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Riding Waves of Rhythm, Frequency, and Levels of Awareness

Updated: Feb 12

Consciously attuning internal frequency to detect patterns of synchronicity.


 

Key Points

  • Rhythms integrate basic human biological responses and govern the way we “hear” sound.

  • Delta waves reduce internal noise and increase sensitivity to meaningful stimuli.

  • Sound frequency introduces a focused inquiry of meaning-detection in synchronicity and scientific innovation.

  • The Earth’s natural frequencies are strongly correlated with the EEG rhythms of the human brain.

 

By Ruslana Remennikova, M.S. and Bernard Beitman, M.D.


Electric Woman (Ruslana Remenniko)

In a previous post, we introduced the idea that frequency and synchronicity can be meaningfully connected. This post explores rhythm as an emerging language for the fundamental interconnectedness among synchronicity, awareness, our physical condition, and frequency.


Rhythm: Where Synchronicity Meets Sonics and Science


Rhythm is the symphonic pattern of all life and the basis of biological evolution. Frequencies, timbres, and the passage of beats through time and space form rhythms, the carrier of life information that governs a variety of neurobiological functions, biochemical interactions, and the way we “hear” sound with our whole body. The notion of the intimate relationship between sound and neurobiology is echoed in the words of the Sufi musician, healer, and mystic, Hazrat Inaya Khan:


A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of his body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either wakens or soothes the nervous system. It arouses a person to greater passions or it calms him by bringing him peace. According to the sound and its influence a certain effect is produced. Sound becomes visible in the form of radiance. This shows that the same energy that goes into the form of sound before being visible is absorbed by the physical body. In that way, the physical body recuperates and becomes charged with new magnetism.(1)


From Signals to Expressions to States of Being


Mindfulness meditation creates awareness that forms from intentionally paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Currently a highly practiced and popular form of wellness, mindfulness meditation increases the volume of the gray matter in the posterior cingulate cortex, supramarginal gyrus, and hippocampus and decreases amygdala volume.(2) Through long-term practice, meditation reduces internal perceptual noise and increases one’s perceptual sensitivity to meaningful stimuli.


Religious chanting can become a form of mindful meditation through attention to breathing, and prayer, which holistically integrates the complex and multi-faceted tiers of consciousness and awareness. A form of entrainment, religious chanting can quiet fears, transcend the quotidian mind, and help individuals cope with hardship.(3) A study combined advanced multi-modal electrophysiological measurements and neuroimaging to investigate the neural correlates of chanting Amitābha Buddha.(4) It showed increased endogenous neural oscillations in the low-frequency delta-band in the posterior cingulate cortex. Strong delta waves are also localized in several brain regions during slow-wave sleep and have been proposed to act as inhibitory brain oscillations that prevent sources of distraction from interfering with internally focused concentration.(5) These changes have little to do with implicit language processes in the meditation; they are related to the focused, intentional acts of concentration and observation through the conscious desire and contemplation of compassion as well as group entrainment. As a result of this reduction in our self-oriented thoughts and suspension of sensory monitoring, religious chanting is an active practice that leads to the self-modulated state of entrained observation of synchronicities.


Sound Frequency and Synchronicity Can Proliferate Scientific Innovation


Synchronicity awareness and meaning detection are fostering emerging discussions of the correlation between frequency and meaning. While current tools to assess individual differences in synchronicity contain ambiguity, sound frequency introduces not only a focused inquiry into meaning detection but also a grounded means for scientific innovation. Researchers from Stanford University have developed a way to “hear” seizures by converting the brain’s electrical signals to sound. By listening to the tone, they can understand the audible difference between a seizing brain and a normal one.(6)


Another Stanford study used acoustics to reorganize the patterns of heart cells — about 100 million cells fit into the space of a sugar cube — indicating that a subtle change in frequency and amplitude guides the cells into new patterns and secures them in place. Acoustics can be used to create forms that resemble natural cardiac tissue and regenerate damaged parts of the heart, other organ tissues, and blood vessels.


A Synchronicity Between “Natural Frequency” and Brain Rhythms


Between 1952 and 1954, physicist Winfried Otto Schumann and his successor Herbert König measured a set of frequencies with the mathematical model predicting an earth-ionospheric cavity resonance.(7) The frequency of the first Schumann resonance (SR) is approximately 7.83 Hz, while the others are close to 14, 20, 26, 33, 39, and 45 Hz, closely overlapping with human brainwaves.(8) Köenig reported two concepts: 1. The similarity between the frequencies produced by the brain and the SRs; 2. The tendency of EEG brain rhythms to become synchronous with SR activity.(9)


Accumulating evidence shows that changes in solar and geomagnetic activity overlap with physiological rhythms and fields. Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier’s work claims that genetic information in DNA can be transmitted into pure water when they are both subjected jointly to an electromagnetic field using SR as a mode.(10) Rutger Wever showed a significant disruption in circadian rhythm and emotional distress in an underground bunker shielded from natural magnetic and electric fields.(11) After a short exposure to 10 Hz, the health of his volunteers restabilized.


NASA demonstrates that slight variations of terrestrial frequency can be as low as 8 Hz,(12) consistent with the frequency that marks the region between theta and alpha bands. Relevant neurophysiological studies show a confounding relationship between conscious and subconscious experiences in mindful meditation. Theta waves are strong during meditation, prayer, and spiritual awareness, and alpha waves bridge the conscious to the subconscious, where sensation, abstract thinking, and self-control become real.


Navigating the Inner Landscape to Access Synchronicity


We know natural frequency plays a key role in the mechanisms that facilitate attention, memory, and complex thinking, and affects degrees of sensitivity of perception (as many clinical studies have distinguished music therapy to do). This neurophysiological mechanism that underlines the assumption that people perceive more meaningful coincidences introduces a compelling question. Now that a strong correlation between human physiological rhythms and SR is distinguished, what steps are we committing to nurture our relationship with the oscillating vibrations of our planet’s electromagnetic field?


 

References

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  4. Gao, J., Leung, H.K., Wu, B.W.Y. et al. The neurophysiological correlates of religious chanting. Sci Rep 9, 4262. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40200-w (2019).

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  6. Armitage, H. Sound research, Scientific innovations harness noise and acoustics for healing. Stanford Medicine Magazine. https://stanmed.stanford.edu/innovations-helping-harness-sound-acoustics-healing/ (2018).

  7. Schumann W., Konig H. Uber die beobachtung von “atmospherics” bei geringsten frequenzen. Die Naturwiss. 1954;41:183–184. doi: 10.1007/BF00638174.

  8. McCraty R, Atkinson M, Stolc V, Alabdulgader AA, Vainoras A, Ragulskis M. Synchronization of Human Autonomic Nervous System Rhythms with Geomagnetic Activity in Human Subjects. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jul 13;14(7):770. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14070770. PMID: 28703754; PMCID: PMC5551208.

  9. König H.L., Krueger A.P., Lang S., Sönning W. Biologic Effects of Environmental Electromagnetism. Springer; Berlin, Germany: 2012.

  10. L. Montagnier, J. Aissa, E. Del Giudice, C. Lavalee, A. Tedeschi, and G. Vitiello, “DNA Waves and Water,” (2010) http://arxiv.org/pdf/1012.5166

  11. Wever R. The effects of electric fields on circadian rhythmicity in men. Life Sci Space Res. 1970;8:177-87. PMID: 11826883.

  12. Fox, K. Schumann resonance animation. NASA SVS. Updated May 3, 2023. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10891/#section_credits

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