by Patrick Quanten MD
and Erik Spreeuwers
Starting from the knowledge that all is energy we are confronted with the problem of how that energy is transferred into a human. There is a lot we already know, there is even more we don't, but we need to carry on searching for more clues.
The most accessible and organised part of vibrational frequencies lies in the audible range. Music has been studied for many centuries and the wave patterns are easily produced. In the modern era we can even visualise the waves, and that makes it simple to show the world what it is listening to. That way we can manipulate and work with the frequencies and actually see the result. We also have a structured way of noting the various parts of what we hear down, and we can even calculate the relationships between those various parts.
The musical scale is not an accident. It is a natural consequence of pure mathematics and nature. It is more proper to say it was discovered, not invented. The scale we use divides the octave based on the harmonic series into 12 notes, the 12th being the same note an octave higher than the first. Many other harmonic subdivisions of the octave are possible yielding scales of 42, 60 even 360 notes (ancient Chinese scale) per octave. Music has existed in written form as far back as the ancient Sumerians. It is an interesting "coincidence" that the old frequency for middle C seems to have been about 256, which is a doubling of 128, which is 64 doubled, which is 32 and so on, neatly landing back at the number 1.
A note is a single tone or frequency. Each successive intermediate note is related to the previous one by a factor of the twelfth root of 2, which is 1.05946309436. The collection of the twelve half-notes in between the single note and its exact double is called an octave. An octave consist then of twelve intermediate steps, or half-notes, seven of which are full notes and the eight one has double the frequency from the first one and is, at the same time, considered the first note of the following octave. An octave consists of seven notes plus one, and is a doubling of frequency compared with the previous octave. Octaves go on forever above and below the musical scale, they are simply doublings of frequency. One drum beat per second is what middle C (261.63Hz on American Standard Pitch) sounds like 8 octaves down. There are 50 octaves from one beat per second to the frequency of visible light.
We hear about ten octaves of sound and see about one octave of light with our eyes. Because going up an octave is doubling, each octave has a bandwidth (range of frequencies) that is as large as the sum of all bandwidths of the preceding octaves (similar to each time a population doubles). This means that visible light, 41 octaves up from the middle of our hearing range, is an octave with a bandwidth many times greater than that of all 10 octaves of the hearing range together. So the human eye has a very wide range even though it sees in only one octave. There are many ancient and modern interpretations of the correspondences between colour and musical notes. It turns out that the colour red corresponds to the note A, orange to B, yellow to C, green to D, blue to E, indigo to F, and violet to G.
A chord is any two notes played simultaneously. All chords produce certain sounds which are unique because whenever two notes are played together, a third note or beat is also heard. This note is not inherent in either note but only as a synergetic consequence of their unity. Two notes played together produce a third, three notes played together produce three other notes from various combinations of two notes, four notes produce six new tones, five produce eleven, and so on. The notes may not always sound like musical notes because their frequencies may be below 16 cycles per second, the minimum frequency that sounds like a note to our ears. The secondary notes (children of the first notes or 2nd level iterations) interact with one another and create tertiary notes (grandchildren or 3rd level iterations) and so on, to infinity, so that the combinations become rather astounding.
The notes within the notes are the iterations of the harmonic series, wherein if we could hear "down" into it, any note contains all other notes by way of this harmonic subdivision. But each new generation has less volume than the previous and fades into the background after so many. Even so, a part of you can sense the presence of nearly subliminal notes. The same harmonic (father, children, grandchildren) subdivisioning that happens in musical notes and chords happens in any situation where vibrational events are intersecting, including atomic vibration. The wave interactions and phase cancellations that happen in a musical chord are the very same ones that govern ways which molecules will bond or repel, which waves on the ocean will pass through others, and what gravitational orbits the planets fall into, among other things.
When a vibration or wave reflects off something, such as another wave, it can interfere with its own reflection. The interference is alternately constructive or destructive as the two waves move past each other. This creates a standing wave. Only waves with a certain frequency can create standing waves. This is because the distance from one node to the next must always be some fraction of the total length of the wave. In nature, all objects have a frequency or set of frequencies with which they naturally resonate when struck, plucked, strummed or somehow disturbed. Each of the natural frequencies at which an object vibrates is associated with a standing wave pattern. When an object is forced into resonance vibrations at one of its natural frequencies, it vibrates in a manner such that a standing wave is formed within the object. So the natural frequencies of an object are merely the harmonic frequencies at which standing wave patterns are established within the object. These standing wave patterns represent the lowest energy vibrational modes of the object or complex system. While there are countless ways by which an object can vibrate (each associated with a specific frequency), objects favour only a few specific modes or patterns of vibrations. The favoured modes of vibrations are those which result in the highest amplitude vibrations with the least input of energy. This we call "happiness", and as we all know "it's the small things that make us happy". The question now is: How does the system pick up these vibrations and turn them into a massive feeling of "good"?
The human system is a complex energy system that vibrates at many different layers. From ancient teachings we know that the body takes its energy from the human energy field by way of seven main chakras located alongside the spine. The base chakra's position corresponds to the coccyx, the second one to the lower abdomen (navel area), the third one above the navel and below the chest, the fourth one in the centre of the chest, the fifth one in the throat area, the sixth one at the centre of the forehead in between the eyebrows, and the seventh one on the top of the head. Each of these have also been allocated a colour in the traditional writings, beginning at the base chakra we find the colour red, then orange (2nd), yellow (3rd), green (4th), blue (5th), indigo (6th) and violet (7th). These chakras work like little alternators collecting energy and passing it on to the deeper layers of the system gradually feeding the body. The Western understanding is that each chakra is connected specifically with one corresponding layer of the aura: the base chakra connects to the first aura layer, the second chakra to the second layer, and so on. The higher chakras, connected to the outer layers of the aura, move through the lower layers of the aura to reach the body and deliver its energy. So the higher up the chakra, the more layers of the aura it is connected to as it connects through all lower vibrational energies at the same time. This presentation does not appear to be totally correct. As each chakra is an energy collector it is of course exposed to ALL energies and therefore it has a connection to ALL layers of the aura. It is true, however, that each chakra has an affinity with a certain part of the frequency spectrum and therefore collates energy specifically related to that part, i.e. the base chakra expresses specifically, and in detail, the energy from the lower range of the spectrum.
Each chakra collects energy from a moving field, the environment in which the system lives and breathes. When the frequency of movement of the field is such that it is picked up through the connection with the chakra, then this energy package will move into the personal energy grid. In other words, when the connection that the chakra specifically has with its environment gets stimulated we gain energy.
The chakra connected through the base functions mainly in the colour red, has a sound frequency that corresponds to the note A and shall consequently deliver an energy wave that has a frequency that is a multiple of A to the system. It also collects information from the lower frequencies of all other "colours"; "sounds", "energy fields". The base chakra, as all other chakras, is flooded with the whole spectrum of frequencies but it is only the "red" part that it can read properly, that it responds to best. Frequencies that are multiples of the note A (the colour red) or that are harmonics of the note A (the colour red) stimulate the most vigorous reponse, transferring this information into the body. It is only this range of frequencies that will create a standing wave within this chakra and that will, therefore, resonate within the system bringing a clear message, bringing this part of the system to life. Now the system "knows" what is going on at that level. Any disturbances of the field, any deviations from that high resonance level, which indicates health in the sense that the system functions easily and to its full potential, and the system will start to malfunction as it is not being fed the maximum intensity and quality of that part of the field's spectrum. You can compare this to what happens with exposure to the sun. If you expose the body to sunlight it will "resonate" fully with the wave pattern that reaches the skin and consequently you will not only warm up nicely, but your body will function more efficiently: you may get more energy, you will produce more vitamins (especially vitamin D), you will feel happier. If, on the other hand, you expose the body to sunshine after you have covered it in "sun-block lotion", the effect is totally different. The word already explains it: sun-block lotion. It blocks the sun out of your system. That means that the body can no longer respond fully to the input of the sun's energy field. The effect on health is indeed noticeable: not only will you not produce enough vitamins, you will also start to introduce malfunctioning which eventually will show up as for instance skin cancers. If the input from the surrounding field is disturbed, distorted, the resulting wave pattern within the system will dysfunction that system.
The second chakra is connected to the orange frequency which is a multiple of the note B. This chakra functions best, delivers most energy, a standing wave pattern, to the system of the second range of frequencies that relate to the note B (the colour orange) in all and every part of the whole light spectrum octave. It delivers this information through the second chakra.
Each of these chakras are exposed to the human energy field, from which the body is being created, and thus to the whole range of frequencies, multiples of all the seven different notes. The information from the colour red, through the base chakra, is collected and is passed on, information of the lowest note, the lowest frequency range up all the octaves and down into the harmonics. The same way, the fourth chakra collects information of the "green" frequency part of the spectrum throughout all octaves and down into the harmonics of each note. At all levels this information is passed on to all and every part of the system and the body. It has its specific place and it delivers a certain quality of information in the form of the resonant wave pattern from which the system takes its building and functioning information.
The Symphony of Life could then be seen as the beautiful harmonic result from all the various chords played by our environment on the energy collectors of our system. The more standing waves that are created within our system, the greater the feeling of happiness, the more energy the system has and the more efficient it can function. Staying "in tune" with your own environment by allowing your chakras to work freely within the field is essential if you want to be healthy, vital and strong. Picking up as much information as you can and delivering it in the best possible way is essential to good health and to maintain life; There is no other way to energise the system and why should there be if you have a perfectly good system at your service.
Know how it works and learn to use it efficiently.
It is as it is, not as you wished it would be.