Credit for photography: Digital Imaging Project of Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton College;
Stonehenge was built by musical tones in terms of the numbers found in the vibrations per second of an old musical scale. This the personal theory of David Ohrenstein (myself). The numbers are derived from what is now called the Greek diatonic scale. Stonehenge translates the numbers of this scale, in terms of vibrations per second, into numbers of measure that were also used by former civilizations from around the globe.
THE UNITY OF MUSIC AND GEOMETRY
There once was a blueprint that unified music with simple geometry. I discovered the plan while playing the piano in the summer of 1993 for the Scott family at Scotts Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, New York. Years after, I discovered that the blueprint is preserved by a system of numbers called gematria: Letters used to double as numbers. Therefore each letter, word, phrase or sentence had a numerical value. That is the essence of gematria.
352 the Diatonic musical tone “F”
Here is the modus operandi of how Stonehenge was built by musical tones: The diatonic tone “F” (as per Issac Asimov in On Physics and Guy Murchie in The Music of the Spheres) vibrated 352 times per second. This strongly ties into Judaism. The most important Judaic prayer is the Shema Yisroel ,which declares the Oneness of the Creator. The two words (Deuteronomy 6:3) right before this six word declaration (Deuteronomy 6:4) translate to “milk and honey” with gematria of 352. The meaning is simple: from milk and honey, which represent being loving, nurturing and caring, we achieve oneness or unity with the Creator. Now, take 352 as the diameter of a circle. Its circumference in whole numbers is 1106. When the 6 word declaration of the Shema Yisroel is spelled with the double “yud” for the Holy Name- as it is in the prayer books- the gematria of this phrase is also 1106. The message is: Milk and honey places us at one with our Creator.
ARCHITECTURE AS “FROZEN MUSIC”
The diatonic tone “F” (352) is also found at Stonehenge as the average distance between the pillars (above picture) is 3.52 feet. The average of width of these same stones, facing the center, is double that- 7.04 feet. Musically, when a number is doubled, it sounds one octave higher. The average length of the lintels on top of the pillars is triple 3.52 or- 10.56 feet. Stonehenge is but one example.Other diatonic tones can be found not only at Stonehenge; but at sites of all cultures and creeds.
Here’s another example of how Stonehenge was built by musical tones:The diatonic tone “C” (264 vibrations per second) is also at Stonehenge and is expressed as the measure of a distance. John Michell illustrates how the distance from the center of the station rectangle to the heel stone is 264 feet. The station rectangle is made by the paths of the orbits of the Sun and Moon. It marks where their paths intersect at right angles. The same number, 264, is prominent in Judaism. The Hebrew word for the Passover ritual is Seder; which means order. The number behind the same musical tone (C) that marked the order of the paths of the Sun and Moon at Stonehenge, also denotes the order of the ritual at Passover.
LIFE, LOVE AND MUSIC
Measures expressed here are not an anachronism. John Michell, in The View Over Atlantis, writes about how the British 12 inch foot existed in the past. Samples of the cubic inch of gold for weight comparison are found at the British Museum. They are from ancient Egypt, Babylon and Greece. I think it would be fitting for there be a new re-dedication to the kindness, love and nurturing that are expressed by the words of milk and honey in Deuteronomy 6:3. To begin the work, which is substantial, we should dedicate ourselves to renovating sites that were once built by measures derived from tones of the diatonic scale. The rebuilding would offer all mankind a unified and hopeful vision of peace and co-operation; and lead us to the path of a new Golden Age of peace and plenty.