The Universe Is Structured In The Same Numeric Sequences As Music
FROM THE BOOK, SACRED GEOMETRY FOR ARTISTS, DREAMERS, AND PHILOSOPHERS SECRETS OF HARMONIC CREATION; INTRODUCTION: A HARMONY THAT STRUCTURES THE UNIVERSE, BY JOHN OSCAR LIEBEN, PUBLISHED 2018
We are in the midst of a revival of an ancient way of looking at the world as an interlocking system of harmonious numbers. The revelations that result from this perception awaken feelings of wonder in those who care about such things. When we begin to see in this way it becomes clear that the concept of a meaningless universe in which evolution proceeds blindly from random event to random event is a delusion. This new way of seeing is really very old. It has been called harmonics, which includes the disciplines of number, geometry, music, and cosmology-the quadrivium of the ancient mystery schools. Of great importance to the ancients was the discovery of the numerical ratios that were the basis of musical intervals. While musicians had intuitively employed these ratios since the beginnings of their art, the practitioners of the harmonic arts realized that such intervals could also be obtained through the integral divisions of the musical string. This science of sound as embodied in the musical scales became the foundation of a musical numerical conception of nature, which included ideas as diverse as astronomical cycles and the nature of the human soul. The art of geometry was part of this exploration since it could visually portray numbers, just as music could portray them through sound. In the process of their geometric work it became apparent to the harmonicists that the generated forms had symbolic qualities-that is, they could somehow awaken perceptions about higher realities. The study of harmonics is an entry into a world of cosmic meaning. This ancient art is now rising from the dark sea of the unconscious like a lost continent where once a great, golden civilization flourished. As we unearth the artifacts, we wonder why they should appear now. Is there a reason? Isn't everything random and meaningless as so many of us have been taught? The harmonicist knows that this is untrue, and the reason the mountains are rising from the dark sea is that-it is time. Creating harmonious forms using geometry and numbers derived from the musical scale resonates with nature’s way of creation in which complex forms arise from the simple geometric shapes of atomic structures. Exploring the art and science of harmonics, John Oscar Lieben shows how to create harmonious forms using the ancient tools of number, geometry, and musical tone- an approach that resonates with nature's own ways of creation.
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