Cymatics – The Science of Frequency
“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only
be changed from one form to another.”
As we become conscious of our energetic bodies and our oneness with all things, we begin to realize that everything—and that means
everything—in the universe is made up of waves and particles. And these waves and particles manifest in myriad forms—as solid things we call matter, and as light and sound. Depending on a variety of factors too complex to delve into here, waves, light, and sound are constantly shaping and re-shaping themselves into every known form in our physical universe.
The study of wave phenomena and the ability of sound to organize and restructure matter is called Cymatics. This study shows us how frequencies of sound waves manifest as perceivable matter, ultimately making sound visible. The term cymatics was coined by Prof. Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist and Anthroposophist (1904-1972). Professor Jenny found in his research experiments that sound waves passed through different kinds of impressionable matter—such as water or sand—caused the formation of geometric patterns.
In order to explore wave phenomena, Jenny created an acoustic device called a tonoscope that used crystal oscillators to allow viewers
to see beautiful and detailed patterns created by sounds. Jenny found that patterns formed by matter subjected to high-pitched frequencies were complex, harmonious, geometrical, and symmetrical while less complex and disharmonious shapes formed when matter was exposed to lower frequencies.
Since these experiments prove that sound influences matter in this profound way, can we surmise that cymatic patterns are continuously unfolding throughout the Universe? And, does Jenny’s cymatics experiment prove the theory we have propounded about the creative energy of sound? As we noted earlier, in John 1:1 in the New Testament it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” In the ancient Hindu Rigveda, we read, “In the beginning was Brahman with whom was the Word, and the Word was verily Brahman.” Indeed, these sacred texts lead us to the conclusion that sound (the Word) was (and is!) the driving force of creation.
And, if the sacred words in the Rigveda and the Bible are not enough to convince us, we can turn to the words of one of the greatest scientists of all time, Nikola Tesla, whose words provide concrete evidence that sound and vibration are creative forces: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe,” Tesla said, “think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Science and religion express it differently, but the meaning is the same: sound and vibration are the secret creative forces in the universe.
Tesla and Jenny are not the only scientists to suggest that sound has super powers! Other researchers have done similar experiments to Jenny’s and have made astounding discoveries. For example, Japanese author and researcher, Dr. Masaru Emoto, has done experiments on water which have proven that sound, words, and even thoughts can create miraculous changes in the molecular structure of water.
As the human body is made up of more than 50% water, it stands to reason that we are influenced by sound and thought waves! Most of us are not aware of the direct impact that frequencies have on our minds, and on our emotional, physical, and spiritual states. The truth is
that sound creates a visible and dynamic geometrical pattern in every water molecule and cell in our bodies.
The impact of sound on our physical body and energy system is substantial. Dr. Emoto’s water images are truly beautiful and inspiring. They
prove that matter is inherently responsive to sound and intention! They remind us that we are part of a complex, intricate vibrational
matrix and that we possess far more control over our vibrational states than we previously believed.
The insights of researchers like Emoto, Tesla, and Jenny can inspire us to remain always in flow with the laws of the universe so that we may consciously and harmoniously co-create with nature. Think, for example, about the power of such simple acts as remaining in gratitude and blessing our food or water before consuming it. With our loving thoughts and good intentions, we can transform the very cellular structure of matter! Similarly, when we say “thank you” and “I love you,” or we send out caring thoughts to those in need, we are using the science of sound and vibration to harness our Divine powers of creativity. As Dr. Emoto says, his experiments are “The power of love and gratitude made visible.”
“When you have become the embodiment of gratitude, think about how pure the water that fills your body will be. When this happens, you yourself will be a beautiful shining crystal of light.” —Masaru Emoto – Messages from Water
Dr. Jenny’s and Dr. Emoto’s findings help us to remember that we truly are one with the Divine and that we are powerful beyond measure. Their experiments empower us to take full ownership of the sacred temples of our bodies and minds and to begin consciously to choose what vibration we want to reside within.
Sound can shift frequencies from low energy of guilt and fear to higher vibrations of love and joy. Sound healing is the use of sacred instruments or voice to release energetic blockages inducing a state of ease and harmony in the body.” While there are many types of sound therapy, all of them produce vibrations that alter your brain waves.
Sound Healing is considered by many to be the oldest form of healing, in the Ancient Mystery Schools of Egypt, Rome, Greece, Tibet, India as well as other places of learning, even the Aztecs and Mayans studied and utilized sound healing. Utilization of sound was a highly refined science based on an understanding of vibration as the primary instrument in the creation of the universe, so it appeals to our primal senses and goes back to our earliest memories of existence.
The Aboriginal People of Australia have used the didgeridoo (yidaki) for at least 40,000 years to heal broken bones, muscle tears and all kinds of illnesses. It has been also now shown that the sounds emitted by the digeridoo fall in alignment with the modern sound healing technology.
“Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” Albert Einstein
Cardiologist Sean Wu, MD, PhD and Utkan Demirci, PhD, an acoustic bio-engineer use acoustics to manipulate heart cells into intricate patterns. A simple change in frequency and amplitude puts the cells in motion, guides them to a new position and holds them in place. Acoustics can create a form that resembles natural cardiac tissue. With sound they can create new tissue to replace parts of damaged hearts. Acoustics can be used in reconstructing other organ tissue and blood vessels.
Sound is used to create and harmonize healthy tissues, as well as cleanse and release toxins from damaged tissues. Both principles are used in science using high precision acoustical generators. The same principles can be applied safely by individuals using non-invasive, natural harmonic sounds, such as our voices and acoustic instruments.”
“In sound we are born, in sound we are healed”
Here is a link to the Stanford study:
Putting sound and acoustics to work in medicine | Stanford Medicine
Gongs have been used as a form of sound healing since around 4,000 B.C. Now, they’re used in gong baths. This is a style of meditation where the practitioner creates different tones and patterns with the gongs to produce vibrations that work on the mind-body connection. Plus, it works fast.
“The gong has stronger vibrations and much richer sounds because of its size and structure,” says Lee. “The sound can put you in a deeply relaxed and meditative Theta state in as quickly as 60 to 90 seconds.”
Gong baths are great for clearing fears or emotional blocks and improving mental clarity, leaving you transformed on a physical as well as mental level.
“The sound wave passing through the body stimulates red blood cells, and opens up the blood supply to all organs and throughout the body,” adds Collard. “Gongs also stimulate the limbic system, forcing your muscles to relax. The sound of a gong is heard through the ears, passing through the auditory nerve, then the vagus nerve, stimulating every organ in the body. All your organs operate more effectively especially your liver and kidneys. You wake feeling refreshed and invigorated.”
I used sound as complimentary care for my mother during her cancer treatments. I documented the journey of sound with her and witnessed with the power of the gong and singing bowls specifically the dramatic shift in her emotional state and vibrational state. I truly believe that sound is the healing of the future
“Gong is the sound that projects you out of your realm to the infinity”
This is a form of music that uses specific sound patterns to stimulate the brain. These special tracks help your brain waves achieve a frequency that has many benefits. Solfeggio Frequencies are typically used for transformational purposes and can help improve relationships, deal with fear and change, awaken one’s intuition, and so on. These Solfeggio Frequencies include a set of sacred numbers with a repeating sequence of 3, 6 and 9, and each Solfeggio Frequency has a specific purpose. These tones contain the frequency required to balance your energy and heal you. For example, the 528 hertz (Hz) frequency can be used to repair DNA and is a frequency of Universal miracles. Solfeggio Frequencies are used in the meditative Soundscapes at Hong Kong’s Fivelements Habitat.
The 7 commonly used Solfeggio Frequencies and their characteristics are:
396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear
417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles
639 Hz – Connecting Relationships
741 Hz – Awakening Intuition
852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order
963 Hz – Divine Consciousness or Enlightenment
Singing bowls have been used in Tibetan culture since the 12th century. These metal bowls come in different sizes and each one produces a deep sound that relaxes and heals the mind. Because each bowl produces a unique vibration that works on separate parts of the brain, different sized bowls are often used together. Of course, they can also work on different parts of the body. Bowls elicit a light dream state, and can be placed on the body to promote healing.
“Vibrations move through water in the body,” says Dr. Buathon Thienarrom, a Thai wellness practitioner who offers sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls. “When this happens, it helps stimulate circulation to allow muscle relaxation and improve lymphatic flow.” This particular type of sound healing has been found to reduce stress, anger, depression, and fatigue.
Experienced via earphones, binaural beats can be used for a variety of purposes such as meditation, lowering stress levels and anxiety, increasing focus, relieving pain and aches, improving sleep, and overcoming depression. How does it work? If you listen to a tone of 200 Hz in your left ear and a tone of 205 Hz in your right ear, your brain will automatically perceive an illusory tone and produce a new frequency of 5 Hz (205 – 200 = 5 Hz). This third tone is called a binaural beat. It is a frequency follow response where the brain automatically aligns the brainwaves to this frequency. The binaural beat is an auditory tone perceived by the brain when the frequency difference is less than 40Hz and both tones are within the frequency of 1500 Hz.
WHAT IS VOCAL TONING?
This type of sound healing involves using one steady tone to balance your cells and open your energetic pathways. Vocal toning is very intuitive – it’s something we do naturally, like releasing an audible sigh of relief. That’s why many cultures throughout history – from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to indigenous tribes – have a form of vocal toning.
Of course, there’s a good reason for this. Collard, who also uses sound healing on cancer patients, says, “The voice is the only tool more powerful than the gong, especially your own voice, because you are self-generating the healing vibrations to shift energetic blocks. That’s why many mantras are so powerful – they are specific tones and words that harness the energetic capacities the ancients knew.”
Vocal toning uses seven tones based on vowels. Each one is connected to a particular chakra, or area of the body. Using a specific tone allows you to access a particular point of the body and begin to heal it. For example, an “ah” tone reaches the heart chakra while an “ee” sound goes to the crown chakra.
“The medicine of the future will be music and sound.” – Edgar Cayce
Holistic practitioners believe that many of our physical ailments are rooted in an imbalance of our emotional, physical, spiritual, mental, or subtle bodies. Illness may be caused by a blockage in energy flow through the chakras, or may be due to a disturbance in our subtle light body. The light body, being connected as it is to universal intelligence, knows how to heal itself.
Our job as healers—and as ‘owners’ of bodies—is to listen to the wisdom of the light body, to balance the chakras, the aura, and our subtle energy bodies, and thereby to aid in the rebuilding of the mind-body-spirit connection and the recovery of vibrant health. Our bodies speak to us in the language of light—we simply need to learn a new way to listen.
“If the answer is simple, God is speaking – Albert Einstein