The late Hans Jenny, a Swiss doctor, artist and researcher, made the human voice visible to the naked eye, creating an image of sound, without the help of any electronic apparatus. In 1967 Hans Jenny published Cymatics –The Structure and Dynamics of Waves and Vibrations. In this book, Jenny showed what happens when various materials like sand, water, or iron filings placed on a vibrating metal surface or a membrane, are exposed to sounds via the tonoscope a kind of crystal oscillator. Shapes and motion-patterns appear, some of which are nearly perfectly ordered and stationary. Others develop in a turbulent, organic fashion, and are constantly in motion.
       In his research with the tonoscope, Jenny noticed that when the vowels of the ancient languages of Hebrew and Sanskrit were pronounced out loud, the sand showed the shape of the written symbols for the corresponding vowel. However, our modern languages did not generate the same result! Jenny used crystal oscillators and invented what he called a ''tonoscope'' to set his plates and membranes vibrating. One of the most fascinating discoveries he made was that the vowels of Hebrew and Sanskrit, when toned into his media, formed the actual patterns of the letters themselves! Modern languages did not have this effect. Is there something to the concept of "sacred language", Sanskrit, Tibetan, Hebrew, Egyptian and Chinese,? So that there is an actual, physical reason why the recitation of sacred mantras and texts may have real healing properties, as tradition tells us for thousands of years. To heal a person who has gone "out of tune"?
        Jenny thought that evolution was a result of vibrations, with the vibrations of one level of organization, such as that of cells, each one unique, combining to create glands and organs and so on, each new level being a harmonic of the previous one. Jenny saw that we could heal the body with sound by understanding how different frequencies influence the genes, cells, and organs of the body. Out of Jenny's work, and that of other scientists in the late fifties, came the renewed use of sound to transmute diseased cells into their healthy counterparts.
Vowel A sound in sand.
"Every cell within the body gives a sound. That sound is life itself. Cells can be altered, activated and stimulated by sound and music".
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