Perception of the Spiral vs. Circle

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Is this a spiral or a circle? What causes us to perceive it as a spiral first? Read More...

Temporal Fractal of the Cardiac Cycle

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Phi-damping implosion cycle of the heart as a function of Mandelbrot geometry.
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Fibonacci Spiral of a Pine Tree

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A dead pine tree I found that had split along its Fib spiral growth path as it dried out. If you look closely you can see how the branches resonated out along either side of the spiral. Read More...

The Three Color Cones in the Human Retina

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The three color cones in the human retina resonate with specific frequency ranges of the light spectrum. Read More...

Inosculation of a Tree Trunk

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When two trees grow together it's called inosculation. Read More...

A Flower in Harmonic Lattice

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Every form of life can be viewed as a liquid crystalline structure shaped by the atomic resonance of carbon-12 and water. The explosive growth of carbon-12 chains is damped inward to varying degrees by water (according to DNA instructions) to guide the self-organization of cells as they replicate and evolve over time. Read More...

The Musical Structure of Life

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There is a simple equation describing how life grows and evolves. Read More...

The DNA Egg Model

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There are two geometric models found in DNA that help explain the geometry of the human body. The first is the Yang Quasi-28-gon Eggshell and the second is the White G-ball Yolk. Read More...

Golden Triangle of the Larynx

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Those interested in the anatomy of the larynx and process of vocalization will like the following anatomy lesson. Read More...

Cell Mitosis as Heterodyning Function

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Cell geometry during mitosis (or cell division) takes the shape of a Polar Reflective Interference pattern. Read More...

Reflective Gaussian Geometry in Life

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The harmonic interference pattern of two tones diverging over an octave produce the same geometry in polar coordinates as that of the human eardrum and brain. Read More...

A Pentagonal Virus

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A double pentagonal virus for your consideration. Read More...

Harmonic Organization of the Periodic Elements

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Harmonic science extends to the atomic level too. Read More...

Fish Archetype for the Cycle of 5ths

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Through the study of harmonic science we can find connections between music and biology. For instance, music tradition suggests that the Cycle of Fifths is a natural harmonic chord progression. In fact, most music is based in some way on portions of this progression. Read More...

Tone-Color Correspondence to a Double Octave

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This Tone-Color Correspondence to the Double Octave is based on the three color cones of the human retina. When the dark blue or indigo cone distribution is folded over the point of symmetry between the red and green cone distribution, it forms the four points of a 12-step color wheel. Read More...

Golden Spiral of a Flower

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Given that every form of life on Earth grows out of a spiral and that indeed weather systems, planetary systems, solar systems and galaxies also form out of spiral formations, why is it that spirals are excluded entirely from the study of geometry and in fact much of the study of mathematics? Read More...

Standing Wave Structure of the Human Body

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One of the most egregious omissions in modern education is the fact that the body is a liquid carbon-water crystal that evolved harmonically according to the physics of a standing wave. Read More...

Platonic Solids in Microbial Life

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Some sea creatures representing platonic forms magnified 50 times.
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Harmonic Structure of the Basilar Membrane

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Last week I had the pleasure of corresponding with an acoustical scientist by the name of Dave Finch. While reading Interference, he set about to reproduce the Blackman spectral interference pattern I used in the book to illustrate the Gaussian distribution of harmonic intervals over an octave (see link in comments). What he found provides greater insight into our perception of sound and music.* Read More...

Holonomic Theory of the Brain

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One theory proposes the brain works much like a hologram by recreating the outside world using the Hypocampus as a beam splitter. Read More...

Cardiopulmonary Harmonic Model

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3D model of the human cardiopulmonary system reveals the Polar Reflective Interference pattern.
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Walnut-Brain Comparison

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The Coco de Mer Nut

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Bio-harmonic Patterning - Part 1

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Sometimes the Polar Reflective Interference pattern separates into two kidney shaped forms and can be difficult to identify. Read More...

Bio-harmonic Patterning - Part 2

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Throat, ear, chest, pelvis, brain, etc. These forms are not the result of random mutation or natural selection. Read More...

Bio-harmonic Patterning - Part 3

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Polar Reflective Interference patterns. Read More...

Musica Universalis and the Science of Harmonics

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We flicker on and off inside the projection screen of the Schwartzschild Space Lattice: Read More...

Evidence of Cellular Resonance in Zebra Fur

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Are the beautiful patterns of a zebra's fur a simple function of Darwinian natural selection (believed by some to provide camouflage?) or are they also a kind of cellular cymatic resonance pattern tuned to the body chamber? Read More...

Tuning in a Tosla Magnifica "Biscuit" Sea Star

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Surface features, including shell and fur patterns, on sea and land animals is likely a cymatic visualization of cellular resonance within the body chamber. Read More...

Geometry of Baby Stingrays

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These baby stingrays are perfect examples for how simple animals organize as hexagons while larger mammals, such as humans, organize as pentagons. Read More...

A Trilobite Egg Cymatic

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A trilobite fossil compared to a cymatic resonance pattern produced inside an egg container.
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Forbidden Apple of Harmony

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The Apple of Knowledge symbolism is very old and appears to be related to the ancient belief that all life is harmonically organized. Here is a simple illustration showing how the golden mean is at the bottom of both horizontal and vertical geometries of the apple. Read More...

Origin of Religious Symbolism

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The difference between religious symbolism and harmonic geometry is only a matter of metaphor. Read More...

Organic Humanoid in Harmonic Lattice

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A life form prototype emerging from a harmonic wave lattice. Read More...

The 13:8 Crystallization of a Leaf

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The 13:8 Crystallization of a Leaf. Read More...

The CBS Eye

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A simple harmonic model for the human face...
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Recursive Bio-Harmonic Ring Model

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This is a chart of frequency associations for the human body based on the ring model described near the end of my book Interference. Read More...

Evidence of Cymatic Patterning in Life

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Correspondence between a tortoise shell and cymatic resonance patterns on an oval plate. Read More...

The Harmonic Lattice

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According to quantum theory, space is not empty as we are all taught, but instead structured in the form of a very fine cubic lattice of quantum perturbations. For convenience, this lattice can be defined as a 3D grid of mutually orthogonal standing waves. Read More...

Bioharmonic Resonance and Damping

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Harmonic principles in the structure of life...
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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...