Photo from the article "Stonehenge Design Inspired by Sound."
Sound is important wherever you go… this is why pronunciation is so vital in a language.
Here is a really important lesson about sound in Ecuador that Merri and I learned the hard way. This will apply to any Spanish language country. We found in our original travels often when we arrived… though we had made the reservation… the hotel did not have it. This usually happened late at night (or in the wee hours of the morn) when the most junior staff were at the check in desk.
This puzzled us until we realized about the power of sound. Our last name is Scott. The Spanish language has no way to pronounce a double consonant link this. A Spanish speaker without training simply cannot say or even think in terms of Scott. To them they would need to hear Escott pronounced not something hard like the double consonants of SCOTT. This is compared to Spanish or Espanol…much softer… So the check in desk was always looking for our reservation under E for ESCOTT not SCOTT…which doesn’t exist in Spanish.
Smith is pronounced ASmeeth and seen as Esmith. Recently a reader named Lile arrived early in the morn and found he did not have a room. Had he stated that he was Senor “LeeLay” I am guessing the reservation was there.
Here is a tip we use on solving this sound problem. “Just write your name and show it to the desk clerk”.
Correct pronunciation is so important in a language that we use only native born Spanish speakers as pronunciation coaches in our Super thinking + Spanish courses. More on that in a moment.
First, here is even more important deeper wisdom about the power of sound and how you can use it to to live better… retire anywhere, anytime but still have plenty of income earned in a gratifying low stress way.
A recent BBC News article entitled “Stonehenge design was ‘inspired by sounds” by Jonathan Amos, a science correspondent, shares a really provocative thought about the power of sound when it says: Music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher.
Steven Waller’s intriguing idea is that ancient Britons could have based the layout of the great monument, in part, on the way they perceived sound.
He has been able to show how two flutes played in a field can produce an auditory illusion that mimics in space the position of the henge’s pillars.
Mr Waller presented the idea at the AAAS meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
He told the BBC: “My theory is that the ancient Britons, when they were hearing two pipers in a field, were experiencing sound wave interference patterns, where in certain locations as you walked around the pair of pipers, you would hear loud or quiet zones.
“If you could look at it from an overhead view, it would look like the spokes of a wheel. And, as you walk around the circle, every time you come to one of these sound-wave cancellation points, it feels like there is this massive invisible object in front of you.
“Put all this ‘vision in your mind’ together and it forms a Stonehenge-like structure.”
Mr Waller is an expert in “archaeoacoustics”, which examines the role sound might have played in ancient cultures.
The phenomenon of interference leads to amplified and silenced regions. There is a link to the entire article below.
This phenomenon of sound can help us learn how to tap into unimaginable intelligence. Here is why.
The influence is subtle – yes. The impact is more subtle than perhaps the color of the room you are born in… less than the skill of the doctor or midwife (or lack thereof) attending the birth… the weather outside… room temperature, etc… but the influence is there.
Plus in many ways subtle can be more powerful than not-so-subtle.
Subtle is powerful because nothing ever rests. Everything is rustling in nature’s gentle vibration so everything has a push pull impact on everything else at some subtle level. For example you’ll see in a moment how one photon can influence a frog’s eye from a distance of 60 trillion miles!
This connection of everything with everything else is really important because it is a driving force in the universe.
All existence in the universe is a swirling mass of energy. Form is created by density and speed of energy and the vibration of atoms and molecules, along with the impact of environmental forces (everything else).
All matter is vibrating energy as are all emotions and thoughts. Thus all thought, reason, emotion, will or desire are accompanied by vibratory rates, which may be lowered or raised by external forces… such as the planets.
In the same way that the vibration of a musical note can affect the atoms and molecules in a mirror and cause it to shatter, so it is with planetary resonance.
According to Dr Percy Seymour, a Theoretical Astrophysicist, resonance makes it possible for a radio telescope to tune into specific vibrations in the Andromeda Galaxy (14 million, million, million miles away) and accounts for the Solar System playing a symphony of vibrations on the magnetic field of the Earth. If so, then even small fluctuating forces can have large consequences. This is the main tenet of astrology, personalities of individuals are related to the state of the Solar System at the time of birth and their feelings and thoughts are influenced by the motion and position of the planets.
There is a resonance from the tugs of the tide. There is a resonance from the hot gases trapped in the magnetic field of the Sun and Earth. There is resonance in the fluctuations of the Earth’s magnetic field. There is resonance in the reflected sunlight from the moon that waxes and wanes. All these frequencies have an impact on the electrical activity of the neural network in the brain. Resonance of frequency (harmonics) is the celestial link to the terrestrial form.
The study of the harmonics of cosmic periods or resonant theory (harmonics) can help us dramatically boost access to the wisdom we possess but do not know how to reach.
The study of resonance explains why we attract certain events, or people, to us who reflect the state of our consciousness. Thus, when we are angry we are more likely to attract the violence or car accident which we are resonating with. More positively, it is the explanation for miraculous events in that we ‘entrain’ ourselves to good unfolding when our thoughts are constantly kept at the higher vibration, or frequency, of love and happy outcomes.
Dr. Seymour says in his book “The Scientific Basis of Astrology” that the basic principles of western science comes from a total misunderstanding of resonance and an appalling lapse in their understanding of the methodology, philosophy and history of science itself.
Infinite Knowledge in the Quantum Interference Pattern
This resonance is a never ending part of quantum reality and one aspect of light and sound can show us how tap into unbelievable wisdom.
David Deutsche an Israeli-British physicist at the University of Oxford laid the foundations of the quantum theory of computation and made it comprehensible to the general public, notably in his book “The Fabric of Reality” which helps us understand our quantum reality though the frequencies in the range we call light. (All bolds in the excerpts are mine).
This information also relates ot sound.
Here are excerpts from “The Fabric of Reality”: In his popular Royal Institution lectures on science, Michael Faraday used to urge his audiences to learn about the world by considering what happens when a candle burns. I am going to consider an electric torch (or flashlight) instead. This is quite fitting, for much of the technology of an electric torch is based on Faraday’s discoveries.
Deutsche describes an experiment that shows how light is at the core of quantum physics.
His books says: Imagine an electric torch switched on in an otherwise dark room. Suppose that the light of a torch passes through two successive small holes in otherwise opaque screens, as shown in Figure 2.4, and that the emerging light falls on a third screen beyond. Our question now is this: if the experiment is repeated with ever smaller holes and with ever
FIGURE 2.4 Making a narrow beam by passing light through two successive holes.
Can the illuminated region between the second and third screens be confined to an arbitrarily narrow cone? In goldsmiths’ terminology, we are now asking something like ‘how “ductile” is light’ — how fine a thread can it be drawn into? Gold can be drawn into threads one ten-thousandth of a millimetre thick.
It turns out that light is not as ductile as gold! Long before the holes get as small as a ten-thousandth of a millimetre, in fact even with holes as large as a millimetre or so in diameter, the light begins noticeably to rebel. Instead of passing through the holes in straight lines, it refuses to be confined and spreads out after each hole. And as it spreads, it ‘frays’. The smaller the hole is, the more the light spreads out from its straight-line path. Intricate patterns of light and shadow appear.
The book then goes onto show that a pattern like this would appear.
Then Deutsche continues: If light travelled in straight lines, the pattern in Figure 2.6 would consist simply of a pair of bright bands one-fifth of a millimetre apart (too close to distinguish on this scale), with sharp edges and with the rest of the screen in shadow. But in reality the light bends in such a way as to make many bright bands and dark bands, and no sharp edges at all.
Now, what sort of shadow is cast if we cut a second, identical pair of slits in the barrier, interleaved with the existing pair, so that we have four slits at intervals of one-tenth of a millimetre? We might expect the pattern to look almost exactly like Figure 2.6.
After all, the first pair of slits, by itself, casts the shadows in Figure 2.6, and as I have just said, the second pair, by itself, would cast the same pattern, shifted about a tenth of a millimetre to the side — in almost the same place. We even know that light beams normally pass through each other unaffected. So the two pairs of slits together should give essentially the same pattern again, though twice as bright and slightly more blurred.
In reality, though, what happens is nothing like that. The real shadow of a barrier with four straight, parallel slits is shown in Figure 2.7(a). For comparison I have repeated, below it, the illustration of the two-slit pattern (Figure 2.7(b)). Clearly, the four-slit shadow is not a combination of two slightly displaced two-slit shadows, but has a new and more complicated pattern. In this pattern there are places, such as the point marked X, which are dark on the four-slit pattern, but bright on the two-slit pattern. These places were bright when there were two slits in the barrier, but went dark when we cut a second pair of slits for the light to pass through. Opening those slits has interfered with the light that was previously arriving at X.
So, adding two more light sources darkens the point X; removing them illuminates it again. How? One might imagine two photons heading towards X and bouncing off each other like billiard balls. Either photon alone would have hit X, but the two together interfere with each other so that they both end up elsewhere. I shall show in a moment that this explanation cannot be true. Nevertheless, the basic idea of it is inescapable: something must be coming through that second pair of slits to prevent the light from the first pair from
So, whatever causes interference behaves like light.
What should we expect to happen when these experiments are performed with only one photon at a time?
But what we surely could not observe is any place on the screen, such as X, that receives photons when two slits are open, but which goes dark when two more are opened.
Yet that is exactly what we do observe. However sparse the photons are, the shadow pattern remains the same. Even when the experiment is done with one photon at a time, none of them is ever observed to arrive at X when all four slits are open. Yet we need only close two slits for the flickering at X to resume.
So, if the photons do not split into fragments, and are not being deflected by other photons, what does deflect them? When a single photon at a time is passing through the apparatus, what can be coming through the other slits to interfere with it?
Since different interference patterns appear when we cut slits at other places in the screen, provided that they are within the beam, shadow photons must be arriving all over the illuminated part of the screen whenever a tangible photon arrives. Therefore there are many more shadow photons than tangible ones. How many? Experiments cannot put an upper bound on the number, but they do set a rough lower bound. In a laboratory the largest area that we could conveniently illuminate with a laser might be about a square metre, and the smallest manageable size for the holes might be about a thousandth of a millimetre. So there are about 1012 (one trillion) possible hole-locations on the screen. Therefore there must be at least a trillion shadow photons accompanying each tangible one.
Thus we have inferred the existence of a seething, prodigiously complicated, hidden world of shadow photons.
Interference is not a special property of photons alone. Quantum theory predicts, and experiment confirms, that it occurs for every sort of particle. So there must be hosts of shadow neutrons accompanying every tangible neutron, hosts of shadow electrons.
It follows that reality is a much bigger thing than it seems, and most of it is invisible. The objects and events that we and our instruments can directly observe are the merest tip of the iceberg.
For similar reasons, we might think of calling the shadow particles, collectively, a parallel universe, for they too are affected by tangible particles only through interference phenomena. But we can do better than that. For it turns out that shadow particles are partitioned among themselves in exactly the same way as the universe of tangible particles is partitioned from them. In other words, they do not form a single, homogeneous parallel universe vastly larger than the tangible one, but rather a huge number of parallel universes, each similar in composition to the tangible one, and each obeying the same laws of physics, but differing in that the particles are in different positions in each universe.
A remark about terminology. The word ‘universe’ has traditionally been used to mean ‘the whole of physical reality’. In that sense there can be at most one universe. We could stick to that definition, and say that the entity we have been accustomed to calling ‘the universe’ — namely, all the directly perceptible matter and energy around us, and the surrounding space — is not the whole universe after all, but only a small portion of it. Then we should have to invent a new name for that small, tangible portion. A new word, multiverse, has been coined to denote physical reality as a whole.
Thus we have reached the conclusion of the chain of reasoning that begins with strangely shaped shadows and ends with parallel universes.
The quantum theory of parallel universes is not the problem, it is the solution. It is not some troublesome, optional interpretation emerging from arcane theoretical considerations. It is the explanation — the only one that is tenable — of a remarkable and counter-intuitive reality.
Many of those Davids are at this moment writing these very words. Some are putting it better. Others have gone for a cup of tea.
Desutsche goes on to explain how every aspect of our universe is impacted by trillions of shadow universes and that our universe is a shadow universe to trillions of universes.
Imagine… we are… every fiber of our being… and all we see and hear and feel is composed of… and connected to… and in touch with… everything in our universe… and trillions more universes!
Here is my theory on how we can use this knowledge to fine tune our thinking and integrate it with our intuition:
Our beta works in four wave forms… beta, alpha, theta and delta.
The beta waves tap into the local news. This is the part of our being that takes care of the here and now…the space around us. These brain waves dominate our logical thinking.
Our alpha waves connect us to the regional news…a much deeper and broader area of intelligence too vast for our prefrontal logical brain to compute on its own. When we tap into alpha we get intuitive creative flashes we could never just think up logically.
Theta connect brain waves connect with the global news…an even deeper vaster level of intelligence and finally we reach delta.
Delta waves are our connection to the universal news right down to our quantum state and perhaps trillions of shadow universes. These are the brain waves that allow us to dream and do multi things in varied places combining the past and future all at the same time!
This is an intelligence so vast that we cannot even imagine it. This is yota-yota yotabytes of data… compared to our brains that process at 64K. We must be in a dream state where the physical boundaries strip away. In delta we can be in two places at once, know all things and even fly… yet stil be in the ground at the same time… full potentiality.
When we allow these waves to interconnect freely with our logic and have a way to gear the data down into usable form, we gain unimaginable intellect. Many would say we are in a super state or when processing information in this way we could describe ourselves as being “in the zone”.
Assuming the theory that Stonehenge was built around harmonic interference patterns we need to thank our ancestors for understanding and sharing this knowing in such a durable way.
We can use this knowledge of the ancients to enhance our understanding so our mental and physical abilities improve. We can gain inner improvements… greater flexibility… more intelligence… broader perspective… the ability to see what we know but did not know. These are keys that allow us to tap into a power of knowledge for greater wealth.
This is the type of knowing that allows us to retire anytime from the rat race and live and do what we truly desire.
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