Artists Help Multitudes as did fisherman, Steve dePasse.

Artists Help Multitudes on their Life’s Journey

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.

The Lenape (English: /ləˈnɑːpi/ or /ˈlɛnəpi/),[7] also called the Leni Lenape,[8] Lenni Lenape and Delaware people,[9] are an indigenous people of the Northeastern Woodlands. Theylive in Canada and the United States.[4] Historical territory included present-day New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River watershed, New York City, western Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.[notes 1]

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Note: in China, around 2,000 B.C.E., Emperor Yu saw floral marks on the back of a “Divine Tortoise”. From these marks he formed the basis of governing as well as the I Ching. I think possibly points to a  connection between ancient China and the Lennie Lenape.

Sacred Engineers Philosophy was written on Oquaga Lake

Artists Help Multitudes are often inspired by beautiful settings.
Oquaga Lake is the primary home of the Oquaga Spirit.

Artists Help Multitudes Thanks to a Spiritual Presence

Laughing and Crying

(written with inspiration offered by the Oquaga Spirit)

A narrow wall separates laughing from crying.
Laughing and crying both create tears.
At times it’s difficult to decide which is there.
Certainly, they may both exist side by side.

Tears enable their creator to release tensions.
Tears then become the liquid to cleanse the mind.
It can enhance a mood that is already joyful
Or release the sadness that burdens its holder.

Kings were well aware of the worth of laughter.
Jesters were given a place of honor in the court.
Musicians were once honored for the same reason:
Beautiful playing can create tearful happiness.

Comedy and music are necessary arts for mankind.
The Greeks even personified these arts as Muses.
We would be wise to carefully nurture our artists.
Artists help multitudes purge away problems.

 

 

 

Poetic import on Oquaga Lake

Poetic Import in Signaling Historic Changes

Poetic Import in Signaling and paving the way for Historic Changes is well documented.  Poetry spans thousands of years; even back to  prehistoric times:

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The Akkadian Deluge tablet written as poetry.

The Deluge tablet is a poetic example carved in stone.  The topic is the Gilgamesh epic in written in Akkadian, circa 2nd millennium BC.

Poetry as an art form predates written text.[1] The earliest poetry is believed to have been recited or sung.  It was used as a way of remembering oral historygenealogy, and law. Poetry is often closely related to musical traditions.[2]  The earliest poetry exists in the form of hymns (such as the work of Sumerian priestess Enheduanna).

Poetic Import for a New Direction

Our subject today:  So many styles and mannerisms currently floating. What direction will the arts take?  Times and tendencies are cyclic. I believe we are heading for a more gentile, kinder and well-mannered age. Poetry can again lead the way. Consider the poetry of Heinrich Heine: Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈhaɪnə]; 13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856). He was a German poetjournalistessayist, and literary critic. I found some comments on Heine in “Music” by Frederic V. Grunfield. It is part of the World of Culture Series.Publisher is Newsweek Books. Grunfield  asserts that Heine is “the quintessential product of German musical romanticism.”

Robert Schumann explained how Heine’s poems inspired a whole new genre of music. “Thus arose a more artistic and profound style of song. Earlier composers could  know nothing of this.  It created a spirit in music that became the new Romantic era music.” Schumann wrote of musical currents in his magazine: Die Neue Zeitschrift für Musik.  Robert Schumann  co-founded it with his teacher and future father-in law Friedrich Wieck, and his close friend Ludwig Schuncke. The first issue appeared on 3 April 1834.

Die Neue Zeitschrift für Musik  -a sample of the title page of Schumann’s periodical.
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A painting of Heine by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim

Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism in a Major Way

Perhaps my own books of poetic import, with those many upcoming poets, can  lead us to a new Romantic Movement? Here is a short excerpt from my The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. It is entitled: Maple Tree Seeds:

Helicopter blade seeds
Spinning as they drop,
Blowing in the wind,
Care not where they’ll stop.

These maple navigators.
Sugar, silver and red,
Hope for only one thing;
And that’s that they’ll be bred.

The entire book is available as a product on DSOworks.com.

 

 

poetry foreshadows Romanticism

Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism in a Major Way

Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism in a Major Way. By encouraging poetic expression, you enable Romanticism.  What qualities are then enhanced with Romanticism?:

  • Love.
  • Chivalry.
  • Courtesy.

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”.[10]  Our featured picture was painted by the same  C.P. Friedrich.

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“Thomas Moran – Fingal’s Cave, Island Of Staffa, Scotland 1884. Sea landscape. Fingel’s Cave inspired Romantic composers. F. Mendelsshon wrote  an overture.

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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An area famous for fog inspired Felix Mendelssohn

 

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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 …

 

 

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Poetry Foreshadows Romanticism. On Oquaga Lake a spirit loves poetry!

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.

 

 

 

Faith Comments in poetry by the Oquaga Spirit

Faith Comments in poetry by the Oquaga Spirit. What is faith? Nature speaks. On Oquaga Lake she speak a lot. She talks on cloudy days. She talks sunny days. I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of the Oquaga Spirit  on hikes in the Catskill  mountains. Oquaga Lake in surrounded by forests. My spirit on the lake was a female. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe, The internal link explains how the women were in charge of the community. The spirit spoke in the 1st poem in 1985. Ten years later, 1995, she spoke once more of faith. This poem also will be the subject of a 2nd blog.  Faith and knowledge help spiritual growth.[10]

Faith comments by the Oquaga spirit.
“Lights on porch and dock and hotel waterside, glitter around the shore- markers do they provide”.- At Scott’s Oquaga Lake House- a place of total peace and beauty.
Religion was primarily an individual matter for Woodland Indian people. It permeated everyday life. The world of the Great Lakes Indians was filled with a host of spirits (manido; plural manidog). They inhabited trees, plants, birds, and animals. I have one internal link. For a span of over 15 years, I was their house piano player.

Cosmic phenomena were considered spirits. These included the sun, the moon, thunder, lightning, the four winds, and the thunderbirds. The Great Lakes Indians gave offerings of tobacco.  These offerings were constantly given. They had many purposes.  Among them:

  • Protect the peoples’ health.
  • Assure their safety in storms,
  • Request help from the manidog.
  • Express their gratitude for past favors.

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

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The Heavens are Overcast. 

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.

Faith comments by the Oquaga spirit
Does it get more beautiful than this? View on Oquaga Lake.

 Faith Comments Also Apparent in Pictures

 

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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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.

 

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Amphitheatre in the Woods at Schroon Lake Park

Amphitheatre in the Woods at Schroon Lake Park. Schroon (/ˈskrn/ SKROON)[3] is a town in the Adirondack Park, in Essex CountyNew York, United States. The population was 1,654 at the 2010 census.[4] The largest community in town is the hamlet of Schroon Lake, located at the north end of the lake of the same name. The Town of Schroon is in the southern part of Essex County. It is north of Albany. The Town of Schroon contains two lakes: nine-mile (14 km) long Schroon Lake. The second is the five-mile (8 km) long Paradox Lake. The two lakes are connected by the Schroon River. W

Schroon and Horicon, is a year-round tourist destination. It has boating, swimming and fishing in the summer. In the winter people enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing.  Hiking and hunting are popular in the fall and spring. Each September, hundreds of runners compete in the Adirondack Marathon.  The Marathon finishes in downtown Schroon Lake. The roads around the lake constitute an almost perfect 26 mile distance.

I wrote the featured poem below while walking around the amphitheatre.  Perhaps the poem can inspire others to work toward returning this incredible venue to its former life?

Amphitheatre is at the North end of the Lake

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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.

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Summer time meant theatrical fun and dancing at the amphitheatre on Schroon Lake. Here we have Shakespeare in the Woods.

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?

Speak of American entertainment: You can now hear my own rendition of a favorite American folk song: Aura Lea A.K.A. Love Me Tender.  It is on the internal link below. My daughter videoed an excerpt of me at the famed Gasparilla Inn on the isle of Boca Grande. It was last season. This coming year will be my 10th.

Pianist David Ohrenstein to Play at the Gasparilla Inn

July images on Oquaga Lake

July Images as Communicated by the Oquaga Spirit

July Images as Communicated by the Oquaga Spirit. First, what and what is the Oquaga Spirit? The word “Spirit” (from the Latin spiritus meaning “breath”) appears in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).  It is also in the New Testament. The alternative term, “Holy Ghost”, comes from Old English, spiritus.[8]

On Oquaga Lake, and on other lakes in upstate New York, the spirit seems to have an independent existence. I was just at Schroon Lake and felt its presence there. It feel it is a female spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. This branch of the American Indians once made their home in the area. If the spirit favors you, she is most kind. If not, there’s trouble.

Peaceful training as per the Oquaga Spirit

Oquaga Spirit Speaks Archives – DSO Works

I will share the first poem she gave me. Hearing the poetry actually recited is the most authentic way to enjoy the poems. Of course I have memorized every poem. I practice them daily for meditation. As I recite, I let the spirit use me as her medium. It becomes a zen experience. July Images, vocalized, takes on a life of its own. First, read and afterwards recite the lines from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s the Day is Done: Recitation by memory greatly animates the lines.

Then read from the treasured volume
      The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
      The beauty of thy voice.
And the night shall be filled with music,
      And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
      And as silently steal away.

July Images as per the Oquaga Spirit

Here is the picture of July painted by the spirit. Every couplet is rhymed.  It was one of the 1st poems in my book. The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.  In the poems that followed, the 2nd and 4th lines of the quatrain carried the rhyme.

July Images
“June, July and August- It’s a giant stay and play. Boating, skiing, swimming: Just fun no summer dismay.

The summer green of July.
The whizzing by of a fly.
The purple blooms of clover.
The hiking gypsy rover.

July is in floral bloom
And overhead birds swoon.
A scented summer breeze
Wafts through the boughs of trees.

Moths flutter by
Passing the colorful butterfly.
The bumble bee’s in flight,
Giving children a fright.

Lilacs grace the road
As past them hops the toad.
Birds chirp all around
Eating wild berries that abound.

The lazy days of July
Make for rest, not try.
The Sun stays overhead.
The vacationer stays in bed.

July is summer’s crown
As long lit days abound.
The queen of siesta is she.
Cares, like kites, fly free.

Oquaga Spirit Speaks

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Dedicated to my wife, Sharon, and three children – Abe, Kathryn, and Daniel, who enjoyed wonderful summers at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House with me. 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 the cleanest in New York and at points is over 150 feet deep. The lake’s diameter is about a mile across and its outline resembles a bear thus, the Native American name it acquired in 1903 is Oquaga.

Binary Code discovered on Oquaga Lake

Open Mind in my Book of Poetry-Oquaga Spirit Speaks

Open Mind in my Book of Poetry-The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. Who or what is the Oquaga Spirit? She is an essence that dwells around Oquaga Lake. I believe the spirit is that of an American Indian. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe.  Lenape kinship system has matrilineal clans. Children belong to their mother’s clan. From the mother’s clan, children gained social status and identity.

I (David) was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga lake House. My employment covered a span of about 25 years.  In the mornings I’d stroll and the spirit would be afloat.  “So much she needed an ear, she ignored my tranquility.” Some years we did not go to the lake. That was primarily when our children were in school. Over the decades the spirit changed her mode of communication. She primarily used two forms of poetry. Also, she instructed me on the hidden codes in number squares. I have been sharing her wisdom through this website.

 Benjamin West‘s painting (in 1771) of William Penn‘s 1682 treaty with the Lenape

Rustle, Rustle, Rustle Goes the Wind – Mentions an Open Mind

Quote from the Spirit’s Poem, Rustle, Rustle, Rustle Goes the Wind:

Open the windows of you mind
To let the summer breezes through.
Then the scented summer wind
Will swoosh by to renew you.

  1. In the 1980’s she preferred iambic pentameter in quatrains.
  2. During the 1990’s she spoke in rhyming, triple meter. She also communicated her poetry in quatrains Here’s how quatrains are beneficial: . Quatrains of poetry invoke Jupiterian influences. Jupiter is the thinking-person’s planet. It is the guardian of the abstract mind. This planet rules higher learning. It bestows a yen for exploring ideas. This is both intellectually and spiritually. Number squares were once the guiding light of lost Golden Age. Also of key importance importance was the simplest number square. Ironically, it is also the most complex. It actually hides infinity. Check out my internal link below. You don’t even need an open mind for this blog. The math speaks for itself.

    Tenfold is on a Tiny Number Square That Grows to Infinity – DSO Works

  3. Quatrains, in sets of four, invoke the 4 x 4 number square. Musical phrases also come in sets of 4 bars. They are called antecedent and consequent phrases. This same number square hides the pattern of the Fibonacci series. I believe we will enter a new Golden Age of Peace and Plenty. The wisdom of the American Indians can lead the way.

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Below is an internal link to  a poem entitled “Future Fog”.

 

Trust was spoken of by a spirit on this lake
A Golden Sunrise on Oquaga Lake. Home of the Oquaga Spirit.

Future Telling as per the Oquaga Spirit – DSO Works

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.