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To continue on with our fascinating discussion of Susan Alexjander’s fascinating DNA music….

Again, a scientific team measured four base DNA molecules: adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine. Each molecule after being subjected to light, yielded about 15 or 18 frequencies; 60 in all. These notes could not be found on our pianos.

The tuning system on ordinary keyboards is an artificial one, based on and adapted from the natural harmonic series. Around the time of J.S. Bach, equal temperament as a favored tuning system came into being to solve the problem of modulating through different keys. (Bach did not entirely welcome it. Its sound was inferior to the sweet concordances of just intonation).

Equal temperament divides the keyboard octave into twelve equal parts, assigning a measurement of 1200 cents to the octave, with each half step being 100 cents. Half steps are of course fixed on the piano, but a violin could play a variety of C♯’s, anywhere from 50 cents to 99 cents away from the original C, and then 50 cents above the C♯. These are defined as microtones, and are often considered harsh and out of tune to our Western ears. Other cultures, such as those of the Middle East, Asia and India, use music with microtones.

The four individual DNA bases adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine have similar ratio relationships, or the distances between the separate 'pitches' within each base. If they are arranged from lowest frequency to the highest, there is about 2.5 octave span for all four, with a noticeable gap of a Major 6th/minor 7th. (Intervals on the keyboard are named seconds, thirds, sixths, and sevenths; depending on how many steps they are away from the beginning note, or tonic.) A Major 6th in the scale of C would be C to the sixth note, or A, above, and a minor 7th would be C to B flat above. In addition to major and minor intervals, we also recognize the Perfect fourth (C to F), the Perfect fifth (C to G) and the tritone (C to F♯), the interval, which cuts the scale perfectly in half.)

These smaller, microtonal intervals are difficult to listen to, but they create beats. Beats occur when two frequencies are extremely close together...within a few hertz of each other such as 254 and 257 Hz. two very slightly different middle Cs. The frequencies will be heard as the same pitch, C, but slightly out of phase.

The phasing results in occasional louder moments, or "wa-wa" beats, when they do phase together. To the ear this bears a striking resemblance to the quality of 'aliveness.'...or organic movement found in any living process. These are some of the fascinating sounds in Susan's Sequential...DNA Music! More to come on DNA music in my next article!

This week we are going to explore DNA set to music...What a fascinating idea!!!

Biologist, Dr. David Deamer, measured the vibrational frequencies of the four DNA molecules and translated them into sound. Susan Alexjander's web site, "Our Sound Universe", describes this DNA music. I will summarize some of her information here!

A team "collected" frequencies from the bases of DNA with a spectrophotometer, a device about the size of a breadbox. Once the frequencies were captured, the frequencies needed to get within our hearing range.

Any hertz number of a frequency divided in half or doubled will produce its corresponding lower or upper octave, whether it is sound or light. Thus, a number such as 8.7 x 1013 Hz can be divided in half, again and again, to create lower and lower octaves.

Finally after dividing 36 times, we get the frequency of 1266, corresponding to a (slightly sharp) D♯. The question of 'translating' light into sound is more a philosophical one. Sound sped up can of course never be light, since the former depends upon molecules to push around while the second derives from electromagnetic radiation.

One could argue that what is important here is not so much the medium but the ratios involved: the relationships between frequencies. The ears can detect about 10 octaves of sound, while the eyes can only perceive a little over one octave of light, or color. An octave in light is the same ratio as an octave in sound.... 2:1.

A perfect fifth, or a relationship of 3:2 is the same proportion in light as in sound (and can be continued into the world of geometry, architecture, movements of the planets and so forth. anywhere there is a periodic or regular vibration). By discovering patterns of ratios in light, we are simply translating into a sound medium to "hear" what information they might contain and how they relate to each other.

In summary these scientists/musicians, translated the frequencies of DNA and used them to compose music! More in the next article!

All around the world (Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Egypt) there are legends of Godlike civilizations that used music as a power tool to build cities. By playing musical sounds, instruments whistling and singing people moved huge blocks of stone. [1] For example there is a Mayan legend about the pyramid at Uxmal in Yucatan. All the builders had to do was whistle and the heavy blocks would move into place. [2]

In his book, Gods of Eden, Andrew Collins describes sonic technology, including accounts of travelers in Tibet in the first half of the twentieth century - who witnessed levitation of large stone blocks using numerous special musical instruments. Photos of this type of event have been published. [3]

There are no intermediate sized buildings in Egypt that gradually develop to their huge size. The dimensions of the Great Pyramid indicate that its designers knew the dimensions of the Earth. "The fact that Giza, along with dozens of other sacred sites scattered worldwide, is positioned on a giant grid of whole number latitudinal coordinates, suggests that this knowledge was not exclusive to the designers of the Great Pyramid." [4] The height to base dimension of the great pyramid of Cheops reflects the golden ratio - proportions found so abundantly in nature. [5]

The Flower of Life shape was found in a 6th century BC diagram found carved in the stone in the temple of Osiris. In the Flower of Life diagram, thirteen circles form a diagonal lattice and the five Platonic solids fit inside, indicating a shared mathematical relationship between the 2 dimensional circles and regular 3 dimensional geometry. [6] Ancient people were well aware of the energy of shapes.

Placing hundreds of huge blocks of stone to conform to precise geometrical and astronomical alignments is quite a feat, but the immense scale of these projects adds to its amazement. Archeologist, William Flinders Petrie, examined the red granite sarcophagus in the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid. It was hollowed out to such a degree of accuracy that its external volume is exactly twice its internal volume. Petrie believed the Egyptians used a tube like drilling mechanism. Christopher Dunn, a modern toolmaker, believes they used an ultrasonic tool bit capable of vibrating at a rate thousands of times faster than a pneumatic drill. [7]

Dunn's idea employs a concentrated form of resonance, "the raw material of music," which the Egyptians used in their metaphysics. Perhaps the Egyptians found "a way of creating sympathetic frequencies that depended not so much on a powerful energy supply but more on an understanding of the subtle, interrelated structures of these inherent symmetries." [8]

[1] Hayes, Michael. The Hermetic Code in DNA: The Sacred Principles in the Ordering of the Universe, Inner Traditions: Vermont, 2004. Pg. 77.
[2] Bierhorst, John. The Mythology of Mexico and Central America, Morrow: NY. 1990. Pg. 8
[3] Hayes, Michael. The Hermetic Code in DNA: The Sacred Principles in the Ordering of the Universe, Inner Traditions: Vermont, 2004. Pg. 77.
[4] Hayes, Michael. The Hermetic Code in DNA: The Sacred Principles in the Ordering of the Universe, Inner Traditions: Vermont, 2004. Pg. 48-49.
[5] Merrick, Richard. Interference: A Grand Scientific Musical Theory, Merrick: USA, 2002. Pg. 30.
[6] Merrick, Richard. Interference: A Grand Scientific Musical Theory, Merrick: USA, 2002. Pg. 29.
[7] Hayes, Michael. The Hermetic Code in DNA: The Sacred Principles in the Ordering of the Universe, Inner Traditions: Vermont, 2004. Pg. 65.
[8] Hayes, Michael. The Hermetic Code in DNA: The Sacred Principles in the Ordering of the Universe, Inner Traditions: Vermont, 2004. Pg. 67.

In ancient Egypt Magic's Potency was based on the Spell, Verbal Incantation, the Ritual and the Magician.

Three Components of Magic
  1. Spell Instructions -There were logical rules were for creating spells. The magician started by saying peret herou. Other words, sounds and directions were also employed - transferring energy through resonance. Today we use affirmations and positive thinking to influence our attitudes, relationships and outcomes.
  2. A Ritual - Rituals worked subtly below the consciousness. Such as: Burning incense - incense creates a frequency that the people smell, influencing their feelings and thoughts. Studies have shown that the smell of cookies can improve people's moods enough to increase their tendencies to buy a product. Fragrances are subtle energies that affect us.

    Creating subtle energies. In an example, the Egyptians drew a circle for protection to guard against scorpions at night around their sleeping spots.

    You can build subtle energy walls with sound and detect them with a dowsing rod, a devise that is sensitive to subtle energy. Try it! First insure that a dowsing rod freely moves in an area. Then have two people sing in a line, as if they are shooting directly at each other, creating a sound wall between them. The dowsing rod will now not be able to move through the subtle energy wall created by the sound. Before the sound was uttered it could. In this manner sound can be used to create subtle energy lines and circles, providing protection from small creatures such as scorpions.

    The Egyptians put written words in water and drank the water to ingest the energy and intent of the words. Masuro Emoto photographed freezing water crystals and showed the shapes created based on the words and the feelings that lie underneath the words. Words affected the crystalline structure of the water.

    The subtle energy from objects such as colors, fragrances and different elements are ingredients of spells.

  3. The Power of the Magician - Today studies show that one's belief affects his physical healing. The faith, will, knowledge and beliefs of the magician entered into the success of the spell.

Oracle statues were said to tell the future, deciding legal cases and even solving crimes. The Greeks also had oracles at Delphi. Edgar Cayce was a channeler and there exist numerous channels today that can be compared to an oracle. Maman states that a normal person vibrates at about 7,000 hertz. A channeler vibrates at about 14,000 hertz during the channeling, which enables him to connect with higher vibrational energies. [1]

[1] Maman, Fabien. Raising Frequencies, The Way of Chi and the Subtle Bodies, Tamo-Do Press: Boulder Colorado, 1997. Pg.21.

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