Many cultures’ tradition teach the belief that the Universe came to be by the omnipotent power of the WORD. The frequency of sound. The harmony of music. The electro-magnetism of energy. Sound vibrations have a tremendous influence over human functionality as sound touches and influences our emotions like no other source of input or expression.
Science and research have focused their experiments to establish that virtually everything on Earth vibrates, that the planet itself vibrates and it is known as true that sound exists as electromagnetic vibrations. NASA has specially designed instruments on board the Voyager and other probes, which have picked up and recorded these vibrations, all within the range of human hearing (20-20,000 cycles per second). From an original CD: JUPITER NASA-VOYAGER SPACE SOUNDS (1990) BRAIN/MIND Research we can hear a fascinating recording of Jupiter sounds (electromagnetic “voices”) by NASA-Voyager. The complex interactions of charged electromagnetic particles from the solar wind , planetary magnetosphere etc. create vibration “soundscapes”. If you haven’t heard these, please do. A beautiful thing to experience. Motion is manifested in everything within the Universe – nothing is at rest – everything moves, vibrates, spins and circles. This motion generates frequencies, which then generate sound. Whether we hear it, everything has a sound, a vibration all its own. The velocity (frequency) of the movement determines the specific sound. All organisms on this planet use vibration, a.k.a. energy, as the primary means of communication. Experts in this field insist that because all organisms are made out of atoms and molecules, you and I and every living thing are radiating energy, vibes. The human body is 90 percent water- the perfect medium for carrying sound, and we are constantly being vibrated, on a cellular level, by heard and unheard sound frequencies. Sound is a nutrient for the nervous system. The auditory mechanism is a mega-portal to the brain and sonic tools empower health, learning and productivity.
People worldwide-including Sufis, Hindus, Native Americans, and Catholic monks- have long relied on sound to heal, and while their practices differ the principle is the same. The belief is that there is “a tendency toward harmony in nature. Consider the example of two metronomes in the same room beating at different rhythms. Eventually, of their own accord, they will begin to beat in synchrony with each other.” Pythagoras said it around 400 BC, “each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having its own function and character, contributes to the whole.” Pythagoras was credited as being the first person to prescribe harmonic frequencies and music to treat human conditions. He invented instruments and with the use of sound and vibration he was able to bring an individual’s attention to the awareness of their Divine Nature in order to facilitate the healing process. His concept of “The Divine” referred to the observable & measurable fact that there is Absolute Order pervasive throughout the entire Universe (everywhere-all the time) and that this Order has Intelligence. He has been described as a man who knew remarkable things and who was above all famous for having left behind him a way of life. One of his most important discoveries was that the harmonic musical intervals could be expressed by perfect numerical ratios, a finding that led him to the realization that all sensible phenomena follow the pattern of number. Pythagoras used various intervals of harmonic ratios as a “medicine” for diseases of the body, mind & soul Today it is confirmed by professionals that it works due to the law of physics. Resonance, entrainment, and brain wave synchronization are phenomena that enable the process to occur naturally and effortlessly. Imagine lying on top of a massive cello with hundreds of strings. Every string is precisely tuned to exact frequencies that generate infinite ranges of exquisite harmonic overtones. These Emanations unfold like audible fractals. The frequencies turn off the “disquieting mind” aligning your mind, body & spirit to the higher order of harmonics. Its healing effects occur on the deepest levels of our being. The strings are played from underneath like a cosmic harp. By sustaining it long enough, YOU sync up with the harmonic frequencies. It’s simply a law of physics and since your entire body is physically connected to the resonant sound chamber of the instrument you not only hear them, but you actually feel these harmonic frequencies throughout your entire body.
There are many factors that influence if and how much a sound source affects us. How loud the source is and what frequencies it transmits. The potential impact of loud sound may prevent us from hearing other important sounds, this is called masking. Sound might also cause us to change our behaviour. Scientists use data on the way in which the subject react to similar sounds and sound levels to estimate how much the sound might affect his behaviour. Responses to different sounds vary dramatically, from no response at all, to minor, momentary reactions, to profound changes in behaviour. Exposure to very loud sounds can cause temporary or permanent hearing damage, just as is the case for teenagers who go to too many rock concerts without wearing earplugs. Finally, it is possible for sound levels to be so high that they cause direct physical injury. Explosions can cause injury to the inner ear, for example, an sound is used as a weapon of destruction in war countries.
Whales, as well as dolphins, seals, Oceanographers and submariners, all working or living in the ocean use sound to sense their surroundings, to communicate, and to navigate. If you think about it, all of us in land do as well. Sound is an important element to our evolution and survival, and sound defines the listener whether she is aware of it or not. Whale wisdom…When you sail out to sea in the early morning to convince a whale to let you touch her, try it. Sing, chant and wait. Vibrate your friendly loving frequency, use the electromagnetic power of your sound. Echolocation works. The world is sound.