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Arnold Keyserling
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Arnold Keyserling ( Arnold Alexander Herbert Otto Heinrich Constantin Graf Keyserling [1], born February 9, 1922 in Friedrichsruh , † September 7, 2005 in Matrei am Brenner ) was a German-Austrian philosopher and religious scholar.

Life

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Arnold Keyserling, in Stadtpark Wien (March 2005)

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Portrait Arnold Keyserling by Mimi Staneva, Vienna 2002

Arnold Keyserling was the son of the philosopher and writer Hermann Graf Keyserling and a great-grandson Otto von Bismarck. At the institute of his father, the "School of Wisdom" in Darmstadt, famous thinkers and poets such as Carl Gustav Jung, Richard Wilhelm, Herman Hesse, Oscar AH Schmitz and Rabindranath Tagore frequented in the 1920s. Thus, the young Keyserling early benefited from a comprehensive humanistic education. When the National Socialists took power, the family was ostracized as an anti-state and the "School of Wisdom" was forcibly closed. 1939, after the Anschluss of Austria Arnold Keyserling, who then studied law at the University of Vienna, was expelled from the university.

After the war Arnold Keyserling met in Alpbach Wilhelmine von Auersperg (born June 18, 1921), whom he married after five years of engagement. Together, they traveled extensively, sometimes on motorcycles.

Arnold Keyserling's personal teachers were Georges I. Gurdjieff, with whom he spent a year, the twelve-tone musician Josef Matthias Hauer and the Indian yogi Ramana Maharshi. In 1964 Keyserling received a teaching assignment at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and in 1974 became professor of religious philosophy. He founded the "School of the Wheel", the study group "Kriterion" and published the magazine "Pleroma". He self-published his books, which he called "Verlag der Palme".

Keyserling developed a musical form which he called "chakral music". This is an artificial word created by him, composed of the term chakra from the physiological model of Indian hatha yoga and an ending of Latin adjectives such as sacr-al-is, from which the German loanword sacral takes its origin. On the one hand he used this music to build his "Chakraphon", an electronic organ with a pentatonic tuning and the limitation of the overtones on octaves . [2] On the other hand, he wrote with Ralph Losey, an American lawyer, several books about it; The latter also produced two CDs with "Chakra Music". [3]

After Arnold Keyserling's death in 2005, his wife Wilhelmine took over the leadership of the study group, which was also professionally as a yoga teacher and art therapist; she died on October 4, 2010.

Works

Many of the mentioned scriptures (and other essays) can be found online in the Digital Library of the "School of the Wheel". [4]

• Primal mood of the mind. Verlag der Palme, Innsbruck 1951.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): The Rosycross. Verlag der Palme, Innsbruck 1956.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): Combinatorics. The Sciences of Reality. Birla Education Trust, Pilani 1958.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): A Synopsys of German Grammar. 1959th
• The German Intellectual Revolution. 1,962th
• The Viennese way of thinking. Mach, Carnap, Wittgenstein. Stiasny ( Stiasny Library , Volume 1006), Graz / Vienna 1965.
• The Metaphysics of the 'Watchmaker' by Gustav Meyrink. Palm tree, Vienna 1966.
• New edition by the publishing house Bruno Martin, Südergellersen 1988.
• History of thinking styles. Palm tree, Vienna 1968.
• Keyboard of thought. Palm tree, Vienna 1971.
• Consciousness in the wake of evolution. Palm tree, Vienna 1972.
• Reissue as The body is not the grave of the soul, but the adventure of consciousness. Im Waldgut, forest 1982.
• Lucifer's awakening. The discovery of the tenth planet. Palm tree, Vienna 1972.
• Critique of organic reason. Palm tree, Vienna 1976.
• World grammar. Palm tree, Vienna 1979.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): Criteria of Revelation. Palm tree, Vienna 1982.
• Reissue as Ars Magna. Criteria of Revelation . Im Waldgut, forest 1986.
• From attachment to the meaning of life. New ways of holistic pedagogy . Im Waldgut, forest 1982.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): Magic of the Chakras. Palm tree, Vienna 1983.
• The earth sanctuary. The primal rites of space and time . Im Waldgut, forest 1983.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): The Nothing in Something. Mysticism of Aquarius time . Palm tree, Vienna 1984.
• Alphysics . Palm tree, Vienna 1985.
• Wisdom of the wheel. Orphic gnosis . Palm tree, Vienna 1985.
• Through sensuality to meaning. Metaphysics of the senses . Bruno Martin, Südergellersen 1986.
• Fullness of time. Explanations of the messages of man in space . Palm tree, Vienna 1986.
• The great work of the divine hands. Palm tree, Vienna 1986.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): God • Number • Language • Reality. The Kabbalistic Foundations of Being . Palm tree, Vienna 1987.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): Aquarius time. Visions of hope . Palm tree, Vienna 1988.
• Science against esotericism . Discussion with Johann Götschl . Leuschner and Lubenski, Graz 1989.
• Worldview of holistic life. Youth and people, Vienna 1990.
• From the school of wisdom to the wisdom of the wheel . Publisher of the Austrian State Printing House, Vienna 1990.
• The magic wheel of Central Asia. Key of the original religion. Palm tree, Vienna 1993.
• The sixth school of wisdom. Pedagogy for a global society. Palm tree, Vienna 1994.
• Atlas of the wheel. Numerological key of analogue thinking . Palm tree, Vienna 1995.
• (together with Wilhelmine Keyserling): Voice of the universe . Palm tree, Vienna 1995.
• Ur-religion astrology. Palm tree, Vienna 1996.
• The new name of God. The world formula and its analogies in reality . Böhlau, Vienna 2002, ISBN 3-205-99340-3 .

Literature

• Ernst Gehmacher, Franz Kreuzer: More luck with reason. Five thinkers and their theory about happiness: Viktor Frankl , Robert Jungk , Arnold Keyserling, Erwin Ringel and Paul Watzlawick . Deuticke in Zsolnay, Vienna 2005, ISBN 978-3-216-07859-9 .

Web links

• Literature by and about Arnold Keyserling in the catalog of the German National Library
• School of the wheel. extensive website of the school. Accessed on 23rd May 2014
• Arnold Keyserling. Portrait with audio and video documents. School of Wisdom, July 28, 2010, accessed on May 23, 2014 (English).

Individual proofs

1. Genealogical Handbook of the Baltic Knights, Part 2, 3: Estonia, Görlitz 1930, pp.144
2. Keyserling's presentation of the chakraphon (from his essay Chakral Music )
3. article about Keyserling, about the "Chakra Music" and the CDs of Lutz Berger
4. Digital Library (of the works Keyserlings). School of the Wheel, accessed on May 23, 2014 .
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Re: School of Wisdom, by SourceWatch

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The Discovery of PrimaSounds
Written in English by Prof. Keyserling
by Arnold Keyserling

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"The existence of sacred music was well known in most traditions, but the breakthrough came by the merging with the pentatonic scale. Thus the discovery of Prima Sounds is a step toward an unknown future."

The fulfillment of the history of systematic philosophy was Kant’s discovery: that human experience is based on three levels: sensation, intellect and reason. Sensations are the awareness of reality, submitted to the laws of space and time. Intellect confers the capacity to order sensations according to logical laws. Reason enables us to understand the Infinite and creativity.

There are three aspects to infinity:

Infinity of space;

Infinity of time, based on the cycle and the octave, repeating the starting point as a result; and,

Infinity of number, that the series never ends, that after each number follows another one.

The numbers are based on the sequence 1-9, and ten or zero. Each has a quality, which is the basis of intuition. Space is geometrical, and shows the laws of physics and matter. Time is infinite in repetition, repeating the order on a higher level, and thus is the basis of evolution, from matter to Man. All three levels have a common denominator in music or tones. Every tone is a synthesis of space and time, matter and vibration. Therefore mathematics is music, and this music is either description or creation.

The structure of the human organism is physical, an ordered entity. But this organism is vitalized by vibration, by energy. Thus the human form has an energetic counterpart. As the structure of the body-mind is sevenfold: spirit-soul-body, willing, feeling, thinking and sensation; each of these correspond to a single tone – which is a part of the sevenfold space-time-structure. These sounds constitute an ordered gestalt - the Prima Sounds. By knowing these sounds we can touch the energy field, and, with this, have the possibility to act upon these energies.

The ratio of these numbers is the division of seven, an interval between the overtones not used in other harmonic structures. 7/7, 7/6, 7/5, 7/4, 7/3, 7/2, 7/1. Each of these fundamental tones will effect the corresponding energy structure or chakra. Thus they help to tune the mind, and create a tool to attain the synthesis.


Listening or playing those sounds transforms consciousness into awareness, awakening the being of Man behind the phenomenological appearance.

Out of this structure emerges five intervals. By doubling the five-tone scale we attain the oldest existing scale tenfold scale, called the Slendro scale, much older then the Pythagorean sevenfold octave.





Ralph Losey has developed a music based on this scale. The music enables the player and listener to tune their mind to Awareness and therefore to being, attaining union with the cosmical energy force called in India “Prana”, and in China and Central Asia “Chi”. This musical discovery has happened before in many parts of the globe, but only today we can understand its functioning and affects.

Music in the European tradition belongs to the arts. However, in many countries music had a second significance – to understand its effect on healing. This aspect demands a deepening of the understanding of the laws of sounds. Energy appears in two forms of vibration – longitudinal and transversal. Longitudinal are waves of water and sound; transversal are waves of light and many physical phenomena. We will only be concerned with the first kind of vibrations. If I throw a stone into a pond, from the place of its entrance it will form circular waves. We can also describe transversal waves in a string – the vibrations follow a clear sequence. First the whole string vibrates, then the two halves, then the three thirds. To express in a linear sequence:

1
½
3/3
4/4
5/5………………………

In tones the following intervals will appear:

the half of the string vibrates in an octave,

1/3 in a fifth,
1/4 in a fourth,
a 5th in five places.

The vibrations are divided according to nodes, places which do not resound. All these are used in the building of instruments. The intervals show the following fractions:

1/2 = octave
1/3 = fifth
3/4 = a fourth
1/5 = a major third
1/6 = octave of the first fifths
1/7 = is not used in our notations.

The one seventh interval is different from the major second of 1/9 and 1/10. When used, however, this 1/7th interval will divide the octave into five parts. This is the basis of Prima Sounds, also used in the Asian slendro scale, in difference to the Pythagorean scale, out of which our twelve notes have developed.

Now the Pythagorean scale was used analogically as corresponding to the planets, the sun and their relation to the galaxy. The slendro scale, used in central Asia, Indonesia and parts of Africa, does not refer to a planetary analogy, but to the structure of the human awareness field, the chakras of Yoga.

The Pythagorean scale was used to understand the structure of the solar system, and the Ptolemean world view beyond Kepler. For most people it is the only frame of reference. The slendro scale, based on five Elements, and a sequence of ten dimensions – in accordance of the elementary structure of physics – is in accordance with the structure of consciousness and spiritual reality.

The five elements of Asia, Africa and Indonesia are based on the five elements of the pentagram:

1 – wood
2 – fire
3 – earth
4 – metal/mineral
5 – water – life

The basis of reality is matter, with its chemical elements and 4 forces. The basis of life force and consciousness is the fundamental spiritual force, called CHI. Our spiritual or energetic body – based on longitudinal – sound waves – is based on the Prima Sounds. Therefore the sounds can be used for healing, for revitalizations, and penetrating to the meaning of life, of making sense. The five elements can in Taoism be used in two ways: the cycle of creation and destruction. Thus, the five-tone scale of Prima Sounds serves for understanding the structure of the energy body, and is used in many ways.

The history of the slendro scale has been investigated by Professor Steve Otto of York University, Montreal. He has documented that it is much older than the Greek scale and can be used for many purposes. Used as a basis for musical compositions by Ralph Losey (with Prima Sounds), it has already shown its value in many critical situations, but also in enhancing spiritual vitality and creativity. For instance, the various Prima Sounds CDs have been used to help people in emotional and intellectual crisis. But we are just beginning to explore all its potentialities.

To articulate Prima Sounds and activate its full usefulness, we have to add more data. The basic tone is 12 Hertz – this is the so-called samadhi vibration activating the cosmic consciousness as described by Maurice Bucke. This is, so to say, the real basic tone – the equivalent to “C” of the seven-tone scale. But, having the fundamental tone is only the basis – we also have to understand how the other tones develop. The earth has a vibration of 7 Hertz, as with the earthquakes. So, by adding the sevenfold division, consciousness will tune into the earth vibration, therewith uniting cosmic consciousness with normal consciousness – attaining the flow of creativity, and therewith the primal source of CHI, of the Universe.

The existence of sacred music was well known in most traditions, but the breakthrough came by the merging with the pentatonic scale. Thus the discovery of Prima Sounds is a step toward an unknown future.









This scale articulates the human awareness field, the seven chakras. Therefore I called this tone in my first introduction Chakra Music. The seventh overtone divides the octave into five intervals. As the fifth tone will be the octave, the value of the intervals is:

First root of five,
Second root of five,
Third root of five,
Fourth root of five,
Octave.

In 1971, I built an electronic organ with 25 keys, based on the pentatonic scale of Prima Sounds (then called Chakra Music). We called this organ a chakraphone. I took it to an international yoga congress in Switzerland. The Dalai Lama attended and brought some tapes of Tibetan ceremonial music - it corresponded exactly to the sounds of the chakraphone. At the next Yoga congress in Morocco, when I played these tones, all of the animals present – dogs and camels – started to move in accordance with the music. In the meantime, I saw the film by Peter Brooke on Gurdjieff (Meetings With Remarkable Men). It starts with a scene in Central Asia, where a musician played the same sequence, and the surrounding landscape responded. Next year I was in Mykene, and played the chakraphone in a structure called Agamenon’s Grove, which I consider an acoustical device. The same thing happened as in the film: suddenly I heard answering music. The director of the same theater, Prof. Basilidaes, told me that this had only happened once before. Thus it seems that Prima Sounds not only have a human impact, but also an impact on animals and the surrounding environment.

In France, I visited the head of the musical research institute of the French Radio, Prof. Francois Bayle. He had also discovered the tone structure, and had used it in some experimental concerts. I invited him to perform a concert in the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, and it was a great success. Professor Steve Otto, the slendro scale authority, has also shown great interest in Prima Sounds and studied with us in Vienna.

Effects of Playing or Listening to Prima Sounds

The seven chakras are not the structure of the energy body, but of a structure one could call the Awareness body. It has the quality of directly perceiving the corresponding realms of reality:

1. muladhara chakra – sense reality;
2. swadhistana chakra – realm of thinking, language and number;
3. manipura chakra – realm based on the emotions and impulses;
4. anahata chakra – realm of willing and decision, based on energy;
5. vishudha chakra – realm of the body and its organism;
6. ajna chakra – inner eye, realm of the soul and communication;
7. sahasara chakra – realm of the spirit, the inner light and vision.

Man’s danger as described by the Buddha and Gurdjieff is to identify with mental representation. Thus the awakening of the chakras reveals the being.

By playing Prima Sounds all chakras are activated simultaneously, annihilating the false dependence on illusion, mechanicalness and repetitive associations. Man’s being is liberated from the false chains of dependence; it attains cosmic consciousness in the meaning of Maurice Burke (1890).
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Hermann von Keyserling
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Hermann Graf von Keyserling
Born 20 July [O.S. 8] 1880
Könno Manor, Könno, Kreis Pernau, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
(in present-day Könno, Parnu County, Estonia)
Died April 26, 1946 (aged 65)
Innsbruck, Allied-occupied Austria
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy

Hermann Alexander Graf[1] von Keyserling (20 July [O.S. 8] 1880 – 26 April 1946) was a Baltic German philosopher from the Keyserlingk family. His grandfather, Alexander von Keyserling, was a notable geologist of Imperial Russia.

Life

Keyserling was born to a wealthy aristocratic family in the Könno Manor, Kreis Pernau in Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire, now in Estonia. After his education at the universities of Dorpat (Tartu), Heidelberg, and Vienna, he took a trip around the world. He married Maria Goedela von Bismarck-Schönhausen, granddaughter of Otto von Bismarck. His son Arnold Keyserling followed his fathers footsteps and became a renowned philosopher.

Hermann Keyserling interested himself in natural science and in philosophy, and before World War I he was known both as a student of geology and as a popular essayist. The Russian Revolution deprived him of his estate in Livonia, and with the remains of his fortune he founded the Gesellschaft für Freie Philosophie (Society for Free Philosophy) at Darmstadt. The mission of this school was to bring about the intellectual reorientation of Germany.[2]

He was the first to use the term Führerprinzip. One of Keyserling's central claims was that certain "gifted individuals" were "born to rule" on the basis of Social Darwinism.


Although not a doctrinaire pacifist, Keyserling believed that the old German policy of militarism was dead for all time and that Germany's only hope lay in the adoption of international, democratic principles. His best-known work is the Reisetagebuch eines Philosophen ("Travel-journal of a Philosopher"). The book also describes his travels in Asia, America and Southern Europe.

He died at Innsbruck, Austria.

Works

• — (1919). Reisetagebuch eines Philosophen [Travel journal of a philosopher] (in German).
• —. Das Buch vom Ursprung [The book of the origin] (in German).
• —. Schöpferische Erkenntnis [Creative knowledge] (in German).
• —. Südamerikanische Meditationen [South American meditations] (in German).
• —. Einführung in die Schule der Weisheit [An introduction to the school of wisdom] (in German).
• —. Philosophie als Kunst [Philosophy as art] (in German).
• —. La Révolution mondiale et la responsabilité de l'esprit [The global revolution and the responsibility of the spirit] (in French).
• —. Das Buch vom persönlichen Leben [The book of personal life] (in German).
• —. Betrachtungen der Stille und Besinnlichkeit [Reflections of silence and contemplation] (in German).
• — (1958). Reise durch die Zeit (Memoiren) [Journey through time: A memoir] (in German).
• —. Das Spektrum Europas [The spectrum of Europe] (in German).
• —. Das Gefüge der Welt: Versuch einer kritischen Philosophie [The fabric of the world: Attempt of a critical philosophy] (in German).

References

1. Regarding personal names: Until 1919, Graf was a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin. In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names.
2. New International Encyclopedia

Further reading

• Dyserinck, Hugo: Graf Hermann Keyserling und Frankreich, Ein Kapitel deutsch-französischer Geistesbeziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert; Bouvier, Bonn 1970; ISBN 3-416-00667-4
• Gahlings, Ute: Hermann Graf Keyserling, ein Lebensbild; Justus-von-Liebig-Verlag, Darmstadt 1996; ISBN 3-87390-116-1
• Keyserling-Archiv Innsbruck-Mühlau (Hrsg.): Graf Hermann Keyserling, ein Gedächtnisbuch; Rohrer, Innsbruck 1948
• Kaminsky, Amy: ' Victoria Ocampo and the Keyserling Effect' in Argentina, Stories for a Nation, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008) p. 70-98.

External links

• Works by or about Hermann von Keyserling at Internet Archive
• ULB Darmstadt at elib.tu-darmstadt.de
• Count Hermann Keyserling at http://www.schoolofwisdom.com
• Schule der Weisheit at schuledesrades.org (German online Books)
• THE WEBSITE OF Stammbaum der Grafen und Barone Keyserlingk at http://www.keyserlingk.info
• Newspaper clippings about Hermann von Keyserling in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW
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