Potassium is the 19th element. It is a soft silvery metal easily cut with a knife. Its density is less than water and it floats, however, it is so reactive that it spontaneously catches fire when it touches water, burning with a purple flame. It is one of the most highly reactive elements and is not found in a pure state. All cells use potassium and it is an essential element for life. Because it oxidizes upon contact with dry air, it must be stored under oil. [Read more…]
Calcium, the 20th element, is essential in the life of a cell. Calcium ions move in and out of the cytoplasm and act as a signal for metabolic processes. Bones, teeth, shells, limestone, dolomite, quick lime for cement, the formation of stalagmites and stalactites are all calcium-based materials. [Read more…]
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It is estimated that 90% of all matter is hydrogen. It has interesting qualities that make it a unique element on our material plane. Its name comes “from the Greek words hydro (water), and genes (forming). Hydrogen was recognized as a distinct substance by Henry Cavendish in 1776.” “Although pure hydrogen is a gas, we find very little of it in our atmosphere. Hydrogen gas is so light that, uncombined, hydrogen will gain enough velocity from collisions with other gases that they will quickly be ejected from the atmosphere. On earth, hydrogen occurs chiefly in combination with oxygen in water, but it is also present in organic matter such as living plants, petroleum, coal, etc. It is present as the free element in the atmosphere, but only less than 1 ppm by volume. The lightest of all gases, hydrogen combines with other elements — sometimes explosively — to form compounds.” (Los Alamos Laboratory) [Read more…]
One of the joys of writing and researching for a blog is the ability to follow a muse or take a tangent only to be delighted on how applicable it is to my current work. While participating in an equinox gathering at Serpent Mound in the non-glaciated part of southern Ohio, I met an individual studying herbal medicine. She highly recommended the work of Stephen Harrod Buhner. Initially, I didn’t see how this related, but never the less, I looked up his work. Before I knew it, I had ordered from the author, “The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature” and “The Transformational Power of Fasting: The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Rejuvenation.” [Read more…]
Selenium is an essential trace element in our bodies. Its name comes from the Greek word Selênê (Moon). It is also able to convert the sun’s energy directly into electricity and was one of the first elements used in photovoltaic panels. Selenium is used by our bodies in a number of proteins primarily helping cell health and as an anti-oxidant and for glutathione synthesis for liver health. Thyroid function, nail health, and, a few claim that our mental and emotional capacity is enhanced with this element. In my previous post, I mentioned how Joy Gardner (www.highvibrations.net) used the tones from selenium to help with a problem with her nails. Maybe in the future, I will give details of how she worked with these tones. [Read more…]
The past eight months has taken me into a wide range of studies from physics to farming. All of them had on one level or another recognized vibration as an integral part of our world. We are and our world is vibration. I have also encountered this character who goes by the surname of Science. After reading about what Mr. Science was proclaiming I began to take a dislike to this guy. I grew up with the idea that science was an objective process for gleaning the relationships of the world. My father, a nuclear physicist, often touted the glories of this process. However, as I read, I come across something quite different than the ideal. Rather than an objective, inquisitive, open investigation there is Mr. Science. [Read more…]
The quality of water permeates every aspect of our physical, emotional and spiritual world. Two elements, Hydrogen and Oxygen, the 1st and 8th elements from the periodic table join. Two gases join and create the framework for our lives. How interesting that a compound that is in a liquid state creates a framework, yet it is a true framework. Without the quality and capacity of water to carry out the functions of life, everything as we know it would cease to exist. One can find many facts about water. A three-day-old fetus is 94% water, a newborn 75% and an adult is about 65% water. The older we get, the lower the percentage of our water content. Water is one of the few compounds that exists in all three states of solid, liquid and gas. Water has a great capacity to hold heat and is one of the primary mechanisms for regulating our body’s heat and the heat balance of our earth. Water is known as a ‘universal solvent’ and dissolves more substances than any other compound. There are some substances that are hydrophobic and resist dissolution with water such as fats and oils, yet water can carry them in solution. This is a critical part of how nutrients are carried through our body. Yet, there is more. [Read more…]
Sacred Sounds: Magic and Healing through Words and Music by Ted Andrews (Llewellyn Publications, 1992. 16th Edition 2013)
Sound in our world is constantly “toning us.” I recorded some of the sounds of a home and found the blower was 221 Hz, one hertz sharp of A below middle C. This tone when brought up 43 octaves correlates with orange light. These vibrations affect our electro-magnetic bodies and are all around us. Sound and vibration can be positive or negative or neutral. [Read more…]
Joy Gardner: Vibrational Healing through the Chakras
Joy Gardner’s “Vibrational Healing through the Chakras with Light, Color, Sound, Crystals and Aromatherapy” (Crossing Press, Berkeley: 2006) was the first book I read about healing modalities in our contemporary society. Gardner has combined 30 years of study, experience and exploration in a comprehensive overview. Each section of the book integrates a review of literature and Gardner’s experience applying the healing modality with clients. [Read more…]
February 14, 2014 is the 12th annual World Sound Healing Day. It is a chance to join with others to send a healing heart tone to entrain our thoughts with Gaia. The link is worldsoundhealingday.org and is a chance to set aside some time to create a coherent wave of intention and healing.
The three points of focus are: Heal our Planet; Heal our Waters; and Raise our Consciousness. As I wrote in the last blog entry, INTENTION is a key factor in all healing and an important aspect of this day. [Read more…]
Review of Jonathan Goldman’s book: Healing Sounds – The Power of Harmonics
A question that I am holding is the relationship of the colors from the spectral analysis of the elements to established sound and color healing research. I have started a search of the literature related primarily to sound and healing. I find it fascinating that the work on sound has so many facets. As I looked at all of the choices for books to read, I let my intuition guide my initial book choices. Over the next few entries I will examine these books. I am just beginning this journey. As part of my process, I will review the books that I read and add the questions that stem from my literature review. [Read more…]
Music of the Periodic Table, what is it?
Years ago when looking at the nature of matter, it became clear that all matter is in motion and hence, is vibrating. Vibration creates a tone or a light or any number of wave forms that go by a variety of names: x-rays, gamma rays, radio waves, microwaves, sound waves, and many more. This launched me on a search to find the tones of elements. I wrote to many famous physicists to ask if this was possible. I can honestly say that I have been blown off by some very well known scientists and I still did not find out how this would work.
Now, my father was a physicist and whenever I asked him about my quest, he responded in a similar manner. However, a few months before he died, I changed my question to, “How can I learn more about physics?” He was just shy of his 91st birthday, still working, a professor emeritus, advising graduate students and doing research.
I pulled down a few textbooks from his shelf and started to page through them. Suddenly he pulled the book I was holding from my hands and went back a dozen pages and there was a picture of the spectral fingerprint of Hydrogen with the measurement in Ångstroms and in Hertz. An Ångstrom is a measure of a wave that is 10-10 meters per cycle and Hertz are measured in the number of cycles per second.
My initial imagination was that each element would have a tone and there would be a scale of 88 or so notes (the number of stable element) creating a progression of tones. But now here was something else, a picture of the elements as a rainbow of colors. Reading Joy Gardner’s book on “Vibrational Healing through the Chakras,” there is a reference to someone who has identified individual elemental tones. More on that subject as my research develops.
My father had initially told me that the nature of atoms was too complex to describe as a single tone and now here was a phenomenon that showed a picture in light, of this complexity. Each element has its own unique spectral fingerprint. This is how astrophysicists can determine the composition of stars.
This is a forum for me to share my insights and explorations. About a month ago while working on converting the colors of the spectrum into tones, I suddenly had a strong impulse to set the calculations aside and look at what work already existed in the area of sound and vibrational healing. Part of the impetus was that I had just finished cleaning my father’s study. I literally threw away several hundred pounds of notebooks full of numbers and graphs that only meant something to him. Here I was, filling up a notebook with numbers and pictures – Was I turning into my father? I returned to my favorite question that always got me in trouble in school, “So what?” I wanted to know if there was way to apply this to the broader healing community.
What a world is out there with so many people writing about sound and healing. Using intuition to guide my first purchase, I picked Joy Gardener’s book. (A review of her work will come later.) She has done extensive research and her work gave me a good overview of vibrational healing.
This blog is where I will share my insights into the tone and light of the elements. My intent is to add to the body of knowledge in the realm of healing. Next I was guided to Ted Andrew’s book, “Sacred Sounds: Magic and Healing Through Words and Music.” He also presented a very deep understanding of the work in the mystery schools. As I continued to search for a survey of work with sound and healing, the work of Jonathan Goldman emerged. Here was a person who really did his homework. He addressed many of the questions that I have been contemplating. There will be several posts related to his work.
As a footnote, when I first conceived of music based on the elements, I carefully guarded my “idea” so no one else would “take” it. Gratefully, I was given the guidance to share my ideas, that collaboration was the key to actualization. Another piece of advice reminded me that if others “took” the work I would have many more impulses. When I made this energetic shift all of the doors began to open.
This blog is a record of my journey as I open myself to help raise the energy of myself, my community and the world. It’s just a small goal. I trust you will enjoy this as much as I do.