About Brain, History, Memory, Bandwidth of Consciousness, Subjective-Objective, Words, Verse, The number of the Beast, The Music of the Spheres, Number Magic, History of Music.
In this Retrospection, we begin with rather “heavy” topics and a series of four articles I published here he first week of March 2021.
1. Brain & Horror Vacui (Fear of the void)
2. History – Understand the Present by Understanding the Past
3. Memory as Soft or Hard History
4. Bandwidth Of Brain and Consciousness
In the series I discuss certain properties of brain and consciousness, reliability of perception and memory, bandwidth of brain and consciousness, and the importance of history. As a matter of fact, I am diving deeper in the concept of history, trying to define what history really is and how reliable it is in its various forms. These four articles were originally one long essay, as such published in my own e-magazine, Meriondho Leo, in 2011, and as a part of my e-book “Reality & Mind” (2018).
Let's continue with a related article, Words, Consciousness & Beyond. It is about how interconnected words, thinking and consciousness are. Is it possible to think without words? Are we prisoners in our consciousness and its never ending stream of words?
More about words:
Words are Power - But only if you Have Something to Say. The title of this article is self-explanatory.
Verse, alliteration and rhyming probably started as mnemo-technical tools, used to structure the content of texts so they become easier to remember. Read more about that and other aspects of words in Rhyme & Reason: Verse, Structure, & Memory.
Philosophically I am a subjectivist and I have touched that perspective in a number of articles. However, it is most clear in What is Special with Number 7?
Are the octave and the Pythagorean scale part of the very fabric of cosmos or reality? Read more in The Octave & The Music of the Spheres. Here I also discuss the scale's connection to number seven and twelve.
Since we slipped into the subject of numbers... According to St. Augustine, God created the world in 6 days because six is a perfect number. Learn why it is perfect by reading Perfect & Multiperfect Numbers.
In Genesis 32:14, one can learn that Jacob sent his brother Esau "two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams." Why 220 turns up here, is explained in Amicable & Sociable Numbers.
When we discuss numbers we just have to include 666, the number of the beast. Few numbers have been the subject of so much speculation throughout the times. I try to explain it in The Number 666 & The Essence of the Beast .
In culture, symbology and magic, four numbers occur more than others: three, four, seven and twelve. Interestingly, seven and twelve can be generated from three and four.
Number Magic 1: Three & Four
Number Magic 2: Seven
Number Magic 3: Twelve
If you are interested in numbers, you can also read:
Two tricks based on the circularity of 9 and The Goldbach Conjecture
Another article that belongs here is Symbols & Their Opposite: Mathematics & Music, which binds together mathematics and music, and further expresses my subjectivist perspective.
Since we have touched the subject of music, we can take a look at my articles about music and music history. So far, my index has only six articles under the label Music & History of Music.
Handel, Haydn & The Day When Time Stopped
The Greatest Victory
The Octave & The Music of the Spheres
Symbols & Their Opposite: Mathematics & Music
The Kreutzer Sonata: How Art Inspires to Art, which Inspires to Art...
Pictures at an Exhibition
Two of these were discussed above. Of the rest, I will only comment the first one. It is a long article encompassing more topics than the title implies. The day the time stopped leads us far away from European history of music, although there is one small common denominator.
All my articles connected to numbers or mathematics can be found here, and to music here.
My series “Retrospection” is primarily created for new readers of mine, as a manual into my production at this platform so far - but it can be read by anyone who wants to explore my articles topic by topic, rather than doing so in chronological order. In addition to that, my retrospections contain new comments and from time to time short personal stories connected to the relevant topic or topics.
Previously published “Retrospections” are:
Retrospection 1 (About Japanese Art & Cultural History.)
Retrospection 2 (About Egyptology & about Coffee.)
Retrospection 3 (About Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs; and about creating new words.)
Retrospection 4 (About dinosaurs, reptiles, dragons and to some extent birds.)
Retrospection 5 (About Privacy, Freedom and Politics.)
Retrospection 6 (Suggested reading. About other read.cash authors and their articles.)
Retrospection 7 (Purple, Eyes, Vision, Light and Blindness.)
Retrospection 8 (Cats, Dogs, Covid-19, The Knights Templar.)
Retrospection 9 (Teeth, Human & Animal; Dentistry & Dental Health, Gems, and Colour.)
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