your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health & Well-being
- January 2004
Infinite Health - The Bridge
Annette Kearl, MA,
Music and the Physical and Subtle Bodies
Since the beginning of human
history, we have been musical beings. From the earliest sounds
of wood and stone striking a rhythm in the African night,
to the elaborate chants in a medieval monastery, humans have
used music to give language to spiritual mysteries, emotional
tales, and physical desires. Music is a vibrational communication
that is universally understood by all human beings. The messages
of music reach across time, race and culture.
are musical beings because the very substance of our universe
is music - ready to serve and inspire through its vibration.
All vibration in our aura, in the energy fields around us,
is full of musical notes in suspension. Sound and music are
such a vital part of our lives because we ourselves are composed
of musical vibration. We are music deeply, to the smallest
particle of our being. We are music in the nucleus of our
DNA, in our molecular structure. In our melodic consciousness
rests the essence of our origin. This resonance reflects the
divine pattern, the archetype, which enables us to become
more than our personality and our biology. Physicist Joel
Sternheimer discovered that each molecule in the body corresponds
to a specific melody. There is a distinct affinity between
sections of the music of various composers and the melodic
structure of certain molecules. Woven through the music of
Beethoven, for example, are the melodies of ACTH (Kidney molecule),
Anti-tripsine (Lung molecule) and Cytochrome (Liver molecule).
Beethoven died from complications arising from these internal
organs. According to Joel Sternheimer’s research, each
molecule in our body can be reactivated through resonance
if it “hears” its corresponding molecular melody.
Was Beethoven aware at some level of his internal imbalances
and attempting to reactivate these molecules through the melodies
he created? Toward the end of his life, when Beethoven’s
friends asked him how he was doing, he answered, “my
doctor can’t do anything anymore for me, but the music
can.” There is no doubt that Beethoven understood the
mysteries of the physical and spiritual effect of music.
You may have heard of the Mozart Effect. Mozart suffered from
Tourette’s disorder which is now classified in psychology
along with attention deficit disorder. Currently, Mozart’s
music is being used with ADHD resulting in the stimulation
of neurological pathways that produce brainwave coherence
and focused attention (Tomatis/The Listening Program). What
was Mozart up to?
At the other end of the spectrum, in African music from Ghana
there are many melodies which have a repetitive structure.
In this music the melody of the molecule, collagen, which
affects the skin and hair was found. A cassette tape of African
music could possibly do much more to create young looking
skin than an a jar of collagen cream.
How Musical Messages
from Subtle to Physical Anatomy
Science has come a long
way in its understanding of how sound works in the body. Knowledge
has progressed from the theory that a sounding vibration is
transformed into vibratory energy by the eardrum and then
into electrical and chemical energy. We now know that when
the brain hears different melodies, it can dispatch these
melodies through the neocortex to the molecules of the body.
Before the brain to the physical body’s molecular structure
can dispatch musical melodies, they must first travel through
the subtle bodies. The molecular structure of the physical
body is enveloped by a least six subtler energy bodies. Because
these subtle bodies are composed of progressively finer and
higher frequencies of subtle matter, they can interpenetrate
each other and the physical body. They can also be seen by
clairvoyants and Kirlian photography as extending beyond the
physical body in what we normally call the aura. The subtle
bodies structure and nurture the physical body and consciousness.
Any vibrational influence coming from music, sound, light,
color is received by one of our subtle body envelopes. These
messages are kept on hold in our aura until such time as our
consciousness can accept and integrate them into our lives.
If, for example, you listen to Beethoven’s Symphony
No. 5, certain sequences of this music will leave vibrational
messages in your aura. This information will be stored in
different levels of your subtle anatomy until it can be integrated.
For example, a slower frequency of music might resonate with
the frequency of your astral/emotional subtle body. Your emotional
response to the music would travel through that subtle body
and no doubt, you would have an immediate emotional response.
Another quality or frequency might be recorded in your mental
subtle body at the same time. This message could be integrated
consciously in the form of an immediate creative idea or be
on hold until the moment you are ready to receive the information.
The etheric body would record the direct energetic vitality
of the instruments playing the music. The internal organs
in the physical body would receive and record the energy of
the specific musical instrument which benefits each organ.
The Overtone Table
and Columns of Sound
For two summers, I studied
in France with Fabien Maman at the Academy of Sound, Color
and Movement. In the monastery there, my intentions were two-fold:
to learn the techniques, experience and receive the vibrational
essence in my energetic fields of not only the overtone table
and columns, but the Pyramid and Arch of Sound, incredible
sound structures. My other intention was as a scientist. With
my biofeedback, I measured physiological responses of attendees
experiencing the healing techniques and sound structures.
I could afford to purchase the overtone table and columns
of sound. One lies on the table. Underneath are many strings
that when played vibrate up through a comfortable sand pad.
The table is tuned seasonally to harmonize and regenerate
the physical organ for that season (D is for Winter and the
Kidney). I play the table like a harp. Though tuned to one
fundamental pitch, the table begins to sing the overtone series,
enveloping the body in harmonious sounds. The columns of sound
suspend over the body. I play them in a progression to first
expand the consciousness and then integrate and concentrate
the experience. Other sounds played around the body represent
the elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Metal based on Chinese
medicine. The treatment balances the physiology and harmonizes
the subtle energy and physical body. For people without specific
health challenges, a seasonal tuning is recommended. For those
who have health challenges, let’s talk.
Annette Kearl, MA, received degrees in music therapy
and music education in 1988. Her masters is in psychology
with an emphasis in psychophysiology and behavioral medicine.
She is certified by Deepak Chopra to teach Primordial Sound
Meditation and has studied Ayurvedic Mind/Body Medicine with
he and David Simon, M.D.
can be reached at 259-8404 or 260-8302.