geometrical theology

Geometrical Theology Relates to Number Squares

Geometrical Theology Relates to Number Squares. God is an infinite circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. This was stated by Nicholas Cuse-  Nicholas of Cusa (1401 – August 111464) was a German philosophertheologianjuristastronomercardinal and mystic of the Catholic Church. . Later Voltaire quoted the same definition. Voltaire  rejected Blaise Pascal‘s philosophy of man’s depravity.  He tried to steer a middle course: That meant that man was able to find moral virtue through reason. Because of this criticism of the church, he was denied burial in church ground. I use these two examples for the quote. for two contrasting reasons

  1. This is because the quote by Nicholas was religious and traditional.
  2. Voltaire’s was not religious in a traditional sense.
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Voltaire- a guiding force in the French Enlightenment.

This blog offers a novel interpretation of the above quote.  An archaeologist digs for lost artifacts. A philosopher digs for lost knowledge. There is only one number square whose center is everywhere. You could say the center even usurps the circumference when the square is encased by concentric circles. This is as  illustrated in the featured picture.

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Nicholas of Cusa, by Master of the Life of the Virgin

 How Geometrical Theology Relates to the 4 x 4 Number Square

Both the center and circumference of the of the 4 x 4 number square are filled by the essence of number 34. First, at the central point of any even number square are four numbers. This first even 4 x 4 square is the prime example.   7,10,11 and 6 occupy the center.   Center’s sum =  34. Any straight row of 4 numbers also totals 34. This also applies to the four rows that make the perimeter. Hence each of the  the four quadrants of the circle around this number square total 34. Thirty-four is one of the Fibonacci numbers.

Center total:  7 + 10 + 6 + 11 = 34.

Quadrant Perimeter totals:

  • 4 + 14 + 15 + 1 =34.
  • 1 + 12 + 8 + 13 = 34
  • 13 + 3 + 2 + 16 = 34
  • Finally, 16 + 5 + 9 + 4  = 34.

More on Geometrical Theology Based on Number 34

If God’s center is everywhere, that means it is also defines the  circumference.  The center is literally everywhere in this number square. Therefore, this number square becomes the numerical  symbolic translation of the featured quote:  God is an infinite circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. The center by number 34 occupies the quadrants of the the circumference.  Also see internal link below.

Remarkable Foursome is a Mathematical Wonder

 

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Remarkable Foursome is a Mathematical Wonder

Remarkable Foursome is a Mathematical Wonder. It presents quite a take on the Fibonacci number series.  It develops into what is called the Golden Ratio. But the fascination with the Golden Ratio is not confined just to mathematicians. Biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, psychologists, and even mystics have pondered and debated the basis of its ubiquity and appeal. The Golden Ratio has inspired thinkers of all disciplines like no other number in the history of mathematics.[14] What sequence defines this series?  Eventually the second of two consecutive numbers divided by the 1st = the Golden ratio: φ is the symbol  for this ratio.

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Above is a graph with squares.  The side lengths are successive Fibonacci numbers.

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in a specific integer sequence.  Their defining feature is every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones:[1][2]}

At 1st glance the “foursome” number square and Fibonacci seem in-congruent. But the remarkable foursome fuses the numbers on the 4 x 4 square as follows: Examine it numbers vertically left to right:

  • First row: 4 + 9 = 13. Then  5 + 16 = 21.
  • Second row: 14 + 7 = 21.  Then 11 + 2 = 13.
  • Third row 15 + 6 =21. Then 10 + 3 = 13.
  • Fourth row: 1 + 12 = 13. Then 7 + 13 = 21.

All total are either 13 or 21.  Of course, 13 = 21 = 34. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Fibonacci numbers on the square go further. Again look at the numbers vertically. Consider the four vertical rows again. This time add every other number as follows:

  • Row one: 4 + 5 = 9. Then  9 + 16 = 25.
  • Row two: 14 + 11 = 25. Then 7 + 2 = 9.
  • Row three: 15 + 10 = 25. Then 6 + 3 = 9.
  • Row four. 1 + 8 = 9. Then 12 + 13 = 25.

I know what my reader is thinking: 25 and 9 are not in the Fibonacci series. But, yes they are.  Three and five are both Fibonacci numbers:

  • 3² = 9.
  • 5² = 25.

 Mathematician Mark Barr proposed using the first letter in the name of Greek sculptor Phidiasphi, to symbolize the golden ratio. Usually, the lowercase form (φ or φ) is used.

 

Michael Maestlin, first to publish a decimal approximation of the golden ratio, in 1597.

The golden ratio has been claimed to have held a special fascination for at least 2,400 years, although without reliable evidence.[13] According to Mario Livio.

 Number Square of the Remarkable Foursome

Number squares were once the backbone of a lost civilization. This time marked a Golden Age of peace and plenty. Tradition associates the 4 x 4 number square with Jupiter. Each planet had its own set of numbers.  Jupiter was the leader of the Olympian Gods; Jupiter means “Jovial King” and/or “Father of Thunder.” Jupiter is associated with luck and good fortune. It is the mentor/Guru /teacher of gods. More on internal link below.

Enhancing Jupiter Creates Harmony

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Jupiter was once called on by the 4 x 4 number square.

Keep checking the website for more to come for the remarkable four.

 

Different Takes on Faith

Different Takes on Different Years on Faith by the Spirit

Different Takes on Different Years on Faith by the Spirit. I spent many summers on Oquaga Lake. My work was as a house piano player. This was at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. A talkative spirit made itself known at the Lake House.  It communicated by poetry.

  • In the 1980’s it preferred quatrains in iambic pentameter. No rhyme was used. This poetry collection is called “The Book of Balance.”
  • In the 1990s  this spirit spoke in quatrains. Rhyme and triple meter were used. This poetic anthology is called “The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.” It is available as a product on DSOworks.com.

This post and one to follow will present poems on the subject of faith. One will be from each collection.  Also, an internal link is immediately below. It offers background on the spirit.  I think it is a female from the Lennie Lenape Tribe.

The Oquaga Spirit – DSO Works

 “Faith” – Different takes. Here is the earlier one of  1985

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The Heavens are Overcast. The featured anthology has the 2nd take.

The wise know that the Sun shines behind the clouds.
Though the day be dark, they believe in light.
Knowing that clouds, no matter how thick, will disperse;
And clouds are only temporal; while the Sun endures.

Those without faith falter when the skies darken.
Seeing the heavens overcast, they forget the source.
And become despondent, thinking the day is done.
Their sight is stopped short by mere fluffy veils.

Those unfortunates scoff at the utopian belief in faith.
For them the vapor of clouds is more real than the divine.
And if there is no overcast, they’ll sow the seeds of rain;
Making reality confirm to the clouds in their heads.

Clouds are but thin impostors above us.
A mask to fool those of little faith.
For even in the thick of a full-fledged storm.
The eternal source of happiness is somewhere shining.

Faith requires the patience to out wait the darkness.
The fury of winds, rain and hail combined
Often come to test the tenacity of man.
But in the face of faith, the storm will fade.

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Extreme Longevity, at least in lyrics.

Extreme Longevity for Humans -is it Possible?

Extreme Longevity for Humans -is it Possible? George and Ira Gershwin bring up the subject in their opera, Porgy and Bess. I quote Ira Gershwin’s  lyrics from It Ain’t Necessarily So.

Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
But who calls dat livin’
When no gal will give in
To no man what’s nine hundred years ?

It’s fun to speculate. This is true- be it for thoughts or gold. Both can be immensely satisfying. That being said, I have a source for this blog: Physicist Aryeh Kaplan in “The Book of Creation.” As a matter of fact, he was the youngest physicist ever employed by the United States government.

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Kaplan uses cycles of seven to explain longevity. See page 189 in this book.

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Extreme Longevity

Kaplan explains cycles of seven in cosmic timing. For example, the 1st Temple stood for 410 years. During this period Israel observed seven jubilees. The extended jubilee period  lasts 49,000 years. Seven such periods lasts 343,000 years. These are divine years. A Divine Year lasts 365,250 earthly years. Based on these statistics we have:

  • The total time between the initial expansion and collapse of the Universe is 125,287,500,000 years. Kaplan states this figure is very close to scientific speculation. That corresponds to approximately 125 billion years.
  • Using this computation, eventually human life span will be expanded to the order of eighty million years!  Certainly, Ira Gershwin’s lyrics would have to be rewritten: No gal will give in to no man what’s eighty million years.

Christmas and the 7 x 7 Number Square – DSO Works

My contribution to the topic of sevens includes the 7 primary number squares. I believe at one time they structured a lost Golden Age of peace and plenty. Primary planetary number squares were  numbered from 3 x 3 to 9 x 9.

The first Christians were not insensitive to number seven. Add all the numbers (1-49)  in the 7 x 7 number square. They total 1225. It so happens that 12/25 is Christmas Day. Check out my internal link to read more. Please feel free to share.

 

Golden Anniversary Number
This 7 x 7 square defines the Jubilee year. It was once ascribed to Venus. Any two opposite numbers total 50.
Five meets six here

Five Meets Six as Yin Meets Yang in Antiquity

Five Meets Six as Yin Meets Yang in Antiquity. Here we will consider mathematical interaction between five and six. These numbers were worked together by mathematics in many ways. The list given below specifies a few.

We begin with Stonehenge.

This first stage is dated to around 3100 BC.  Within the outer edge of the enclosed area is a circle of 56 pits. Each is about 3 ft 3 in)in diameter. They are known as the Aubrey holes after John Aubrey.  He was seventeenth-century antiquarian who was thought to have first identified them.

Later, 30 enormous OligoceneMiocene sarsen stones  were brought to the site. Thirty were erected as a  (108 ft) diameter circle of standing stones.

  • Thirty fuses five meets six by multiplication. 5 x 6 = 30.
  • These 30 stones are set in a circle diameter 108 feet. This is characteristic of a regular five-sided pentagon. Each angle of a regular pentagon is 108°.
  •  We also have he next two multiplied consecutive numbers: 7 x 8 = 56.

The area of Stonehenge area spreads over 6,500 acres.   Deed holders include the English Heritage, National Trust, and Ministry of Defense. Others are farmers and miscellaneous landholders.  In the past five and six met in numerous ways. This is especially true in basic  measurement units. Below are listings.

hunab Archives – DSO Works,

Hunab of 3.41 Feet of Central America – DSO Works

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Taxi Transfer from Stansted Airport to Stonehenge

Examples of Five Meets Six

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Inorganic versus organic is another example of five meets six. The snowflake forms a hexagon. The Fibonacci series is based on fives: Phi = √5 + 1  ÷ 2 = 1.618…

 

 

 

  • 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.
    1. 6/5 = 1.2  This approximates Egyptian remen which 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.
    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…This is close to the three foot English yard.
    7. At 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, fives and sixes as: (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.”

A Fascinating Note on Five meets Six

341 as  (5 x 5 x 5 ) + (6 x 6 x 6) 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. Here are the letters in Hebrew with the representative numbers of emesh. אֶ֣מֶשׁ – Alef = 1; Mem = 40; shin = 300. Ancient Hebrew ( and modern) have the same symbol representing both a letter and a number.

 

Golden Anniversary number is of the 7x 7 number square

Golden Anniversary Number Belongs to Venus

Golden Anniversary Number Belongs to Venus. Does Venus have a number by which you can call on her? Yes. To find the Golden Anniversary number, look at its number square. The 7 x 7 belongs to Venus. Each of the ancient 7 planets had its own square of numbers. Sandro Botticelli painted the featured picture.  It is entitled: Geboorte van Venus (1485–1486). Translated from Dutch: Birth of Venus. The painting contains 7 real flesh and blood figures. Botticelli  invokes the 7 of this number square. Its dimensions, pictured below, are 7 x 7.

Now let’s see where the silver and gold anniversaries come from. Of course, Venus is the goddess of  Love. Any 2 opposite numbers total 50. That is the number of the Golden Anniversary. The number of the Silver Anniversary, 25, sits at the center. Good news: Once you reach 25, by this ancient planetary model of Venus, you have a clear shot at 50.

Golden Anniversary Number
Any two opposite numbers total 50. For example: 22 + 28. Another opposite set, 23 + 27. Another is 28 + 12 etc. The silver 25 anniversary is at the center.

But wait. The 7 x 7 number square goes further. All its numbers, added  together, total 1225. Remember 12/25 is Christmas Day.

Christmas and the 7 x 7 Number Square – DSO Works

Golden Anniversary Number Defines the Jubilee Year

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The 50th Jubilee year is a time of freedom for all. So are the basic tenets of America and all freedom loving countries.

What is the Jubilee Year?

The jubilee year is defined in the Bible. It is found in Leviticus 25:8, 10. At the end of seven Sabbatical cycles the year was celebrated. All slaves were freed. Real property was returned to its hereditary owner. The scripture says: “You shall number seven sabbaticals….making 49 years…And you shall sanctify the 50th year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land…It shall be a jubilee to you.

Here’s wishing everybody a happy silver and golden anniversary- and much more this upcoming year. Feel free to share with friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Godly circle is hidden and coded

Godly Circle Diameter 66/ Circumference 207

Godly Circle Diameter 66/ Circumference 207.

Circle
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A circle (black), which is measured by its circumference (C), diameter (D) in cyan, and radius (R) in red; its centre (O) is in magenta.

circle is a simple closed shape. It is the set of all points in a plane that are at a given distance from a given point, the centre.  It is the curve traced out by a point that moves so that its distance from a given point is constant.

How the ancient four elements structure the circle: Four elements were known in antiquity.  They were recognized through the Middle Ages:  (1) Earth (2) air (3)  fire and (4) water.  In the 21st century, we laugh at this. After all, we know there are 92 re-generative and re-occurring elements. But in the process, we have overlooked a lost and long fogtteen code: The 4 basic elements of organic chemistry are carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. These are the actual elements behind the enigmatic, alchemical four just listed.

  • The source of fire on stars is hydrogen, atomic number-1
  • Our air is comprised of mostly nitrogen, atomic number-7.  Nitrogen accounts for 78% of the atmosphere, oxygen is second in size with 21%.
  • The hardest earth substance is diamond. It is consists of compressed carbon.  Carbon’s atomic number is -6.
  • By atomic weight, our water is mostly oxygen Water’s formula is H2O. One atom of  oxygen has 8 protons and 8 neutrons. Two hydrogen atoms only have 2 protons, i.e. one per atom. An atom of oxygen is approximately 16 times heavier than an atom of hydrogen.

The atomic number total of the chemical four elements is:  1 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 22. Twenty-two, by the four elements,  goes around the zodiac three times. Thus, 3 x 22 = 66.

Godly Circle on the Tree of Life

The three tenses of time in Hebrew equate with 66. This is by the ancient rules of gematria. Look this term up on Wikipedia.

(1) “Was” (past)  It is spelled with Hebrew letters (hei-yud-hei) with a gematria ( numerical equivalency) of 20;

(2) “Am” (present)  (hei-vav-hei) with a gematria of 16.  

(3) ” Will be” (future)  (yud-hei-yud-hei) with a gematria of 30.

The total of the three tenses becomes 20 +16+ 30 = 66. We have just seen how both the “elements” and time are equated with 66. Space and time, in this manner, equate with #66.

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Godly Circle of 66 Diameter 207 Circumference  on theTree of Life

  • The Hebraic parallel is The Tree of Life. It has 10 emanations that are depicted as circles. As mentioned, at one time letters and numbers shared the same symbol, The Hebrew word for circle( ( galgal)  equals 66.  Hebrew  is written right to left. Gimmel (1st letter) = 3;  lamed (second letter)= 30.  Since these letters are repeated (as pictured) in the Hebrew word, galgal, 2 x 33 =66.
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Diagram of the Hebraic Tree of Life

So where is the 207 Godly circle circumference 207 of diameter 66? By tradition, what is not pictured on the Tree of life is En Sof. It is conceived as being over the highest emanation- the Crown.  Ein Sof, or Eyn Sof (/n sɒf/Hebrewאין סוף‬), in Kabbalah, is understood as God prior to any self-manifestation in the production of any spiritual realm.  Ein Sof may be translated as “unending” or infinity.[1]

As spelled in Hebrew אין סוף‬,  has a numerical equivalent of 207. “Sof” means ending. In nature everything transforms. When something ends. something new begins. If we make the 66 value for the word circle, into a diameter, the circumference becomes 207.

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Number 66 also identifies a key road in the U.S.A. Is this merely a co-incidence with the zodiac?

 

Sacred Engineers Philosophy- what I learned of antiquity on this lake

Sacred Engineers Philosophy was written on Oquaga Lake

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 HollowWashington 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.

Future Telling as per the Oquaga Spirit – DSO Works

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.

Ancient Engineers Introduction- Their tool par excellence
This was known as the number square of engineers.

 

 

 

 

Sacred engineers part one

Sacred Engineers Part One- Book Series on Line

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.

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Welcoming a desirable cargo shipment.

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.

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Oquaga Lake is where I realized the significance of number squares.I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga lake House. Most of my poetry was writen while hiking around this area.

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 Sacred Engineers Part One

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 (Greekχρύσεον γένος chrýseon génos)[1]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.[2]

And what has been lost?  Certainly the “Golden Age” factor. It denoted a period of primordial peaceharmonystability, 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

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 at Schroon Lake Park – DSO Works

Amphitheatre in the Woods
by David Ohrenstein

Amphitheatre in the woods
Remnants of long ago.
Concrete seats set by layers
All facing a roofed, staged show.

Buddhist Bodhisvatta it isn't, but these actors have an august mission anyway.
These actors have a calling for Shakespeare!

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.” 

 

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.