Lesson 5 - The Law of Resonance



The law of resonance
If an object vibrates at a certain rate of vibration,
everything in its vicinity that has the same vibration as a dormant possibility will start vibrating at that frequency.
This law applies to everything, from subatomic particles to cosmic proportion


If you start a big tuning fork on a wood base in one end of a room, and have a similar tuned big tuning fork on a wooden base (amplifier) somewhere else in the room, the tuning fork that you did not touch will start by itself, sparked into reaction by the first tuning fork.
A bus stops at an intersection, everything that previously were relatively still starts vibrating inside, the lower tone of the motor had the frequency of the bus’ interior.

A huge bridge collapsed during a storm in America some years ago - the reason, the wind had the same frequency as the bridge, had the wind been stronger, nothing would have happened.

In terms of human receptivity, this means that if somebody harbour a quality or problem that we to some degree harbour ourselves, we will resonate with the person, and knowledge of ourselves will thus help us knowing something about the other person.

Morphic Resonance


[…] I am going to discuss the concept of collective memory as a background for understanding Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious (taught later in this course). 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.

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

Morphic Resonance: How does form arise?

The hypothesis of formative causation, which is the basis of my own work, starts from the problem of biological form. Within biology, there has been a long-standing discussion of how to understand the way embryos and organisms develop. How do plants grow from seeds? How do embryos develop from fertilized eggs? This is a problem for biologists; it’s not really a problem for embryos and trees, which just do it! However, biologists find it difficult to find a Causal explanation for form.
[…] How did structures appear that weren’t there before?
[…] The question of biological development, of morphogenesis, is actually quite open and is the subject of much debate within biology itself.
An alternative to the mechanist/reductionist approach, which has been around since the 1920s, is the idea of morphogenetic (form-shaping) fields. In this model, growing organisms are shaped by fields which are both within and around them, fields which contain, as it were, the form of the organism. […].

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

Morphic Resonance and the collective unconscious

The field’s structure has a cumulative memory, based on what has happened to the species in the past.
[…] Each species has its own fields, and within each organism there are fields within fields. Within each of us is the field of the whole body; fields for arms and legs and fields for kidneys and livers; within are fields for the different tissues inside these organs, and then fields for the cells, and fields for the sub-cellular structures, and fields for the molecules, and so on. There is a whole series of fields within fields. The essence of the hypothesis I am proposing is that these fields, which are already accepted quite widely within biology, have a kind of in-built memory derived from previous forms of a similar kind. The liver field is shaped by the forms of previous livers and the oak tree field by the forms and organization of previous oak trees. Through the fields, by a process called Morphic Resonance, the influence of like upon like, there is a connection among similar fields. That means that the field’s structure has a cumulative memory, based on what has happened to the species in the past. This idea applies not only to living organisms but also to protein molecules, crystals, even to atoms.
Edited from Rupert Sheldrake article on the internet: http://www.sheldrake.org/
Morphic Resonance and the collective unconscious
It is not necessary to assume that memories are stored inside the brain.
When we consider memory, this hypothesis leads to a very different approach from the traditional one. The key concept of Morphic Resonance is that similar things influence similar things across both space and time. The amount of influence depends on the degree of similarity. Most organisms are more similar to themselves in the past than they are to any other organism. I am more like me five minutes ago than I am like any of you; all of us are more like ourselves in the past than like anyone else. The same is true of any organism. This self-resonance with past states of the same organism in the realm of form helps to stabilize the morphogenetic fields, to stabilize the form of the organism, even though the chemical constituents in the cells are turning over and changing. Habitual patterns of behaviour are also tuned into by the self-resonance process. […]. If this hypothesis is correct, it is not necessary to assume that memories are stored inside the brain.
Edited from Rupert Sheldrake article on the internet: http://www.sheldrake.org/


The Mitchell-Hedges Skull

King of the Crystal Skulls the most widely celebrated and mysterious crystal skull is the Mitchell-Hedges Skull, for at least two good reasons. First, it is very similar in form to an actual human skull, even featuring a fitted removable jawbone[…]. Second, it is impossible to say how the Mitchell-Hedges Skull was constructed. From a technical standpoint, it appears to be an impossible object which today’s most talented sculptors and engineers would be unable to duplicate. […]
The Mitchell-Hedges Skull is made of clear quartz crystal, and both cranium and mandible are believed to have come from the same solid block. It weighs 11.7 pounds and is about five inches high, five inches wide, and seven inches long. Except for slight anomalies in the temples and cheekbones, it is a virtually anatomically correct replica of a human skull […].
"The Mitchell-Hedges family loaned the skull to Hewlett-Packard Laboratories for extensive study in 1970. Art restorer Frank Dorland oversaw the testing at the Santa Clara, California, computer equipment manufacturer, a leading facility for crystal research. The HP examinations yielded some startling results. Researchers found that the skull had been carved against the natural axis of the crystal. Modern crystal sculptors always take into account the axis, or orientation of the crystal’s molecular symmetry, because if they carve "against the grain," the piece is bound to shatter — even with the use of lasers and other high-tech cutting methods. To compound the strangeness, HP could find no microscopic scratches on the crystal which would indicate it had been carved with metal instruments. Dorland’s best hypothesis for the skull’s construction is that it was roughly hewn out with diamonds, and then the detail work was meticulously done with a gentle solution of silicon sand and water. The exhausting job — assuming it could possibly be done in this way — would have required man-hours adding up to 300 years to complete. Under these circumstances, experts believe that successfully crafting a shape as complex as the Mitchell-Hedges Skull is impossible; as one HP researcher is said to have remarked, "The damned thing simply shouldn’t be."

Edited from now defunct web page

Morphic Resonance, Collective Unconscious and the archetypes
The formation of archetypes

Jung thought of the collective unconscious as a collective memory, the collective memory of humanity. He thought that people would be more tuned into members of their own family and race and social and cultural group, but that nevertheless there would be a background resonance from all humanity: a pooled or averaged experience of basic things that all people experience (e.g., maternal behaviour and various social patterns and structures of experience and thought). It would not be a memory from particular persons in the past so much as an average of the basic forms of memory structures; these are the archetypes. Jung’s notion of the collective unconscious makes extremely good sense in the context of the general approach that I am putting forward.
Morphic Resonance theory would lead to a radical reaffirmation of Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious.
Edited from Rupert Sheldrake article on the internet: http://www.sheldrake.org/
Morphic Resonance and the collective unconscious
Inheritance of acquired characteristics
[Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious] needs reaffirmation because the current mechanistic context of conventional biology, medicine, and psychology denies that there can be any such thing as the collective unconscious; the concept of a collective memory of a race or species has been excluded as even a theoretical possibility. You cannot have any inheritance of acquired characteristics according to conventional theory; you can only have an inheritance of genetic mutations.
Under the premises of conventional biology, there would be no way that the experiences and myths of, for example, African tribes, would have any influence on the dreams of someone in Switzerland of non-African descent, which is the sort of thing Jung thought did happen. That is quite impossible from the conventional point of view, which is why most biologists and others within mainstream science do not take the idea of the collective unconscious seriously. It is considered a flaky, fringe idea that may have some poetic value as a kind of metaphor, but has no relevance to proper science because it is a completely untenable concept from the point of view of normal biology.

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

Morphic Resonance and the collective unconscious


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/


A Resonance with the cosmos was experienced in human speech.

When there was still an instinctive understanding of these things, in the time of atavistic clairvoyance, clairaudience, and so on when speaking, Man felt himself within the cosmos. When the child learned to speak it was felt how what was experienced in the divine spiritual world before birth, or before conception, gradually evolved out of the being of the child.
It may be said that if Man could look through himself inwardly he would have to admit: I am an etheric body, in other words, I am the echo of cosmic vowels; I am a physical body, in other words, the echo of cosmic consonants.
Because I stand here on earth, there sounds through my being an echo of all that is said by the signs of the Zodiac; and the life of this echo is my physical body. An echo is formed of all that is said by the planetary spheres and this echo is my etheric body.

1.Physical body = Echo (or resonance) of the Zodiac
2.Etheric body = Echo (or resonance) of the planetary movements
3.Astral body = Experience of the planetary movements
4.Ego* = Perception of the echo of the Zodiac

* (In Steiner’s terminology the Ego is very high, something like the Self in Jung’s terminology)

Rudolf Steiner: …The Alphabet… p. 8 - 9
(Lecture from December 18. 1921)



The universe as a whole is in an ongoing cosmic energy-dance.

The research of the subatomic world in the 20th century has laid bare the inherent dynamic structure in matter. It has shown, that the components making up the atom , the subatomic particles, is dynamic patterns, they do not exist as isolated unities, but only as integrated parts of a insoluble net of interactions. These interactions includes a constant stream of energy, manifesting as a exchange of particles, a dynamic interchange where particle is created and dies in a constant changing energy-pattern. The interchange between the particles results in the stable structures, that the material world consists of, even though they are not static, but constantly vibrating in rhythmical movements. The universe as a whole is part of perpetual movement and activity in an ongoing cosmic energy-dance.

Fritjof Capra: The Tao of Physics, The Cosmic Dance…?
(Here translated from the Danish version p. 231)


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…?
From http://www.vantagequest.org/trees/door1.htm

When God was about to create the world by his word, the twenty-two letters of the alphabet descended from the terrible and august Crown of God whereon they were engraved with a pen of flaming fire. They stood round about God and one after another spoke and entreated, …Create the world through me….?

Haggadah, the Quabalah tradition, here from
Carlisle Bergquist: …Doorways in Consciousness…?
From http://www.vantagequest.org/trees/door1.htm

The resonance of the landscape


Resonances of cosmos
in the landscape





Australian Water lily

Flower Remedies are not new. The Australian Aboriginals have always used flowers to heal the emotions as did the Ancient Egyptians. They were also very popular in the middle Ages. Paracelsus in the 15th Century wrote about how he collected dew from flowering plants, diluted it and used the liquid to treat imbalances.
This healing method was rediscovered by Dr. Edward Bach sixty years ago through the use of English flowering plants. Today our society and its needs are totally different to that of sixty years ago. There has been a great need for remedies that would help people deal with the issues of the nineties - sexuality, communication skills and spirituality to name but a few. The answer to this need has come from the Australian plants, developed and researched by among others naturopath, Ian White.

Edited from the Australian bush flower essence http://www.ausflowers.com.au/intro.html

Australian bush flower essence

Australia has the world’s oldest and highest number of flowering plants which have both beauty and strength. Also Australia is relatively unpolluted and metaphysically has a very wise, old energy.
The Bush Remedies not only help to give clarity to one’s life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one’s goals and dreams. They help to develop a higher level of intuition, self esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun. The more the Essences are used, the more one is likely to experience greater awareness and happiness in one’s life. Then everyone benefits….the individual, society and the planet.

The effect of these Essences is similar to that of meditation in that they enable the person to access the wisdom of their Higher Self. This releases negative beliefs held in the subconscious mind and allows the positive virtues of the Higher Self - love, joy, faith, courage etc. to flood their being. When this happens the negative beliefs and thoughts are dissolved and balance is restored.

The majority of the remedies should be used for a maximum of two weeks at a time. If at the end of that period it appears that the remedy has not totally resolved the problem, take a week’s break, then repeat or use a different Essence to address the issue, if necessary.
Seven (7) drops (from dosage bottle) taken morning and night (on rising and retiring). Take for ten to fourteen days unless otherwise specified. This dosage is most effective and easy to remember.


The Australian Flower Remedy Society.
45 Booralie Road Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Australia Tel: 02 9450 1388 Email: info@ausflowers.com.au
From the Australian bush flower essence …“website (edited):



The Healing System

The Sai Sanjeevini Healing System is made up of:

The Sanjeevini Healing Cards: There are over 200 different Sanjeevini healing cards. They are divided into two major categories. Body Part Sanjeevinis (of which there are approximately 50), and Disease Sanjeevinis (of which there are approximately 142). These numbers are approximations because new cards are created periodically.
The Sanjeevini Multiplication and Broadcasting Card used for distance healing, and the reproduction/duplication of existing remedies. Once a remedy is prepared for a particular ailment, it can be easily multiplied for refills by using the Multiplication & Broadcasting Card without having to go back to the Sanjeevini Cards. Individual and group distance healing is done with it.
The Sanjeevini Neutralization Card which is used for neutralizing already prepared Sanjeevinis. This allows you to start with a clean slate by erasing the energies from an existing remedy.
All you need is a glass of water and a desire to be well.
The Sanathana Sai Sanjeevinis are patterns which represent highly focused prayers to God, to heal various diseases and body parts. The Sanjeevinis are subtle (spiritual) vibrations of all of Mother Nature’s own healing forces. These vibrations have been "harnessed" through highly focused prayers on to cards as patterns.
Sanathana is a Sanskrit word meaning "valid for all time" or "timeless"
Sai means "Divine Mother"- that Shakthi, that Cosmic Power, that God Power, which is the Knower of All, the Moving Force behind All, and the Doer of All in this Creation.
Sanjeevini signifies eternal health at the physical level and symbolises the Eternal Knowledge of Liberation (Immortality) at the spiritual level.
The Sanathana Sai Sanjeevini Healing images are therefore focused prayers to the Divine Mother, in total surrender, to awaken the timeless healing force within each one of us.
Each Sanjeevini is a focused prayer that will heal a particular body part or a disease using Divine Healing Energy which includes all known and unknown healing forces in Nature (including all systems of medicine and healing).
The Sanjeevinis do not have any side effects. The Sanjeevinis do not interfere with other systems of medicine that the patient may be using - either Allopathic, Homoeopathic, Ayurvedic or any other healing method including naturopathic, herbal or spiritual e.g. Reiki, Mahakari, Pranic healing, Hands-on healing, Vibronics.
Using the Sanathana Sai Sanjeevini system is extremely inexpensive. Remedies for virtually any ailment are prepared by keeping a medium of your choice - water, food (including tea bags and spices), herbs, powders, blank homoeopathic globules etc on the desired Sanjeevini patterns for 15 seconds each. Repeating an affirmation, a mantra or a prayer from any religion or faith, while preparing the remedies certainly adds to the positive vibrations going out to the patient besides doing immense good to the healer and the planet in general.

How to Administer the Sai Sanjeevini Remedies
Healing with the Sanjeevini healing system is very simple - no prior medical knowledge is required to use this system for healing. A selfless, loving desire to relieve suffering with prayers is the only prequalification needed. The system provides a simple, effective, inexpensive way of doing selfless loving service for the community we live in as well as for the under-privileged.
A very important aspect of the Sanjeevinis is the spirit of surrender - "Thy Will be done" is the yearning with which a healer is best able to use the Sanjeevinis without allowing the ego to interfere.

A special note: These remedies are not intended to replace any medication. Taking these remedies will neither conflict with other medications nor cause side effects in those who take them.
1.Discuss with your patient what their problem is, and select the appropriate card(s). There is no limit to the number of Sanjeevini remedies that may be administered to a patient at one time.
2.Decide how you will divide the remedies up. Many Sanjeevinis may be combined, however some patients may prefer to take them separately. Also some remedies may be needed longer than others. Use your best judgement and consideration to your patients’s perceptions regarding the taking of medication.
3.Decide what medium you will use. Water, sugar pills (as used for homeopathic remedies) tea bags, tinctures, juices, powders, etc. The bottle or container you choose may be any shape or size.
4.Place the container with your chosen medium on or in the circle of the selected Sanjeevini card for 15 seconds. If more than one Sanjeevini card is used (which is often the case), simply place the container on each card for 15 seconds. 15 seconds is all the time that is needed to infuse the medium with the healing energies of the cards.
5.Use the 15 seconds to pray and/or visualize. The prayer should be directed towards the Supreme Being (in whatever way you wish to acknowledge Her/Him).

More about this and the actual healing cards is available at