the healing power of music


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


41 thoughts on “the healing power of music

        1. Oh, no it wasn’t!! It is interesting to learn the “mechanics” behind something and why people would say that. I totally get what you meant. 🙂 It’s just how my mind works sometimes. It tends to lean towards the fun side of things, could be a coping mechanism…that’s another conversation ha. It does tend to get me in trouble every now and then…cough
          I am glad you enjoyed it, thank you for saying!


  1. Interesting post Vanessa. I often wonder if our mood attracts us to certain types of music. Is it our upbringing or the level at which our body vibrates that determines what music we like.

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    1. Thanks Davy! It is so fascinating. And I wonder about that. It seems we are drawn to music we need at a particular time. Our heart’s song when we can’t find the words and means to express what we need to. And that babies love music right from the start. I find that so interesting, if not endlessly adorable 🙂

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      1. LOL – C is the Roman numeral for 100, so a C-note is $100. Just a sort of pun thing.

        I tried to listen to some videos with that frequency, but… some comments claimed the frequency was off because of compression. Who knows what’s right?

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        1. Haha yes, I realised the pun, you are a punny guy, after all…
          And I knew about the Roman numeral, I just wondered if that was a US idiom I had missed (i like words related to idiot, that word seriously makes me laugh…) or if it was a Ward Cleverism…
          That’s interesting about the compression. I’ve mainly listened to it during treatment and I trust my naturopath. Maybe I should question him hehe

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          1. It’s a US idiom, or slang from mobsters, or something.

            The C note is just YouTube. And that was one comment. I have no idea what to believe. I’m sure just listening to it and relaxing is plenty good enough. And other sites might have the right frequency.

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                    1. Haha I looked it up. Evidently it IS all about the C.
                      I would be a terrible mobster, as they are obvious sticklers for spelling.
                      And I would get distracted easily.
                      Oh, and then there’s that thing where I hate to torture and murder people…

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                    2. I’m not on FB too much, but I followed this international speak like a pirate day page ages ago. Some pretty priceless stuff on there. I did learn that Iceland has a pirate political party that got quite popular … hmmmm I might have to check the details.

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  2. Very interesting post Vanessa! I have also read somewhere [ I think I need a second brain just for my footnotes 🙂 ] I read that they are using sound to blast cancer cells. Certainly, does not put all those chemicals into your body. Would it not be wonderful if in the future they could create music specifically for the type of cancer you have. Superheros have been doing this for ages! I have done my own research on how music changes what I paint or if it inspires. Thank you for this article Vanessa, it’s been an inspiration.

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    1. Hi! I am so glad you found it. I find it all fascinating too. I read something similar years ago, that music therapists and scientists were using music to diagnose cancers…they strung out the proteins of DNA and then assigned musical notes to each protein, and then attempted to play the “music”. When it was healthy the music was harmonious, but if diseased, it was discordant. How fascinating is that? But I haven’t read anything recently in regards to that.
      Thanks so much for visiting and for the comment! 🙂

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  3. I just stumbled on this post of yours, Vanessa. Gee – what an interesting string of comments!! And THANK YOU xxx I find music so soothing. And yes, gently healing. I play solfeggio music on my laptop quite often. And I have an angel healing CD on loop in our bedroom every night.

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