Did you know that when we hear music, our heartbeat matches it within about four to five minutes. The human body is hard wired to respond to sound – and there’s no off switch.
The sound around you goes through your body faster than it goes through the air.
We hear with our whole body, inside and out. Dr. Alfred Tomatis, the great ear, nose and throat specialist of the 20th century, called skin “undifferentiated ear.” Dorinne Davis, an audiologist who founded The Davis Center to continue and expand Dr. Tomatis’ work, states, “Every cell is a sound resonator.
New research indicates that nerves transmit impulses of sound, not electricity. Every cell emits and absorbs sound.” Jonathan Goldman, healing sound pioneer, states, “Sound is a multidimensional living entity.”
Wow! This thing we call ‘sound’, which constantly surrounds us, especially in the city, has a profound effect on us right down to our cells. It is important for us to know how the sound around us affects us at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
The study of wave form on matter is called Cymatics. During the 1950s and 60s Dr. Hans Jenny (1904-1972), a Swiss doctor, artist and researcher, documented the effect of specific frequencies on sand, spores, water, turpentine, iron fiings and other substances which were placed on a vibrating plate or membrane. He published these results in 1967 in a book called, “Cymatics – The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations.”
“Jenny made use of crystal oscillators and an invention of his own by the name of the tonoscope to set these plates and membranes vibrating. This was a major step forward.
The advantage with crystal oscillators is that one can determine exactly which frequency and amplitude/volume one wants. It was now possible to research and follow a continuous train of events in which one had the possibility of changing the frequency or the amplitude or both.” (quoted from “Cymatics. The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations by Hans Jenny” at www.world-mysteries.com)
“The tonoscope was constructed to make the human voice visible without any electronic apparatus as an intermediate link. This yielded the amazing possibility of being able to see the physical image of the vowel, tone or song a human being produced directly.” (quoted from same article
For me, watching Dr. Jenny’s videos is like taking a journey into the mechanics of the creation of the universe itself. One of the most astounding is his picture of the sound “om” beside a picture of the Shri Yantra.
“Aum (Om) is said to be the primordial sound that was present at the creation of the universe. It is said to be the original sound that contains all other sounds, all words, all languages and all mantras.” (Wikipedia)
Paste the link below into your browser to see for yourself. Scroll down to see the pictures. http://www.unitedearth.com.au/sound.html
Well, put on your seatbelts, folks, and click on the links below to see for yourself a few examples of the powerful effect sound has on matter. Remember as you watch these videos that you are matter too and that sound affects you in similar ways. Even the sounds you make as you speak to another has a physical effect on the matter in their body. Not to mention the emotional effect behind your words or sounds. As we awaken to the ancient remembrance of the sacredness of language and sound, we begin to take more responsibility for the sounds we make and the sounds around us.
1. This is an excerpt from one of Dr. Jenny’s original videos showing the effect of sound to create a rotating wave motion. About 2 minutes.
2. This is another excerpt from one of Dr. Jenny’s original videos showing a flow pattern, like a rudimentary circulatory system. About 2 min. 15 sec.
3. Water inside a Tibetan singing bowl. Imagine this is the water inside your body as you hold and play a bowl. About 1 minute.
4. A home experiment of vibrating sand on a plate. Watch what happens to the sand as the frequencies move from very low to very high. About 2 min.