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Music and Linear Algebra

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Calvary Church in Santa Cruz

Today oldest son is going to take a class at my Alma-mater, CSUN. 14 years ago is when I graduated. Seven years earlier than that we lived in Van Nuys. We lived in our little apartment tree-fort. I walked son to elementary school every day on Erwin Street. Sometimes he would ride with me on the bus to CSUN. The addictive movement of the bus, and his bright face, as we rode in the front, kindled me with warm pride. Professors seemed to enjoy his angel like 7-year-old round face; surrounded by golden hair and lovely green eyes, he sat quietly drawing during the lectures.

In 1992 I was waiting to see a performance of Hildegard of Bingen’s music. It was at the Calvary Church in Santa Cruz. May 30 1992 at 8 PM was the date of the performance. My water broke the night before. In my mind the music was alive in my heart… as all mothers’ hearts when their child is born to them.

And though our majors are vastly different;  He a math/science major and I a religious studies major; being both Gemini, I think we complement each other.

Bravo Son, Bravo !! He got a B !!

The fourth day of the Holy of Holies

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Sun Flowers as the symbol of our opened solar plexus…

“Mysticism has its own dangers-from which the Hopis themselves have suffered acutely, as we shall see; and pragmatic Western science has bestowed immeasurable blessings upon all mankind. It is merely a matter of choosing different goals and the means of achieving them. The contrast of the two systems is mentioned here because this pathetically small and misunderstood minority group Hopis, are so strangely attuned to the precepts of another hemisphere rather than to the technological civilization engulfing them.”

~. Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters Pg. 27-28

The fourth day of the Holy of Holies is centered in our solar plexus. The Hierarchy is Cancer.

“Cancer with soul-soul as the reveler of truth” ~Pg. 12 Corinne Heline.

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Hildegard of Bingen

Between our belly button and our heart lies the solar plexus and here is our intuitive soul. The feelings that make us so human; Hate to love abides here. This is how we compass who we are in a group or in the world and how we know who we are as an individual. To be unique and rebellious: to be intuitive and in tune to the world as an insect’s antenna or the cat’s whiskers.

The Serpent Mound near Louden, Ohio.

“The oval mound represents the village. It was placed within the jaws of the snake to show that it was protected by the snake’s power.” ~ Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters Pg.41.

Serpent Mound Map blog size

What a wonderful symbol as a protector of our solar plexus. We do need to consciously protect it. It may not be a tribe or village. Just us or our family. It is thinking about all those bad and good things we do to others everyday, as human beings on this earth. Globally, we need to sometimes turn off the technologies of our life. What are we feeling and how does this relate to the little world around us and within us?

Yet, taking 10 minutes a day to watch a honey bee collecting nectar might be all the green we need to forgive a friend that betrayed us. Maybe it is about taking the time to listen to our guts and do something different, like taking a walk on the wild side.

Frank Waters

“I believe in that Hopi life and teachings completely. They’re good people. They have a good religion. Doing that ‘Book of the Hopi’ taught me a lot. We’re a right-brain people, a rational thinking people, a rational mind; we figure things out. But the Hopis are a left-brain people. They go by intuition and that intuition is geared to the religious side of things. We’re geared to the materialistic side. They don’t have, as we do, a Sunday religion,” he said.

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