It Really is a Musical Universe!
It Really Is A Musical Universe!
by Dale Pond, November, 1999
University of Science and Philosophy quarterly magazine:
The Cosmic Light (Winter 2000 Edition)
The Theory of a Musical Universe [ 1] “The universe consists solely of waves of motion.” relates Walter Russell in chapter 31 of A New Concept of the Universe. Another way of saying this is: “There exists nothing other than vibration.” In Russell’s statement lies the base for his next blast at orthodoxy’s belief in a material universe: “Any theory which cannot find a fitting place within the wave has no other place for it in Nature.” Hard words for sure but can they stand up to scrutiny? Is it possible to create a paradigm of nature that is structured entirely on wave or vibration theory?
Investigating the pioneer work of John W. Keely’s “Sympathetic Vibratory Physics”  would lead us to believe this is so. Logically speaking, for such a paradigm to exist it would be couched entirely in vibration terms and concepts and would evolve from the simple to the complex addressing atomic phenomena all the way through human activity. The author (Dale Pond; Frank Germano, ED) believes this can be done, albeit not exhaustively, in so short a paper as this one. Inasmuch as a premise voiced ought to be demonstrated it will herein be shown how all vibration is intimately connected to all other vibration, thereby demonstrating:
1.) the interconnectedness of all things and energies;
2.) all things are they themselves built up from simple vibration to complex chords using universal principles of vibration alone;
3.) there is no such thing as chaos in the universe;
4.) all things exist by virtue of harmony among the vibrations that make it what it is; and
5.) all things are intimately connected by sympathetic vibration.
Some of the information presented here was first published in 1991  and again in Dale Pond’s book in 1994 . This material represents the beginning of the science side of the “science and philosophy” equation. The universe vibrates from end to end and everything in it. Therefore if we are to investigate and understand this awesome spectacle we are obliged to investigate the nature of vibration. Firstly, we need an introduction to who, exactly, was this John Worrell Keely, guy? –
KEELY, John Worrell, inventor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 September, 1837. He studied in the Philadelphia public schools until he was twelve years of age, when he became a carpenter’s apprentice, and continued at that trade until 1872. Meanwhile, with inadequate training, he had become interested in speculations concerning physical forces, and originated certain theories of questionable value. His object was the liberation of primitive atomic motion, mid its application to the uses of man; the resolution of ether in which the waves of sound and light are supposed to be produced into a working “energy.” The vibrations of windows and glass dishes in response to the sounding of various musical chords first set his mind upon the subject of vibration, and the curious sympathy between distant waves vibrating in harmony. His efforts were unaided until 1872, when a company was organized, and funds, since aggregating 8500,000, were placed at Mr. Keely’s disposal. This work resulted in the invention of a “hydro-pneumatic pulsating vacuo machine,” whose action, it is claimed, is produced by forces obtained from water and air, which he still keeps secret, and which can exert a pressure of 500 pounds to the square inch. Subsequently he constructed 124 different engines, and has at present (1887) eliminated the use of water entirely in developing the energy that he claims to control. Results which are marvelous in their effects have been obtained by Mr. Keely, in the presence of reliable experts; but all exact details of the method of operation have thus far been carefully kept secret…
If the universe were chaos there would be no harmony but only degrees of chaos. All sound and vibration would be just plain noise. Noise, therefore is unorganized vibration. But none can doubt there is order recognizable throughout nature from the uniformity of atomic structures and behaviors to spiral galaxies whose swirling arms of orderly stars span light years and billions of years of activity. This innate order has been long recognized, researched and categorized and may be found in music theory. In vibratory terms disorderly vibration can be organized in terms of music principles. Therefore music is organized vibration or sound set in orderly principles of structure and behavior. The principles that make sound into harmonious music are the same principles that govern all associating vibrations throughout the universe – and that includes everything that there is. It will be shown how any given vibration gives rise to a complex yet simple series of subordinate vibrations known generally as harmonics and these harmonics are relative to one another as are musical intervals.
It is generally recognized that everything is a result of vibration and each thing has its own chord of vibration or vibration signature. This state of vibratory condition is characterized in John Worrall Keely’s Law of Corporeal Vibrations: “All coherent aggregates when isolated from like bodies, or when immersed or confined in media composed of matter in a different state, vibrate at a given ascertainable pitch.” John Keely 
It is a well known and accepted fact that any vibration as in a sound tone will give rise to its octave harmonics. These are the harmonics generally acknowledged by science as multiples of 2, which multiplication derives super-harmonics, and divisions by 2 derive sub-harmonics. These types of harmonic products or results of 2 are called octave harmonics. What is not so generally acknowledged but nevertheless just as true is a tone will give rise to harmonics not divisible 2 but divisible by other numbers such as 3, 5, 7, etc. These other harmonics are developed from and within the octave harmonic series first mentioned by the octave harmonics interacting arithmetically with and among themselves and with the fundamental.
These spontaneously and naturally occurring tones will add and subtract from each other in a perfectly orderly manner giving rise to summation and difference tones sometimes referred to as secondary, tertiary or higher harmonics. When these summation tones are very powerful they are referred to as beat tones or beat frequencies and are considered enharmonic. These arithmetically derived harmonics are characterized in Keely’s Law of Cycles:”Coherent aggregates harmonically united constitute centers of vibration bearing relation to the fundamental pitch not multiples of the harmonic pitch, and the production of secondary unions between themselves generate pitches that are discords, either in their unisons, or overtones with the original pitch; from harmony is generated discord, the inevitable cause of perpetual transformation.” John Worrell Keely 
Vibrations are harmonious to one another when their aliquot parts (factors and/or products) are the same. When these harmonics form unisons or direct harmonic relations the two vibrating aggregates and their chords of vibration are said to be sympathetic to each other. This unison of frequency dictates that what happens to one vibratorily happens to the other simultaneously. In this case the vibrations of each aggregate or chord and the vibrations active between each are forming unisons or coincident harmonics and are therefore called sympathetic vibrations. Vibrations are considered enharmonic when their aliquot parts or factors are not similar. Most vibrations will have similar factors and/or products and a few dissimilar factors and/or products thereby giving rise to varying degrees of harmony or dissonance whichever the case may be.
In chart #1 we can see how this process works. Any harmonic series or scale has a base frequency from which all its harmonics are derived. This base tone is called its fundamental or key note. In the chart a sub-harmonic of the musical note “C” is used as the fundamental or foundation upon which are self-generated a series of harmonics. This note has a frequency or rate of vibration of 256 cycles per second (cps) or a sub-octave harmonic of middle “C”. The little squares contain a number representing the relative amplitude or power of this note compared to the other notes soon to be introduced.
As a natural process of creative force this fundamental tone will vibrate and this vibration will divide itself into its own super-harmonic of 512 cps (2 X 256) which will in turn divide ad infinitum according to natural law. Concurrently the number will also resonate and be sympathetic with sub-harmonics of 128, 64, etc. This process of dividing into smaller and smaller wavelengths is creative and evolutionary and according to the Law of Harmonic Vibrations: “All coherent aggregates are perpetually vibrating at a period-frequency corresponding to some harmonic ratio of the fundamental pitch of the vibrating body; this pitch is a multiple of the pitch of the atomole [a subatomic unit].” John Keely 
This new frequency of vibration is the octave harmonic of the fundamental (2 X 1) and is shown placed in the 2nd octave row directly above the first “C1” vibrating on the 1st octave row. The same process continues to unfold for virtually uncountable octaves creating higher and higher frequencies in ever more rising octaves. We will refer to this second “C” as “C2” and so forth for each octave. So far so good; we have a harmonic series born from the lone “C” stretching into infinity both above the progenitor as super-harmonics and below it as sub-harmonics. So in the beginning there was One…. C1 is the creator of C2 which is the created and so forth. This family of “Cs” are all related by number and this relationship of number can be discovered by factoring and multiplying.
256 factors into: 1X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X2. With this it can be seen the “C” family “gene” (factors) is constructed of a 1 and eight 2s or reduced to simply 1 and 2.
The number 1 will be seen to be shared by all other numbers since all numbers contain 1. One is the ultimate Progenitor having its essence in every thing that was created from it. Therefore One permeates all vibrations equally everywhere and is sympathetic to them all equally.
Vibrations are dynamic things not unlike living things. They are creative and evolutionary simultaneously. They are active and prolific in their dynamics as are their harmonic offspring. These discrete tones of the harmonics interact with each other as they intermingle. Being primarily number oriented they will, in a very natural way mix, merge and divide among themselves just like living cells as detailed in the Law of Cycles already mentioned, the Fibonacci series or Golden Mean and according to the Law of Harmonic Pitch: “Any aggregate in a state of vibration develops in addition to its fundamental pitch a series of vibration in symmetrical sub-multiple portions of itself, bearing ratios of one, two, three, or more times its fundamental pitch.” John Keely 
C1 will add its numerical value to C2 and create a third number: 768 cps, which in terms of “Cness” means little. But in relative terms it can be seen the 768 is 3 times the original C1 of 256 cps while 512 cps is 2 times the Creator pitch. These terms of degrees of relativity are then 3 is to 2 as 768 is to 512 . The 3:2 (768:512 reduced to their least common denominators) ratio is a musical ratio of a Perfect Fifth. In this first ratio of spontaneously created harmonics we can see how a base tone gives rise to a naturally occurring harmonic that is identical to two musical notes representing a perfect musical interval of a Perfect Fifth.
768 factors into: 1X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X3. The “G” family “gene” is constructed of a 1, eight 2s and a 3. Reduced down we see a Fibonacci connection to the “C” family being 1 + 2 = 3 thus deriving all three “genes” or originating substance of the family. The Fibonacci series was developed as a result of analysis of the reproduction rate of rabbits, living things. And in these musical notes we see the same genre of self-replicating activity playing throughout the universe.
The next harmonic to be born of the intermingling of the lower tones is the rate of 1280 resulting from the additive summation of 512 cps to 768 cps. As an additional impetus to life 1280 is also given more life force by adding in the energy of the 1st harmonic of G being 1536 – C1 = 1280. This naturally derived rate of vibration is equivalent to the musical note “E”. E is a musical Major Third above the patriarchal family of C and a Minor Third below the matriarchal family of G.
Interestingly these three first notes derived from a fundamental form the Great Triadic Chord of C, E & G long considered as the most harmonious of all chords. This chord is formed of musical Minor and Major thirds combining to form a Perfect Fifth. I believe this natural process is revealed allegorically in the first few chapters of Genesis demonstrating the seven intervals of creation resulting from Divine Voice (sound) and Light then evolutionary steps forming the material existence of Adam (C) and Eve (G), i.e., man and woman. In other words, Genesis is an ancient and enlightened scribe’s attempt at detailing and conveying what they perceived as this creationist and evolutionary process of life becoming and being what it is – a rhythmic vibratory dance, oscillating and undulating motions governed by the rules of music development. Please notice the intimate connection of threes to nature as regarded by both Walter Russell and John Worrell Keely: “The seceret of man’s ability to control his universe lies in the knowledge of the tonal octave wave and its field. Therefore know the wave in all of its simplicity of three-times-three in numbered effect, multiplied to infinite complexity but still not passing beyond the three-times-three of man’s easy comprehension.” Walter Russell, A New Concept of the Universe, page 56.
“Rotation arises through the harmonic interactions of the dominant and enharmonic modes of vibration, in the ratio of 3:9.” John Keely, Snell Manuscript
E’s “gene pool” is again different from its progenitors: 1280 factors into: 1X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X5. This “gene pool” reduces to 1, 2 and 5 wherein we can see the harmonious connection to the C and G families in the 1 and 2 being common “genes” or factors of multiplicity which establish a degree of “sympathy” or harmony between tones. And the Fibonacci aspect is seen again: 1 + 2 = 3 and 2 + 3 = 5.
Next in line of procreation is “D” having 2304 cps. The “D” family of harmonics are created from a merging of G1 + G2 = 2304 and C3 + E1 = 2304 . D is therefore offspring of several combinations of progenitor tones and has relatively high power of 16.
2304 factors into: 1X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X2X3X3. D’s gene pool reduces to 1, 2 and 3 same as the G family just a musical and harmonic Fifth away. While E is a musical third from its parents C and G while D is only a musical Second away. A third in musical terms is considered more harmonious a relationship than a Second which is considered somewhat discordant. The reason for this is the closeness of the numbers. The ratio of numbers in a Second may be so close that when they subtract from one another there arises a slight difference which can become a beat tone and it is this difference that gives rise to the perceived “harshness” of sound of a chord made of these two tones when played together. This new beat tone may have a factor set of numbers not wholly similar to its progenitors. One could liken this “marriage” of Second tones to an interfamilial one wherein offspring may be “aberrant” in formation and or activity. When sounded sequentially one after the other there is a degree of harmony but together they do not make harmonious music due to the enharmonic character of the beat tone.
Another interesting harmonic born of this process of evolution of harmonies is an interval close to the note F. An arithmetically derived Perfect Fourth (3:4) above C4 (2048) would yield F at 2730.6 which would be enharmonic. However a naturally occurring summation tone of C4 (2048) + G1 (768) yields 2816 (F) which coincides with a musical Perfect Fourth derived from C4 (2112) when A=440. What this shows is the “pedigree” of a number determines how its harmonics will interface with itself being then harmonious or discordant to some degree. By simply shifting the fundamental by a digit or two changes the degree of concordance. But this area of music and harmony exceeds the scope of this brief paper. This conversion from naturally occurring harmonics to artificially derived musical intervals  is outside the scope of this short discussion. The writer wishes to simply present the idea that all sounds or vibrations when considered as a fundamental will yield a complex series of octave and non-octave harmonics following the rules that govern music development which are in reality an attempt to mirror naturally occurring activities among vibrations.
There is another kind of additive and subtractive synthesis going on in vibrations as they interact. This summation or difference is in the POWER of the vibrations. Throwing a pebble in a calm pool of water will give rise to concentric rings of waves expanding outward. The rings of waves possess two basic wave characteristics. Each ring is composed of a raised portion of water and a sequential portion of lowered water each portion being above and below the normal level of the water respectively. If another pebble is thrown into the water a second series of concentric rings will arise. The two series of rings will interact. Where the crest of a wave meets another crest of a wave from the other ring series the two crests will add their height to each other thereby creating a momentary increase in height above the un-added portion of each wave (see the page on Viktor Schauberger for a parallel to this. ED). And where a trough meets a trough the reverse will be true. In sound waves this adding and subtracting will occur with harmonics and harmonics of harmonics resulting in quite complex wave configurations.
All good theories require a proof before they can be accepted. In our case of musical octave and non-octave harmonics arising from all vibrations we can present a model. In November 1989 Sound & Vibration  magazine published an interesting article on Chladni wave plate modes and frequencies. The latest technology was used to record and tabulate this intriguing phenomenon. The aim was to find the various naturally occurring frequencies and modes of a vibrating square plate when forced to vibrate thus revealing its natural frequencies or modes of resonance.
In finding the interrelationships of the vibratory activities along the lines of our theory a table of these naturally occurring frequencies and modes was prepared, see chart #2. Common music note intervals are compared along with the various modes and frequencies discovered. It is very interesting to see that the naturally occurring frequencies when compared one to another, as is done with musical pitches to derive intervals, all fall very close to known musical intervals !
Taking just two modes by way of example, “Mode 3” and “Mode 2,” we see the difference between these two numbers is only 19/1000ths greater than a Minor Third. The difference between this naturally occurring interval and a Major Third is only 31/1000ths. The differences of some of the other numbers are even closer to an accurate musical interval. This becomes significant when a vibration of 1207 cycles per second in the Mode 2 pattern could generate a Mode 3 pattern at 1472 cps by simply increasing the 1207 cps by a musical third, a simple arithmetic procedure.
There would be no complicated mathematical calculation required to calculate or predict this new frequency. The right-brain art of music would win out in its simplicity (chart #3). In other words, the right brain simplicity would succeed easily over the left brain complications (chart #2). Even more significant is the grasp we would weld over a complicated subject (chart #4).
This simple insight gives us the Holy Grail of science: Predictability. The resultant frequencies can be accurately predicted before attempting the experiment. Thus instead of finding a series of unrelated frequency numbers we find a highly relative and organized phenomenon – pure harmony where chaos was thought to be.
Musical intervals are the distances between pitches (relative frequencies). An interval is the amount of change (Delta) between the pitches. The frequencies can be set up as algebraic variables set to a given difference in quantity just like symbolic notes on a staff. See chart #3.
It would then be easy to determine the resultant secondary frequencies and modes from this fundamental number by using the decimal values given above or simply marking another note symbol a musical third, fifth, etc. accurately representing a harmonic naturally derived. In other words: when given a vibrating plate of these dimensions and characteristics it would be a simply matter to predict its vibrational behavior using these musical intervals and understandings. An in-depth, left-brain, time-consuming and expensive analysis would not be required.
Thus we can see our theory as stated earlier is accurate in its concept, execution and in the information it yields. Proving then, it really is a Musical Universe! which is both created and evolved from its vibratory root of One demonstrating there is no conflict between concepts of a created universe and theories supporting material evolution.
Both these concepts work hand in hand to manifest, choreograph and present the spectacle of beauty, structure, dynamics, utility and love seen all around us. Genesis records God as having said Light into Being but perhaps it would be more accurate to say God sang Light into Being as the prelude to our Cosmic dance?
*Compliments: Dale Pond, Author, for this absolutely brilliant article. Used by permission. If you’ve noticed, throughout my website, I feature a number of Dale’s books, most notably, “Earthquake Machine” (Nikola Tesla’s). Dale is not only a brilliant scientist, he is equally fantastic as author and researcher, as well. To continue, here is some basic information on John Worrell Keely:
For those who are too skeptical or brain dead to study the matter, I consider it your loss. We work to correct history by trying to rediscover how to produce the same phenomena Keely demonstrated, some of it copied using electric currents instead of acoustics, by the more famous Nikola Tesla. It will change society and the world as we know it when we learn to duplicate John Worrell Keely’s discoveries and put them into practical use. Some of the things John Worrell Keely accomplished;
- A means of acoustically dissociating water, instantly exploding 3 drops to produce pressures up to 29,000 pounds per square inch.
- A microscope believed to have used Ultraviolet light and which could project an image on a wall of an atom in motion, Keely used phase conjugation to slow, speed up or STOP the motion of these atoms, this to him was a research tool.
- U sing images of Chladni (vibrating waveplates) tables to analyze the complex motions of single and multiple frequencies, much like our modern oscilloscopes except that rather than stretching a wave out over time, the waves project from one or more excitation points to emanate circular waves which collide and interact with other waves.
- A means to use sound to reduce ‘gravity’ in a test mass, even to the point of cancellation.
- A means to use sound to produce thrust to move an object, not simply sound but to entrain aether/zpe for propulsion.
- S everal versions of acoustic engines that could be keyed to resonantly couple with some universal frequency to produce continuous very high torque rotation of a properly designed motor.
- A n understanding of how music and interference can heal and correct conditions in the body including mental problems.
- A means to acoustically disintegrate quartz mineral.
There are others, but these stand out as rediscoveries that could prove very useful to the world. Needless to say, there are a great many detractors who take great pleasure in slamming John Keely at every opportunity, that just goes with the territory. They fail to recognize many points including the fact that;
- Keely reported disintegration of mass with standing waves (which is now a commercial process),
- Keely reported producing light in water (what is now termed sono-luminescence),
- Keely reported acoustic levitation (verified by NASA and others) though Keely went FAR BEYOND this brute force technique,
- Keely reported geometries that could intensify sound pressures without adding additional energy (recently patented and in use by MacroSonics),
- Keely reported cold in the presence of certain ‘orders of vibration’ (now patented as an acoustic refrigeration and cooling system),
- Keely reported that sound could be used to heal the body but went further saying the ‘convolutions of the brain’ were knotted or restricted, resulting in all manner of physical problems when the nerve energy was restricted, this is still unproven as modern medical researchers work on the EFFECT rather than the controller (CAUSE) of the brain, that will change as more people begin to experiment in this area.
If you would like to read more about John Worrell Keely, buy the book “Free Energy Pioneer: John Worrell Keely” below…
2) Keely and His Discoveries :Clara Jessup Bloomfield-Moore
3) The Journal of Sympathetic Vibratory Physics :Volume V, Issue 3, page 8
4) Universal Laws Never Before Revealed: Keely’s Secrets
5) Keely’s Forty Laws of Harmony
6) Sound & Vibration magazine, Acoustical Publications, Inc. 27101 E. Oviatt Rd., P.O. Box 40416, Bay Village, OH 44140 – (216) 835-0101
7) Complete list of these intervals can be found in: http://www.svpvril.com/musint.html
“Universal Laws Never Before Revealed” & “Nikola Tesla’s Earthquake Machine” by Dale Pond.
Edgar Cayce; “The Physics Of Love”…Cayce’s brilliant theories are expounded upon, in correlation with Russell’s views of the Universe.
Walter Russell; “The Man Who Tapped The Secrets Of The Universe” – Glen Clark, Author, and most definitely,
“The Universal One,” by Walter Russell. “Electric Nature Of The Universe” also by Russell, is a continuation in the series.
Free Energy Pioneer: John Worrell Keely –