THE LAW OF TWELVE
JANUARY 28, 2009
Quote of the Month
"Admitting that you do not know what you do not know, that is knowledge"
|GREETINGS DEAR FRIENDS
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.
THE LAW OF TWELVE
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
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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.
THE COMMUNITY OF HEARTS YOGA STUDIO PRESENTS:
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.
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.
WHERE: The Community of Hearts Yoga
826 King St. N., Unit 21
To register call Joan Schaner at 519.880.9339 or email email@example.com
The Bhadra Collective in Toronto
with special guests:
Anne Marie Boudreau - hang, vocals
Gary Diggins - trumpet, flugelhorn, didgeridoo, hang
Listen to audio-samples from the cd,
WHERE: The Trane - 964 Bathurst St. - a funky nightclub on Bathurst, north of Bloor.
'Soon Come Shekinah' at
|GUELPH CHANT CLUB|
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 guelph-unitarians.com
SUGGESTED DONATION - $10
The Georgetown Society of Dowsers presents:
The Power of Chant and Mantra
with Dennis Gaumond
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.
for more info: