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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gardens, courtyards, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 spirit. One of her favorite topics was the ancient use of number squares. A number of my 450 plus blogs cover this topic.
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.
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.
It is the first number square that has four numbers at the center. They are 6,7,10 and 11.
The dimensions of the perimeter are 4 x 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Characteristic Number Hides a Secret Code. Civilization has lost its touch with the past. A lost Golden Age was all about number squares. Two opposite numbers always totaled the same number. Our featured number square will be the 3 x 3. Its characteristic number is 10. Any two opposite numbers total 10. These include 9 + 1; 4 + 6; 3 + 7; and 2 + 8. First, where did I first learn about number squares? From the writings of British author, John Michell. Many of my blog are about the 3 x 3 number square. Below is an internal link to one of them. I However, I was able to take John Michell’s work a step further. This is because of an American Indian spirit guide from the Lennie Lenape. It all happened on Oquaga Lake (See picture below).
View the square 2 numbers at the time by opposites. Whereas two numbers that cross the center are paired in the same row. Their sum is always 110. Thus, 49 + 61 = 110. Or, 35 + 75 = 110. The 110 can be pulled out of the square in 16 ways. Thus, 16 X 110 = 1,760. The center then becomes 55. It is surrounded by 440
Characteristic Number Square List of Antiquity
The 3 x 3 is 10.
The 4 x 4 equals 17.
The 5 x 5 totals 26
The 6 x 6 is 37.
The 7 x 7 is 50.
The 8 x 8 is 65
The 9 x 9 is 82.
So where is the hidden number code? Take the prime characteristic number of the 3 x 3 number square. Its sum is 10 as described. Next, total the numbers from 1 to 10. They equal 55. You have just seen how the center of the 3 x 3 number square becomes 55 when viewed two numbers at the time. Today many scoff at this. The ancients of a lost Golden Age accepted it. My Indian spirit guide also offered a book of poetry, filled with her wisdom.
Trust Among Nations as Per the Oquaga Spirit. As usual, defining terms comes first. What is trust?
a: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
b: one in which confidence is placed
Next, who or what is the Oquaga Spirit? She is an essence that dwells around Oquaga Lake. I believe it is an American Indian spirit. 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 tranquillity.” 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:
In the 1980’s she preferred iambic pentameter. This was communicated in quatrains.
During the 1990’s she spoke in rhyming, triple meter. She also communicated poetry in quatrains. Why quatrains? They bring about a beneficial effect. 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 upon us a yen for exploring ideas. This is both intellectually and spiritually. Explanations of Jupiterian influences through a specific number square are on DSOworks.com
Below is an excerpt from a poem in iambic, written during the 1980’s.
The spirit loved peaceful co-existence. Also, many poems were about beauty in nature. She was of the Lennie Lenape tribe. This tribe was ruled by the women. The Lenape have a matrilineal clan system and historically were matrilocal.
Trust Among Nations
Mutual exchange among nations promotes peace.
When states have closed doors, mistrust develops.
People then image what horrors locked entries must hide.
Not realizing that inhabitants worldwide live similarly.
Though official doctrines of lands may differ,
Everyone eats, sleeps, drinks and works.
Nations tap their feet to the same rhythms.
They view sunrise and sunset with equal awe.
All over, people want to be liked and loved
As recorded in the songs and novels of writers.
Everywhere, people seek to understand mysteries of life.
In so doing they turn to religion or philosophy…
However, current theories of leading physicists see reality as a connection or continuum of space-time. Thus, as the present is visible, so are the past and the future. I was fortunate enough to spend 15 summer seasons on Oquaga Lake. My official title was “the house pianist” at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. One of my duties was playing the piano on “Scott’s Showboat of Song.” It daily circled Oquaga Lake at 4:30 pm. Once in a while we did a nighttime cruise. Everyone was happy and joyful. Most sensed a spiritual presence on the lake. For me, it spoke in poetry as a hiked around the lake in the early morning hours. Below is one of the spirit’s poems. It is entitled “Future Fog.” An illustrated book of her poetry is called: The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.” It is available as a product on DSOworks.com
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Future Telling in the Poem “Future Fog” in the Oquaga Spirit Speaks
We see the future in a fog But though we cannot see through,
And know not what it brings. We still may smell and hear.
It’s milky, dense and thick By keeping all senses sharp
And hides most everything. We see ahead the year.
We do not know tomorrow, For sound penetrates the fog.
If it bring joy or sorrow And smell drifts through the haze.
Or if it just be plain By keeping all senses sharp,
Like slow and steady rain. We see ahead the days.
We know not how things shape up
Until the fog has lifted.
But then the future is the present,
As the sands of time have shifted.
Seasonal Migration as per the Oquaga Spirit. Many spring fed lakes have spiritual presence. Oquaga Lake has quite a strong and active spirit. I was fortunate. The spiritual “Lady of the Lake” befriended me. My family and I spent some 15 summer seasons on the lake. I was the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. Here is an incredible parallel: Just as the movie The Last Samurai featured an historian/photgrapher, we had one on Oquaga Lake. His name was John Margolies. Here is some of his background.
From sea to shining sea, John Margolies knew, there was much that cried to be photographed. There was the Long Island poultry store in the shape of a vast white duck. The gaping alligator’s mouth through which visitors entered a Kissimmee, Fla. zoo. The 65-foot-long muskie in Bena, Minn., that housed the Big Fish Supper Club. The Donut Hole, a doughnut shop in the form of — what else? — in La Puente, Calif.
Our enitre family spent many summers with John on Oquaga Lake. We all loved every minute. Never a dull moment on magnificent spring fed lake. I (David) wrote poetry galore thanks to the spirit.
Seasonal Migration as per the Oquaga Spirit
Enjoy a moment of nostalgia with the spirit’s poem entitled “We’ll Talk a Little More.” I sensed that she was a female Indian spirit. She was from the Lennie Lenape. The entire collection is available on DSOworks.com. Daily, I recite and keep the poetry memorized; and the spirit alive. Poetry presentations are in my job description.
The summer fun is done
Like burnt wood in a flame:
Only glowing embers
And memories to place in a frame.
But oh, how those embers
Are full of reverie,
I see in them the summer
And I’m sure the summer sees me.
And many a fire will burn
In crackling fireplace,
Until the folks return
Once more to their special place.
The ground is flooded with leaves.
Daily the temperature dips.
Our boxes and bags are packed.
We’re readied for southern trip.
I bid you spirit, adieux
At least for ninety-four.
Next year when I return,
We’ll talk a little more.
Baby Song Lyrics are Literally Everywhere. I am writing this blog to
Describe how this word is now an anachronism. It is outdated.
Show how this word has prevailed in popular culture.
Show that this catch all word should be replaced a more appropriate word.
List a number of songs that communicate the frequent use of this overworked and tired word.
Place a little humor into a blog.
First, We Turn to The Producers to Look at Baby Song Lyrics
Following the flop of theatre musical Funny Boy (based on William Shakespeare‘s Hamlet) (“Opening Night”), the show’s washed-up producer, Max Bialystock, hires the neurotic Leo Bloom as his accountant. While studying Max’s books, Leo notes that a flop is expected to lose money. The IRS won’t investigate the finances of failed productions. Leo jests by selling an excess of shares and embezzling the funds, a flop could generate up to $2 million. Max asks for Leo’s help with the scheme. Searching for the worst play written, the duo finds Springtime for Hitler, a musical written by an ex-Nazi named Franz Liebkind. Max and Leo acquire Franz’s rights to the musical, They adapt it to their own vision of the play. They do their best to make it a flop. They use the worst lyrics. The show is in bad taste. Then they hire what could be considered a joke of a singer-actor for the lead. He constantly says or sings the word, “baby”. This word is obviously not in keeping with the playwright’s intentions. Its use upsets Franz Liebkind to no end. He angrily states:
Franz Liebkind: Baby! Baby!… Why does he say this “baby”? The Führer has never said “baby”. I did not write, “baby”. What is it with this, “baby”?
A Short Sample List of Baby Song Lyrics and Titles
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care – Elvis Presley.
(You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka.
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears.
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey.
American Baby – Dave Matthews Band.
Angel Baby – Rosie & the Originals.
Angie Baby – Helen Reddy.
Anybody Seen My Baby? –
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Finally, why do I think that Baby Song Lyrics are inappropriate for today? A baby is totally dependent. Babies need love, attention and oversight. We live in a day and age where both women and men want to be respected and independent. A new woman’s movement is afoot. In this context, calling anyone, man or woman baby is at best, belittling. What are your thoughts on baby song lyrics?