Researcher Claims to Have Cracked Plato Musical Code

June 30, 2010

UK (ChattahBox) – Researchers an the University of Manchester claim to have cracked the code hidden within Plato’s writings, which follow a traditional musical pattern.

According to Dr Jay Kennedy, Plato used a plethora of symbols used by the followers of Pythagoras of Samos, a Ionian philosopher and religious leader, who founded Pythagoreanism.

Many of Plato’s ideals, such as his Republic, are believed to have been influenced by this religious following, as well as the reliance on numbers and mathematics as an explanation of the universe.

If this is true, then Plato’s theories would have preceded the theories proven by Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo, and other important scientific minds through history, by more than 2,000 years.

The alleged code followed by the 12 musical notes in the Greek scale, which Kennedy matched using a computerized version of Plato’s writings, with no punctuation or spaces.

He found that many symbols and phrases were repeated, creating patterns that spaced out perfectly along the 12 note scale.

Kennedy says the use of this code made perfect sense, as philosophers were often killed for their ideas at that time. Plato’s teacher, Socrates, was one of those who were killed for heresy.

“Secrecy was normal in ancient times, especially for esoteric and religious knowledge but for Plato it was a matter of life and death. Encoding his ideas in secret patterns was the only way to be safe,” Kennedy told the Telegraph.

The study’s findings have been published in American literary journal Apeiron.


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