Auditory: The Dance of Sound

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.  

Lao Tzu 

Greetings of deep joy as the eternal dance of life flows ever onwards, even in the perceived chaos of the world.

As the breezes blow in the Autumnal leafy air and Estival activities begin their descent, the best we can do is to balance the vibration of our individual worlds and remain at the calm eye of all storms.

Following on from my Summer Solstice post, stirring Tibetan singing bowls produces the cymatics in Frank Perry’s video above.     As the tone fades, the final shape at the end, is the astrological symbol for the Sun, from whose light all life thrives.    

In the sound demonstrations: “We saw liquids dance, iron filings formation dance to the tune of the invisible vibration.”

Music calls us all in to sway to its tune.   I came upon this wonderful Peruvian band, in Hammersmith, whose name translates to “Shaman.”

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If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it!  Duke Orsino, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare

Each of our expressed words also carries a vibration (positively or negatively) and can create magic or mischief – that’s why words are spelled!

The vibration of our voice is the reflection of our personality, moods and permeates every part of our physical being.   I hear a great many unspoken thoughts in everyday conversation.     When I ran a free telephone health helpline from 2006, I could hear deeper concerns behind the surface symptoms and was able to assist with a transformational response.

The dance along the artery
The circulation of the lymph
Are figured in the drift of stars
Ascend to summer in the tree    TS Eliot

Sound, vibration and geometry are music and are the basis of all life forms.     Plants have their unique sounds.    Vibrational frequencies, with their pleasing geometric patterns, harmonise, balance and heal the electrical charge of our biochemical cells.   Everything dances to its magic spell, constantly evolving to new, infinite possibilities.   

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.   Nikola Tesla

The ecstatic dance of sound –  is the is the ever-creating, rhapsodic dance of life.   The patterns of vibration and sound may be seen carved into ancient sites, rocks and appear in crop circles, because ancient civilisations studied the heavenly bodies and knew infinitely more than is revealed to the masses today.  However, this is the age of information which is now unstoppable as we piece it together.

View of Carlton BankLooking up to Carlton Bank

In the beginning was sound (which is vibration), it is said.       The masonry of our homes and beds, if built with sacred geometry – the architectural configuration of the universe of which we are an integral part –  hold a vibration resonating from their structure which holds us in living harmony in wakefulness and in sleep, by its cosmic, integrated form.    Nothing in Nature is angled or square or like the soulless, uniform blocks constructed up and down the UK, the antithesis of this beautiful Hobbit House.

HOBBIT HOUSEPhotograph courtesy of http://www.beingsomewhere.net

Harmonics affect our spirit, psychology and well-being, restore DNA, enhance our awareness, wisdom and perception.   In brief, they bring us back to our own nature.    Cymatics permeate and influence buildings, may even have built pyramids and carved elaborate, ancient stone when we were told we they only had simple flint tools!  (Stephen Mehler, Khematologist)     Now weather is moved by frequency and Einstein’s discoveries long misused.

All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… we must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind.   This mind is the matrix of all matter.   Max Planck

 

DSC02886One of Frank Perry’s beautiful singing bowls

Pythagorus, Viktor Schauberger, Emoto, Max Planck and others long before them knew of the effect vibration has on water – our sacred water that fuels our sacred bodies.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Leonardo Bonacci or Fibonacci (circa 1170–1250), both had access to this information – and so much more besides.  (Lucky Leonardos – despite my constant, insatiable interrogation of school teachers, I never obtained the answers to such questions about humans, aliens and the universe’s structure!) 

So we must protect our individual vibration not only from deleterious sound but also from detrimental unheard frequencies, so we can still hear the Nature spirits.      

We ARE Nature, so immersing ourselves in its profoundly healing vibrations, aligns our own.      Trees, who give us life with their breath, whose branches reach high into the cosmic light and whose roots go deep into the Earth’s orgone energy for water and minerals, share with us their many messages if we can hear them above the din of the world and our own minds.

DSC03258This friendly face beams her woody smile amongst the leaves that overhang the river – at me or the sunny rainbow!

Euphonic sound is creative, harmonious and therefore healing.  Cacophonic noise in all its intrusive forms is destructive, deleterious, depleting – and robotising, as it has been created to do.    The difference between the two is: the latter isn’t welcome, chosen or invited in.

A healing, sympatico vibration brings vitality to our emotions, cells and our selves. A particle may be a wave and both at the same time.    When the particle is observed it alters.   When the frequency is changed, matter changes, so we may choose.

The sound of Mozart in particular is exceptionally profound and is the basis of the Tomatis Method used by singers, actors and for illness or unease.    Mozart played to babies, animals and plants, has a very beneficial effect.

There is no real separation between our senses.  They all form an overrall awareness even when one or more are apparently not present in the physical sense, as Helen Keller and many others knew. Beethoven, of course, was deaf but it didn’t prevent his great compositions.   We hear with many parts.   

When I was quite young, I noticed sound came in through my heart not only through my ears when I listened to music or the sounds in Nature.

 A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body.  It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either wakens or soothes the nervous system.  It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by bringing him peace. According to the sound and its influence a certain effect is produced. Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance.
Hazrat Inayat Khan, Mysticism of Sound
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Sound is healing for me when I sing, and I feel how everything within is transformed when I give out that vibration.

I recently sang “L’altra Notte in Fondo al Mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele at the Jazz Cafe, which satisfied a need to vibrate the dramas of life out into the universe! 

The human voice is the organ of the soul.  Longfellow

Vibration, sound, music carries many memories.   A beautiful friend invited me to a spectacular performance of “The Pearl Fishers” at The Coliseum, English National Opera.         My paternal Grandfather used to sing this and my Father still does.      

I was completely enraptured, immersed in the opera’s sublime visuals and atmosphere when, in my mind’s eye, in a timeless fraction of a second, I saw my Grandfather.   At the same time, it seemed,  “Au Fond du Temple Saint” began.    

Floods of silent tears blinked unexpectedly throughout the entire aria without taking my eyes off the baritone and tenor!      Here it is by two greats I love, of bygone times: Jussi Björling & Robert Merrill

Imagine the cumulative, unified, harmonious vibration and the  orchestral masterpieces we’d compose, directing the flow of more advanced collective consciousness –  if we each walzed our unique vibrational dance to Earth’s Schumann Resonance and its cosmic constantly fluctuating flow of energies.     

Just like my experiences with Jill Purce many moons ago, hearing the heavenly tinkling sound which held light,  which was incidentally created as a result of group overtone chanting.

Resonant blessings to you all, as we vocalise and dance through this life together!

Dawn, she who sings prays twice.

And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flames are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.
TS Eliot

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2 Responses to Auditory: The Dance of Sound

  1. Andrew says:

    Always a read to inspire but the Pearl Fishers Duet really was the icing on the cake. I had not heard this rendition before. Wonderful.

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  2. Thank you, Andrew. I’m so glad you like the aria. Some like Nicolai Gedda & Ernest Blanc who are also superb, but Merrill and Bjorling are the preferred singers I’ve always listened to. Here’s the one I performed: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare”/The other night at the bottom of the ocean, from Mephistopheles. Singing begins 2 mins 30 secs but Boito’s music is also sublime as well as La Divina.

    The early morning Dawn is fresh,
    the cell is dark and gloomy and my spirits,
    are like a sparrow in the forest
    flying, flying, flying freely away.

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