Herein at last is the Magnum Organum - not the ancient instrument of Perception or the modem organ of Knowledge, but the Perennial Wisdom newly Minted and Dispensed. With all such scattered "arcanum" now gathered for our convenience on the central new age floor of comparison-shopping, the sense distilled most strongly is that of the real redundance with which these tired volumes speak - the iteration in innumerable translations and redactions and meticulous incunabula, of "wisdom" drawn from the same few sources whether nominally Theravada or Mahayana, the Kankala-malini-Tantra or Mahaprajna-paramitopadesa of secrets whispered, tomb-robbed and fancifully embroidered till generational erosion degrades the imprint of the original to a garbled "Keys of Enoch" eidolon from which all "Black Pullets" and dark grimoires may be scrawled in general information-loss of the scratchy candle-lit quill, trailing mimetic marks just near-enough the abraded godnames for suitable evocation of dross conceived in the very verbal abortions of the dim transcription itself. So wherefore the "perennial wisdom", MT? To which MT has a two-fold reply It merely requires contemporary initiated intelligence to sift the Superior from what otherwise would remain confused with the fools-gold inferior. Indeed, then, not only are such incorruptible Truths, Spiritual Premises and Principles preserved in whatever ad hoc container, and forwarded for the edification of any given "now"; the Living Source and Chiron-tutors of the Terrestrial dispensation having given those Teachings originally remain with us, right up to the End, perhaps a different - though sometimes, as in the present case, the self-same - Personality expression but the identical Essence nonetheless carrying forward as Office-holder in one of the three Hierarchic categories of Tikkun, or Restoration: Manu, Bodhisattva and Mahachohan.

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History[ edit ] Although little is known of the provenance of the Magnus liber organi, it is considered most likely to have originated in Paris, and is known today by only a few surviving manuscripts and fragments, although there are records of at least seventeen lost versions.

Today its contents can be inferred from the 3 surviving major manuscripts. The most complete is commonly known as F I-Fl Pluteo A handful of surviving manuscripts demonstrate the evolution of polyphonic elaboration of the liturgical plainchant that was used at the cathedral every day throughout the year.

While the concept of combining voices in harmony to enrich plainsong chant, was not new, there lacked the musical theory to enable the rational construction of such pieces. One voice sang the notes of the Gregorian chant elongated to enormous length called the tenor, which comes from the Latin for "to hold" ; this voice, known as the vox principalis, held the chant, although the words were obscured by the length of notes.

One, two, or three voices, known as the vox organalis or vinnola vox, the "vining voice" were notated above it with quicker lines moving and weaving together. The evolution from a single line of music to one where multiple lines all had the same weight moved through the writing of organa.

The practice of keeping a slow moving "tenor" line continued into secular music, and the words of the original chant survived in some cases, as well. One of the most common types of organa in the Magnus Liber is the clausula , which are sections of polyphony that can be substituted into longer organa. The extant manuscripts provide a number of notational challenges to modern practice, since they contain only the polyphonic elements, from which the chant has to be inferred.

The text contains only the polyphonic lines and the notation is not exact, as barlines were still several centuries from invention. The chant was added to the notated music, and it was up to the performers to fit the disparate lines together into a coherent whole. But the fact that the music was even written down is a fairly new development in the history of Western music.


By forms and formal causes, Bacon means the universal laws of nature. Magnus Liber — Wikipedia Originally intending Instauratio magna to contain six parts of which Novum organum constituted the secondBacon did not come close to completing this series, as parts V and VI were never written at all. The aim of this final table is to eliminate certain instances of heat which might be organym to be the form of heat, and thus get closer to an approximation of the true form of heat. It is likely that Bacon intended them to be included in later parts of Instauratio magna and simply never got to writing about them. For everyone has besides vagaries of human nature in general his own special cave or den which scatters orgwnum discolours the light of nature. Indeed, the hypothesis that is derived from this eliminative induction, which Bacon names The First Vintageis only the starting point from which additional empirical evidence and experimental analysis can refine organuk conception of a formal cause.







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