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Article One: The Hermetic Code

by Michael Hayes.

The Hermetic Code A General Theory of just about Everything. Douglas Adams famously quipped that the number 42 was the key to the secret of life, the universe, everything. Denizens of the hitchhiker's quirky world have long delighted in this revelation, so meaningless as to be almost profound. Ironically, however, Adams was unwittingly touching on an idea that does, in fact, have substance: there is indeed a number that embodies a kind of general theory of everything. Before I expand on this, a little background information will help the reader understand where I'm coming from. Ever since I can remember, I have always been confounded by the mystery of human existence. This consciousness of ours, which we blindly take for granted, is to me nothing short of a miracle. What it is witness to is equally profound and perplexing, natural happenings that we seldom think about, but which in reality are truly awesome. For example, millions of sentient beings all over the world, hominid and animal, being born only to starve or be slaughtered wholesale, either through natural disasters, or, more perplexingly, through gross aberrations in human behaviour. On the wider scale of evolution, we see the emergence and subsequent extinction of whole races of people and species of animal. And existence is no less capricious in the greater cosmos, with the continuous formation and cataclysmic destruction of planets, stars, galaxies. Just normal, 'everyday' occurrences - but these inviolable and often disturbingly violent events have persistently dogged my reason. Why, I wondered, would the cleric's omniscient Benefactor - if he exists - create such a myriad of wonderful forms and then turn round and simply annihilate them? These endless cycles of light and darkness, life and death - what kind of devilish game is being played here? The ongoing debate over the possible existence and modus operandi of a conscious, all-knowing Creator proceeds unabated, with contributors from all disciplines lining up to have their say. However, owing to a remarkable sequence of events which led me on a solitary quest which was to last nearly fifteen years, I believe I have found a way of understanding what might really be going on in and around us. What is more, in this particular scheme of things, 'God' is tangible, very much alive, and undeniably omnipresent. And in the end, if I am right, the long-term future of our race, powered by evolutionary forces that are encoded in the very fabric of the universe itself, looks not all bad. Introducing the Hermetic Code The Hermetic Code - which I am hereby promoting as 'the General Theory of just about Everything' - centres on a familiar numerical symbol: 22/7. This is 'classical' Pi of course, (as opposed to the ever illusive 'mathematical' version), a unique numerical symmetry whose discovery is generally attributed to the Greeks and which is most commonly known today for its use in maths as an approximate means of squaring the circle. More importantly, however, Pi is, in fact, a symbolic embodiment of the two most fundamental laws of nature, namely: the ubiquitous law of three forces, (active-passive-neutral) and the lesser known but equally all-embracing law of octaves. The law of three forces, as we shall see, is the absolute mainstay of all creative processes; its influence manifests practically everywhere. The second law, the law of octaves, tells us that all phenomena generated by these three primordial forces are essentially musical structures. To sensibly visualise this concept, we need to look at the formula Pi when expressed musically. This may look baffling at first, but in reality, it's as easy as Doh re mi.

This configuration expresses in exact scientific terms everything you need to know to understand the General Theory of just about Everything. But if you are the type who finds this kind of symbolism a little daunting, all you need do is remember these key musical numbers: 3, 4, 7, 8, 22 and 64. Three, the number of the Trinity, is the number of octaves encoded in Pi. Seven is the number of intervals between the notes of each of these octaves. Four is the number of 'base-notes' (Doh's), in three consecutive octaves. Eight is the number of fundamental notes in a single octave. Twenty-two is the number of notes in three consecutive octaves. And, according to the law of three forces, the three octaves incorporated in Pi are each sub-divisible into three octaves apiece, giving an inward formula of nine octaves, or 64 'notes'. So eight is the constant and sixty-four...

- is the square of it. So ends the maths. You really don't need to be an Einstein to venture further. It is worth noting, however, that the most famous scientific equation of all time - e = mc2 - was formulated to verify this great scientist's Special Theory of Relativity, which states that 'e' - the latent nuclear energy contained in any given element, is equal to 'm' - the mass of the thing, multiplied by 'c2' - the square of the constant speed of light. As we shall see, the square of the constant occurs time and again throughout the whole of nature. I have called this musical pattern of symmetry The Hermetic Code, after the Greek god of wisdom and patron of alchemy, Hermes Trismegistus, known as the god, Thoth, in Old Kingdom Egypt. As I explained in my first book, The Infinite Harmony, it was in ancient Egypt where the Pi symmetry first came to light, both in its most famous piece of architecture - the Great Pyramid of Khufu - and also in extant administrative documents of the Old Kingdom. The law of three expressed in the Hermetic Code can be discerned by anyone. Nothing in this universe can be created without the combined action of the three forces described by it: active, passive and neutral. The three main constituents of atoms - protons, electrons, neutrons - the triplet-codon templates of the genetic code, the three-pin plug, two opposing teams and a neutral referee, the three primary colours of the rainbow, the tripart social and political arenas, two chemical compounds and an intermediary catalyst - all of these trinities exist and interact as a direct result of the three fundamental forces described by the first law of nature. Whenever and wherever something new is created, these three forces will inevitably be there. The second law - the law of octaves - also operates throughout the entire universe. For example, the atomic scale of matter described by the periodic table of elements in chemistry conforms to this law precisely. Based on the atomic weight of a given substance, the table begins at its apex with hydrogen, the lightest of all elements, which has just one electron tracing a specific orbit, or 'period', around the nucleus. The heavier the element, the more electrons it houses, and the more periods are needed to accommodate them. The table ends with substances like curium, one of the densest of elements and more radioactive than uranium or even plutonium. The curium atom plays host to ninety-six electrons, which between them trace a total of seven periods around the nucleus - precisely the number of 'periods', or intervals, between the fundamental notes of the major musical scale. The eighth, transcendental 'note' of this atomic scale is of course the whole phenomenon, all atoms combined. Further, a current method of classification in nuclear physics known as the theory of 'quantum chromodynamics' indicates that, beneath the atomic scale, in the world of sub-atomic particles, there are also distinct musical symmetries. The noted American physicist, Murray Gell-Man, proposed that certain routinely observed 'particle molecules' known as 'baryons', 'mesons' and 'pions', always combine together in families of eight called 'octets' - hence his name for the system: the 'eightfold way'. In addition, each of the eight particles in an octet is itself a triplet made up of three smaller particles, which Gell-Man called 'quarks'. Three quarks to each particle, eight particles to each octet. Sound familiar? Then we have the hermetic structure of light, with its three primary colours, the seven fundamental colours of the spectrum, and the final, eighth 'note', the product of all seven colours when spun together white light. Whilst still on the subject of theoretical physics, it is also interesting to note that the square of the musical constant, the number sixty-four, has surfaced in the somewhat obscure theory of superstrings. This theory describes all particles everywhere in the universe as being the product of the vibrations of infinitesimally small, one dimensional 'strings' of energy which permeate throughout the whole of space. You really can't get more intellectually obscure than superstring theory, involving as it does no less than ten or even eleven different dimensions (three of space, one of time, six of God-knows-what - and maybe one over), and a system of higher mathematics guaranteed to make the layman's eyes glaze over in seconds. But no matter, all we need to know here is that this incredibly complicated system has created a highly resonant 'superstring' of inter-changeable energies that has precisely sixty-four degrees of movement associated with it.

ideas. of the DNA molecule. Also in ancient China. director of all twenty-two nomes (districts) of Upper or Southern Egypt. Care to expand anyone? If Hermetic is genetic. taught a system of initiation at his school known as the 'eight steps of learning'. In Persia. Zoroaster created his mythic pantheon of eight 'Bounteous Immortals'. which arose at Hermopolis. which sums up this idea perfectly: 'As above. There are sixty-four possible combinations of these bases. The ancients seem to have understood this. which. in OK Egypt. Mohammed appeared and impressed millions in Arabia and beyond with the narrative of his famous night journey. The obvious anomaly puzzled me at first. entirely reminiscent of the mythology of Egypt. And the number sixty-four: We have already seen how the I-Ching is overall a composition of sixty-four separate texts. whose chapters were 'numbered' using a mysterious combination of eight three-lined symbols called trigrams. not only throughout their physical world.up through the 'seven heavens'. Without exception. In the Book of Genesis of Mosaic tradition we are told that God worked for six days and rested on the seventh. in action. the master plan. this means that the universe itself is alive. celestial bodies.music. that the formula Pi and its derivative number sixty-four was the original blueprint from which the whole edifice was constructed. which is why they devised a musical mode of existence in the form of prescribed disciplines and rituals. so below'. It was such a council that. Shemaj. or great scientists and artists like Einstein or DaVinci. in Egyptian.is applicable literally everywhere. Confucius himself. that the Hermetic Code. its height standing in relation to the circumference of its base in the same proportion as a radius stands in relation to the circumference of its circle.particles. from the sacred site of the Dome of the Rock temple in Jerusalem . we have here a candidate that outshines all of the abstract deities vaguely alluded to by theologians . What is not unanimously agreed is that this relationship was intentionally projected into it by its designers. which is the sum of all the numbers from one to sixty-four. not quite so strange. four male. Tickets are free. And again. an exact blueprint. incidentally. These unforgettable individuals are. as is said in scripture.precisely sixty-four notes. Everyone agrees that the Great Pyramid's dimensions incorporate the Pi symmetry. but also in the movements of the planets in relation to the sun. Contemporary Greek thinkers attached great importance to an Egyptian number system known as the 'magic square of Mercury' defined by the number 2080. living cells . a sign that a country had reached the maximum of plenty and fertility was that one woman should bare four pairs of twins. Perhaps most crucial of all aspects of the Hermetic Code is that this same pattern of symmetry occurs in the digital format of the amino-acid scale of living cells. we are left with a musical scale of nine consecutive octaves . of Confucius. universal music.from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic .Pi. which again. Assuming. they have fortuitously caught a glimpse of the greater picture and subsequently impressed all humanity by lucidly translating their experiences into seminal ideas .called in the Koran the 'Furthest Mosque' . if everything is music. This directive appoints the Vizier and High Priest. So the General Theory of just about Everything is described in its entirety by the Hermetic Code. is a miniature universe. succeeded in fertilising himself to produce four divine couples. for the seeds of science were sown long ago. There is one singular saying attributed to the Egyptian god. There is. is the 'heaven' expressed in all religions. that the universe is a living entity. then. According to the eponimous Shabaka Stone. are still alive today. to instil into the consciousness of humankind the necessity to harmonise ones movements and inner faculties according to the principles of the Hermetic Code. predicted their Avatar's birth. waiting patiently for us to join them in the party that never ends. Christ. concepts. according to legend. The fabled 'music of the spheres' is not simply legend. This greater scale. Jesus Christ enacted the greatest musical performances of all time: the eight days of the Passion.enduring theories and concepts. quite literally. It is my contention. a celestial celebration to which. communing with the godlike inhabitants of the real world. . To briefly illustrate this. Amino acids are synthesised from templates. Thoth. in the 6th century BC.re-invented his own version of the oldest science on earth by working out the precise mathematics of the octave. introduced a belief system. The Hermopolitan theology of OK Egypt. four female. we have all been cordially invited. or the Book of Changes. Mercury. these immensely powerful religious doctrines are all exact copies of the original blueprint. there is a crucial chapter on the 'sacred light of Allah' . this would suggest that the more advanced products of an organic brain . In China. About five hundred years later. is a Romanised version of Hermes/Thoth. the sum of all the previous notes. Newton. Presumably he started over on the eighth. Pythagoras. the god. for example. is precisely why 'religion' was first invented and why every seventh day was marked out as a 'sabbath'. a scientific concept describing a higher dimension accessible to the trained mind. as vivid and meaningful and powerful as they ever were. This message couldn't be clearer: man below and the greater cosmos above. there is also a 'cosmic' aspect of the Hermetic Code. who much later added commentaries to the book. If we regard the 'gods' of the Great Ennead as 'octaves'. as stated so emphatically in Genesis. which 'existed in him'. 'immaculately conceived'. it is an organism of infinite size. the Buddha introduced his eightfold path to enlightenment. In fact. All of these planetary cycles as I explain in my book. quite literally. but on closer examination of this myth. the Egyptian 'messenger of the gods'. but fact. I believe the answer may be yes on all counts. However. and these in turn code for the synthesis of one or another of exactly twenty-two 'notes' in this fundamental biochemical scale . whose separate strands all lead back to the same hermetic blueprint. in Nepal. But what does all this mean? It means many things. So the question arises: did they consciously know this? Or did they sense it. It is a remarkably resilient evolutionary concept that has been in existence at least since the time of Old Kingdom Egypt. this proposed intent is in fact supported by extant administrative documents of the Old Kingdom in which the key numbers of 'classical Pi' . This symbolism could not be clearer: father over son. Exactly the same format appears in another major theological system formulated about the time of the III dynasty by Memphite priests. everything.22 and 7 . emote it. King Shabaka. And in Greece. Hermopolis itself was called. but also of the genetic code. The great innovators of the past mentioned above have. as intrinsically organic as the brain from which they originate. are made in the same image. The fact that the Hermetic Code has been embodied in architecture and myth since the dawn of civilisation indicates that our remotest ancestors were somehow 'in tune' with a symmetry of composition that existed. even the apparent cacophony of so-called 'chaos'. not only in the wider universe.are also in some way alive. This was Ptah. a greater 'scale' above.an all-powerful and all-encompassing entity that actually does exist. This rather awkward detail of a pantheon on nine gods was at first disconcertingly inconsistent with 'my' musical theory. of life itself. as we shall see when we go back in time. Later still. Mohammed. simply differing 'crystallised' forms of the self-same. it actually provides us with the 'key' to to the secrets encoded in the 'sacred constant' . apparently. the legendary sage. then everything is hermetic. which was later condensed into a book now known as the I Ching. Think of the works of Hermes and his builders. in effect.twenty amino acids and two additional digital signals coding for starting and stopping the process of synthesis. The crucial second part of the document appoints the Vizier's son as deputy director of just seven nomes. twenty-two over seven . Zoroaster. in the Koran. in a sense. as we see from the periodic table. which enabled them to psychologically conform to the laws and forces controlling evolution. the square of the constant. This. sounded by all atoms everywhere. not only of the underlying structure of the physical universe. Atum. already 'transcended' on to a higher dimension.As well as the microcosmic music of the underworld. alive. the design plan for everything existing . Michaelangelo. 2004 0 comments Labels: Articles Article Two: Hidden Harmonies by Colin Wilson. Quantum Genes. Everyone. of course an eighth note in the scale of the periodic table. who are said to have appeared simultaneously on the primeval hillock known as the Island of Flame. It means. no inconsistency whatever. comprising any three of four chemical 'bases'. but it seems that the evolutionary journey of the spirit is long and precipitous. is prevalent throughout the whole of nature. Now consider this: In the symbolism of every major religion and belief-system in history. In Nepal. beat out endlessly repeating intervals developing in time which exactly conform to the relative values of the fundamental notes of the major scale. And. sometime in the third millenium BC. it was customary on issues of supreme importance for the nobility to consult a council of sixty-four Brahmins. High Priests. already 'out there'. the god of Memphis. but as I have attempted to show in my book. but also in the ephemeral realms of the collective human psyche. I came to realise that there was. How strange is that? Well. to the next 'scale' of evolutionary development. This is dramatically reflected. in a sense. The third and last major myth of the Old Kingdon was the Heliopolitan system. the seat of Thoth himself.and others too numerous to mention. they are metaphysical genes. we need to focus on the two key numbers of the octave: eight (the notes) and seven (the intervals between them). the Buddha. This is that.appear in a royal decree. genetic. which differs from the two already mentioned in that the gods of its pantheon were nine in number. alone and unaided. the key numbers of the Hermetic Code are absolutely paramount. for example. Fu Hsi. theories. a slab of basalt carved at the command of the XXV dynasty pharoah. even Darwin .Pythagoras . is music. embraces a pantheon of eight gods. In the time of the Buddha. in fact. composed by nature from units and sub-units of the constant number eight and its natural multiple. So we can see that all phenomena . So if you are looking for a 'god'. the symmetry it describes is currently 'resonating' through the entire spectrum of modern scientific discovery. This same universal harmony is also reflected in the ever present number seven. from the proportions evident in the Great Pyramid of Giza. By now it should be apparent that the Hermetic Code is not merely some crank or arbitrary invention. not only in the musical vibrations and symmetries of light itself.chapter sixty-four. from Palm Sunday to the Sunday of the Resurrection. and that we are all copies of it. . the Maker of the universe manifested his creativity through the intermediary of eight forms.are. on the island of Samos. intuit it? There is no space here to elaborate on these questions. in time. After all. in Palestine. and travelling restrictions are such that absolutely no excess baggage can be accommodated. 'the (city) of the eight' (Khmoun). Black Spring Press. remarkably. I believe. or 'codons'. According to it. Remember. They have. but even in their own DNA. sixty-four. The aim was quite straightforward: it was an attempt to complete the natural course of one's evolutionary and psychological development by living-out a harmonious existence and ultimately transcending on to a higher plane. the original philosopher himself .

Could this really be just coincidence? Since his extra-mural course left him with time to kill. it proved to be of central importance. mi. guanine. and ends on another doh twenty-two notes later. In this case. It transmits this information by means of a code. But at this early stage.. it seemed unlikely that Fu Hsi. and it was there he attended some classes on DNA and the genetic code. in turn. to achieve great self-knowledge. and the Pythagoreans saw music as one of the basic secrets of the universe. An obvious example would be the catalyst in a chemical reaction. I myself. having read them both. the Greek "father of mathematics". an ingenious esoteric symbol designed to express the all-embracing principle of perfect symmetry and absolute harmony. Significance of Sixty-Four Then he remembered where he had come across the number sixty-four . Of course.1). are discussed in some detail in my book: The Infinite Harmony (ch. He believes his scientific truth to be of greater interest and. If this was not coincidence. Hall's student who realised that the children in the playground were dancing to some basic rhythm of life. around the time of construction of the Great Pyramid.Hidden Harmonies After all. which becomes almost totally scrambled in every generation every time a sex-cell is made. each one is composed within as a fundamental octave of resonance . with their three nerve-complexes responsible for sensation. ti . and looks rather like two spiral ladders held together by rungs made of four chemical 'bases' called adenine. a 'triplet' of lines. Hayes recalled that when he had studied the I Ching in his hippie days. This is the name given to the most recent ancestor of all modern humans. as in the I Ching. Gurdjieff . Khatmandu and Afghanistan. The Third Force Pythagoreanism is sometimes called 'number mysticism'. he began looking more closely into this 'coincidence'.took the opportunity to travel to India. When Mike Hayes began to study the major world religions. with the Eve of Eden. an ordinary musical scale has seven notes . he again had this sense of the tremendous vitality of the religious tradition. The law of octaves states that all phenomena also consist of varying 'degrees of resonance'. breaks a deadlock.and not seven times seven or nine times nine. where he had a chance to come into contact with Hinduism and Buddhism. not only. his childhood had not been particularly religious. la. who probably lived in Africa between one hundred and two hundred and fifty thousand years ago. Mike Hayes came to believe that rhythm is basically musical in nature. All human beings. It is therefore a very useful tool for long-term geneologists.but it is the order of these bases that makes the difference between brown and blond hair. The sheer size of these religious territories impressed him. which are always inwardly composed. we should try to think in terms of three. corresponding to the principles of Yin and Yang. the basic number is twentytwo. and to the laws governing musical notes. came to preoccupy an ex-advertising salesman named Michael Hayes. that for them religion was a living reality. but. It was when he learned that sixty-four is the number in which the four bases can form into triplet units called RNA codons that Mike Hayes had a vague sense of deja vu. the mysterious conceptual equivalent of the Rosetta Stone. I believe. The platinised asbestos remains unchanged. When a cell splits into two . as it had been for the cathedral builders of the Middle Ages. however. But perhaps Gurdjieff's most interesting illustration is of someone who wishes to change. they form sulphur trioxide.who derived the idea from the Sankhya philosophy of India .which is how it reproduces . And this. in the overall physiology of human beings. 'Mitochondrial Eve' was born. mitochondrial DNA is passed on down relatively unchanged through the female line only. vital. fa. At one stage. These bases are strung together in what looks like a random order . where his brother was in the senior management of an international trading company. and he contrasts her. Cornwall. etc. harmonies and rhythms can be measured in the physicist's laboratory. Of course. the breakthrough can occur through knowledge . The interesting point about mitochondria is that they have their own DNA. In other words.perhaps through the influence of geographical variables . Another simple example would be a zip. such as whether a baby is born with brown or blond hair." The Double Helix Back in England. Dawkins is particularly fond of Mitochondrial Eve. So the 'double helix' of information in the heart of all reproductive cells is made up from sixty-four hexagrams. He signed on for a course in extramural studies at Leicester University. or the male and female principles.and the Pythagoreans attached a mystical significance to the number three . in other words indeed all living creatures . The Pythagoreans regarded the number twentytwo as sacred because it represented three musical octaves. branching and forking on its way. The code is more familiarly known today by its shorthand version. It was obvious from the sheer number of worshippers. and what we are supposed to do now we are here. the legendary creator of the I Ching. Mike Hayes had played the guitar since his early teens.identified with the Egyptian god Thoth . Sixty-four awoke vague memories. and their devoutness. passive and neutral). Whoever they were. It was during this time he was introduce by a hippie friend to the ideas of Gurdjieff . and each half attracts itself to various molecules of the bases that are floating free.but since there are also two coded instructions for 'start' and 'stop'. Pakistan. a thread-like material in living cells which carries genetic information. these 'saviours' of mankind certainly knew how to make their presence felt. This again seemed vaguely familiar. where his mother owned a hotel . and Pythagoras attached great importance to the numbers three and seven. nuclear DNA.are in reality musically. the third force is a kind of kick. and that all phenomena are products of them. These two laws. energy-producing particles which exist in the thousands in all our cells. Ever since late childhood . They help to convert energy from food molecules and store it for distribution later. so he knew a certain amount of musical theory. of course. am left wondering. emotion and perception and their eight endocrine transformers. he went to live in Mashad. of course. in the late '70s. which might be regarded as darkness and light. When one species mutates off a daughter species. the river of genes forks into two. or 'hermetically' composed. cytosine and thymine. is twenty-two over seven. and this is the classical formula. and the effect of the religious founders on their followers. he was stuck by how often the numbers three. "I decided that there was definitely something supernatural about all this.which was supposed to have been discovered by Pythagoras. The crucial event in human history occurred. During his seven years in Iran. Oxygen and sulphur dioxide do not naturally combine. and if the two branches diverge for long enough . they must be given a push by a third force. This is how living things reproduce themselves. male and female. a suspicion was beginning to form in his mind: that these numbers involved in the DNA code might express some basic law of the universe. and transmute one to another. seven and twenty-two recur.doh. they can be understood like this: The law of triple-creation asserts simply that there are three fundamental creative forces in nature (say. We are inclined to think in terms of dualities: positive and negative.' The Law of three states that all creation involves a third force. Egypt.in the I Ching. in the Old Kingdom. apart from hymns at school and an occasional visit to church. he felt that it was time to catch up on his situation. re. which was finally cracked in the early 1950s by James Watson and Francis Crick. A GREATER SCALE OF BEING .eight times eight .as he prefers to be known . had stumbled upon some kind of mystical insight into the 'code of life.the two species eventually develop quite distinct and different characteristics. In the quest that followed. good and evil. from which sulphuric acid is made. which brings a new drive and optimism. an outside force that alters the balance of the situation. blue or brown eyes. as a scientific hypothesis. Positive and negative merely counterbalance one another. Iran. and in whom the forces of laziness act as a counterbalance. And travelling in India and Pakistan. Can we not be more precise about them? This is a question which.perhaps AGTTCGGAA . a member of the species Homo Sapiens. which he could now see had been less than thorough. so. Mystical Seven Then he recalled where he had seen the number twenty-two. And now he learned that each of the triplet units of RNA links up with another triplet in the DNA molecule. They showed that the DNA molecule had a spiral structure. when Iran was still swarming with hippies. The same things happened when he learned that these codons correspond with the twenty amino acids necessary for the manufacture of protein . and giving rise to new species in the process. but with Pythagoras. for example. Mike Hayes . they are evolutionary 'triple-octaves' with the inherent potential to achieve within a condition of 'optimum resonance'. This was nothing to do with the I Ching. And the basic unit of the I Ching is.the relation of the diameter of a circle to its circumference . and so on. Mike Hayes began to feel that he had stumbled upon something that could be very important indeed. 0 comments Labels: Articles Article Three: An Infinity of Harmonies by Michael Hayes. It took him by surprise for.is known as Thrice Great Hermes. But three octaves .the 'ladder' comes apart. These were the years before the Shah was deposed. which is used as an oracle. at the age of 22. In Mashad he had been deeply impressed by the great mosque of Imam Reza.hence the musical construct of the formula: pi or 22/7 So Pi is a symbolic expression of a fully resonant 'triple-octave'. in essentially musical terms.spent in Penzance.Hayes had been preoccupied with the question of why we are alive. but if passed over hot platinised asbestos. But it is also a remarkably accurate working blueprint for all evolutionary development. The Hermetic Code itself. either broken or unbroken.and began to think more purposefully about the basic problems of human nature. and so its distinctive inner-symmetry can be identified in the biomolecular and physical structures of all forms of life. This also applies to each of the creative forces themselves. The legendary founder of Hermetic philosophy . he had wondered vaguely why the number of its 'hexagrams' (each one made up of two trigrams) should be sixty-four . just as the seven colours of the spectrum are drawn together into white light. but if anything is to come of them.a perception of how it can be achieved. a rhythm that is totally unsuspected by the rest of us. here the final doh somehow draws them together so they can move to a higher octave.and a final doh of the next octave completes it and begins the next octave. 'more poetically moving' than the myth. He was in the position of Edward T. and described in terms of amplitude and wavelength. but also in the sixty-four/twenty-two note amino-acid 'scale of resonance' employed by DNA in the biochemical synthesis of proteins.' But it seemed worth investigating. This is how 'Mitochondrial' or 'African Eve' has been identified and dated. meant he was a kind of Pythagorean.via Ouspenksy's In Search of the Miraculous . An Infinity of Harmonies Richard Dawkins evokes a river of digital information flowing through time in the form of DNA. DNA is. In 1971. The left and right side of the zip need the fastener in the middle to make them combine. the numerical symmetry of which describes. and the unseen forces they describe. Mitochondria are actually tiny. active. Unlike the main. almost by accident. Pi or 22/7. in one of these branches..stated that instead.begins on doh. The Law of Seven is illustrated by the seven notes of the musical scale. The number pi . or the moon and the sun. namely the law of triple-creation and the law of octaves. until there are now two identical ladders. And when he had learned that this was so. in sevenfold patterns of formation and sequence. then there should be eight trigrams hidden in DNA. Gurdjieff had also spoken of the 'Law of Three' and the 'Law of Seven. who can use it for dating common ancestors within species. briefly. the Chinese Book of Changes. the two most fundamental laws of nature. is actually the original 'immaculate conception'.

no one knows. his knowledge of the evolutionary processes of nature mirrors perfectly the sixty-four/twenty-two note structure of the genetic code.. to write. the whole edifice was originally sheathed in an eight-foot thick exterior limestone casing set with joints only a fractions of a millimetre wide! Archaeologists tell us that this remarkable building. vitalism . The analogy Dawkins uses in The Blind Watchmaker is that inorganic crystal growth. was erected around 2700 BC.. so by whatever name he was then known. random mutation from inert matter to evolutionary. apparently. And what was the hominid doing for a living in the Fertile Crescent. which was inscribed on the legendary Emerald Tablet: "As above. Remember. Ergo. are permeated throughout with clearly identifiable hermetic data.. So we have a major twenty-two note scale which can be further subdivided into three minor twenty-two note scales. Dawkins and you. (two or more kinds being a necessary prerequisite for the phenomenon of heredity. a version of this trick was pulled off naturally and spontaneously four thousand million years ago. unseen forces in nature. non-organic self-replicator didn't involve 'handedness'. by Darwinian standards. Mitochondrial. to act as a kind of crude scaffolding for the building of a beautifully proportioned and sophisticated biochemical 'arch'. The Greeks believed the source of all this musical wisdom to have been the Ibis-headed Egyptian god. this condition of optimum resonance. So a great deal happened in the development of the hominid over the last hundred and fifty thousand years. There are limits. were all fully in tune with hermetic philosophy. "the digital revolution at the core of life has dealt the final. This. and some of the larger granite blocks featured in the interior weigh between thirty and seventy tons. the earlier-formed scaffolding. Where this conclusion leaves us. I'm suggesting that there are very real.a cell-nucleus . an achievement for which. like does not beget like. the hermetic code was introduced by a powerful external force into the passive mind of the hominid of the Fertile Crescent. we can but speculate. However. as Dawkins himself points out. or was it purposefully introduced by some universal force." And if the galaxy is also a chromosome. which dictate that the creation of DNA-based life-forms must inevitably occur everywhere in the universe. eight. the first. quite suddenly. the base area of which covers a staggering thirteen acres. and it is this: Is the hermetic code the chance product of random mutation in the tribal brain of a rather fortunate member of the species Homo Sapiens. the other being the incredibly rapid metamorphosis. superseded by its biomolecular successor. using the same kind of tools. said to have magical properties. cut-throat product of DNA's relentless bid for immortality. so below. but when considering the overall symmetrical structure of entire biomolecules.Incidentally the concept of the trinity of creation . or African Eve. This is certainly true in respect of the individual electrons and atoms of which living matter is composed. Exactly what form their self-replicating predecessors had. quite accidentally. over a period of time which. as one might expect. HOMINID FROM A HAT! One assumes. Now contrast his hungry. biomolecular self-replicators also received. he founded the famous Academy as a school for philosophical and scientific research. CRYSTAL ANCESTORS? In fact. Each and every one of us. in total.. nothing much (except surviving. perhaps. The living cell. a greater 'scale of being'.. the hominid had barely learned to tame grass.. walk upon this earth. by following the genetic 'code of conduct' laid down at the microcosmic level of existence (ie. the human race. circa 3200 BC? Well. At least. We thus have two unbelievably propitious macromutations in the otherwise uneventful Darwinian story of the evolution of life on earth. happened.to 'heaven' if you like. Each of its two and a half million blocks or limestone averages two and a half tons in weight. Subsequently the now animated 'arch'. 'hermetically sealed'. conjured-up the amazing hermetic code. Now if. In addition. asserts that. the first of the great trio and Plato's mentor. the likes of which had never been seen before on earth. Homo Habilis and Australopithecus. in the event. Known to the Greeks as Hermes Trismegistus (thrice-great Hermes). Most of the literature relating to Hermes belongs to the post-Christian era and scholars in general doubt that he ever existed. the biomolecular descendant of this inorganic cousin. there occurred. Thus. where the first array of geometrically-aligned atoms and molecules acts as a template for the next. would have been the first Homo Sapiens to successfully copulate and produce descendants. an unprecedented bout of civilised activity. one which I am personally still trying to answer. was surmounted with two wings and entwined by two serpents . you end up with an equal number of left and right-handed molecules. After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC. in clays. which gives. one which. at some remote period in time. Now. flaws (mutations) in their molecular structure. pulling it out of nowhere. flint-wielding creature with the kind of hominid that lived in the Fertile Crescent about five thousand years ago. most massive and intricate building ever to have been fashioned in stone. The Great Pyramid of Cheops is undeniably the oldest. there is no archaeological evidence of it. another illogically-successful macromutation. as I have pointed out in my book. to living.potentially at least . conscious organism. not 'God'). then the fundamental difference between. two varieties. a whole new world for itself. say. on occasions. And if the human brain is a kind of metaphysical 'helix'. a programmable metaphysical 'chromosome' with the inherent capacity to self-replicate. The rod of Hermes was known as the 'caduceus' and he is depicted holding it in Botticelli's La Primavera. grew and blossomed in the space of a couple of centuries.a perfect double helix. Whether or not this will. previously mentioned work. is . say.my kind at least . Through a rapid series of exponential growth patterns it then combines with its fellow creatures to create. that prior to the appearance of the first civilisations.and. She may have lived as recently as a hundred and fifty thousand years ago. molecules of crystals only act as templates for the formation of molecules in their mirror-image. The hominid had learned to build . intricate. he believes. And many questions still to be answered. Now the theory at the root of the hermetic code. as it were. revealed the hermetic code to the human race.not just any old how. perhaps. nine interpenetrating octaves of potential optimum resonance . that is. which are then 'copied' by the next developing layer and so on. growing. But there is actually another very intriguing fact about the mysterious Hermes Trismegistus worthy of note. THE FATHER OF REVELATION The unravelling of the digital molecular structure of the DNA double helix by Watson and Crick has been hailed by Dawkins as the most revolutionary scientific discovery in history. hallelujah! the hominid finally came of age. Chemists have been trying for many years to 'trick' inorganic molecules into 'breeding' other molecules of the same handedness.our own galaxy. for example. visiting Egypt and Italy. Mercury. the digital instructions encoded within DNA). as and when physical conditions permit. "As above. Thoth.a fundamental component of all major religious doctrines . On top of that. a successful fighter and breeder. Macromutations seldom occur in nature and usually result in chronic deformity and eventual extinction. an external 'leg-up' to get themselves started. Socrates. I have a question. the natives not only learned to build on an unprecedented scale. It in fact brings to mind the principal dictum of Hermes Trismegistus. through something or other. as it were. where like begets like). If you start cultivation with a left-hander crystal. The Athenian adepts. someone. Interested readers may care to delve a little deeper into some of these multidimensional meanderings through 'metaphysical time' by consulting my own.a kind of cosmic messenger. But of course. but it's a tall order. involved into extinction. they also. actually attains this highly-desirable condition of optimum resonance and so acquires the supernatural power to self-replicate. I personally find the Darwinian notion of a gradual. There is another quantum leap involved here. eventually evolved. Yet here we have a true quantum leap in spiritual and cultural activity. salt crystals or whatever. a half a millennium before this. then.well. producing mutational flaws over billions of years. of course. and the hermetic code in the macrocosmic world of the human mind are absolutely identical is surely significant. the messenger of the gods. or macrocosmic scale of existence." The implication one immediately draws from this is that the only difference between the DNA helix and a fully-functional human brain is simply one of scale. I'm not talking about 'God' here. which I have called the theory of transcendental evolution.vitalism being the apparently mistaken notion that living material is deeply distinct from non-living material. note. received personal instruction from the Pythagorean school on the island of Samos. and to administrate vast social enterprises. turn out to be the case remains to be seen. writhing. let alone its restless mind. and the harmonious distribution of the electrons and atoms within these beautiful dynamic forms. all three were known to have respected and familiarised themselves with the traditions of the legendary Persian Magi. Crystals also possess right and left-handed properties. like a rabbit out of a hat. but with an expertise and precision that even today's architects and engineers. they should be honoured for as many centuries as Plato or Aristotle." Once again. subluminal instruments of detection of modern science. or the square of the constant number. to me at least. As we have seen from the esoteric content of this individual's remarkable ideas. we can be sure that the Father of Revelation did. rather like a cosmic kick in the head? (Force. As they grow. hermetically-composed bacteria.exactly sixty-four notes. to a higher dimension . multidimensional 'organism' . a molecule of the protein haemoglobin and a molecule of water is surely glaringly obvious. Once the final centre-stone of the arch fell into place (perhaps the last of the four chemical bases). as with the inexplicably swift transition from hunting hominid to civilisation-builder. therefore. is infinitesimally small. one being the quantum transition from. says the author. is so fitting as to be at least as 'poetic' as Mr Dawkins's 'Mitochondrial Eve'. an unwitting. and each of the individual octaves embodied therein are in themselves trinities. Scientists now believe that the first biomolecular self-replicators were free-falling bacterial RNA. so to speak. crystals also produce. as I suspect is the case. without exception. but the natural forces at work in the inorganic molecular world are seemingly indifferent to such a process. Such an organism constitutes a higher dimension for the cell. So. quite suddenly. killing blow to vitalism" . "although the function of an earlier. Great cities and cultures. and on his return to Athens some years later. would find impossible to match. of course).implies that every phenomenon. undetectable by the crude. . From Egypt to Mesopotamia. constantly being transported every-which-way by ever-changing waterflows. The wand itself. 0 comments Labels: Articles Article Four: The Music of the Passion by Michael Hayes.is very much alive and kicking. he later became associated with the Roman god. such as Homo Erectus and its even more remote ancestors. In fact. is a massive quantum leap. 'immaculate' ideas out into the greater conceptual world inhabited by the minds and hearts of humankind. but the fact that the genetic code of the microcosmic world of the cell. the earliest having been dated to around four million years ago. Hermes. Plato quit Greece. crystals do 'grow' in a sense. into entities like Jesus or Einstein. which he presided over for the rest of his life. then presumably it is also an integral component . selfreplicating biomolecules a little hard to swallow. in this instance. But then. I would suggest. say. Rosalind Franklin or the Virgin Mary. quite randomly. a massive. somewhere. a macromutation of the hominid mind that surely breaks one of the most fundamental rules of natural selective evolution. for Eve was little more than a savage. endows any given individual with the supernatural power to penetrate an infinitely greater. Plato's writings. DYING VITALISM According to Dawkins. Before her there were more primitive hominids. which can be attained by following certain tried and tested 'religious' codes of conduct. is a composite triple-octave. at the human level of existence.in the body of an infinitely greater.. to successfully disseminate original. therefore. of African Eve into Madame Curie. Dawkins has suggested that the precursors to organic self-replicators might have been something like inorganic crystals. in the most 'immaculate' of ways. let alone surpass.

Doh. fundamental to the structure of the whole Passion: 'Life'. 'civilizers'. Osiris. sculpture. four male. particularly with regard to the countless numbers of people who have been so profoundly affected by this or that particular code. and the basic assertion that the universe and everything in it is simply 'crystallised music'. and with supreme artistry. The . and I have detailed them elsewhere. which exactly describes the fundamental composition of virtually everything existing. this could well be the long sought 'universal' formula referred to by alchemists of all ages.had never been so resoundingly struck in time. departed Egypt with rather more than just a caravanserai of earthly provisions. has been at the forefront of mankind's intellectual endeavour ever since it was first revealed. The special relevance of this particular number . like that of Osiris.64.quite simply. Quantum Genes. guiding man's conscience. including medicine. scientifically determined path mapped out for us by some unknown genius of the distant past. The Great Pyramid. but eradicate every single trace of Thoth's influence from man's race-memory and you would be left with little more than the cosmic equivalent of a cartload of monkeys. Doh. In the first century AD. Described in its entirety by the formula now known as the Hermetic Code. Moses for example. while his deputy's jurisdiction over the same land extended to only seven nomes. the Pi convention. inspiring his artistic potentialities. seven days later. with new and startling concepts. 'which existed in him'. the symbol of the octave. I was very excited at the time. In this picture.and ending on the following Sunday. As for the world's great composers. You may feel that life is like that now. as we have seen. This was the final week in the life of Jesus Christ. But it was also associated with the numerological figure known as the Magic Square of Mercury and the number 2080. The Passion of Jesus Christ. was a musical production enacted over eight individual stages. is just the beginning. If he or she were not. then perhaps the Great Architect himself would have elected to pass this planet by. as we have noted. everything. 'naturally selective'. death. was possibly the most influential theological system of the Old Kingdom. Hermopolitan theology. But this was not the case.the law of three forces. without exception. According to it. four female. or revelations. 'Hermes the Great. A Retrospective When the full extent of the hermetic phenomenon first dawned on me. High Priests. from the self-replication of microbes to the musings of messiahs. Exactly the same musical format appears in another major theological system in ancient Egypt. the god of Memphis. is particularly significant in that it is symbolic of the first law of nature embodied within the formula pi . 'saviours'. This was Ptah. and represents a development from the Egyptian 'AA AA'. and which was first symbolised numerically in the form of the pi convention. one which modern science has only recently begun to identify. paradoxically. Isis. that life on earth without the Hermetic Code would be overwhelmingly animal. Perhaps it is precisely because of their understanding of certain of the esoteric principles of visual harmony that they were able to achieve such a high degree of artistic expression. The myth embraces a pantheon of eight gods. one of the first recorded expressions was the major Egyptian triad. Further examples of this sacred art of musical symbolism on both sides of the Atlantic are numerous.from the earliest times it has been instrumental in drawing the attention of the scientist and the mathematician toward the problem of squaring the circle. say. modern science would be in today had the key to infinity never been cut. for example. The life. succeeded in fertilising himself to produce the first of four divine couples. Egypt. the sum of all the numbers from one to sixty-four. I have had to backtrack many times in order to make sense of it all. To the ancient Egyptians. if any. which indeed it is. on the last 'note' of the octave. Thoth himself was revered in early Egypt as the founder of the fabled school for the 'sons of kings'. the head of the pantheon. of course. The 'sacred' Trinity in all this is. Indeed it is impossible to conceive of what shape. raising his consciousness toward the heavens. is it conceivable that they might have independently found some other artistic means of impressing us all to such dramatic effect had not man's life been so greatly enriched by the knowledge and application of the musical scale? No. According to the Shabaka Stone. The Greek name for this mysterious character. which arose at Hermopolis. of course. 0 comments Labels: Articles Article Five: A Retrospective by Michael Hayes. at least. or a particle accelerator. He took with him the miracle formula for producing celestial 'manna' . something of vital importance to us all. King Shabaka. In fact. which record that the Grand Vizier had control over the twenty-two nomes (districts) of the land of Upper (southern) Egypt. It seems to me. he left his adopted homeland with full knowledge of the Hermetic Code. visualise a whole book on the subject. These mysteries were first given publicly under the pharaohs of the XII dynasty. All 'avatars'. lay at the root of all the earliest Egyptian myths. all of the major ones having clearly been modelled on the Hermetic Code. and sixty-four is the numerological equivalent of an octave squared.'death' . Subsequently. aggressive. what other forms of religion would men and women have created for themselves over these millennia? Without pi.the Hemetic Code . from the big bang to the big crunch. resurrection and transcendental 'enthronement' of Osiris is identical in every way to the story of Jesus Christ's tumultuous passage across the world stage. Thus from Atum. This indicates that Thoth himself was held to have been a divine embodiment of the 'Holy Trinity'. when they have reputedly 'died'. a formula embodied in early Egyptian myth in the form of the first recorded 'Holy Trinity': Osiris. of the pi formula.The Music of the Passion In order to understand the true meaning of the Passion it is first necessary to realise that all of the major mythological and religious descriptions of the world are actually variations of a single. because I knew straight away that I had stumbled across something big. in my view. and then successfully re-entered the metaphysical arena of human consciousness transformed. beginning on Sunday . on the Sunday of the Resurrection. emerged an octave. but are believed to date right back to the original Osirian myths of the Old Kingdom. scribe of the gods. the human being is potentially very different from the animal. after many a year spent cutting and pasting ideas in my mind. least of all one with my name on the cover. We know the great Renaissance masters had knowledge of the old Egyptian 'canon of proportions' and that they applied it in much of their work. possibly the most notable of which was the annual re-enactment of the mysteries of Osiris at the sacred city of Abydos. the fully resonant triple-octave. from 'superstrung' subatomic particles to galactic superclusters. voluntarily relinquished their sensible grip on the earthly world. in the summer of 1984.'resurrection'. an overall picture has finally emerged. the square of the 'sacred constant' . a temple or a space shuttle? Then there are the arts: painting. an essentially octave format. a slab of basalt carved at the command of the XXV dynasty pharaoh. astronomy. therefore. festivals and religious occasions were of special importance. a mosque or an electron microscope. I had no idea as to what I should do about it. for this esoteric music has been played many times over millennia.a higher form of consciousness.and this is important . which. of which. and culminated. the evolution of human consciousness is seen as following a prescribed. alone and unaided. magic and alchemy. which many years later was to re-emerge as the model of the most famous Passion Play of all time. Isis and Horus. a family of eight. as all but the most hardened of sceptics now acknowledge. the seven-branched candelabrum festooned with twenty-two cups. But then. Mercury was identified with Hermes. have had their seminal moments of 'passion'. the demiurge or maker of the universe manifested his creativity through the intermediary of eight forms. And yet. Significantly they were cast in the form of an eight-act drama. none other than the fabled Philosopher's Stone. The third and last major myth of the Old Kingdom was the Heliopolitan system. Religions exist. the god Atum. The name 'Thrice-Greatest Hermes'.is not only a workably close approximation of the true diameter-to-circumference ratio but also . . The first authentic record of knowledge of the pi relationship appeared in Egyptian Old Kingdom administrative documents. I think it true to say that every major religion. at first. is. The classical convention of 22/7 .the first 'note'. Twenty two over seven. but I did not. In fact. if the pi symmetry . would there still be such a thing as a cathedral. formulated about the time of the III dynasty by the Memphite priesthood. inventor of 'writing'. music. a new cover-version of the Passion of Osiris was released with such dramatic effect that its influence is still today being felt by close to a billion people on this planet. and have existed since the dawn of recorded history. the Great' became the epithet 'Trismegistus' (Thrice-Greatest). this theme is rooted in the minds of beings who supposedly lived long before even the simple wheel was invented. which is still to be seen today in synagogues and traditional Jewish households the world over. or 22/7. original musical theme. the 'Whole'. from time to eternity.the 'signals of Thoth' . But in the end. is an expression of the 'triple-octave'. is a massive embodiment in stone of the Hermetic Code. all of whom were said to have appeared simultaneously on the primeval hillock known as the Island of Flame. That is. the formula pi. he ensured that the kernel of this sacred knowledge should continuously persist in the subconscious minds of his followers by creating the iconic Jewish menorah. and so ultimately to the important discovery of the obvious benefits to be derived from the practical applications of the projected value of pi. Consider also the other 'science' we call religion. to some extent. As I have argued in my latest book. again. and patron of all the sacred arts. Horus.is discussed in some detail in both of my books. the seat of the god Thoth. who by his thought and speech alone created everything that is. the strange fact is that this ancient code constitutes a genuine scientific description of a resonant symmetry that pervades the whole universe. However. which is found as an epithet of Thoth in late hieroglyphic. from life to death. contains elements of the supernatural. I must admit that compiling a survey on such a far-reaching theme hasn't been easy. which began on Palm Sunday. of an octave of time .

the world of science in particular.'coloured' gluons ..H. given all the facts uncovered to date... which states that the son's jurisdiction.M. And God blessed the seventh day. In the Sepher Yetzirah we can further read of the 'three Mother Letters' and the 'seven double letters'.M. the law of seven and the law of three . 'From the collar worn by the French knights hung an eight-point cross (the Templar cross) bearing the fleur-de-lis design of three petals or leaves'. seven days in the week. both exoteric and esoteric. p155 'In order to account for the four-dimensional structure of classical space-time geometry.b. and sanctified it.. but.H.Persian Rivayats.) basic books of kabbalism. an octave.H. This document officially places all twenty-two nomes (districts) under his authority. however. 7-12 **** 'The curium atom plays host to ninety-six electrons which between them trace a total of seven periods around the nucleus.. until the waters were dried up from off the earth. ' Revelation.. there are seven heavens. be able to use the same key to unravel many more mysteries.that of facilitating the individual evolution of each and every one of us . 1989. .. of the sixty-four combinations of bases and the twenty-two amino acid signals of the genetic code. his express intention being to present mankind with an indelible token of its 'coming of age'.. Moreover. this visible spectrum of seven combined frequencies also has three principal aspects connected with it.. we must conclude that a basic grounding in musical theory. p143-4 'Zurvan has seven faces.the English mile. a 'triple-octave' structure. in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. it is composed of three 'inner' octaves. Viruses are actually disease-producing 'particles' which are only capable of multiplication within a host cell..which couple to the three colour charges of the quarks.....' M.is precisely what the formula Pi was designed to express. This particle consists of a single helix of RNA containing some 6400 nucleotides. which went to and fro. quite apart from its original intended purpose . Clearly the numbers of nucleotides and protein molecules is virtually an exact repetition. Hermetic symmetry is everywhere: 'This musical symmetry.H. This is the Hermetic Code.Gen. seven colours of the rainbow. the four nitrogenous bases can combine into precisely sixty-four possible non-overlapping triplet-units.the tobacco mosaic virus. As an outsider. 209 'And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made. which returned not again unto him any more. And he stayed yet another seven days. Anon.. the seventh son of a seventh son has magical powers. it is an electromagnetic manifestation of the Pi symmetry.. I think there is good reason for supposing that all of them follow the very same basic evolutionary pattern. All good children go to heaven.. coated with about 2200 molecules of a single protein. This key. Cities of Dreams.H. Vol II. and.H. who have called this system of classification the 'eightfold way. The main active principle of the particle is the RNA component which. . The I. 1. More than that.. a deadly virus enters a healthy living cell.3 'There are three (n.' . I will mention it here in the sincere hope that the details it embodies may positively enhance the scientist's ability to understand what is really going on when.H. and sent forth the dove. The I. And he stayed yet another seven days.' Gooch. M. Rider.. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats..' Nursery verse. There are. the mathematics of which apparently produces no less than sixty-four specific degrees of movement associated with it.exactly sixty-four fundamental notes. the pattern is a familiar one. p221-2 **** 'And Lamech lived after he begat Noah.H. 9.the triple-octave.' Gen 2..QG **** 'And he sent forth a raven. **** 'Whereas the Great Pyramid has a perimeter equal to 2Pi x height. Each of the protein molecules comprises a polypeptide chain of 158 amino acids in a known sequence. in effect. electrochemical assault on the very portals of inner space. the square of the constant number. p 65 'The theory of (quantum) chromodynamics implies the coexistence of eight other particles . These intricate pursuits of the mind I have barely skipped over. is far from over. nonetheless. 4. 0 comments Labels: Articles Article Six: Hermetic Symmetry is everywhere by Michael Hayes. A typical simple virus used extensively in biological and biochemical studies is TMV .the theory of transcendental evolution encoded in pi could well have practical applications in the material world. 'There are seven wonders of the world. that the scientific community in general would be greatly assisted in its unswerving quest for a 'theory of everything' . taking snapshots as I passed.As we see. which would need to be studied in concert by experts in many fields. One such simple but very elegant picture which has stuck in my mind happens to be of a biomolecular nature. I can only begin to imagine the enormous difficulties encountered by such as the nuclear physicist and the molecular biologist as they each prepare themselves for a final. on a higher and more complex scale.M. of course.' M. which we identify as the three 'primary' colours. the Hermetic Code. 30-31 **** 'the former science. legions of these 'enlightened' denizens of the microcosm which are much more complex in structure and I personally know very little about them.' Gen. which correspond to the twenty amino acids necessary for the synthesis of protein.. comprises eight furlongs. a square mile encompasses precisely 640 acres. has opened countless doors over literally thousands of years. Whether such information could ever be used effectively on a practical level remains to be seen. where it subsequently disrupts the normal processes of genetic development by using the host's activated amino acids and enzymes to reproduce itself. for instance. composed of twenty-two notes. The Infinite Harmony..' . the law of three tells us that each of the individual octaves so expressed is also tripart in structure. a metaphysical key to a completely new and infinitely richer existence. 2. and so on and on. But then comes the most interesting part of this ancient injunction. Cities of Dreams. One would have thought. but the dove found no rest. which are the seven Spirits of God.by a conscious effort on the part of investigators first to attune themselves to the infinite harmony of creation. And the dove came in to him.H. eight. in the future.. and on each face three eyes'. 5.Gooch.10 'one of the most important administrative documents of the Old Kingdom. It is something. as I have pointed out. appoints the high priest and vizier Shemaj Director of Upper (southern) Egypt. of course. Pxx **** 'According to the biochemist. that is..' .Gooch. The I.H. Christ speaks seven times from the cross. seven seas. Also he sent forth a dove from him. . each chain being a measure of exactly twenty-two yards. the superstring theory is further developed through calculating the free-fermionic formulation of the string in four dimensions. p17 '. enters the cell in one of a variety of ways. I mean. that is). recognises the phenomenon of light as an essentially musical or hermetic manifestation. seven ages of man.H. he put forth his hand and took her. So light is.. would do us all the power of good. and pulled her in unto him into the ark. sometimes in concert with trace proteins. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. and I personally believe we may. . Infinite Harmony.. The Infinite Harmony. The I. or biochemical codons. is equal to 3.' M. IH p 4 **** 'One two three four five six seven. enumerating them from first to last.H. and again he sent forth the dove. making nine octaves in total . extends to only seven nomes'.' M. .5Pi x height. Cities of Dreams p180 'And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and they were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne. lo. each of which consists of ten chains. as deputy.. and the perimeter of the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico is equal to 4Pi x height. The story of our evolution. and has been recognised as such by particle physicists. thus indicating that TMV itself is 'hermetically composed' from the top of its head to the tip of its tiny tail. and also the two coded instructions for 'start' and 'stop' (production.H. No element has yet been found which houses eight curcuitary periods.father of Revelation landed and reconnoitred here for a considerable period of time. The simplest kind consists of a single helical strand of RNA coated with protein molecules. HP.life's purpose included . On a wider scale. to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground. p 211 . the Silbury pyramid's perimeter.' M.. 4-5..

and in a pattern that conforms to established musical symmetries. ‘although the function of an earlier. Pheonix/Orion 1997. in effect. The Life of the Cosmos. on occasions. is based on the knowledge of the structure of the major musical scale. p29 * ' the whole universe. environmental variables. The IH p157 Is the universe alive? '. Crystals also produce. non-organic selfreplicator didn’t involve ‘handedness’.. Blavatsky (1888) The Secret Doctrine.indeed the perpetual birth of novelty . The entire lifetime of a single rudimentary cell is momentary in respect of the lifetime of the human being.the Greeks associated the Great Pyramid with another interesting number relating to an 'Egyptian' system known as the Magic Square of Mercury. This is essentially one of scale.G. So in one sense.' M. we conscious human beings are now floundering around in a multidimensional cosmic ocean. p372 0 comments Labels: Articles Article Seven: Extraterrestrial DNA by Michael Hayes. far from being simply an entropic. of immense proportions.P. which are then ‘copied’ by the subsequent developing layers. that the ‘ancestors’ of organic self-replicators might have been something like inorganic crystals. Part 2. cites a proposal made by the biologist A. struggling to survive at every twist and turn. the vast Ordering Principle may be an Entity.P. but it seems the natural forces at work in the inorganic molecular world are indifferent to such deception.Lee Smolin.'In the Tarot. conscious human being. sentient being. the sum of all the factors from one to sixty-four.. two varieties – two or more being the necessary prerequisite for the phenomenon of heredity. on-going life-process has today culminated in the creation of the free thinking.' . Genesis Zoologists assert that life on this planet began with the emergence of free-floating bacteria in primeval waters. p272 * '. M. one who believes in some form of ‘immaculate conception’ taking place here on Earth aeons ago. galaxies.' Robert Temple. Remember also. Professor Richard Dawkins.' HPQG p83 'In triple form the septenary principle can again be traced directly to ancient Egypt. a single octave comprising eight fundamental notes.' . whose principal god Osiris had his body dissected into seven and twice seven separate parts. crystal molecules only act as templates for the formation of molecules in their mirror image. The two existences are literally a dimension apart.' . Going up. In fact. is animate. So in this instance. constantly stirred by ever changing waterflows. ‘mutations’.. In other words. breathing.. that is. HPQG p269 '. and drop the non-eternal germ..Astrophysicist George Smoot. The Infinite Harmony. Thus.H. because what Darwin has given us. The ray causes the virgin egg to thrill. where ‘like begets like’..' . a familiar. There is a world of difference between digitally encoded strands of RNA/DNA and an Einstein. there are fifty six 'Minor Arcana' cards (the number cards) and twenty-two in the 'Major Arcana' (the picture cards). one could say that everything has turned full circle. who is also aware of his/her surroundings and is capable of ‘tuning in’ and responding to. in their molecular structure. the first array of aligned atoms and molecules acting as template for the next. say..Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary * 'Is the universe a conscious. were ‘intelligent’ enough to be aware of their environment. The ray shoots through the virgin egg.. If we subsequently add these eight notes on to the Minor Arcana figure. Century 1998. this triple-octave is also. you end up with an equal number of left and right-handed molecules. which suggests to me that its author is really a creationist at heart. E.and light drops one solitary ray into the mother deep. however. sleight-of-hand ‘presto’ quality.. from amoeba-like systems to the minds of visionaries. growing. Crystals also possess right and left-handed properties. and what we may aspire to generalize to the cosmos as a whole. The Sirius Mystery. It implies that all life evolves. into greater. though primitive. Extraterrestrial DNA Part 1. which in turn were both forerunner and probable inspiration for St John's twenty-two chapters of the Book of Revelation. crystals do ‘grow’ one into another. purposive whole?' . This whole. . Exactly how it kicked off in the first place. expanding mass of stars. Little Brown 1993. organic.' . the suggestion that some kind of evolutionary ‘trick’ was spontaneously ‘pulled off’ all those years ago has a distinct air of the magician about it. black holes or whatever. in his book.H. If you start cultivation with a left-hander crystal.. its evolution was written in its beginnings. says Dawkins. we are left with the magical sixty-four. This truly is a quantum leap.Dr Jacob Needleman.. Zoroaster later adopted the same format when composing his twenty-one Nasks (books). Wrinkles in Time. is a way of thinking about the world which is scientific and mechanistic. Weidenfeld 1994 p233 * 'The universe is a zoon. a version of this trick was pulled off naturally and spontaneously four thousand million years ago’. Pennsylvania State University. into higher ‘scales’ of being. This is the number 2080.. And today. on another scale. human consciousness is evolving collectively.the new view of the universe is light. ever more resonant. 1 It seems to me that this statement is somewhat lacking in scientific clarity. the total product of a fertilised ovum. River out of Eden. ‘scales’ of existence. in different sorts of clays. this miracle now unfolds in its entirety during the course of the lifetime of every one of us. However. struggling to make sense of it all. from the chromosomes of our conception to the peak of our individual consciousness. Music and the Theory of TE The theory of TE. the universe appears to be as it is because it must be that way.. In fact. Even if it did take 4 billion years for the latter to evolve from the former. Chemists have tried to ‘trick’ inorganic molecules into breeding molecules of the same ‘handedness’. Professor of Physics. put quite simply. a living. The Major Arcana is a symbolic representation of the triple-octave. The first bio-molecular self-replicators. The first self-replicating bacteria swam around in the primordial sea.can be understood.'a morphological individual. which condenses into the world-egg. an expression of the formula Pi. Dutton 1977 * '. as the notes in a developing octave evolve.Ancient Greeks * zoon . if you will. toward the stars. but in which the occurrence of novelty .. Theosophical University Press 1974.. And according to the law of octaves. nobody knows. Cosmogenesis. and it is the basis of what I call The Theory of Transcendental Evolution. like does not beget like. A Sense of the Cosmos. p372 * . to actively interact with external variables and so ultimately ‘tune in’ to a pre-existent and compatible self-replication program. we are still talking about an evolutionary leap.' Hayes. Cairns-Smith. in its cosmic DNA. Of course there is a huge difference between the sphere of existence of the bacterium or the single cell and that of Homo sapiens.H. flaws. as Dawkins himself points out. in all its senses.

But then. So what I am proposing here is that the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution is unfinished: it explains only the evolution of organic bodies in the local biosphere of the Earth. which again seems to have first surfaced in the time of the early Greeks: the notion that the whole universe is itself a living. which are born of our conscious ability to sense. Part 5. in respect of the world of man and the world of the cell. ultimately. So in reality. This. The Greeks had a name for this cosmos. it seems that ancient peoples. ‘as above. into conceptual scales of existence that ultimately encompass the entire universe. the Hermetic Code and the genetic code are also identical in every way. collapsing clouds of interstellar dust and all the other cataclysmic events taking place out there – could ever be construed as ‘life’. They have discovered ‘mind-like’ qualities in the electron and what looks very much like ‘organic’ traits in plasmas. but had some basis for their belief. the octave is a fundamental component of the Hermetic Code. This clearly implies that the world above – the greater cosmos – is fundamentally the same as the world below. concepts etc. asking us to believe that we all exist in the living body of some mighty creature. that it subsequently grew and is still growing.they then neatly summed-up their entire ‘theory of evolution’ by condensing it all into a single. in effect. we have the ‘octave’ of light. I have no idea. the atomic and the (bio)molecular. namely. All of these physical manifestations are reflections of the musical structure of creation. Underlying all of these scales is the all-pervading universal harmony demonstrated by what is known as the ‘twin photon’ phenomenon. the law of the three primordial forces and the law of seven-part formation and sequence. at the precise moment of measurement of one or other of these particles. but non-locality suggests that there exists a far deeper interconnecting harmony underlying all physical phenomena. fundamental ‘notes’ in a ‘triple-octave’ of biochemical resonance. the dictum. thoughts. so below’. Consequently there must be some sort of instantaneous communication going on between them. and the Hermetic Code operates in the mesocosm. from the Earth and the planets to the sun and the stars beyond. The purpose of proteins in the biomolecular world is clear. and. with its sixty-four ‘triplet-codon’ combinations (8x8) and the twenty-two evolutionary signals at the amino-acid scale of development. exploding supernovae. Clearly this represents. that all systems within it. scale superimposed upon scale. for the benefit. which is such that it has become woven into the very fabric of cultural traditions the world over. the total product of a fertilised ovum’. So the Greeks apparently regarded the cosmos as having somehow been conceived and then born. irrespective of how far apart these twin quanta travel. absolutely nothing. And yet. If Thoth/Hermes is right. And. and from the exalted religious and spiritual ecstasies of the avatar and the mystic to the most advanced theories of theoretical physics. from bacteria to the evolutionary consciousness of human beings. it is evident that similar ‘hermetic’ symmetries are also prevalent in the bio-molecular world and in particular the genetic code. of ‘psychic’ matter and of ‘universal music’ would almost certainly have been regarded by scientists as being simply the fanciful products of primitives’ dreams. concepts. How old. to search for evidence of this. where everything is resonating at the very same subquantum frequency. hence the notion of zoology. the modern dictionary definition of which is: ‘morphological individual. somehow intuitively recognised these patterns and symmetries involved in the life process. is excluded from this all-encompassing vision. the world of cells. so we can see clearly that. They called it the Zoon (pronounced ‘zoh-on’). shares a common purpose. are ubiquitous. from wave/particles to biomolecules. Harmonic scales and rhythms in nature The ancient Greeks had some rather unusual ideas concerning the nature of ‘matter’. the eightfold symmetry of the white ray. in that the first recorded take on it appeared in the form of the earliest pantheons of the eight gods of ancient Egypt. but. or ‘above’ and ‘below’. according to this ancient master of the sacred arts. but it seems probable that they believed the universe was an animal. Nothing. which other organic components (enzymes and such) then assemble into proteins. which means that the non-local aspect of quantum systems is a general characteristic of nature. Whatever its age or provenance however. And what I found was impressive. possibly originating sometime in the period we currently call prehistory. We therefore have three fundamental harmonies in evidence in the microworld: the chromodynamic. And remember. On the face of things. one would expect there to be signs of this ‘extraterrestrial’ life up there in the macrocosm – massive. So I began to investigate. Let us now follow this lead as we were probably intended to and turn our attention skyward. emote and perceive. helices. they constitute a universal pattern to which everything existing conforms. if the genetic code describes an organic process. they engineer all the complex chemical processes that go to build a living body. is directly and exactly applicable. Experimental physicists have shown that. It is DNA that employs the genetic code to manufacture amino acids. are vital components in the living body of the whole. their inherent structures are based on the same hermetic blueprint. a symbolic representation of the ‘triple-octave’. So what happens when the human mind employs the Hermetic Code? Does it. known to the Greeks as Hermes. And what do we find up there in the greater cosmos? Significantly there are spirals. of course. The theory of transcendental evolution however. Two photons generated from the same impact event spin off in opposite directions at the speed of light. are endemic. So now these ancient thinkers once again reach forward through thousands of years of time to confront us with another strange idea . the proposition seemed too fantastic. ‘non-local quantum correlations’. as I have already suggested elsewhere. sentient being. that human brain is a form of ‘double helix’. which I have called The Hermetic Code. Part 4 My god it’s alive! We now come to another very ancient idea. At least it produces ideas. That is.) into the conceptual equivalent of protein chains. the study of the living. It is one thing to say that the universe is a harmonious entity because it is constructed entirely upon the eightfold chromodynamic and atomic matrices. It was difficult to see how the greater components of the universe – such as allconsuming black holes. time has proved the ancients to be fundamentally correct in these particular aspects of their world view: musical symmetry is indeed everywhere. conforms very closely to the Greek view. the originators of this particular concept might not have defined it in such a precise way. These rather spooky ‘actions at a distance’. Not only that. cosmic. presumably. of course. esoteric traditions and religious doctrines in history are in fact musically structured cover-versions of this singular revelation. And remember. not too long ago ideas about the hermetic symmetries involved in the creation of life. and they have identified eightfold symmetries in the two principal physical ‘scales’ of the microworld: the atomic and the chromodynamic. These symmetries. and the basic components of matter continually resonate and even act in concert: they are by no means truly inert or ‘lifeless’. of creation. the whole of the microworld. called by the Cambridge mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose. Part 3. In search of the living god. alive. I have discovered.that the whole universe is a living organism. of pi Further. the world of man. who were so knowledgeable in other respects concerning the nature of reality. of their natural successors . Then of course. which is that the entire universe is built. the world of man. Not surprisingly. a ‘chromosome’ in the nucleus of a living cell in the body of a much greater being. a harmony of the highest possible order. were not simply fantasising about their ‘living god’. in the physical world. it tells us that the ongoing development of human thought will continue to evolve at an even higher level. organic components out there in the macrocosm that could somehow assemble these metaphysical ‘amino acids’ (thoughts. is essentially a musical blueprint of creation. both inside and outside of us.This concept is very old.you and me . everything is ‘in tune’ with every other thing. organic structures. toward the heavens. Obviously the ‘scales’ are vastly different. But at the back of my mind I harboured a sneaking suspicion that these ancient peoples. The whole universe is perpetually in motion and all wave/particles are continuously interacting and separating. it would seem. Now it so happens that this ‘code of life’ was at some crucial point in history succinctly and ingeniously revealed through the classical pi symmetry of 22/7. crucially. which is to facilitate the processes of evolution. on musical foundations. the most important aspect of it is the sheer potency of the concept itself. not unlike the structure of our chromosomes. whose principle god of wisdom was the enigmatic Thoth. which describes the two most fundamental laws of nature. All of the major mythologies. So on to the obvious question: are these concepts integral parts of a much bigger evolutionary process that takes place somewhere ‘out there’? That is. These twenty-two signals are. presents the whole picture. The Pythagoreans in particular believed that all material things are ‘psychic’ – alive – and that they are influenced in some way by music. And each of them of course. some ‘god’ of potentially infinite size. its distant twin somehow ‘knows’ which angle is to be agreed upon. as I have explained elsewhere. from subatomic quanta to galactic superclusters. This suggests. Now this may seem like a tall order. Today we find that modern scientists have proved them right on both counts. incredibly. This name is chosen for a reason. but one that operates on a much greater and more rarefied scale? If this is the case – and I am. greater. literally . is not the Hermetic Code similarly describing an organic process. proposing that it could be – then there would probably be in existence other. imperishable musical symbol: pi. but certainly it was ‘born’ long before Pythagoras. beyond the ‘logical’ confines of the physical brain. Of course. produce the metaphysical equivalent of amino acids? Possibly. The genetic code operates in the microcosm. so below’. both of them will always be seen to have the very same angles of polarisation. Now DNA is clearly the prime mover in the bio-molecular world. I must admit that when I was initially confronted with this concept of a living cosmos I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. what focussed my attention in the right direction was the now familiar dictum of the mysterious Hermes: ‘As above. when one of them is stopped in its tracks and measured.

The same can be said of the Amerindian serpent/thunderbolt symbols of Viracocha and the plumed serpent of Quetzelcoatl. Thus the designers of the Great Pyramid. and all DNA molecules in every living plant and animal are structured in exactly the same way. its sixty-four possibilities and its twenty-two transcendental or evolutionary ‘signals’. double or even multiple. would be a double-helix configuration. But then music is a hermetic phenomenon. are actually tracing spirals through space. the interface.everywhere. is more than just a biological organ like. as we have seen. artefacts. In the case of the solar system. p 142 . The characteristic spiral form of DNA has been photographed in its totality through a process known as X-ray diffraction. We have seen how. these different aspects of the two hemispheres are inextricably linked to one another by ‘bases’. in all potential solar systems. a vastly more complex. Metaphysical genes If the human brain is a form of chromosome. All that happens in-between. is inducing us to look heavenward. two chains made up of sugar. that the Egyptians and the Greeks. or. But anyway. The human brain. is formed from the collective evolutionary consciousness of the entire human race. coded to synthesise. cytosine and guanine. Again. when we think we ‘see’ a single spiral out there in space. thymine. transcendental base. a ‘brain’ of its own. the product of the harmonious interaction of the first three. a creature which. featuring a double helix in the form of two entwined serpents surmounted with wings? Clearly this symbol. rather. in effect. toward the stellar scale of existence. like the double-helix from which it originates. then. If this is true. which appears to be the basic design for all evolutionary phenomena. like. as we sit. Orion. bacteria etc. I would suggest. would theoretically be everywhere. therefore. Therefore each hemisphere is in fact tracing a spiral. note for note. So what exactly are these ‘bases’ from which consciousness is created? In the Hermetic Code they are symbolised by the four ‘base-notes’ – the four Do’s – of the triple-octave. all around us. above and below. RNA. death. These works are. at one end of which lies conception. the conscious processes of the left hemisphere and the subconscious processes of the right. So the ancient dictum. walk or even sleep on the surface of the spinning Earth. ‘As above. Is it not highly significant. Of course DNA is a double helix. ‘The Lights’ – suggests further that light is the cosmic intermediary. are those which are replicated most. In the molecular world. like DNA. the Upanishads or the Koran. forms the core of the ancients’ view of mankind’s evolution. the result. or to the metaphysical frequencies characteristic of light quanta. of each evolving mesocosmic ‘chromosome’. Similarly most galaxies are spiral galaxies. And as I have already implied. the non-local plane of light. macrocosmic ‘organism’. which look more like three-dimensional segments of some weird exotic fruit than the structural features of a chromosome. or perhaps intuitively. So now let’s try to envisage how this spiritual growth might develop. in fact. so the trajectory traced through space and time by every star is a true spiral. 1. in all galaxies. a heart or a liver. it can transmit ‘bio-metaphysical’ signals to spheres far removed from the physical body in which it exists. but even so-called ‘elliptical’ and ‘irregular’ galaxies all revolve around a galactic centre – maybe a black hole – and all of them are hurtling across the universe at tremendous speeds. And light itself. and that this unfolds in a linear fashion. ‘metaphysical genes’. which codes for complex biochemical processes with such precision that it can create the brain of a human being. the ‘messenger’. then presumably it is also an integral component – a ‘cell-nucleus’ – in the greater body of an infinitely more complex. Also binary stars trace a double helix through space and time. this evolutionary music played by DNA represents a harmony of the highest order. earth and stars. like the Great Pyramid. an immense ‘solar’ helix which. of course. waiting to be ‘scooped up’ by the double helix of the mind. Therefore music is the key. As we see. 1995. we ourselves. but as the entire system is moving at great velocity through space. will be working together in states of ever increasing harmony to build. In the concluding chapter of my first book. Thus the music being played in the microcosmic processes of evolution is being echoed. River out of Eden. having existed in the remote past in different parts of the world. Now these bases. As the parent DNA ladder unzips at one end prior to cell division. The DNA structure of living cells has two sides to it. a metaphysical double helix. In a typical galaxy. the most resonant ‘octave’ in existence. I believe. with its four ‘bases’. but in the biomolecular world there are many single helical structures – viruses. it is undoubtedly a powerful symbolic link between Earth and ‘heaven’. both the DNA double-helix and the human brain function in strikingly similar ways. it develops according to the dictates of the Hermetic Code. in the mesocosmic scale above. we see the planets encircling the sun. These bases. through space and time. and the Hermetic Code describes exactly how the genetic code operates. By this I mean the process by or through which consciousness can eventually ‘tune in’ to the non-local dimension. enduring concepts of such as the Buddha. then we should expect to find the main components of this helical structure in the cosmos above. that the only difference between the DNA double-helix below – the chromosome – and the fully-functioning human brain above is simply one of scale. Confucius. by our experiences in life. Through literature. one assumes. emotions. The two chains are held together by the bases: adenine. a helix. and free-floating bases link up with the open ends of the split rungs. by other metaphysical chromosomes. Time is the line and its length is a lifetime. composed of stars. like the pyramid builders of the ancient world. quite literally. a helix. Theoretically such an entity would either possess. whether single. more complex modes of cognition. intuitive or whatever. That is. it is the helix itself. two identical chromosomes are formed. a spiral. The most successful or the most resonant of the ‘genes’ in these chromosomes. in the mind of the human being. The point is. but if you consider the combined paths of any one of them in relation to another. say. in the solar system there are several planets. in the microcosm. Both work with the same hermetic/genetic blueprint. which actually spirals around each of the arms. for example. So possibly the human brain is an evolving double helix developing in time. each one spiralling along its respective trajectory. It possesses self-awareness and can perform a whole range of extrabiological or metaphysical functions – intellectual. A little alchemy It would appear that the Great Pyramid of Giza has been intentionally aligned to the cardinal points and to prominent stars. the ultimate product of DNA’s evolutionary development. scientists have discovered that the visible spiral arms. come to us in the form of our impressions. so below’ means. buildings and so on. are still speaking to you now through these and innumerable other contemporary works. the most powerful transmitter of intelligent data is the DNA double helix. or quality. but requires a given period of time to develop its overall form. like the freefloating nitrogenous bases in the living cell. with its right and left hemispheres. for example. we must assume that this metaphysical ‘chromosome’ does not suddenly appear ready-made. in terms of scale and complexity. and finally passed on for future synthesis at a higher level of development. would be as far removed from the individual mesocosmic double-helix – the human brain – as the mesocosmic double-helix is from microcosmic DNA. Consciousness is an organic phenomenon. emotions and perceptions. in whose belief-systems the firmament above was so important. Each DNA molecule does not suddenly appear fully formed: it develops in a linear fashion over a given period of time. or in relation to the sun. could be regarded as the metaphysical equivalent of the acid/alkali aspects of the DNA strand. such components are most definitely in evidence… To be continued. symbolism. manifests in the form of our concepts. or of the I-Ching. transcendental phenomena. a crucial. and its natural inclination is to grow upward and outward. Similarly the human brain. Richard Dawkins. can generate transcendental influences. a double helix. as we have noted. the path traced by each planet is. higher. I suggested that the conscious/subconscious aspects of the human brain. And what exactly happens during the lifetime of an individual brain? Remember that the two hemispheres have a physical existence on the surface of a planet that is spinning endlessly on its axis as it soars through space. born of our sensations. One of the ancient names for the GP –‘Khuti’. we can now perhaps understand why the ‘gods’ of the ancients were so pre-occupied with them: they knew instinctively. quite clearly. This. London. or would be evolving. between man and god. is a musical phenomenon. macrocosmic structure. in which the human mind is the principal player. So as consciousness evolves. Taken together the overall configuration is. perceptions and conceptions. Part 7. phosphate and nitrogenous bases. but the components themselves are graded accordingly. – composed of single strands of DNA’s close cousin. the whole of the human race. with its ‘right’ and ‘left’ nucleotide chains. at the other. within us all. we might not necessarily be taking in the whole picture. It is clearly a double helix. both conscious and subconscious. of course. are enveloped by an accompanying magnetic field. The Infinite Harmony. there may be ‘invisible’ helices that we also need to identify. Pythagoras. the trinity. define the particular ‘colour’. Whatever else it was intended to be. the ‘bright’. or how organisms grow. or ‘triple-octave’. There is a fourth. also has two sides to it. or the authors of the New Testament. in a higher dimension. each side being a mirror image of the other. which. the bases used by DNA presumably being of a less rarefied form of resonance than the ‘bases’ from which higher frequencies of consciousness are developed. namely our sensations. This is to say that the human brain. if fully developed. other human brains. say. should have a principal god of wisdom whose symbol was a magic wand known as the caduceus. Furthermore. combined into more resonant units. Christ or Mohammad. But of course. Both work with exactly the same numbers and combinations of forces and components. that humankind’s evolution was star-bound. As with DNA. in succeeding generations. speculative. Part 6. Having thus identified these ‘serpents in the sky’. It might be argued that the description double helix cannot reasonably be applied to the two hemispheres of the brain. which is aligned so precisely with key stars in the duat (sky). all our experiences in life.