Ancient Music

‘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.

“As we look at the six original Solfeggio frequencies, using the Pythagorean method, we find the base or root vibrational numbers are 3,6, & 9. Nikola Tesla tells us …. “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.”

John Keely, an expert in electromagnetic technologies, wrote that the vibrations of “thirds, sixths, and ninths, were extraordinarily powerful.” In fact, he proved the “vibratory antagonistic thirds was thousands of times more forceful in separating hydrogen from oxygen in water than heat.” In his “Formula of Aqueous Disintegration” he wrote that, “molecular dissociation or disintegration of both simple and compound elements, whether gaseous or solid, a stream of vibratory antagonistic thirds, sixths, or ninths, on their chord mass will compel progressive subdivisions. In the disintegration of water the instrument is set on thirds, sixths, and ninths, to get the best effects.”

The original sounds, rediscovered by Dr Joseph Puleo, were apparently used in Ancient Gregorian Chants, such as the great Hymn to St. John the Baptist, along with others that church authorities say were lost centuries ago.

“Although it is difficult to describe the special qualities of Just Intonation intervals to those who have never heard them, words such as clarity, purity, smoothness, and stability come readily to mind. The supposedly consonant intervals and chords of (12-Tone) Equal Temperament, which deviate from simple rations to varying degrees, sound rough, restless, or muddy in comparison.”

The famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton associated the seven colours of the rainbow with the solfeggio frequencies thus –

  1. Red – 396 Hz
  2. Orange – 417 Hz
  3. Gold – 528 Hz
  4. Green – 639 Hz
  5. Blue – 741 Hz
  6. Indigo – 852 Hz

7. Purple – 963 Hz

Interestingly, these colours and frequencies correspond directly with those assigned to the seven major chakras of our body. Each tone contains the exact frequency required to balance our energy, and the sound of each frequency reinforces the balance required by each chakra to maintain perfect energetic balance. Solfeggio frequencies are a cyclic variation of the numbers 369, 147 and 258. It is claimed that each frequency has specific spiritual and physical healing properties.

This post goes into more depth about chakras if you are interested.

Listen to this for an experience of sound healing:

©  Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before – Leonard Bernstein

38 thoughts on “Ancient Music

  1. That is fascinating Raili. In the 1960s I went to an exhibition at the ICI on vibration frequencies. They put mycospore powder on a sheet of tin and passed different frequency vibrations through it. They achieved effects such as swirling galaxies and cellular shapes. Very interesting.

    1. It’s truly fascinating, Opher! Some are saying the healing of the future will be based on sound and colour. Far less intrusive than our current treatments.

  2. WOW! The chakra tune up – amazing. All very useful… except maybe the one for the Throat Chakra… I don’t seem to have any trouble in that area these days (as for the Sacral Chakra – I don’t WANT any trouble in that area… let sleeping dogs lie). 🙂
    The piece on the Solfeggio Scale was fascinating, too… beautiful music.

    1. There is so much more to solfeggio. I had to stop myself from plunging in too deep for a first post on the subject. As for the other – there is a matter of balance in the throat and sacral chakras that relates to more than the obvious 🙂

      1. It is – try listening to Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood solfeggio chakra meditations. The series is Purify Your Soul – you’ll find them on YouTube. They have an Awake and a Sleep version. I have 3 of them on CD and used to listen to the latter wearing headphones. Had the best sleeps ever 🙂

    1. It just keeps working its magic 🙂 I guess layer by layer. Actually Glenn Harrald and Ali Calderwood have put out a whole set of solfeggio chakra meditation CD’s called Purify Your Soul. Each has two versions sleep and awake. I used to listen to them with headphones and go into a really deep sleep. They are all available now on YouTube. This is the first in the set –

  3. Loved this information Raili about the Solfeggio scale. Beauriful music and have done the chakra clearing. Thank you

  4. Thank you SO much for this post, Raili. Although I am long aware of chakras and energy healing, the Solfeggio Scale is absolutely new to me (gotta’ love THAT!) and I am absolutely fascinated.

    Yours was my last blog visit for the nite (past 3:45 AM here now) – so I’ll need to come back to click all the links and play the last video insert (leaving the tab open ’til morning). After listening to (and watching) your first one, I am becalmed and ready for sleep. It was GORGEOUS.

    The Tesla quote intrigues me greatly. Much to explore in this deeply layered post. As a science nerd I can only conclude with Hamlet: “There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    1. Thank you Madelyn! I’m happy to have been able to offer you something new 🙂 There is so much more to this than I could reasonably fit in. Hope you’ve had a refreshing sleep.

      1. I did not end up going to bed immediately, as planned, Raili. I have to share this with you.

        After playing your chakra balance video (toning along aloud as suggested) AND reading the lengthy David Hulse article from your link (with the music from video 1 playing in the background repeatedly), I jumped over to YouTube and queued a line-up of “miracle tone” videos and set them to play on repeat loudly enough lull me to sleep in another room.

        I can’t recall hearing even the first all the way through. They were still playing on awakening (and now, as I type), and I believe I fell asleep practically immediately. That’s always been extremely rare for me, no matter how exhausted.

        I usually rack up (already digested) science podcasts to provide just a bit of focus as the voices drone on with information I already know. Still experiencing some residual PTSD, my brain natters at me when all is quiet, revving me up and keeping me awake, so this has been my solution since I was mugged. I almost always recall hearing at least one before I finally fall asleep (after which I sleep like the dead and don’t wake to sound, even when I want to).

        I slept like a baby last night, sleep not even interrupted by my usual trip to the bathroom. I also woke up refreshed and relatively alert *before* my huge mug of morning coffee – and a full two hours earlier!

        A MIRACLE indeed, given the combined challenges of PTSD and my sleep disorder.

        Placebo effect? Who cares! Hamlet and I are going to give it a go again tonight. Thank you SO much for sharing this fascinating approach.

      2. You betcha’ – thank you very much. Today was a very productive day, btw – more so than any in the last several months, actually.

        I’m planning to track my sleep and functioning and, if things continue to in this manner, post an article in the Sleep Disorders section (June begins with S.D. Awareness week, btw), cross-filed in the non-Pharm. treatment section.

        If it turns out to be “merely” a great stress reliever, I’ll post my one-rat study in the stress tolerance series.

        In any case, I’ll credit you and link back here. I’m can’t tell you how grateful I am that you shared this post!

        Since my diagnosis almost 30 years ago, I have tried *everything* I come across claiming to help, and I have responded to this music more dramatically than *anything* other than medication.

        Even going gluten-free didn’t improve my functioning (or sleep) like this. I’m sooooo psyched – and crossing my fingers.

  5. To add to your list of science facts here and proving that sounds can physically heal, although it’s not music, there is a popular sonic (acoustic wave) treatment for horses usually for torn ligaments and tendons called ‘Shockwave Therapy’. Every time I’ve seen it used the injury heals twice as fast as it would without treatment. There are a lot of veterinary articles about it if you google it.

      1. There are articles that say it works on humans but I haven’t actually seen those results in real life. But gaging by how well it works on animals, I imagine that it would likely be effective.

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