Noble and the Twins:
A Story of Love and Inspiration
Noble Sciences Sacred Synthesis and all it represents may never have come to pass if it weren’t for a wise and loving Siamese cat named Noble. The story of Noble and his connection to her amazing body of work is best told in Dr. Hapel-Portner’s own words:
As any animal lover will agree, our pets become family members and can have an incredible impact on our lives. The name Noble Sciences was inspired by my cat, Noble, and the powerful relationship I had with him. Without Noble and some of the other cats in my family, I may never have found the key information and elements that were missing from Human Design.
The connection between my work now and the cats in my life began in 1966 when I felt a deep drive to have a Siamese cat. I had never been in a relationship with a cat before. My search for the “perfect” cat led me to adopt a twelve week old kitten whom I eventually named Noble. Noble changed the lives of everyone he met. He was a blue point Siamese, who had a very strong presence even at that early age.
The first night Noble was with me, I was afraid that he would jump on me while I slept. As I prepared for bed, I put him on the floor, but he continued to jump on the bed several times. Finally, I lay down hoping he would understand my message. Instead, he hopped up on the foot of the bed and looked directly at me. I waited, this time, not moving. He proceeded to jump directly toward my face. I froze in fear.
He landed with a front paw on either side of my head. I looked directly at him, and he at me. The message he was sending me was clear and precise. Through his action Noble said, “I know what I am doing. I will never hurt you.” I said aloud, “I understand.” This defining moment of deep trust continued throughout our 22-year relationship while he was in his body. Our relationship continues to this day. I still feel his presence around me all of the time. He and I always respected our promise of trust made in that moment.
During Noble’s life, his awareness and healing powers were demonstrated daily. He protected me, my children, and my home, sometimes growling or “meowling” at any threat to us. Noble could intimidate people with his fierceness. Often, when I worked, Noble was at my side, telling me, through his actions, how to work with someone as well as how I needed to direct my energy. When I had clients in my office, Noble used to go to them, placing a paw on the area of their body where energy was blocked, and then he’d turn and look at me. This communication was witnessed many times by numerous people, especially when sessions were conducted with groups. Noble always knew exactly who to approach and where they needed help.
When my husband and I first returned from India, Marvin saw Noble on the dinner table. At first, he was surprised, stating that cats shouldn’t be allowed there. Two days later, Marvin was in significant pain from a back problem. Noble found him lying on his stomach and leapt onto him, pressing his paw exactly against the place where Marvin was feeling the most pain. Later, Marvin said that it felt as if there was a light and heat emanating from Noble’s paws, healing his back instantaneously. After that, Marvin allowed Noble to go wherever he wanted.
Just about everyone who met Noble got a cat. During Noble’s last months, we were blessed to find a veterinarian who recognized his depth and powers. His veterinarian became and remains my dearest friend, a soul sister. After Noble’s transition (July 23, 1987 @ 20:40 in Pacific Palisades, CA), this friend suggested that we consider the experience and joy that breeding a litter of kittens would bring. Such began a very powerful journey leading to the birth of Ruzle and Joe on January 18, 1990 @ 07:32 and 07:50 in Pacific Palisades, CA.
Ruzle and Joe were the first and second born in a litter of six kittens. All the kittens looked quite different from each other except for Ruzle and Joe, who were identical twins. During the kittens’ births, we recorded the exact times they came into the world with a stopwatch so I could look at their astrological charts.
While I helped all six kittens and their very protective mother survive, in addition to weighing the kittens daily, I occasionally found a whisker, a strand of fur, or some slight variation that helped me tell Ruzle apart from Joe. It wasn’t easy. They had the same mannerisms, the same voice, and the same strong charismatic personality. In spite of this, there were a few differences.
When I began looking at Human Design Charts in 1996, I found it disturbing that all six kittens, born over about a two-hour period (07:32 to 09:43), seemed to have the same mammalian design charts. As is so often the case, my quest was emphasized when Joe became ill on April 14, 2000. He was diagnosed with congenital cardiomyopathy, a genetic condition. He died on August 31, 2000 @ 00:15 am in Pacific Palisades, CA. Ruzle continued to live a healthy life until December 31, 2007 @ 12:50 in Los Angeles, CA.
I knew there was missing information in the Human Design charts that could differentiate them and explain why Joe’s life was so much shorter than Ruzle’s. “The Voice” had not given Ra any information about Mammalian Design other than that when a Human sleeps he enters a mammalian-like matrix, a matrix that Ra also erroneously labeled the Dream Matrix. In Ra’s system, the dream matrix and sleep matrix were synonymous. The problem with that is that they’re actually two separate things.
Several distinct types of cycles occur when we sleep. During the deepest part of the cycle, the Sleep Cycle, all humans and mammals are without consciousness; they are in a physiological state of deep sleep where only the biological world is active. During this stage of sleep, a mammal is about as deeply unconscious as they can be without being in a coma. This is different from what happens when we go into Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, otherwise known as the Dream Cycle. While dreaming, all 64 Gates are activated, creating a portal that allows us to receive communication from the unified integrated field of consciousness, or what Jung called “the collective unconscious”. This phase of sleep enables us to transmit and use some of our unconscious information in waking life. It is during this phase of sleep that neurological communication occurs between different states of consciousness.
It was clear to me that the difference between Joe’s chart and Ruzle’s chart had to be located in the Sleep Cycle, where their lives were affected on a biological level, rather than on a dream level. This fact led me, as a social scientist/psychologist, to research the differentiating calculations that would identify the personality characteristics of six distinctly different beings.
In 2000, I statistically analyzed the Human Design material looking for a marker that would account for Joe’s illness and death. I found a very clear differentiating marker that told me what I needed to know to feel that the accuracy of the material could be described and be documented as scientific. When expanding the calculations to include the physiological or biological timing in the charts and in its corresponding matrix, I was able to determine that the position of the Moon in Joe and Ruzle’s charts was different. I found that the 10-second difference in birth time in their biological charts shifted the chemistry in Joe and Ruzle’s physical lives. I hypothesized that this difference accounted for the differences in their longevity.
I also wanted to identify and document the difference between the sleep cycle and the dream cycle in both humans and mammals. With the help of Erik Memmert, who wrote the original program for the Human Design System, I found important differences in several key calculations that I now use in all Noble Sciences charts (refer to Step 2: Understanding the 8 Charts for better understanding).
Since discovering the information that Ruzle and Joe’s births and deaths provided, the data that validated it has helped thousands of individuals to date. Furthermore, it has the promise of changing the lives of countless other humans and animals for the better in the future.
While I was looking for the missing markers for Joe and Ruzle, I began scientifically testing the Human Design System. In 1999 I used social science and astrological research tools to test the system on 30,000 cases. I had access to accurate birth data and research data on health and psychological conditions on these cases. I even compared the lives and charts of human twins, to validate what I’d already learned through Joe and Ruzle.
As I had found with the cats, my analysis proved that the Human Design System could be proven only in part because it focused on one calculation that addressed merely the mental world. Humans function in four worlds: the Mental, Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical. Their development and consciousness is not frozen at their time of birth. Thus, in any complete system, critical times in human development and how consciousness impacts a person must be considered and taken into account.
The results of my efforts to probe further into the animal charts led to greater understanding of human charts, and helped me expand the Human Design system into a more complete set of tools that provides the valid and reliable scientific findings of my research. I identified calculations and charts missing from the Human Design system. This was a labor of love. Thus, the new methodology I discovered and developed is called Noble Sciences in honor of my first cat, Noble.
As I continued working with the Noble Sciences’ Charts and continued my own professional development, I recognized that correlations between the component disciplines synthesized in the Human Design graphic provide the roadmap to an accurate and powerful reading of the chart. The innovative field of Clean Language and Epistemological Metaphor as described by David Grove and Cei Davies Linn serves as a powerful way to clear individuals’ predispositions and move them through their personality issues. The body graph provides the roadmap and “Clean” tools provide the process for clearing issues of the personality that connect individuals with their higher self without trauma or long term therapy.
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