More than 3.5 billion years ago, life first arrived on this planet, a planet that had a natural frequency. As life started to evolve, it did so surrounded by this frequency. So, unsurprisingly, it began tuning in. When human beings came to the Earth, an incredible relationship was sparked, a relationship that science is just beginning to understand.
Do you feel generally happier and more peaceful when you’re out in nature, away from noise, traffic jams and neon lights? It is not just that you left the city behind. Or that you’re a person who likes nature. In nature, your body more easily tunes into the Earth’s frequency and can restore, revitalize and heal itself more effectively.
The Earth behaves like a gigantic electric circuit. Its electromagnetic field surrounds and protects all living things with a natural frequency pulsation of 7.83 hertz on average — the so-called “Schumann resonance,” named after physicist Dr. Winfried Otto Schumann, who predicted it mathematically in 1952.
This frequency circulates in the cavity bounded by the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere, surrounding the Earth at a distance of about 60 miles. Such space is filled with an electrical tension created by the clashing of the ionosphere, which is positively charged by the sun (solar winds), and the Earth’s surface, which carries a negative charge. We can think of it like the Earth’s pulse or heartbeat.
Interestingly, 7.83 hertz is also the human brain’s average alpha frequency in electroencephalography. Among the five main categories of brain waves, alpha waves, which stand in the middle of the scale, induce relaxation but not quite meditation — a state where we begin to tap into the wealth of creativity that lies just below our conscious awareness.
So, what is interesting about this relationship? As researchers look deeper into it, it turns out that tuning our brain waves to the planet’s pulse is not only healthful (as is tuning out, unhealthful) for us but it might be connected to the beginning of life itself.
One of the main researchers on this topic, Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig, discovered that while the Earth’s vibration could be clearly measured in nature and in the ocean, it was almost impossible to measure in the city, where manmade signals such as radios, TVs, cars, buildings, phones and the like override natural signals. He began thinking that this could have large implications on human wellbeing. With this idea in mind, Dr. Ludwig invented something thinking of his mother, who suffered frequently of Foehn symptoms, caused by certain weather phenomena such as low pressure and high winds. Her symptoms were often so strong that she had absolutely no energy and could hardly move. In 1974, Dr. Ludwig created a small magnetic pulser, imitating the Earth’s magnetic fields. It was a small hand-held box, which emitted the Schumann frequency of 7.83 hertz. Then, something amazing happened — as soon as his mother applied the device to her solar plexus or on the back of her neck, the symptoms disappeared.
It was then suggested by Australian electrical engineer Lewis B. Hainsworth, among others, that human health is related to geophysical parameters, and that variations in these naturally occurring patterns can produce mild to disastrous health and behavioral changes in human beings. “In particular, the alpha brain rhythm is so placed that it can in no circumstances suffer an extensive interference from naturally occurring signals,” Hainsworth asserted.