I have been trying to catch up on some reading and came across a blog post by Raili Tanska at soul gifts. It’s an absolutely fascinating read about Ancient Music.
I have been going to alternative health practitioners for years, and am a fan of colour and music therapy, well, all therapies, quite frankly, based on the fact that everything has its own frequency. I find it fascinating, being a practising Christian, that the story of creation emphasises sound as the means by which God created. And now in our times of electromagnetic pollution and overload, how powerful these therapies can be.
Last year when I visited my naturopath, he played some music based on the musical principles explained in this article. The person who produced the music had come to the conclusion in his research that the Biblical story of young David, playing music for King Saul to relieve his suffering when tormented by an evil spirit, was most likely based on this as well. Regardless of what you believe, I think it is very interesting the wisdom and learning that has been lost over the centuries. (I even read something years ago that the ancient Egyptians practised the art of levitation using sound waves. Wish it would improve my memory. I have no idea now where I read that.)
As a child, it fascinated me that in the Bible, different emotions were associated with different organs of our body. It came as no surprise to me years later to learn more about this in Chinese medicine.
I have always loved music too. During the darkest times of my depression, I lost interest in it completely. For a number of reasons. I am more than overjoyed that it has returned, and it has brought me so much healing.
Anyway, here is an excerpt from the beginning of Raili’s post, and like I said, if you have the time, please read the rest. She includes a couple of recordings as examples:
‘”Myths in many cultures speak of the universe having been created by way of sound….in the Ancient Mystery Schools of Egypt, Rome, Greece, Tibet, India and other centres of learning, knowledge of sound was a highly refined science based upon an understanding of vibration as the primary causative form of the universe.”
“It is also important to understand that, in alignment with this concept of sound, every organ, bone and tissue in your body has its own separate resonant frequency. Together they make up a composite frequency, a harmonic that is your own personal vibratory rate …. When we are in a state of health, the entire orchestra is playing together. However, when disease sets in it is as though a player – the second violin for example – has lost its sheet music and begins to play in the wrong key and the wrong rhythm.” Jonathan Goldman in Healing Sounds.
Interestingly, biochemists are using the frequency 528Hz to repair human DNA, a C note.
“Regular “C” vibrates to a frequency of only 512 Hz … the “C” of 528 Hz used in DNA repair had been a part of an ancient scale of six notes called the Solfeggio Scale.” In ancient times different tuning methods were used as opposed to those in used in modern times. This information was ‘lost’.
Ancient tuning practices used a system called Just Intonation. During the 16 – 18th centuries tuning practice changed to Twelve-Tone Equal Temperament. This rigid practice, according to David B Doty, author of The Just Intonation Primer, placed music in a ‘box of limitations’. Just Intonation was used by classical musicians the likes of Beethoven, Hayden and others…’
Full blog post: Ancient music