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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 surace o yourbody: every cell in the surace 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 reerto our previous Veritas article,
Rediscovering Te Art And Science O Sound Healing
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Yet, despite the act that sound is not a wave, the term ‘sound wave’ is 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 beautiul 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—oten reerred to as a sound wave—is merely a mathematical depictiono the peaks and valleys o sound pressure.
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o understand the concept o visual sounda little more ully it will be helpul toexplore how the vibrating atoms o air thatcreate sound relate to light and lie. 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 inrared part o the spectrum o electromagnetism, invisible to our eyes butquite visible to some species o bat, owl,snake and mosquito. You create inrared 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 transerring your voice vibrations to the nearest atomor molecule. As these ‘bumps’ occur they cause inrared light to be created due to theriction between the magnetic shells o theair particles. Te inrared light carries withit the modulations o your voice that rushaway at the incredible speed o 186,000miles per second. Unlike the
o a voice, which becomes inaudible ater aboutone mile, the inrared light created by yourvoice rushes out into space where it travelsor 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 lie owe their existence to sound.
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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’ssurace 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 currentuctuating 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 surace, 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 easilyeel the sound o your voice throughyour fngers. But apart rom the unyou’ll have doing this, it’s a wonderulreminder o the bubble nature o sound because a balloon is bubble-like and you will eel the tremblingo its surace, almost as though youcould see the trembling sound bubblecoming out o your mouth as youspeak.