There are scientific correlations to note; in his books ‘Mysterium Cosmographicum’ (1596) & ‘Harmonices Mundi V’ (1619), Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) pointed out the harmonic nature of the Solar System – the proportions of the orbital positions of the planets (& the position of the Jovian asteroids) around the Sun correspond exactly with the proportions between pitches in the harmonic series (Godwin 1987). Furthermore, referring back to the Pythagorean Comma for a second, there is a relationship between the length of the Sidereal year (equinox to equinox) of 365.256 days & the length of the Lunar year (12 new moons) of 354.333 days; in fact the former exceeds the latter by a factor of 1.03082, which, given the coincidences, is shatteringly close to the figure of 1.01364, which is the factor of overlap of the Pythagorean Comma. The coincidence extends still further; if we took a period of time which corresponds to the true Comma to the Sidereal year, we find a year lasting 360.27390 days – with 360 days being the length of the year as measured by the Pharisees of Israel.
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In 1619, Kepler (1571-1630) wrote _Harmonice Mundi_, using just intonation and the consonant harmonic intervals (1:2, 2:3, 3:4, 4:5, 5:6, 3:5, 5:8) supporting polyphonic music. Kepler realized that his rough models of 3-dimensional regular polytopes did not accurately describe his astronomical laws of planetary motion (based on analysis of data of Tycho Brahe) so he used harmonic musical relationships to refine the polytope models. To Kepler, the polyphonic harmonic relationships had a purpose: to form a common basis for the perception of the universe by all life, including life beyond the earth.