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Healing Frequencies
An investigation into ancient musical beliefs and their potential application
in modern music
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Chapter 1

Rediscovery of Ancient Knowledge

The idea that music has magical properties can be traced back as far as historians,

scientists and archaeologists can tell us about the origins of the human race. Many

religions contain beliefs about music that take its power far beyond the realms of mere

entertainment. For a long time these have always been thought of simply as myths but

with the ever increasing advances of science many discoveries are being made that are

starting to show that there is some factual basis to these beliefs and that as we become

aware of how to use this knowledge it may alter the very fabric of our understanding of

reality. My goal for this paper was to research these ancient beliefs and to look at how

they relate to modern science in order to have a greater understanding of how we can

use sound effectively and responsibly for the greater good of mankind.

In June 2009 ancient flutes made from bone and

ivory were discovered in a cave in southwestern

Germany, these dated from 35,000 years ago and

one five holed flute that was undamaged was found

to produce a sound almost identical to the major

scale produced by modern day flutes. According to

one recorder specialist from the Karlsruhe University

of music, it may even have the ability to express

greater harmonic variety than modern instruments. (Reynolds 2009).


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This find shows us that the musical knowledge that we have now may have been with

the human race at its very beginnings and as I shall explain later on they may have

even had advanced knowledge that we are only now starting to rediscover.

Fossil remains found in Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa show us that the human

beings that inhabited the earth 300,000 years ago were not dissimilar to modern

humans and would be indistinguishable from those around them if they were to walk

down the street today. Many books have been written to try to explain why human

civilization appeared relatively overnight in direct contradiction to the theory of evolution

(which despite popular belief is still just a theory as there is still no direct evidence of an

evolutionary link between homo sapiens and our nearest ancestor). The most famous of

these are the p 


written by Zecharia Sitchin, that are based on

translations of the oldest known human writing found in ancient Mesopotamia or what is

now Iraq. His books follow a tradition started by authors such as Erich von

Däniken, Alan F. Alford and Laurence Gardner of giving evidence to back up the claims

of ancient religions. In his books which span 7 volumes and 20 years of work. he shows

that the biblical texts are direct translations of the Sumerian writings and gives an in

depth and extremely detailed account of how the earth was created during an

interplanetary collision and how an alien race arrived here 450,000 years ago to extract

precious minerals and subsequently genetically engineered the human race to mine the

minerals for them by splicing their DNA with the DNA of homo erectus. (Sitchin 1990)

Although many scientists and writers have put forward some convincing criticism of his

works (Including Alan f Alford whose first book    

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theories more widely accepted in Britain, though many people believe he was silenced

by the CIA), they have spawned hundreds of books and literally thousands of websites

following on from his ideas. Could it be that this alien race referred to by Sitchin as the

Annunaki are responsible for giving us the knowledge of music theory that until very

recently many people believed was invented by the ancient Greeks?

Sumer was the earliest known civilization in the world and was based in southern

Mesopotamia or what is now southern Iraq. They were known to have developed

intensive cultivation of crops by 5000 BC, which enabled them to live in densely

populated cities. The labor force required for this cultivation required a lot of

organization and by 3500 BC they had developed the first known writing and a base 60

number system that we still feel the influence of today every time we look at a clock or

measure an angle. It is also thought to be the origin of our own base 10 system as their

system was built from a single unit symbol and a ten symbol.

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The Sumerians were also the first people to use musical notation. In March 1974 a team

from the University of California deciphered what is considered to be the world¶s oldest

song. They found that they could read and perform from musical notes on a cuneiform

tablet dating from around 1800 BC. Many of the Sumerian hymnal texts that have been

found contain musical notations in the margins.

In his paper, first published in µThe World and I¶, February 1994, Ernest McClain claims

that ³Their gods were assigned numbers that encoded the primary ratios of music, with

the gods' functions corresponding to their numbers in acoustical theory. Thus the

Sumerians created an extensive tonal/arithmetical model for the cosmos. In this far-

reaching allegory, the physical world is known by analogy, and the gods give divinity not

only to natural forces but also to a "supernatural," intuitive understanding of

mathematical patterns and psychological forces.´ He then goes on to explain how the

numbers and ratios that were known to define musical intervals were passed down

through the Mesopotamian and Akkadian civilizations to become an important part of

the religious mythologies of India, China, Greece, Israel and Europe.

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Chapter 2

Pythagoras and the Masons

Much of our current knowledge of music theory has been attributed to the work of the

ancient Greeks, most notably Pythagoras. Often referred to as the µFather of Science¶

Pythagoras of Samos was a philosopher, mystic, mathematician and scientist who was

educated in the mystery schools of Egypt during the 6th century BC and went on to

make a substantial contribution to the realms of science and philosophy. He is often

credited with discovering the mathematical ratios of music, though it is more likely that

he was simply passing on knowledge taught to him by the Egyptian priests while

studying in Memphis. Pythagoras came up with a concept that he referred to as µThe

Music of The Spheres¶ that bears a striking similarity to the musical and numerological

beliefs of the Sumerian culture 3000 years earlier. He believed that everything that we

perceive in the universe has a particular vibration and that once we know the rate of

vibration we would be able to have an influence on it. He concluded that the harmony

between musical notes extended to the entire universe and that it should be possible to

discern the rates of vibration of all the stars and planets and personally attune oneself

with this cosmic consciousness in order to promote healing. (Frater X, Rosicrucian

Forum 1951). As we shall see later this is something that the field of quantum physics is

starting to take very seriously.

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Pythagoras created his own society known as µThe Pythagoreans¶ whose study of

mathematics became the foundation for esoteric organizations such as the

Rosicrucians. The theories they developed led to the development of Numerology that

became extremely important within the ancient religions of the Middle East. The music

of the spheres played a central role in the development of music theory in the Muslim

world. Astronomy and music were very closely related and instruments such as the lute,

which was considered the most perfect and noble instrument, had to be made to

specific instructions as the proportions and tunings were seen as a reflection of

universal order. From about the ninth century onwards music theorists worked all

through the Islamic world to develop a complex system of musical modes that is said to

have evolved from an older Persian system of seven modes corresponding to the seven

planets, into a system of twelve modes for the twelve signs of the zodiac (according to

Zecharia Sitchin the Sumerians firmly believed in 12 planets and that the number 7 is

important as earth is the 7th planet that the Annunaki encounter when their home planet

of Nibiru enters our solar system). The system was then further evolved to include

different modes for such things as animal sounds, body fluids and elements. Each mode

was assigned particular therapeutic properties and a certain time of day to be

performed. This system is still widely used today in the form of the Indian Raga¶s that

relate to different times of the day and different seasons. (Pacholczyk 1996)

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Chapter 3

The Solfeggio

In 1999 Dr Len Horowitz and Joseph Puleo published a book entitled H


  

 


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scale known as the Solfeggio that was believed to have powerful healing properties has

been repressed by those in power in favor of our current system that they claim is

vibrationally dissonant and damaging to those that hear it. Dr Horowitz is an

internationally recognized authority in the fields of public health, behavioral science,

emerging diseases and natural healing. After studying behavioral science and media

persuasion at Harvard University he went on to publish 16 books, many of them best

sellers and was voted author of the year in 1999 for his book p   

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show how many of the world¶s most terrifying diseases such as AIDS and BSE were

developed and released as part of a depopulation agenda by sinister organizations and

corporations who control the worlds governments from behind the scenes. Many of the

information that he gives is far too shocking and controversial to be reported in the

mainstream media and researchers who publish works of this kind are usually branded

as µConspiracy Theorists¶ (a term that has been given a kind of stigma that leads people

to automatically dis-believe anything that they have to say). A good example of this is

Author David Icke whose claims that the royal family are reptilian shape shifters have

led to universal ridicule in the media. Many people are very quick to dismiss the claims

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of these types of author until they actually read their books but when they do they see

that the evidence offered is so compelling that they can longer discount them despite

the unbelievable nature of their claims.

When looking into the world of conspiracy theories it is always wise to tread carefully as

there is so much contradictory information out there that it is hard to know who to

believe. Many conspiracy theorists are often accused of twisting the facts to suit their

theories or only looking at the information that supports their theory and discarding that

which doesn¶t. Although this often happens on both sides of the fence. (Many

Egyptologists still claim that the great pyramid was built by the pharaoh Khufu 4600

years ago even though the only piece of evidence for this is one piece of graffiti that

was suspiciously found in a sealed chamber by explorer Colonel Howard Vyse in 1837,

who was desperate to make a discovery to justify his years of searching. The graffiti

contained several dramatic errors and the royal cartouche of Khufu was clearly copied

from one of the few specialist books around at the time that Vyse had referred to

regularly in his diaries, as it contained exactly the same error that was found in the

book)

In H
 Horowitz and Puleo claim to have found hidden codes in the King

James Bible that reveal sacred frequencies that the church claims to have lost centuries

ago. He claims that King James was a high ranking freemason and that the King James

Bible was created in order to preserve secret knowledge controlled by the Knights

Templar. The writing was coordinated by his Masonic brother and Lord Chancellor sir

Francis Bacon, who has been the subject of more than twenty thousand books and

articles claiming him to be the real author of the works of William Shakespeare. Francis
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Bacon was also an initiate of the Rosicrucian order and as such would have been well

versed in the teachings of Pythagoras.

According to the head of the Scottish Rite freemasons, Laurence Gardner, The origins

of Friday the thirteenth can be traced back to 1307 when pope clement the 5th and king

Philippe the 4th of France issued orders to be opened on Friday the 13th that every

member of the Knights Templar were to be rounded up and killed. The Templars had

become the richest order the world had ever known (The international banking network

that we use today was originally set up by the knights templar at this time) The king had

hoped to lay his hands on this fortune while the pope wanted to gain control of the

secret documents that they had smuggled out of the holy lands. These documents were

said to contain spiritually important numbers that were believed to facilitate God¶s

magic. (Horowitz 1999) (Baigent and Leigh 1982)

In his Book Dr Horowitz claims that Mr. Puleo was divinely guided to learn about

Pythagorean mathematics and numerology and that this led him to discover that that

within the book of Numbers were six repeated verses that seemed to make no sense at

all but when he used the Pythagorean method of number reduction on the verse

numbers they revealed six three digit numbers that he believes are the frequencies that

were part of 152 Gregorian chants that were banned by the catholic church nearly a

thousand years ago. According to Professor Willi Apel, "The origin of what is now called

Solfeggio arose from a Mediaeval hymn to John the Baptist which has this peculiarity

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that the first six lines of the music commenced respectively on the first six successive

notes of the scale, and thus the first syllable of each line was sung to a note one degree

higher than the first syllable of the line that preceded it. By degrees these syllables

became associated and identified with their respective notes and as each syllable

ended in a vowel, they were found to be peculiarity adapted for vocal use. Hence "Ut"

was artificially replaced by "Do." Guido of Arezzo was the first to adopt them in the 11th

century, and Le Marie, a French musician of the 17th century added "Si" for the seventh

note of the scale, in order to complete the series." (Hulse, Soma Energetics) The

original chant was as follows«

ú queant laxis sonare fibris


ra gestoram muli orum
 lve polluti
bii reatum

Sancte Johannes

This translates to«

So that the servants might freely resonate the miracles of

your deeds, wash the guilt from their polluted lips, Saint

John.

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Joseph Puleo found that hidden entries in Webster¶s Dictionary and the Original Greek

Apocrypha gave the following definitions for each of the syllables«

UT ± 396 Hz ± Liberating Guilt and Fear

RE ± 417 Hz ± Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

MI ± 528 Hz ± Transformation and Miracles (DNA Repair)

FA ± 639 Hz ± Connecting/Relationships

SOL ± 741 Hz ± Awakening Intuition

LA ± 852 Hz ± Returning to Spiritual Order

(Horowitz 1999)

Joseph Puleo suggests that these six tones may relate to the story of the destruction by

sound of the walls of Jericho in six days before they fell on the seventh day to the

clapping and cheering of the crowds and the account in genesis that god created the

universe in six days before resting on the seventh. He also points out that the MI-ra

gestorum (Miracle) note has the exact same frequency of 528 Hz that genetic

biochemists are using to repair damaged DNA.

Part of the reason that the solfeggio frequencies were lost is due to the change from just

intonation to the 12 tone equal temperament that has become standard practice for the

last 200 years due to a need for conformity between various instruments. The main

culprits being the piano and harpsichord that prior to the introduction of equal

temperament would have required completely retuning in order to play in different keys.

The ancient method of Just Intonation featured pure intervals between every note that

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were mathematically related by ratios of small whole numbers leading to a much purer

sound. According to Puleo and Horowitz the vibrational limits of modern music created

using the 12 tone scale creates ³situations such as "boxed-in thinking," stuffed and

suppressed emotions; and fear-based " lack" consciousness²all of which then tend to

manifest into physical symptoms of dis-ease." In contrast to the expanded creative

ability, holistic health and easier problem solving stimulated by the ancient solfeggio

scale. (Horowitz 1999)

Many of the world¶s greatest composers may have used this information to create their

timeless masterpieces. Mozart considered freemasonry to be an essential part of his life

and would have had advanced knowledge of the solfeggio frequencies. He was an

important influence on Haydn who wrote a lot of masses that were banned by Pope

Pius X for being ³Scandalously gay´, though it seems far more likely that they were

banned for their powerful spiritual mathematics. Bach was known for using numerology

in his works and was a strong influence on Haydn as well as Beethoven, who was

taught by Haydn and whose best friend was a mathematician. The application of this

knowledge is not just restricted to music but can be applied to all the arts. One person

who was very aware of this was Leonardo Da-Vinci

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Chapter 4

Da-Vinci and the Language of Numbers


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that language is directly related to mathematics due to the electromagnetic frequencies

of the sounds involved. He states that ³Each letter of the alphabet carries a certain

frequency of sound or energy. That is, a certain set of mathematical vibrations²cycles

per second²underlies communication in all languages. This is expressed in numbers

for each letter. So there is an alpha-numeric, that is, letter/number basis for all

languages and verbal communications that your brain interprets for better or worse.´

In his book he shows how ancient languages such as Hebrew and Sanskrit were

³mathematically designed to advance creative consciousness and divine spirituality´ He

gives lots of examples of how many of the words used in the bible give significantly

relevant numbers when you calculate their alpha numeric equivalent. Words such as

God, Faith and Trust all total 8, which is the number for divinity and infinity. When you

add all the numbers from 1 to 9 together you get 9 which symbolizes spiritual evolution

and completion. The information given is far too complex and involved for the scope of

this paper but suffice to say that after reading$% " &
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to discount the obvious links between numerology and language.

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The biggest claim of Dr Horowitz¶s latest book is that the English language is actually

designed to repress the spiritual evolution and creative abilities of the masses by being

a reversal of the alpha-numeric qualities of the ancient languages. When the Levi

priests wrote the first books of the bible around the time of Moses they did so using the

creative spiritual knowledge that had been passed down to them from the Egyptians

who had inherited it from the Babylonians who had in turn received it from the

Sumerians. Messianic Jew, Horowitz claims that when his Levitical ancestors had

translated the original torah into Greek they decided to encode the Book of Numbers

with the frequencies for the original musical scale. During the Anglo Saxon times the

ruling elite developed the vibrationally dissonant and mathematically reversed English

language which was cemented with the creation of the King James Bible that became

the standard for modern English. He explains that this was done in order to manipulate

the population and keep them ignorant as well as keeping the information safe until

such time that civilization could evolve to the stage where this information could be

accepted and understood.

Leonardo Da-Vinci lived around the time that the English language was being

developed and was well aware of the knowledge of the alpha-numeric properties of

ancient languages after studying the teachings of Plato, Vitruvius and Pythagoras.

According to Dr Horowitz he was aware of how the reversed English language effected

brain function and developed the ability to read and write backwards as a way to

enhance his creative abilities. Many people believe that he wrote all his manuscripts

backwards as a way to keep his knowledge secret, which is laughable as someone as

intelligent as Da-Vinci would have been able to come up with a much more complex and

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unbreakable code if he had wished to and he would have known that anyone intelligent

enough to be trying to read his manuscripts would have been able to see through his

reverse writing pretty quickly.

Two pioneering scientist who were well aware of this ancient knowledge during the late

1800s were Nikola Tesla and John Keely, who both claimed to have achieved such

discoveries as acoustic levitation or antigravity and free energy. Both Keely and Tesla

were obsessed with the Pythagorean belief that the numbers 3, 6 and 9 were extremely

powerful. Tesla would only stay in rooms where the number was divisible by three and

would always insist that his toast was cut into 9 pieces. Nikola Tesla is considered to be

the single most important inventor of our times and his discovery of AC electricity has

led to development of virtually every electrical device available today. He obtained over

300 patents for his inventions that included x rays, radio broadcasting, remote control,

robotics, and even a particle beam weapon that he referred to as a µdeath ray¶. John

Keely expanded the Pythagorean knowledge that everything has a particular vibration to

make some monumental discoveries in the realms of anti gravity and the separation of

hydrogen and oxygen in water. In 1874 he demonstrated his µetheric generator¶ which

used acoustic vibration to produce hydrogen at pressures of 10,000 psi from 5 gallons

of water. In his "Formula of Aqueous Disintegration" he wrote that, "molecular

dissociation or disintegration of both simple and compound elements, whether gaseous

or solid, a stream of vibratory antagonistic thirds, sixths, or ninths, on their chord mass

will compel progressive subdivisions. In the disintegration of water the instrument is set

on thirds, sixths, and ninths, to get the best effects." (Horowitz 1999).

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Chapter 5

Cymatics and Quantum Physics

On the 8th of July 1680, polymath, architect and philosopher, Robert Hooke discovered

that it was possible to view patterns of vibration on a glass plate by covering it with flour

and running a violin bow along the edge.

Cymatics in action, Image taken from

http://irevolution.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/cymatics-to-crisis-mapping/

This technique was expanded by German musician and physicist Ernst Florens

Friedrich Chladni who published his findings in his 1787 book p ( )!  

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viewing vibrations are nowadays referred to as µChladni Plates¶. His studies led to the

formation of µChladni¶s Law¶, which is an equation that can be used to describe the

vibrations of various objects. The techniques he discovered are commonly used in the

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design and manufacture of various acoustic instruments. His work was continued by the

German physicist and musician Hans Jenny who developed the science of ³Cymatics´.

As well as using powders, he also experimented with liquids and published his findings

in his 1967 book     , % -   , followed by Part 2 in 1972.

Jenny puts forward the idea that much of the symmetrical forms that we see in nature

may have taken shape through the influence of vibration and that this shows us that

sound may well be the creating force behind everything in the universe. One of his

discoveries that adds weight to the idea that language and mathematics are linked is

that when the sounds of the vowels of the Hebrew language were applied to a flat plate

covered in fine grains, the patterns that formed were the same as the written symbols

for those vowels. Another author who also offers evidence for a numerical basis for the

development of writing is Zecharia Sitchin. In   & %  '     

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the Sumerian cuneiform writing that consists of hundreds of symbols, was developed

using a method of joining points together according to certain criteria to obtain different

graph patterns.

In April 2007 father and son Tommy and Stuart Mitchell claimed to have found Chladni

figures carved into the stone blocks in the roof of Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. Made

famous by Dan Brown¶s novel ³The Da Vinci Code´ it has often been speculated that it

is the hiding place of such artifacts as the ark of the covenant and the holy grail and

many believe that it was built by the knights templar to encode some kind of secret

knowledge. Although the descendants of the chapel¶s builder William St Clair (a grand

master of the Scottish stone masons) deny all this, there is no getting away from the

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fact that the chapel is full of Masonic symbolism. The 213 carved stone cubes that

adorn the ceiling all have different patterns that the Mitchells have de-coded to create a

piece of music entitled ³The Rosslyn Motet´ which was performed in the chapel in May

2007. Stuart Mitchell claims that the first interval encoded in the ceiling is an augmented

fourth, otherwise known as the devils interval, which was banned by the church and he

believes that St Clair may have put it there as a way to secretly challenge the authority

of the church. Could it be that the frequencies encoded in the roof of Rosslyn chapel are

those very same solfeggio frequencies that Joseph Puleo claims to have discovered

encoded in the bible?

Picture of part of the ceiling of Rosslyn chapel taken from


http://soundhealingresource.blogspot.com/2007/05/rosslyn-chapel-cymatic-motet.html

It is also interesting to note that the patterns witnessed in cymatics also bear a striking

similarity to the mandalas used for meditation in Hinduism and Buddhism and even

some of the patterns that are seen in crop circles. In ³Secrets in the Fields: The Science

and Mysticism of Crop Circles´cauthor Fred Silva suggests the possibility than an

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extraterrestrial intelligence could be creating these patterns in order to communicate

with us through the pure language of mathematics.

Crop circle compared to cymatic image taken from


http://www.cropcirclesecrets.org/crop_circles_sound.html

Cymatics gives us an extraordinary insight into the ability of sound to affect physical

matter, something that is of great interest to those studying quantum mechanics. The

field of quantum physics is incredibly impossible to define and many scientists are

continuously debating over possible definitions, but suffice to say that it involves the

study of the behavior of energy and matter at a subatomic level, and has made some

important discoveries that tell us that physical matter can behave differently depending

on whether it is being observed and that the observer can change physical reality with

their intentions. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities and brings an air of

believability to the idea that human beings may possess untold psychic abilities.

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In experiments performed by Japanese author Masaru Emoto it has been discovered

that when water is frozen and then photographed with a microscope the crystalline

structure of the water can vary greatly depending on a variety of contributing factors.

Pure water from a mountain stream was found to have an ordered geometric shape

compared to polluted water that appeared to have a distorted and random structure.

When he exposed water to different stimulus such as words or music he found that he

could affect the structure of the water crystals simply by projecting different intentions at

the water. When words were taped to a bottle overnight the resulting water crystals

revealed some astonishing behavior. When phrases such as ³you make me sick, I will

kill you´ or ³Adolph Hitler´ were used, the water crystals were random and ugly, whereas

phrases such as ³thank you´, ³love´ and ³Mother Teresa´ all produced beautiful 6 sided

crystals!

The number 6 has always been thought of in numerology as signifying perfection and

can be seen all through nature from quartz crystals to the use of hexagons in beehives

as a means of gaining the most efficient use of space with the minimum materials.

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His experiments received worldwide exposure when they were featured in the 2004

award winning documentary   /012 (234 After some criticism of his

methods in 2006, Mr Emoto published a paper in the 5


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describing a double blind test which showed that 2000 people in Tokyo were able to

affect the structure of water in a room in California simply by projecting positive

intentions. When we consider that the human body is made up of around 70% water it

gives enormous weight to the claims made by healers of every kind. It is worth noting

here that in   & %  Zecharia Sitchin explains how the Sumerians had

advanced knowledge of the existence of water on a large number of the planets in our

solar system and how the findings of recent efforts in space exploration have started to

confirm this knowledge.


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Chapter 6

Time to Retune?

The modern tuning used by musicians all over the world is that of A440hz .This was

endorsed by the International standards Organization in 1953. According to some

researchers this was on the suggestion of Nazi party spokesman Joseph Goebbels

whilst others claim that it was either Bach or the Catholic Church. Over 20,000

musicians in France petitioned against it, but by 1955 they had codified it as the

international standard. In April 2008 Dutch journalist Richard Huisken founded the µback

to 432Hz¶ committee, claiming that the original 432Hz tuning that was used in ancient

cultures and is found on antique instruments like the Stradivarius violin is the natural

musical pitch of the universe. According to Huisken, music tuned to 432 Hz is softer and

brighter, giving greater clarity and is easier on the ears. It is also claimed that the 440

Hz frequency affects the third eye or thinking chakra, whereas 432 Hz affects the heart

chakra. Many musicians have reported positive effects from re-tuning to 432 Hz, such

as better audience response and an easier more laid back feel to their performances.

According to Brian T Collins ³432hz vibrates on the principals of the golden mean PHI

and unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with

biology, the DNA code and consciousness.´

I found a comment on an internet forum claiming that when the technique of cymatics is

applied to the 440 Hz frequency the result is a continuously changing pattern of

interference with no sympathetic vibrations, whereas 432 Hz yields a perfect circle with


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a dot in the middle. This symbol, otherwise known as the circumpunct is one that was

used in many ancient cultures to represent such things as Ra or the sun god, divine

order, gold or even a stylized version of the atom for hydrogen (³hydrogen is the lightest

element. It is by far the most abundant element in the universe and makes up about

90% of the universe by weight. Hydrogen as water (H2O) is absolutely essential to life

and it is present in all organic compound ³) (http://www.webelements.com/hydrogen/).

Unfortunately, there appears to be very little evidence to substantiate this claim apart

from one video I found online that clearly shows the formation of the circumpunct on a

chladni plate in response to the 432 Hz frequency being played at various octaves.

(http://radicalfilms.co.uk/2007/12/26/a-432hz-vs-a-440hz-a-sonic-experiment-

fascinating/)

Although he is extremely good at uncovering conspiracies and getting them into the

eyes of the public, Dr Horowitz is the first to admit that he knows very little about music

theory and has started to work with musicians in order to work out how best to use

these ancient frequencies, including professional sound engineer Michael Walton who

used a set of tuning forks manufactured to the precise frequencies of the original

solfeggio scale and a Korg Oasys synthesizer to build a musical scale based around the

central 528 Hz frequency. Dr Horowitz has spurred a number of websites and

organizations urging people to tune their instruments to 528 Hz and has spurred an

annual concert entitled Live H20, involving over 70 worldwide venues and a live internet

broadcast, in which people all over the world are encouraged to sing or play music


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based on the 528 Hz frequency in order to promote healing by focusing the µfrequency

of love¶ into all the world¶s major bodies of water.

Unfortunately there appear to be some fundamental flaws in his claims. On the Live H20

website he states ³modern standard tuning based on "A=440Hz" has come under

scientific scrutiny. This politically imposed tuning is energetically degrading to the

human spirit according to recent discoveries in sound science and natural healing.

Tuning instruments to A=440 frequency stimulates the head, the intellect, but blocks the

heart and intuition. A=440Hz generally produces increased anxiety in performers and

listeners, while 528Hz tuning produces greater relaxation and creative self expression.´

He is urging people to revert to what he claims is an ancient tuning system by re-tuning

to A=444Hz but he is basing his claims on calculations made using the equal

temperament system which has only been known to exist since about the 16th century.

Surely if he wants people to revert to the older system of tuning then he should also be

advocating a return to just intonation, which gives much more harmonious music due to

it¶s purer intervals that are derived from whole number ratios. This is where his theory

starts to come unstuck as a simple calculation reveals that with just intonation 528 Hz is

actually a perfect minor third of 440 Hz! He has also put forward what he calls the

µPerfect Circle of Sound¶ based on the solfeggio frequencies plus three more numbers

that he came up with by rearranging the order of 3 of the original numbers, and has

even produced his own line of clothing featuring his design.

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http://web.mac.com/len15/LOVE528/HOME.html

Unfortunately I was disappointed to find that when I attempted to produce my own scale

featuring these frequencies I found that none of the frequencies in the scale had any

harmonic relationship with any of the others according to the Pythagorean ratios of just

intonation. I had wanted to try and create my own music using these frequencies but

now found that in order to use them I would have to create a different scale for each

frequency. To use more than one of these frequencies in the same piece of music

would go against the basic principles of music theory and would certainly not be

particularly harmonious. I feel that Dr Horowitz description of these frequencies as an

³ancient musical scale´ is misleading, although he has admitted on one of his websites

that he is guilty of using incorrect terminology to sensationalize his findings in order to

get them in the public eye.

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In the article ³Synthesizer Re-tuning to the Perfect Circle of SoundŒ´ that he produced

with Michael Walton he claims that they devised a central harmonic triad of 285 Hz, 528

Hz and 852 Hz to be used for chakra tuning. I found that the ratio between 285 and 528

is 95:176 and the ratio between 528 and 852 is 44:71. This is hardly what you could call

harmonic. Dr Horowitz also makes the same claims about the 528 Hz frequency that

Brian Collins makes about 432 Hz. One of his websites features an article by Vic

Showell that is full of all sorts of impossibly complicated calculations and contrived

connections that apparently show that the solfeggio is mathematically related to pi, phi

and the Fibonacci series. I found that the ratio linking 432 Hz and 528 Hz is 9:11 or

27:33, which is similar to but not the same as the ratio of a minor third which is 27:32. I

was unable to find any references to the 432 Hz frequency in any of Dr Horowitz¶s

publications.

Although there have now been numerous books and thousands of websites published

based on this information there is very little information or advice for musicians on how

best to use the solfeggio scale, a thorough search of all the literature available only

reveals more people asking the same unanswered questions. Many of the claims made

of the different qualities of these tunings are based on theories and there appears to be

very little direct evidence to prove that these frequencies have a positive effect on those

that hear them. Many of the websites feature quotes from people saying that they can

tell the difference between the tunings but it is impossible to gauge how much of their

experience is psychological, due to the fact that they were told that the music they were

performing or hearing would feel different because of the alternative tuning.


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A lot of the information that I have found has been embroidered with all sorts of

unsubstantiated claims and there are thousands of websites offering everything from

CDs of music created from the solfeggio tones to devices designed to use healing

frequencies to restore the electromagnetic purity of drinking water, but it does appear

that there is some truth to the idea that sound has extraordinary healing qualities. It is

hard to distinguish the real science from the pseudo science of those that simply want to

believe but it seems highly likely that the discoveries being made by the quantum

physicists and the huge amount of interest that has been generated by the experiments

of Masaru Emoto may be poised to change the way that we approach the creation of

music.

All that remains now is for those in the music industry to wake up to the responsibility

that the music they are producing may have a profound effect on us. Although music is

all about free expression, perhaps there are some types of music that should be

expressed a little less often.

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