“I’m pickin’ up good vibrations…” WILSON, BRIAN DOUGLAS / LOVE, MIKE E., The Beach Boys
I know I normally start with a Bible verse, but tonight’s talk about DNA: Pirates of the Sacred Spiral had this lyric careening between my ears all evening.
I got through explaining in Part 1 how our DNA acts as a receiver/transmitter for vibrations from throughout creation. Those vibrations signal our DNA to act in certain ways in morning and evening hours, under various conditions, etc. such that our general health can be adversely or positively affected. DNA is shaped in a spiral, because, as we know from science class, a coiled wire generates and receives electrical fields/vibrations better than a straight wire.
Tonight we’re looking at sound vibrations in particular. Do you remember the first Jurassic Park movie? They could tell when the T-Rex was approaching due to the impact of its steps causing “impact vibrations” in a cup of water or puddle on the ground. In the immortal words of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm upon seeing a puddle vibrate:
“Um,…Thaat’s an impact vibration. Growing fairly alarmed here…”
So we know that vibrations affect matter. Great! One down.
Cymatics is the science of the connections between sound, vibrations and physical reality (emphasis added). German investigator Peter Petterson wrote one of the best treatises on this topic, reviewing the work of the world’s top researchers.
His first examination was of the work by Ernst Chladni (1756), who pioneered and first observed the effect of sounds on the surface of matter, founding the discipline we now call “acoustics.” The shapes he saw form in water, sand, etc. were called “Chladni figures” for him.
After him, American Nathaniel Bowditch followed up on Chladni’s work. He studied “…the patterns created by the intersection of two sine curves whose…”
WAIT! DON’T FALL ASLEEP YET!!!
Bottom line, certain combinations of two sounds created patterns on the surface of matter. In certain ratios, sounds at or close to whole number ratios would produce different physical patterns.
HERE’S THE REALLY COOL PART!
Did you ever wonder where the Hebrew alphabet came from? Me neither. But it turns out that the vowel sounds of the Hebrew alphabet produce a vibration pattern almost identical to the written vowel itself!
Modern man needed frequency registration graphing equipment to discover this little tidbit some 6000 years after the language was first used!
Significant Bible Verses time:
Genesis 1:3 “And God said…”
John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Do you see now why this is so mind-blowing?!? God speaking creation into existence isn’t just metaphorical or magical and miraculous outside the laws of nature. It’s LITERAL! Imagine the booming, universe-filling thunder of God’s own voice vibrating matter and light into the creation we now live in (but, of course, without sin!) Jesus was the voice of God, His Word. This was God working within His own laws of physics to shape the matter He had made into the known universe!
NEXT: Why words matter, and God says He will hold us accountable for our words.