by Jeff Volk
"In the beginning was the word...
or in Sanskrit, "Nada Brahma," the world is sound....
( from: cymaticsource.com
"It is in the work of Dr. Hans Jenny
that we can begin to see the relationship of form and sound in
the physical world. Jenny's experiments have shown that sound
frequencies have the propensity to call into arrangement random,
suspended particles, or to organize emulsions in hydro - dynamic
dispersion into orderly, formal, periodic patterns. In other
words, sound is an instrument through which temporal frequency
patterns can become formal spatial and geometric patterns."
- From Sacred Geometry by Robert Lawlor.
Dr. Hans Jenny extensively studied the
relationship between waveforms and matter, how sound vibrations
affect and create physical form. He would send constant pitches
into materials such as a droplet of water, and a thin surface
covered with licopodium powder, as well as others. When the pitch
sounded it would create incredible geometric patterns in the
They would look like pentagonal stars,
hexagonal cells, spirals, leaves, and complex Mandalas. (A Mandala
is a circular, complex, usually mathematical collection of harmonious
geometric patterns often used for meditation °© sound
All these varied shapes would hold their
form as long as the pitch was constant. As soon as the pitch
was shifted the form would dissolve into chaos and then form
a new pattern.
As the pitch went higher in frequency the
patterns became more and more complex. More fascinating still,
when two pitches were played simultaneously, the patterns created
would pulsate and move like living organisms. Some would look
just like blood pulsing through veins, others exactly like spinning
If you did not know what you were looking
at, you would think you were looking at black and white movies
of weather patterns, galaxies, close ups of nature, and human
biology pulsing with life.
These patterns illustrate an underlying
order in the physical universe and human consciousness that appears
to be intimately related to sound.
One interesting fact related to Dr. Hans
Jenny's work are the Yantras used in ancient Vedic and Tantric
practices. A Yantra is a type of Mandala that corresponds to
a particular sound, (Mantra) which in turn relates to a particular
energy (symbolized by a deity or aspect of god). When these sounds
were put to similar tests as Dr. Hans Jenny's they were found
to create their corresponding Yantra exactly.
One example is that of the sound OM and
its corresponding Yantra, the Shri Yantra. Modern biochemists,
astrophysicists and yogis all agree that at the molecular level
of reality, our bodies are systems of vibrating atomic particles.
Each part of our body, each cell, gland
and organ resonate with different frequencies and hence can be
said to have its own particular keynote.
In a very real sense then, at the very
core of our being, we are composed of sound.
Being composed at our core of vibration
it would make sense that the vibrations around us would have
impact on us, but how?
Through the principle of resonance and
entrainment, two objects containing similar vibrational makeup
are said to be in sympathetic vibration, or resonance.
The body as a total system vibrates at
a rate of approximately 7.8 to 8 cycles per second when it is
most natural and relaxed. The alpha brain waves, which correspond
to a state of relaxation, are also in the 8 per cycle range.
The Earth itself vibrates at the same vibrational frequency of
8 cycles per second. The nervous system of each life form is
attuned to this fundamental frequency.
We vibrate at a certain frequency, the
earth vibrates at a certain frequency, sacred geometric patterns
vibrate at a certain frequency, so does it follow that the crop
formations are created by specific sound frequencies?
As Dr. Jenny discovered in his experiments,
as the pitch went higher in frequency the patterns became more
and more complex, much in the way that crop formations have grown
more complex over the years.
The basis of Yantra operation is something
called "shape energy" or "form energy". The
idea is that every shape emits a very specific frequency and
||Examples of old beliefs in
shape energy are the Yantras and Mandalas of eastern philosophies,
the star of David, the five pointed star (pentagon), the Christian
and Celtic crosses, the pyramids and so on. Certain 'powers'
are also ascribed to the various shapes. Basically Yantras are
secret keys for establishing resonance with the benefic energies
of the macrocosm.
Very often the Yantras can put us in contact
with extremely elevated energies and entities, being of invaluable
help on the spiritual path. Are the crop circles "Yantras
in the fields"? And are they a tool for planetary healing?
Mathematician, Gerald Hawkins, who studied
the formations and found a recurring pattern to their design.
Hawkins knew that most of the geometric formations were somehow
incorporated into a circle.
Though it was occasionally hidden with
other images, Hawkins discovered that nearly all crop circles
would take simple forms such as the triangle, square and hexagon
and put them inside circles. These could certainly represent
"sketches" of three-dimensional shapes.- see also Paul
Vigay's 3D modeling in "Crop Circles: Quest for Truth."
Hawkins discovered something extraordinary
when he took the surface area of the circle and divided it against
the area of the square, triangle or hexagon on the inside. The
relationships between these numbers are the diatonic ratios,
or the actual tones in the octave. In other words, these simple
flat crop circles display musical frequencies. °© Behold!
A common link between sound, music and geometry.
The importance of this find cannot be underestimated,
as this was apparently something that NO ONE had known previously.
Hawkins astounded everyone by showing a completely new set of
"geometric theorems" that the basic square, triangle
and hexagon produced musical ratios when placed within circles.
Freddy Silva covers a lot of this material
in the book, "Secrets in the Fields", published
in July 2002, and continues to publish Hawkins latest work on
the Crop Circular website, you can read more here: Freddy Silva.
CCN member and contributor, ("The
History of Crop Circles" in the section *New To Crop Circles*),
David Kingston has created a computer generated musical piece
based on the frequencies recorded at the crop formations called
"Sounds of The Crop Circles" David Kingston.
Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena
and Vibration by Hans Jenny.
Synergetics: By R. Buckminster Fuller. (Note: Hans Jenny
was a student of Fuller's)
Secrets of the FIelds: Freddy Silva.
Sacred Geometry: Robert Lawlor