Tuning in to the Earth’s Natural Rhythm

(Editor’s note: This article is from a past issue of Brain World magazine. If you enjoyed this article, please support us with a print or digital subscription!)

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 well-being. With this idea in mind, 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, 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.

He and others later documented this relationship in different experiments. Notably, Professor R. Wever from the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology in Erling-Andechs, built an underground bunker that completely screened out magnetic fields. Between 1964 and 1989, this bunker was used to conduct 418 studies in 447 human volunteers. Student volunteers lived for four weeks in this hermetically closed environment. Professor Wever observed that the students’ circadian rhythms diverged and that they suffered emotional distress and migraine headaches. Since they were young and healthy, no serious health conditions appeared, but older people or people with a weak immune system would have probably had a different response. After only a brief exposure to 7.83 hertz (the frequency which had been taken out), the volunteers’ health stabilized again. The first astronauts and cosmonauts who, out in space, were no longer exposed to the Schumann waves reported similar symptoms.

Electromagnetic fields may be perceived as dynamic entities that cause other charges and currents to move, and are also affected by them. Because electromagnetic fields embody or store patterns of information, they become a connecting bridge between matter and resonant patterns. It is possible that the Shuman resonance signals, the natural electromagnetic patterns of the Earth, act like a tuning fork not just for the biological oscillators of the brain but for all processes of life.

The bridge that connects resonances and brain frequencies resides in our DNA helix, which has developed for millions of years in the Earth’s environment. Dr. Luc Antoine Montagnier, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology and is known for his discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus, discovered something that could give a clue as to how this happens. Although not entirely satisfactory to the research community, his experiments touch upon a fundamental question about our DNA, the nature of life itself and the frequency of the planet.

All life comes from life. This is a principle that was never shown to be questionable in any scientific testing. But astonishingly, Montagnier’s experiments put a question mark on it.

The mechanism for creating life has always been understood as a material one — for example, egg and sperm, or spore and cell division. Montagnier’s experiments showed that DNA sequences communicate with one another in water by emitting low-frequency electromagnetic waves. Even when DNA was kept in separate test tubes, there was communication or “cross-talk,” in the words of Montagnier. They were able to organize nucleotides — the ingredients that make up DNA — into new DNA. Initially, this happened only when there was previous DNA. But a remarkable feature of Montagnier’s experiments is that even when the original DNA had been filtered from the water, new DNA was still being created, a copy with 98 percent accuracy. Life appeared to be created not by the immediate presence of a material substance but over a lapse of time, in connection with a signal detectable by an electromagnetic device. That signal was not just any signal but a signal with a frequency of 7.83 hertz. Only when frequency 7.83 hertz was present, new life would occur. Montagnier’s experiment suggested that DNA can be somehow revived.

Solid research shows that everything alive responds to the subtlest changes in the magnetic and electromagnetic fields surrounding it. With all the vibration frequencies caused by the superaccelerated technological developments of our time, it looks like we may be creating an environment that is out of tune with nature itself. For some of us, this awareness might cause some stress about all the electronic devices in our lives and how they relate to our health and overall well-being. Others might go out and buy apparatuses invented to counterbalance those energies, wondering if technology is the key to solving the problems caused by technology itself. But here is a — perhaps more positive and useful — thought that Montagnier’s experiments helped provoke: It is possible that we are able to actively tune into that natural frequency and use all other manmade frequencies to amplify it and create new life.

(Editor’s note: This article is from a past issue of Brain World magazine. If you enjoyed this article, please support us with a print or digital subscription!)


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