A couple of months ago I decided to do a sound alchemy course in Meta Music – Beyond Music. It covers the use of sound for healing and it teaches the shamanic uses of sound, going back to the first naturally created sound instruments. These being sticks, leaves, wooden objects, drums, wind instruments, string instruments, and further developments over the ages. The course is very interesting, it enhances my musical skill set and application.
Based on research that I did years ago regarding meditation and scientific proof of the reality of all matter oscillating, vibrating, and resonating, I have now found new scientific discoveries in this regard. Not only do humans and living creatures vibrate energy, but every innate thing does too. Now I have proven scientific confirmation of my thoughts and beliefs about all in the Universe being pure energy and that all matter is in fact alive, as explained in my first book, ‘ONE Life – Love – Energy’ – published in 2008.
Tam Hunt – Affiliate Guest in Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, wrote an article explaining this phenomenon in. To follow are two excepts from this article.
“Over the last decade, my colleague, University of California, Santa Barbara psychology professor Jonathan Schooler and I have developed what we call a “resonance theory of consciousness.” We suggest that resonance – another word for synchronized vibrations – is at the heart of not only human consciousness but also animal consciousness and of physical reality more generally. It sounds like something the hippies might have dreamed up – it’s all vibrations, man! – but stick with me.”
“All things in our universe are constantly in motion, vibrating. Even objects that appear to be stationary are in fact vibrating, oscillating, resonating, at various frequencies. Resonance is a type of motion, characterized by oscillation between two states. And ultimately all matter is just vibrations of various underlying fields. As such, at every scale, all of nature vibrates.” https://theconversation.com/could-consciousness-all-come-down-to-the-way-things-vibrate-103070
As for meditation, these affirmations also explain why brainwave entrainment functions as effectively as it does. At first, I was dubious of brainwave entrainment, as were many other people. It seemed strange that by listening to sound through earphones, which cause the sound to enter each ear at different frequencies, would balances one’s left and right brain hemispheres, which would induce a meditative state.
Binaural beats were discovered in 1839 by a German experimenter, H. W. Dove, and was first described by Oster in the early 1970s. How exactly the brain produces the perception of these beats is unclear, but they are said to be produced as the olivary body of the brain tries to “locate” the direction of the sound in response to two different tones being presented separately to each ear – which, if you think about it, is not something that would happen naturally.
However, once I understood that brainwave entrainment lowers the frequency wavelength in the centre of the brain, and then overall, to a lower level of frequency, it became clearer. No-one’s left and right brain hemispheres are naturally in balance because one of the hemispheres is more dominant. Left brain or right brain dominance causes one to be left-handed or right-handed.
To my delight, I received a blog post from IAWAKE Technologies in which the IAWAKE founder and developers interview Dr. Elizabeth Krasnoff, who achieved her PHD in the study of sound. Dr. Krasnoff wrote her 2021 dissertation on “The Effects of Auditory Binaural Beats on Consciousness and the Human Nervous System” based on her own and other scientists’ research.
Dr. Krasnoff confirms that binaural beats live up to the marketing claims associated with the phenomenon, they are transformative, and they produce physical and psychological healing. In a podcast interview recently held between Dr.Krasnoff and the IAWAKE Technologies founder and developers, she reveals her findings.
Here’s a short quote from the interview.
“Really, anything that the autonomic nervous system or the hypothalamus or the nervous system controls is a rhythm. We have a circadian rhythm, we have ultradian rhythms, that’s rhythms that happen in under a 24-hour time period. All of those things that the autonomic nervous system and the hypothalamus address are things you can address with binaural beats. We’ve kind of defined that. So back to one of those threads, can we say that the marketing claims are true? Well, these studies showed that conclusively (I don’t have the slide in front of me) that sleep is positively affected by binaural beats. Stress is positively affected by binaural beats. And by the way, the Stress Institute of America said something like 90 percent of our illness comes from our stressors — our response to our stressors in our life.”
I confidently urge you to visit the IAWAKE website to read all about the wonderful healing and meditation development, and all the information about the best digital and binaural audio products. Also visit Dr. Elizabeth Krasnoff’s “Sound Medicine” site for further confirmation and inspiration.