“Sonic Geometry” and the . . . . “Music of the Spheres”
This is a fascinating video, especially for the mathematicians and musicians among us, as well as those of us who know Sacred Geometry. For the mathematician, the presentation delves into numbers and numerical ratios that form the basis for structure and shaping of life forms in our world and throughout the Universe. For the musician, it presents the geometrical basis for the Pythagorean determination of note frequency values and the musical scale used here in the West. For those knowledgeable of Sacred Geometry, you’ll find nothing new here but you may delight in the clarity and simplicity of the presentation of the profound design behind all of Creation. For the rest of us who are not mathematically, geometrically, or musically inclined, we will find the video full of interesting and thought-provoking historical facts and developments that have led to consciousness evolution and our simple enjoyment of the beauty of form in the Natural world, and of music itself.
As a musician, I must say that I came away from viewing this video with a deep sense of sadness and disappointment over the changes made to the note frequencies in our modern day musical scale which is based on A 440 rather than on the ancient and more natural A 432, as you will see in the video. I don’t know exactly what to make of it, as all the beautiful music of the Masters we enjoy so much today is written for instruments tuned to an A 440 based scale. So, I don’t know what we’ve been missing out on; perhaps ecstatic sounds and harmonies infinitely more beautiful, uplifting and transforming than even Handel’s Alleluia Chorus. I’ve heard piano music played on a piano that was tuned according to “just tuning,” which is based on natural harmonics as opposed to contrived “even tuning.” The music seemed to rise to infinite heights and plunge to bottomless depth. What I mostly fear is that the masses are once again being manipulated and kept imprisoned by those who seek to limit the evolution of human consciousness for political power and control purposes. Why did the “powers that be” back then find it so necessary to change these frequency values used to create our music? And why by 8 hertz, the difference between 432 and 440?
Just for example, take the ancient Solfaggio frequencies of a six-notes scale (ut, re, me, fa, sol, la) used in ancient chants that put people in an ecstatic state of communion with God, rendering the priesthood unnecessary and more of an impediment to the realization of the literal meaning and purpose of religion (which means to bind hack to, in this instance to God) than a facilitation. They were banned by the Catholic Church and forbidden to be used. Fortunately, they have been re-discovered and returned to use in sacred sound healing schools and by alternative healthcare practitioners. I use them in my sound healing work. Their overtones and undertones have no top or bottom. In other words, they are not boxed in as though they existed independent of a larger range of frequencies, like the modern musical scale suggests. There’s no “do” (or in this case “ut”) at the end of the scale to close it off to further expansion into the inaudible range of frequencies, so as to produce a sense that one has arrived at the end of the music. There’s no end to the music of the Salfaggio frequencies. They’re open ended.
Don’t get me wrong or misinterpret my implications here. Classical and even some modern music can warm the heart and bring peace and solitude to one’s soul and inner terrain, even bring one to a state of ecstasy — or perhaps mesmerize and lull one into an oblivious state of utter tranquility and receptivity to subliminal encoded suggestions. Don’t think it isn’t done in elevators and shipping malls and via the music played in the background of TV commercials. But does it facilitate real transformation and ascension of consciousness? Can it lift one’s spirit to ecstatic heights of union with God? Possibly. Handel was said to have exclaimed “I have seen the face of God!” upon completing his Alleluia Chorus. But did it change his life here on earth? To see God is not necessarily to know God. So many of the great classical composers left us heavenly music while their lives were less than heavenly and harmonious. Their music rather seemed to have driven some of them mad, as did art for some artists, like Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, whom Kirk Douglas portrayed so dramatically in Lust for Life.
I had a dream many years ago when I began to explore sacred sound as a healing modality. And in this dream I heard a chord that ascended and descended in ranges of frequency to infinity. It had no beginning and no end but encompassed both earth and heaven as a connecting chord — perhaps the mythical and mystical “Lost Chord.” I head that sound again many years later during a workshop intensive I was presenting in Attunement with Sacred Sound at a retreat center in Corona, California. We were combining sacred harmonies with sacred energy, using sound as a carrier wave for spirit. Apparently the sacred energy of love took the harmonies we were toning and lifted them up to their natural tones and overtones to carry it upward and outward for world healing. Heaven and earth were definitely connected by the sound wave of harmony we were generating. It was as though we had generated a tangible and malleable substance — what we know of a “pneumaplasm” in the Attunement Field — fine enough for the spirit of Love to move through and flow down out of heaven into the earth . . . and I now begin to see, even as I write these words, that perhaps this is what has been taken away by mind-oriented and manipulative man by changes made to the ancient musical scale based on A 432. Just perhaps. I would love to see the restoration of the original tone frequencies based on Sacred Geometry. It was encouraging to hear that a movement is underway among musicians to tune guitars, flutes and other instruments to A 432.
If you wish to read further on this historical and ongoing pitch battle, you’ll find this rather comprehensive article by Colin Dickey most informative and entertaining: “Pitch Battles — How a paranoid fringe group made musical tuning and international issue.”
Enjoy the video.
You can see it on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY74AFQl2qQ
In my next post we will explore the electromagnetic universe and the Earth-Sun connection. Until then,
Be love. Be loved. ~Anthony
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