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JANUARY 28, 2009

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"Admitting that you do not know what you do not know, that is knowledge"
- Confusius


Many exciting things are happening in the next while, including a concert/kirtan with Pam Gerrand and a concert with David Hickey. Also I'm pleased to announce that, thanks to a great turn-out at the last event at The Trane in Toronto, the Bhadra Collective will be appearing there once a month. Our next date is Feb. 15. Read all the details below.

Also, in this newsletter there is an article on the Law of Twelve, also known as the Law of Octaves or the Second Fundamental Law of the Universe.

If you'd like to access past newsletters containing the ongoing articles on the Physics of Mysticism,  Magic, the Power of Mantra and other topics, please visit the 'newsletter' page of my website,  whyislife.com

Peace and love, Dennis.

by Dennis Gaumond

At all levels of creation - in all realms, there are specific laws and patterns according to which Energy behaves. In our world there are many laws with which we are becoming familiar. Some of these, such as inertia, refraction, etc., we learned about in our high-school physics class. Other natural laws are in the domain of more sophisticated science.  There are many ways in which energy 'likes to behave' and science is discovering more and more of them.

Also, there are those laws that are outside the current realm of science. Many of them have been referred to in ancient writings and traditions such as Tantra, alchemy, Hermetic magic, Qabala, shamanic rituals, etc. One of these is sometimes called the Law of Twelve or the Law of Octaves or the Second Fundamental Law of the Universe. For some reason, energy tends to break down in divisions of 12. In fact, 12 is a very significant number which appears over and over in many contexts throughout history. We have 12 months in the year and 12 signs of the Zodiac, 12 hours on a clock-face, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 gods in the Greek pantheon, 12 apostles surrounding Jesus who would be the 13th, etc. There are far too many examples to list here.

Music also adhere's to this pattern. There are 12 notes in an octave, counting all the semitones. In other words, if you counted all the white keys and black keys on a piano, starting at middle C, there would be 12 before arriving at the start of the next octave, treble C - the thirteenth note.

In geometry it is noted that if a sphere had other equal sized spheres perfectly packed around it, each of them touching its surface, there would be 12 such spheres. The one in the center would be the 13th.  If this pack was contained by a larger sphere, this sphere could be at the center of another pack of 12 spheres. The number 13 represents enlightenment, Christ consciousness, the start of the next octave.

Further to that, within the 12, energy likes to arrange itself into patterns of 7. There are also countless examples of 7 in our Earth culture, i.e. 7 days, 7 colors in the spectrum, 7 chakras, 7 deadly sins, and many manifestations of 7 in sacred geometry. In music, most scales are a pattern of 7 notes that exist within the larger octave of 12 notes. The word 'octave' comes from the idea that the scale repeats itself starting with the 8th note.

The mystics tell us that this pattern applies to energy at all levels. If all of creation was separated into 12 sub-divisions, each of these levels of reality would be a 'realm' or 'dimension'. Ours is the physical/material realm, said to be the third dimension. Much of the energy that makes up this realm manifests as 'matter', perceivable by our 5 senses.

with Pam Gerrand and Dennis Gaumond
Friday, Jan. 30,  7 PM

Pam and Dennis offer an experiential journey to your heart wisdom, weaving original songs with ancient chants that are literally codes for healing and harmony. You will be entertained, soothed and moved by beautiful music in an intimate setting. You will experience the power of voices united in a common intent.
*No previous musical experience is required.
Even if you don't consider yourself a singer or musician you will be delighted at your ability to join with others to create powerful sound through toning and chanting.

COST: $25

WHERE:  The Community of Hearts Yoga Studio

826 King St. N., Unit 21

To register call Joan Schaner at 519.880.9339 or email shraddha.jschaner@sympatico.ca

The Bhadra Collective in Toronto

February 15.

with special guests:

Anne Marie Boudreau - hang, vocals
Gary Diggins - trumpet, flugelhorn, didgeridoo, hang

WHERE:  The Trane -
964 Bathurst St. - a funky nightclub on Bathurst, north of Bloor.
TIME:   8 pm
COVER: $15
"The Trane has great food."
for more info: www.tranestudio.com

Listen to audio-samples from the cd,
'Soon Come Shekinah' at

DATE                                             CITY                                        VENUE               ______________________________________________________________________
WED., FEB. 4, 09                      Guelph,                              Unitarian Church
7:45 to 9:30 pm                        Ontaro                   

The Unitarian Church is on the corner of

Harris and York Streets in Guelph.

For more Detailed directions, check out 

The Georgetown Society of Dowsers presents:

The Power of Chant and Mantra
with Dennis Gaumond
Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:30 PM

The ancients understood that sound has the power to heal and transform. Today more and more people are discovering that the use of sound is a joyful way to affect health, stress levels and mental attitudes. This presentation provides an opportunity to both learn about and experience the transformational power of sound. It will include a chant circle, a demonstration of the power of sound and a discussion of what a mantra is and why it works.

171 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON,

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