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Bringing it Down to Earth: A Fractal Approach
'Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.' B. Mandelbrot W e want to think about the future - it's our nature. Unlike other creatures, humans possess an...
Mystic Sciences >> Astrology
>> Modern Science
Planes of Existence
As shown in this diagram, planes of existence should not, as they commonly are, be thought of as discreet states but rather as a continuous scale. As we distinguish between body, mind and soul, we must equally distinguish between physical, mental, and...
Parapsychology >> Astral Projection
Planet: Saturn Sign: Capricorn Day: Saturday Saturn is the planet with the beautiful rings; this points at the organized and strict character of this planet-spirit. Saturn is the last (personal) planet that can be seen with the bare eye; for more distant...
Earth Mysteries >> Stones, Minerals & Metals
Astrology >> Astrological Metal Magick
Sun Fire Laughing
At the center of every creation Fire dances, laughing, conjuring, holding the chill of the void at bay. Like both the charmer and the snake, he warms the Earth to jump from its slumber, calling all life to stand and reach for him in the heavens, calling all...
The Elements >> Fire
The World Mind and Consciousness (GM4)
Few would argue the fact that today's world is literally permeated with conflict at every level of society. Yet the governments and institutions of the world are, for the most part, unable to alleviate the pain and fear that is increasing among us. Most...
Mind >> World Mind

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Synchromy Concert in Pasadena
In the program notes William Kraft writes that “…the settings are an odd mix of a 12 tone row; double-mode hexachords formed into another row, an octatonic scale and the overtone mode (raised 4th and lowered 7th).
Review: Music From Yellow Barn: Music on the Brink of War | Soundings: New
For example, the first piece, Nacht (Night) is based on a collection of pitches that make up the octatonic scale (in which the steps alternate whole step and half step, which puts eight notes in the scale instead of seven).
LSO, Eötvös, Barbican
Flutes and piccolos fluttered and swooped through the close of the introduction with more open intonation than usual – not out of tune so much as in tune with the octatonic scale from which Stravinsky drew the Rite's musical materials.
'Toxic' Is 10: The Music Science That Explains Why One Of Of The 00s' Biggest
It doesn't. For a moment, the melody passes into the C diminished octatonic scale, a highly unusual eight-note scale that evokes eastern exoticism. You could call it "dangerous," like the song's lyrical subject.
Review: Grammy Winning Percussion | Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Bass
She mines early Stravinsky orchestrations, modernist dissonance from composers such as George Crumb, octatonic and other nontraditional scales from the likes of Bartók. To this mix, she adds walls of tone-clustered sounds to pointalistic disbursements.

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