The Solfeggio Frequencies
"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw
I remember, with a fair amount of clarity, the first time the idea of "having an open mind" was presented to me by my father. Little did I know that he had completely understated how important the idea would be in the future. The further I dig into cymatics, vibrational frequencies, and the study of atomic energies, the more I have to continually remind myself not to dismiss something because it doesn't fit with my view of the world.
We are about to delve into Solfeggio frequencies, a collection of ancient and powerful tones that have reverberated though the centuries. I ask only that you keep an open mind as you read on. Open to the possibility that the answer may lay outside of traditional science. Open to the possibility that there is actually an answer, or at least a definable link shared by all things.
First, let me say that while I do enjoy entertaining the ideas outside traditional science, there still needs to be verifiable proof. For instance, I believe that we are all connected by the energies that comprise us, but if that connection cannot be consistently proven in a laboratory, then it will not become scientifically viable. Does this mean I stop believing in the possibility? Hells no it doesn't, it just means that science hasn't yet caught up to my imagination. I blame MTV.
Anyway, it is for this reason alone that I have stayed away from the more fringe elements of Solfeggio frequency studies in my research, sticking more with what we know and less with what we desire to know.
The Lost Chords
Solfeggio frequencies came on the modern scene around 1999 when the term was coined by Leonard Horowitz. Horowitz believed that the tones were an integral part in the composition of Gregorian chants. He also mentions that they were used in Sanskrit chants, but I have never listened to that brand of chant, so I won't comment on that.
Horowitz considers the Solfeggio frequencies as keys to genetic markers in our bodies, as he wrote in The Healing Codes of Biological Apocalypse. Research based on his work lists like this:
01 - 174 Hz
02 - 285 Hz
UT - 396 Hz - Liberating Guilt and Fear
RE - 417 Hz - Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change
MI - 528 Hz - Transformation and Miracles
FA - 639 Hz - Connecting/Relationships
SO - 741 Hz - Expression/Solutions
LA - 852 Hz - Awakening Intuition
09 - 963 Hz
Now, once I found this list I was hooked, not because of the treatment implications, but the sequencing of the musical scale, the frequencies listed, and the fact that they are all combinations of the same roots (the explanation for the blank frequencies + a hint below).
The Sound of...Chant?
For those of you who can sight read music, or have ever seen The Sound of Music, you may have noticed the Solfeggio scaling is a wee bit different from the Solfege scale used to teach today. If not, compare the two:
Ut - Re - Mi - Fa - So - La
Do - Re - Mi - Fa - So - La - Ti
Does this mean that, back in the day, folks just didn't have the range that we do today? Ummm...not so much. Go ahead and turn on some Gregorian chant for a while. While listening, attempt to manufacture the EXACT tones that they are making. You will find that there is something just a little bit off from the normal 440 Hz symphonic tuning you are accustomed to hearing. A missing register perhaps?
How did this happen. Well, the church happened. More specifically, Vatican II happened. You see, the catholic church wasn't always the bane of human existence. At one point it was actually a positive experience to commune with an omnipotent being in the presence of your peers. Originally intended to resonate within the human spirit, the tones were looked upon with slight disdain as they were apart from the catholic view of a god, thus pagan. In actuality, the tones were meant for atonement, or at-one-ment, if you will. There were meant to bring the mind closer to an enlightened state, in which men could view themselves as a part of the universe, not just a speck in the dark. As always, thanks to the catholics for ensuring unity in all peoples.
The second fantastic thing I noticed was the 528 Hz sitting at Mi. 528 Hz is supposedly the tone that is used when repairing DNA in a lab. Apparently the tone allows for DNA strands to be manipulated without causing damage to the outlying pieces.
I can't confirm this, though I have found numerous mentions of it in writings published by respectable scientific journals. Unfortunately the studies didn't point directly to the phenomenon, only that it was used as a laboratory tool. Either way, I don't believe in coincidence and seeing that frequency show up in every piece of literature that I have read leads me to believe in the possibility. Open mind right?
Preston Toroidal Scale
As a natural skeptic, I doubted the validity of the Solfeggio frequencies immediately. My mind childishly said, "Look at me, I can put numbers together too!"
That is until I stumbled onto the Preston Toroidal Scale. Take a look:
The scale was discovered by Douglas G. Preston in February of this year. That's an ancient set of frequencies purported to be the basis of Gregorian chant discovered in a mathematical table of scales discovered in 2012.
Sound freaky? If you were wondering, the answer is yes, it sounds freaky. I'm just getting started though, every single one of those frequencies listed shares a common theme.
3, 6, 9
"If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6, and 9, then you would have a key to the universe." -Nikola Tesla
This part is my favorite. Using the Pythagorean method of reduction on the Preston Toroidal Scale, a base of 3, 6, and 9 is revealed, as such:
753: 7+5=12 1+2=3 3+3= 6
714: 7+1=8 8+4=12 1+2= 3
693: 6+9=15 1+5=6 6+3= 9
This method works for every single frequency listed in the scale. EVERY SINGLE ONE. More specifically, the Solfeggio Frequencies that serve as a subset of the Toroidal Scale represent a perfect set of thirds (Three 3's, Three 6's, and Three 9's).
Many of our worlds most prominent minds have commented on the tremendous potential that these three frequencies hold. Martin Rees, Nikola Tesla, Galileo, Mozart, Beethoven, all have, at one point in time, used these numbers in their work.
Martin Rees actually dictates that there are six fundamental numbers that comprise the universe in his work Just Six Numbers (not the greatest title, but points for effort Rees). "These six numbers constitute a recipe for the universe."
If you are a musician, you understand the fundamental importance of thirds, sixths, and ninths. Furthermore, you recognize the unique nature of each. They represent a sound that is such a far departure from major chords, but still resonate at equally powerful frequencies.
Well, that's all I have for you this week. I hope you are enjoying our sojourn into the unknown frontier of human thought. I certainly am. Next week we dig even deeper. Until that point, contemplate this little morsel. For years we have wondered how we became what we are and why we have become as such. What if the how had to do with a coalescing of sound and what if the why was the most beautiful symphony you had ever experienced?
I leave you with this delicious visual morsel.
Some light reading/source material:
Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape Then Universe - Martin Rees
Healing Codes of the Biological Apocalypse - Leonard Horowitz and Joseph Puleo
Just Intonation Primer - David B. Doty
Man's Cosmic Game - Guiliana Conforto