Our brains on music
There has been so much research done on music and how it affects the brain, I could go on forever about it, however none of the existing research is as profound as that of what Dr. Hamer discovered about how our brains react when exposed to music in a specific form. By form, I mean how a musical composition is structured.
As I mentioned in my last blog, Giovanna Conti discovered that the 2nd biological law, “The Law of Two Phases” exists in practically all of music in an exact mathematical formula that can be compared to the conflict active phase and the healing phase.
This was verified by counting all the notes in the composition where the conflict active phase was expressed by the composer and then the same again when the composer expressed the healing phase. Astoundingly this was mathematically similar in every case to the structure of the law of two phases.
What was more astounding was the fact that Conti discovered that the “Golden Ratio” and the “Fibonacci numbers” could also be mathematically proven to exist within the 2nd biological law contained within the composition.
The exact mathematical calculation for this can be found in Conti’s book the “Biological Meaning of Music”.
The Golden Ratio was discovered by Adolf Zeising who was a mathematician and philosopher. In 1854 he declared the following:
The Golden Ratio is a universal law in which is contained the ground-principle of all formative striving for beauty and completeness in the realms of both nature and art, and which permeates, as a paramount spiritual ideal, all structures, forms and proportions, whether cosmic or individual, organic or inorganic, acoustic or optical; which finds its fullest realization, however, in the human form.
Fibonacci lived 7 centuries before Zeising and discovered that a specific numbering system occurred in nature which was evident in how the leaves and petals were arranged around the stems of plants.
For more insight on their discovery, please go to http://blog.world-mysteries.com/science/nature-fibonacci-numbers-and-the-golden-ratio/ and it will help you to understand the mathematical sequences that both these extraordinary minds discovered and how they are constantly expressed in nature and within the cosmos.
The question is, what does this have to do with the healing properties of music?
When Dr. Hamer began to experiment with his own composition “Mein Studentenmaedchen” and the effects it had on physical and emotional challenges, he concluded that the actual structure of the song was what was responsible for the changes that were evident in his patients.
The mathematical structure was perceived by the brain through music and through listening to it constantly, created a kind of stasis where the conflict activity taking place in the cerebrum was downgraded to a level where there was virtually no conflict activity taking place.
In the old brain, which is comprised of the cerebellum and pons of the brainstem, the conflict activity was “put on hold”.
In a situation where the patient was undergoing a healing phase, listening to the music was able to help them to get through it much faster than under normal circumstances. This was especially evident when they were in what we call a “hanging healing” more commonly known as a chronic condition.
In essence, listening to the music on a constant basis helps the body and psyche to get into the same state of wellbeing as a pregnant woman naturally enters into from the 12th week of pregnancy.
It has already been clinically observed that a cancer growing in a female stops growing when she enters into her second trimester of pregnancy. This is nature’s way of assuring the survival of mother and child during this important time of reproduction. This form of stasis continues not only during the entire gestation period but also as long as the mother is breast feeding her infant.
Who would ever have imagined we could achieve this through music?
The important thing to remember is that it is not just any kind of music that is capable of doing this. The musical formula has to fit into the 2nd biological law “The Law of two Phases”, or it will not work the same way.
As Dr. Hamer said to me recently “We now have the template with the love song I composed for my wife all those years ago, so we don’t have to look any farther or even create anything new.”
In my next blog I would like to discuss the importance of the “vibration” or “hertz” we are exposed to when we listen to music.