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LAW OF OCTAVES

LAW OF OCTAVES

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BYRobert Anton Wilson
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The Octave of Energy
by Robert Anton Wilson
 
T
he Law of Octaves was first suggested by Pythagoras inancient Greece. Having observed that the eight notes of theconventional Occidental musical scale were governed bydefinite mathematical relationships, Pythagoras proceeded tocreate a whole cosmology based on 8s. In this octagonal modelPythagoras made numerous mistakes, because he wasgeneralizing from insufficient data. However, his work was thefirst attempt in history to unify science, mathematics, art andmysticism into one comprehensible system and as such is stillinfluential. Leary, Crowley and Buckminster Fuller have alldescribed themselves as modern Pythagoreans.
In China, roughly contemporary with Pythagoras, theTaoists built up a cosmology based on the interplay of yang (positive) and yin (negative), which produced theeight trigrams of the I Ching, out of which are generatedthe 64 hexagrams.In India, Buddha announced, after his illuminationunder the Bodhi tree, the Noble Eightfold Path. Patanjalisubsequently reduced the science of yoga to eight "limbs"or, as we might say, eight "steps."The game of chess appeared, somewhere in theEast, with a grid based on 8x8 (64) squares.Hepler discovered the laws of planetary motionserendipitously, while trying to make the planets fit intothe Pythagorean octave.
 
In the 1860s, English chemist John Newland showedthat all the chemical elements fall into eight families.Since Pythagorean mysticism was unfashionable at thattime, Newland was literally laughed at and rejected by theRoyal Chemical Society. In the 1870s, with much moredetail than Newland, the Russian chemist Mendeleyevproved once and for all that the elements do, indeed, fallinto eight families. His Periodic Table of the Elements, anoctave of hauntingly Pythagorean harmony, hangs inevery high-school chemistry class today. (The RoyalSociety later apologized to Newland and gave him a GoldMedal.)Nikolai Tesla invented the alternating currentgenerator which unleashed the modern technologicalrevolution after a series of visions in which, among other things, Tesla "saw" that everything in the universe obeysa law of Octaves.Modern geneticists have found that the DNA-RNA"dialogue" -- the molecular information system governinglife and evolution - it transmitted by 64 (8x8) codons.R. Buckminster Fuller , in his Synergetic-EnergeticGeometry, which he claims is the "co-ordinate system of the Universe," reduces all phenomena to geometric-energetic constructs based on the tetrahedron (4-sided),the octet truss (8-sided) and the coupler (8-faceted with24 phases). Fuller argues specifically that the 8-face, 24-phase coupler underlies the 8-fold division of the
 
chemical elements on the Mendeleyev Periodic Table.In 1973, unaware of Fuller's coupler - which I called tohis attention later - Dr. Leary began to divide his 8 circuitsinto a 24-stage Periodic Table of Evolution (see diagram).Leary also began attempting to correlate this with thePeriodic Table of Elements in chemistry.The eight families of elements are:
1.
 
Alkalis2.
 
Alkalines3.
 
Borons4.
 
Carbons5.
 
Nitrogens6.
 
Oxygens7.
 
Halogens8.
 
Noble GasesThe first four families, Leary argues, are terrestrial; that is, theyare heavy and tend to fall to Earth. The second four familes areextraterrestrial; that is, they tend to float off into space.Similarly, he says, the first four circuits of the nervous systemare terrestrial; their function is to control survival andreproduction at the bottom of the 4,000-mile gravity well inwhich we presently live. The second four circuits, then, areextraterrestrial; they will come into full play only when we livenormally in zero-gravity - in free space.
 
THE PERIODIC TABLE OF EVOLUTION
 
CIRCUITDENDRITICFUNCTION(Input)CELL BODYFUNCTION(Integrative)AXONICFUNCTION(Output)Neuroatomic
CosmicConsciousness
 
CosmicEngineering
 
Cosmic Fusion
 
Neurogenetic
DNA AwarenessDNA DNA Fusion
 

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