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

Staying Young: The Oquaga Spirit’s Advice

Staying Young: The Oquaga Spirit’s Advice. This spirit dwells around Oquaga Lake. Over 15 years it has communicated its wisdom to me. Her knowledge of Neolithic culture with its  priestly use of number squares is in the process of being posted on a new website. It is called Currently it is under construction.  I, David, and Sharon with our creation of musicals, chamber music, opera, and works for symphonic orchestras and concert bands will stay on  It all takes time- so please be patient. “Rome wasn’t built in a day” applies in this case. It is an adage attesting to the need for time to create great things. It is the usual English translation of a medieval French phrase, «Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour», from the collection Li Proverbe au Vilain (published around 1190; reprinted here). The modern French form is «Rome ne s’est pas faite en un jour.»

The Oquaga Spirit Speaks About Staying Young in Her Poem, Never, Never Sit Still

Staying Young on Oquaga Lake According to the Oquaga Spirit.
The Beauty of Oquaga Lake as Viewed  from Scott’s Oquaga Lake House.

Never, Never Sit Still

Be like the wind to renew
Circulate and blow through.
Keeping in motion is youth’s potion.
Never, never sit still.

Air that sits in mass
Stifles and doesn’t pass.
It grows stale and makes one pale.
Never, never sit still.

The swamp decays
On stillborn days.
The stagnant calls for storm.

Keep the heart pumping!
Keep the mind thinking!
Never, never sit still!

For me, the Oquaga Spirit is very real. Everyone who goes to the lake can feel a special spiritual presence. This spirit chooses different ways to communicate with everyone. To most, she “radiates reassuring peace and sensations most sublime.” A few have tried to cross her. An example was a certain night watchman. He made quite a pest of himself. One evening he tumbled down a flight of stairs in Green Gables. He left a heel make over the bannister all the way down. It is still visible. The watchman literally crashed a party that was being held by a dance troup. He quit his job shortly afterwards, never to come back to Oquaga Lake.  Keep checking for more stories about the spirit. Also soon, start to check out A few posts are up.



Ancient Irish Order Reveals Lost World Harmony.

Irish Mile and Landscape Come Together

Irish Mile and Landscape Come Together. First, let’s define terms.

  • What is an Irish mile? An Irish mile measures 6,720 feet. This is listed in Ancient Metrology by John Michell.
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  • Where does the 6.720 foot Irish mile stem from? At one time this was common knowledge. I redicovered it on Oquaga Lake thanks to a spirit that dwells on and around the lake (picture below). She also dictated an entire book of poetry, It is called The Oquaga Spirit Speaks, available on For this blog I copy an excerpt from my last blog about the Welsh mile.
    The Welsch Mile Comes From the Same Magic Square as the Chineese Lo Shu
    In a former unified world view, the 3 x 3 number square also gave rise to the Welsh mile.
     This is also a modern representation of the Lo Shu square as a magic square.

    First, a quick review of the Welsh mile: Numbers of this square were typically divided into two sections. They were the corner of 4 numbers and the left over gnomon of 5 numbers. Different civilizations used different corners and gnomons. For the Welsh mile, remove the 4 number corner of 9,2,5 and 7. Then multiply the left over  gnomon as 4 x 3 x 9 x 1 x 6  = 576. . For the tenfold number of 5760, a synthetic zero was added. I must first ask my reader to note, the square has no number 10. It consists only of the first nine digits. This is because 10  was a synthetic number: Any two of the opposite digits on the 3 x 3 square total 10. These include 4 + 6;  3 + 7;  2 + 8; and  9 + 1. Zero was not considered to be a freely existing number for that reason.This number as the Welsh mile was given measure by the English 12 inch foot.  My source for the Welsh mile is Ancient Metrology by John Michell.


    Look to the same number square pictured above. We will just take different corner and gnomon. For the Irish mile, multiply the gnomon numbers 2 x 7 x 6 x 1 8 = 672. Again, like the Welsh mile, we add the synthetic zero.  The coindicence of this gnomon/corner division goes even deeper for Ireland. The due East-West line through the center of Ireland neatly fits into the overall landscape of a pentagon . This is pictured in the book: Twelve Tribe Nations and the Science of Enchanting the Landscape. It is written by John Michell and Christone Rhone. Now once more  back to our universally used Neolithic number square. Multiply the four corner numbers as 4 x 9 x 3 x 5 = 540. That states the number of degrees in a pentagon. Thus the following comes out of this particular gnomic/corner division: Not only the length of the Irish mile; but the shape of the pentagon employed that this mile measured.

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    The pentagonal scheme of Ireland in on page 53 of this book.

    I believe these re-discoveries will reinstitute a new vision for peace and harmony based on this common source for our sciences and arts. May the Oquaga Spirit be with you!

    'Not even rain will stop these diehard fishermen'
    Fishing for the truth on Oquaga Lake. It is the home of the Oquaga Spirit. Here  she enlightened me on the 3 x 3 number square. I know her to be from the Lennie Lenape tribe of Indians









Sing to the Lord all the Earth ref. Johannes Kepler

Sing to the Lord all the Earth ref. Johannes Kepler. First of all, most of us have an idea about the Lord. Who was Kepler? Johannes Kepler, (born December 27, 1571, Weil der Stadt, Württemberg [Germany]—died November 15, 1630, Regensburg) German astronomer who discovered three major laws of planetary motion,   The ones were will consider in are: Laws 2: The time necessary to traverse any arc of a planetary orbit is proportional to the area of the sector between the central body and that arc. It is known as the “area law.”  Law 3: there is an exact relationship between the squares of the planets’ periodic times and the cubes of the radii of their orbits (the “harmonic law”). Harmonic? Does the Earth have song? Do we need a new song? The Psalms continually refer to a “new song.” If we do, what exactly is wrong with the old one?

Sing? What exactly is the Earth's song?
Sing unto the Lord a New Song. Kepler posted a musical motif for each planet. They are based on their various orbital speeds. These are relative to each other. In this regard they have ratios like musical tones.

Psalm 33:1-22   Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song;

Psalm 96:1 Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth!

For the Earth’s musical motif as per Kepler, we have “Mi, Fa, Mi”. He stated this stood for “Misery, Famine and more Misery.” In this regard, the psalms are what we need.  They can eliminate this condition. It would be a worthwhile undertaking to sing this new song. Enough negativity. Read the psalms and join the happy chorus in the featured picture! Best of the holidays from
Isaiah 42:10 – Sing unto the LORD a new song, [and] his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

The Bayon Temple uses an ancient Masonic Code

Bayon Temple in Cambodia Uses the 3 x 3 number square

Bayon. Temple in Cambodia Uses the 3 x 3 number square. A unified vision can lead to world peace. At one time the 3 x 3 number square provided that vision. Worldwide, holy structures were conceived by its obvious and hidden number codes. We need a new re-dedication to peace. Recognition of this code and how it was used can provide that.

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The Bayon is in sotheast Asia. It is located in city of  Angkor Thom in Cambodia. The Bayon outlines a square. The overall foundation is based on  a square of 487.5 feet on each side and the diagonal of the square of 689.43 feet.  The sum two sides of a square and its closing diagonal   duplicate a hidden code on the 3 x 3 number square. The Bayon Temple was built approximately 1200 AD. If you have been reading these blogs, The 1st and 2nd Hebrew temples were built by the same code. However, use of this code predates not only the Hebrew nation, but even the Summerians.

The Bayon was concieved by a Masonic code.


Here is one of its infinite secrets. Yes, this is the simplest of number squares. Yet, it mathematics holds infinity. Take the numbers three at a time as follows: -492 + 357 + 816 = 1665. Reverse the numbers: 294 + 753 + 618 = 1665. Now, let’s add the dimensions I just gave above. We have The length of 487.5 feet + 487.5 feet + their diagonal of  689.43 feet = 1664.43 feet. . Given the date of construction,the correspondence extremely close to  the square of three’s number of 1665.  As for the 12 inch foot, the standard unit of weight in Babylon, Greece and Egypt was the cubic inch of gold. Examples are in the British Museum. A cube has 12 edges. 12 x 1 inch = 0ne foot. Ancients looked and saw inter-relatedness. Today, too many look only at differences. Let’s go back to peace. Its as simple as tick-tack-toe. Many more blogs are upcoming on about the world’s holy sites in this unifying manner.


Plus one factor is prominent

Precision Numbers the Letters of the 1st 5 Books of the Bible

Precision Numbers the Letters of the 1st 5 Books of the Bible. They include the 27 letters listed below. We have a tally for each letter. The collective total is also given as 304,805 letters. The letters of the 1st 5 books, (called Torah in Hebrew) also doubled as numbers. The system was based on numbers 1 to 9. The Hebrew letters actually doubled as numbers. There was no separate system of letters and numbers like in, for example, English. This ancient double representation is called by a Greek name, “gematria”. Of course, higher digits were derived from combing these nine numbers. Thus, 27 letters + 9 numbers = 36 total symbols.  In effect, God used these 27  letters and the 9 digits (totals 36) as a templet to stamp out the other 304,805. The total becomes 304,805 + 36 = 304,841.  Once we know this, the formula appears:



Precision is the Key for a Torah Scribe in Copying these 5 Books of Moses for a new Torah
Precision means every letter, word, sentence… must be written without any mistake. One mistake nulls the whole process.

Sefer Torah at old Glockengasse Synagogue, Cologne.

A Sefer Torah (Hebrew: ספר תורה; plural: ספרי תורה Sifrei Torah ; “Book(s) of Torah” or “Torah scroll(s)”) is a handwritten copy of the Torah, the holiest book in Judaism.

Why is precision so important?

I have been blogging about the 3 x 3 number square and its hidden number codes. Those who haven’t read them are at a disadvantage. Sorry. They are all available for free on Just press “all posts”. This number square’s essence is: It is the smallest number square. Yet, it grows to infinity. This happens by multiples of ten. Ten totals any opposite pair of 2 numbers of the square of the featured picture above.  Now for the math:

  • Any opposite numbers two at the time total 110. For example 43 + 67 = 110. Any row that crosses the center is its own compliment as: 95 +15 = 110
  • 110 can be pulled out of this square in 16 ways. 16 x 110 = 1760. How was 1760 used in antiquity? The perimeter around the Great Pyramid of Egypt is 1760 0f shorter Egyptian cubits of 1.71818…feet. Another way, 1760 numbers the “English” yards in a mile of 5,280 feet.

So where is the 304,805 letters of the Torah + the 36 letters and numbers used as the templet (total 304,841)?   The key to this question belongs to all mankind. The design below is used by all religions. The picture below illustrates one application from one religion:  Christian legends have claimed that the Glastonbury Abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea in the 1st century.The length of the vessel of the well cover (enclosed section by the overlapping circles.) is longer than the width by the square root of 3. 

The vesica piscis design covering the well at the Glastoncury Abbey

Take 176,000 ( which is 1,760 x 10 x 10) from 3 x 3 number square.  Multiply it by the square root of 3= 304,841.  We have the total letters including the templet of 36 that forms the Torah. The number gives rise to the formula and design that frames the first 5 books of the Bible in Hebrew.

Commemeration concert

Megaconcert given by violinist Rubinoff for 225,000 people

Megaconcert given by violinist Rubinoff for 225,00 people. I worked with this classical/popular violinist for abut 20 years.  He holds the world’s record for attendance at a concert. I was his arranger and accompanist. He told me his secret on how he built this large audience. The year was 1937. To get acquainted with him, view this youtube video. This wonderful treat was just posted by conductor Joseph Rubin. Click on the picture to be transported to a world of fun and beauty. This kind and thoughtful man has been encouraging me to share more Rubinoff stories. Rubinoff’s  piece, Fiddlin’ the Fiddle was published by Irving Belin. It sold a million copies almost immediately. Click on the picture below to hear Rubinoff play his nationwide best seller. Then, to hear him play 50 years later with myself at the piano , visit Click on the thumbnail, “Lost Concert Found.” It was videoed during a thunderstorm in the Catskill Mountains at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House.  At age 86 he still had the magic.

A year after Rubninoff's megaconcert his name is magic everywhere in the country he loves, America.
Enjoy Rubinoff’s Fiddlin’ the Fiddle. He and I also played it in New York-see It is on a front page thumbnail.


An priceless medallion was given to Rubinoff  by Jimmy Petrillo, the “czar” of the Chicago Federation of Musicians. It holds an 18kt gold violin. It is encrusted with diamonds and rubies. On the back is the insciption:

“Presented to Rubinoff and His Violin
The Chicago Federation of Musicians
For services rendered at Grant Park
Chicago. August 3, 1937,
Attendance 225,000”

Rubinoff, about his megaconcert would add: “They turned away 25,000 at the door.” Here is today’s Rubinoff story. In a future blog I will write about his most unique marketing stategy. Back to Florida: We gave a concert for the junior orchestra at Venice Middle School. Dave always wanted children to have enrichment through music. We did our concert gratis.


Rubinoff had an alligator skin. For years he wanted to make it into a cover for his violin case. No one in the U.S. could or would touch the project. At that time alligator hunting was illegal. Then he got an idea: He sent it to the finest tailor craftman in Germany. Indeed, the alligator skin was made into a masterpiece. What happned at the Venice Concert? The moment Rubinoff and I made our entrance, every child was silent. They all looked with big eyes at the fins on his alligator case. He pulled the Strad out. By the way, the Stradiavrius violin belonged to Czar Nicholas II of Russia. The violin had the offical seal of the Russian empire encrusted in diamonds and rubies on the finger board.  However, the fact that the violin was valued at 2 million dollars meant nothing to the kids. They were totally taken up with the alligator case. Without playing one note on his violin, he won their respect. The conclusion is “kids will be kids”. I think this blog is family friendly. Please feel free to share it. Let Rubinoff  continue to inspire children to become all that they can be. Our email is DSOworks at  Keep checking. Many more “Rubinoff” stories are in the making. -David



Sexagesimal Math comes from the interaction of 5 and 6.

Sexagesimal Mathematics Fuses Yin and Yang by Number

Sexagesimal Mathematics Fuses Yin and Yang by Number. Civilization supposedly began in the 3rd millennium B.C. with the Sumerians. What is not known is this: Their math is an extension of numbers 5 and 6. Five is yin. Six is yang. John Michell, in City of Revelation, page 73- talks about the history of the rose and lily. The 5 petalled rose symbolizes yin. The 6 petalled lily symbolizes yang. This belief held firm through the Middle Ages.


Sexagesimal Mathematics is also based on the Rose and the Lily
Sexagesimal Mathematics and Other Overlooked Concepts are Discussed in this Wonderful Little Book by my favorite author, John Michell.

How We Arrive At the Sexagesimal or the 60

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

A First Appearance by The Oquaga Spirit!

Oquaga Spirit: At last, the poetry book by The Oquaga Spirit Speaks has arrived.  Here is even better news. The price is only $2.99.  See the products page on DSOworks. This spirit dwells around Oquaga Lake. She will make her presence known to any receptive ear. This essence from the Lennie Lenape tribe talked my ear off.  I described her disposition in the poem, “The Oquaga Spirit”:

What a communicator was she
This sprite both blithe and free
So much she needed an ear
She ignored my tranquility.


The book’s 1st printing on this website  includes 99 pages of poetry and pictures.  Most pictures were taken by my family. The cover picture was taken by my daughter. She, like many other brides, loved getting married  at Scott’s, right by the lake.  Scott’s Oquaga lake House has been in business since 1869, It has been continuously owned and honorably run by the same Scott  family. Son-in-law, Gary Holdridge, officiated at our daughter’s wedding. He is a both a captain and justice of the peace.  A wedding on Scott’s Showboat of Song  is “As Good As it Gets.”  What makes this poetry book different from all others, you ask?

  • Every poem was inspired in or around the Catskill Mountains.
  • Most of the poetry was written while hiking in the early morning hours. As penned in the poem, “Get Thee A Walking Stick”:

He (the poet) beats the morning Sun
To catch beams of words.
Sometimes his eyes are blurry
The hour seems absurd.

  • The spirit teaches solid moral values. Even visiting ministers have quoted her lines.   I believe these two quatrains offer one of the reasons David wrote his psalms: To praise God. Here is an excerpt from the poem: Why God Created Man:

As a man needs praise 
For good things he has done;
God also needs to hear
About his stars and Moon and Sun.

Fulfill your reason to be
Ignore not Divine intent
Daily sing his praises
Fulfilling your covenant.

Where else can you add joy, happiness, revive pleasant memories, or celebrate life in a meaning full way for only $2.99?  Heed the words of the Oquaga Spirit. Read, and even memorize, her poems. Each one is a treasure. And yes, I’ve memorized them and practice their recitation, daily.  I would be happy to do live poetry with picture programs. Contact me through for dates, prices and availability. Also. I will be shortly posting a front page thumbnail of me reciting a sample of the poetry.

Fingers of Fog on Oquaga lake
The presence of the Oquaga Spirit on Oquaga Lake. It offers a present day taste of true beauty the way the American Indians once knew it.