Cosmos and Us

hand in space painting


A human being is a part of the whole called by us ‘universe’
"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein, here from http://rescomp.stanford.edu/~cheshire/EinsteinQuotes.html

See also "http://members.aol.com/Heraklit1/einstein.htm"

shivas dance in the stars

All aspects of my surroundings are part of a gigantic cosmic dance.
[…] “I was sitting by the sea looking at the waves rolling in on the beach, simultaneous concentrating on my breathing. Suddenly I became aware of all aspects of my surroundings being part of a gigantic cosmic dance.
Being a physicist, I knew, that the sand, the stones, the water and air consists of vibrating molecules and atoms, and these in turn consists of particles interacting with each other, by creating and destroying other particles. I also knew, that earth’ atmosphere constantly is bombarded by waves of cosmic radiation, high-energetic particles that is exposed to enumerable collisions on their journey through the earth atmosphere.
All this was well known to me from my research as a high energy physicist, but until this moment I had only experienced it through graphs, models, diagrams and mathematical theories.
While sitting there on the beach, my previous experiences became alive, I “saw” energy cascading down here from the outer space, with the particles created and destroyed in rhythmical pulsating. I “saw” the atoms in the basic elements and the atoms in my own body as participants in this cosmic dance of the energies. I felt its rhythm and “heard” the sound it made, and in that instant I knew that this was Shivas dance – the god of dancing, that the Hindu worship”.
Fritjof Capra: “The Tao of Physics”,
Translated from the Danish version, p. 11


We are all made from Stardust

stardust under microscope

Dust grain or IDP, interstellar dust particle
Credit: UWSTL, NASA Hubble
“Most stardust is made of tiny silicate grains, much like dust from rocks on earth. Away from city lights, you can see the dust as a dark band across the Milky Way. This dust comes from dying and exploded stars. Scientists think stars form when these dust clouds collapse and that some of this dust became trapped inside asteroids and comets when our own sun formed. […]”


Stardust probably brought the microscopic building blocks of life to Earth
Edited from article in ‘The Age’ June 18, 2004
“All life on this planet had its origins in stardust which probably brought the microscopic building blocks of life through traceless space to Earth billions of years ago, according to a team of German physicists.
The researchers at the Darmstadt research laboratory of Dr Franz R Krueger and the Max Planck Institute for Aeronomics in Katlengurg-Lindau said they had found traces of molecular enzymes in the tail of a comet encountered by the American Stardust probe.
The NASA probe has an onboard Cometary and Interstellar Dust Analyser (CIDA), a mass spectrometer that has been collecting information from interstellar dust particles since 1999. The scientists said they found evidence of a co-enzyme similar to pyrroloquinoline-quinone (PQQ) that is a pre-requisite for life as we know it.
"PQQ-like co-enzymes occur in all life forms aside from archaeobacteria," said Jochen Kissel of the Robert Koch Institute. "It is a vital link in the chain of life on Earth."
Writing in the journal Science, co-researcher Krueger, head of a private physics lab in Darmstadt, said he is convinced that it was the arrival of PQQ-laden stardust on Earth 3.6 billion years ago that spawned life on the otherwise lifeless planet.
For years scientists were puzzled by the sudden appearance of PQQ co-enzymes. The question was where the genetic makeup of PQQ co-enzymes, so while necessary for life, came from if the Earth had no life able to produce such a genetic makeup.
"It is the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg," Krueger said. "The enzymes that start the process can only come into existence themselves if a genetic code already exists." Combined with water and other factors, the co-enzymes could have spawned life in the early seas of Earth. "The PQQ-like co-enzymes themselves come into being with the aid of cosmic rays from existing molecules on the surface of mineral particles," Kissel said. Krueger is part of the team that developed the spectrometer aboard the NASA probe which gathers dust particles streaking through space at the speed of 20 kilometres per second. "To this day about 4,000 tons of interstellar dust falls to Earth each year," Krueger said, "most of it vaporising in the atmosphere."


Maybe it was not ‘just’ the building blocks we have from space, maybe life as such originated in space – this theory is called Panspermia

Panspermia
20 Jan 2005.
“Life is ubiquitous throughout the universe. Life on our planet earth most likely is the result of a panspermic event…. Panspermia is how life is spread throughout the universe. These words come from J. Craig Venter's answer to the question, "What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?" Venter was the president of Celera Genomics, who sequenced the human genome using the whole genome shotgun technique. The completed sequence of the human genome was first published simultaneously by his team and an international consortium in February 2001. In 2003, Venter launched a global expedition to obtain and study microbes from environments ranging from the world’s oceans to urban centers.”
http://www.panspermia.org/whatsnew.htm#050120



Panspermia theoretically possible, say scientists
2000-01-13 | SCIENCE
One of the goals of astrobiology is to understand how life on Earth began. Astrobiologists are assessing a number of ideas, including the possibility that life originated elsewhere and migrated to Earth. This hypothetical process is known as panspermia.
[…], according to news reports from Yahoo!/Reuters and Yahoo!/AP a team of scientists has calculated that 5 trillion Martian rocks have arrived on Earth. They estimate that tons of material must have fallen on Earth, although only a few Martian meteorites have been found. The researchers have also calculated the heat, radiation, pressure and acceleration that a microbe would have to survive as it traveled through space and entered the Earth’s atmosphere. They conclude that at least two hardy species of Earth bacteria, Bacillus subtilisand Deinococcus radiodurans (nicknamed "Conan the Bacterium") could withstand the forces. Extremophiles— organisms that endure extremely harsh environments — are a major focus of astrobiology. The scientists conclude that single-celled organisms from Mars could theoretically have seeded the Earth with life, or vice versa. However, their calculations suggest that the transfer of microbes from one solar system to another is unlikely. If Earth life originated on another planet, it nevertheless began somewhere within our own solar system.



If we not only owe our building blocks to cosmos, but if in fact life itself was spread from somewhere in cosmos to us, it follows that there must be (or at the very least have been) life elsewhere in the universe

We are not alone

crop circle of the solar system

http://cropcircleconnector.com/Sorensen/2001/missing.html

If Cropcircles are not hoaxes – and there are no reason to believe all of them are – then one possible understanding of their appearance is that non-earthly life, being it physical “ET’s “ or etherians etc, in fact are trying to tell us that neither life in it self, nor intelligent life is an earth-invention

http://www.nhne.com/specialreports/srcropcircles/contentsmain.html
http://www.lightparty.com/Misc/CropCircles.html
http://theorderoftime.com/science/sciences/articles/cropcircles.html
http://cropcircleconnector.com/Sorensen/2001/shinninggalaxy2001.html





These phenomenon’s are interlinked:



destruction from sumatra earthquake

the planets in this solar system

Two researchers, Rao and Venkatanathan, were able to reasonable accurately predict time and geographic location of the Sumatra Earthquake, using astronomical data about the larger planets in our solar system, leading to the conclusion, that distance and angular relation etc of the solar system, is in fact part of what triggers earth quakes, once again showing how interlinked we are with cosmos.

Read the article at http://www.enterprisemission.com/hyperquake.htm
Read the Earth Changes article on this website



Astrology and astronomy: The ancients did not differentiate between astronomy and astrology, because there was no difference!
In our way of understanding “science”, science only came into existence recently. The task until then was not to measure and experimented with the world outside of and independent of the scientist. Quantum physics is beginning to edge scientist back towards the same area, it is for example now proven that it is not possible to conduct an experiment, without affecting the outcome of that experiment.
The influence from cosmos, star signs and planets is a cornerstone we will elaborate over the year, connecting science, archetypes, myths, hands-on healing, contemplations and meditation. Working with the forces from cosmos leads to a obvious need to measure or at least come in tune with their rhythm, and since we have lost previous cultures ability to feel these influences directly, we are bound to rely on external measurements and systems of enough accuracy to accurately describes where star signs and planets in fact are at given moments. These measurements are very accurate in modern astronomy, and to some degree in Jyotish , the Indian astrology, and to a lesser degree to Western astrology. To understand this difference, we need to see how the “clockwork” works

The planets all have their orbit almost in the same angel – the eclipse

http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/lessons/indiv/beth/beth_intro.html


“While making its daily rotations around its axis, the Earth is also making yearly revolutions as it orbits around the Sun.
The Earth travels in space as it revolves about the Sun in a planar orbit that is approximately circular. This motion of the Earth makes the Sun appear as if it is moving eastward in the course of a year against the background of the zodiac constellations. This apparent motion of the Sun is caused by our changing point of view or viewing direction as we observe from the surface of the Earth as it moves in its orbit. The path in the sky defined by this apparent motion of the Sun (which is actually the plane of the Earth's revolution about the Sun) is called

illustration of the ecliptic path of the planets around the sun

The Plane of the Ecliptic . It turns out that most of the other planets in the solar system also revolve around the Sun in orbits that lie approximately along the same Ecliptic plane. […] It turns out that one of the nine planets does not orbit the Sun in plan that lies close to the Ecliptic, and this is Pluto, the farthest planet from the Sun. Pluto's orbit lies about 17.5 degrees out of the Plane of the Ecliptic. […]”

http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/lessons/indiv/beth/beth_intro.html



From ancient times the sky has been divided up in groups of stars that were given names, relating to myths and legends.
The most important of these are the 12 star signs situated in the zodiac.

 

precession of the earths axis

Earth's Precession: ”As Earth spins on its axis, its axis wobbles (precesses) very slowly over a period of about 23,000 to 26,000 years. As this occurs, the pole of the Earth inscribes an arc in the heavens called the precessional arc. Earth’s pole aligns with different pole stars throughout the precessional period. Polaris is Earth’s current north-pole star.

Because Earth’s axis is tilted at about 23° in its orbit around the sun, Earth’s equatorial plane is tilted with respect to the ecliptic plane, the plane created by Earth’s orbit. These two intersecting planes create an intersecting line called the vernal axis. Looking from Earth, we see one point along this axis lying in one direction in the ecliptic, and the other lying in the opposite direction. One point is the location in the ecliptic where the sun resides on the spring equinox. This location is the vernal point (VP). The other point is the location where the sun resides on the autumnal equinox. This is the anti-vernal point.”
Edited from http://www.lunarplanner.com/siderealastrology.html

Western astrology is mainly using the Tropical zodiac. Oriental astrology or Jyotish, is always using the Sideral zodiac. […] “The location of the vernal point in the sidereal zodiak defines the current zodiakal age. The sidereal zodiak is a set of signs, much like the tropical signs, except they do not move in the ecliptic. The sidereal signs are aligned with their corresponding constellations. The tropical zodiak aligned with the fixed sidereal zodiak around 200 A.D. but has since drifted 25°; i.e. this was when zero degrees tropical Aries aligned with 0° sidereal Aries. The vernal point currently resides at 5° sidereal Pisces as it slowly moves toward the sidereal sign of Aquarius—thus we are completing the age of Pisces. […]

The astronomer and astrophycisist at Plymuth University in UK, Sir Percy Seymour has in the interview “The Magus of Magnetism” (Available on The Millennium Group website: http://tmgnow.com/repository/solar/percyseymour1.html), and in his book “The Scientific basis of Astrology”, started a fascinating bridge-building between modern science astrology and myth.


Sir Percy Seymour sums it up this way:

  • Planets effect the solar cycle in specific ways.
  • The solar cycle effects the geomagnetic field.
  • The geomagnetic field affects life on Earth in certain observed ways.
  • Specifically, many species, including man, can be influenced by particular states of the geomagnetic field.
  • The particular influences appear to correlate with the planetary positions.
  • I propose that the behavior of the fetus at the time of birth is linked to the cycles within the geomagnetic field, which in turn are influenced by the solar cycle and positions of the planets. Resonance is the phenomenon by which the fetus is phase locked to specific cycles.
Percy Seymour: “The Scientific basis of Astrology,” p 264

diagram of the human nervous system

“The Nerve Message […] The plasma membrane of neurons, like all other cells, has an unequal distribution of ions and electrical charges between the two sides of the membrane. The outside of the membrane has a positive charge, inside has a negative charge. This charge difference is a resting potential and is measured in millivolts.”
Text edited from http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookNERV.html

“Seymour explains, "We know our nervous system is actually electric currents. The fluctuations of the geomagnetic field cause changes in the neuro-network. What I am saying is that the relative position of the Sun, Earth and other planets is causing a very complex tune to be played on the magnetic field of Earth. We are genetically tuned not to receive the whole symphony but to respond to a certain melody. We are genetically tuned to respond to the magnetic tunes of the Moon, of Mars, of Saturn and so on. It also tells us how we might respond in future life to certain positions of the planets. They might predispose us in certain ways when we have the tunes that we first heard in the womb."
Edited from article written by Jai Maharajjai@mantra.com

Posted Sat, 15-Jan-1994 04:20:00 GMTHere from http://www.tmgnow.com/repository/solar/percyseymour1.html




Myth as a projection of the collective unconscious

“Jung laid bare the connection between psychology, spirituality and mythical symbolism. Through comprehension of the archetypical world we can begin to understand the way the spiritual energy manifests itself through humanity. The instincts and archetypes together form the “collective unconscious”.
“The supreme pattern and personalities in archetypes are shaped by the collective human transcendent experience. They have existed from the earliest record of human history.”
Jung: “The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious”

The collective unconscious […] appears to consist of mythological images […]. In fact, the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious.
We can see this clearly if we look at the heavenly constellations, whose originally chaotic form were organised through the projection of images […]. These influences are unconscious introspective perceptions of the activity of the collective unconscious.”

C. G. Jung (Collected Works, vol* Para 325)


With the story of the zodiac and the significance of the names of the various stars found in the different constellations, we should be able to retrace the history of man
“Nearly all the mythology of Greece and Rome may be traced in star groups. Nearly every religion in the world shows traces of astrological influences and nearly all the races of the earth grouped the stars into constellations and often saw figures that were often amazingly similar to others of distant cultures. Even if the figures are not similar it is amazing how the variations harmonize so that an astrologer could read similar symbology into them. […] Some writers are of the opinion that the original 29 letters of the Hebrew alphabet were derived from groups of stars and that the starry handwriting on the walls of the heavens referred to words spelt out, with fixed stars for consonants and the planets or luminaries for vowels. These coming into ever different combinations, spelt words which, when properly read, foretold future events. The fixed stars are thought of as channeled through and having affinity with the planets and here I will quote from Giorgio de Santillana chapter XI of Hamlet's Mill, who explains, with an example, how this happens: "The essence of true myth is to masquerade behind seemingly objective and everyday details borrowed from known circumstances. The gods of the ancients are really stars, the forces reside in the starry heavens and all the stories, characters and adventures narrated by mythology concentrate on the active powers among the stars which are the planets. A prodigious assignment it may seem for those few planets to account for all those stories and also to run the affairs of the whole universe. […].”

Edited from article on the web:
http://www.winshop.com.au/annew/Introd.html
Anne Wright (c) annew@winshop.com.au

Oriental astronomy has for millenniums declared a very close connection between human and world events and cosmos. As mentioned in the Earth Changes article on this website, two Indian researchers Two researchers, Rao and Venkatanathan, by using astronomically correct data regarding the positions of some planets, were able to reasonable accurately predict time and geographic location of the Sumatra Earthquake (26 December 2004), using astronomical data about the larger planets in our solar system, leading to the conclusion, that distance and angular relation etc of the solar system, is in fact part of what triggers earth quakes, once again showing how interlinked we are with cosmos.


Oriental astronomy
Oriental astronomy teaches a cyclic or rather spiralic model of human development, the closer we are to our sun’s dual, the higher is our civilisation, the further away we are, the lower is our civilisation. Meaning that there will be a constant rise and fall of civilisations and of the general ethical and intellectual standars of man.
The Cyclic – or in a sense spiralic movement of the earth, around the sun, and together with the sun, in an elliptic trajectory around the dual – which we believe to be Sirius, (meaning that the earth will be closer or further away from this dual as time goes) with one revolution in the spiral lasting 24.000 years, translates itself, according to Indian ancient wisdom, to different levels of development for the human race living in that period.
In other words, in any given time, the general population will have a level of development corresponding to the Yuga, the age the earth is in at that particular time, meaning that we have a rise and fall of civilisations happening, with a full circle lasting 24.000 years.

oriental astronomy, the yugas

The illustration is from article in SRF magazine winter 1999 by Vishvas Gaitonde


Oriental Astronomy
In any given time, the general population will have a level of development corresponding to the Yuga, the age the earth is in at that particular time, meaning that we have a rise and fall of civilisations happening, with a full circle lasting 24.000 years.
“We learn from Oriental Astronomy that moons revolve round their planets, and planets turning on their axis revolve with their moons round the sun; and the sun, with its planets and their moons, takes some star for its dual and revolves round it in about 24.000 years. The sun also has another motion by which it revolves round a grand centre called Vishnunabhi, which is the seat of the universal power. Brahma, the universal magnetism.”
Edited from Sri Yukteswar “The Holy Science” p. 9-10

Astronomical calculations show that the lowest point of the present equinoctial cycle occurred around A.D. 500 when the ascending Kali began. The ascending Dwapara commenced around A.D. 1600


Dharma – Right Living
We are (in 2005) 405 years above the utmost bottom– 11.600 years from the top
“Brahma regulates dharma, the mental virtue of the internal world.
“When the sun in its revolution round its dual [Sirius, our adition] comes to the place nearest to this grand centre, the seat of Brahma […], dharma, the mental virtue, becomes so much developed that man can easily comprehend all, even the mysteries of Spirit.
[…] After 12.000 years, when the sun goes to the place in its orbit which is farthest from Brahma, the grand centre […], dharma, the mental virtue, comes to such a reduced state that man cannot grasp anything beyond the gross material creation.
Again, in the same manner, when the sun in its course of revolution begins to advance toward the place nearest to the grand centre, dharma, the mental virtue, begins to develop; this growth is gradually completed in another 12.000 years.
Each of these periods of 12.000 years brings a complete change, both externally in the material world, and internally in the intellectual or electric world, […] Thus, in a period of 24.000 years, the sun completes the revolution around its dual and finishes one [.] cycle consisting of 12.000 years in an ascending arc and 12.000 years in a descending arc.”

Edited from Sri Yukteswar in “The Holy Science” p. 9-10

vibration pattern of bach in water

Vibration pattern as a result of a loudspeaker with Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, 1st movement, bar 30, before start of andante placed under a glass of water .

Sound affects physical matter
Through the pioneering work of Ernst Chladni (1756 - 1829) and Dr. Hans Jenny, it has been shown that sound affects physical matter. Chladni drew a violin bow across the edge of metal plates which were sprinkled with fine sand. Different rates (frequencies) produced certain geometrical patterns.
With more modern technology, the Swiss Dr Hans Jenny investigated what happens when sand, fungal spores, dust, water, etc, are vibrated by sound waves. He used crystal oscillators which can maintain an exact frequency, and invented a machine called the tonoscope, which allowed him to view the result of changing the sound in any way.
Using the tonoscope he was able to see the physical image, or "dimension" of a human vowel or tone. He called this area of research cymatics, and published his results in the bi-lingual 2 volume set Kymatik - Wellen und Schwingungen mit ihrer Struktur und Dynamik / Cymatics - The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations. (Recently republished in one volume with many colour illustrations - see resources).
Amongst his more amazing findings was the discovery that when the ancient vowels of Hebrew and Sanskrit were pronounced, the shape produced on the tonoscope was that of the written symbols for those vowels. With modern languages there was no such effect. Also, when AUM is sounded the shape produced is that of the ancient written symbol for AUM (the Sri Yandra). This suggests that the ancients knew something! Perhaps when sounding in meditation, the vibration created the form in their minds. Hebrew, Sanskrit, Egyptian and Tibetan are generally considered to be "sacred" languages.

http://www.soundintentions.com/details/cymatics.htm


In the beginning was the Word

shape of chanting the vowel A on a sound plate

How chanting the vovel A affect a sound plate

The suggestion from these findings is that merely by sounding sacred texts, by singing sacred vowels, we can resonate our cells back into tune - back into shape, restoring our cells and energies to a state of coherence, in which our energies are synchronised with those of God / Universe / Source.
He noted that many structures (such as cell shapes) found in nature under the microscope, were very similar in shape to structures produced in the sand or dust whilst under the influence of a vibration. Perhaps there is an "underlying vibration" in nature, which vibrates atoms into forming a visible shape - but the vibration is the reality, not the shape procuced. This finding is very much in tune with the ideas expressed centuries ago in the Bhagavad Gita - that all we see is illusion.
Jenny also found that water could be shaped and even exhibited an antigravity effect when vibrated by sound. Considering that our bodies are mostly water, through sound we are able to restructure the cells of our bodies.


http://www.soundintentions.com/details/cymatics.htm
Interesting links about Cymatec:
http://www.thepodule.com/cymatics.html
http://www.sound-remedies.com/cymatics.html
http://www.islamonline.net/English/Science/2002/05/article12.shtml
http://www.lauralee.com/cymatics.htm
http://www.soundintentions.com/details/cymatics.htm
http://www.harmonyera.com/1.2.research.htm

Black Hole Sound Waves
Sound waves 57 octaves lower than middle-C are rumbling away from a supermassive black hole in the Perseus cluster.

sound waves from black holes

“Sept. 9, 2003: Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found, for the first time, sound waves from a supermassive black hole. The "note" is the deepest ever detected from any object in our Universe. The tremendous amounts of energy carried by these sound waves may solve a longstanding problem in astrophysics.
The black hole resides in the Perseus cluster of galaxies located 250 million light years from Earth. In 2002, astronomers obtained a deep Chandra observation that shows ripples in the gas filling the cluster. These ripples are evidence for sound waves that have traveled hundreds of thousands of light years away from the cluster's central black hole.

Right: The Perseus cluster of galaxies. Each fuzzy object is a galaxy. Unseen is a vast cloud of hot gas filling the cluster. Near the center of it all lies a supermassive black hole. Earlier observations had revealed the prodigious amounts of light and heat created by black holes. "Now we have detected their sound, too," says Andrew Fabian of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, England, and the leader of the study.
In musical terms, the pitch of the sound generated by the black hole translates into the note of B flat. But, a human would have no chance of hearing this cosmic performance because the note is 57 octaves lower than middle-C. For comparison, a typical piano contains only about seven octaves. At a frequency over a million billion times deeper than the limits of human hearing, this is the deepest note ever detected from an object in the Universe.





"The Perseus sound waves are much more than just an interesting form of black hole acoustics," says Steve Allen, also of the Institute of Astronomy and a co-investigator in the research. "These sound waves may be the key in figuring out how galaxy clusters, the largest structures in the Universe, grow."


perseus cluster

Above: Peering into the heart of the Perseus Cluster (left), the Chandra X-ray Observatory detected sound waves rippling through the gas (right). [more] […]
A tremendous amount of energy is needed to generate the cavities, as much as the combined energy from 100 million supernovas. Much of this energy is carried by the sound waves and should dissipate in the cluster gas, keeping the gas warm and possibly preventing a cooling flow. If so, the B-flat pitch of the sound wave, 57 octaves below middle-C, would have remained roughly constant for about 2.5 billion years.
Perseus is the brightest cluster of galaxies in X-rays, and therefore was a perfect Chandra target for finding sound waves rippling through the hot cluster gas. Other clusters show X-ray cavities, and future Chandra observations may yet detect sound waves in those clusters, too.”

how smoke trails are affected by different instruments

Cymatec
Through the pioneering work of Ernst Chladni (1756 - 1829) and Dr. Hans Jenny, it has been shown that sound affects physical matter. Chladni drew a violin bow across the edge of metal plates which were sprinkled with fine sand. Different rates (frequencies) produced certain geometrical patterns.
With more modern technology, the Swiss Dr Hans Jenny investigated what happens when sand, fungal spores, dust, water, etc, are vibrated by sound waves. He used crystal oscillators which can maintain an exact frequency, and invented a machine called the tonoscope, which allowed him to view the result of changing the sound in any way.
Using the tonoscope he was able to see the physical image, or "dimension" of a human vowel or tone. He called this area of research cymatics, and published his results in the bi-lingual 2 volume set Kymatik - Wellen und Schwingungen mit ihrer Struktur und Dynamik / Cymatics - The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations. (Recently republished in one volume with many colour illustrations - see resources).
Amongst his more amazing findings was the discovery that when the ancient vowels of Hebrew and Sanskrit were pronounced, the shape produced on the tonoscope was that of the written symbols for those vowels. With modern languages there was no such effect. Also, when AUM is sounded the shape produced is that of the ancient written symbol for AUM (the Sri Yandra). This suggests that the ancients knew something! Perhaps when sounding in meditation, the vibration created the form in their minds. Hebrew, Sanskrit, Egyptian and Tibetan are generally considered to be "sacred" languages.

http://www.soundintentions.com/details/cymatics.htm

water colour painting of morphic resonance

Morphic Resonance
The universe is more like an organism than a machine. […] “I am going to discuss the concept of collective memory as a background for understanding Jung's concept of the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious only makes sense in the context of some notion of collective memory. This then takes us into a very wide-ranging examination of the nature and principle of memory-not just in human beings and not just in the animal kingdom; not even just in the realm of life-but in the universe as a whole. Such an encompassing perspective is part of a very profound paradigm shift that is taking place in science: the shift from the mechanistic to an evolutionary and wholistic world view.
[…] The alternative is that the universe is more like an organism than a machine. […]. With this organic alternative, it might make sense to think of the laws of nature as more like habits; perhaps the laws of nature are habits of the universe, and perhaps the universe has an in-built memory.

The mystery of mind
The approach I am putting forward is very similar to Jung's idea of the collective unconscious. The main difference is that Jung's idea was applied primarily to human experience and human collective memory. What I am suggesting is that a very similar principle operates throughout the entire universe, not just in human beings. If the kind of radical paradigm shift I am talking about goes on within biology-if the hypothesis of morphic resonance is even approximately correct-then Jung's idea of the collective unconscious would become a mainstream idea: Morphogenic fields and the concept of the collective unconscious would completely change the context of modern psychology”

Edited from Rupert Sheldrake article on the internet: http://www.sheldrake.org/homepage.html





Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan (Sufi is a sect of Islam): Man is not only formed of vibrations, but he lives and moves in them; they surround him as the fish is surrounded by water, and he contains them within him as the tank contains the water. His different moods, inclinations, affairs, successes and failures, and all conditions of life depend upon a certain activity of vibration, whether these be thoughts, emotions, or feelings

Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan 1983 p. 5, here from Carlisle Bergquist:
“Doorways in Consciousness”
http://www.vantagequest.org/trees/door1.htm



“Every thought creates an accompanying vibration a vibratory energy that tends to materialize for good or for ill.”

Sri Daya Mata, president of Self Realization Fellowship

water colour painting of the universal brotherhood and interconnected-ness

Brotherhood
Cosmos can be seen as an interlocking series of lives or consciousness centres
“The concept of cosmos seen as an interlocking series of lives or consciousness centres can be extended to the earth, which is also formed of individual lives, such as the minerals, vegetables, animals and humans. Here it is easier to see the individuality of the various subordinate beings than it is to detect the impress of the earth's magnetism or vibrational identity upon them. […] Scientists are only beginning to discover the energic or magnetic relations between the planet as a whole and all its parts.
Expanding our perspective further, the earth can be viewed as an organ within the solar system. […]”

Edited from Sunrise magazine, October 1975; Copyright © 1975 by Theosophical University Press) http://www.theosophy-nw.org/theosnw/brother/br-svm.htm



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