A PARADIGM SHIFT!!, April 6, 2009
By Gaelan Bellamy
Reading Interference has been the single most inspiring experience since learning to play the guitar, and as a professional guitarist, that is saying a lot! It is not often that you find a piece of literature that truly makes you take a second look at how you perceive reality, and this book does that and more. The author takes you on the systematic journey of how his questions involving musical perception slowly evolved into a groundbreaking scientific discovery! This book will change the way you see the world!
A Harmonic Universe, April 9, 2009
By Daniel S. Reed
This is an incredible study. Prepare to look at music theory from the perspective of the `Quantum Lattice'...from the perspective of the harmonic fabric of `empty' space, and everything in creation, which resonates and is dampened by the laws of harmonics. A musical unified field theory!
The author reveals the roots of our present-day system of music theory, as one created by the early Roman Catholic Church in its competitive battle against pagan musical-astronomical theologies. To discourage harmonic knowledge, the church dubbed the Tritone, the `Diabolus in Musica'...the devil in music. The author concludes that Tritone avoidance plays a significant role in understanding our current traditional music theory system.
After hundreds of years, the Roman Church campaign was successful, resulting in the exclusion of harmonics as an acceptable field of study. (Check out the references to the14th century Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, with its many harmonic and musical secrets, hidden from Papal view.)
The end result is what the author calls a `complicity of convenience' between Science and the Church, to avoid harmonics as a unifying principle in Nature and human perception. This is no small thing. From this historical perspective, the author then proposes a revolutionary organic theory of perception based on the physics of harmonics.
The author explains how the Golden Ratio acts as a physical damping agent inside music harmony, to facilitate the flow of vibratory energy, which our auditory system is then able to recognize as a kind of spring opening and closing inside the Tritone. He goes on to explain that our ears and auditory system are structured the exact same way as a guitar string...harmonically...and that our emotional response to music is the result of matching harmonic patterns and shapes against identical structures in our ears and brains. The same physical principles are also applied to show how the entire body is organized harmonically.
The implication of this study is far more profound than the title and subject imply. `Interference' is a physical scientific relationship between two waves. What is being said here simply, is that our human relationship to the universe should be `harmonic'. Two of the worlds great religious traditions give much attention to resonance . The Mantra traditions of the Hindu and the Buddhist.
What if the `West' recognized the harmonic nature of the universe? We would then' naturally' have to pay attention to principals like:
harmony: (harmony) a combination of parts into a pleasing or orderly whole; congruity, agreement in feeling, action, ideas, interests, etc.; peaceable or friendly relation; a state of agreement or orderly arrangement.
coherence: (coherence) is the harmonious flow of information, cooperation, and order among the subsystems of a larger system that allows for the emergence of more complex functions.)
The Red Pill, April 9, 2009
By S. Marshall
Interference will astound you. It opens your eyes to everyday truths that we all take for granted. You will look at music, Earth, the universe, and the human body in ways you never imagined before.
Uncovering the knowledge of the ancients, Interference provides a breakthrough unification theory placing music as the basic tool for organization of the universe.
We must reevaluate our education system. If we want to produce a nation of thinkers, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers, Harmonic Science must be taught in schools!
Interference was a major stepping stone for me and my musical career. I'm sure anyone interested in music, history, science, philosophy, cosmology, psychology, and/or mythology will have a similarly rewarding experience.
Magnum Opus, July 7, 2009
By G. Tarrant III
One of the best summarizations of ancient thought and modern science rolled into a philosophical musical journey. Richard provides practical application and understanding of history's greatest misconceptions and secrets. I learned a few things I hadn't considered and reaffirmed a few beliefs that were not mainstream which I'd already held dear. It is interesting that a few of the same conclusions that I had already reached through spiritual studies came about from such a natural angle in pure musical theory. Forget what you thought you knew about the universe and take the Red pill, trust that the truth is worth it.
A complex book, but worth the read if you're interested in the concept of harmony that exists in music and all things human., August 17, 2009
By Barry Caponi
As truly a non-scientific trained layman (marketing major), this book is a very interesting, albeit complex, read. The author obviously operates on a different plane than I do, but he really made me think about all of the inter-relationships in the universe and in my own life. Much to ponder while, and after reading the book.
With all of the turmoil and change happening in the world today, this book takes a totally different approach to explaining it.
Thanks to Mr. Merrick for even providing some thoughts on how to go about reading the book if one is not an academic looking to understand his entire concept.
A textbook for the reunification of art and science, August 4, 2010
By David W. Jones
Mr. Merrick's book is a somewhat challenging read in places in that you are asked to delve into advanced mathematics and complex geometry as well as the fine arts, and history, but that's precisely the point. Merrick guides us on a magical mystery tour to the place and time where the arts and sciences were cut asunder from one another and the truth of what we are, what we resonate with and why was kept from all of us by forces within the church.
Part Dan Brown, part mad genius, part spiritual philosopher; Merrick's thinking is truly blazing a trail where there was none. If this book (or a version of it) does not become a textbook for the way we begin an arts and sciences education at universities, it will only be because of the limited publishing and exposure it has received so far. I could see where one day people will point at this book and say that the way in which we see our world around us, as a harmonic lattice, started in large part right here.
Unfortunately I am unsure of where you can buy the book at this time. Perhaps by contacting the author or his agent?
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