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How to Biohack Music

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by lohd2015, May 15, 2016.

  1. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    Dr. Kruse’s May Webinar, Quantum Radar, is the inspiration for this thread.


    I have always relied on music going as far back as a child, to help myself feel better. I trained as a classical pianist, with a short performing stint. At about the same time, I also embarked on a longer professional career as a disco DJ, which probably contributed negatively to my overall health with the shift schedule and nnEMF/artificial lights exposure. But could the effects have been slightly ameliorated by the music? (That is something I would like to explore further)


    After listening to the webinar, I started to think about how music have always affected me in ways I thought was ‘intangible’, but turns out those experiences are actually quantum in origin. I was truly excited because for the first time ever, I can start answering questions about the part of me that I love.


    I firmly believe that music, like health, is absolutely N = 1. A piece of music that turns me on may do nothing for you. So please keep that in mind if I start talking about specific pieces.


    I would like to make a distinction between absolute (or pure music), and music that have a program, either by description, or by lyrics. I have always preferred pure music, even as a child. To this day, I don’t know the lyrics to any of my favorite vocals. And this may be because “Research studies conducted on the neurological effects of sound have shown that the human brain responds to pure tone in highly specific ways. PET Scans, which measure glucose consumption at the cellular level, show that pure sound or music (without words) stimulate an increase in cellular activity in the right hemisphere.”


    Does the music illicit a response from you because of the music, or the combination of the music and the words? Would you feel the same just with the words without the music or vice versa?


    As I child, I loved how music would give me chills and goose bumps. Music for me can be cathartic and healing. It alters my mood, gives me energy, and lifts my spirits. Now I know music induces the release of oxytocin. Some music can be more powerful than others.


    I find in general, music written during the Romantic Period, to have more effect on oxy. It is possible that composers like Tchaikovsky, Brahms, were trying to resolve their emotional and sexual obstacles through their music. They were using those particular resonances as healing tools. So as a listener, if you are tuned in to those frequencies, you get similar results.


    I also believe that analog recordings capture more than digital, as I find older recordings infinitely more exciting. Is it possible that analog recordings can even capture the resonance of the performer(s)? Is that why we prefer one performer over another (at the same level of skill and artistry)? Because their resonance harmonize with ours?
     
  2. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    In the past six months, I noticed that as I am healing with the sun, my ability to assimilate music has also changed. I have become more sensitive to the subtleties within the sounds. I am hearing things I wasn’t aware of before, my range of perception has widened, especially towards the lower end of the frequencies, and I’ve become a lot ‘pickier’, so to speak.


    To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, take today for example.


    I had a terrible night. I don’t think I got more than 2 hours of sleep. No sun, and a full day’s work. Then I started to feel my music hankerings emerging. That is what I used to do for the most part of my life before I was shown the magnificent healing powers of the sun by Dr. Kruse. I would rely on music to help me through difficult days.


    Today, I really wanted Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. I just know I HAD to have it. It’s been a while since I had a craving for this piece. (My tastes in music have also been changing quite a bit since my mitochondria started to heal...more about that another time)


    So I went to my bookmark for this piece. Oh dear, didn’t do a thing for me. In fact, I couldn’t turn it off fast enough. Darn. So I started to do a search and went through at least ten versions before I settled on this PERFECT one (for today, at least).


    It’s an old 1957 recording of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Evgeny Mravinsky.





    Even though I didn’t like the tempo of the first movement, and the orchestra was far from perfect, something about the performance just grabbed every antenna in me and I wanted more…and before I knew what had happened, I realize I was starting to recharge. It was an ecstatic experience. I felt completely different at the end of the piece. You can almost say I am in a totally different state, both physically and mentally.


    Spoiler alert: The last movement starting at 32: 45 is just CRAZY and absolutely maniacal. A discerning critic would say the performance of the last movement was out of control and chaotic. To me, it’s electrifying and riveting. There is definitely something else present that I can’t explain….Tchaikovsky, like a lot of other composers in the Romantic Era, including Berlioz, Bruckner, Brahms, Mahler, Rachmaninoff and Schumann, was manic depressive and suicidal. I think the conductor brought the essence of the composer to life.

    June 1st update:
    This version is conducted by Valery Gergiev ; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra 1988. The last movement, starting at 32:47 is even CRAZIER and FASTER (I clocked the Mravinsky at 8:09, the Gergiev at 7:53). I guess the Russian conductors really get Tchaikovsky. Gergiev's delivery is impeccable. The sonority and intonation of the orchestra is utterly impressive. The woodwinds are totally sublime in the second movement. I've never heard it more beautiful. Seriously. The last movement is absolute control. BOOM.

     
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  3. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    some of my favorite music here.
     
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  4. nicld

    nicld Gold

    I could not live without music, it feeds my soul. Love going to live shows where I can feel it throughout my whole body.
     
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  5. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    Can't agree with you more! Music can be electrifying and revitalizing.
    I think that's why I seem to prefer older analog recordings. It captures more energy? Would love to hear from sound engineers on this topic.
     
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  6. fitness@home

    fitness@home Silver

    I worked with a Sound Vibration Specialist/Engineer. She has since retired but we have lunch every now and then. I am going to bring this up in our next conversation!
     
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  7. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    That would be awesome, Dawn! Thank you. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    At the first meditation class I went to, the man holding the class explained the chakra system, and the different notes associated with each chakra. He could tone the chakras with his voice. When he said what he was going to do I thought yeh right .... so he toned the base and sacral chakras, and when he did the solar plexus I was shocked ... I immediately curled up into the foetal position. So I learned the power of sound ....

    Later on a subtle energy course we had a guest speaker, Neil Douglas-Klotz, author of Prayers of the Cosmos, and Desert Wisdom, and he taught us body prayer. If for example you take a piece from the bible, in the King James version and read it aloud, its words have (or don't have) a particular resonance. If a biblical text has been translated into one language and later retranslated into another, or has just been mistranslated, often the original meaning (and vibration) is lost. So if I read aloud the "standard" version, (which doesn't resonate with me at all), then read aloud a retranslation of Aramaic, the words are different, the meaning is different, and the vibration of the words has a different resonance, and my "body prayer" is different. I also read aloud the text in the original Aramaic ......wisdom as resonance? Language no barrier?
     
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  9. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    In the beginning there was light. If there is light, then there must be sound. However, I can’t seem to find the answer as to which came first, light or sound. Just for fun, I’ll also go biblical. The book of Genesis tells us God created the universe by saying, "Let there be light".


    Sound and light have co-existed for billions of years, even before oxygen showed up. For sound to be heard, all it needs is a medium to travel through, be it a solid, liquid, or gas. The medium determines the speed of travel. Fastest through solids, slowest through gases.


    Is it reasonable to assume that if evolution succeeded in harnessing the electromagnetic waves of the sun, magnetic waves from the earth, it should not ignore the counterpart of mechanical waves of sound?


    Just as our eyes function both as a camera and a clock, may our ears not do the same? I think speech/communication is just one of the functions that involves sound. If our auditory/vocal functions were purely for purposes of communication, we might have evolved telepathic abilities instead.


    Humans hear frequencies from 20 Hz up to 20,000 Hz (20 kHz). Schumann resonances vibrate at frequencies of 7.83 Hz, with progressively weaker harmonics at 14.3, 20.8, 27.3 and 33.8 Hz.


    Is it a coincidence that almost all the major, and even the minor, organs of the body form cavities? Can those cavities also be resonant structures that produce, tune, and amplify sound waves in addition to being “ “light shaft” running through our bodies”?


    “The cell membrane tensional changes determine the resonance and Wallace has shown 100Hz is the key frequency.” (Jack Kruse)


    100 Hz is just 2 Hz above G2 on a piano keyboard tuned to 440Hz. Really makes one wonder about the conspiracy theories surrounding 432 Hz vs 440 Hz tuning.


    Yogis and Tibetan monks use sound and vibration to effect physical changes. The yogic breathing practice pranayama and the Tibetan chanting and breathing practice of tummo both can produce heat and energy in the body.


    Sue, I do believe that the
    has great significance. Extrapolating that, I’m wondering if spells, curses and hexes are more than just ‘woo’.


    Can atoms be excited by sound just as electrons can be by light?


    http://www.nbcnews.com/science/scie...tists-listen-sound-quantum-vibrations-n201366


    “What do atoms sound like? Whatever you want them to, it turns out. Scientists have shown that sound waves can be used to interact with an individual atom and make it produce sound in response — on a scale where such waves can barely exist. The Chalmers University of Technology team, led by Per Delsing, used an artificial atom, cooled to nearly absolute zero and mounted on a tiny electronic chip, to show that it's not just light and electromagnetic radiation that can propagate at the quantum level. Their findings were published in the journal Science.


    The Swedish researchers tuned a "surface acoustic wave," a sort of vibration of material on the chip itself, to the frequency they expected their custom atom (a very large one at that) to respond to — and succeeded. The atom absorbed the energy of the SAW and produced phonons, a sort of ultra-tiny sound wave, in response. It's the first time a single atom has been excited acoustically this way, and that could aid in the production of quantum machines — since sound waves are often easier to manage that electromagnetic waves. And what musical note did this atom respond to, you ask? D — but about 20 octaves higher than you'd get on a piano.”


    And consider that a plucked string in principle produces an infinite set of overtones. The implications of that is staggering to me.


    Brahms wrote an incredibly powerful piano concerto in the key of D minor. It has been my favorite for over forty years.


    I have restarted practising my Om chanting ever since the May Webinar. I realized that my Om is usually in the key of D except when I’ve had a tough day loaded with nnEMF, then it would be impossible to get down to D3. My Om would hover about one whole tone above it. After a good night’s sleep, I’m able to generate a D again. I also remember that whenever I was down with a fever as a child, I could get myself to fall asleep by moaning, notwithstanding the discomfort of being ill. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that despite not having sun for almost every day during the past two weeks, my sleep has been quite good with the addition of Om chanting in full lotus position at night.


    Fascinating.



    Citations:

    Jack Kruse Forum 2016 May Webinar

    http://www.i-sis.org.uk/TheRealBioinformaticsRevolution.php
     
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  10. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    I can't listen to music at the moment, I want silence ..... (Or the sounds of the birds, wind in the trees, or waves on a beach). I was interested to read that silence (or the sounds of nature) is related to the crown chakra which governs the right eye, and that eye is where I lost my sight back in September. (Partially regained now but a way to go.) Perhaps the silence is the pause between notes .....

    As for Brahms piano concerto .... Was it "thoughts" that became written "symbols" as the score, that an orchestra can interpret to produce "sound". When record players were invented that sound could be recorded .... In effect "patterns" were stored in the record, waiting for the right energy to replay it... Now we have CDs and downloads ... the mechanical devices can reproduce the geometrical pattern as "sound" but the living brain deciphers the music. Could the composer's original musical "thoughts", symbols, sounds and patterns be considered as "data"? Same for language and art?

    Perhaps telepathy is the ability to decipher patterns directly. (Sounds like a mitochondria :)).
     
  11. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    I was at an auction viewing last week and was drawn to a painting .... Talked myself out of bidding on it, so didn't have it on the bid list when DH and I later took turns to bid online. It came up for auction when I was taking a turn .... and when the auctioneer said the title of the picture was "Resounding Spirit" my finger hit the bid button.
    rs4.jpg

    I borrowed a 128C tuning fork yesterday and have been sounding my skull ... This morning in the CT bath I found it felt right if sounded and placed on my right ear, much more effective than on the skull or my left ear. Immediately after I had come in I picked up Don Campbell's book The Mozart Effect which details some of the work by Alfred Tomatis MD and read that nerve impulses from the the right ear reach the speech centres more quickly than from the left ear. (Loads more on what the auditory nerve influences.....) Campbell met Tomatis, and apparently Tomatis said that "The ear is not a differentiated piece of skin. The skin is a differentiated piece of ear."
     
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  12. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    DK always reminds us that “The epithelium and brain both come from the same material in an embryo. This tissue is called neuroectoderm.”


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11286370

    “Dr. Tomatis was the first to develop a technique using modified music to stimulate the rich interconnections between the ear and the nervous system to integrate aspects of human development and behavior. The originating theories behind the Tomatis Method are reviewed to describe the ear's clear connection to the brain and the nervous system.”


    Our eyes works with one octave of light frequencies. “This is why there are 33 types of amacrine cells in the retina. If you understand factorial math, that means within our single octave of the visible spectrum amacrine cells can handle 8,683,317,618,811,886,495,518,194,401,280,000,000 different frequencies of light.” JK.


    Our ears are sensitive to a range of 10 octaves of energy, from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. I’ll leave the math wizs to calculate how many frequencies that actually entails. Maybe that’s why DK says our ears are energy hogs.

    IR frequencies penetrate our skin deeply. Sound travels through our bodies.


    Why is it that birds seem use their vocal abilities almost involuntarily, with the exception of maybe humans, more so than any other species of land animals?

    After the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) extinction event some 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs became extinct. Birds are regarded by most paleontologists as the only surviving dinosaurs.


    It is difficult to estimate the exact duration of the K-Pg event. But 10,000 years is possible. That is a very long time to survive with less than 50% sunlight being able to reach earth.


    If you consider that every octave of energy is identical to all others, with the only variation in comparing one octave to another being scale.

    As the wavelengths grow longer, frequencies decrease – the energy and scale decreases. As the wavelengths grow shorter, frequencies increase – the energy and scale increases.


    Could it be possible that birds (as well as other surviving creatures) evolved complex mechanisms to compensate for being detached from the healing frequencies of the earth, and/or the loss of energy from the sun?

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    Sue, some associate the note C in the lower octave with the Violet frequencies in the higher octave.

    Fascinating.
     
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  13. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    Thoughts are merely a part of our consciousness. To me, using words to communicate just thought alone, is rife with impediments. How much of your thoughts can you translate accurately into words? Words are always open to interpretation. How do you know your original intentions are correctly deciphered?



    This gave me an idea for a biohack, to use music to express the impossible. I won’t be able to implement this hack. Anyone who tries it, I'd be really happy if you'd share your results.


    There are many outstanding works by brilliant composers who were able to distill their consciousness into music. One of my favorites, is John Barry. In 1999 Barry was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 2005. He composed the scores for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987 and won numerous Oscars and Golden Globe awards, including Best Original Film Score for Out of Africa, and Somewhere In Time. His music is eloquent and poignant, the beauty of his art is not lost in the exacting demands of an effective modern film score.


    John Barry “Somewhere in Time”




    In under 2 minutes, the potency achieved can be compared to the 10 minutes from the famous Adagietto, the fourth movement of Mahler’s Fifth symphony which was composed in 1901 and 1902.


    The Adagietto is said to represent Mahler's love song to Alma. Mahler's instruction for this movement is “sehr langsam” (very slowly). Mahler and Mengelberg played it in about 7 minutes. Some conductors have taken tempos that extend it to nearly 12 minutes (viz. recordings by Eliahu Inbal, Herbert von Karajan, and Claudio Abbado), while Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra performed it in 9½ minutes.

    This version is by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and lasts 9:45 mins.






    July 11th update:
    Gergiev is notably one of the masters in his interpretation of this movement. Notice in the video, he is not beating time. His hands are weaving the intricate dance between the melodic lines of the harp and strings, as is the essence of this movement.
    45:14 to 55:16





    A few years after Mahler wrote the Fourth Symphony, Rachmaninoff wrote his Second symphony. The theme from the third movement was used for pop singer Eric Carmen's 1976 song, "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again". This melody was also used by jazz pianist Danilo Pérez as the main theme of his tune "If I Ever Forget You" on his Across the Crystal Sea 2008 album.


    This is the Adagio from this symphony, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, and lasts 15:07.






    In 1899, Arnold Schoenberg composed the controversial Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). The work was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name, combined with the influence of Schoenberg's strong feelings upon meeting Mathilde von Zemlinsky (the sister of his teacher Alexander von Zemlinsky), whom he would later marry. The piece was controversial due to the highly advanced harmonic idiom as well as, perhaps, Dehmel's explicit references to sexual themes in the poem. The work employs a richly chromatic language and often ventures far from the home key, though the work is clearly rooted in D minor.


    A particular point of controversy was the use of a single 'nonexistent' (that is, uncategorized and therefore unpermitted) inverted ninth chord, which resulted in its rejection by the Vienna Music Society.


    Schoenberg had remarked: "and thus (the work) cannot be performed since one cannot perform that which does not exist" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verklärte_Nacht)


    This version is performed by Zubin Mehta conducting the strings of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and lasts 29:14 mins. I can hear parts of the Mahler Adagietto in this piece.






    2 mins or 29 mins? Your pick.


    (This version of the Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht conducted by Karajan is more beautiful, the orchestra is much better. However, you might get ads from Google. Very annoying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7a36rTZdX8 )


    I had purposely left out The Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde because the work is in a class of it’s own. I would love to explore that more intensively another time.
     
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  14. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Words always end, but the music of nature never ceases. Her melodies are crafted by hidden colors and those colors are disguised as waves filled with the bounty of life enclosed. We are built as a servant to the music of the electromagnetic force and all the "notes" they can become. We are not a maestro for teaching Nature. We are meant to dance and sing to her songs not our own. Before we could speak, nature was banging out harmonies for us to practice speaking over.
     
  15. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    I heard John Barry's track "The Beyondness of Things" years ago and got the CD of the same name. My most played CD, and the last I listened to, found it still in the CD player this morning. I just had to press play ....... "Nocturnal New York," "The Day the earth fell silent", "Gifts of Nature" "Dawn chorus". Thanks for re-mind-ing me of him. :)
     
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  16. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

    If you asked this of a religious believer, he/she will say "God said let there be light". If you understand what cosmology science says sound actually might have been first. Therefore maybe the phonon came before the photon?

    If we take light to mean freely propagating light as we have today, then the Universe had sound hundreds of thousands (we believe 380 million to be exact) of years before it had light. In the early Universe, matter was packed together much more densely than anything we know of today and certainly sufficient for the formation of pressure waves which create sound. Now nothing would have heard those phonons.......because ears were not yet evolved Science actually believes that they can reconstruct the sound of the Big Bang and its aftermath by looking at the CMB (the first freely propagating light). Personally I don't. Too many assumptions are made. These pressure waves are the seeds of galaxies.

    Have a listen to what they have collected: http://faculty.washington.edu/jcramer/BigBang/Planck_2013/BBSnd100.wav

    If we take light to mean STRICTLY mean "the photon", then the answer is far less clear, and probably "neither". It appears that the Universe was born with pressure waves that make sound, and today the MODERN belief is that the photon has only been around since the Higgs boson broke electroweak symmetry you learned about in the April 2016 webinar. So the key point about what came first light or sound, is whether pressure waves were around before electro weak symmetry was broken and this depends on what you believe should count as a pressure or sound wave.
     
  17. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    That sort of was my point also. The sound of God's words "Let there be light" created light. I guess I was too subtle.:oops:
     
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  18. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    I've got a big set of windchimes, was given it years ago, but haven't put it up, if it's near a window or a doorway it either clangs too loudly in more than the slightest breeze or its in the way. Every so often DH says can't we get rid of this ....and the answer has always been no... I was sat in the ct bath a couple of days ago, thinking about music and had the idea to use the windchimes as a musical instrument. So it's hung up now in the bedroom, in a spot away from the windows and we won't walk into it in the dark. I'm doing a bio hack on my sleep, which means that as soon as I start feeling sleep pressure in the evening I go to bed, be it 8pm 9pm or 10..... Last couple of nights I've gone to the bedroom in my blueblockers, turned off the light, and set the chimes off playing, sounding the room as I make my way to the bed. As I move across the room they gradually get quieter, and as I lay in bed they start to fall silent. Just as I think they are finished, there's a quiet final "ting" which has made me smile .... I was thinking in the CT bath this morning that I could use the bath itself as a drum ..... :D
     
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  19. lohd2015

    lohd2015 New Member

    Entaglement at work here. Just this morning, I was thinking about the nature of clutter. Clutter is a misnomer. It all depends on context. In the right context, clutter becomes stimulation which is coupled with regeneration. Otherwise, clutter can be totally unproductive, or even destructive. On the other hand, I need to add that 'context', like one's reality, is totally subjective. :confused:

    Your windchimes cannot be a more perfect illustration of this thought process. Thank YOU!!! :thumbsup::love:

    ......beautiful.

    ....now that's a brilliant idea. You can vary the tone/pitch by the amount of water filled....:D
     
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  20. Sue-UK

    Sue-UK Gold

    Not going to confuse my current bio hack but I have a rubber hammer ready ....:D

    Woke up this morning wanting to sing .... Just a line or 2 from an old song, then from another ... A bit of a weird medley ... Perhaps my sleep bio hack is waking up musical memories ....
     
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