Hesperus is Phosphorus
In Greek mythology, Hesperus is the personification of the “evening star”, the planet Venus in the evening. This Evening Star is the Son of the Dawn goddess Eos (Roman equivalent: Aurora) he is also the brother of Eosphorus the Morning Star (Eosphoros “dawn‑bearer”). Sometimes Hesperus is integrated with the ‘Morning Star’ Eosphorus “bearer of dawn” or Phosphorus (Ancient Greek:”bearer of light”, often translated as “Lucifer” in Latin) these are all personifications of the planet Venus.
The Greeks believed that Eosphorus (Venus in the morning) and Hesperus (Venus in the evening) were two different celestial objects. The Greeks later accepted the Babylonian view that they were the same, and the Babylonian identification of the planets with the Great Gods, and dedicated the “wandering star” (planet) to Aphrodite (Roman Venus), as the equivalent.
Trapezoidal Sound and Alexander Scriabin
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) was a Russian composer of orchestral and piano music. Early in his development he began to arrange chords in a strange and beautifully individual style. Based on a thirteenth dominant including the 7th, 3rd, and 13th, all laid out in a pattern of fourths, this inverted Pythagorean structure would come to be known later as the Mystic Chord also called the Prometheus Chord.
He achieved a haunting, dissonant, yet beautiful sound with this chord and by following the rules of traditional tonality and diatonic, functional harmony, he was able to compose great works of clarity, depth, and unheard of textures. Scriabin was definitely thinking out of the box, his Dæmon was in control!
While living in Brussels, Belgium he became a student of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Übermensch theory, read Helena Blavatsky and Jean Delville’s philosophy of Theosophy. The Composer Artist delved into the depths of the Underworld and reemerged with a treasure in the way of his very own personal and abstract mysticism based on the role of the artist in relation to perception and life affirmation. His ideas about reality became similar to Plato and Aristotle and in one of his unpublished notebooks he infamously wrote “I am God”. He titled his Ninth Sonata ‘the Black Mass’ and through a refined system of Synesthesia (a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway), he began pioneering multimedia performances planning a week long performance titled “Magnum Opus Mysterium” and would have included music, scent, dance, and light all at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains which would dissolve into a world of bliss! He unfortunately died before this potentially magnificent show could be held.
A vowel-song most consistent with the theurgic purpose of ancient chants is that of Alexander Scriabin. In his symphonic poem of 1910, Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Scriabin gives the chorus the text E-A, 0 HOA, O-HO. An ardent Theosophist, he would have found the word OEAOHOO in The Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky, where it occurs in the “Stanzas of Dzyan.”
The passage in question reads:
“The Root remains, the Light remains, the Curds remain, and still OEAOHOO is one.” (Stanza 3:5). Blavatsky explains that OEAOHOO signifies “Father-Mother of the Gods,” or “the Six in One,” or “the Septenary Root from which all proceeds.” Scriabin’s writings emphasized the divine nature of the human being, while his personal philosophy endowed him with a central, “Promethean” role in human evolution; so it is not difficult to see why the symphonic poem, which is in a way a self-portrait of the composer, bears the imprint or incarnation in sound of the cosmocratic name.
According to Dr. Stephen Flowers a gamma wave is a frequency pattern oscillating between 25 & 100Hz, with 40Hz the average. This 40Hz is sufficient for visual awareness and neural consciousness. The sound wave massages the Thalamus by sweeping the brain region back and forth at 40 times per second. When the Thalamus is even slightly damaged, the wave is halted and the patient slips into an acute coma. When working properly and/or stimulated these neuronal clusters oscillate together during transient periods of synchronized firing, nurturing memories and associations. Scientific studies show that the transcendental states of mind created by Tibetan Buddhist monks show a correlation with these gamma waves.
In Eastern traditions there is a sound called “Anahata Nada” the “Unstruck Sound.” Literally, “the sound that is not made by two things striking together.” All natural sounds are made by at least two elements, two things striking one another, vibrating one another, pulsing one another, and our ears understand this as sound. So a sound not created by two things coming together “Anahata Nada” is the primordial sound of the universe itself. Mythologist and lecturer Joseph Campbell likens this unstruck vibration to the humming of an electrical transformer, or the inaudible humming of atoms and molecules. To this we call the Trapezoidal Sound, the product of the occult based Undertone Series.