Musical Shape of the Universe

In 2003, a study was published in Nature magazine describing temperature variations in the microwave background radiation that vanish at 60-90 degree angles. This matches a geometrical model with 36-degree twists between matching circles, thus conforming to a spherical dodecahedron. Here is the link to the paper in the Cornell University Library website

This article describes everything in laymen's terms and introduces an updated study that seems to confirm the findings:

For the Greeks, "aether" was the fifth element and the structural geometry of space. Amazingly, aether was associated with the shape of a dodecahedron, one of the five platonic solids. First proposed by Aristotle, aether was described as a quintessence medium composed of a non-physical, unchangeable, heavenly substance.

Aristotle may have actually learned this from the Hindus. In India, aether or "akasha" was one of the pancha mahabhuta or "five great elements." Akasha was considered the medium for sound that was inaccessible to the human senses. This concept of of a universe composed of transcendental sound was the foundation for all Vedic beliefs, descending into virtually every culture and religion in some form.

Vedics called this universal vibration "sruti" and "shabda" (the divine music or voice) while Buddhists described it as the Primordial Sound Current or Audible Life Stream. The Greeks referred to it as Logos, the Romans named it Musica Universalis and the Hebrews called it "The Word." In the Middle Ages, Dante named it the Music of the Spheres, Kepler the Harmony of the World and Robert Fludd the Celestial Monochord. This idea of aetheric space as a harmonic womb for musical structures and creatures is very old.

With the exception of present day Western civilizations, all cultures have viewed space as a resonating medium within which light travels and material elements take shape. As I came to learn, this musical model of space was the founding principle for an ancient harmonic science. Dating back to a time before the Rig-Veda, everything was understood as a kind of crystallized musical light governed by universal harmonic laws. These laws all depended on the geometry and resonant properties of the Cosmic Egg.

Today we see Science confirming what the ancient philosophers already knew. Deduced from harmonic principles gleaned through astronomical observations and musical experiments, the universe was correctly understood as a resonating structure balancing 12-fold resonance with 5-fold damping. As a spherical cymatic resonance pattern, this is the shape of a 12-face pentagonal dodecahedron.

Based on Dr. Mark White's research into the spherical dodecahedral arrangement of amino acids in DNA, I can’t help but wonder if our universe is organized the same way - as an enormous resonating yolk inside a real Cosmic Egg (see link in comments).

Here is the concluding statement from the 9-year WMAP research group, timed for release on 12/21/12:

* WMAP = Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe