At a molecular level, scientists say that everything in our existence is energy - plants, animals, humans, inanimate objects like furniture, even our thoughts… Everything is energy - it is all part of an interconnected web of electromagnetic vibrational frequencies.
And so everything has its own vibrational frequency that creates an energy field. We live within these energy fields and they must somehow have an affect upon us.
The rate of frequencies (oscillations) is measured in Herz (HZ) and its rate of speed is determined to be healthy or detrimental to our health and wellbeing. These types of concepts have been demonstrated through the work of Dr Masaru Emoto (the freezing of water, resulting in water crystals where positive and negative emotions have affected what shapes they produce) and the science of cymatics, which studies sound waves and the sounds that create harmonious geometric shapes.
For example, the research by Pythagoras points to this theory of the positive affect of energy. He discovered that sound vibrations can come in contact physically through the body and have an effect on our consciousness at the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Often referred to as the Father of Mathematics, the Father of Geometry, and the Father of Music, Pythagoras is also considered to be the Father of Harmonics.
He believed that numbers were a guide to the interpretation of the universe, and this included music. After researching what notes produced consonance and dissonance when they were struck simultaneously, he worked out the frequency ratios and found that they had a particular mathematical relationship - whereby discovering musical intervals (harmonic ratios). He then discovered that you could heal using sound and harmonic frequencies and began to prescribe music as medicine.
Pythagoras went on to design musical instruments that reflected these equations in musical tones. He felt these frequencies of sound and vibration brought one closer to their purest form (their Divine Nature) which kick started the healing process where resonance synchronises with brain waves.
“The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine Nature, not entertainment.”
Pythagoras (569- 475 BC)
In trying to understand why humans can be so similar and yet so different, it must be these influences that range from the energy of our thoughts, to the energies of everything around us, that affect us, perhaps on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level.
And so the concept of "space" and "place" - the particular spheres or areas that we spend time in - must have a defining affect on us, how we identify ourselves and how we form relationships with others and with the world around us.
The videos below are an exploration of my relationship with the world around me in its various contexts, with my experience of sound vibration and frequencies.