Mind Massage is effected through poetry. This is because as physical massage benefits the body; poetry benefits the mind. In order for this to happen, the poems should be beautiful and uplifting. Numerous articles agree on poetry’s beneficial effects.
Regions of the brain linked to memory showed more activity than the general reading network while reading poetry. The world today is dominated “left-brain tyranny,” focusing on details, logic, and metrics. On the other hand, the right-brain focuses on “context, empathy, and the big picture,” according to the award-winning playwright and creative consultant William Ayot.I believe that poetry is as therapeutic for the mind as massage is for the body. By analogy we say, poetry is the art of massage applied to the mind.
Enter my book of poetry, “The Oquaga Spirit Speaks.” Oquaga Lake is perched almost 2,000 high in the Catskill Mountains. Almost every guest at the Lake House senses an immense spiritual presence around the lake. I became personally acquainted a particular spirit on hikes. In addition to being the house piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House, I often led daily”walks”. One of my favorites was to the peak of Bluestone Mountain. We would trek up to a mountain top quarry. Slabs and slates such in the picture below were everywhere. All would take home a prized piece of Deposit bluestone. The spirit’s poetry would be added to the hike. Below is her relevant poem:
Mind Massage at Bluestone Mountain
A mountain of magical stone.
A giant wall of rock,
Quarried in antiquity
To build an ancient clock.
Shaped into evolving circles
By which lunar cycles were timed
And with it the arc of the Sun
Was harmonized in rhyme.
This mandala, wrought of Bluestone
A mystery yet it be;
Is called by the name Stonehenge
That so many still flock to see.
On a mountain of such stone dwell I,
Next to Oquaga Lake’s shore.
For the harmonious peace all around
It seems like Stonehenge at its core.
Reviving Antiquity. We are proud and pleased to announce we are refocusing our energies into two websites. Our web posts on DSOworks are currently at over 260 blogs. DSOworks will now be directed toward music, the performing arts and theater. All subjects relating specifically to antiquity will have its own website: revivingantiquity.com. Poetry by the Oquaga Spirit will appear on both.
REVIVING ANTIQUITY THROUGH MUSICAL TONES IN A NEW VISION OF PEACE
In the forgotten past was strong bond between music and architecture. From musical instruments dating from the 2nd and 3rd millenium B.C., we know vibrations per second of their pitches. These vibrations were translated by building designers into numbers of measurements prominent in their particular sites. A prime example is Stonehenge on the Wiltshire plains.
There were three main building phases, each between about 3100 BC and 1950 BC. The first circle, ~3000 BC, was made of timber. The post holes for the timber have been found. Around 2600 BC, the builders gave up timber in favour of stone. Most of the construction took place between 2640 and 2480 BC.
On page 127 Michell discusses how: The 17 surviving stone pillars are still suported by six curved stone lintels. He further states: As it once was, the circle of sarsen lintels was “one of the most exact and symmetrical works …ever created. The width is taken as 3,52 feet by many metrologists. Also, the distance from its center to the outside heel stone is 264 feet. Here are some its parallels to music:
The old diatonic “C” vibrates 264 times/second.
The old diatonic “F” vibrates 352 times/ second.
In closing: Our new website, revivingantiquity.com, will refocus on the unity art and science once share through number squares. Keep checking on its progress. The goal of the site is to work at redirecting mankind to a harmonious existence as once was envisioned in our forgotten and lost past. This, of course, is no small task. But as Hillel said: “If not now, when?”.
Oneness Comes With the Ancient Temple Plan. Those who have read my blogs know I have a rapport with the Oquaga Spirit. She is from the Lennie Lenape tribe of American Indians. I had been searching to see if there was a unified source for the arts and sciences of mankind. The spirit fulfilled my wish. During our visits, I was the house piano player at Scotts Oquaga Lake House. First, something about the Indians:
How do you pronounce “Lenape?” What does it mean? Lenape is pronounced “Leh-NAH-pay” and it means “the people.” Sometimes you will see this name spelled Lenápe or Lenapi instead. The tribe is also known as the Lenni Lenape (“true people”) or the Delaware Indians (after the Delaware River, which runs through Lenni Lenape territory.)
Where do the Lenni Lenape Indians live? The Lenni Lenapes were original people of the mid-Atlantic area. Here are some maps showing the geography of the Lenapes and their neighbors in New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania. Most Lenape Indians were driven out of their homeland by the British. Here is a partial map of the forced travels of the Lenape Indians. The Americans eventually relocated them to Oklahoma, where the modern Delaware Indian tribes are located today. Other Lenape people joined the Nanticoke or Munsee Delawares. There are also some small Lenne Lenape communities remaining in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The total Lenape population is around 16,000.
The Oquaga Spirit communicated the following to me about Oneness:
The hidden codes of the 3 x 3 number square. Most people only see one: Where any row of 3 numbers totals 15.
The spirit gave me volumes of poetry about her philosophy and about Oquaga Lake.Right now, only the Oquaga Spirit Speaks is available.
She illuninated the featured picture in a vision. I was able to visualize it while hiking around the loop that goes around the lake. Then she told me how and where it was used since prehistoric times. The diameter of 352 starts the process. That corresponds to number to the vibrations per second of the diatonic tone, “F”.
Here are Some Examples of How the Ancient Temple Plan Unified Music and Building in Oneness
Diatonic middle “C” vibrates 264 times per second (as per Issac Asimov, On Physics). At Stonehenge, the distance from the center of the Sarsen Circle to to Heel onte is 264 feet. On the ancient temple plan the distance from the center of the design to the point that bisects the longer and outer rectangle is 264 by number.Different cultures assigned their own measures to these numbers,
The distance from the lower red arrow in the picture straight up to the point that bisects the line of the length of the larger rectangle is 440. One length of the side of the great pyramid is 440 shorter Egyptian cubits (1.71818…feet). Secondly, the distance from the Great Pyramid to the Sphinx is 440 megalithic yards (2.7272…feet/MY). Both diatonic and the currently used A-440 /sec.
At one time music was a primary bonds that brought oneness to all the sciences and arts. That’s why David, in the Bible, is first considered as a musician. Enjoy the spirit’s poetry sampling below. Also, click on the blog underneath to learn more about the Lenape.
Why Number Five is the Key to Creation. My primary source was (1) the Oquaga Spirit, that dwells on spring fed Oquaga Lake in upstate New York on a mountain top. (2) Rabbi Michael L. Munk’s book, The Wisdom of the Hebrew Alphabet. To the best of my knowledge. God’s name Yah, as spelled in Hebrew with a yud and a hei: : יָהּ – has a numerial equivalent of 15. Any straight row of three numbers on the 3 x 3 number square also equals 15. The parallel with the 3 x 3 number square goes further. The first Hebrew letter of Yah is a yud which is also the symbol for number 10. In many ancient languages letters actually doubled as numbers. There were no separate number systems from the letters like we have in English. On the 3 x 3 number square any two opposite two numbers always total 10. The core number on the square is 5, which is the numerical equivalent of the second letter, hei.
Rabbi Munk describe how “according to the Sages” this world was created by the letter hei (5) and the world to come with the letter yud (10). The Rabbi directly quotes Isaiah 26:4 בְּיָהּ יְהֹוָה צוּר עוֹלָמִים: which translates “In the name of “Yah” God formed the worlds”. By interlocking the 5 (this world) with the world to come (10) we are shown how the spirit from the world to come is intertwined with the physical world by the 3 x 3 square that the Chinese civilization refers to as “Lo shu.”. By tradition it is is connected to the planet, Saturn, the giver of law.
ISAIAH 26:4 POINTS TO A GRAND UNITY
So where is the grand unity? In my search, I was shown how the vibrations per second of the musical tones of antquity (whose vibrations per second are corroborated by Issac Asimov in his book, On Physics) built their holy sites on giving measure by the vibrations per second to these holy sites.Isaiah knew this. By placing this key passage in 26:4; he aligned the Scripture with the diatonic tone “C” which vibrated 264 times per second. Other expresses of the use of the diatonic tone “C”
include Stonehenge: The distance from the center of its concentric circles to the heel stone is 264 feet
The Great Enclosure in Zimbabwe conceived as a circle with circumference of 831 feet with a diameter of 264 feet.
The Hebrew word for the Passover prayer book is “seder”. It means “order”. Without the letter “hei” which translates “the”, seder equals 264 by number equivalent. The order of Seder is a statement of the cosmic order found not only in music, but in the measurement of holy sites around the world. To quote the theme of these blogs: Where there is unity and oneness, there is peace. As is said in Hebrew, and similarly in Arabic:
One length and one width of the Ka’aba (33 x 39 feet) translates to 26.4 megalithic yards of 2.72 feet (the fraction for converting is 30/11 = 2.727272…) The 3 letter root of both “Arab” and Hebrew in Hebrew letters equals 272. The both share the ayin (70) veis,(2) and reisch(200) letters; only re-arranged.
Macrocosm/microcosm is a Greek compound of μακρο- macro- and μικρο- micro-, which are Greek respectively for “large” and “small”, and the word κόσμος kósmos which means “order” as well as “world” or “ordered world.” Where is the code? It is in the numerical side that letters had in antiquity. Briefly, in English we “A” and number “1”. We have “B” and number “2” etc. In Greek, Hebrew, Arabic… they only had one symbol for A and 1; B and 2, C and 3… Often languages will have the same numbers behind the same nouns or concepts to show that they are related. Of course, this is totally at odds with our modern and western way of thinking. Some even take offense at the very thought of letters and numbers being represented by the same symbol. The concept that every letter, word, phrase or sentence had not its own specific pronunciation, but also a number attached to it, to most seems strange. Today, in our modern civilization, we have developed language and number schizophrenia: Letters use one side of the brain, while numbers use the other. Many children in schools are either good at language or math; few excel in both. Perhaps that is why our civilization is split and divided as is our collective thinking. As a consequence we have had an abundance of misunderstandings and wars. In contrast,the priests and philosophers of antiquity were holistic in this sense.
THE UNIVERSE IN CODE- SOME EXAMPLES
An Ancient Concept of the Universe in Code -John Michell, in The View Over Atlantis, in Chapter Six, The Alchemical Fusion, gives and demonstrates how the accepted gematria for macrocosm as 831; just as the words for pyramid and phallus in Greek. When 831 is formed as the value of a circumference of a circle, its diameter is virtually 264. Thus,what was built by number 264 in antiquity represents the span of the curvature of thecosmos. We now have the following:
The average diameter (see my blog for pictures) is the Great Enclose in Zimbabwe is 264 feet its circumference is 831 feet
The distance from the center of Stonehenge to the Station Rectangle that marks the intersection of the paths of the Moon and Sun at right angles is 264 feet.
The design below depicts the Ancient Temple Plan that I was given a vision of on the mountain around Oquaga Lake. Its application to the builders of ancient sites solves countless mysteries as I will be blogging about. Each of the 7 circles has a circumference of 1106 by number and diameter of 352. From central point “D” to “G” is 264. Segments taken from this design were used to measure holy sites all around the earth.
At the Ka’aba, Holy Site in Mecca, one length and width of the base (in feet 33 x 39) is 26.4 megalithic yards.
In Hebrew the word Seder, meaning the order of the ritual at Passover, totals 264. It certainly denotes a universe order as noted above by the Greeks. The Siddur, the daily prayer book, derives from the same word
The Greek diatonic tone “C” (comparable to our “middle C” vibrated to 264 times per second (as per Issac Asimov in On Physics)
The Great Enclosure and the Greek Diatonic Scale The parallel of musical tones and measure is a theme I’ve been developing in these blogs. When prominent sites worldwide have key measurements in common, that relate to the vibrations per second of the tones of the ancient Greek diatonic scale; only one conclusion can be drawn: At one time mankind co-operated in an harmonious fashion. Hesoid, the Greek philosopher alluded to this around 700 BC when he stated that architecture was “frozen music.” Also the ancient Chinese allude to a time when yin, being the softer female qualities of love and peace, ruled the Earth. Riane Eisler in her book, The Chalice and the Blade, discusses the more peaceful times when the principle yin was dominant in the Neolithic Age. She cites ample evidence from numerous archaeological digs including Lepenski Vir and Jericho. Artifacts were dug up with little evidence of weaponry. This hints at the possibility of a former Golden Age, as Hesoid wrote about, characterized by peace and plenty.
HOW MUSICAL TONES ONCE GUIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
How does this relate to our theme: The Great Enclosure and the Greek Diatonic Scale? Its circumference is given by many sources as 830 feet. John Michell, in his writings, documents the antiquity of the 12 inch foot. There are examples of the cubic inch of gold (standard of weight) from many ancient cultures at the British Museum. Any cube has 12 edges as 1″ x 12″ = 1 foot. That makes the Great Enclosure’s average diameter (it is not perfectly round) 264 feet. In vibrations per second this duplicates the Greek diatonic tone “C”. This measure is also used at an older structure-Stonehenge. The distance from its center to the center of the heel stone, outside the rings, is 264 feet. I thoroughly believe we are about to enter a new Golden Age of peace and plenty, as everything runs in cycles. Music and harmony will lead the way to this coming dream of mankind. Musical study by piano lessons, violin, tuba, anything- also can lead to harmony in your personal life. on a daily basis.