Music

The Golden Enneagram

The Enneagram is a nine-pointed star polygon, also known as a nonagram, that is often associated with certain esoteric and mystical qualities. First introduced to the West by George Gurdjieff, a Greek-Armenian mystic and spiritual teacher, it was the symbol of universal harmony used in his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man and what later became known as The Fourth Way school. Read More...

Nature's Hydrogen Bomb

Spring flowers are a kind of music - the music carbon-12 atoms make as they resonate into the pentagonal liquid crystal lattice of hydrogen and oxygen. Read More...

Rosslyn chapel as Venus StarKey

To really grasp the magnificent musical symbolism of Rosslyn chapel, please take some time to read and absorb the following. Beginning with the harmonic theory set forth in my first book Interference, I am now 100% convinced that Rosslyn chapel was designed as a symbol for the Music of the Spheres and temple to celebrate the Venus Transit. Read More...

The Twin PIllars of Hercules

After finishing my last article Eleven that described my experience (and apparent widespread phenomenon) of 'seeing elevens', I watched this excellent video about this same subject. Avia Venefica's comments about the symbolic meaning of the double ones of eleven and its duality are right on target, which prompted me to further connect this phenomena with the physics and mythology of harmonic resonance.

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Cymatic Symphony Video

Here is an excellent video of visual music... Read More...

Musica Universalis Model

In the book, a recursive Hilbert Space is proposed as a common geometric model for both the solar system and the human body. There was not enough space to present both together, so this post provides a high resolution diagram that clearly and simply demonstrates their shared harmonic properties. Read More...

The Solfeggio Scale

I have been getting a lot of email concerning the Solfeggio scale. It seems there have been several popular books about its healing effect on the body. Some have even purchased tuning forks tuned to its specific frequencies, which are higher than today's system. This post discusses the good news and the bad news about this scale. Read More...

Relationship between geometry and wave interference

This is a summary of my philosophy regarding geometry as a function of wave interference. Read More...

Aquamarine damping field

This post discusses the relationship between the golden ratio and the color aquamarine. Read More...

Decoding a Leaf

I have always wanted to take the time to understand how a highly variegated leaf, such as those on the post oak tree native to north Texas, grows the way it does. This analysis helps explain how this occurs as a balance between resonance and damping, which by inference helps explain how plants and all life grows. Read More...

Interference pattern of the Helix Nebula ("Eye of God")

A picture taken by the Hubble telescope in 2003 has been making the rounds on the Internet because it resembles an eye. It appears that the formation of this Nebula follows the same laws of physics found the physics of harmonics as expressed in tonal diatonic music. Read More...

First Visualizer UI Design

One of the practical applications of Harmonic Interference Theory is use in computer-assisted music analysis and composition. To that end, I have begun a series of designs that I will begin to prototype in Flash and post in a new section here on the site. If you have question or comments about this, please send me an email. Read More...

Jazz examples of the Tritone Substitute

I have received some requests to explain what a "tritone substitute" is and how it is used in Jazz harmony. Here are four examples of how a tritone sub might be used in a common dominant-tonic cadence. Read More...