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School of Wisdom
by SourceWatch
Accessed: 10/1/18



"The School of Wisdom is an idea, and a timeless tradition. It was first re-manifested in modern times in 1920 in Darmstadt, Germany by the efforts of Count Hermann Keyserling. The School has had many important students and teachers over the years, including psychologist, Carl Jung, translator of the I Ching and sinologist, Richard Wilhelm, German novelist and Noble prize winner, Hermann Hesse, Noble prize winning Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore, and theologian, Paul Tillich. After the death of Count Keyserling in 1946, his son, Arnold Keyserling took over this idea/tradition. In the early 1990s Arnold for the first time allowed two of his American students, Ralph and Molly, to begin using the School of Wisdom name and carry on its tradition and ideas. Today most of the activities of the School of Wisdom are carried out in CyberSpace.

"During its initial years between the two world wars under the guidance of Hermann Keyserling, the School of Wisdom served as a spiritual beacon of a newly emerging world consciousness. It was intended by Count Keyserling as a center of education for a future universal, trans-national humanity. The featured speaker at the school's opening in 1920 was the Nobel Prize winning author and educator, Rabindranath Tagore, whose own Santiniketan University in Bengal (also known as Visva Bharati) enshrined the same goal of the education of the universal human being. The opening program texts were called "Politics, Economics, Wisdom" and "Newly Emerging World" and were translated and published around the world.

"In 1933 the School of Wisdom was outlawed by the National Socialist Regime, and in 1944 the buildings were destroyed in the War. After the war, the Austrian government invited Hermann Keyserling to reopen the school in Innsbruck and his son, Arnold Keyserling, ran the school after his death in 1946. At the time Arnold took over the School of Wisdom, he was commuting weekends from Vienna to Paris to study with his then primary teacher, George Gurdjieff...Arnold Keyserling, and his wife Wilhelmine, were both students and friends of George Gurdjieff. The Keyserlings subsequently developed their own version of the Enneagram which Gurdjieff brought to the West. With the help of their American student, Ralph, the Keyserlings also continued Gurdjieff's work with esoteric Music which they call "Chakra Music" or PrimaSounds."[1]

"You see, my boy, what coincidences occur in our Great Universe. This etherogram refers to your favorites in connection with the 'ape-beings' I just mentioned. It was sent to me from Mars and informs me, among other things, that the three-centered beings of the planet Earth are once more troubled by the 'ape question.'

"I must first tell you that on account of their abnormal being-existence, there was long ago crystallized and there is periodically intensified in the presence of those peculiar three-brained beings arising and existing on the planet Earth a strange factor, producing from time to time a 'crescendo impulse,' under the action of which they wish to find out at any cost whether they have descended from these apes or the apes have descended from them.

"Judging from the etherogram, this time the question is agitating chiefly the biped beings who breed on the continent called 'America. '

"Although this question always troubles them somewhat, every once in a while it becomes for a long time, as they express it, the 'burning question of the day. '

"I remember very well that this 'agitation of mind' over the origin of the apes occurred among them for the first time when their 'center of culture,' as they also like to express it, was the country of Tikliamish The starting point of this 'agitation of mind' was the wiseacring of a certain 'learned being of new formation' named Menitkel.

"This Menitkel became a learned being because, in the first place, his childless aunt was an excellent 'matchmaker,' and mixed a great deal with 'power-possessing beings', and because, in the second place, at the age when he was on the threshold of being a responsible being he was given as a birthday present a book entitled Manual of Bon Ton and Love-Letter Writing. As he was financially secure and therefore quite free, thanks to an inheritance from his uncle, a former pawnbroker, he compiled, out of boredom, a massive and erudite work about the origin of these apes, in which he 'cooked up' an elaborate theory supported by all kinds of 'logical proof,' but of course such 'logical proof as can be conceived and crystallized only in the Reason of those freaks who have taken your fancy.

"This Menitkel then 'proved' by his theory that their 'fellow countrymen,' the apes, were descended from none other than people who had, as they say, 'gone wild ' The other terrestrial beings of that period, as had already become proper to them, believed implicitly this Auntie's darling, without any 'essence-criticism' whatsoever, and from that time on this question, agitating the strange 'Reason' of your favorites, became the subject of disputes and fantasies, right up until what is called the seventh 'great planetary process of reciprocal destruction.'

"Thanks to this maleficent idea there was fixed in the instincts of most of the unfortunates of that period another abnormal so-called 'dictatorial factor,' which began to engender in their common presence the false feeling that these ape-beings were sacred. And this factor, which engendered such a sacrilegious impulse, passed by heredity from generation to generation and reached the instincts of many beings even of the present time.

"As for the false notion cooked up by that 'pawnshop progeny,' it held its ground for nearly two of their centuries and became an integral part of the 'Reason' of most of them. But due to various events growing out of the seventh planetary process of reciprocal destruction, which lasted nearly half a century, it gradually faded away and completely disappeared from their common presence.

"But when their so-called 'cultured existence' became concentrated on the continent of 'Europe,' and when the time again came around for that peculiar disease known as 'wiseacring' to manifest itself with maximum intensity—for this disease, by the way, had long before become subject to the fundamental cosmic law of Heptaparaparshinokh, according to which its intensity had to fluctuate with a certain periodicity—then, to the grief of three-brained beings of the whole Universe, that 'ape question,' or 'who is descended from whom,' once more arose and having become crystallized again became part of the abnormal 'Reason' of your favorites.

"In this instance also, the 'ape question' arose from the stimulus given by a learned being, of course again a 'great' one, but of an altogether 'new formation,' by the name of Darwin. This 'great' scientist, basing his theory on that same logic of theirs, set about 'proving' exactly the opposite of what Menitkel had said, that is, he 'proved' that it was they themselves who were descended from these Mister Apes.

"As for the objective reality of either of the theories of these 'great' terrestrial learned beings, I am reminded of one of the wise sayings of our esteemed Mullah Nasr Eddin:

"'Luck smiled on them both, for they both managed to find the authentic godmother of the incomparable Scheherazade on an old dunghill.'

"In any case, bear in mind that for many centuries this question, among others just as ephemeral, has provided material for the kind of thinking your favorites consider the 'highest manifestation of Reason.'

"In my opinion your favorites could get a correct answer to this question that always agitates them of how the apes arose, if only they really knew how to apply another of the maxims of our dear Mullah Nasr Eddin, who often used to say:

'The cause of every misunderstanding must be sought in woman. '

"If they had made use of this wise maxim to resolve their enigmatic question perhaps they would have finally discovered the origin of these fellow countrymen of theirs.

"As the subject of the genealogy of these apes is indeed exceedingly complicated and unusual, I shall inform your Reason about it from every possible aspect.

"The fact is that neither are your favorites descended from apes nor are apes descended from them, but the cause of the arising of these apes is in this case—as in every other misunderstanding there—their women.

"First of all I must tell you that none of those terrestrial ape-beings now arising there in various exterior forms ever existed before the second 'transapalnian perturbation', it was only after this disaster that the genealogy of their species began.

"The cause of the arising of these 'misconceived' beings —as well as that of all events more or less serious in the objective sense that occur on the surface of that ill-fated planet—stemmed from two sources totally independent of each other.

"The first, as always, was the same lack of foresight on the part of certain Most High, Most Saintly Cosmic Individuals, and the second was, once again, those abnormal conditions of ordinary being-existence established by your favorites themselves.

"The point is that during the second transapalnian perturbation, besides the chief continent of Atlantis many other large and small land masses entered within the planet, and new land masses appeared in their place These displacements of various parts of the common presence of this unfortunate planet lasted several of their days, accompanied by frequent planetary tremors and manifestations that could not fail to evoke terror in the consciousness and feelings of beings of every kind.

"During that period many of your three-brained favorites who, together with one-brained and two-brained beings of other forms, had chanced to survive unexpectedly found themselves upon other newly formed land masses in places that were entirely unfamiliar to them It was just then that many of these strange 'keschapmartnian' three-brained beings of active and passive sex or, as they say, 'men' and 'women,' were compelled for a number of their years to exist apart, that is to say, without the opposite sex.

"Before continuing to relate how all this occurred, I must tell you in a little more detail about that sacred substance which is the final result of the evolving transformations of every kind of being-food and is formed in the presence of every being without distinction of 'brain system ' This sacred substance, elaborated in the presence of beings of every kind, is almost everywhere called 'exioëhary,' but your favorites on the planet Earth call it 'sperm. '

"Through the all-gracious foresight and command of our Common Father Creator and according to the actualization of Great Nature, this sacred substance arises in the presence of all beings, without distinction of brain system or exterior coating, in order that by its means they may consciously or automatically fulfill that part of their being-duty which consists in the continuation of their species But in the presence of three-brained beings it also arises in order that they may consciously transform it for coating their higher being-bodies for their own being.

"Before the second transapalnian perturbation there, which the contemporary three-brained beings refer to as the 'loss of the continent of Atlantis,' in the period when various consequences of the properties of the organ kundabuffer had already begun to be crystallized in their presence, a being-impulse was gradually formed in them which later became predominant.

"This impulse is now called 'pleasure', and in order to satisfy it they were already beginning to exist in a manner unbecoming to three-centered beings, that is to say, most of them gradually began to remove this sacred being-substance from themselves for the satisfaction of this impulse alone.

"Well, my boy, from then on most of the three-brained beings of the planet Earth were not content to carry out the process of the removal of this substance, which is continuously elaborated in them, only at those periods normally established by Great Nature for beings in accordance with their organization, for the purpose of the continuation of their species Owing to this, and also to the fact that most of them had ceased to utilize this substance consciously for coating their higher being-bodies, it came about that when they did not remove it from themselves in ways that by then had become mechanical, they naturally experienced a sensation called 'sirklinimana,' a state they describe as 'feeling out of sorts,' and which is invariably accompanied by what is called 'mechanical suffering.'

"Remind me at some opportune moment about those periods fixed by Nature for the normal process of the utilization of the exioëhary by beings of different brain-systems for the continuation of their species, and I shall explain this to you in detail.

"Well then, they like ourselves are only 'keschapmartnian' beings, and when this sacred substance, continuously and inevitably formed in them, is utilized normally for the continuation of their species by means of the sacred process 'elmooarno,' its removal from their presences must be accomplished exclusively with the opposite sex. But these three-brained beings who by chance had escaped disaster were no longer in the habit of utilizing this substance for coating their higher being-bodies and, as they were already existing in a manner unbecoming to three-brained beings, when they were obliged to exist for several of their years without beings of the opposite sex, they turned to various antinatural means for the removal from themselves of this sacred substance, exioëhary.

"The beings of the male sex had recourse to the antinatural means called 'moordoorten' and 'androperasty' or, as the contemporary beings would say, 'onanism' and 'pederasty,' and these antinatural means fully satisfied them.

"But for the three-brained beings of the 'passive sex' or, as they call them, 'women,' these antinatural means were not sufficiently satisfying, and so the poor 'women-orphans' of that time, already more cunning and inventive than the men, began to seek out beings of other forms and accustom them to be their 'partners.' Well then, it was after these 'partnerships' that there began to appear in our Great Universe those species of beings which, as our dear Mullah Nasr Eddin would say, are 'neither fish nor fowl.'

"As regards the possibility of this abnormal blending of two different kinds of exioëhary for the conception and formation of a new planetary body of a being, it is necessary to give you the following explanation:

"On the planet Earth, as on other planets of our Universe where 'keschapmartnian' beings breed and exist—that is, three-brained beings in whom the formation of the sacred exioëhary for the creation of a new being must take place exclusively in the presences of two beings of distinct, independent sexes—the fundamental difference between the sacred exioëhary formed in the presences of beings of opposite sexes, that is, in men and women, consists in this, that in the exioëhary formed in the presences of beings of the male sex, the localized 'holy affirming' or 'positive' force of the sacred Triamazikamno participates, while in the exioëhary formed in beings of the female sex there participates the localized 'holy denying' or 'negative' force of the same sacred law.

"Thanks to the all-gracious foresight and command of our Father of everything existing in the Universe, and in accordance with the actualizing power of Great Mother Nature, in certain surrounding conditions and with the participation of the third separately localized holy force of the sacred Triamazikamno, namely, with the 'holy reconciling' force, the blending of the exioëhary formed in two separate beings of distinct, independent sexes during the process of the sacred 'elmooarno' taking place between them brings about the arising of a new being.

"In the case I was speaking of, the abnormal blending of two heterogeneous kinds of exioëhary was possible only by virtue of a certain cosmic law known as the 'affinity of the numbers of the totality of vibrations,' which began to act owing to the second transapalnian perturbation on this ill-fated planet, and which then still continued to act on its common presence.

"Concerning this cosmic law, it is important to tell you that it arose and began to exist in the Universe after the fundamental sacred law of Triamazikamno had been modified by our Creator in order to render the Heropass harmless, and after its holy parts, until then entirely independent, had become dependent upon forces from outside. But, my boy, you will understand this cosmic law in all its aspects only when I shall explain in detail, as I have promised you, all the fundamental laws of world-creation and world-existence.

"Meanwhile, you should know that on normally existing planets anywhere in our Great Universe the exioëhary formed in the presence of a three-brained being having organs of perception and transformation for localizing the 'holy affirming' force of the sacred Triamazikamno, in other words, the exioëhary formed in a three-brained keschapmartnian being of the 'male' sex, can never be blended— owing to that same law—with the exioëhary formed in the presence of a two-brained keschapmartnian being of the opposite sex.

"On the other hand, when a special combination of cosmic forces occurs and this same law of the 'affinity of the numbers of the totality of vibrations' begins to act, the exioëhary formed in a three-brained keschapmartnian being of the 'female' sex can sometimes, in certain surrounding conditions, blend quite well with the exioëhary formed in two-brained keschapmartnian beings of the male sex, but only as the active factor in the actualizing process of the fundamental sacred Triamazikamno.

"In short, during those terrible years on that planet of yours, a phenomenon very rare in the Universe appeared, that is, a blending of the exioëhary of two keschapmartnian beings of different brain systems and of opposite sexes, and the result was the arising of the ancestors of these terrestrial 'misconceived' beings now called 'apes,' who give your favorites no peace, and from time to time so agitate their strange Reason.

"But when this terrible period was over, a relatively normal process of ordinary existence was reestablished on your planet, and your favorites of different sexes again began to find each other and exist together, and thereafter those 'ape-beings' actualized the continuation of their species among themselves.

"And this continuation of their species was possible because the conception for the arising of the first of these abnormal beings had taken place according to the same external conditions that in general determine the presences of future keschapmartnian beings of active or passive sex.

"The most interesting result of this highly abnormal manifestation of the three-brained beings of your planet is that there now exist a great many species of the descendants of these ape-beings, differing in exterior form, and each of these different species bears a striking resemblance to some form of two-brained quadruped being still in existence there.

"This came about because the blending of the exioëhary of the keschapmartnian three-brained beings of the female sex, which brought about the arising of the ancestors of those apes, proceeded with the active exioëhary of the various species of quadruped beings that exist there even until today.

"Indeed, my boy, during my last personal stay on the planet Earth, when I happened in the course of my travels to come across the various species of apes and, in accordance with a habit that has become second nature, I observed them, I ascertained definitely that the whole of their outer functioning and the so-called 'automatic postures' of each 'species' of these contemporary apes are exactly like those in the common presence of certain normally arisen quadruped beings there, and their 'facial features' are even exactly the same as those of particular quadrupeds As for the 'psychic features' of all the different species of these apes, they are absolutely identical, even down to minute details, with those of the psyche of the three-brained beings of the 'female sex' there. "

At this point in his tales Beelzebub became silent. After a long pause he looked at his favorite Hassein with a smile that clearly expressed a double meaning.

-- Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson: An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man, by G.I. Gurdjieff

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Re: School of Wisdom, by SourceWatch

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Arnold Keyserling
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Accessed: 10/1/18



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.


Arnold Keyserling, in Stadtpark Wien (March 2005)

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.


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 .


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



"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:


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,

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 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 Keyserling family. His grandfather, Alexander von Keyserling, was a notable geologist of Imperial Russia.


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.


• — (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).


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
• Count Hermann Keyserling at
• Schule der Weisheit at (German online Books)
• THE WEBSITE OF Stammbaum der Grafen und Barone Keyserlingk at
• Newspaper clippings about Hermann von Keyserling in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW
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