, back then, used to be sometimes, in places, not quite spot on. She would tell her dancers: “This happens in the real world. You sometimes have to make adjustments for the accompaniment in an actual performance. This can be true of any live music.”. Thank goodness, my rhythm, like fine wine, has improved with age.
I always wrote music. Actually, before I was an accomplished pianist, I composed difficult works. But what was it that got me interested in the zodiac? Like many before me, I worked out a connection between music, the planets and the zodiac signs. The connection was thought of some years previous to my ballet involvement. The result was the World Premiere of the Dance of the Zodiac. In addition to an introduction and finale, it has 12 vignettes. One features each zodiac sign.
The Dance of the Zodiac had a full 45 minute presentation by the Florida Ballet Arts Ensemble under the choreography and direction of Lynn Winslow and S, Fairwhether. See newspaper article.
Moonlight on the Lake by composer/pianist David Ohrenstein – YouTube
Below is a sample of my composing. It was done on a warhorse of a piano in the Catskill Mountains at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. However, it does offer a sample of my composing. Most recently I have been co-composing an opera comique with my wife, Sharon. Very big news is in the making with this 2 hour long work. Announcements will be forthcoming. It is still under wraps.
Sharing Happiness at a Big Band Music Museum. How do you get a good handle on life? Answer: Ask a key question. What should that question be? Simple stated. “Is everybody happy?” This question is even better than meditation. Actually, it is the banner on a big band museum in Circleville, Ohio. Meditate on this question. It will focus your thoughts on a highly noble cause. Now for another big surprise: This pronouncement is also the title of a film. It stars Ted Lewis.
So why am I blogging about this? I got to share in this happiness. There was at a special concert on June 2, 2018 in Circleville, Ohio. I had worked with a famous conductor-violinist. My job was as his arranger and accompanist. His stage name, Rubinoff and His Violin. Joseph Rubin, the curator, is also a phenomenal conductor. The maestro had read some of my Rubinoff blogs online. He gathered an élite orchestra for a Rubinoff dedication. I was invited to play a Rubinoff memorial concert. What an experience! Below are a couple of youtube links. Please take the time to listen to this unforgettable music, unforgettably arranged. The 1st is a link to excerpts from the concert. The 2nd demonstrates the mastery of Rubinoff in his younger years.
For those of you who missed our Rubinoff and His Violin Concert in June of 2018, here’s a montage of some of the highlights! When was the last time you heard music of this calibur? https://youtu.be/P96T57dq8t0
Many blogs on DSOworks are about this basic 3 x 3 number square. They are easy to access. I’ll use the bar figure of the numbers 9-5-1 for purposes of explanation. Taken as a straight read, any three numbers that cross the central 5 in a straight line is its own number backwards. It is just like a bar magnet. The number that always occurs is 1,110. Here, 951 + 159 = 1,110.
Next, let’s cut these numbers down the middle. We now have 95 and 15. This still has its North and South poles. This is like the split bar magnet on the left. Note: 95 + 15 =110. Reversed- 59 and 51 =110. These numbers are smaller than the initial 159 and 951. However, they still have their poles. A theme on DSOworks.com is how this number square sets the cosmos in motion.
Reversing Polarities in Triads or Key Signature Relationships
The subdominant and dominant relationship mark the extremes in the poles of the keys. The tonic draws these two opposite keys together. Here’s how:
The highest note of subdominant “F” chord is “C”. That is also the lowest note of the tonic triad.
The highest note in the tonic triad example here is “G”. That now becomes the lowest note of the dominant “G” triad. This central “C” triad bonds the extremes together.
Finally let’s cut the three letter names so “G” now becomes the central note. “C” is now set to the left. “D” is now to the right. This becomes like cutting the bar pole magnet in two new parts.
Conclusion: Polarity refers back to the 3 x 3 number square. I would like to conclude a picture of an emblem of the Lennie Lenape. They have a wonderful motto: “we are all family”. The Lenape (English: /ləˈnɑːpi/ or /ˈlɛnəpi/), also called the Leni Lenape,Lenni Lenape and Delaware people. They are an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands. They live in Canada and the United States.
Force Field Interaction the Ancient Way. Here I’m merely extending the logic behind a prehistoric reasoning tool: The traditional 3 x 3 number square. The ancient Chinese call it the “Lo shu.” It is the grid of numbers pictured above. Please note: This is merely my own theoretical abstraction and application of these four forces. There are several other solutions to this puzzle: Arrange the numbers 1 to 9 so that any row of 3 totals 15. However, the featured picture shows the traditional arrangement. Many of the blogs on DSOworks.com are about number squares. They explain how basic squares of numbers could have been the backbone of a former advanced civilizations.
On force field interaction this merely speculative theory proposes:
Four fundamental forces occur as polarities.
These 4 forces form a basic web- The 3 x 3 number is the seed of the grid of all number squares. Above is the traditional historical arrangement.
Each square on the grid has its own unique force field.
The nature of the force field depends on the forces that cross it.
All even numbers, set in corners, only invoke two force fields.
Odd numbers are surrounded by three force fields.
The central five is the only number encased by all four force fields. This makes it the epitome of balance.
Each of the numbers of the grid therefore evokes a combination of forces. Evens have 2 force fields. Odds have three. Five alone is the special number. It is surrounded by all four force fields.
Number squares and their grids were thought to be the basis of civilization. The base of the Great Pyramid of Egypt also uses the 8 x 8 grid. Each side has a length of 8 great cubits. Each great cubit = of 55 smaller cubits: 8 x 55 =440 cubits. The intended cubit is 1.71818…feet. Rev. John Michell amply covers the subject. His books are well worth reading.
John Frederick Carden Michell (9 February 1933 – 24 April 2009) was an English author and esotericist. He was a prominent figure in the Earth mysteries movement. Over the course of his life, he published over forty books. These are on an array of different subjects. He was a proponent of the Traditionalist school of esoteric thought.
The Painted Hall of the Altamira Cave houses houses a prehistoric gallery. It was discovered in 1868. Since then, the floor has been lowered. This was to study the painted animals on the low ceiling at the time of the discovery. The floor measures 60 feet in length to 30 feet in width. My source for the dimensions is The Atlas of Legendary Places by James Harpur and Jennifer Westwood. The 12″ foot is the intended unit of measure. In fact, this now called “English” foot dates back to an indeterminable distant past. At the British Museum you can find several examples of a cubic inch of gold. It was the standard of weight ancient Greece, Babylon, and Egypt. Here’s how a segmented foot appears on the cube:
A cube has 12 edges.
Twelve edges of one inch per side = 12″= 1 foot.
Measurement Message from the 60 x 30 foot foundation of the Painted Hall
Musicians will most likely notice the 2 to 1 ratio of the floor’s proportions. These same proportions were recommended by Pythagoras. 10.500 years later this Greek philosopher stated the same ratio, after the unison, was most harmonious : The perfect interval of not the same tone (unison) and 1st overtone is the octave. It vibrates in a 2:1 ratio. The designers of the cave exhibition most likely knew this.
Its measure is the product of basic consecutive numbers. 5 x 6 = 30 (the width in feet). 3 x 4 x 5 = 60 (the length in feet). Very important: The formula for the megalithic yard uses all fives and sixes: (5 x 6) ÷ ( 5 + 6) = 2.727272… One megalithic yard is 2.72 feet. The builders of the Great Hall of Altamira knew this.
2nd factor uses 3,4,5 as 3 x 4 x 5 = 60. Numbers 3, 4 and 5 are the basis of the Pythagorean Theorem: 3² x 4² = 5². Also, look at the musical intervals above. These 3,4, and 5 factors figure into these basic harmonious intervals: 4:3 = perfect fourth. 5:4 = the major third.
The diagonal of the 30 x 60 rectangle would be 67 feet. The perimeter around this first half triangle is :30 + 60 + 67 = 157 feet. This figure (157) is one half of the pi figure of 314 made by the triangles made from a diagonal in a rectangle.
Conclusion: The wisdom of a lost civilization is preserved in measure at the Cave of Altamira. Perhaps the builders and artists were the survivors of Atlantis? Measurement message and music message are there. Of course, that the advanced artwork is there is a given!
Look at the odd numbered number squares of antiquity. In this regard, we view:
The 3 x 3 number square of Saturn.
The 5 x 5 number square of Mars.
The 7 x 7 number square of Venus.
The 9 x 9 number square of the Moon.
Hidden Periodic Chart Sequence –
What is the Sequence? It is the vertical difference in numbers set by the first row of the chart. We have the following:
Incredible Symmetry Between the Periodic Chart and Odd Numbered Squares of the Ancients
The master number square of the ancients is the 3 x 3. Please check the internal link below for further explanation through geometry. It also holds the vertical sequence in code by the lines of its graph. However it incredibly sets the numerical pattern in motion. The total picture of illustrated by squares of Saturn, Venus, Mars and the Moon clearly reveal the numbers of the periodic sequence. Thus we have the sequence by geometrical ratios and by actual numbers.
Hidden Periodic Chart Sequence is Uncovered in Odd Number Squares
The ancient number square sequence is in the same perfect order. View the odd numbered squares as follows: Locate the one number in the center of the oddly numbered squares. Then look diagonally at two numbers as follows: (1) Immediately above and to the right. (2) Immediately below and to the left.
Here are the first two such diagonal numbers of the 3 x 3 Square of Saturn: 2 and 8.
Next look at the 5 x 5 of Mars. We have the 8 and 18 in diagonal with the central 13.
Next we have the 7 x 7 of Venus. We have the 18 and the 32 in diagonal with the center. That completes the main defining numbers of the periodic chart however, let’s continue the sequence.
Look at the 9 x 9 of the Moon. We have 32 and 50. Here is a special case. When we add 32 + 50 = 82. This is the highest atomic number of a non-radioactive element. It effectively completes the stable elemental series.
Why the planetary associations? This does not prove a lost ancient, advanced civilization that used number squares instead of our periodic chart. But it makes the likelihood slightly greater than previously thought.
Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism in a Major Way. By encouraging poetic expression, you enable Romanticism. What qualities are then enhanced with Romanticism?:
Romanticism in the fine arts is feeling oriented: That is, feelings on a grand scale. German painter and author Caspar David Friedrich expresses it this way: The artist’s feeling is his law”. Our featured picture was painted by the same C.P. Friedrich.
Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism for Me
The featured painting parallels an inspiration I was given about fog. A spirit on Oquaga Lake dictated her poetry to me. I was the piano player for many years at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. This employment covered some 15 summer seasons. The poetry book is called The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. I have memorized every poem. At sometime in the future, I will do recitations. The Catskills Mountains in New York have inspired many writers. Among them we find Washington Irving. Below is an internal link.
Oquaga Lake was once inhabited by American Indians. The tribe was the Lennie Lenape. Women ran the tribe. I believe the spirit of the lake is an American Indian female. Fingers of Fog a sample of the poetry she related to me.
Washington Irving Archives – DSO Works
Washington Irving was among them. He wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short …
Fingers of Fog
Fingers of fog moving quickly
Gliding across the lake.
Almost at jogging speed
Leaving no apparent wake.
Why are they scampering about
At this early morning time?
Thousand of fingers in motions
Moving gracefully with rhyme.
Perhaps each one is a spirit
Released from the depths of the spring:
Enjoying an hour of freedom
Almost ready to take wing.
This spring fed lake is enchanted,
As such water bodies are.
I actually saw its essence-
While viewing the Morning Star.