Ursi's Eso Garden
Your Competent Esoteric Guide
Wednesday, 24. October 2007
Cymatics: Bringing matter to life with sound
Cymatics is the study of wave phenomena. It is typically associated with the physical patterns produced through the interaction of sound waves in a medium.
A simple experiment demonstrating the visualisation of cymatics can be done by sprinkling sand on a metal plate and vibrating the plate, for example by drawing a violin bow along the edge, the sand will then form itself into standing wave patterns such as simple concentric circles. The higher the frequency, the more complex the shapes produced, with certain shapes having similarities to traditional mandala designs.
The term cymatics was coined by the Swiss scientist Hans Jenny, it is derived from the Greek kyma meaning "wave", and ta kymatika meaning "matters pertaining to waves". Jenny was born in Basel, Switzerland. After completing his doctorate, he taught science at the Rudolph Steiner School in Zürich for four years before beginning his medical practice.
In 1967, Jenny published the first volume of Cymatics: The Study of Wave Phenomena. The second volume came out in 1972, the year he died. This book was a written and photographic documentation of the effects of sound vibrations on fluids, powders, and liquid paste. He concluded, "This is not an unregulated chaos; it is a dynamic but ordered pattern".
Further informations with the clips below and Cymatics a study of Wave Phenomena by Hans Jenny.
Part 2 (9:42)
Part 3 (9:02)
Rosslyn Chapel Cymatics Music Video on YouTube
Cymatics Hexagon on North Pole of the planet Saturn by Stuart Mitchel
Hans Jenny: The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations by World Mysteries
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