Friday, September 05, 2008

The science behind sound

According to quantum physics, everything in the universe is in a state of vibration - from the nucleus of an atom to planets spinning around suns in both our own galaxy and distant galaxies. If it is vibrating, then it is emitting a sound.

One of the basic principles of using sound as a transformative and healing modality is that every part of the body is in a state of vibration, every organ, tissue, muscle, bone, system etc. Together they make up a composite frequency, a harmonic that is unique as a fingerprint. This personal vibratory signature encircles the whole body with an electromagnetic field, which clairvoyants perceive as the human aura, and which can be recorded by means of Kirlian photography.

Each of our bodies is a finely tuned instrument, capable of instantaneously changing its frequency based on its surrounding environment. This principle is known as entrainment. We only have to compare how we feel when we are lying out on the grass in an open field with being cramped on a crowded commuter train after a long day at work to realise that we are, in fact, changing our frequency, or state, all the time. Our environment affects us to a greater or lesser degree, depending on our physical, emotional and mental makeup.

When we are in a state of wellbeing or "sound health", we can say that the body is emitting an overall harmonic of health. However, when there is a frequency in our body that is counter to our health, it creates disharmony which often results in dis-ease. Using an externally created sound, coupled with clear, focused intention, it is possible to project a "healing" sound into the body, reminding the body of its natural resonant frequency, thereby restoring the blueprint for perfect health again.

In 1787, Ernst Chladni published "Discoveries in the Theory of Sound", describing patterns seen by placing sand on metal plates which were made to vibrate by stroking the edge of the plate with a bow. This caused a particular sound frequency which was transmitted through the plate to the sand.

cymatics photographInspired by systems research and the work of Ernst Chladni, Swiss scientist Hans Jenny began showing the effects of sound waves on many different types of material, including pastes, liquids, and plastics. Jenny placed these various substances on a steel plate, vibrating the plate with a crystal oscillator, and photographed the effects. He coined the term Cymatics, derived from the Greek kyma meaning "wave" and ta kymatika meaning "matters pertaining to waves".

Oscillators are devices which produce vibrations, for example an electronic massage device. If you turn it on and it will vibrate or oscillate. If you place the massager on a bone you can feel how the vibrations are amplified over your body. Touching the massager to your bone is akin to Dr. Jenny attaching his oscillator to a metal plate. The plate amplified the vibrations of the oscillator. From this, it is easy to see that our bodies are amplifiers of sound waves, or vibrational frequencies.

Dr Jenny's work demonstrates positive proof of the amazing power of sound to create form, and to change form. Water, which we all know makes up at least 80% of the human body, took on extraordinary geometric forms in Jenny's experiments.

Many who are attracted to Dr. Jenny's work are artistic and "right brain" by nature because they are inspired by the beauty of his cymatic pictures and are able to sense instantly what they mean. Yet Dr. Jenny's writings are pure science, setting forth a thorough study of vibration befitting an accomplished physicist and systems researcher.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice article about quantum physics