Sound: From Ancient Roots to Modern Research

Since ancient times, sound has been used to stimulate healing in the body, mind and soul. Pythagoras, the sixth-century B.C. Greek philosopher, is credited with being the first to use music to heal the body and the emotions. The belief that sound can support healing has been an integral part of many cultures, from ancient Hindu mantra practices to the rituals of Chinese healers, South American shamans and Sufi mystics.

The eighteenth-century German scientist and musician, Ernst Chladni, known as the father of acoustics, showed that sound does affect matter. When he drew a violin bow around the edge of a plate covered with fine sand, the sand formed intricate geometric patterns.

Photographing Sound Patterns

In the 1960’s, more sophisticated experiments conducted by Swiss scientist Dr. Hans Jenny, produced beautiful and intricate patterns by placing sand, fluid and powders on metal plates and vibrating them with a special frequency generator and a speaker. The patterns remained intact as long as the sound was pulsating through the substance, showing that sound can indeed alter form and that different frequencies create different patterns. The photographs in this article are just a sampling of Dr. Jenny’s work. (These images are taken from the newly republished two-volume edition of Cymatics: A Study of Wave Phenomena, © 2001 MACROmedia, 219 Grant Road, Newmarket, NH 03857. Used with permission.)

Dr. Jenny coined the term cymatics to describe the study of wave phenomena. The term is derived from the Greek kyma, meaning “wave” and ta kymatica, meaning “matters pertaining to waves”.  The implications of his cymatic studies are vast, especially as applied to the field of healing and vibrational medicine.

Applying Sound Research to Holistic Healing

Peter Guy Manners was one of the pioneers who applied the cymatics research of Dr. Jenny and others to the field of holistic healing with exceptional results.

Building on the work that has gone before, Cyma Technologies has developed a unique, internationally patent-pending system that supports the body’s natural self-healing ability by providing it the precise combination of frequencies that are associated with a healthy bodies tissue and organ systems. The sound waves that are transmitted through this new technology help to correct imbalances and synchronize cell frequencies, returning them to their natural, healthy state of vibrational resonance.

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