Cymatics: Seeing Vibrational Patterns
Cymatics is the study of sound and vibration, made visible using a surface and small particles of matter, such as sand. A pioneer in this field was Swiss physician and scientist, Hans Jenny (1904-1972). Using materials such as quartz sand, pastes and liquids, he used a frequency generator and a speaker to create vibrational patterns on metal plates and drums. These experiments were documented in his 1967 book, “Cymatics: The Study of Wave Phenomena”. Cymatics is in sync with the thinking of ancient Greek philosophers who believed in mathematical order and the relationship of sounds, musical tones, words and geometries. The beautiful forms that Jenny discovered with sound are mirrors of geometric patterns found throughout nature. Science knows that vibrational frequencies affect the structure of matter. Lithotripsy is a common medical procedure that uses high-energy shockwaves to break kidney stones into powder so they can safely pass through the urinary tract. Famous seer Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) must have had a glimpse of the healing properties of sound when he predicted that ‘sound will be the medicine of the future’. Sound can rearrange molecular order, and certain sound frequencies have been reported to actually turn our organs into gel.
The website www.cymascope.com is entirely devoted to researching the true nature of sound and working with the world’s first instrument that allows sound to be made visible, the CymaScope.
Ancient traditions often refer to sound being the creator of life. Simply put, sound creates form, form creates structure, and structure becomes matter.
John Stuart Reid, of Sonic Age America, mentions that in water the structure of sound shows micro-sonic scaffolding that causes matter to form in an organized manner. The subject of sound creating patterns is interesting because the patterns in my DNA Activation Art series are visual representations of the shapes I see in my third eye when sound is ‘toned’. If you’re new to toning, it’s a word used to describe the use of sound waves made by our vocal cords to transmit vibrational waves through our bodies and to our cells. This recalibrates our cellular (and DNA) frequency and brings them into a state of balance and resonance, also known as health. I was amazed to find that images taken by the CymaScope resemble shapes and patterns in my “Whales Tones” (also known as Level 15) DNA Activation Art Print.
The CymaGlyph (below) shows the pentagon shape which was created by a low frequency sound. My pentagon shape in the Whale art was also created when hearing a low toning sound. Mine has a star and an eye in the center. The star shape contains the geometry of phi, the golden mean ratio of 1.618, and is found in all of nature.
If micro-scaffolding forms in water, this could support the possibility that life began in the ocean. The CymaGlyph below is made from a low frequency sound and looks a lot like the shape in my Whale art. When I saw this shape in my third eye, I named it the ‘skeleton ball’. I didn’t know how else to describe it, and I really didn’t know how to draw it. I did the best I could using my skills but it was more complex than I could portray. It was a ball made of geometric shapes, and looked like a skeletal frame. The notes on my original sketch called it a “geometric lattice”, and when I saw the CymaGlyph on the CymaScope website, I immediately recognized the shape.
I also found a CymaGlyph of a human voice (below) on CymaScope.com, that looks strikingly similar to the shape in the center of my whale art. When I did the original sketch, I felt that the shape in the center of the pentagons was the whales throat. There are others who have used cymatics to capture shapes similar to my ‘mandala gyroscope’ in the Whale art (bottom images). There is no doubt in my mind that the true nature of sound is way beyond what we currently know about it.
The relationship of my art and the images captured by Hans Jenny and the CymaScope lend visual support to the power of sound as a potent tool of creation, an important healing modality, and an emerging science that gives a nod to ancient roots.