Physiology

The Missing Color

As the sun rises, the sky turns from indigo to violet. Rising over the horizon, colors of red, orange, gold and yellow merge with cyan and deep blues. And as the sun sets, the sky reverses through yellows, golds, reds and magenta to reach violet and indigo once again. Each of the color bands of the visible spectrum are accounted for, save for one. What is it? 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...

On Quantum Biology

Most consider space empty. However, quantum physics is based on the assumption that space is structured like a cubic lattice. This was discovered in the early 20th century when it was noticed that atoms having electrons intersecting all corners of a cube were the most stable. Carbon is the most stable, as it balances best in a cube... Read More...

Defining consciousness...

I think we have a problem in defining consciousness. Does consciousness require language or can it exist without internal dialogue? Is consciousness the same as self-awareness. Is it on/off or a gradient? Read More...

World's first egg cymatics

Cymatic vibration patterns have long been compared to organic geometries in plants, such as the regular patterns inside fruit, vegetables and flowers. But, here are the first cymatic experiments I have seen that use an egg container to mimic certain animal geometry. Read More...

Temple of the Mind

Ancient temples were probably intended as a reproduction of the human cranial chamber. The StarKey geometry seems to support this and other connections to religious tradition. Read More...

The StarKey

If you were the designer of the universe, how would you bootstrap life? Read More...

Common sense proof for the existence of spirit

There is a very simple way for each of us to know without a doubt that we are more than a material being. The proof for this is in the nether realm just before we fall asleep... Read More...

Brain Geometry (new diagrams)

Here are some new diagrams describing the harmonic geometry of the human brain. Read More...

The Human Nautilus

In my own quest for understanding, I continue to be drawn to the study of the human mind and how it relates to the geometry of the head and body. I have always felt that clues to consciousness must exist in every part of the body and that we have but to understand the entire body to understand consciousness.

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The Tetraktys

Here are a few words about the Tetraktys and its relationship to harmonic physics.

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A simple explanation of Interference Theory

Here is a simple explanation of Harmonic Interference Theory and the core physics and physiology model behind it. Read More...

Gaussian geometry of the human head

The geometry of the human head continues to intrigue me. In the book I examine the geometry of the entire body and propose a method by which atomic resonance and damping works to guide cell growth. I named the resulting model Burningman, partly because it appears as if it was burning through fractal recursion and partly because I see it representing a new mythology that might return some day through the simulated reality of cyberspace. In this post I examine the harmonic interference fields apparently behind the geometry of the human head -- layers of polar Gaussians applied within a recursive spherical phi-damping framework. Read More...

Pentagonal flowers

A couple of interesting pentagonal flowers in the Mediterranean. Read More...

A face for the CBS eye

Since the CBS eye logo was designed according to the "All-seeing Eye," as painted on Shaker barns originating in the Egyptian gnostic geometry known as the Vesica Piscis, I thought it would be fun to construct a face based on that geometry combined within a golden section framework. To fill it out, I added Fibonacci and reflective Gaussian geometries according to harmonic interference theory principles. See what you think... 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...

Holonomic Brain Model

One of the conclusions of my research was that we recognize harmony and harmonics in music by pattern matching standing wave patterns against identical standing wave patterns in our brain. This is compatible with the Pribram-Bohm holonomic brain model whereby the brain is described as a hologram interference pattern resulting from orthogonal standing waves. This is my idealized representation of the idea. Read More...

Bio-Harmonic Frequency Correspondence

I received an inquiry from a Swiss bioengineering company asking if I could suggest specific frequencies that would be "felt" or otherwise treat specific regions and organs of the human body. While I introduced the harmonic proportions correlating to human physiology in my book, I had not produced a table of specific frequencies that might apply to entrain the body. In this post, I propose a set of frequencies that might be used individually or in some combination to treat the body. While it does appear to correlate to a number of empirical frequencies at work in the body and does match some of the findings of this Swiss company, it is only an initial proposal and only scratches the surface of a very deep area of research. Read More...

Experimental evidence of harmonics in human head geometry

Yesterday, I received an email from Tom Roth who is in the middle of reading my book. He sent me an analysis he had done comparing a composite human head with the Vesica Piscis. I was very excited when I opened up the graphics he sent me because it uses a random population sample to experimentally prove that human proportions follow the models proposed by Harmonic Interference Theory. Take a look... Read More...

Water as a pentagonal damping structure for life

Recent research has found that water takes on a pentagonal molecular structure that then combined further into an icosahedral form - exactly as the Greeks suggested over two thousand years ago. Water is a damping agent for carbon-12, combining to create life... 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...

Question of Perception

This post was a response to the question "what are the sixth and seventh senses." After I responded, I learned that the correct answer was common sense and a sense of humor, which I think makes a lot of sense, so to speak. But, my answer was a little different... Read More...

Vitruvian Morphology

To the question of the dinosaurs (and other animals) fitting into the harmonic Vitruvian model proposed in the book... Read More...

The Cymatic Structure of the Human Hand

One of the key principles of harmonic interference theory is life grows according to the same principles of harmonic resonance and damping found in acoustical vibration. For instance, a skeleton is a crystalline lattice that results from harmonically damped regions of the body. Similarly, a cymatic resonance pattern results from damped areas on a vibrated surface where sand or salt particles accumulate into calm regions. A side-by-side comparison of the two indicates how the human hand grows according to the same geometry as a pentagonal cymatic interference pattern. Read More...

The Human Fractal

This is a 5-level fractal extracted from the extended Tree of Life geometry. Read More...

Have a Happy Winter Solstice

It suddenly occurred to me that a Christmas tree is a pagan symbol because it grows in the shape of a golden triangle found in a pentagram. Take a look at the fun Christmas card you can make out of it... 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 in a series of harmonic lattice artwork

Yesterday, I returned to a mathematical model of the harmonic matrix defined in the book to see how it would look when projected into three dimensions. Inside the matrix can be found the Vitruvian model of the ideal human proportions, creating a fascinating piece of neo-Renaissance art that may become the first in a series. Read More...

Life as Crystalline Music

While working on a new Flash animation to illustrate some new aspects of the golden ratio, I found the Rojas egg geometry described the orbital pattern of Pluto. This led me back to do a new analysis of the Rojas egg model and its application to life and the harmonic lattice. Read More...

What do a bug and an egg have in common?

In trying to explain the role of harmonic damping in both the formation of our solar system and life on our planet to a graduate astrophysics student about a year ago, I offered a simple question. The question was "What do a bug and an egg have in common." Mainstream science does not normally discuss such things because there is no unifying theory that explains why life takes the shapes it does. This entry is an attempt to show a connection between these two natural life formations in the behavior of standing waves. Read More...

Meaning of the book cover

I thought I would explain the meaning of the book cover. This is a good one... Read More...

The first heartbeat of InterferenceTheory.com

This blog is intended as an exploration of some of the more exotic and controversial ideas related to harmonic science. The views expressed do not necessarily represent my decided opinion about a given topic - only areas of interest that I am exploring that could eventually lead to something useful. I have found that staying open-minded to even the strangest (and silliest) ideas will sometimes lead to valuable insights and discoveries.

To kick things off, I would like to explore the idea that a human heart functions harmonically according to the recursive Mandelbrot Set fractal.

- Richard Merrick, October 11, 2008 Read More...