by Author: Nataša Pantovi
Date: 14th March 2014
Schumann Resonance, Earth Breathing and Alpha Brainwaves
The earth is surrounded by air, and the ionosphere, and it is a wonderfully resonant system. Any energy trapped within this earth-ionosphere cavity, like lightning storms, etc., will cause it to ring like a bell. This frequency was first time calculated and detected by the German physicist Schumann in 1952.
He mathematically predicted that the most predominant standing wave resonates around 7.8 Hz. The amazing fact is that this frequency is identical to the Alfa spectrum of human brain waves.
When a person is meditating, praying or deeply relaxed his brain resonates within Alpha and Theta rhythms range of 4-8 Hz. During this relaxed state of mind, waves of Alpha and Theta frequencies cascade across our entire brain, making it possible for the human being and our dear planet Earth to come into resonance. Was this the vibration that ancient sages of India called AUM (Om), the sacred sound of creation? Or perhaps the original Sound of God that was mentioned in Bible? The scientists believe that these waves help regulate our bodies' internal clock, improve sleep patterns, and hormonal secretion.
Schumann Resonance and Healers
For a decade, Dr Robert Beck from US researched the brain wave activity of healers from various backgrounds. He examined Christian healers, shamans, dowsers, wicca practitioners, etc. and each exhibited ‘nearly identical EEG signatures’ during healing of a 7.8-8Hz brainwave activity. It appears that the basic earth’s frequency of 7.8Hz can enhance growth, improve immune responses, and generally rebalance the human body.
Schumann Resonance and Learning
Various spiritual practices and spiritual paths and rituals are designed to allow this magic meditative Alfa range to rain. Bells ringing, shamanic drumming, mantra chanting, trance dance, meditation, various salutations to God, healing dances, Christian singing, bolster the human brain’s ancient harmonization with the planetary field. Entrainment happens when vibrations of one object cause the vibrations of another object to oscillate at the same rate. Our brain waves are prone to this synchronisation, and external rhythms have a direct effect on our mood, thoughts, emotions and re-action.
Alpha waves (7-13 cycles per second) are present during dreaming, deep relaxation, and meditation. Scientists claim that in Alpha, we are more open to the wealth of creativity, we feel happier, regenerated, and in tune. C.M. Anderson, M.D. (1998) of Harvard links a persistent internally generated sound of ‘humming insects’ that many people experience within Churches or Temples, during meditation or during deep intense experiences, to the Alpha 10Hz rhythm. Indian Yogis, gurus and sages associate this sound to deep meditation and Samadhi experiences.
Just to give you an idea of other frequencies, Delta waves are the slowest but highest in amplitude (between 0-4 Hz) and Theta waves (4-7 cycles per second) are abundant in deep dreamless sleep and in the deep meditation. Theta has also been identified as the gateway to learning and memory, it is the slow activity often connected with creativity, intuition, trance, and unconsciousness. It is the state of mind where we focus inwardly experiencing contemplation and silence.
Beta is a 'fast' activity, present when we are alert while Gamma relates to integrated thoughts, information rich task processing.
Schumann Resonance Yin and Yang of Creation
Mankind developed with two subtle environmental signals, the Chinese call them Yin and Yang.
The Yang Alpha frequency of the Schumann wave, and the Beta Yin frequency of our waking consciousness.
Our brain dances amongst these important rhythms changing its functions every 1 to 2 hours, Yogis and Scientists see these happenings observing the dominant nostril exchange, the exchange of the Ida and Pingala energy flow, or left versus right brain dominance. Alpha waves are induced by calmness, inner awareness, creativity and learning while Beta is where our normal waking consciousness is, where we have active thoughts processes switched on, with outer awareness, automatic responses and emotions. It ranges from 13-30Hz.
16Hz is a bottom limit of our normal hearing. Piano’s notes have frequencies from 27.5 to 4,186Hz. Female speech is within the frequency of 140 to 500Hz, Male speech hits the frequency of 80 to 240Hz.
30 to 60Hz is within Gamma Range and it is switched on during the danger, it is our brain’s decision making process when we are within ‘flight or fight’ responses.
Ranges from 33-50Hz are associated with our learning and thinking processes that require full concentration and alertness. It occurs when the body is relaxed but the mind is in a state of high focus.
Today, modern medicine uses various frequencies for healing, and within our ancient past temples were build with the acoustical resonances around 90 - 111Hz in mind. This is the frequency that induces the production of beta endorphins within our brain responsible for the feeling of happiness well-being and balance. It is amazing that the Maltese Hypogeum is built to resonate at this frequency.
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