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.
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…
A Holy Spirit enlightened me about a lost number code. I call this spirit, the Oquaga Spirit. I sensed it was a female from the Lennie Lenape tribe. At one time this tribe lived around the Oquaga Lake. They were a matriarchal tribe. Women made key decisions. The story of my enlightenment by this spirit is the subject of many of my blogs. I intuitively feel it promises nothing less than a new Golden Age. Please read the blogs. They are easy to access. Just click on all posts on DSOworks.com. Here I quote one of the books that she inspired. It is from The Staff of God Vol.II.
Lost Code Reference Revealed
First, note the above number square. Any straight row of 3 numbers totals 15. To arrive at 15, you have to take a broader view. One must go past the lines and crooked places. Then, 15 can be found in 8 different ways. Three are horizontal. Three are vertical. Two are diagonal. Many know this by the third grade in elementary school. However, the spirit pointed out the lost code reference of Ecclesiastes. She made the lines disappear. What happened? Here is one example of her wisdom. Take the unlined numbers straight and three at the time. 492 + 618 = 1,110. Or, 834 + 276 = 1,110. If a 3 digit number crosses the center, it is its own number backwards. Thus, 258 + 852 = 1,110. Here are a couple of quotes from the book:
“The old straight track is a net or grid of numbers.
Often distances between holy sites are measured
By characteristic numbers of the 3 x 3 number square.
Examples include the Geomancer’s and the English mile.”
(The Geomancer’s mile is 14,400 feet, The English mile is 5,280 feet).
The spirit recited poetry to me on Oquaga Lake: The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. The cover is the featured pictured. I was the house piano player for Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. It is in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Below is a youtube sample. Please share and keep checking this site.
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 Greek: Ἔργα καὶ Ἡμέραι, Erga 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 Age, Silver 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 Was Dictated on Oquaga Lake by a Spirit Guide
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.
Sacred Calm of Mind as per The Oquaga Spirit. Can poetry alter a state of consciousness? So much in the daily news is disquieting. People have resorted to artificial means to calm themselves. This frequently takes the form of tranquilizers or aspirins. Perhaps even worse- drugs. What if poetry alone induce this sacred calm of mind? Isn’t that preferable other means? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem called The Day is Done. I think it is a perfect example of poetry’s ability to create the sacred calm of mind. The Oquaga Spirit offered me a shorter poem. The poem, Sacred Calm of Mind, will be presented after this poem is Done.
In 1522, Sir Thomas More wrote (in ‘Four Last Things’): ‘It often happeth, that the very face sheweth the mind walking a pilgrimage, in such wise that other folk sodainly say to them a peny for your thought.'”
THE DAY IS DONE
The day is done, and the darkness
Falls from the wings of Night,
As a feather is wafted downward
From an eagle in his flight.
I see the lights of the village
Gleam through the rain and the mist,
And a feeling of sadness comes o’er me
That my soul cannot resist:
A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.
Come, read to me some poem,
Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling,
And banish the thoughts of day.
Not from the grand old masters,
Not from the bards sublime,
Whose distant footsteps echo
Through the corridors of Time.
For, like strains of martial music,
Their mighty thoughts suggest
Life’s endless toil and endeavor;
And to-night I long for rest.
Read from some humbler poet,
Whose songs gushed from his heart,
As showers from the clouds of summer,
Or tears from the eyelids start;
Who, through long days of labor,
And nights devoid of ease,
Still heard in his soul the music
Of wonderful melodies.
Such songs have power to quiet
The restless pulse of care,
And come like the benediction
That follows after prayer.
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.
Here’s the Oquaga Spirit’s Sacred Calm of Mind
In calm we see a mirror of God.
The lake that’s still reflects the Heavens.
A vision not spoiled by wave or ripple,
And is just as perfect as the sevens.
Be like the uncrossed morning lake
Not touched by boat nor swimmer.
Maintain that sacred calm of mind.
And in you eyes will be God’s glimmer.
The Oquaga Spirit Speaks is available as a product on DSOworks.com. There we also find a thumbnail with a free presentation of the spirit’s poetry. I plan on give recitations on tour. .
Angelic Media to paraphrase a Great Comedian. For years I was the piano player at Scott’s Oquaga Lake House. I had the privilege to accompany many comedians. Al Smith was one of my favorites. It was one of my busiest times: Seven days a week I performed the following afternoon and evening schedule:
3:30 I played on a showboat sing-a-long that went around Oquaga Lake. Fun,fun,fun!
4:30 I sometimes played the afternoon feature show.
6-7 Elegant music for the dinner hour.
7:30 -9:00 played with The Lake-Shore Four dance band
9-10:30 Played for feature shows. Al Smith was frequently called upon. Audiences loved him.
10:30 until closing: For dancing until everyone dropped.
So What is the Angelic Media All About?
When I worked with Al Smith, I was in awe of his timing of his excellent comic rhythm. During his show, Ray Scott, the owner, would be on the drums. Gary Holdridge, son in law, would play the organ. Al had funny stories and many one liners. He also would play banjo classics during his act. Included, of course, was Oh Susanna. One of his most memorable lines, in my opinion, is: “My wife is an angel….She’s always in the air harping about something.” Why was this so funny? Because of the double meaning of “harpy”. Its intended meaning had to do with the Greek concept of harpies. In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy (plural harpies, Greek: ἅρπυια,harpyia, pronounced [hárpyi̯a]; Latin: harpȳia) was a half-human and half-bird personification of storm winds, in Homeric poems.
Now, How does This Tie into the Angelic Media?
The news, in general, seems to continually harp on a few subjects. They have an obsession with statistics. Here is what the Oquaga Spirit has to say on this fixation. The poem which I quote is from the Oquaga Spirit Speaks. It is entitled: News. The entire book is available as a product on DSOworks.com
Mercury-Hermes ran past
Wearing wing-tipped shoes.
I asked him why he hurried?
He said he carried news.
And so it is with man
Who must be in the know;
News must travel quickly’
Or in the trash it goes.
He dashes to the station
Where it will be broadcast
At the speed of light
To regions remote and vast.
But I just take my time
Walking down the path.
Hermes carries statistics.
I enjoy nature’s math.
Grand Poetic Revival is Just Around the Corner! That’s remarkable. Poetry has been hiding for centuries. For example, most Chinese believe that the last time poetry peaked was in the Tang Dynasty. That ended more than 1100 years ago. The Golden Age of Russian Poetry is the name traditionally applied by Russian philologists to the first half of the 19th century. It is also called the Age of Pushkin, after its most significant poet (in Nabokov‘s words, the greatest poet this world was blessed with since the time of Shakespeare). The history of American poetry is also in rough shape. One example: American poetry published between 1910 and 1945 remains lost in the pages of small circulation political periodicals, particularly the ones on the left, destroyed by librarians during the 1950s McCarthy era.
So How is A Grand Poetic Revival Just Around the Corner?
Issac Newton stated that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Poetry is a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to prose. The second body (poetry) is about to react contrary to action first body. Given Newton’s Laws (1687), poetry should become popular for a minimum of a few hundred years: Note his third law:
When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body. The three laws of motion were first compiled by Isaac Newton in his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), first published in 1687.
A greater percentage of prose has degenerated to colorless “information.” Poetic techniques have flown out of the window with computer technology. Original analogy has all but disappeared. Those that are around are terribly overworked. In my opinion, the worse of the uncolorful current bunch is the word “issues.” To paraphrase Shakespeare, “issues” has “died a thousand deaths.”
I’ve written a book of poetry called The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. After memorizing and practicing reciting the entire book, I am ready to tour. I hope the Oquaga Spirit will be the herald a new and peaceful age. In the words of the Oquaga Spirit: