Knowledge is a beautiful thing… until it’s misused to the detriment of others. Powerful knowledge comes with great responsibility. It’s this responsibility that birthed the tradition of hiding and concealing certain information in ancient China, Sumaria, Egypt and Greece. A wide spread belief held that the great continent of Atlantis sunk due to the misuse of vibratory subtle energy, such as music and magic. You decide what you believe, but I assure you, in the mystery schools there was no doubt of such possibilities. Ancient “Mystery Schools” around the world hoarded subtle energy information, only sharing their wisdom with initiates who demonstrated values, people who believed in the welfare of all.
What was so important that this knowledge was so carefully hid? Ancient people surprisingly understood that everything was comprised of malleable energy…energy that could be changed with sound and other tiny energy sources. When these tiny changes were amassed, physical matter was altered, aka, magic occurred. He who understood subtle energy had great power. How carefully ancient civilizations guarded their secrets of music, magic, art, dance and healing practices. Each one of these endeavors created subtle energy concoctions that could be used to influence and alter the world around them.
Ancient people used extreme methods to keep these secrets hidden. They had good reason to hide it. For example, Hitler sought these ancient secrets in his quest for world domination. Think that Egypt never let a secret slip on how to build a pyramid in 3,000 years. Wow. Ancient China only trusted high ranking officials to employ musicians (that could alter their world with sound energy). Death was the punishment for leaking Pythagorean secrets. The Sumerians had code words, “for those who have ears to hear,” before talking in riddles, only allowing a few to decipher the code. Egyptian art looks the exact same during their 3,000 years as a super power, because it was strictly controlled. No one was allowed to introduce innovations in art, music or dance, which was contrary to what was established to be “good”.
In ancient China, music was controlled by the emperor to instill harmony and strength in its people. For example, they controlled the tuning notes from village to village. They carefully tuned each town to the exact same frequency. They believed that a tuning note and its music would be heard, absorbed and radiated by the villagers. Therefore, if the tuning notes of different villages were dissonant, these villages would clash. In another example, Chinese music kept their people “in tune” with the changing seasons, balancing the lack or abundance of frequencies they needed – with the energy of sound. They listened to watery music during the dry season.
Why was music and subtle energy prized? Subtle-energy-practices of music strengthened populations, increased crop growth, instilled a ferocious nature in warriors, lifted huge rocks, rehabilitated criminals and more. Not only music, but energy within food, items of nature and things used in “magic spells”, were all ingredients of a subtle nature, that when combined, had a strong enough reaction to alter matter.
The tradition of controlling music for power continued as time marched on. The early Catholic Church intended to eradicate Pythagoreanism, Platoism, Mithraism, Egyptian Hermeticism, Zoroastrianism, the Hebrew Kabbalah and similar Gnostic teachings. The Catharas of southern France were executed or exiled, forced to roam the countryside as “gypsies.” The Knights Templar, the primary keepers of the Babylonian and Egyptian mysteries, were hunted down and murdered by the Church on Friday 13, 1307. Just as these religions were deemed enemies of the Church, so was their music. The devil was believed to be summoned through music. In 1234, the Catholic law, entitled Liber Extra… banned the musical interval that formed phi (triton) from music. This sound was revered by ancient musicians, because it exists abundantly in nature. What is the impact of listening to the tri-tone or the phi sound? This sound equates to branching, spiraling and scaffolding patterns – found in nature. Perhaps it helps us to grow, develop new ideas and lift our energy towards God. Clairvoyant seers observed that listening to the phi sound created by the musical triton purified, and enlightened one’s aura, resulting in improved well-being.
In suppressing the tri-tone, the medieval Church hid phi and the golden mean that expressed itself in music. Author Richard Merrick explained: “For if a perfect order were thought to exist in nature, there would be no need for a separate creator, no need for the Church to intercede on behalf of God. People would simply seek the answers directly from the world around them and in their own inner most chamber as had always been the shamanic way of tribal cultures.” The golden mean and phi was associated with a God in nature, a pagan concept counter to the Christian ideal of a pure Catholic God existing apart from nature.
When ancient musical secrets were suppressed, it was “hidden” in carvings and dimensions in churches. In 2005 Thomas and Stuart Mitchell matched cymatic images found in England’s Rossyln Chapel’s carvings and musical notes. The carvings served as a musical score. The Mitchells performed and recorded the music of the carved cubes, called the Rosslyn Motet. These musical codes were hiding – in plain sight in a chapel – where no one would suspect them to be!
Pope Gregory was a violent enemy of pre-Christian culture and burned all ancient books, which explains in part, why ancient musical techniques were lost. Burning the only available reference materials made understanding the complicated modal system of the Greeks close to impossible. Gregory created a musical modal form similar to the Greeks, but he lacked understanding of how or why Greek music was performed.
The tradition of dictating musical rules continued, but without knowledge of why it was done. For example, mixing modes was considered a sin. King Louis IX gave permission to form an academy of music, but the Parliament of Paris closed it, because musicians ignored ecclesiastical rules and used too many modes. A variety of similar modes were prescriptively used in the Middle East to “cure” people with mental health issues. Now this was outlawed.
In 1550, Luther wrote scathing pamphlets about the Catholic Church in Germany, where many of the Renaissance composers lived. With the ensuing birth of the Protestant Church, the Catholic Church’s iron grip on music weakened, which allowed musical innovations and the resurrection of ancient musical wisdom to run rampart.
Classical composers prized ancient secrets about the power of music. In a few examples, Beethoven’s composition master, Chrisian Neefe, was a known Mason and a member of the secret Illuminati. Beethoven dedicated his piano sonata, Opus 28, to the known grand master, the Priory of Sion, Joseph von Sonnenfels. Beethoven was familiar with ancient ideas regarding the power of music.
Claude Debussy was the grand master of the Priory of Sion for 33 years, between 1885 and 1918. He fraternized with many well-known Rosicrucians, a group with a secret theology based on esoteric beliefs of the ancient past, illuminating insight into nature, the universe, the spiritual realm and the ancient musical teachings. Debussy was keenly aware of that the musical tri-tone created the “phi energy” that was abundant in nature. Nature was made by God and considered to be healing on all levels. Listening to this secret sound of nature (god) uplifted and enlightened listeners.
As we have seen repeatedly – masters in antiquity strictly enforced musical rules that served to carve out a unique direction and stabilizing harmony for their country. Using music to control the masses came to an abrupt halt during the Classical period when the popularity of music dictated what sounds were heard, rather than church officials or government. Rules were now created by mass consensus; the paying audience giving the musician the opportunity to make a living. In this period, after a musical style lost popular favor, the culture transitioned with the rebirth of new music. The musicians daringly created diverse masterpieces without any fear of negative consequences. This music not only changed the world forever, but did so with lightning speed.
Sound can be used for beneficial or harmful purposes, just like words or tools. Using sound as a weapon is as old as the ages. Music excited young men to enlist, terrified enemies and built the courage of warriors. Many calculated cries heard in martial arts are designed to weaken the opponents’ muscles before a crucial strike, making the sound part of the attack. Even animals understand the horrific power of sound when used with intent to harm. Killer whales use sound as a weapon. They make a powerful clicking sound that makes a scuba diver feel like he has been kicked in the chest by a horse.
A sinister laboratory experiment proved that high powered infrasound vibrations cause internal bleeding, destroys body tissues and even kills. In 1957 in France, Dr. Vladimir Gavreau developed robotics into weapons. His team of researchers suffered from nausea. After looking for gas leaks, they surprisingly discovered that their sickness was due to the low vibrations below their hearing range from a ventilation fan. This inspired Dr. Gavreau to produce an unexpected “infrasonic” weapon. He produced a six foot police whistle that killed the lab technician upon hearing it. In the autopsy, they discovered that his organs had “jellied”.
During the latter part of the 20th century, low frequency sounds were used in military applications. Infrasonic pulses can be transmitted over hundreds or perhaps thousands of miles in water from land based sites. Many believe these silent vibrations caused of the disorientation and death of many whales and other sea life. In autopsies, many animal’s organs had jellied.
Yet, most people are not conscious of the impact of sound and vibration. Sound can impact us in beneficial and harmful ways. Are we lambs to the slaughter without knowledge of the impact and potential harm of sound? It is a major in influence in our lives, yet we remain oblivious. It is time to educate people and take responsibility for what we listen to!
Noise harms and even kills. A wealth of evidence reveals the harmful effects of noise. The World Health Organization, WHO, says: “Traffic noise alone is harming the health of almost every third person. One in five Europeans are regularly exposed to sound levels that could significantly damage health.” The WHO reports that noise kills 200,000 people a year. Its findings (LARES report) estimate that 3 percent of deaths from ischemic heart disease result from long-term exposure to noise. With 7 million deaths a year globally, that means 210,000 people are dying of noise every year. Dissonant sound produces dis-ease.
Noises alters social behavior. The U.S. report “Noise and its effects” says: “Even moderate noise levels can increase anxiety, selfish behavior and hostile behavior. These effects may, to some extent, explain the “dehumanization” of today’s urban environment.
An experiment revealed that people are affected by sound they cannot even hear. Scientists working at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral analyzed 250 people who heard a 50 minute piano recital, laced with vibrations too low in pitch to hear. The audience’s emotions intensified as the inaudible sound vibrations were blasted out. Those feeling uncomfortable got increasingly angry. Others, who were initially happy, got progressively more joyful. Focused concentration on music has a mesmerizing effect, almost hypnotic. The surprising thing is that this is also true for inaudible sound.
In this experiment, the silent blasts gave people a tingling feeling in the back of the neck and stomach. This should not come as a surprise as many scientific studies confirmed harmful effects from unheard vibrations, such as microwaves and electrical energy. A science experiment conducted by students in Denmark demonstrated that unheard cell phone vibrations mutilated bean sprouts in a matter of days. Sharry Edwards who brought forth the science of BioAcoustics, discovered that certain sounds can make us physically ill.
It is well documented that sound entrains brainwaves (brain waves mirror sound waves that are nearby), creating specific states of consciousness, and of course music makes us feel good as we dance to a lively beat and feel sad with another song. Clearly sound changes us. At least within the hearing spectrum we have a clue as to the impact of sound vibrations. Vibrations, even those unheard, can intensify our emotions – for better or worse. Our brain waves can be deliberately altered with sounds, with similar result – altering our consciousness. Can we be brainwashed or influenced – without a clue as to what is impacting us? Are their unheard broadcasts dumming us down? Making us compliant? Encouraging us to buy things?
People are impacted by music and sound. Yet, it is deemed as mere entertainment, just frivolous. Not only have we lost the ability to use music and sound for our benefit, but we are clueless that it can harm us.
A return of Ancient Musical Secrets to benefit People today.
Here is a modern day example. I met a women named Mara in Estonia, who told me that a singing festival changed Estonia. The people of Estonia had been slaves for thousands of years. Mara explained that her grandparents never had last names, because they were only slaves. The Estonian slaves were demoralized and beaten down. When Russian revolt silenced the Czars, the Estonians saw their chance for freedom from Russia, but had no courage to seize the opportunity.
In a country of a million people, half a million of them sang together for a week. This was an ancient musical custom to energize and empower people. According to Mara, the energy created from singing realigned their will, determination and spirit. Mara credited their country’s courage and resulting freedom to the song festival.
Years later, Hitler took control of Poland and Russia countered by overpowering Estonia. Under Stalin’s rule, about a third of the Estonian people were randomly forced to work in Siberia. Most died. A few years later, Hitler, as well as the Russians enslaved the Estonian men, forcing them to fight against each other, with brothers killing brothers. They were overcome with shame and horror, once again. After World War II, the continued Russian occupation created harsh conditions, little food, no jobs, no places to live, but plenty of fear.
When the communist regime fell, the Estonian people were again so beaten down, they had no confidence to regain their freedom. They came together with a song-festival for five days, with a half of million people attending. Mara was at this song festival, reporting that it changed her and she will never be the same. The Estonia people gained their freedom, crediting their courage to the energy created by their songs. To this day the Estonian people hold a song-festival every five years. This ancient custom of huge ensembles and perpetual music was used in China, England, most of Asia for thousands of years to strengthen their people.
Should we consider the ancient argument about free will versus destiny? Do we choose our emotions and thoughts, or do we respond like robots to unseen vibrations? Vibrations have a strong impact on us – our body, mind and emotions, and we are helpless to avoid these strong influences. Waves in close proximity combine – like it or not.
Finally, are there “Sound Stalkers?” Are people creating unheard blasts to thin populations or at least make them ill, depressed or angry? Given all the computer viruses created to wreak havoc… this would not be hard to believe. How many unscrupulous people are blasting us with unheard sounds (from tiny volumes or out of our hearing range) and what kind of detection and protection do we have?
To lessen these frightening scenarios, where harmful “bullets” of energy are invisible, here is a ray of hope. Sound and music can be used for good – for nutrition, encouraging positive emotions, elevating our consciousness and awareness, and more. Should we be educating people about how we ingest sound? Monitoring unheard vibrations? Warning of their effects? When are we going to take what we listen to seriously?
One method to counter unseen negativity is to be such a strong positive force; the stronger overcomes the weaker. Our harmony can overcome dissonance.
Plotinus of ancient Greece wrote: “Harmonies unheard create the harmonies we hear.” He suggested that subtle, unheard sounds (such as those coming from nature) influence musicians to create beautiful works of art. We are impacted by all kinds of vibrations, without being conscious of their power. It is time to wake up and take control of our vibratory world!