October 2022: Geng Xu – 庚戌 Gold Metal Dog and Your Daily Magical Hour!

October is always ruled by dog energy. These Dog months tend to be unstable because we are leaving autumn and entering into the winter season. During this month, the seasonal fire element begins to die as we move into the colder, wet season of winter, so the dog month is known in Chinese astrology as “the grave of fire.”

In the Four Pillars of Destiny, the Dragon and Dog are said to be the rulers of the gates to “Heaven and Hell. The Dog is related to the underground; death, spiritual, occult and conspiratorial matters. It is interesting that in Greek mythology, Cerberus the dog, guards the gate to Hades and in Egyptian mythology, Anubis the dog, guards the gate to the Duat. Garm is the name of the Norse Dog who guards the underworld gate. The dog seems to be the chosen animal to guard the gate to Hell! This is specially true this month with the Yang gold medal dog ruling.

Expect to see many revelations come to Light from the underworld of religion, politics, economics, fake news and conspiracies this month!.
On top of this, October, is frequently called “Black October,” because the stock market usually goes through bouts of instability as the investors feel the uncertainties of the month.

While doing some research on sidereal time (star time,) I remembered years ago there was so much chatter about 1:30 pm sidereal time, being about a half hour of heightened intuition. So, I decided to investigate what had become of that phenomena. I was shocked to find it had been a 20 year research project with 22 studies and 1, 524 trials at Stanford Research Institute – SRI – famous for their Remote Viewing Programs and sponsored by the CIA.

The scientist who did this research was James Spottiswoode an American physicist who has carried out psi research, notably in remote viewing, with an emphasis on seeking physical correlates to psi performance. He worked with SRI remote viewing programs later at
SAIC, where the program moved and at the Global Consciousness Project with their worldwide random generators network.

There are two types of Chronos time – solar – based on the sun’s movement and sideral – based on star’s movements. Sideral time is used by astronomers and other scientists and researchers to keep track of celestial objects. It is based on a time scale of earth’s rotation in relation to fixed stars in the sky, and was used to discover the mysterious nature of such astral phenomenon as pulsars.

Spottiswoode discovered significant data showing that remote viewing in sidereal time is directly correlated with success, or lack there of, based on our orientation to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. At a certain point during the day, our zenith, or the point in the sky directly above us, aligns with a particular point in the galaxy. Rather than measuring time based on the Earth’s orientation with the sun, one can measure time based on Earth’s orientation to this galactic point. Days measured in this sense are shorter than solar days by about 4 minutes, lagging by a little more than 1 day per year.

He found that there are peak times during the day when our orientation to the galactic center can enhance success with remote viewing and psychic ability. By examining the time of day when the sessions were being conducted, based on solar time, he kept finding discrepancies. But when organizing the data based on sidereal time, he found a correlation. At 13:30 local sidereal time (LST), the data showed that one would have 400 percent greater success in remote viewing. At this time, our planet is oriented with the Milky Way so that the galactic center is located directly on the horizon. This daily period of peak psychic cognition lasts for about three and a half hours, from 12:45 to 14:15 h LST. When the center of the galaxy is directly overhead, psychic cognition drops to its lowest point, between 17:30 and 20:00 LST. I didn’t realize the this spike in intuition lasted for about three and a half hours! Looking at my current solar time, it is 11:58 – but my local sidereal time is 11:49. They are very near each other now, but will gradually move further and further apart. There are apps for cell phones that give you the LST.

He further discovered that during times of low geomagnetic activity, there was also an increase in telepathic experiences. Geomagnetism is due to interactions between the solar wind and the ionosphere, which causes fluctuations in our geomagnetic field. You can look up the current geomagnetic activity on the site Earthsky – it says for today – “current geomagnetic activity: Quiet now. Minor geomagnetic storms
are possible for October 3 due to high-speed solar wind from coronal holes.”

If you want to optimize your intuition, make sure you are in the 12:45 – 14:15 LST and the solar forecast is clear. The two pictures are of
Astrolabes, They are devices used to calculate the LST before we had apps!

Wishing you an “intuitive” month!

Love, Carol

September 2022 Yin Earth Rooster Ji You ⼰⾣

Unlike the elusive monkey who ruled last month, the September Earth Rooster likes to be the center of attention and doesn’t hesitate to say what is her mind. He is characterized by charm, flamboyance, punctuality, principled opinions, and dogmatic beliefs. Those who understand and support him are generously rewarded. Roosters have a strong evolutionary pattern that goes back millions of years. It’s believed they are the closest living relative to the ferocious and most feared dinosaur of all, Tyrannosaurus Rex! Living within this atmosphere this month, we risk becoming inflexible, righteous and defensive and need to remember this is the month of the fall equinox. It is that special time of the year where day and night are in balance. There are only two times during the year (the spring and fall equinox) where the sun rises due east and sets due west. The sun, in effect, hovers directly over the equator.

The Fall Equinox and the Spring Equinox are the two points of the yearly cycle where Lily Kolisko, the famous Steiner scientist I have written about before, found gold chloride and silver nitrate (symbolizing the sun and moon in liquid form) to be in perfect balance in her laboratory test tubes. Steiner said,” So long as substances are in a solid state, they are subject to the forces of the Earth, but as soon as they enter the liquid state, the planetary forces come into play.” This means, that solid gold, or gold salt is subject only to earthly forces, but if it is dissolved in a liquid solution, it is subject not only to the forces of earth, but also to the planetary forces of the Sun. The same is true for the moon and the other planets. This month presents us with a golden opportunity to contemplate the balance and harmony we witness in untampered areas of nature.

Recently, I visited a beautiful antique carpet store in Pasadena, and upon entering, I happened to see a large carved copper bowl with three perfect shiny pomegranates. For some reason, I Instantly knew the owner was discreetly displaying them as a symbol of his/hers mystical beliefs, especially at this time of the year. Pomegranate have long been held sacred by most of the world’s major religions, mystery schools and mythologies and are frequently equated with the fall equinox. Among many of the ancient Mysteries the pomegranate was considered to represent a divine symbol of such peculiar significance that its true explanation could not be divulged.

When I got home, I decided to do some research on pomegranates and their symbolism and was not prepared for all of the diverse information that is ready to be revealed. They can symbolize everything from the sacred blood of Christ to the “Forbidden Fruit – the fruit of love.!” Since apples are not indigenous to the Middle east, many Biblical scholars now believe it was a pomegranate and not an apple that was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.

References to them, are found dating back to Mesopotamian cuneiform, and they have been discovered in many Egyptian tombs. The pomegranate has always been a symbol of seasons and of health, having the divine power to regenerate life, and often appearing as an attribute of deities such as Ishtar, Astarte, Hera, Demeter, and the Virgin Mary. The deep red color of a pomegranate and its juice were associated with blood and the mysterious nature of the womb. The white flesh and inner kernel were associated with seeds and the mysterious nature of semen. A single pomegranate can hold between 200-1400 seeds per plant.

Jacob Bryant in his Ancient Mythology even notes that the ancients recognized in this fruit an appropriate emblem of the Ark of the
Deluge, which contained the seeds of the new human race. Mention of pomegranates is commonly found within the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, ancient texts and Greek mythology.

For Muslims, the pomegranate is a symbol of beauty and it is said to give beauty to those who eat it. Along with olive, dates and fig trees, the pomegranate tree is one of the four holy trees for Islam.

In Christianity, the pomegranate’s association with Christ’s Resurrection made it a common symbol in art in the Middle Ages. Often in Renaissance art, the Christ Child seated on His Holy Mother’s lap is shown holding a pomegranate, the symbol that prefigures Christ’s Passion and Resurrection. Once you recognize the deep significance of the pomegranate in Christianity, you will begin to see it symbolically included in the architecture of many churches!

For the Hebrews, Pomegranates symbolized “the fruit of the promised land” and “the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.” When King Solomon, oversaw the construction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem he placed two pillars at the entrance to the temple, each was engraved with two-hundred pomegranates, to symbolize our duality and oneness. Boaz (left pillar) represented the feminine mysteries of the moon while Joachim (right pillar) represented the masculine energy of the sun. The Holy of Holies, which held the Ark of the Covenant, was also engraved with pomegranates. by the order of Jehovah, who also ordered pomegranates and bells to be embroidered upon the bottom of the High Priest’s robes. They were a yin yang symbol of life and death. The pomegranates signifying life and the bells, death.

The Hebrews also believed there were 613 seeds in each pomegranate which contained the 613 commandments in the Torah.

One of the most famous Greek myths that centers around the pomegranate and the Fall Equinox is that of Persephone. The Fall Equinox marks the day when Hades, god of the underworld, kidnaps Persephone (pomegranate in hand) from the surface of the Earth and takes her down into his world. Her Mother, Demeter, the Goddess of agriculture, looks everywhere for her daughter and in mourning on not being able to find her, refuses to allow anything to grow on the Earth until her daughter returns. Finally, with the help of other deities, she locates her daughter in the underworld. Hades unhappily agrees to allow Persephone to return to her mother, but only if she has not eaten anything while in the underworld. The rule of the underworld states that eating there will compel you to stay forever. Unfortunately, Persephone has eaten six pomegranate seeds which binds her to Hades. This enrages her mother Demeter, the Goddess of Harvest, who then promises to make the land bare until her daughter is returned. Zeus, Persephone’s father and Hades brother, finally strikes a deal to allow Persephone to return to her mother for six months of the year. Her return marks the start of spring (spring equinox) and the return of bountiful crops (a rebirth and resurrection of nature.)

When the fall equinox returns, she must go back to Hades. This yearly journey symbolizes the cycles of nature. Persephone represents
the vegetation which disappears in the winter only to be born anew each spring.

Besides being a super healthy food, the pomegranate is revered worldwide as a symbolic fruit, signifying beauty, love, marriage, fertility, birth, rebirth, life, death, androgny, hope, prosperity, eternity and mysteries that can’t be divulged in the Light of Day!

Wishing you a meaningful Fall Equinox!

Carol

August 2022: Month of the Earth Monkey Wu Shen 戊申

This month is ruled by Wu (yang earth) seated on top of the metal Shen (Monkey.) This is a very friendly, agreeable, innovative, and strategic sign.

The problem is that all of these great strong, solid energies are in direct opposition to the Yearly Triple Water Tiger. The Monkey and Tiger are in major conflict and the mixture of Earth and Water makes for “muddy communication!” We don’t have to look far to see this is a global problem that portends to get even worse this month. The solution is for each one of us to be conscious and to not contribute to the mixture – to set the tone for personal harmonious communication.

On top of this, August is also known as the month of the “Hungry Ghosts!” Here is an excerpt from the August newsletter I wrote two years ago about the Hungry Ghosts during the pandemic. “Celebrating the Hungry Ghost Festival is all about looking after hungry, discontented, wandering souls.

These are ghosts without families to care for them or people who died because of unfortunate events like pandemics, war, murder or suicide. Families do everything they can to placate these unhappy spirits with gifts of food, money and other supplies. Though primarily intended to prevent these ghosts from causing trouble in their own lives, the customs of Ghost Month do raise a certain mindfulness about making space in our world for those who have fallen out of society.”

In 2020, I wrote about Tecumseh’s Presidential Curse which stems from an 1840 dispute between U.S. President William Henry Harrison and Shawnee Indian leader, Tecumseh. Some believe the curse is the reason that Harrison, and every following president who was elected in a year ending in zero, died or was prevented from serving his full term in office. Harrison went on to be elected U.S. President in 1840, but never finished his term.

He died in office of pneumonia several months after being elected.This pattern of dying in office, resigning, or other disruptions, has continued for 20 years:

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected. He was assassinated in 1865.
In 1880, James Garfield was elected. He was assassinated in 1881.
In 1900, William Mc Kinley was elected. He was assassinated in 1901.
In 1920, Warren Harding was elected. He died in office in 1923.
In 1940, Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected. He died in office in 1945.
In 1960, John Kennedy was elected. He was assassinated in 1963.
In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected. He was wounded by a would-be assassin’s bullet. Many think Nancy’s astrology worked!
In 2000, Albert Gore was elected by popular vote (possibly by Electoral College votes as well ) He never began his term in office.
2020 Biden ??

There is so much misinformation and subterfuge going around about the President Biden’s physical health and mental state, that it looks like the curse may continue!

Recently, when reflecting on the Deva of the Chartes labyrinth (I wrote about last month,) I started thinking about the myriad of devas that are both within and without all of us. Any form, on any plane, has a deva which is described as the container or body of that form. Nature of the Soul says the kingdom of devas is a parallel evolution of substance or intelligence with consciousness – both kingdoms evolve together and are interdependent. Behind all form (devic) on any plane there are four frequencies: earth, water, air, fire and water – or esoteric light, sound, color and vibration.

Standing in the center of the devic body of the labyrinth recently, I gazed out further to the Deva of Forest Lawn Cemetery, then to the deva of Los Angeles and then to the deva of California and realized it is like the stackable Russian Dolls and how each one affects and conditions the others from microcosm to macrocosm. Any form, organic or inorganic. that can be named from a ritual to a country to a head of cabbage has a deva and consciousness. The etheric energies often seen around large devas are frequently described as different colors of flowing clothing. Recently, a physic who came to the labyrinth with me exclaimed,” This deva has such beautiful flowing robes!”

In Chinese teachings, The tao (order of the universe – a form of prime matter that is infinitely changeable) has a certain kind of order called Li that is neither symmetrical nor geometrical. We recognize it as a patterning based on the order of “flow.” It is the ever present flow that is always moving through nature and creating random ordered shapes and events that seem beyond definition. It is the devas of form.

Li, can mean, “how patterns in nature form random shapes, yet seem ordered in a way that we can never define.” When we look up at the sky, we don’t think, “ Oh, the clouds are so messy today,” or “The forest is so tangled and cluttered this year!“ We look at nature and think it’s perfect and realize every cloud, cloud system, tree and forest has an organizing principal – the deva.

Alan Watts described Li as, “the asymmetrical, non-repetitive and unregimented order which we find in the patterns of moving water, the forms of rocks and trees, of frost crystals on windows or the scattered pebbles on the beach.” Hundreds of years ago, Chu Hsi said, “it moves in the world in continuous cycles without a single moment of cessation. None of the myriad things and activities be they large, small, fine or coarse would be possible without the ever flowing presence of Li in them. So, my mind – (my heart) also receives it. Li never ceases to stay in my mind for a moment.” From this, it can be seen that Li is a cosmic ordering and organizing principle that embodies all patterns of existence. It is never fixed – it is dynamic patterns, patterns within patterns, that exist in both time and
space.

With all of the swirling chaos around us, it is important to take a moment to be present and to observe how everything in the universe is connected and flowing! Where it stagnates, problems develop.

And remember, your home is a deva! This is why it is good to have periodic space clearings to etherically cleanse and honor the deva that provides you with daily protection from the outside world. This is especially important after the past couple of years where we spent so much time in our homes being bombarded with fear and misinformation. This astral energy is embedded into your walls and furnishings and needs to be cleared away and reprogrammed. Let me know if you would like to schedule a professional clearing. Among other tools, I use special lasers that are programmed to remove negative, stagnant energy and imprint clear fresh patterns..

This week I will be one of the presenters in the following seminar – that begins today.

Revealing the Secrets to Creating Your Life of Prosperity, Purpose and Freedom! Free Interview Series

Starts Monday August 1st 4pm PDT
2 Weeks of Daily Expert Interviews

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Stay safe, healthy and agreeable this month! Carol

Year of the Triple Tiger

We are transiting to the new Solar Year of the Black Water Tiger which begins February, 4, 2022 at 4:15 am (in the Chinese time zone.) The first day of the Chinese astrological/Feng Shui year is different from the popular Chinese New Year Day, which is calculated from the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese New Year Day is on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 this year.

It is the first lunar day of the first lunar month. The two dates cause much confusion because they are from two different calendars, the lunar calendar and the solar calendar and then there is also the solar – lunar!

The solar calendar is used to calculate dates in Feng Shui because it is the bigger picture. It indicates when to plant crops, when to build homes etc. and is called the first day of spring.

Interestingly, this year’s Bazi chart (the four pillars astrology chart showing year, month, day and hour of birth) for February, 4, 2022 at 4:15 am (Beijing) is a Triple Tiger! This rarely happens. Here is the chart – notice all animals and elements are Yang indicating its going to be an active, vigorous, impulsive, aggressive year! And, remember the official animal symbol of Beijing is the Tiger. Guess what day the Olympics open in Beijing – February 4th – the First day of the Triple Tiger Year. We know this can not be a coincidence!

The year of the Black Water Tiger is really getting a lot of press both online and in print. Even the big retail stores are promoting lines featuring tigers and tiger prints. The last two years which were ruled by the the white metal rat and the white metal ox were not exactly the images people wanted to wear or feature in their home. Thankfully, The black water tiger energy will be forcing people everywhere out of their two year pandemic stupor.

The tiger is in the wood group according to the five element theory. He is yang wood which is out pictured by tall trees, large wooden structures or landmarks. Besides wood, the tiger this year has a little yang :ire hidden within which will bring some much needed warmth, happiness and positive energy into the world. In 2018, the Year of the Dog, :ire “entered the grave.” Since then. we have been suffering from a lack of any :ire energy. The ruling elements have been water which brings fear and metal which is a cold, harsh energy. We will have to wait until 2025, the year of the Snake for :ire to finally come out into open.

2022 is a yang water year, but at least the :ire is beginning to grow again. Yang water is like the ocean. It is an aggressive force, so there is still the tendency for conflict, tension and possible terrorist attacks. The Chinese calendar is based on a 60 year cycle, so I like to look back at was happening 60 years ago during the Kennedy administration. 1962 is remembered as the year of the Cuban Missile crisis, which almost triggered a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States.

The Cold War that had been going on since the 50’s continued to worsen when the Russians placed Ballistic Missiles on Cuban land just 90 miles away from the coast of Florida and JFK called their bluff by threatening war unless they were removed.. Luckily, the crisis was averted and Khrushchev removed the missiles. One can barely believe we are in a similar state of tension today with Russia. Recently, Putin has been discussing with Cuba and Venezuela the possibility of putting missiles into their countries. Its like nothing has been learned since the last Black Water Tiger year!

In 1962, Folk music was evolving into protest music thanks to young artists like Bob Dylan and the birth of Surfing music by the Beach Boys grew in popularity. Meanwhile in England, the Beatles recorded the single “Love Me Do” and the Rollin Stones played their first gig. The new hit on TV for that year was “The Beverly Hillbillies” and the :irst of the James Bond movies “Dr No” was an instant success. Some of the other movies released included “Spartacus” and “El Cid”. Also, Andy Warhol premiered his Campbell’s soup Cans exhibit in Los Angeles on 9th July, 1962.

According to the Chinese zodiac, the Tiger is the King of beasts, and Black Tigers, in particular, are known for bringing in creativity, growth, movement and travelling. They are also known for taking risks, so this year we will see many protests and riots like happened in 1962. The one thing we have to be aware of is that Tiger years can be unpredictable and full of disruptions. It definitely will be a year to remember!

This month I am offering member specials. To those who sign up, I am offering a little gift to welcome in the New Year. I am giving your 7 personal directions for the Feng Shui stars like the lonely pillow star, the money star, the brilliant star, the consumer star etc. They are not in most Feng Shui books, or classes. After you become a member, simply email me the year of your month and birth year and I will figure out your personal directions and email them back. I am also sending a lo shu grid that has the 15 degrees clearly marked so you can make a transparency of it to place over your floor plan. This will make it easy to pinpoint the direction/location. Each month for the year you will receive all of the auspicious and inauspicious dates and times, the Feng Shui for the month and many videos on dowsing, vivaxis, feng shui and much more. The special offer is $100 for the year. I hope you can join me!

The link for membership – https://members.invisiblearchitecture.com/join/

Think

This article was written/provided by: Thomas Joseph Brown

Our modern life is littered with clashing ideas and ideologies, with perspectives oft shifting dramatically with single events or thoughts. People are influenced by culture, race, geography, religion, science, and, to be thorough, ignorance. A single meme can inspire, trigger, change one’s world view.

Yet at the heart of it all people just want a good life, to be happy and secure.

There are simple formats for allowing one’s mind to consider diverse ideas without being pulled one way or the other prior to fully comprehending the vast framework within which this all sits.

Anti-intellectualism is on the rise, where being banal and superficial allows one to meld homogeneously with the crowds. There is a definite, intentional dumbing down through schooling and media, where the fundamental tenets of culture such as the sciences and the arts are replaced by style and stupidity based on ego and impulse.

Rather than conforming to the general decline in consciousness one may apply fundamental rules of thought to master one’s grasp of reality, find balance in the cacophony of sensory input our modern world spews forth, and cogitate one’s way forward into higher states of mind!

In our modern society we constantly experience the clash of ideas and ideologies, distractions and diversions. People are so sure of themselves that they needlessly and thoughtlessly bring emotion into arguments, rather than just allowing cool-headed logic to assess facts and factors. People are so uncultured they act as though argumentation implies emotive response!

dont-mention-the-warAnd we won’t even bring up politics or religion!

People are so enamored by their self-centered viewpoints that they are unable to comprehend that other perspectives may offer some validity, even if to properly understand a situation. Information is refused on the basis of source or difference from opinions held, regardless of its validity. Logical fallacies are taken as fact, allowing one to remain smug in their ignorance.

“Conspiracy theory” is one such convenient tool to insulate oneself from the overwhelming truth which stretches far beyond the average human’s paradigm; a hypnotic command to stifle analytic and acquisitive functions of consciousness.

Naturally there is hope, there is always a way forward. The answer is always at hand, even if we are unable to see it in our present state.

Following are some insights and perspectives to allow your mind to expand naturally. They are yours to use freely, there is no law against thinking… yet!

The 7 Ancient & Noble Liberal Arts

The word “liberal” has many meanings today, but originally it simply meant free, as in liberated. The Liberal Arts were those which a free person required to be an active member of intelligent society.

These Arts consisted of three tools of thinking, the Trivium, being

  • grammar,
  • logic, and
  • rhetoric,

and four fundamental sciences, the Quadrivium, being

  • arithmetic,
  • geometry,
  • music, and
  • astronomy,

as applied through our five senses.

However, these terms must be acknowledged in a much deeper sense than definitions implied by modern word usage.

It’s my thesis that most people don’t really think, they just think they’re thinking because they’re watching their imprinted characterological reactions in real time. We have all been programmed genetically and mimetically since birth, run through indoctrination centers, it’s inevitable we all have a bit of this to one degree or another. These days more and more people appear to be programmed in the persistent use of logical fallacies to insulate themselves from anything beyond what their bio-structural imprints will allow them to process.

Nonetheless, we can regain our inherent power by taking control of our own minds in precise fashion.

One esoteric symbol of the path of the ancient mystery schools is the 3,4,5 triangle theorem of Pythagoras, solvable with the non-linear square roots.

This ancient theorem represents more than a mere math calculation. It was a metaphor for higher roots of knowledge beyond the apparent. And this linked it to the mystery schools where Pythagoras derived it from. This theorem was known in the first Babylonian Dynasty, some fifteen hundred years before the time of Pythagoras.

The deeper sense of the 3, 4, 5 triangle is of a relationship between our five senses and how we interpret the world through the Trivium and Quadrivium. The whole of spiritual attainment is available through this pathway.

3 Precision Tools to Perfect Thinking (Trivium)

The Trivium is a process of systematic critical thinking utilized in freeing (liberating) oneself to analyze reality properly from the input of the Five Senses.

The 3 tools are: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric, functioning in that specific and requisite order:

  • Grammar: Knowledge – Who, What, Where & When; the building blocks to discerning facts of reality
  • Logic / Reasoning: Understanding – Why; establishing valid relationships between facts; work of logic is proof
  • Rhetoric: Wisdom – the application of Knowledge & Understanding; provides the How of a subject
  • Grammar is not only the mechanics of language, which is essential, but it is also the use of the language to define information and factual knowledge of objects we encounter in reality.

    Logic is the mechanics of processing the data gained through grammatical assessment of reality, removing contradictions through identification of false arguments and analysis of conflicting data, thereby gaining an understanding of the factual knowledge of reality.

    Rhetoric is the use of language to express the knowledge and understanding of reality, to transmit intelligence, to persuade people to a particular perspective.

    In simple terms we can think of this as Input => Processing => Output

    4 Dynamic Measures of Objective Reality (Quadrivium)

    But what is objective reality? What is it that we seek to define?

    The Quadrivium consists of four Arts, which consist of that which is able to be assessed through the Trivium and the Five Senses:

    • Arithmetic – numbers,
    • Geometry – numbers in space,
    • Music – numbers in time, and
    • Astronomy – numbers in space and time.

    We must understand the ancient modes of consciousness to truly understand what is meant by these terms. For example Arithmetic is not merely the mechanical use of numbers, but also their qualitative aspects.

    Let us take the number five (5), we can count the five fingers on our hands or five apples in a basket. But we can also cut one of those apples horizontally and see the pentagonal pattern:

    Which is also seen in the orbital resonance of Venus with Earth:

    This pattern in the apple is seen as resonant or the “signature” of Venus, which is present throughout the rose family.

    This noble, higher sense of five includes the relationships of phi (Golden Ratio) and hence five is oft spelled in the Quadrivium as “Phive”. This is what is meant by the higher sense of numbers, and is just one amongst a multitude of examples.

    Quadrivium Geometry deals with subjects such as the Platonic Solids, those geometric solids with equal sides and faces, of which five only are able to exist in objective reality.

    Music, or harmonic analysis, is about numbers in time, the continuous in motion.

    In Geometry the Platonic solids can be nested so that zero space is left between. In Music the intervals do not fit perfectly. This gives rise to two modes of tuning, just intonation and equal temperament.

    Just intonation, or natural harmonic progression, gives rise to a spiral, and equal temperament being developed for keyboard instruments so they could be played equally well (or badly, as tonally sensitive music lovers claim) while providing a fixed scale for all instruments. Presently the later is in common use.

    Astronomy is the natural science of the observation and notation of celestial objects. Clearly the ancients where quite up on this, seeing the field of archeo-astronomy gaining insights wherever ancient megalithic ruins are found around the world.

    Using our Five Senses we may, out of this whole process of the 7 Liberal Arts, reach the highest understandings of reality possible with our biological hardware and software. Perhaps we can even achieve a grand sense of cosmic orientation, for some even a spiritual proprioceptivity in the realm of knowledge instead of belief.

    Modern discursive consciousness, on the other hand, places an embedded status quo logic first, before proper grammar and is therefore, by the ancient codes, incapable of fully assessing reality properly … though the modern materialist will certainly argue they can by rejecting anything which cannot be weighed or measured.

    This is not to discard the great triumphs which the scientific endeavors of the last few centuries have brought us, but rather to place them in a larger sense of being, one that takes life as the primary force of existence.

    Standard science holds that matter is the ground of reality and consciousness has arisen by pure chance from that. But this assumption is a violation of the Trivium.

    The modern scientific paradigm assumes that the electrical particles manufactured and manipulated in high energy experiments are the key components of our experiential reality. That is a belief system, and certainly one of arguable validity considering the mass of scientific knowledge gained (including the equipment used to write and read this article), yet one which is unable by its very nature to define the very life and consciousness which drives us to understand this manifestation we find ourselves immersed within.

    The electrical particles are subsensible, beneath our senses, and thus taken as a base of reality this approach is repugnant to true progress in natural science.

    Seeking the supersensible, that which is above the senses, is the true path of natural science, for we cannot rest on the laurels of the orthodox world if we seek to evolve intellectually and spiritually.

    As Goethe said, “Every process of Nature properly understood creates a new organ of cognition in consciousness.”

    Goethe’s method of training observation and thought allows us a spiritual understanding of Nature. And this is not a spirit one must believe in, but rather one experiences directly though raising one’s cognitive capacity through observing natural processes. (see Man or Matter by Ernst Lehrs)

    It is our responsibility and duty as evolving souls inhabiting physical form to continue to learn about this universe we find ourselves immersed within. We own it to our children and to the generations that come after them to strive for a living, natural science.

    There are certainly a wide range of approaches to understanding, some based on definable facts, some on beliefs. This is a brief overview of just one path amongst many. It is however with certainty that by learning and adhering to the techniques of the Seven Liberal Arts one may gain a superior knowledge of reality whilst perfecting their processes of thought and analysis.