The Bible mentions the unicorn several times. For instance, the book of Numbers speaks of “the power of the unicorn” (Numbers 23:22 and 24:8). In the wonderful book of Job we read: “Is the unicorn willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your crib? Can you bind him in the furrow with ropes or will he harrow the valleys after you?” (Job 39:9-10). And in Psalm 29 are the words: “The voice of the Lord shakes Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.” These quotations show that the unicorn is the symbol of a high spiritual ideal, of a one-pointed, “unicorn-like” directedness.
The Solfeggio Frequency Meditation plays each of the 9 Solfeggio Frequencies for 7 minutes each followed a ten second “tune up” to the next frequency.
The following frequencies are used:
174 hz - Foundation of Conscious Evolution 285 hz - Acceleration of Conscious Evolution 396 hz - Liberation of Fear and Guilt 417 hz - Facilitating Change 528 hz - Transformation and Miracles 639 hz - Connecting Relationships 741 hz - Consciousness Expansion 852 hz - Awakening Intuition 963 hz - Transcendence
Long associated with meditation music the solfeggio frequencies are reputed to be the original frequencies used by the Gregorian Monks when they chanted in meditation. The chant, based on the original six notes, penetrates deep into the conscious and subconscious mind, drawing forth emotional reactions which we are sometimes unable to completely control. These original frequencies are said to have been ‘lost’ over the centuries with the introduction of various new tuning methods.
The solfeggio scale was 'rediscovered’ by Dr Joseph Barber who said to have been guided intuitively to find a pattern of six repeating codes in the Book of Numbers. He found in Chapter 7, verses 12 through 83, number references that, when deciphered using a numerological technique, could be reduced to a single digit. This revealed a series of six electromagnetic sound frequencies which he determined to be the six missing tones of the ancient Solfeggio scale.
Joshua Cohen’s books are formidable. He is whip-smart and not afraid to show it, so reading his work is like a test to prove if you have A) the vocabulary to hang with him, B) the cultural and historical cachet for his references, and C) the endurance to digest thick stories built with little breathing room. Book of Numbers follows the size and breadth of his earlier novels Witz and Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto, though aesthetically and rhythmically it is more akin to his story collection Four Messages, making it a bit more approachable in comparison to those earlier works.
J.A. Tyler reviews Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen.