The Power of Sound...  

rm_Kissmystuff 62F
2665 posts
9/6/2006 10:32 pm

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The Power of Sound...

I wanted to lay a thought at your door. Give you something to ponder.

Everything has a frequency..(a rate of speed at which it vibrates).

Thought and emotions have frequencies. Although..only brain waves can be measured..since the machine has not been invented yet that can actually measure the frequencies of specific thoughts or emotions.

The more physical aspects of our world..such as light..has it's vibration..and the many different kinds of light..such as color..has it's varied frequency..within the basic range of light frequencies. Gases..such as air..have their range of frequencies..etc. (By the way..did you know that even diseases..have frequencies?)

The more solid something is..the slower the vibration..or lower the frequency. You might say that..all of these things..that comprise the physical world..are like tools..of our reality. Science has learned how to measure the more tangible things. But..just like a stone tossed into a pool..creates ever widening ripples..everything..every action..every thought..every emotion..has its effect upon our world. Who knows..maybe someday..a way will be found to measure the more esoteric elements.

Since ancient times..people have been aware of the power of sound. Sound is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal. Within our own bodies..our voice..whether speaking or singing..produces a vibration that reaches out and effects others. The music we produce..with musical instruments..can also profoundly effect us.

The books of nearly every major religion refers to the power of sound. Do you remember the bible story..about the Israelites..defeating an enemy by marching around the wall of their city..and blowing their trumpets. That story..is simply referring to the destructive power of sound vibration. Modern day governments have experimented with the use of sound as a weapon.

I'm rambling here. But..the point I want to make is this. With our ability to produce sound..and in so many varied ways. We have a responsibility that comes with it. We can heal with sound. We can injure or even kill with sound. Our spoken words..can bring delight..warmth..and healing..or pain and injury. Whatever frequency our voice or other chosen instrument..produces..whatever emotion or thought we send out..through sound..will have its effect on the world around us. I think all too often..we forget our responsibility..to use it wisely.

Any thoughts on the subject?


Kiss


DIVISION77 40M
8337 posts
9/7/2006 8:16 am

I think there are many other important aspects of human civilization that come first, many of them, before the responsibility of sounds needs to be addressed.

I appreciate your lucidity, but sometimes you take it a bit far.

DIV

"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


rm_Kissmystuff 62F
1435 posts
9/7/2006 10:45 am

DIV...

Thanks stopping by and commenting. As stated in my opening sentence. The intention is to put something on your mind. True my approach is on a more esoteric level. I've learned from reading your blog and comments here and there..that you seem to deal more with the tangible..the physical. I won't fault YOU for THAT.

Sound effects ALL aspects of human civilization. That is one of the major ways in which we express and advance those other aspects.

Kiss


DIVISION77 40M
8337 posts
9/7/2006 1:12 pm

    Quoting rm_Kissmystuff:
    DIV...

    Thanks stopping by and commenting. As stated in my opening sentence. The intention is to put something on your mind. True my approach is on a more esoteric level. I've learned from reading your blog and comments here and there..that you seem to deal more with the tangible..the physical. I won't fault YOU for THAT.

    Sound effects ALL aspects of human civilization. That is one of the major ways in which we express and advance those other aspects.
I understand the intent of your post, but I just don't see sound in itself as that important a topic compared to other virtues of society.

The flesh comes before the esoteric, in terms of priority.

That is born out through years and years of civilization.

Everyday life is hard enough as it is.

DIV

"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


Lovin_U_4_Fun 55F

9/9/2006 10:13 am

Most creation stories begin with... sound. I wonder.... what does compassion sound like? What does beauty sound like?

Have you heard about the study a Japanese scientist did with water molecules and how they reacted to both sounds and the written word? It is a wonderful contribution to the study of vibrations.


BTW... do you know anything about Geotran? It is a healing modality.


rm_Kissmystuff 62F
1435 posts
9/10/2006 12:16 pm

Honni..
Yes..sound is a very power thing..for good or for harm. Even plants respond to sound.

What a beautiful story about the dying woman. It's too bad that more such nurturing..as with the volunteer choir singing to her..isn't done for ill and dying patients. I think it could relieve a lot of suffering.

Spunky..
Absolutely. Most spiritual or religious groups have prayers or chanting as a tradition. Again..this is sound..used to express emotion..thoughts..with the desire and hope of generating a certain outcome. Just as Honni said in her comment..sound..has an effect at the molecular level. Studies have shown for instance..that words (prayers spoken over food) effects change at its molecular level. I find this very interesting.

Lovin..
Yes..most creation stories..begin with sound. Modern day scientist have dubbed it "the big bang theory".

"what does compassion sound like? What does beauty sound like?"

I think that the words relating to a certain emotion..actually sound somewhat like the emotion itself. For instance..the word "love" has a soft..almost rounded sound. The word "hate" has a sharp..edged sound.

I haven't heard about the Japanese study..but it sounds interesting. I think I'll look it up. I'll also be looking up information about
Geotran.

____________________

Just some general information I wanted to add:


The U.S. government and other countries have been conducting studies on sound for decades.

Noise: A Health Problem
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Noise Abatement and Control
Washington, DC 20460
August 1978


This report begins with a quote from the World Health Organization

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Governments have a responsibility for the health of their people which can be fulfilled only by the provision of adequate health and social measures."

Racket, din, clamor, noise. Whatever you want to call it, unwanted sound is America's most widespread nuisance. But noise is more than just a nuisance. It constitutes a real and present danger to people's health. Day and night, at home, at work, and at play, noise can produce serious physical and psychological stress. No one is immune to this stress. Though we seem to adjust to noise by ignoring it, the ear, in fact, never closes and the body still responds - sometimes with extreme tension, as to a strange sound in the night.

The annoyance we feel when faced with noise is the most common outward symptom of the stress building up inside us. Indeed, because irritability is so apparent, legislators have made public annoyance the basis of many noise abatement programs. The more subtle and more serious health hazards associated with stress caused by noise traditionally have been given much less attention. Nonetheless, when we are annoyed or made irritable by noise, we should consider these symptoms fair warning that other things may be happening to us, some of which may be damaging to our health.

On going studies..some dating back to the 1930's..show the harmful effects of noise pollution. They site a five year study done at 2 manufacturing plants in the U.S. It showed that workers in noisy areas of the plants showed greater numbers of diagnosed medical problems..including respiratory ailments..as compared to workers in quieter areas of the plants.

There is growing evidence that the noise pollution of the industrialized nations of the world particularly..are a growing health risk. Leading to stress related illnesses..such as ulcers, asthma..headaches..high blood pressure..colitis..etc.

We should ask ourselves..do we add to the stress..or try to bring calmness and tranquility.
Do we yell at our children..or speak to them calmly? Do we have the din of the TV going constantly..or do we allow for some quiet time or music that will lift up our spirits?

What sound we do have control over..do we use it wisely?

Kiss


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