I had two, seemingly random thoughts the past few hours. Rather than overanalyze them, as usual, I thought I would post them and see if anyone else gets anything out of them.
1. I was thinking about Phi and the Golden Mean and Synergetics and looking at a tree limb. The cell growth by division must stay balanced between the length of the limb and the diameter. As the tree grows the cells are developing in the diameter of the limb and in the length at the same time. Could it be that the interaction and attraction between these cells, within the synergetic format, generate Phi and the Fibbonacci numbers?
2. I heard today that one language expert hypothesized that music was an accident of evolution that came along with language. I think there is more to it than that. Another neurologist points out that music releases the same bonding enzymes in the brain as an orgasm. He hypothesizes that music evolved as a necessary aggression suppressant in humans, the only mammal on the planet which accommodates more than 18 or so males within the tribe.
How about considering that it is the “tunability” of the synergetic format which allows certain frequencies to resonate harmonically? Everything is vibrating but we may select which frequencies we (consciousness) react to and how we react. It’s right there in the numbers and, it appears to be universal.
I have just had a friend recommend an article he read on the significance of Standard Tuning of A440 HZ or A432 HZ and the ramifications of this fact. He and I are both musicians but the implication of the article is that this 8 HZ difference represents far more than musical inclinations. From this site you can get to all sorts of discussions and controversies: Rothschild’s, Illuminati, enslavement.
This got me to the field of Cymatics and some spectacular patterns generated by sound vibrations. It also got me to a really interesting conspiracy theory basically claiming that The Pope and Hitler had tried to shift standard tuning from 432 HZ, which, they (the conspirators) claim had always been used for 2000 years because; they had discovered that this shift in frequency was what caused people to be more inclined to fight and disagree, to generate aggression. Kind of like when you are running out of your favorite <fill-in-the-blank> .
A lot of these sites basically took some very interesting and verifiable facts and combined them in some interesting ways to then generate some pretty fantastic conclusions supposedly based on these facts. Then I realized this is really what happens with every conspiracy theory. Start with an idea, preferably outrageous, and take a few facts, kludge them together and BINGO “Theory Proved.”
Now, fact checking is a bitch; someone makes a statement, maybe they reference it, maybe they don’t. Do you believe them? Here’s what I usually do. The first statement I don’t already know something about, I look up (in what I believe are reliable sources) to get some background. Then I continue with the article. If the conspirator makes a statement and I can confirm it easily I continue. After a number of these fact checks prove verifiable I can ease off and continue the article leaving out the fact checking. However, if I am going to put that article up or quote it, I really should check all of the significant statements. As Arthur C. Clark said, “If you allow me to pick and choose which facts I can use, I can prove anything.”
Unfortunately, when I applied this standard reference practice most of the conspiracy stuff just went away. The first 5 facts I looked into were just plain false. Why weren’t the great cathedral organs tuned to 432? Why were the tuning forks of Haydn (415) and Bach (422) NOT tuned to 432? Why wouldn’t the ear cochlea adjust, over growth, to adapt to its environment? Why wouldn’t any orchestra use the tuning to lure customers back to their superior feeling music? Why aren’t we all crazy? Well, let’s hold on that one, the jury’s still out. More significantly, where is the hard evidence? Give me something. Take 2 rooms full of 6 yr olds and expose one to a 440 tone and the other to a 432? Try it for a while then switch tones. This ain’t rocket science but I think it falls squarely in the scientific method. Expose someone to 432 HZ while doing an MRI and then to 440 HZ. We can see all sorts of things. Where’s the evidence?
It’s a pain in the ass but, ya gotta do it. “But what does this have to do with Synergetics?”, you might ask? Just this:
I contend Synergetics gives us a way to simplify the entire fact checking process by not having to keep proving the same shit over and over again, which is exactly what we are doing. Take some facts, put them together based on preconceived notions and jump to a totally irrelevant conclusion. It may be hardwired in, which is why I try to stick to a pretty strict interpretation of the Scientific Method.
Here’s how it works:
I want to take this entire idea that there is a true significance to the difference between A440 HZ and A432 HZ and see if we can’t make sense of it. But, rather than start with the conclusion (the Pope and the Hitler had discovered something about that frequency ) and seeking facts to support what this discovery must be, let’s see if we can’t come up with a much simpler and clearer explanation for facts we are being shown. I suspect this may take a while but, I think, if we can make it work, it will be self confirming. Furthermore, we hope to demonstrate that these same facts may be recombined to explain any number of phenomena. Sacred Geometry, Holistic Medicine, Psychology, Market fluctuations, Chemistry, Physics, Languages are the ones I have looked at so far and all seem to work nicely within the network provided us by Synergetics. Not giving us predictions, but allowing us to understand what variables are truly important to the area we are exploring and giving more reliable predictability, while allowing for true freedom. In addition, it gives us several additional variables we didn’t even know we had!
The real beauty is that it is a very small set of facts. We shall refer to these as “generalized principles”, which must work everywhere and everywhen to be even considered facts and, once gotten, become the basis of any other area of the Universe we would like to explore. This is how a hologram works, this is how we apply the concept of holons and it all works together.
Sorry, no pictures yet but I am working on the models.
Stay tuned! I want to examine the work of Nassim Haramein and Frank Chester at the Rhode Island School of Design, both of whom have some very good ideas but abuse the application of their “so-called” discoveries.
Music provides a wonderful common ground as an entry into Synergetics. In the introduction to Hesse’s Magister Ludi, the “Glass Bead Game” is described as having been derived from musical notation, a system in which, anyone adept enough, can look at a musical score and hear it in his or her own mind. The Glass Bead Game gave the participants that same ability but to use it not only for music but for art, science, even philosophy.
Now, in music, we have 8 notes in an octave, the first note being repeated at the octave point. We can think of this as a plus 4, negative 4 with Do in the middle. This also gives us some insight into the concept of quanta, with certain frequencies of vibration blending, or harmonizing, better than others. This 8 step pattern repeats indefinitely and yet, the multiplicity of combinations of frequencies and their arrangement in time, gives us the incredible range of human music which is still being explored.
Later we will show that this concept is not only useful in music but, is pervasive, throughout nature. It is simply another aspect of the holographic nature of the Universe which we see repeated from one end of the spectrum to the other.
As we proceed we are going to show how these 4 “events” map onto the vertexes of the tetrahedron. Music then gives a great way to demonstrate this +4-0-4 “jitterbug” as Fuller calls it. I’ll put up a model shortly. We’ll then show how this same simple, basic model can have any manner of applications or event series mapped onto it, from philosophy to chemistry to astronomy.