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.

rose and lily Archives – DSO Works

 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.

 

amphitheatre is located on this lake

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.

outstanding number ten has a place all its own

Outstanding Number Ten is in the Next Dimension

Outstanding Number Ten is in the Next Dimension. The Italian mathematician Fibonacci (c. 1170–1250) is credited with introducing the decimal system to Europe He used the term zephyrum. This became zefiro in Italian. It was then contracted to zero in Venetian. The Italian word zefiro was already in existence (meaning “west wind” from Latin and Greek zephyrus). It may have influenced the spelling when transcribing Arabic ṣifr.[9]

Why did it take zero so long to become independent? Because for 1000’s of years civilization was based on a prime 3 x 3 number square. Notice no zero exists in the square. It is simply the numbers one to nine. They are arranged so that any row of three totals 15. Also, any two opposite numbers total ten. Ten is a synthetic number on this square. Also, if you read my other blogs on DSOworks.com, you can see other possibilities for this square of numbers.  The square given below was the preferred setting of antiquity.

Two ancient reads from one diagram.

Outstanding Number Ten on the Tree of Life

Outstanding number ten
Maximum separation between (1) yang and yin (10) on the Tree of Life.
 Here is a depiction of the Tree of Life. The 10 emanations are represented by circles. The 22 paths are the lines. Notice, emanations one and ten are separated by the maximum possible distance. They represent yin (10)  and yang (1) at odds with each other. Likewise, on the 3 x 3 square ten must be constructed by the effort of arithmetic. Ten represents a challenge to arrive at, either way. The best way to acquire at knowledge of 10 is through the wisdom  and rhyme of the Oquaga Spirit. I she is a female from the Lennie Lenape.
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                                                              But yet, two Heavenly orbs
Were in the morning sky:
For as the Sun was saying hello,
The Moon was saying good-bye.
In size they were like twins.
One orb could cover the other
But still these heavenly bodies
In daylight each other did not smother.
What to be made of this?
Its a sign of things to come:
When yin and yang stand equal
At peace and equilibrium.
Finally, to enjoy more of her poetry, here is a 14 minute sample from the products page on DSOworks.com. I have memorized the entire book and am available for poetic recitations.
Oquaga Spirit Speaks

 

Wind chimes on Oquaga Lake

Wind Chimes as Described by the Oquaga Spirit

Wind Chimes as Described by the Oquaga Spirit.  They are thought to be good luck in parts of Asia. They are used in Feng Shui.  In antiquity, Roman chimes were usually made of bronze. They were called tintinnabulum.  Often they were hung in gardenscourtyards, and porticoes.  There,  wind movement could  freely cause them to tinkle.  Such bells were believed to ward off malevolent spirits.

 

A multitude of chimes are found around Oquaga Lake. At Scott’s, Patty Holdridge placed a wonderful set on the bottom patio of the Playhouse. It is located in front of the gift shop on the 1st level. They are on the extreme left side. The chimes are not visible on this picture of the Playhouse. Here is where much of the “fun” happens. Over the years, these chimes have become part of the life on the lake. The lake acts as a megaphone. Oquaga lake is so live that it is difficult to carry on a  private conversation. You’ll see a lot of whispering by those who know this. Those who do not, look out! Speak nice things only. I think that is a good idea, regardless.
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The water on the lake vibrates to the harmonious tones of chimes in the wind.

The Oquaga Spirit Loves Wind Chimes

I am writing this blog because of the Oquaga Spirit. The lake has a very active spirit. I believe it to be a female from the Lennie Lenape tribe. They once lived around the lake. The tribe was also matriarchal. This spirit made its presence known in my life quite strongly. Over many years, I was the piano player at Scott’s. My life was given an incredible thrust because of this spirit. She explained how the ancients used the 7 traditional number squares. Many of my blogs are due to her. She also dictated several books of poetry.

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 One of the books is in the picture to the right.

Cricket as Recorded by the Oquaga Spirit – DSO Works

Click on the internal link given above to see me reciting some of the poetry on youtube. 

Here are a couple of poems with the verses given that include wind chimes:

Ode to Oquaga
The wind carries the sound
Of chimes not Far away.
So harmonious are its tones,
It must be the Deity at play.

I feel a Drop of Rain

As I complete the returning trip
A monarch butterfly I see.
Wind chimes are intones nearby
As I finish this poetry.

I think that the spirit brings joy and happiness. These are the best things we can have; and they are free.

Cricket is not neglected by the Oquaga Spirit

Cricket as Recorded by the Oquaga Spirit

Cricket as Recorded by the Oquaga Spirit. Crickets, of the family Gryllidae, are insects related to bush crickets.  They are also related, more distantly, to grasshoppers. The cricket was regarded by the Chinese as a 3-fold symbol. It represented life, death and resurrection. Its presence by the hearth was considered as a lucky charm. It was also thought of in this regard by Mediterranean civilizations.

Who is not acquainted with the sometimes overwhelming sound of crickets? Those who are keeping up with these blogs know my affinity for an Oquaga Spirit. She is a female Indian spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. The spirit dwells around Oquaga Lake where my family spent many summers. I was the “house piano player” for the Scott family. In her poems, she frequently referred to crickets.

Many a cricket was heard around Oquaga Lake
A symphony of crickets often filled the air at certain times during the day and night on Oquaga Lake.

The Poetic Appearance of the Cricket

Below is  an internal link with me reciting some of the spirit’s poetry. My book, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, is available as a product on DSOworks.com. In the future, I hope to tour as a poet reciting the magnificent rhyme of the Oquaga Spirit. In the meanwhile I hope you enjoy some of her verses about crickets. With their spoken recitation comes happiness and  peace of mind. I recite poems from the book several times daily.

  1. Quoted from “Early in August“.

Tree laden with seed pods,
Noisy pulsating crickets;
Speedboats circling the lake,
Freshly painted pickets.

 2. An entire poem is entitled “The Crickets“. Here’s one quatrain.
The crickets give voice
To the pulse of the field.
The power of the day
In chirping they wield.
3. The third poem I will quote is entitled “Change“.
The tallish stalks of grass
Have turned to tannish-brown;
Hiding chirping crickets
That make so loud a sound.
 
Look for future blogs of the  wisdom from this American Indian spiritOne of her favorite topics was the ancient use of number squares. A number of my 450 plus blogs cover this topic.
The cricket one of the favorite subjects of the spirit that dwells around this lake.
I was introduced to the poetic theme of crickets on this pristine, spring fed lake located in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
Ireland preserves ancient number square tradition

Ireland Preserves A Jupiterian Number Square Tradition

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

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

Four-Leaf Clover is Lucky- Here’s Why

Ireland Preserves Number Square Tradition

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

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

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

Black Elk of the Sioux

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

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Oquaga Lake, home of the Oquaga Spirit

Oquaga Spirit Speaks

Dome philosophy is worth the study

Dome Philosophy as Opposed to Angular Philosophy

Dome Philosophy as Opposed to Angular Philosophy. A dome has curved and fluid lines. One’s environment influences thinking. Therefore, interaction with the dome  makes for fluid, flexible thoughts. For the geodesic dome we are indebted to R.B. Fuller.

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (/ˈfʊlər/; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an American architectsystems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. He published more than 30 books. In them he coined or popularized terms such as “Spaceship Earth“, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome.

Buckminster Fuller would often ask architects, “How much does your building weigh?” They never knew. He believes that every pound should have a defined and necessary function. Fuller’s domes were triangulated. They had maximum strength for minimum weight.

Dome Philosophy as per the Oquaga Spirit

It is no secret that space-time is a curved continuum.  Thus, the shape of the dome is in keeping with curved space.

Dome philosophy sample of triangulation on Fuller's domes
Maximum strength from minimum weight comes from Fuller’s use of triangulation to construct domes.

I wrote a book of poetry while living around Oquaga Lake. I felt the presence of a spirit there. See picture below. Aptly, I named it the “Oquaga Spirit”. I sensed the spirit was a female from the Lennie Lenape. It is a product on DSOworks.com. You can freely sample me reciting some of the poetry on this inner link. If you are interested, you can also purchase the book.

Oquaga Spirit Speaks – Book of Poetry by David … – DSO Works

Dome Philosophy as per the Oquaga Spirit

 

 

 

Dome philosophy is attended to by a spirit on Oquaga Lake.
Beautiful Oquaga Lake, home of the Oquaga Spirit and of lots of fun.

This spirit dictated a poem to me entitled: Like a Ballerina. She used triple meter for almost the entire book. She also talks about how space-time is a curved continuum. This parallels Fuller’s  use of triangles with the dome shape. Orchestral conductors often conduct triple meter in circular fashion. In the poetry book she offers the following admonition and advice. This is excerpted from her poem, “Like a Ballerina”.

“Man likes duple meters.
His triple meters wane.
Return ye to the waltzes of Vienna,
And the vibrant boleros of Spain.

What we have here is the musical wave of both the past and future. As a pianist, I’m sure to play a good share of music in 3/4 time on my jobs.