October 4, 2009

D-flat is the "Key of the Earth"

Wow! I'd like to share this beautiful story I just read. I was cleaning off my book shelves this morning and had to remove the books from the shelves in order to do so. As I was stacking up the books on the floor this one book fell open. When I reached down to pick it up I was drawn to what was written. The book I am referring to is titled, "Love Signs" by Linda Goodman first edition dated 1978. The page that first caught my attention is 787. I've had this book for decades and it has just sat on the shelf. It's funny how a haphazard moment can lead to such enlightenment as I've just experienced. I have always said that music is the pathway to the soul and this explains why. I hope you enjoy this story and be inspired. I have typed pages 787, 788 and part of 789 and 790 for your enjoyment.


Take for example, music. Everything in the Universe, in the entire solar system, answers infallibly to its own very individual key - or note, half-note, quarter-note, sixteenth noth... and so on. Every thing and every person. Even buildings and bridges. Sometimes, when you're listening to a symphony, a certain note, or a combination of notes within a chord will, for a split second in Time, cause you to feel a chill at the back of your neck, a quiver or a tiny tremble. You have been "struck" with your personal vibration, and your physical body is responding to it. In the science of metaphysics, theoretically (and actually) your own individual "sound" or "key" or musical "note", when sounded in its precise, exact tone would so powerfully affect you through its vibrations that, played sharply enough (or loudly enough) and sustained long enough, it could kill. (The soul would follow it, out of the body.) Conversely, on the positive side, when played (or sounded) softly enough, sustained for the proper exactitude of moments, it could so transfigure you with joy and peace, you would literally "levitate" as did the "saints".

The grandson of composer Felix Mendelssohn experimented with these concepts, based on the known fact that, when a singer hits a certain note, in a certain key, the sound will instantly shatter a glass. His research led him to realize the Bible meant literally what was written in the claiming that, when Joshua blew a particular note, in a precise key on the "Ram's horn" - the walls of Jericho "came tumbling down". When a group of soldiers march in time toward a bridge, the leader will call out "Break Step!" if it's a fragile bridge they're approaching, because the rhythm of all those feet, pounding the Earth in time together, could actually destroy or damage the bridge structure. Mendelssohn therefore concluded that the armies led by Joshua approached the walls of Jericho "in step" together - thousands of feet in tempo, setting up a powerful (and particular) vibration in the Earth, so that when Joshua (who was metaphysically knowledgeable) then blew the precise note on the Ram's horn, the combination of the marching feet vibrations with the individual "sound" of the wall structure itself, caused the walls of Jericho to respond, and to "come tumbling down", right on schedule. Sound itself, alone, in the proper key and vibratory frequency, has the "power and the glory" (and the energy) to actually move huge stones or rocks. This is the buried-in-ancient-mystery, esoteric truth behind the legendary "Open Sesame" and "Abracadabra" chants (although they've been passed down to us in distorted form, no longer precisely purely precise). So now you know how those immense boulders were levitated to build the Great Pyramid of Giza! Musically and melodiously, under the direction of Osiris. (Not Cheops - he came later, and did a bit of creative plagiarizing from the great Osiris.)

What do you suppose is the "Earth's key?" The answer D-flat. Here's the proof. In 1975, on a late November Sagittarian evening, jazz musician Paul Winter had a profound and perfectly marvelous, likewise Sagittarian, Jupiter-inspired idea. He trudged high into a Sierra Nevada wildlife research center with his alto sax, and improvised a bluesy wail. At first curiously silent, after a time, some lady timber wolves began to sing along. Their howls harmonized with and matched perfectly the length and shape of Winter's musical notes, creating the most thrilling duet he ever played. Originally inspired by a recording of the humpback whale songs, Winter has since played concerts for - and in harmony with - all sorts of animals, who match the notes, the tones and the rhythms of his sax precisely, never missing a beat or half note. Once, off British Columbia, Paul played a concert for whales - and to everyone's astonishment, they stuck their heads out of the water, and gathered in a circle to listen, as the Greepeace people watched in happy amazement. His moonlight duets with animals have even interested stuffy scientists, who were first stodgy, then amused, but are now finally beginning to think Winter has given them the "key" to how animals communicate - migrate, mate and form packs.

Jazzman Winter's new album features an "eight member family" of instruments, dating back to the Renaissance. Titled "Common Ground", the album contains several melodies with choruses sung by wolves, whales - and even an eagle! They're all in the key of D-flat, the only one the animals will harmonize with, you see, which causes Winter (and any meditative person) to conclude that D-flat is the "key of the Earth".

And without the merry, playful, owlish, wise and prophetic Archers, having been as kind and compassionate toward animals as they've been for all these many centuries, none of Nature's birds and gentle beasts would have trusted Paul Winter enough to sing a single harmonic note in duet with his jazz saxophone. Much of the loving-kindness and protection from human brutality our animal brothers, bird sisters and sea life creatures have received has been from the Virgo, Sagittarian (and Aquarian) vibrations on Earth, giving them the faith to make their touching, tentative gesture of cooperation and love, to the tune of Winter's friendly vibes. As Winter himself explains it, so very beautifully, "if something is sensitive, thoughtful, we call it human. How arrogant. It's really a sound which says, I'm glad to be feeling. It's an affirmation." YES. An affirmation of Life and Love... and the singing Oneness of ALL NATURE.

It's an unexpected touch of magic that the songs on Side One of Paul Winter's "Common Ground" album, with their haunting melodies and chants, recalling the dawn reveries of monks at their prayers - should feature Renaissance instruments and rhythmic patterns, some with birds singing their glad morning hosannas in the background, along with other animals. A touch of magic because... the greatest friend the animals and birds on this planet ever knew was the simple Franciscan, Francis (Francesco) Bernardone, who lived his humble life of peace and goodness toward all creatures, great and small, during Medieval times. A few of his early years were spent as a strolling troubadour, and often, as a young man, he serenaded Claire, his Lady Poverty, by softly singing lyrics he composed himself to these same kinds of Renaissance rhythms, and playing the same kind of instruments.

The Winter earth-magic promise of Spring's return would be a most appropriate theme for the Virgo-Sagittarius relationship. Then the Virgin and the Centaur can join hands to sing together the first chorus of the Music of the Spheres with all the whales, eagles, wolves and birds they happen to meet on their path... bringing us all a little closer to the symphony of Peace. Sagittarian Francesco Bernardone, of Assisi, with his Moon in Virgo, will bless them with the benediction of his smile, and carol along with them... in the key of D-flat.

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