Sound and Water: Understanding Cymatics


In my last few blog posts, I discussed some ideas presented by the authors Masaru Emoto, Leonard Horowitz and Michael Tyrell. It must be noted that I have barely scratched the surface of the ideas they have discussed in their works. For more details about these and related ideas, I recommend a more in-depth study of their publications, which include books, articles, and audio and video presentations. It is not my intention to go into a detailed discussion of the entire contents of their works. I have discussed here no more than may be found in a book review or, perhaps, an academic dissertation – citing their works under fair use guidelines.

That said, I would like to recapitulate, summarize and elaborate upon some of the ideas previously discussed to enable the reader to come to a better understanding of the deeper significance of the themes being discussed here. These are tough concepts to understand and need to be revisited, chewed and digested before they can truly be appreciated.

Water has structure and memory

One of the basic ideas emerging from these discussions is the revelation that water is not what it appears to be. It is not simply the bland liquid we use to slake our thirst and, for the most part, take for granted, unless one is stranded in a desert with no oasis in sight.

Water, in fact, has a distinct molecular shape – a tetrahedron – that enables water molecules to assume invisible (for the most part) microscopic structures. Structured water behaves like a “liquid crystal superconductor of sound and light” (Horowitz, Leonard G., The Book of 528: Prosperity Key of Love, Tettrahedron, 2011, p. 166). The form of structured water was captured by Masaru Emoto, in his experiments with freezing ice crystals under various conditions. Emoto claims to have established that not only does water have the ability to structure itself, microscopically, it also appears to display one of the primary characteristics of consciousness – response to external stimuli. The hidden structure of water appears to be affected by external circumstances – and even by human actions, words and, it appears, even thoughts. Water appears to have some sort of connection with human consciousness in that its hidden structure and ability to crystallize when frozen are affected by human consciousness. This concept is so mind-blowingly remarkable that it is worth thinking about and discussing extensively as a subject in itself.


If it is true that water has the ability to retain and “remember” various types of information, then the implications of that possibility are profound. Hopefully, such an understanding will inspire a more reverential attitude towards the world’s water supplies, particularly with regard to dealing with issues involving water contamination and pollution. If rivers, lakes and oceans are literally alive at some level, then surely humanity has a great deal to learn from them – if it were possible, somehow, to communicate with water or, at least, interpret its “hidden messages” (Emoto, Masaru, The Hidden Messages in Water, Atria Books, 2005, Prologue).

Water resonates with certain sound frequencies

Owing, in part, at least, to its tetrahedral molecular shape, water appears to be influenced by sound frequencies so that it seems to resonate with certain frequencies in particular – namely, the so-called Solfeggio frequencies and their harmonics. Water appears to demonstrate its resonance with these frequencies by organizing itself, at a molecular level, into “structured water” – liquid crystal – which is visible when the water is frozen under certain conditions, as in the case of fresh snowflakes or Masaru Emoto’s experimental ice droplets. These specific sound frequencies were discovered through mystical/Divine inspiration and a study of the Biblical Book of Numbers by Dr. Joseph Puleo, an associate and collaborator of Dr. Leonard Horowitz. These frequencies are centered around the sound frequency of 528 Hertz (or cycles per second). While each of the Solfeggio frequencies discovered by Dr. Puleo has a characteristic set of traits, the “Miracle tone” of 528 Hz. – the Mi note in the Solfeggio scale – seems to be unique for its miraculous healing and stress-relieving ability.


Additionally, through the study of Cymatics – which examines the symmetries of wave formations generated in various media – it is possible to gain some appreciation and understanding of how various sound frequencies influence the media they travel through. The wave formations studied in the discipline of Cymatics can readily be viewed when transmitting sound frequencies through bowls and containers of water. The frequency of 528 Hz., in fact appears to generate a unique shape – a 36 pointed star. It is possible to capture these shapes through photography or other methods, e.g. the cymascope. The images of wave formations obtained by such techniques often manifest as remarkably complex patterns and designs – mandalas – which are a deep-rooted part of many Eastern religions and cultural practices.

The human body is largely made of water

The human body has been described by many as being a glorified sac of water. The human physiology, by varying estimates, is 60-70% water.

It stands to reason, therefore, that if water is deeply affected by various sound frequencies, the human body would also be profoundly affected by those frequencies. Indeed, as posited by Dr. Leonard Horowitz, the Solfeggio frequencies are exactly these biologically resonant sound frequencies. This may be why, it has been suggested, the human body vibes with certain sounds and, especially, musical notes. These particular notes – claimed to be the Solfeggio frequencies or notes – are organically resonant because they  profoundly resonate with the water that makes up 60-70% of human body chemistry.


We human beings “feel” certain musical notes deeply in our beings – resonating with us at a profound cellular and molecular level – because this music resonates with the water in our body chemistry. This water responds to the stimuli of musical notes by organizing its molecular structure into so-called “structured water”, which has a unique set of properties. It stands to reason, therefore, that our health – which includes our physical fitness and well-being as well as our brain function – is profoundly influenced by the resonance of structured water to the Solfeggio sound frequencies. For this reason, among others, it has been suggested that the Solfeggio frequencies may have healing properties.

The Key of David

The musician Michael Tyrell recounts in his book The Sound of Healing that he believes that he has discovered the so-called “Key of David” – an enigmatic icon derived from a mention in the Biblical Book of Isaiah. By following numerological clues and his knowledge of Biblical and musical history, especially regarding how the legendary King David of Israel tuned his lyre (kinnor) to a higher note or frequency than was the common practice, Tyrell surmised that David possibly tuned his lyre to set the key of A to 444 Hz., as opposed to the modern tuning of A=440 Hz. (standard western turning) or the alternative tuning of A=432 Hz. Doing so results in 4 of the 6 Solfeggio frequencies manifesting themselves when playing the instrument, especially C5 manifesting as 528 Hz.


Tyrell came to believe that this secret higher-than-usual system of tuning of A=444 Hz. is the key to the allegedly miraculous powers of King David’s music – its supernatural healing properties and miraculous heavenly sound. Apparently, the secret has to do with the Solfeggio frequencies manifesting in the music, which, as was mentioned earlier, resonates with water at a molecular level and, as such, appears to have profound effects on human health and well-being.

The Rockefeller Foundation, Joseph Goebbels and Standard Western Tuning

Both Dr. Leonard Horowitz and Michael Tyrell provide extensive evidence on the background and historical circumstances leading to the eventual standardization of music tuning in the the 20th and 21st Centuries – standard western tuning, which defines the key of A tuned to 440 Hz. This system of music tuning is currently widely adopted and universally accepted as the standard.

Dr. Horowitz mentions that in the 1930s, prior to WWII, according to citations in their own archives, the Rockefeller Foundation conducted extensive research into the psychological impact of sound frequencies for wartime applications, especially with regard to the ability of certain sound frequencies to trigger negative emotional responses such as unease, fear and even mass hysteria. Dr. Horowitz also mentions that the Rockefellers’ Standard Oil corporation was closely affiliated with Nazi Germany through its association with the IG Farben petrochemical cartel. These circumstances culminated, on the eve of WWII, with the Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, holding a conference in London to institute the music tuning system of A=440 Hz. as the international standard. While this arrangement did not last for long, due to the war, subsequent attempts were made to standardize music tuning by the ISO and the EU, presumably at the behest of the Rockefeller Foundation.


Both Dr. Horowitz and Tyrell emphatically state that the standard tuning system of A=440 Hz., which is widely deployed by the modern mass media, produces a biologically harmful set of sound frequencies that do not resonate organically with human physiology. While the difference in frequency between standard tuning vs. Solfeggio tuning is barely perceptible to the human ear – a mere 4 cents or approximately 0.16 semitones difference in music pitch – the difference can be felt physiologically and even psychologically. The lack of organic resonance to the standard tuning of A440 results in a devastating physiological and psychological impact after prolonged exposure. This can lead to significant health and psychological problems in the widespread populace – a circumstance aggravated by the exponentially growing deployment of mass media technologies like TVs, cellphones, tablets, etc., all of which apparently transmit media at standard frequencies.

The need for a universal music pitch shift

Underscoring the devastating effects of prolonged exposure to music tuned to the “standard” frequency of A=440 Hz., Dr. Horowitz and Tyrell call for a dramatic shift in universal practices of music tuning. They urge musicians and music producers worldwide to reject the standard system of A440 music tuning and, instead, adopt the much more organically resonant and beneficial Key of David tuning system of A=444 Hz. Doing so, they allege, can bring about a dramatic shift in circumstances for the human race.

This new system of music tuning has the potential, if exponentially deployed and amplified, to raise the collective vibration of the human species and to bring about a paradigm shift in human affairs. We could be witnessing miracles transpiring everywhere and dramatic instances of healing and recovery from deadly diseases.


As Tyrell mentions, when music is played at the correct frequency and with the right intentions, when it is magnified sufficiently to the glory of God, He responds and Heaven comes to earth (Tyrrell, Michael S., The Sound of Healing: Unveiling the Phenomena of Wholetones, Barton Publishing, 2015, p.96). Both Dr. Horowitz and Tyrell firmly believe in the remarkable potential of correctly tuned music to dramatically improve the quality of life for all people worldwide, if deployed at a sufficient scale and with the right intentions at heart.


The evidence provided by the authors I have cited is pretty compelling. If I may add my personal testimony to the mix – although I have not experienced any dramatic instances of healing or recovery resulting from music tuned to A444, I have certainly experienced a profound sense of peace of mind upon listening to A444 music tracks. They are also extremely powerful stress relievers and energizers to listen to. I can also attest to playing some Solfeggio music tracks on headphones for my father when he was gravely ill – while there is no direct evidence that the music had any significant healing properties, I did notice that it gave him a tremendous sense of relief from the illness – an effect that was directly perceptible in his improved heart-rate and breathing patterns.

Is it possible that music played over the Solfeggio frequencies could dramatically transform our lives – healing us from illness and clearing our troubled minds? While the definitive corroborative clinical evidence may be lacking, the possibility certainly holds a great deal of promise. If nothing else, the music is tremendously effective at providing relief from troubles and stress. At best, however, and with further research, it holds the promise of miraculously transforming our lives for the better – but these possibilities still need to be researched and investigated further.


There may be some misconceptions about musical instrument tuning, and I think I should clear them up here. For example, I believe there may be some confusion about the difference between major and minor keys on a keyboard vs. the tuning of the keyboard. These are not the same things. A typical keyboard, like the one I own, has a “Function” button with some enhanced settings. If I press the “Function” button on my keyboard a few times, I arrive at a setting labeled “Tune”. This tuning setting was set, by default, to 440.0 Hz., which is the standard western tuning of A=440Hz., perpetuated by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels and the Rockefeller Foundation. What I have done on my keyboard is to modify this setting to 444.0 Hz., which results in A=444Hz. tuning, as suggested by Dr. Leonard Horowitz. As a result, my keyboard now plays in this “Key of David” music tuning system. It still has both major and minor keys, but the entire keyboard plays in this new, more vibrant tuning system, which, supposedly, has health benefits and, in general, is more pleasing to the ear.

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