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Old 03-08-2014, 07:23 PM   #193
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Laputa's population consists mainly of educated people, who are fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge. Servants make up the rest of the population..The Laputans have mastered magnetic levitation and discovered the two moons of Mars (which in reality would not be discovered for another 150 years). However, they are unable to construct well-designed clothing or buildings, because they take measurements with instruments such as quadrants and a compass rather than with tape measures..Laputa is a male-dominated society. Wives often request to leave the island to visit the land below; however, these requests are almost never granted because the women who leave Laputa never want to return. The clothes of Laputans, which do not fit, are decorated with astrological symbols and musical figures..

They spend their time listening to the music of the spheres.. They believe in astrology and worry constantly that the sun will go out.. The Laputan houses, he notices, are badly built, without accurate right angles.. The Laputan women are highly sexed and adulterous, preferring men from the island of Balnibarbi.. The Laputan husbands, who are so abstracted in mathematical and musical calculations, don't know that their wives are adulterous..Due to their fervent intellectual pursuits, Laputans are also depicted as becoming so lost in thought that they do not move unless struck by a "bladder", many of their heads have become stuck reclined to one side, and they often suffer from strabismus, also known as heterotropia, is a condition in which the eyes are not properly
aligned with each other..Horizontal deviations are classified into two varieties...

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The Music of the Spheres incorporates the metaphysical principle that mathematical relationships express qualities or "tones" of energy which manifest in numbers, visual angles, shapes and sounds – all connected within a pattern of proportion. Pythagoras first identified that the pitch of a musical note is in proportion to the length of the string that produces it, and that intervals between harmonious sound frequencies form simple numerical ratios..In a theory known as the Harmony of the Spheres, Pythagoras proposed that the Sun, Moon and planets all emit their own unique hum (orbital resonance) based on their orbital revolution, and that the quality of life on Earth reflects the tenor of celestial sounds which are physically imperceptible to the human ear.. Subsequently, Plato described astronomy and music as "twinned" studies of sensual recognition: astronomy for the eyes, music for the ears, and both requiring knowledge of numerical proportions..According to Max Heindel's Rosicrucian writings, the heavenly "music of the spheres" is heard in the Region of Concrete Thought, the lower region of the mental plane, which is an ocean of harmony...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laputa
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053103/
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=168Across the gulf of space on the planet Mars, intellects vast and cool and unsypathetic regarded our Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely joined their plans against us..Mars is more than 140 million miles from the sun, and for centuries has been In the last status of exhaustion.. Inhabitants of this dying planet looked across space with instruments and intelligences that which we have scarcely Dreamed, searching for another world to which they could migrate...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=558

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