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

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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


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.

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.
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.



Future Telling by a poetic spirit on Oquaga Lake

Future Telling as per the Oquaga Spirit

Future Telling as per the Oquaga Spirit. Common methods used for fortune telling in Europe and the Americas include astromancyhorary astrologypendulum reading, spirit board reading, tasseography (reading tea leaves in a cup), cartomancy (fortune telling with cards), tarot readingcrystallomancy (reading of a crystal sphere), and chiromancy (palmistry, reading of the palms). The last three have traditional associations in the popular mind with the Roma and Sinti people (often called “gypsies”).

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

Future Telling and the Oquaga Spirit
Spiritual presence radiates forth from this mountain top, spring fed lake. Its beauty is almost incredible.

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.
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The future is hidden by “fog.” So are two birds in this masterful picture.
Catskill Resort Celebration

Magic Square Summary as Given by The Oquaga Spirit

Magic Square Summary  offered by a spirit that dwells around Oquaga Lake. There was once a golden age. Knowledge of the  3 x 3 number square held it in place. Men lived their lives by the balanced numerical codes it contains. A female American Indian spirit enlightened me about this code. She was of the Lennie Lenape. Hesiod alludes to this age. His writings were almost 3000 years earlier. The Works and Days (Ancient GreekἜργα καὶ ἩμέραιErga kai Hēmerai)[a] is a didactic poem of some 800 lines written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BCE. The Works and Days is perhaps best known for its two mythological aetiologies for the toil and pain that define the human condition: It contains he story of Prometheus and Pandora.  It also describes the Myth of Five Ages. They were: the Golden AgeSilver Age, Bronze Age, Heroic Age, and the present age, that of Iron. The golden race lived in the time of Cronus.   It was an age of plenty and peace. The earth provided for all. Rivalries were unknown.

Magic Square Summary what I learned on Oquaga Lake
“Lights on porch and dock and hotel waterside glitter around the shore. Markers do they provide”. Quoted from The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.”

Magic Square Summary Was Dictated on Oquaga Lake by a Spirit Guide


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The above picture is of Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. It is perched in the Catskill Mountains. Almost anyone who visits either senses or actually communes with this spirit. The spirit talked ceaselessly to me. I was lucky. Many of the blogs on DSOworks.com are because of her. Here is some of her wisdom. In your spare time, please read  the blogs in full. Just click on all posts. It’s that easy. 

“The source of truth is the square of three. By straight read, three codes appear. They hold a cosmic code. The central five also becomes 55 and 555. When compared to a star or atom, man is in the middle.  Speaking in relative sizes, man becomes the 55. An atom becomes the 5. A star becomes the 555. ” The code also offers “infinity” on a golden platter. These codes spin and twirl numbers in a set and balanced way.


Number square summary came at Oquaga Lake.
For me, enlightenment happened by the wisdom of an American Indian spirit. It was about this number square.
Sleep therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit

Sleep Therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit

Sleep Therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit. I have been so fortunate. My family and I spent at least 15 beautiful summers on Oquaga Lake. The entire family got to go with me. I was employed as the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. As a result I have added another profession: That of a working poet. Scott’s is located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York state. There, I met the presence of a spirit. I call it the Oquaga Spirit. “In the mornings I’d stroll and the spirit would be afloat.” The spirit spoke in poetic verse. The verse was mostly in simple quatrains  in triple meter. A square four or angular two has dominated business, music, dance and poetry. Get ready for a soothing new wave of triple meter. As the spirit states: Return ye to the waltzes of Vienna.  Incidentally, I am currently playing the piano at the Sarasota Crab and Fin on St Armand’s Circle.  See events on DSOworks.com.  Come and listen to me outdoors and enjoy beautiful melodies of  Strauss waltzes.

The Oquaga Spirit Speaks – YouTube

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David Ohrenstein reads excerpts from the book “The Oquaga Spirit Speaks,” the voice of nature and the …

 Sleep Therapy Comes with Feeling Good

So What did the Oquaga Spirit Say About Sleep Therapy?

Sleep Therapy as per the Oquaga Spirit
“Lights on porch and dock, and hotel waterside glitter around the shore. Markers do they provide.”

The spirit’s poem is from the “The Morning lake in July”. I sensed the spirit to be a female American Indian from the Lennie Lenope tribe. They, at one time. lived around the lake. Also, be sure to listen to the free youtube video above of me reciting some of this spirit’s wonderful poems.

The morning lake in July
Has no wrinkles or crinkles.
Its flat facade gently flows
Marked only by a few sprinkles.

Just like a youthful lad
Whose skin is smooth and healthy
Without a care and trouble free
As if he were quite wealthy.

But later in the day,
When the winds begin to blow,
And boats are out by the dozens,
It’s then that age will show.

The next morning with the rising Sun,
The lake is once more new.
Just like us, after a good night’s sleep
We dispel the feeling of blue.


Greco-Hebraic Bond Through THis Design

Greco-Hebraic Bond by Number 3168

Greco-Hebraic Bond by Number 3168. This “3168” figure is virtually ubiquitous throughout the ancient world. John Michell discusses 3168 in City of Revelation. Chapter VII is entitled: 3168, the Perimeter of the Temple.  He also discusses how the number ties into measurement. Here is a brief excerpt.

  • 31,680 inches = ½ mile.
  • 31,680 feet = 6 miles
  • 31,680 furlongs (660 feet) = radius of the Earth (3,960 miles).
  • By an ancient science called gematria, the Greeks equated 3168 with “Lord Jesus Christ.” See City of Revelation p.82. This is found in the ancient Greek practice of equating numbers and letters called gematria. Hebrew does the same. So do many ancient languages.
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Greco-Hebraic Bond is Quite Unique

In my featured picture above we have the blueprint and numbers of “the ancient temple plan.” Here we find the Greco-Hebraic bond. This is a source of ancient building. The idea was to draw on the numbers of this blueprint. Whatever units of measure you used didn’t matter. The idea was to draw on the numbers. It could be numbers in shorter Egyptian cubits (1.718 feet) , Palestinian cubits (2.107 feet) , English yards (3 feet) or even megalithic yards (2.72 feet).  Please notice the outer hexagon  numbers 528 on each side. Multiply number 528 by the 6 sides of the hexagon and we have: 528 x 6 = 3168.

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A spirit hovers around pure, spring fed Oquaga Lake

You are probably wondering how or where I discovered this ancient temple plan. I found it on beautiful Oquaga Lake. While I was hiking, the Oquaga Spirit offered me the vision in the featured blog picture. This spirit has became a part of my life. This is true even when I am away from Oquaga Lake. I’ve memorized every poem this spirit has dictated. I recite the poems to myself daily. The result was the poetry book entitled, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. From the Greco-Hebraic bond to wisdom about number squares, the spirit freely offered knowledge to me. In turn I am sharing her knowledge with you.



Nucleic Acids as RNA-DNA are structured by a number square.

Nucleic Acids are Based on the 1st Number Square

Nucleic Acids are Based the 1st Number Square. Three by three makes the 1st number square.  1 x 1 is defines the  center of all odd numbered number squares. At the center of all even number squares is 2 x 2 center. Thus, the squaring of the first two digits as 1 x 1 and. 2 x 2 creates these centers. The 1st actual independent number square is 3 x 3. Being a odd number, one number (5) sits at its center. It sets the pattern in motion.  #5 is the prime center of all number squares.

Nucleic acids are structured by the 3 x 3 number square.
In Mesolithic and Neolithic times number squares and knowledge went together. Their union made for a peaceful civilization.

Others first patterns with number 3 include:

  • In two dimensions the triangle is the 1st polygon.
  • In three dimensions, the tetrahedron (pictured below) is the 1st regular polyhedron. This “Platonic solid” is the basic builiding block of the Universe. Plato, of course, had access to Egyptian knowledge. Egyptians had knowledge from Neolitic times.
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  • Another threefold event is: Action- Reaction and a stable Resultant. The resultant is stable  only if action and reaction show up as positive and negative helixes of triangles (See Synergetics by R. Buckminister Fuller section 108.01-.02).

Be it 3, 3², or √3, – all were understood and worked with in prehistoric times. We briefly discussed 3 and 3 x 3. How about √3? The square of three is also coded by hundreds. When it is, the central number becomes 555.

  • View the square above by 3 numbers at the time. Pair them by opposites. Also, any three numbers that cross the center is its own complementary 555 number. Their sum is always 1,110. Example, 492 + 618 = 1,110.  Or, 951 + 159 = 1,110. The average of the two triple numbers becomes  555. 

Finding to the 320 Proton Total of the 5 Nucleic Acids

Now, here is where RNA-DNA come into play by √3: Take the 555 of this 1st number square. Divide it by square root of three. The quotient is 320.4294… The number of protons in the nucleic acids is 320. In Neolitic cultures, the square root of three is at the basis of many sacred sites. The vesica piscis (vessel of the fish) demonstrates this square root.

320 is the number of protons inthe 5 nucleic acids. If the shorter width of a vesica is 320, the length is 555..
Two circles interlock on the Chalice Well’s cover at the Glastonbury Abbey. The overlapping part forms the shape of a fish. The length is longer than the width by square root three. This can become 555 length and 320 width.


Th 3 x 3  number square is the number square of man. In this regard click on the following blogs on DSOworks.com They are free. Share with friends!

Secrets of Genesis

Mankind: 120 Years For a Life Span According to Genesis

Where did my insights comes from? Beautiful Oquaga Lake. It is the home of the Oquaga Spirit. Everyone should make a trip to this  most sacred and isolated place of incomparable beauty. Enjoy the poetry given to me by this spirit.  The Oquaga Spirit Speaks  is  a book of poetry available on DSOworks.com

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Fishing for the truth (and fish) and beautiful Oquaga Lake.


September offers us colorful memories of the Autumn seasons

September is Spoken About by The Oquaga Spirit

September is Spoken About by The Oquaga Spirit:

The bright colors of September in the autumn.
All the Colors of the Rainbow as Bright as Burning Matches

Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of red, yelloow. orange purple. All the colors of the rainbow. I promised on my website, DSOworks.com to share the wisdom of the Oquaga Spirit. Here is an excerpt from her poem called, September. The complete book of her poetry is available on our website. Little by little, they will all be shared in these blogs. The Oquaga Spirit’s haunt is Oquaga Lake in the Catskill Mountains. She is a female spirit from the Lennie Lenape tribe. On my hikes in the wilderness she was my constant companion. For atleast 15 years I was called the “Summer Bard of the Catskill Mountains” because of her. I was based at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, New York.

September has colors that even stand out a a cloudy day in the Catskills.
The Barn and Storage facilities at Scotts Set Against the Backdrop of Autumn



The hot and hazy days
Of July and August are gone
Along with sleeping in
And lounging on the lawn.

The cottagers are closing up
Their children returning to school
September has rounded the corner
And crisp cool days now rule.

A flurry of activity
Anticpates flurries of snow…
Like a hot bed of bees.
Bustling wherever you go

Packing up belongings
Returning to city life
Shopping for kitchen and clothing
There’s traffic and urban strife.

The clock becomes the king
Enthroned over school and work.
The untimed days of summer
Are now quite jumpy and jerked.

Nature dons new clothes
Shedding her uniforms of green
In favor of brighter colors
As far as can be seen.

Seeds are ready to drop
Leaves are coming down
Twirling in cosmic spirals
Until they hit the ground.

But in nature’s flurry is grace,
Never as frantic as man.
She calmly faces each day
Unfolding by divine plan.

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Sample David, reciting his poetry,  on the front page thumbnail of DSOworks.com. Click on picture trail to purchase the book on the site.

Fire Section of My Complete Elemental Suite for Piano

Fire Section of My  Complete Elemental Suite for piano. Ancient sages believed in five elements. They were earth, air, fire, water and ether. The 5th element was a single composite, supernal element beyond the other four. These five elements were thought to be the source of creation. In fact,they are. However, they have been misunderstood. Here’s the take I was shown by the Oquaga Spirit. This Indian female spirit from the Lennie Lenape  demonstrated how the cosmos comes from two types of number squares:

  • Ether comes from the initial or first number square in order of size that can be built: 3 x 3

The smallest of the number squares was invoked on the 6th day of Creation when God said it was "very good."
The source of ether is number 5. It is the only number at the center of the 1st number square.

The two types are either odd and even numbered. The prototypes are the 3 x 3 and the 4 x 4. The first number square(above) , from smallest to biggest, is the 3 x 3. Only one number is at its center. It’s number five. That number represents  ether. Then, the first even number square is 4 x 4. It consists of 16 numbers. Four numbers sit at its center. These are the 4 elements. The 1st chapter of Genesis is also about how God used these two number squares for His Creation. Thus, the 5 elements of antiquity total the two types of centers in the first two number squares: Odd and even.  The goddess cultures were all about  number squares and how they expressed basic cosmic laws.  In my current 150 blogs on DSO works, I go into great detail on this subject. All posts are very easy to access.

The Four Elements, including Fire, Come From the 1st Evenly Numbered “Magic Square.”

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Fire: Is one of the 5 elements God used for creation. It is one of the 4 elements at this square’s center.

In my Elemental Suite, this element, expresses its characteristic essence. Fire represents spirit and life. Note the expression “the spark of life.” It’s energetic. The symbol is a triangle pointing upwards. Fire is closely connected to passion and sexual energy. The pyramid shape is also represented by the triangle of “fire”. On the youtube video below we have different types of flames:

  • The raging power of fire expressed at the opening played in  a military manner.
  • A more gentle, feminine but yet passionate fire as the 2nd theme.
  • A smoldering fire in the  middle section that builds to the repeat.
  • The repeated section ends with a blaze of glory.

I am available for concerts of my own music. Check some of my piano compositions and arrangements on DSOworks. Below is the feature. Also, Sharon and I have co-written numerous musicals over the years. Check out our products page for samples. Hope you enjoy this selection. Incidentally, look out the window on the youtube sample. You can actually see shades of beautiful Oquaga Lake in the background. The Indian spirit that resides there taught me about the  number squares of older civilizations and how they were used by American Indian tribes.