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Cymatics

Earlier called Chladni Plate Vibrations where sand or other light weight powder is caused to move upon a flat vibrating plate or membrane. See #24 in Principles of Acoustics also Table of Plate Harmonics and Intervals

Sometimes called "Voice Figures". See Visible Sound (external link).

Sample Harmonic Images from Plate Vibrations

Harmonic Image
Harmonic Image

The above images from Art of Phenomenology (external link)



Cymatics, Part 1 with Jeremy Pfeiffer


Cymatics, Part 2 with Jeremy Pfeiffer


Cymatics patterns: I see many on the web referring to the Cymatics patterns formed in water as sound wave patterns. This is only partly true as what is really vibrating in response to the sonic inputs is the container holding the water. So the water patterns we see are an effect of the motions of the container - a secondary effect. One can see this by inserting a different container excited at the same frequency changes the water patterns. Plus they are 2d images depending on the manner they are being viewed. Keely resonated his spheres to achieve certain effects. The important function is within the volume of the sphere and the media (type of gases) contained in that volume. The sphere's interior shape contributed to wave initial patterns. I'm sure the substance of the sphere introduces additional effects but not sure how to figure that. DP

The technology of the effects of applied sound to the human body from a therapeutic approach. Developed by earlier explorers in sound and vibration such as Hans Jenny?, Dr. Peter Manners? and many others and having its roots in radionics and sound. Man has long known that sound has the power to order and re-order physical matter to hold or create form. The conception of "form" in organically active nature must not be limited merely to that of the body's spatial outline. This was explained in Ruskin's definition of the spiritual principle active to plant-formation as "the power that catches out of chaos, charcoal, water, lime, and what not, and fastens them down into a given form."


Cymatics video created by Jeremy Pfeiffer at the PSI Institute.


Besides the external order of matter revealed in space form, there exists also an inner qualitative order expressed in a body's chemical composition. Upon this chemical order is based all that we encounter as color, smell, taste, etc., of substance, as well as its nourishing, healing or harmful properties. Accordingly, all these parts of an organism both in plant kingdoms and within the higher organisms have a certain inner material order, apart from their characteristic space form and structure. The one is never present without the other and are in some way causally connected. We have therefore deduced that sound is the formative power of shape and form in space.


Cymatics video created by Jeremy Pfeiffer at the PSI Institute.


Now let us look at chemistry which activates the shape and form. We must be aware that by the word chemistry in this connection we mean something much more far reaching than the chemical reactions which we can bring about by the reciprocal affinity of physical substances however complicated these may be. Where the forces of sound and chemical action take possession of matter form within it will produce form of a different kind.

A harmonic frequency computation corresponding to the natural harmonic of the structure can be transmitted by means of the application into both the meridian point and the affected area. This will result in a feeling of relaxation in the area and easing of pain. It is therefore possible to administer even into highly inflamed areas or damaged or bruised conditions. Fractures etc. can all be effectively treated giving ease and comfort, and at the same time stimulating the healing and regenerative condition of the structure and organ. (source of this article unknown)

Look to the principles and laws of sound and vibration to understand the formative (syntropic) and dispersive (entropic) qualities of matter in periodic motion.

Search YouTube (external link) for "cymatics" to see videos of this phenomena.
Cymatics web site (external link)

Cymatic Image

Cymatic Image in Water

(courtesy Jeremy Pfeiffer)


Cymatic Image

Cymatic Image in Water

(courtesy Jeremy Pfeiffer)


Cymatic Image

Cymatic Image in Water

(courtesy Jeremy Pfeiffer)


Cymatic Image

Cymatic Image in Water

(courtesy Jeremy Pfeiffer)


Cymatic Image

Multi-light Image on Colorful Background

(courtesy Jeremy Pfeiffer)



More of Jeremy's beautiful images: http://www.meditationforourgeneration.com/MFOG_Main/Art_of_Phenomenology.html (external link)


Liquid Mercury set in motion by sound


See Also

Chladni Plate Vibrations
Cymatics - Jenny
Harmonic Vibrations and Vibration Figures (external link)
Harmonograph
Holographic Interferometry
Law of Corporeal Vibrations
Law of Harmonic Vibrations
Principles of Acoustics
Schlieren photography
Table of Plate Harmonics and Intervals
Visible Sound (external link)


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