(This is Part 2 of a three-part series. For Part 1, please click here.)
It was only around the summer of 2010 that I became more intellectually curious about the nature of this music. Although I had been hearing for well over two years, it was around this time that I began to pick up on the larger trends in the music. My first impression was that I am somehow hearing the (intelligent) cosmic energies which are being received by Earth and us, her people. If you’ve read my book, you know of my belief that Earth and humanity are currently in the midst of a huge energetic transition which is uplifting our consciousness and dimensions of existence (Please see Bridge to Earth, “Chapter 11. Ascension”). I believe that this process is made possible, and is guided, by the cosmic energies coming in from the depths of our galaxy as our planet travels through galactic space. Yes, we have always been bathed in the energies of our galaxy, but at this time, we’re at a point in our cyclic journey in which the particular combination of our position on the galactic map, our planetary orientation, and configurations of the other heavenly bodies around us (plus other factors) is giving us the energetic boost needed for this leap in our evolution.
In this post, I share with you my (on-going) explorations about this music, trying to make connections among my beliefs, what I can observe in my physical world, and what has been observed in history and literature. It’s quite a hodgepodge of thoughts and information! I’m just enjoying the meandering journey of exploration rather than trying to pinpoint a definitive answer, and hope you’ll keep my perspective in mind as you read the post.
ATTEMPTS AT CORRELATION TO PHYSICAL EVENTS
I wondered whether the musical activity could be correlated to any physical events. Going on the premise that the music may be related to incoming cosmic energies from the galaxy, I hypothesized that the level of musical activity may correlate with the solar activity, which is track-able through online data. I believe that there is a web of interconnection among the energies of the galaxy, the sun, the Earth, and humans, exchanging through the magnetic fields of the galaxy, the sun, Earth, and humans (please see Bridge to Earth Chapter 11 and post on solar activity). Thus the galactic magnetic field influences the solar magnetic activity, the solar magnetic activity influences the Earth’s geomagnetic activity, and the resulting Earth’s geomagnetic activity influences the human magnetic field. In this scenario, I would be sensing this transferred cosmic energy in my field as music. I don’t know how well the human magnetic field is accepted by conventional science, but the body’s electromagnetic nature and its sensitivity to magnetic fields have certainly been addressed through peer-reviewed scientific studies. It has been shown through scientific studies that the pineal gland, which regulates circadian rhythm and melatonin production (and which has interestingly been referred to as the seat of the metaphysical “third eye”), is sensitive to magnetic fields.[1,2] Thus there are on-going studies of the solar/geomagnetic effects on the human physical and mental states. [3,4] Also, extensive scientific research by the HearthMath Institute has shown that “the heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s organs,” which can synchronize the body’s brain waves to its waves, and also register its electromagnetic signals (emotions) in the brain waves of other people around us. Furthermore, although in the infant stages of being explored by conventional science, the magnetic nature of DNA has been demonstrated, and could be a fundamental vehicle through which humans interact with the greater web of planetary, solar, and galactic magnetic fields (please see Bridge to Earth Chapter 11). My belief is that there is very likely a sensitive connection between what’s going on even in outer space and the humans on Earth, in accordance with the old saying in astrology: “As above, so below.”
[A digression: The interconnection between magnetic fields is the basis of a project of the Global Coherence Initiative led by scientists and engineers, which is attempting to observe the changes in the earth’s magnetic field to test the hypothesis that the earth’s field and the mass human emotion interact with each other. One goal of this project is to set up a Global Coherence Monitoring System (GCMS), a collection of approximately 12 sensors strategically located around the world which will directly measure fluctuations in the magnetic fields generated by the earth and in the ionosphere. Indeed, those who are working on the project believe that not only does the Earth’s magnetic field influence the human emotional/mental state, but conversely, mass human emotion may have a measurable effect on the Earth’s magnetic field.]
I made a few, very precursory attempts at correlating this music to the solar activity– or rather, the resulting geomagnetic activity. Over several days during different periods, I simply checked the kp index, which is an indication of the disturbances in the Earth’s magnetic field, with 1 being calm, and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm. From this brief observation, I did not see an obvious correlation between the musical activity and the kp. I can just tell you that when the music was particularly loud and fast and I ran to over to check the kp on www.solarcycle24.com or www.spaceweather.com, the kp index could be high or low.
We recently had an x-class solar flare recorded at 5:56pm (PST) on Feb 14, which was the most powerful solar flare since 2006. Realizing that it takes a few days for the charged particles of a solar flare to reach Earth, I waited for the associated coronal mass ejection to hit Earth in the early hours of Feb 18. Around the expected time period, the music did pick up, although the volume remained soft. However, in the past, I have heard the music going this fast even when there had been no major solar flare. Also, as it turns out, although the solar flare started out quite powerfully (with a hubbub of speculations about possible damages on Earth), the particle cloud it produced turned out to be rather weak and was “not expected to produce any strong effects on Earth other than perhaps some beautiful aurora in the high northern and southern latitudes…” So, thus far, I haven’t been able to draw any conclusions about the relationship between solar activity and the music. (I will share, however, that I have been starting to see a correlation between periods of high solar activity and experiencing fatigue, waking up at nights, and “that fuzzy, achy sensation.”)
My second hypothesis was whether the musical activity could be correlated to astronomical alignments, for I believe that the cyclic positioning and alignment of the heavenly bodies in relation to Earth, with the expansive and directional magnetic fields of the heavenly bodies, help direct the cosmic energy influx to Earth. Astronomical alignment is one of the foundations of the native mesoAmerican calendars like the Mayans’, if I understand correctly. According to the interpretation of the cancer researcher-turned-Mayan calendar researcher Dr. Carl Calleman, the Mayan calendar is actually reflective of the energies of the evolution of cosmic consciousness, which the Mayans attempted to correlate to the planetary cycles. At the end of the summer of 2010, I found that there had been a highly unusual amount of major planetary events going on over that summer. During this period, there was a series of very unique and rare “grand cross” planetary alignments (when a number of planets are aligned at exactly 90 degrees from each other, at the vertices of a square), a solstice, and eclipses: a summer solstice on June 21, a grand cross in concert with a full moon partial lunar eclipse on June 26, a total solar eclipse on July 11, a T-square moving into the Grand Cardinal Cross at end of July/beginning of August, and probably a few other significant events I didn’t pick up. I profess I don’t understand all of this, but by those who study metaphysical/astrological/energetic interpretation of astronomical alignments, this summer was supposed to be a time of a powerful influx of energy. Many in the metaphysical community say that these events are portals/openings/gateways of energy flows, and I’ve read that there is stillness in the center of these openings. I wondered then whether the unusual musical activity and my physical state of the summer of 2010 was related to all this planetary activity.
Then there was the Fourth of July event, in which a sudden and loud burst of fast musical activity started synchronously with the first explosions of fireworks in my vicinity (part 1 of this series). It has been demonstrated in a number of laboratories over the past 35 years that major shifts in the consciousness of a large mass of people can affect random event generators (computer devices that generate two numbers – a one and a zero – in a totally random sequence), apparently causing the production of non-random number patterns. Studies are being carried out by the Global Consciousness Project, an international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement. As described in the introduction of the Global Consciousness Project website: “In recent work, prior to the Global Consciousness Project, an array of REG (random event generator) devices in Europe and the US showed non-random activity during widely shared experiences of deeply engaging events. For example, the funeral ceremonies for Princess Diana, and the international Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, created shared emotions and a coherence of consciousness that appeared to be correlated with structure in the otherwise random data.” Among the many correlations to global events detected by the Global Consciousness Project, the project found a clear and pronounced correlation in the non-randomness of the number sequence from shortly prior to the 9/11 event and up to 50 hours after the event.[7, 8] There are various speculative models of how this phenomenon may work, including the invoking of quantum entanglement and some type of an active information field. Again, along the lines of the Global Coherence Project mentioned above, the premise is that there is a planetary (indeed, a much wider-ranging) interconnecting field to which even computers are sensitive. I wondered whether, through this field, I had “heard” the energy of joy and excitement of a large mass of people in the towns my near vicinity as they experienced the first bursts of the eagerly-anticipated fireworks.
MUSIC AND SOUND IN HISTORY AND LITERATURE
Music that is inaudible to the physical ear has long been mentioned in history and literature, and even up through the current times. Last year, I learned about the theory of the Music of the Spheres (Musica Universalis, also Musica Mundana):
“Pythagoras (6th century BC) observed that when the blacksmith struck his anvil, different notes were produced according to the weight of the hammer.” Beginning with this observation, he “discovered that the pitch of a musical note depends upon the length of the string which produces it. This allowed him to correlate the intervals of the musical scale with simple numerical ratios… In recognizing these ratios, Pythagoras had discovered the mathematical basis of musical harmony,”  allowing him to elucidate the relationship between music and space/numbers. “Pythagoras taught that each of the seven planets produced, by its orbit, a particular note according to its distance from the still centre which was the Earth. The distance in each case was like the subdivisions of the string [of a musical instrument.] This is what was called Musica Mundana, which is usually translated as Music of the Spheres. The sound produced is so exquisite and rarified that our ordinary ears are unable to hear it… This music is present everywhere and governs all temporal cycles, such as the seasons, biological cycles, and all the rhythms of nature. Together with its underlying mathematical laws of proportion, it is the sound of the harmony of the created being of the universe, the harmony of what Plato [5th century BC] called the ‘one visible living being, containing within itself all living beings of the same natural order.'”  Pythagoras believed, as did many of his followers through the years, that there are no boundaries between science and spirituality.
After Copernicus (1473-1543) realized that the Sun, rather than Earth, is the center of our planetary system, Kepler (1571-1630) carried out rigorous mathematical analysis of the orbits showing that the planets do not move in perfect circles around the sun, but in ellipses, and that the Sun is not at the exact center of their orbits, but that each planet moves between a ‘perihelion’ point nearest the Sun and an ‘aphelion’ point furthest away. Incorporating these new discoveries, “Kepler found that the angular velocities of all the planets closely correspond to musical intervals. When he compared the extremes for combined pairs of planets, the results were even more marvelous, yielding the intervals of a complete scale. Thus, the ratio between Jupiter’s maximum and Mars’ minimum speed corresponds to a minor third; the interval between Earth and Venus to a minor sixth. Rather than the fixed-tone planetary scales of earlier schemes, Kepler’s measurements revealed ever-changing polyphonic chords and harmonies as the planets move between perihelion and aphelion… The [20th century] astronomer Fred Hoyle agrees that the correspondence between musical ratios and planetary velocities as described by Kepler is ‘frighteningly good‘… The [20th century] Kepler scholar Francis Warrain extended Kepler’s researches and found that the angular velocities of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, which were unknown during Kepler’s lifetime, also correspond to harmonic ratios.” 
An interesting connection between coherent sound and an astronomical body was made several years ago in the Astrophysical Journal Letter (December 10, 2004 issue), which reported that the sun emits ultrasound waves — that is, the sun “sings,” and quite loudly. At a frequency of 100 millihertz (10-second period), the waves of the solar ultrasound are “approximately 300 times deeper than the deepest pitch audible to the human ear,” according Dr. Craig DeForest, a senior research scientist in the SwRI Space Science and Engineering Division. “These ripples seem to be carrying about 1 kilowatt of power per square meter on the surface of the Sun. That is similar to the sonic energy you might find coming out of the speakers at a rock concert. Very loud,” he says. A significant point is made by Dr. Joseph Gurman, TRACE mission scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, who says, “The discovery of coherent waves at such high frequencies in the upper solar atmosphere challenges our understanding of the magnetic structures in the quiet Sun… This work proves that we need new tools to understand the propagation of energy into and out of this part of the solar atmosphere where much of the activity that can affect life here on Earth originates.” 
The yogis speak of the all-pervasive sound of the Cosmic Vibration, which may manifest as as a ringing or hum in the ears. According to the yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, this sound is known to all religions, being the “Aum” of the Vedas, “Hum” of the Tibetans, “Amin” of the Moslems, and “Amen” of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians. “[The yogi] Patanjali speaks of God as the actual Cosmic Sound of Aum that is heard in meditation. Aum is the Creative Word, the whir of the Vibratory Motor, the witness of Divine Presence.”  According to Paramahansa Yogananda, “First, the devotee realizes Aum as the manifested cosmic energy in all matter. The earthly sounds of all atomic motion, including the sounds of the body—the heart, lungs, circulation, cellular activity—come from the cosmic sound of the creative vibratory activity of Aum. The sounds of the nine octaves perceptible to the human ear, as well as all cosmic low or high vibrations that cannot be registered by the human ear, have their origin in Aum. So also, all forms of light—fire, sunlight, electricity, astral light—are expressions of the primal cosmic energy of Aum… This Holy Vibration working in the subtle spinal centers of the astral body, sending forth life force and consciousness into the physical body, manifests as wonderful astral sounds—each one characteristic of its particular center of activity. These astral sounds are likened to melodic strains of the humming of a bee, the tone of a flute, a stringed instrument such as a harp, a bell-like or gong sound, the soothing roar of a distant sea, and a cosmic symphony of all vibratory sound… [With higher states of realization, the devotee’s] consciousness vibrates simultaneously in his body, in the sphere of the earth, the planets, the universes, and in every particle of matter, space, and astral manifestation.” 
It was while at a Christmas parade last year, spotting a girl in a red wagon dressed as an angel and holding a bugle, that I remembered the phrase “Gabriel’s trumpet.” I remember thinking that I could see how some of the sounds I was hearing could be interpreted as the sound of a mellow bugle or trumpet. While, as it turns out, there is actually no mention of archangel Gabriel blowing a trumpet in the Bible , angels have been long associated with music and singing. The Bible speaks of an angel sounding the seventh trumpet, which heralds the reign of Christ (Revelations 11:15).
Hearing music is also often mentioned when people are hypnotically taken back to their state as souls in-between their lives on Earth. In Dr. Michael Newton’s book, Journey of Souls , a patient visiting the spirit world in such a hypnotic state observes hearing “An… echo… of music… musical tingling… wind chimes… vibrating with my movements… so relaxing.” Dr. Newton says in his book: “Many spirit world travelers report back to me about the relaxing sensations of musical vibrations. Noise sensations start quite early after death. Some subjects tell me they hear humming or buzzing sounds right after leaving their physical bodies. This is similar to the noise one hears standing near telephone wires and may vary in volume before souls pull away from what I believe to be the Earth’s astral plane. People have said they hear these same sounds when under general anesthesia. These flat, ringing sounds become more musical when we leave the tunnel. This music has been appropriately called energy of the universe because it revitalizes the soul.” Similarly, hearing music is very often reported in near-death experiences.
—> To part 3 for conclusion
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