Everything in the universe vibrates, from the smallest cellular particle, to the planets in our solar system, to the billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, creating patterns of geometric waveforms, frequencies, musical intervals, and sounds.
Sound is the key to many cosmologies of the Earth’s creation. According to Hindu myths, all was dark, quiet, and mysterious in the womb of the universe until the first movement created an audible sound from the eternal stillness. The ancients also have a saying: “in the beginning was the word.”
What is the music of the spheres?
It was Pythagoras (6th Century BCE) who first referred to the universe as ‘kosmos’ (a Greek word meaning order and harmony). To him the heavens were the embodiment of pure number, perfect geometries and motion. He made the logical assumption that when the planetary spheres revolved around our sun, musical sounds were made and harmony was created. The music made by the cosmos has been known since antiquity (by many other great minds) as the ‘music of the spheres’
In the 20th century, a mathematician and cosmic thinker named Hans Cousto translated the planetary speeds (that came to us through Johannes Kepler) into musical tone. The length of time a celestial body requires to rotate its axis or revolve around the sun can be converted into sound.
According to Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), during the night, the soul is said to feast and saturate itself with the flowing tones and vibrations of the universe. We are unconscious but living in the spiritual world, and the celestial sounds make impressions on our soul. We wake each morning from the world of the music of the spheres, and from this realm of eternal harmony and beauty, re-enter the physical world. We often sense these imprints when we listen to certain music or hear certain sounds – the imprinting gets reactivated and WE BEGIN TO REMEMBER.
Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639) passionately believed that one day there would be new instruments to allow humanity to hear the cosmic music, in the same way that the telescope made visible the celestial bodies that had been invisible. We now have access to these planetary frequencies via precision-calibrated tuning forks and gongs just like Campanella envisioned, making it possible for us to hear and feel the music of the spheres, and giving us renewed hope.
Dr Eeka King (Chinese medicine) has been a health practitioner for 15 years and is the owner of Bayside Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Clinic in Brunswick Heads, Northern NSW. Eeka also has a background in astrology and is a certified teacher of the Acutonics® Integrative Medicine certification program.
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