Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What Do The Planet Earth, the Human Brain and Schumann Resonance Have in Common?

Everything in life is vibration—Albert Einstein

“All vibrating things in this world have their own, ‘natural’ frequency which they are most comfortable with,” writes Sanjay Aqrawal in an Ezine article entitled “Brain Entrainment and Schumann Resonance”. When a thing is subjected to an external force that makes it vibrate at a frequency it vibes with the most, the thing responds “joyfully”, by vibrating at the maximum amplitude (energy). The natural frequency of that [object] is known as its ‘resonating’ or ‘resonant’ frequency, and the phenomenon is known as ‘Resonance’. Physicists describe resonance as the tendency of a system to oscillate with greater amplitude at some frequencies than at others, using its stored vibrational energy.

Schumann Resonance (SR) is the global electromagnetic resonance that occurs as a set of peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum between 3 and 69 Hz, with distinct peaks at 7.83, 14.3, 20.8, 27.3 and 33.8 Hz. Lightning discharges excite SR in the cavity formed by the Earth’s conducting surface and the ionosphere.

Named after German physicist Winfried Otto Schumann, who predicted it mathematically in 1952 (and first detected it in 1954—an auspicious year), SR acts as a closed waveguide. It’s like a wave-bridge. “So astounding are the facts in this connection,” said Nikola Tesla in 1899 of this global electromagnetic resonance, “that it would seem as though the Creator, Himself had electrically designed this planet.”

The normal standing wave created in the Schumann Cavity occurs at a wavelength equal to the circumference of the Earth, and at a base frequency (and highest intensity) of between 6-8 Hz (7.83 Hz). Some call this basic frequency the Earth’s “heartbeat” or the “tuning fork” of the planet, suggesting that it generates natural healing properties when living things are entrained to its rhythm. It turns out that all biological systems resonate at this same frequency range. The electrical resonance of the Earth lies between 6-8 Hz. This coincides with alpha rhythms produced by the human brain during meditation, relaxation and creativity. Dolphins produce sound waves that coincide with the Schumann Resonance Frequency of 7.83 Hz. According to the AquaThought Foundation, human contact with dolphins induces both alpha brain state and hemispheric synchronization in the brain. Dr. H. König, Schumann’s successor at Munich University, discovered that the dominant brain wave rhythm of all mammals is the alpha or resting state of 6-8 Hz.

When two vibrating systems resonate with each other, like the human brain and the global electric circuit, a rise in amplitude in the waves occurs. They are said to be in tune. Proponents suggest that a rise in amplitude causes a rise in our consciousness energy and that Schumann Resonance generates healing effects when living things are entrained to its frequency.

Nikola Tesla certainly understood this when he intuited that energy waves in the earth and the atmosphere could be used to transmit power to any point on the globe. He understood that “the surface of the Earth, the ionosphere and the atmosphere together form one gigantic electrical circuit” (Aqrawal)—an electrified Gaia, so to speak—and this formed the basis for his work on wireless energy transmission. Tesla was able to transmit power and energy wirelessly over long distances (via transverse waves and longitudinal waves). He transmitted extremely low frequencies (ELF) through the ground and between the Earth’s surface and the Kennelly-Heaviside layer of the ionosphere. Tesla patented wireless transceivers that developed standing waves and it was he who discovered that the resonant frequency of the Earth was about 8 Hz and in the range of the Schumann Resonance or Cavity.

It is interesting to note that ancient Chinese teachings tell us that humans require two environmental signals: the YANG (masculine) signal from above and the YIN (feminine) signal from below. These quite nicely correspond, respectively, to the relatively strong signal of the Schumann wave and the weaker geomagnetic waves originating from the planet. To achieve perfect health, say the teachings, both signals must be in balance. Balance is the key.

E. Jacobi at the University of Duesseldorf showed that the exclusive use of either Schumann (YANG) wave simulation or the geomagnetic (YIN) signal caused serious health problems. This was proven through experiments by Professor R. Wever from the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology in Erling-Andechs. He built an underground bunker which completely screened out magnetic fields and housed student volunteers for four weeks in this hermetically sealed environment. Wever noted that the student's circadian rhythms diverged and that they suffered emotional distress and migraine headaches. Symptoms disappeared after a brief exposure to 7.8 Hz. Similar complaints were reported by the first astronauts and cosmonauts, who, out in space, were also deprived of Schumann waves.

Modern technology appears to be threatening humanity’s connection with earth’s fundamental frequency and the natural vibrations of Schumann Resonance. Threats include artificial man-made EMF radiation, wireless technology, and high frequency heating microwaves pulsed at 2.45 GHz. Whether we co-evolved with Earth’s natural electromagnetic environment or were created with Divine Intelligence to live in harmony with it, many experts believe that artificial man-made EMF radiation masks the natural beneficial frequency of the Earth and may create an environment that is literally `out of tune' with Nature itself.

Symptoms of this imbalance in frequencies—sometimes called electro-pollution—may include higher stress, fatigue, loss of immunity, and an increase in the absorption of depression-inducing chemicals. Laboratory research has shown that exposing living cells to Schumann Resonance had the effect of "protecting" them from ambient EMFs, allowing the cells to increase their immune protection, and decrease the absorption of depression-inducing chemicals. Some researchers believe that by producing a 7.83 Hz pulse with a field generator (Schumann device), we can counter the effects of the irritating man-made fields. By replicating the Earth's natural rhythm, we may be providing ourselves (at least in our immediate vicinity) with a healthier natural environment. Such devices are currently marketed and in use, particularly in Europe. One example is Wolfgang Jaksch’s Mediconsult.

Remember the “tuning fork”? Think of it: we are creatures of this planet, co-evolved with Earth’s environment through the helix structure of our DNA and the water coursing through us; this is reflected in our behavior, culture, intelligence and beliefs. Our entire bodies resonate with all other life at a similar frequency as the planet Earth, our brains in their most “divine” state of creativity, prayer or meditation reflect the same frequency. We are a gestalt culmination of light, wave-pulse, matter and motion resonating with this beloved planet Earth.

Our minds and bodies “sing” its choral aria. I’ve heard it. Have you?

"There manifests itself in the fully developed being, Man, a desire mysterious, inscrutable and irresistible: to imitate nature, to create, to work himself the wonders he perceives. Long ago he recognized that all perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasa or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never ending cycles all things and phenomena. The primary substance, thrown into infinitesimal whirls of prodigious velocity, becomes gross matter; the force subsiding, the motion ceases and matter disappears, reverting to the primary substance." - Nikola Tesla, 1907

Here are some of my related articles, which might interest you:

Cymatics: Exploring How Frequency Changes the Very Nature of Matter and Energy
The Mozart Effect: The Power of Music
Rupert Shelldrake and the Physics of Angels (on morphic resonance)
Darwin and Lemarck on Soft Inheritance
Author’s Retreat: Changing the World with your Mind and Faith
What’s BMI and Why Should I Care?
Artificial Intelligence: Part 1—Neural Implants
Artificial Intelligence: Part 2—The Invisible Computer

Other Interesting Reading:

Gray, J.A., 1982, The Neuropsychology of Anxiety: An Enquiry into the Functions of the Septo-Hippocampal System. Clarendon Press.
Cherry, N.J., 2002, Schumann Resonances, a plausible biophysical mechanism for the human health effects of Solar/Geomagnetic Activity, Natural Hazards 26(3), p 279-331
Cherry, N.J. 2003, Human intelligence: The brain, an electromagnetic system synchronized by the Schumann Resonance signal, Medical Hypotheses 60(60):843-4
Cherry,N. Cell phone radiation poses a serious biological and health risk
König, H.L Bioinformation - Electrophysical Aspects. In: Electromagnetic Bioinformation, Popp, F.A., Becker,G.,König, H.L.Peschka,W.,(eds.) Urban und Schwarzenberg p 25, 1979
Ludwig,W `Informative Medizin' VGM Verlag fuer Ganzheitsmedizin, Essen, 1999
Schumann, W.O.Ueber die strahlungslosen Eigenschwingungen einer leitenden Kugel, die von einer Luftschicht und einer Ionosphaerenhuelle umgeben ist, Z.Naturforsch. 7a, 149, 1952
Schumann W.O., König, H. Ueber die Beobachtung von Atmospherics bei geringsten Frequenzen, Naturwissenschaften, 41, 183, 1954

Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

I see what you mean, Nina. They nare all finely tuned at a specific frequency. When they are off tune, things can be disasterous.

Nina Munteanu said...

I think so... I don't use a microwave oven anymore...

Pig Disgusting said...

very very interesting read

Take back the future said...

Fantastic post!

Nina Munteanu said...

Thanks! It is a very cool topic! More to come...

bhoj said...

interesting well-researched article, thanks for sharing

Nina Munteanu said...

You're welcome, bhoj! It's a compelling topic. Please browse my site for more articles on this topic.

Best Wishes,

bhoj said...

my pleasure; your site is bookmarked,i plan to write a similar article--"on why i wish to stay amid nature" and i will mention your article---thank you

bhoj said...

my pleasure; your site is bookmarked,i plan to write a similar article--"on why i wish to stay amid nature" and i will mention your article---thank you

bhoj said...

my pleasure; your site is bookmarked,i plan to write a similar article--"on why i wish to stay amid nature" and i will mention your article---thank you

Nina Munteanu said...

Bhoj, please let me know when you post and I will come over and read it and share on Facebook. Have you run across a book called "Earthing" by Ober, Sinatra and Zucker? It relates to Schumann Resonance and explores the phenomenon of "connection" to the Earth whose power and energy of free electrons helps combat chronic inflammation, poor sleep, and so much more...

Best Wishes,

bhoj said...

hello madam

this is the link to my article

it contains some very basic information

you are always welcome to read other articles from my blog

with regards / bhoj

bhoj said...


no madam, have not yet read the book

Nina Munteanu said...

Thanks for sharing your article with us, Bhoj! I look forward to reading it.

Unknown said...

Hi, I have been searching for this information since 1977, when I went to the New York Patent Office and looked into Nikola Tesla's registered patents on AC currents and others... At this time I was a student at the IAR in New York. I am so pleased to have finally found your post because it summarizes and clears many of my questions that were left open, with no answer 37 years ago. What did put all in order was film by this PBS Nova/At the Edge of Space that prompted me link Nikola Tesla with the Schumann Resonance. Thanks!

Nina Munteanu said...

You're very welcome, Haakon!