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.
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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.
Five hundred fortieth post is all About Man. Here’s the story as an excerpt from my The Staff of God Vol II. A number of Middle Eastern languages have the same symbol for numbers and letters. In this manner a numerical value can be equated with a particular number. This is called by the ancient Greek word, gematria.
Five hundred Fortieth Post Numerically Parallels the 5 Sided Pentagon
The gematria of the first man, Adam is 45.
This number has kinship with the 3 x 3 number square.
The sum of the numbers that comprise the square,
Being the sum 1 thru 9, totals 45.
The word for Adam is actually set up like the square.
Aleph = 1; dalet = 4; and mem = 40.
Aleph + dalet total the central 5.
Mem equals the sum of the perimeter of 40.
The square of three is like a lump of clay,
From which right and left limbs can be molded.
Using polarities up and down by hundreds
Example, 951 + 159, total 1110.
(That is the sum of 555 + 555)
Multiple balanced polarities can take the shape
As with the 951 axis of the head and torso:
438 + 672 can be viewed as the left and right arms.
The reverse 834 + 276 can be the left and right legs.
(all sums equal 1110.)
Five hundred fortieth post
The 3 x 3 number square utilizes opposite polarities by number. Man’s polarities are left and right: Arms and legs swing back and forth while walking. Power in martial art utilizes strength through polarity: One arm thrusts forward while the other goes backward in a set manner.
Here is an internal. The 1st sentence of Genesis uses three polarities. One is obvious and two are hidden:
By single numbers the perimeter is 40.
Double and overlap the perimeter numbers. You get 440.
Triple and overlap the perimeter numbers corner to corner. You get 2,220. The total of the 3 perimeters is 2700.
Add all three totals The 1st sentence of Genesis totals 2,701. Thus, 40 + 440 + 2220 = 2700. We add the One to the opening sentence of the Torah.
Remen Measure was Known by Moses. According to the Hebrew Bible, he was adopted by an Egyptian princess. Later in life became the leader of the Israelites and lawgiver. He is generally credited with the authorship of the Torah, or acquisition of the Torah. His position in Egypt gave him access to knowledge possessed by the higher echelons of royalty. He knew source of the remen, in at least two different mathematical ways, is the 3 x 3 number square.
Canon of measures Archives – DSO Works
Jay Hambidge discovered a canon of measures in antiquity. This was at the turn of the 1900’s. The Egyptian remen is the basis of most ancient measure. The remen, when multiplied by the square roots of basic numbers (2,3,4,5,6,..) create the ancient measures in terms of the 12″ foot.
1.2165 feet = 1 remen
1.2165 feet x √2 = 1.72 feet – one royal cubit
1.2165 feet x √3 = 2.107 feet- one Palestinian cubit
1.2165 feet x √4 = 2.43 feet – one Roman pace
1.2165 feet x √5 = 2.72 feet – one megalithic yard etc., up to…
Here is the 1st approach to the Remen measure:
Add the numbers around the central 5 (I term these numbers p1 which stands for perimeter one). The eight numbers total 40.
Then add them two at the time overlapping the numbers. I call this p-2. This stands for perimeter two: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440. Now take the number three at the time.
Add them 3 at the time. Overlap the corners. I call this p-3. This stands for perimeter three: 492 + 276 + 618 + 834 = 2,220. Then (p-1) is 40 + (P-2) is 440 + ( P-3) 2,220 = 2700.
Finally, divide the 2700 total of p1 + p2 + p3 by/ p3(2220): Thus, 40 + 440 + 2220/2220 = 1.2162…virtually one Egyptian remen.
2nd Approach to Arriving at the Remen Measure
Add the numbers on the square above three at the time. Do this vertically and horizontally as follows:
Next, total the single numbers, 1 to 9, in the number square:
1 + 2 + 3+ 4+ 5+ 6+ 7+8 + 9 = 45.
Take the sum of the vertical and horizontal totals given above: 3330 + 3330 = 6660, Then divide 6660 by the 45 total. The quotient is 148. The square root of 148 is exactly the numbers of 10 Egyptian remens by number= 12.165…
For the 2nd way, 148 is the key number. So, how does this tie into Moses? In Hebrew Passover is spelled פסח. The 1st letter (pei) is the glyph for 80. The 2nd (sameck) is the glyph for 60. The third (chet) represents 8. Thus, 80 + 60 + 8 = 148. Passover and the remen measure are thus tied together.
How did I learn to work the mathematical intricacies of the 3 x 3 number square? From an American Indian spirit on Oquaga Lake. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe. On walks in the Oquaga Lake area, the spirit communicated ancient secrets to me. The tribe once lived around the lake. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House.
Measurement Overview by the Traditional 3 x 3 Square. This simplest of number squares has an infinity of hidden number codes. I currently have some 535 posts on DSOworks.com. They are divided primarily between music and this simplest of of ancient number squares. Of course, music and measure overlap. With so many blogs, perspective is difficult. Who has the time to even quickly glance at so much material? The purpose of this blog is simply to provide a measurement overview of the source of measures. A few of the hidden codes are in this internal link.
With Troy, here is the computation. Follow the numbers on the square. 43 + 67 = 110. Backwards 34 + 76 = 110. Total is 220. This works with any opposite columns of two numbers. Megalithic yards were assigned to this number. It defines the length rectangular part of the citadel.
Next, take two numbers at the time again as follows. Watch the number square with three pairs of numbers. 49 + 35 + 81 = 165. Take them in reverse: 94 + 53 + 18 = 165. It works the same way if you work the numbers horizontally.
Both actual measurements of ancient sites and units of measurement came from the 3 x 3 number square. It was once the backbone of a civilization that was destroyed by a cataclysm. A Golden age of peace and plenty once marked this time. Perhaps it is time to return to a Golden Age guided by a simple number square?
Golden Age (disambiguation) – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Age_(disambiguation)
Golden Age refers to a mythological period of primeval human existence. It was perceived as an ideal state. Human beings were pure and free from suffering. Golden Age may also refer to: Golden age (metaphor), the classical term used as period of perceived greatness.
Measurement Overview – a Partial List
Here a few of the measures mathematically derived from this number square. Review many of them on DSOworks.com. Type in the keyword.