science teaches altruism, the unselfish life, with an emphasis strong as the vast rocks which form the records of geologic history.
Science counts and it measures. More and more the new discoveries are proving that in her vast operations and her lesser movements nature uses a fixed series of numbers-" sacred numbers" the ancients called them. These numbers are fixed in the very nature of things. No one doubts that they rule in the chords of music and color. In the brain all of the faculties respond to each other as thirds, fifths and octaves. In the body, as shown by the engraved measure of man in a previous chapter, the parts respond to each other in three octaves, the base, soprano and tenor. This response is both physiological and spiritual. The hand, for example, is an octave from the breast. And placing the hand upon the breast is one of the impassioned and sweeping gestures of oratory. The relation of the religious faculties to the others is through a series of musical chords. With these facts as a basis, the laws of universal analogy would teach us that the ranks of spiritual beings above man are all governed by the scale of musical chords. The distance of each rank above or below the others would be measured by thirds, fifths or octaves. And these same measures would govern their mutual responses.
If man would put himself in true harmony with the divine life, he must establish these musical chords in the work and life of all the twelve departments of human society. Man will find this an altogether different process from what lie has done through past ages in the name of religious service. This new work