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Veritas Cymatics

Veritas Cymatics

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38 | December/January
Sing snwih hcymaSp
Sound is an invisibleorce that permeatesevery aspect o our lives. With the exceptiono music, many man-made sounds are jarring  while the sounds o Nature tend to fow over and around us likesoothing waters, liting our spirit, inspiring us,exciting us. Yet i we couldsee sound our world would beeven more beautiul than we couldimagine. It would be a world lled with shimmering holographic bubbles,each displaying a kaleidoscopic pattern onits surace. o see sound is to open a new  window onto our world, one that has beenveiled in mystery until recently. When the microscope and telescope wereinvented centuries ago, new realms cameinto view that were not even suspected toexist—a Universe in miniature under themicroscope and a Universe so immensethat centuries o research lie beore us withthe telescope. Now, like the microscope andtelescope that preceded it, the CymaScopeinstrument allows us to see a previously invisible realm—the world o sound—helping us to gain a deeper and ullerunderstanding o lie and the Universe. TeCymaScope uses the science o ‘cymatics’ tomake sound visible, by imprinting sound’sinvisible vibrations onto the surace o ultra pure water to reveal its once-hiddengeometric structures.Tis new scientic rontier reveals aspectso Nature every bit as authentic as a foweror a butterfy, the stars in the heavens orstarsh in the oceans—in act, as we willcome to see in thisarticle, sound is just as much at work in theinterior o a star as it isin the organso a starshor in thecells o yourbody. Soundlies at theheart o every aspect o Nature,underpinning all o Creation.Cymatics will, in theuture, enable humanity tounderstand ar more about theUniverse and our world than waspossible with previous technologies. TeCymaScope and the science o cymaticsprovide a bridge that will lead to signicantadvancements in knowledge.
th Shap f Sn
Beore looking at cymatics more closely letus dispel the popularly held misconceptionthat “sound is a wave”. It isnt. All audiblesounds are, in act, spherical in orm or
, that is to say audible sounds aresphere-like but not necessarily perectly spherical. For the sake o simplicity we’llcall these spheroidal sound spheres “soundbubbles
Our world is teeming with beautiulholographic sound bubbles that envelop usin shimmering patterns o acoustic energy,each bubble rushing away at around 700miles an hour as new bubbles orm rom
the UnIVerSe
A Bridge to the unseen World
Jthgd’s chkcht d vs th cSp Th cSp
by John &Annaliese Reid
December/January | 39
the source o the sound. Whether the soundis emitted rom your voice or rom someother source, such as a musical instrument,this ‘bubble-in-a-hurry’ leaves a feeting vibrational imprint on the surace o yourbody: every cell in the surace tissues o yourbody actually receives sound patterns romthe bubbles that surround you. However,only low requency sounds can penetratethe interior o your body. o understandmore ully how your cells respond to thehealing power o audible sounds please reerto our previous Veritas article,
Rediscovering Te Art And Science O Sound Healing 
a sd  td   v sd.i dt: D bk
 Yet, despite the act that sound is not  wave, the term ‘sound waveis in generaluse throughout the world, which is ratheramazing when sound waves don’t actually exist! So let us briefy discuss how thisstrange anomaly has occurred.Sound is basically periodic movementso air molecules bumping into each other.Tese movements o sound can be describedmathematically and when plotted graphically the shape o the graph does indeed look likea wave. However, i we could see audiblesounds shimmering in the air around us we would see beautiul bubbles, not waves, soit is misleading to say that sound is a ‘wave.’I what is actually a bubble is described as a  wave it is possible that incorrect conclusions will be made about the way Nature works.In the illustration below a slice through a sound bubble is depicted. Te peaks o thegraph represent the regions o high-pressureair within the sound bubble, whereas themid points o the graph represent the areaso low-pressure air. Te ‘space-orm’ o audible sound is indeed bubble-like whereasthe graph—oten reerred to as a sound wave—is merely a mathematical depictiono the peaks and valleys o sound pressure.
Sn an islainship wih ligh
o understand the concept o visual sounda little more ully it will be helpul toexplore how the vibrating atoms o air thatcreate sound relate to light and lie. At themoment o these atomic sound collisionssomething quite magical happens: Light iscreated.Light occurs every time the magnetic shellso two vibrating atoms bump against eachother. Te requency o light created in this way depends on the energy in the collisions,meaning how ast they bump together. ry this experiment: Rub your hands vigorously together. You’ll eel warmth. Tis is becausethe atoms in one hand are slipping past theatoms in your other hand, creating heat, which is just another name or light. Telight you create by this riction methodis in the inrared part o the spectrum o electromagnetism, invisible to our eyes butquite visible to some species o bat, owl,snake and mosquito. You create inrared light even when youspeak. Te atoms and molecules in the airare excited by the vocal olds in your larynx,creating a tiny pearl o acoustic energy thatrapidly expands out o your mouth andrushes away at around 700 miles an hour.Te atoms and molecules o air withinthis expanding bubble are bumping intoeach other, each collision transerring your voice vibrations to the nearest atomor molecule. As these ‘bumps’ occur they cause inrared light to be created due to theriction between the magnetic shells o theair particles. Te inrared light carries withit the modulations o your voice that rushaway at the incredible speed o 186,000miles per second. Unlike the
o voice, which becomes inaudible ater aboutone mile, the inrared light created by yourvoice rushes out into space where it travelsor eternity, carrying your words or songs tothe stars.Tus, there is a direct relationship betweensound and light and in act there can be nolight in the Universe without sound becauselight is only created when atoms collide witheach other, and such collisions
sound. Solight and lie owe their existence to sound.
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Feeling good vibrations-a Fun experiment!
 The Scottish born Alexander GrahamBell moved to Boston with his dea parents in 1870 and became a teachero the dea. He ell in love with one o his students, Mabel, a young womano 17 years, who had lost her hearingin childhood through contractingscarlet ever. To help Mabel and someo the younger children at his Bostonschool avoid collisions with horse-drawn carriages approaching rombehind, he conceived a simple idea:
I they walked outside holding a balloonthey would eel the sounds made by the carriages through their fngertips.
 Alexander realized that the balloon’ssurace would tremble in sympathywith the sound o the approachingcarriages and alert the children totheir presence. It was this simple ideathat led him to invent the telephonebecause he realized that i the soundo a voice could move a membrane bya tiny amount, that movement couldbe converted into an electric currentuctuating in sympathy with the voicesounds. Try Alexander’s experiment: Hold aballoon very gently in your fngertips(i you have long nails make sure yourskin touches the balloon’s surace, notyour nails.) Now, bring the balloonclose to your mouth, close your eyesand make a low-pitched ‘oo’ soundwhile ocusing your attention onyour fngertips. You should easilyeel the sound o your voice throughyour fngers. But apart rom the unyou’ll have doing this, it’s a wonderulreminder o the bubble nature o sound because a balloon is bubble-like and you will eel the tremblingo its surace, almost as though youcould see the trembling sound bubblecoming out o your mouth as youspeak.
40 | December/January
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cymais ay, awinw in hunivs
Te underlying principle o cymatics is thatthe geometry o sound can be imprintedonto membranes and made visible withspecial techniques. Te membrane can be a fexible material, such as latex or your skin, while other suraces, such as brass or glassplates, may appear rigid yet they can stillbe minutely imprinted by sound. Simply by sprinkling on a little powder or sand,provided the membrane is horizontal, theimprint o sound can be revealed. Teparticulate matter gathers in the areas thatare not vibrating, leaving the vibrating areas clear o particulate. Cymatic patternsare, thereore, rather like a photographicnegative, because they represent the inverseo the sound that caused them to orm.Below is a typical CymaGlyph created with sand on the CymaScope that revealsa undamental requency o 5000 Hertz.Note the similarity between this cymaticpattern with the structure o a diatom, a sea creature that rst appeared in the oceans o the Jurassic period, around 185 millionyears ago.
D. Hs J k th  ts ppts
th oigin f cymais
Cymatics—the study o visible sound—can be traced back at least 1000 years to Arican tribes who used the taut skino drums sprinkled with small grains todivine uture events. Te drum is one o the oldest known musical instrumentsand the eects o sand on a vibrating drumhead have probably been knownor millennia. However, perhaps the rstscientist to notice the phenomena wasLeonardo Da Vinci. One day he noticeddust behaving oddly on a wooden table:
‘I say then that when a table is struck indiferent places the dust that is upon it is reduced to various shapes o mounds and tiny hillocks. Te dust descends rom the hypotenuse o these hillocks, enters beneaththeir base and raises itsel again around the axis o the point o the hillock.’ 
 Hans Jenny, a Swiss medical doctorand scientist who studied visual soundintensively is most widely known as the“Father o Cymatics.” Jenny coined the word kymatik, (‘cymatic’ in English)rom the Greek ‘kyma’ meaning ‘wave,’to describe the periodic eects thatsound and vibration have on matter(even though, as we mentioned earlier,sound is not actually a wave!) His booksare rich sources o cymatic imagery, which he observed and described in greatdetail, although he let scientic andmathematical explanations to scientists who would come ater him. Jenny invented the ‘onoscope’ and was therst to suggest that such a device mightone day assist dea individuals to acquirespeech.

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