Saraswati: Essence of Self
The World Is Music: Key to the
Mystery of Creation
are the ancient esoteric teachings of India. They form the foundation
of orthodox Hindu philosophy and are at the root of all oriental
epiphany reveals that the world is the self-sacrifice of the creator... God becomes the world... An
omnipresent intelligence expresses its creative potency through the
In the Vedic revelation, God does
not create the world… God becomes the world. *
Western religion and science offer a deist paradigm. In deist
philosophies, God lies outside creation. The Vedic worldview is
profoundly different; here the world is the self-sacrifice of the
creator. The world is God. All creation is sacred. To know thy Self, is
to know God.
the creator, can be characterized as an ever expanding breath. In this
cosmology, everything that moves in creation is the breath of Brahma.
The spiraling galaxies of stars, whirling planetary systems,
atmospheric rhythms of our Gaia’s life cycles, and the all pervasive
breath that animates animal life on Earth is a unitary rhythm.
In this ancient paradigm, the universe
is a living, breathing, conscious Being. In exactly the same way that
the breath of life animates our body the universe is sustained by the
breath of Brahma.
How does the breath of life animate our
body? How do the rhythms of inspiration and expiration sustain life?
What is the mechanism through which respiration enlivens the
body? Our Hypothesis is biological resonance.
is the life breath of a living universe. (From sanskrit roots pra-forth and the verb-root an-to breathe)
The body... as all of nature and the cosmos...
The World Is Music:
is a musical instrument played by the breath of life...
The vedas reveal that the world
is sung into being. The ancient Sanskrit grammarian, Bhartrhari, states
in his Vakyapadiya 1.112 “Vageva Vishwa Bhuvanani Jajne” The Universe
is Birthed by Sound!
An unfathomable intelligence conceives of a goddess...who sings the
world into creation. The ground state out of which creation
emerges is the pranava (from pra-nu, to reverberate) of the
primordial Holy Word... AUM. Creation is vibrating as an
expression of ultimate intelligence, ultimate wisdom, ultimate love...
in a universal harmony of praise.
The Goddess Saraswati is the personification of this mystery, the
embodiment of an all pervasive divine creative intelligence. Her
vehicle is the swan...the highest flying bird, which symbolizes the
breath of life, the supreme principle in a living creation. The
Great Mystery of life and consciousness, is carried on the breath.
Saraswati’s celestial instrument is the vina, which symbolizes
creation. Thus we have Ultimate Intelligence, carried on the breath of
life, playing the music of creation.
For millennium musical instruments were often fashioned from the guts
and hides of animals. For these guts and hides, resonated most
profoundly with the mystery of music and the winds that carried these
sounds to the heart and mind.
There is no musical instrument more perfect than the human body. Indeed
the human body... like all of nature... is a musical instrument. The
ancients understood this. The ancient sciences of Yang and Yin, Pitta
and Kapha, Sulfer and Salt were based on this vibrational knowledge of
the primacy of inspiration and expiration, of the breath of life.
The latin word for breath is spiritus. It comes from the same roots as
our word spiral... It is Spiritus that plays the instrument of nature.
As we breathe, the tissue of our bodies are stretched by the act of
breathing in a cycle of atunement to nature and the cosmos. On cellular
and molecular levels the tissues stretches to modulate it’s musical
pitch. As we breathe in, there is a lengthening of the tissue to the
keynote of resonance that, cross culturally and trans-historically, the
ancients called the Air element. Thus through atunement to the keynote
Air, life force stepped down from the subtle universal elements into
the gross material elements of form. Then in quantum fashion the
inhalation ballooned the tissue into the radiant keynote and it
entrained with the creative potency of the solar Fire element. Next in
the cycle of breath is a still-point, where inner and outer forces came
into balance at the Earth elemental resonance. Then as the diaphragm
descends... the tissue contracts into resonance with the lunar keynote
of the Water element. Nature is a fabric of ultrasonic resonance,
attuned to the keynotes of: Earth, solidity; Water, the fluid medium
for life force; Fire, the functioning of creative intelligence; Air the
feedback process which is the essence of intelligence; and Ether which
modulates sacred space between the subtle universal elements of the
cosmos and the material elements of nature.
The Sanskrit word guna is derived from an Indo-European base
gere…”twirl” or “wind”… The gunas describe spiraling vortices of
vibrating energy fields. Breathing is a process of cosmic and
natural atunnment that sustains life. As we breathe, the lengthening of
the tissue, on a molecular level, entrains with the Source or Life
Field of Sattva Guna and facilitates a step down of energy from the
subtle universal to the gross material elements. Inspiration,
modalities the molecular fields into entrainment with the creative
potency of the solar resonance of the Fire element as the field leaps
in quantum fashion to Rajas Guna. As the diaphragm descends, the field
on every level of microcosm entrains with Tamas guna and the
centripetal qualities of the Water element. Life is sustained by
the breath, through a process of cosmic and natural atunenment. Cross
culturally and trans historically the sciences of the ancients was
rooted in this understanding of nature and the cosmos as a living
breathing conscious being.
All of nature is vibrating in a life giving state of praise attuned to
the voice of the Goddess Saraswati singing the holy word...
singing the music of creation. Saraswati means essence of Self.
This understanding is a key to understanding the great mystery of life
force energy. In Energy Medicine, we work with the body and
nature through this ancient epiphany of the world as music. Our
approach to energy healing is defined by a constant intention to
address the Soul...the animating intelligence in the body...
holistically, through hands-on bodywork, healing diet, vitalizing
movement and liberating insight into the unity and sacredness of all
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* The Vedas do not limit themselves to a theistic perspective and
encompass non-theistic cosmologies as well. For the sake of simplicity
and parsimony... we use the word "God" to refer to the "Great
Mysteries" of Life, Consciousness and "Creation."
Esoteric Anatomy : The Body as Consciousness,
North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 1998. Chapter 7
Purusha: The Omnipresent Cosmic Person
In this universe, from the largest stars and planets to the
microscopic basic elements, all things conform to cyclical spiralic
form. In actual fact, this form is established by the interaction of
two circular energies which are antagonistic to each other. To our
limited senses, whether these be great suns or tiny electrons this
whirling movement appears to be undulating orbits of diffraction of
electrons or the elliptical orbiting of fixed stars. In actual fact,
however, all these bodies are moving in logarithmic spirals.
As above so below . . . from the solar system to a chamber nautilus.
all form reflects the underlying energy of the ubiquitous cosmic breath
of a living universe!
In the Himalayan vision of east Indian philosophy, creation is sung
into being. The Universe . . . as a living Being . . . conceives
of a Goddess who sings creation into manifestation. All that is.
. . is the vibration of her song . . . carried on her
breath, pregnant with her intelligence and will.
In this essay we will consider the fundamental principles in the
universal mind that underlie the stages in the manifestation of
consciousness in form. A foundation of the Sanatana Dharma
(timeless Vedic way of life) is the cosmology know as Samkhya,
which means “to enumerate.”
Samkhya philosophy enumerates the tattwas, or fundamental
that underlie creation. Samkhya, the oldest of the six orthodox schools
Hindu philosophy, is said to be “the philosophical foundation of all
Oriental culture, the measuring rod of all Hindu literature, the basis
for all knowledge of the ancient sages (rishis) and the key to Oriental
symbolism . . . ”2 Through careful reflection it expounds twenty-five
tattwas, charting the stages
of the evolution of consciousness into mind and matter. “This
no mere metaphysical speculation, but is a purely logical account based
the scientific principles of conservation, transformation, and
dissipation of energy.”3
Samkhya postulates two ultimate realities, Spirit (Purusha) and
The first principle postulated by the Samkhya system, purusha,
is used to mean the Soul of the universe, the animating principle of
nature, the universal Spirit. It is that which breathes life into
matter; it is the source of consciousness. Purusha is postulated to
account for the subjective aspect of nature. It is the universal
Spirit, eternal, indestructible,
and all-pervasive; it is pure Spirit without activity and attribute,
without parts and form, uncaused, unqualified, and changeless. It is
the ultimate principle of intelligence that regulates, guides, and
directs the process of cosmic evolution; it accounts for the
intelligent order of things—why the universe operates with such
precision, why there is cosmos and not chaos. It is the efficient cause
of the universe that gives the appearance of
consciousness to all manifestations of matter; it is the background
gives us the feeling of persistence; it is the static background of all
manifest existence, the silent witness of nature.4
Purusha is a unified field of consciousness which is the ground state
for all manifestation. All of the intelligence in creation is a
reflection mirrored from this consciousness. In the phenomenology of
our own personal experience, Purusha, the “soul witness,” is what each
of us refer to as our “Self.” Purusha is human consciousness, the
consciousness of an omnipresent God who lives within you, as you. Dr.
Stone called Purusha “Soul,” and
he writes: "Soul is the inner energy field, the Doer and Witness in the
field of consciousness; it is also the Perceiver.”5
The second principle in Samkhya is prakriti, the cosmic
substance, or primary matter. In the understanding of the sage Sri
Aurobindo, prakriti is the will and executive power of the purusha, the
activity of Being.
Quoting Aurobindo, Tyberg writes, "Prakriti is that producing element
of which springs the universe with all its various spheres and bodies.”6
In samkhya there is always an unbridgeable gulf between the unchanging
soul witness of the universal consciousness as the Self (Purusha) and
its emanation, the evolution of Nature (prakriti).“ Samkhya-Vedanta . .
considered everything other than intelligence, the Purusha or the
Self, to arise in the course of cosmic evolution . . . ” Purusha is
immutable, an unchanging field of ultimate intelligence. The unchanging
oneness of this field of living consciousness unites all beings.
Prakriti is the ever-changing cycles of nature emanating from the One
It may be useful to think of the tattwas as the program in the computer
of the One Mind. These quintessences are the primary forces in the
universe, which sustain the appearance of differentiation of the One
into the manifestation of phenomena.
The Samkhya teaches that the world-order is reason and is an expansion
of the highest kind of intelligence; that there is no part without an
assignable function, a value, a purpose; that there is always an exact
of means for the production of definite ends; that there is never a
combination of events; that there is order, regulation, system and
In the Sanatana Dharma a profound intelligence is consciously creating
every atom of nature. In samkhya the omnipresence of the omniscience of
Cosmic Consciousness is the innermost essence of everything. All
creation is an emanation of this all-pervasive Being. This profound
intelligence is the immediate cause of everything. Nature (prakriti) is
a moment-to-moment emanation of Spirit (Purusha). All life is a
moment-to-moment creation of this Ultimate Intelligence.
The 25 Tattwas* of Samkhya Philosophy9
1. Mulaprakriti—Root-Nature, Primary Matter, Cosmic Will.
(sometimes Avyakta: The Unmanifest, the Primordial Element)
2. Mahat Tattwa—"The Great Principle," undifferentiated cosmic
intelligence, the basis of Buddhi:The intellectual faculty by which
objects are distinguished and classified.
3. Ahankara—The conception of individuality, of ego, of separate
The five Tanmatras (tad,“that,” and ma, “to measure”) are the
rudimentary or subtle elements.
The subtle Tanmatras, or “essences,” combining and recombining, produce
the five gross elements of the external universe, the Mahabhutas. From
the five Tanmatras are derived the five Mahabhutas, or Panchabhautikas.
Five Tanmatras: Five Mahabhutas:
The five Jnanendriyani or Buddhindriyani are the five organs of
perception or sense. An indriya is a force or power of Indra the god of
the higher mind, and hence any exhibition of power—a faculty of sense
or organ of sense.
The five sense organs, Niyantry:
The five Karmendriyani are organs of action:
19. Vach—Voice or Larynx
22. Payus—Anus, Organ
23. Upastha—Organ of
25. Purusha—The Spirit,
The Divine Person
*Tat or tad implies the essential being of anything.
The rishis tell us that desire is the cause of creation. Desire
generates a disturbance in the equilibrium of Mahat,The cosmic
substance. This initiates the play of the gunas and the process of
cosmic evolution. The Gunas are "the fundamental constituents of
nature.” Over the millennia advanced yogis in their microclairvoyant
research observed the electromagnetic spectrum and the vibrational
basis of creation. They witnessed three universal forces which they
likened to a rope of three strands: a unchanging core, sattva guna; a
radiant centrifugal field, rajas guna; and a centripetal field, tamas
guna. All vibration was the spiraling of these three forces. The
siddhis (seers) witnessed that at every level of vibration of the
electromagnetic spectrum, were these two opposing fields undulating
around the potency of the core.
The word “guna” is usually translated as “quality.” Its roots also mean
“the rope that binds.” In Polarity the gunas are referred to as “the
three principles.” We can gain profound insight into the nature of
these archetypal forces if we appreciate that the word guna is derived
from the Indo-European base gere, to “twirl” or “wind.”10 The gunas are
The Rishis in their microclairvoyant vision, directly experienced the
dance of molecules of the quantum world. In their expanded vision, they
saw the vortices of the fields of resonance which are the fundamental
forces which underlie creation.
The tri-gunas are the three "Universal Modes of
Nature.” All creation takes on its quality through its entrainment with
these three archetypal essences. In the Sanatana Dharma, all of nature
takes its quality from its resonance with these gunas, the three
universal harmonics of force. All energy
fields in nature resonate with and are sustained by their attunement
these three archetypal principles of motion.11 The English word
from the Latin uniuersus, “turned with a single impetus—hence, turned
wholly—towards a single unity, turned into one . . . ”12 “Universe”
comes from roots which mean “one coil.” This derivation points to the
ancient understanding that all creation and all subsystems of nature
and the cosmos are part of one
vast spiral harmony.13
The gunas are the three primary principles of motion as sattva, the
neutral Air principle, rajas, the positive Fier principle and tamas,
the negative Watery principle. All creation is woven of a fabric
spirals—centrifugal (rajas), and centripetal (tamas), radiating
out of a neutral center (sattva). This polarity process
forms the underlying structure of all energy fields on every spiraling
of microcosm and macrocosm.
Sattva is the Force of Equilibrium in Nature
The tri-gunas are the three great archetypes whose modes give their
characteristic qualities to all of nature. Sattva (from Sat, “Absolute
Being”) is the superconscious force of equilibrium in nature. This
manifests qualities of stillness, peace, lucidity, goodness, purity,
balance, happiness, virtue, sympathy, and light. In the Sanatana Dharma
this aspect of the Cosmic Being is personified as Lord Vishnu. “Vishnu”
means “all-pervasive.” Lord Vishnu refers to the all-pervasive Divine
that is the one life of a living universe.
Rajas Rules All Energy and Motion in Nature
The rajasic centrifugal archetype (from the root Raj, “to glow, to be
excited”) is the “conscious” force which rules all energy and motion in
nature and manifests as passion, action, effort, thirst and desire.
Rajas is ruled by Lord Brahma, the creator. Lord Brahma is the
of the creative potential of the Cosmic Being, the force of evolution
of conscious becoming, the power of growth reflected in all natural
processes. Brahma is an ever-expanding pulsation of conscious breath,
Creative Intelligence, whose force of creative potency encompasses all
energy in creation.
Tamas Rules All Form in Nature
Tamas (from the root Tam, “to
perish”) is the centripetal force of
inertia and unconsciousness, and manifests as solidity, resistance,
crystallization, ignorance, and death. Lord Shiva, the destroyer, is
the personification of tamas guna, which rules the process of perishing
and the dissolution of manifestation back to the Godhead. All movement
in nature is a microcosm of cosmic evolution, the rhythmic cycle of the
breath of Brahma which underlies every heartbeat of creation.
The Archetypal Trinity
The physical world emanates from the unitive field of sattva guna. This
superconscious state of consciousness is reflected in all phenomena
that are charismatic and harmonious. Rajas embodies the conscious mind
and predominates in direction and creativity. Tamas is the principle of
solidity and resistance, and predominates in the reactive, unconscious
mind. All three states of consciousness are present in everything, but
one resonance always predominates. For example, sattva predominates in
a innocent child; rajas, in an erupting volcano; and tamas, in a block
Every cycle in nature has a neutral, positive, and negative phase.
Polarity Energy Balancing aspires to restore the integrity of the
evolutionary cycle by releasing resistance in the energy fields of the
body to reconnect the fields with their source. In this way the
harmonics of an individual’s life force can be brought into harmony
with the forces of nature and the cosmos which sustain life.
Dr. Stone writes: "The idea of three bodies or fields of expression may
seem new, but it is not an invention of mine. It is as old as mankind.
The Trinity Principle of every religion bares evidence to this fact. If
Deity is triune, man must be, since he is an exact image of his
All energy throughout nature moves through the Polarity Cycle of
positive, negative, and neutral phases. These three principals are the
foundation for all movement in nature. All energy in nature is
sustained by its attunement through sympathetic vibration with these
three elemental harmonics of force. They correspond to the neutral,
positive, and negative phases of the evolutionary cycle. In Polarity
Therapy the resonant frequency of the sattvic, neutral force is termed
the Air principle; the wavelength of the positive vibration, rajasic,
is termed the Fire principle; and the negative resonance, tamas,
sustains the Water Principle.
In the Sanatana Dharma (natural law), all phenomena in nature are
understood as manifestations of these three archetypes, or “types of
The wave fronts of these archetypes make up the holomovement which is
the sonic foundation underlying the harmony and integration of all
Everything in nature takes on its distinctive qualities through its
with one or more of these archetypal forces. The predominant resonance
defines the qualities of all phenomena. All matter, emotions, mind
and energies move by the three modalities of 0 (neuter), + (positive)
- (negative) polarities, called the three gunas. Dr. Stone writes:
This is the cosmic picture of energy modality, demonstrated by
the orbits of planets around a central sun. The microcosmic picture we
find in the atom and in the cell: A nucleus or neutron in the center,
which is the “satguna” type of energy; the “rajaguna” energy, which is
a positive, centrifugal energy of heat and expansion, flying upward and
to the right, with a repelling quality in its red fiery Sun-like
nature; and the tamas energy, called the “moon energy,” which is the
negative, centripetal energy of moisture (like a precipitate of the
positive pole), settling downward and to the left. Tamas is the
attractive power of the negative pole of
energy emanation, the cooling, green rays, the feminine, centralizing
and quieting principle. The central, sattva guna (or Satguna) neuter
is the axial around which the other energies revolve. The human body is
a magnified cell, the expansion of the brain pattern of the Airy,
neuter, all-present Life Energy Principle, which has its base in the
cerebrospinal fluid- —in the brain and in the spinal chord and
throughout the entire
nervous system. The cerebrospinal fluid flows between the pia matter
the arachnoid sheets, and follows the nerves all through the body.16
The superconsciousness of the omnipresence of the One Being sustains
the profound force of equilibrium in nature: sattva guna. The sattvic
harmonic reflects truth, light, and the mystery of the cosmic person.
The sattvic is lucid, alluring, fascinating, charismatic, peaceful,
balanced, and graceful. The sacred reflection of new life in babies of
any species, the eternity in the sunrise, the being of saints, the glow
of health—all resonate with the sattvic harmonic which is in tune with
the all-pervasive ground of
Cosmic Intelligence, the Life Field. Rajasic-predominant phenomena are
conscious, kinetic, passionate, directive, and transformational. This
force rules and regulates the pushing, electric, radiant expression of
manifestation. Tamas is the force of inertia and crystallization. It is
a contracting, pulling, magnetic force which underlies the
crystallization of Spirit into matter. It is the force of resistance,
sometimes fear. It is the purifying force which crumbles form to dust,
Spirit back to the center.
Three Types of Touch
Polarity Therapy utilizes three types of touch which resonate with the
three universal harmonics. Sattvic touch is a gentle touch of stillness
and presence. Sattvic currents arise from the core of the body, the
heart of the being. In sattvic contacts the practitioner’s intention
touches the intelligence which is the medium of creation. Sattvic
contacts promote a receptivity to the Soul. Sattvic touch corresponds
to the Air-predominant harmonics which rule the sensory feedback
mechanisms of the body and nervous system.
Rajasic touch is stimulating and moving, directive, and penetrating. It
resonates with the solar plexus, muscles, and organs of the body. We
use our muscles in an energy-balancing through movement and strength,
Rajasic contact which releases tension in the muscles, directs
movement, and vitalizes the organs of the body. Tamasic touch is either
deep and dispersing, or sometimes forceful with pressure, stimulating
the client’s resistance. In evoking resistance, emotional and
structural blocks can be brought to the surface and eliminated from the
body. Tamasic touch resonates with the more crystallized negative
predominant fields of the body at the psoas, soleus,
and achilles tendons.
Life in Helix
All of nature and the cosmos is an expression of the polarity cycle of
evolution. Nature is a manifestation of the involutionary cycles of
conscious energy projecting into materiality and the evolutionary
returning to their source. This dynamic underlies the movement of all
in the cosmos. We experience this universal force as growth. Growth as
expression of cosmic evolution is the central organizing principle of
The evolutionary holomovement can be conceptualized as a spiral
helix.17 All vibration undulates as a spiral helix entraining with the
centrifugal and centripetal forces of rajas and tamas guna. Polarity is
the supreme ultimate principle of attraction and repulsion which
universally underlies energy fields. The dynamic between the
involutionary and evolutionary fields of force sustains the ubiquitous
spiraling double helix that underlies all energy fields in nature from
the DNA to the galaxy. Daniel Winter writes in Sacred Geometry: "in
general the helix is a universal way of coupling long
waves to short waves. It is biology's lever, to couple little worlds to
Nature is woven of a fabric of two spirals—centrifugal and
centripetal—whose polarity universally forms the underlying structure
and process of everything in nature. This polarity relationship has
been labeled “dinergy” by Gyorgy Doczi. The spiraling double helix is
the foundation of all organization in nature.19
Dinergy in the Structure of a Sunflower.
The sunflower seeds grow at the intersection of the centrifugal and
centripetal radii. In the Sanatana Dharma these fundamental principles
are known as the gunas: rajas is the centrifugal involutionary force of
manifestation and tamas is the centripetal evolutionary force of
and return to the source. Everywhere that these two spirals intersect,
resonance of sattva (equilibrium) is sustained. This sattvic still-point
with the Absolute and is a bindu, a center of manifestation
into the next cycle of creation.
All energy moves in cycles of vibration which can be better understood
three-dimensionally as spirals. In this “world” (from whorl?) all
energy fields take the form of whirling vortices of energy. See the
discussion of Dr. E. D. Babbitt’s research, Chapter 11. Dr. Stone
So all our created objects are really whirls in space,
like bubbles in an ocean. . . . Curvilinear motion or vibration
operated in space and created sphere after sphere until all was
manifested. and the same energy maintains this creation everywhere.
Motion is always in the shape of a curve, from the path of the planets
in the sky to the very atoms of matter, and spinning electrons.”20
Nature's patterns seem to arrange themselves in circles of ovals for
action and function even in minute structures like spinning wheels of
energy, like reflections from the central whirling chakra-pattern of
Nature is woven of a fabric of two intersecting vortices—centrifugal
and centripetal—whose polarity universally forms the underlying
structure of all energy fields.
In nature all systems of vibration are subsystems within the
circulation of energy between the Sun. as the nucleus of the
centrifugal field. and the Earth, as the nucleus of the centripetal
Energy fields pulsate with undulations spiraling from within to without
and without to within at the same time.
Like wheels within wheels, energy fields emanate from the nucleus as
whirling vortices of electromagnetic resonance. In quantum fashion each
whirling field of resonance is a step down from the innermost highest
vibrational fields to completion in physical manifestation.
In the ancient wisdom the step-down in vibration from Spirit to matter
was ruled by five elemental harmonics of resonance: Ether, Air, Fire,
Water, and Earth. These archetypes are the universal keynotes of
conscious vibration that underlie all phenomena in nature. All energy
in nature is entrained with these great Beings.
The Four Phases Undulate Through Every Spiral of Creation
Undulating through the spiraling helix of the evolutionary cycle are
four phases of attunement. The primordial energy helix is made up of
four phases in two opposing fields, as well as the sattvic bindu. The
centrifugal phase includes a movement from above (higher vibrational)
to below, and a movement from within to without. The centripetal phase
includes a movement from without to within, and below to above. Waves
spiraling through the helix entrain it with quantum points of universal
resonance. On every level of macrocosm and microcosm energy entrains
with these ubiquitous archetypes. These keynotes of universal resonance
are the elements, or elemental patterns of resonance, which define
phenomena. Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth are the universal
archetypes or “types of arcs” which are the elemental building blocks
of creation. All manifestation as vibration is entrained by these inner
forces of vibration.
There is always a balance of wholeness in the energy field. The
centrifugal phase of Air and Fire and the centripetal phase of Water
and Earth always counterbalance each other. This dynamic underlies the
synergistic nature of the Polarity Manifestation Cycle. Everything in
nature is spiraling. All movement in nature is in the form of arcs,
helices, or tubes. The arc formed between the source and any point in
the cycle has a unique resonance and wavelength or “type of arc.” These
are the root elements of differentiation in our paradigm. Differences
in types of arc are expressed in the resonances of the four universal
keynotes and reflect the four elemental phases of resonance (Air, Fire,
Water, and Earth) in the three polarities (+, 0 and -) whose
harmonies sing the fabric of creation.22
The Breath of Brahma
A spiral has the unique ability to move in two directions at the same
time. All vibration is serpentine in motion, reflecting this dynamic.
The gunas universally embody this ubiquitous force, the “breath of
Living vital fields are pulsating with life. The pulses undulate
the field in oval spirals from within to without and at the same time,
without to within.
Profound Properties of
the Mysterious Spiral
The Spiral both comes from and
returns to its source.
The Spiral is a continuum whose ends
and yet the same.
The Spiral demonstrates cycles
of change within a continuum.
The Spiral demonstrates the
alternation of the polarities
of each cycle.
The Spiral embodies the principles
of expansion and contraction, through change of velocity.
The Spiral embodies the potential
for simultaneous movement
in either direction towards its two extremities.
On the spherical vortex these
extremities, the center and periphery, flow into each other and are
Jill Purce, writing in The Mystic Spiral: Journey of The Soul,
points out these profound properties of the spiral:
The simple two-dimensional spiral has a number of
remarkable properties. It both comes from and returns to its source; it
is a continuum whose ends are opposite and yet the same; and it
demonstrates the cycles of change within the continuum and the
alternation of the polarities of each cycle. It embodies the principles
of expansion and contraction, through change of velocity, and the
potential for simultaneous movement in either direction towards its two
extremities. On the spherical vortex these extremities, the center and
periphery, flow into each other; essentially they are interchangeable.23
All vibration embodies these profound dynamics. The same current/field
of vibration is an avenue for both centrifugal and centripetal forces.
Both undulate through the serpentine vibratory movement with energy
both coming from and returning to its source in a balanced polarity of
forces. There is always a balance of opposites in the undulating fields
of alternating polarity, expansion, and contraction. A profound
octavian process links fields nested within fields following the
universal harmony of the Golden Spiral. All vibration is a three
dimensional vortex with fields embedded within fields braiding the
standing waves of resonance which define phenomena. Every level of
vibrating microcosm and macrocosm is the Golden Spiraling song of
Finger pointing to the moon of the profound properties of spiral
resonance. . .
All vibration following these key principles nests as spirals within
spirals braiding the fabric of creation.
All vibration spirals as a reflection of these paradoxical principles.
The vast harmony of the electromagnetic spectrum is unified through the
mysterious properties of the spiral. All creation on the vibratory
level of the electromagnetic spectrum is made up of spirals. Spirals in
nature undulate in phase dynamics, which move from within to without
(involutionary force) and at the same time from without to within
(evolutionary force). Both directions of force, rajas and tamas,
undulate through every spiraling helix of vibration in a profound
balance of wholeness. This balance of wholeness is sattva guna, the
Tao. The centrifugal pulsation manifests as two arcs, Air and Fire, and
the centripetal as Water and Earth.
In Tantric cosmology Nature (prakriti) is differentiated into
five forms of motion. Ether (Akasa) fills space with the “Hairs
of Shiva,” nonobstructive motion, radiating lines of force in all
directions and sustaining the space in which the other forces operate.
Air (Vayu) is a transverse motion and the source of locomotion
in space. Fire (Tejas) is an upward motion, giving rise to expansion.
Water (Apas) is a downward motion, giving rise to contraction.
Earth (Prithivi) is a motion which produces cohesion and
obstruction, the opposite of the nonobstructive Ether.24
Vayu, the Air element, is the breath of Brahma, the motive force of
all movement in creation. It is from the sanskrit Va, “to blow, to
Air is the principle of motion, and its function is impact. It rules
sense of touch. Tejas, the Fire element, which rules directed force,
from the Sanskrit, Tij, “to be sharp.” It is the principle of
and the function of expansion in nature. Fire rules the sense of vision
which is the source of our direction. Apas, the Water element, is the
of liquidity and the function of contraction. It comes from the root
“water.” Water rules taste and the nourishment that we take in.
the Earth element, is from the Sanskrit plete, “broad, flat, spread
extended.” It is the principle of solidity, and its function is
The Atmosphere (Greek). . . spheres of breath . . .
of a living Earth. . .
Living beings are "cells" in the body of the earth.
Our chakras & joints are at the nodial points of the harmonics
of the Earth's breath.
The four elements are four specific patterns of resonance—four moments
in the evolutionary cycle. Air is a lengthening of the wave form from
the sphere of Ether to the ellipse of Air as energy steps-down in a
helix from above to below. Fire is a radiant expansive force from
within to without. Water is a contractive flow from without to within.
Earth is a release
of Spirit from matter as the cycle finds completion in form and then
returns from below to above. The four elements are four phases in the
ubiquitous evolutionary cycle which underlies creation in nature.
The body tissue is very fluid and elastic. The body cavities, organs,
and cells breathe through cycles of attunement with the cosmic forces.
Each cell of the body pulsates through cycles of expansion and
contraction, which are a microcosm of the order of creation. As the
breath undulates through the medium of the body, the atoms, molecules,
and cells are drawn in quantum fashion through phases of attunement
with the holomovement of the forces of nature and the cosmos.
Krishna personifies the Over-soul
, playing the music of creation...
You are the flute that Life
The breath plays the musical instrument of the body. As we breath, we
are taken through a process of natural and cosmic attunement. The breath
stretches the tissue...on every level... of microcosm, to attunement
with the universal keynotes of Earth, Water, Fire, Air.... This is
biological resonance. Simple sympathetic resonance, is the key to
understanding, the mystery of a life. (On this level)
Through sympathetic vibration the elemental forces of nature and the
cosmos entrain with the elemental energy systems of the body. Each
phase in the cycle is qualitatively defined by its harmonic
relationship to the source. Differentiation is determined by variations
in the wavelength and degree of arc, positive or negative phase, and
distance from the core. The quality and power of any aspect of physical
manifestation is a reflection of its attunement to the vibrations of
the core of the force field.
It is very important to understand that the four elements are moments
in a cycle of wholeness. They seem differentiated, but they are only
phases in a single process, relationships within a whole. What we are
viewing is a single universal helix, a whirling vortex of bipolar
energy. Within this gestalt are the four harmonics, four phases of the
primal Oneness. These four elements are attuned to each other as
opposite waveforms, balanced harmonics working together to reflect a
fundamental Oneness as the basis of the universal synergy. They exist
only through their dynamic relationship with each other as a gestalt.27
The rhythms of breath, heartbeat, vibration, and oscillation of life
within every atom, molecule, cell, organ, and body cavity are
profoundly lawful as the embodiment of universal law. The rhythms of
these finite systems are organized by the spiral helix of in-breath and
out-breath. The breath is our link between the macrocosm of the Air
element as the life of a living universe and the microcosm of the
finite systems of every atom, molecule, and cell of our living bodies.
Our energy fields are entrained in a fabric of spiration—inspiration,
expiration, respiration—with the universal spiral helix of Spirit, the
The symbol of the Tao embodies the supreme ultimate principle that
underlies all vibration emanating centrifugally and centripetally from
a center, reaching the limit of the field, and reversing polarity to
return to the source.
Tao (Yin-Yang) as an infinitely recursive wave-nest
On the atomic level, standing waves define phenomena. All phenomena are
sustained by inherent patterns of resonance. The definitive pattern of
resonance of any phenomenon is its standing wave. Standing waves are
the pattern of resonance that define an energy system. Standing waves
are the “natural” patterns of resonance which define phenomena.
Waves ”appear whenever waves are confined to a finite region, like the
waves in a vibrating guitar string, or in the air inside a flute."29
Standing waves are one of the fundamental
of a cosmology based upon resonance.
Standing waves appear whenever waves are confined to a finite region.
Standing waves appear within the “finite system” of every unit of
wholeness of nature—every atom, molecule, cell, and organism. Our body
is an example of a finite system which sustains patterns of standing
waves. Each body cavity, organ, cell, molecule, and atom is a finite
system sustaining standing waves which are the central organizing
principle of the energy field. Standing waves always manifest as a
logarithmic spiral which can be described through the mathametics of
the Golden Ratio.
This foundation of universal law is called the Golden Spiral. The
Golden Spiral describes the rhythmic generation of the universe
embodied in the ubiquitous breath of Brahma. Every level of macrocosm
and microcosm manifests from a bindu radiating as the Golden Spiral.
Standing waves align themselves with the fields of force of nature and
the cosmos. By examining standing waves we can make transparent the
underlying "ultrasonic" fields of force of nature and the cosmos.
The Experience of Vibration
The science of the ancients, as expressed in the Sanatana Dharma,
is based on the experience of sacred sound.30 The ancients understood
all of nature as woven of the fabric of the four resonant frequencies
vibration that emanate from the ultrasonic core of Ether. They viewed
all phenomena as made up of four universal waveforms which sustain the
boundaries (Earth), media (Water), energy (Fire), and lawful
(Air) of all things. They understood that our senses are tuned into
elemental harmonics of vibration, and they based their science on the
experience of these four elements. In this model we are not dealing
an abstraction but are describing the living, breathing bodies of
nature, and the cosmos. “Energy” in this model is the breath of the
living, sentient force. The “elements” describe phases of attunement
Brahma, the unified field of cosmic being, the creative intelligence
is the all-pervasive ground of evolution.31
All vibration in nature entrains with the elemental archetypes. Every
level of macrocosm and microcosm in creation undulates in resonance
with the spiraling helix of phases of the evolutionary cycle: Air,
within to without; Fire, above to below; Water, without to within; and
Earth, below to above.
All creation is an undulating spiral helix. Every level of macrocosm
and microcosm undulates in harmony with the spiral dance of this
universal holomovement. From above to below (Air); within to without
(Fire); without to within (Water) and below to above (Earth) this
spiraling breath of God undulates through all creation.
These are the Four Directions held in reverence by Native Americans.
The ancient Hebrews worshiped the sacred mantric utterance of YHVH
(YAHWEH) symbolized by the Lion, Eagle, Bull, and Human, who ruled the
four quarters of the universe. The four humors of Greek cosmology
throughout Europe and the four elements which the Sanatana Dharma
spread throughout Asia reflect the same ancient paradigm.
Our experience of boundaries is ruled by the Earth frequency of
vibration, and throughout our dimension all phenomena sharing this
resonant frequency are experienced by us as “solid.” The experience of
fluidity expresses the Water harmonic. Heat is attuned to the Fire
element throughout our system, and movement itself predominates in the
Air-resonant frequency. Our senses are attuned to these kingdoms of
vibration: the ears to Ether, touch to
Air, the eyes to Fire, taste to Water, and smell to Earth. The senses
mind weave the fabric of our experience through their attunement with
elemental frequencies of vibration, much as a television set constructs
an image from the frequencies to which it is attuned.
Crossculturally and transhistorically, the sciences of the ancients are
based on the five elemental keynotes of energy. The ancients understood
that all phenomena, as energy fields, are made up of a combination of
all the elements. It was understood that phenomena, seen as energy
fields, are composed of Earthly boundaries, Watery media, Fiery
functions, and Airy
lawful vibrations, radiating outward from an supra-sensory Etheric
The element predominating in the energy field gives each phenomenon its
characteristic qualities of solidity, fluidity, force, or movement.
Sri Krishna Prem (Ronald Henry Nixon, Ph.D.) insisted in reference to
the elements: "We reiterate that no matter how much we use, and
legitimately use, the symbols of cosmology and of daily life to evoke
images in illustration of our contentions, we are in fact speaking of
psychic movements in consciousness and of this alone.”32 Dr. Prem, a
university professor teaching in India, was a life long student of
yoga. He personally realized the Self, the Vedic truth that all
creation is the play of consciousness, of the universe as one living
Though every physical phenomenon contains all of the elements, one
elemental keynote of resonance gives the form its predominant
qualities. Thus particular structures and processes in the body and in
nature are characterized as “Air-predominant” (nervous system),
organs and muscles), etc., and embody the qualities of those particular
The Air element resonates with sattva guna, the superconscious force of
equilibrium in nature. Air, the first aura of emanation from the
stillness of the Etheric core, is an energy field whose force embodies
cosmic intelligence. Air is characterized by movement—not ordinary
movement, but the intelligent movement which underlies the
self-regulating fields of nature and cosmos. The quality of lawfulness
and the profound harmony and integration of
all movement in creation is expressed in the Air element, which fills
the field of manifestation with the spiraling breath of universal law.
Air is the fulcrum, or bindu, between the unitive field and its
Transverse currents embody the Air Element/Principle
& integrate core & surface.
The Air element predominates in the thoracic cavity and in the sattvic
rhythm of the breath, which is always filling the space of the body
with the re-spiration of universal law. Air rules the neutral, fulcrum
field of the diaphragm and solar plexus and the balance of movement
between the centrifugal resonance of the thoracic cavity above and the
resonance of the pelvic cavity below. Air predominates in the colon and
rules the rhythms of peristalsis throughout the body. Air (Libra)
the kidneys, which purify the sacred waters of life. Air predominates
the ankles, which are the structural foundation of movement and
The fulcrum for Air and the center of our “spin” is the heart. The Air
arises “energetically” from the heart center, or Air chakra, and rules
desires in life, our passions, and our aversions as the basis of our
The Air element predominates in a light touch and on the surface of the
body. Air “inspires” and “respires.” Air predominates as inspiration
and high spirits and our enthusiasm for and love of life. Air rules
mind with its incessant mercurial movement. Its characteristic type of
arc is a bipolar spiral of prana. Air governs transverse motion and
locomotion. Its field of force is a lawful balance of centrifugal and
centripetal forces in a spiral, a helix of attunement with the one
source. Air fills space with the breathing, living balance of universal
The thoracic cavity is the home of the Air harmonic of resonance in the
body. Air predominates in the astrological harmonic of Gemini, with the
spine and shoulders as the positive field; Libra, with the kidneys
and renals as the neutral field; and Aquarius with the ankles, as the
negative field. The Air element rules the sense of touch, the heart,
and the breath of life, prana. Air-predominant touch resonates with the
The currents of energy which spiral out from the ultrasonic core at the
crown of the head and move from east to west around the surface of
the body acting as sensory and feedback mechanisms, returning to the
are Air-predominant. Air is a transverse force between the polarity of
the two fields of the bilateral symmetry of the body and the ultrasonic
core in the spine. Our nervous system resonates with the keynote of
A gentle touch, soothing movements, and balancing contacts activate the
keynote of sattvic vibration. Sattvic touch contacts the heart of
Sattvic touch fosters a receptivity to the healing presence of the Soul.
The second phase of emanation in the Polarity Cycle is the resonant
frequency of Fire. While Air rules the lawfulness of all movement as an
expression of the superconscious mind of sattva guna, Fire rules the
direction of movement as it resonates with rajas guna and the conscious
mind. Fire rules directed force in energy systems. Fire is a radiant,
positive, electric, pushing, expanding arc of centrifugal force. The
waveforms of Fire radiate outward and upward. Fire always burns upward,
resonating with the sun.
Throughout our solar system all force is a step-down of radiation from
the Sun. The solar force is embodied in the expansive alignment of the
Throughout all creation the solar force is the centrifugal force of
that rules, regulates, moves, and transforms. The initiative of Aries,
the reign of Leo, and the integrity of Sagittarius express the nature
Fire as directed energy. All creation is aligned with the nuclear
functioning through the solar harmonic of the Fire archetype.
Luminosity, heat, and caloric energy are sustained by the vibrational
frequency of Fire. This electric pattern of energy predominates in the
fields of force which manifest warmth and function, as in the vital
and muscles. Fire is the yang, directed, working, passionate, vital
in the body. Its radiant working energy rules the organs and the
of metabolism, and is the motive force of the musculature. Any
or rajasic contact resonates with Fire and promotes its attunement.
is centered in the solar plexus, two finger widths below the umbilicus.
Fire radiates spirals from its center at the
Solar Plexus to provide warmth and vitality to the whole body.34
Fire radiates vital force and defines the body from within
This type of energy flows mostly over muscle tissue to act and express
itself. Any therapy designed to assist this must be active, vibratory,
and positive in nature. All stimulating applications are in this field
. . [using] vibratory directional force over the muscles involved . . .
blending into the energy current in purpose, speed and direction like
rivers joining into one. This has the greatest therapeutic value . . .
impulse must have momentum, but no compulsory force which causes a
The third field of emanation manifests waveforms that predominantly
resonate downward, through the magnetic pull of gravity, toward the
negative pole at the nucleus of the earth. Water always flows downward,
contraction and an arc of centripetal force. This receptive phase of
creation cycle sustains the keynote of Water and corresponds to the
out-breath of downward motion, cleansing, and elimination.
It is through the cohesive force of water that energy precipitates into
substantial “solidity.” In Water the field of force emanating from the
source is reduced to a more material frequency that we experience as
life forms. Our experience of fluidity predominates in the Water wave
length, embodied in the liquid medium and in the cycles which purify
and sustain life, such as blood flowing through veins, or rivers
flowing to the ocean.
Water rules cohesion, attachment, and love. Water rules the ways we
connect to the world around us for nourishment. Cancerian love, the
deep bonds of Scorpio, and the Piscian flow from heaven to earth
nourish and connect us. Water rules the sense of taste. It rules the
ways in which
we are emotionally connected to others and the relationships that are
The Water element predominates in the pelvic cavity. As Water is the
mother of life, reproduction is centered on the Water level of
vibration. The life-giving seed of semen and ovum is in the form of
water. Water rules the cycles of cleansing, purification, and
elimination in the body. These magnetic negative fields of the body
resonate with tamasic qualities, and are characterized by receptivity,
materialization, contraction, resistance, inertia, and crystallization
Water-predominant frequencies sustain the liquid medium that receives
and embodies more subtle energy fields. As the field of force radiates
outward and downward, it interacts with the more material atmosphere of
the earth’s energy field and it loses its liquidity and resilience.
it loses its ability to resonate with the One Life. The vibrations
and become more and more crystallized into an Earth-predominant phase
resonance. The surface tension of the force field then predominates,
an impenetrable boundary.
Throughout all of nature the phenomenon of solidity is sustained by a
pattern of energy that we call “Earth.” Earth is the force that
produces boundaries and is the polar opposite of the unobstructed
Ether. The crystallizing, linear tendency of the Earth archetype, at
limits of the potency of the core resonance, sustains boundaries and
phenomena. This wavelength is the predominant resonant frequency in all
fields of phenomenal force that have the quality of solidity, such as
bones in our bodies. Taurus rules the boundary of the etheric body
defines the overall space, Virgo operates the boundary between body and
waste, and Capricorn is the foundation of the skeletal structure.
At Earth the rajasic radiant spiral loses its ability to vibrate
sympathetically in attunement with the One and tamas, the sinking
spiral, predominates. The material form eventually crumbles into dust
and the life-giving spiral of Spirit is drawn back to the One. Form
manifests only as it is sustained by its harmony with the source and as
it’s resonance with the “tune-i-verse.” The Earthly level of vibration
is force that is slowing in vibration from spiraling towards linearity
Dr. Stone writes:
The cosmic forces are vast reservoirs in which these
myriads of units float and recharge their external field by energy from
the cosmos through its spinning chakras and nerve centers to its own
keynotes and use. When the central energy of the soul cannot toil and
spin its wheels and
shuttles effectively any more to extract what is needed from the
outside reservoir, then its link is broken and the pitcher goes to the
well no more.
The earth elements go back to earth; the air to dust; the fire to ashes
. . . 36
All phenomena are made up of the pentamirus combination of these
wavelengths of vibration—the boundaries of Earth, the cohesion of
Water, the directed force of Fire, the organizing, lawful movement of
Air—all radiating within the Etheric space. In every instance, energy
in nature is an expression of these five harmonics of vibration. These
are the underlying keynotes of resonance that sustain all phenomena.
Our senses and minds interpret these
vibrations as the experience of life.
The five elements are archetypes, founts of creative intelligence
whose cycles weave the splendor of evolution. The five elements are
stages in the manifestation of consciousness. The essence of the
as consciousness is: Ether, the emotional space that seeds
Air, thoughts and ideas; Fire, action; Water, feeling; Earth,
For example, desiring a home is Ether-predominant. Formulating plans
construction is Air-predominant. Taking action and building the home is
Fire-predominant. The feeling of being home is Water-predominant, and
fruition of the desire in form is Earth-predominant.
Ayurveda, the ancient East Indian science of life and healing, works
with the image of all creation as energy fields of sacred sound
vibration. All of nature on every level is understood as a vast harmony
of cycles of resonance. All of creation reflects this harmony in a
profound integration; every level of wholeness is a microcosm of the
harmonies of the whole.
On the physical plane this harmony is understood as being woven of the
five harmonics whose fields of force are the keynotes of a universal
harmony. Nature, our bodies, and our senses are woven of these
universal patterns of resonance. In our dimension, our five senses and
the range of experiences which they reveal to us are reflections of
these five fundamental keynotes of vibration that weave the fabric of
our being in nature. All of nature is woven from the five elements of
universal law: Earth’s solid boundaries, Water’s liquid medium, Fire’s
functional force, and Air’s lawful organization of movement; and Ether,
the sonic medium in which the others resonate.
For the ancients, all phenomenal experience is a reflection of these
five archetypes of energy. They believed that the totality of our
experience of solidity, regardless of the particular phenomenon, can be
understood as a reflection of the harmonic of the Earth element. All of
our phenomenal experience of liquidity is ruled by the keynote of
Water. All of the waters which sustain life are understood as a single
harmonic. Igneous and caloric energy—light and heat—are ruled by the
Fire element, and our experience of these phenomena is a reflection of
a single pattern of energy. The ancients believed that all movement is
lawful, taking place as an emanation from the One Universal Life.
Amrita Divine Taste
Fruit, nuts, seeds Sour
Aries Leo Sagittarius
Taste leafy greens,
Cancer Scorpio Piscies
Smell Root vegetables
Capricorn Taurus Virgo
The Law of Sympathetic Resonance
In his brilliant book, The Principles of Light and Color, E. D.
Babbitt, the nineteenth-century father of Color Therapy, offers an
understanding that parallels the ancient wisdom. Babbitt experimented
with color in
his quest for an understanding of “the harmonic laws of the universe.”
In his model, sound and sympathetic vibration are the key to the
which underlies the polar cohesion of atoms. He explains:
Why are ethers drawn from spirals of one atom to
the same kind of spirals in a contiguous atom, and why does a certain
grade of ether exactly harmonize with, and seek out, a certain size
spiral? For the same reason that a tuning-fork or the cord of a piano
will be set into vibration by a tone made in its own key. In the case
of the piano, a chord vibrates to tones of its own pitch, or in other
words, to tones whose waves synchronize with its own vibrations. Let us
apply this principle to atoms. The vibratory action of the red spiral
throws the current of ether which passes through it into the eddy-like
whirl which just harmonizes in size and form to the red spiral of the
next atom above it with which it comes into contact, and which must
necessarily draw it on. This second atom passes it on to the red spiral
of the third, the third to the fourth, and so on through
millions of miles, so long as there is a spiral of the right grade to
Describing the same phenomenon, Itzhak Bentov explains rhythm
entrainment, the process where: “periodic events that are close in
frequency occur in phase or in step with each other.” He goes on to
write: “Our biological rhythms are entrained by light and to a certain
extent by gravity . . . Magnetic, electromagnetic, atmospheric, and
subtle geophysical effects influence
us in ways that are not presently well understood.” This process is
significant in the macrocosm as well, where “the big and mighty
asteroids and planets are rhythm entrained and develop resonances in
their orbits as they rotate about the sun.”38
The law of sympathetic vibration describes the tendency of vibrations
of the same wavelength to resonate together. Sympathetic resonance may
be the glue that holds creation together. Waveforms of the same
will entrain (synchronize their vibrations) to energize and influence
Color defines the spectrum of the bodies bioresonance
The ancients understood our earthly sound to be an octave within a
universal system of resonance. The “elements” of the ancients were the
keynotes of earthly manifestation. All vibration is attuned to these
archetypal harmonics of force. In the Sanatana Dharma a distinction is
made between the subtle elements which are timeless universal
archetypes, and gross elements,
which are the fivefold patterns of vibration that underlie
manifestation. The gross elements resonate sympathetically with the
subtle inner elements and thus draw sustenance from these cosmic forces.
In the ancient wisdom, all phenomena were understood as woven of a
fabric of five archetypes of vibration. The science of the ancients was
based on these five elemental resonant frequencies. These are the four
directions of resonance—ascending, descending, within to without, and
without to within—and a fifth, a stillpoint of wholeness (Fire, Water,
Air, Earth, and Ether). There are the tattwas, the quintessential or
five-fold essences of creation. These five phases of cosmic attunement
undulate through every cycle of
vibration. This is the key to understanding this archetypal paradigm
the relationship between macrocosm and microcosm.
Vibrations attuned with the ascending, solar, centrifugal force,
radiating from the nucleus of our system, the Sun, resonate with the
Fire element. Vibrations attuned with the descending, centripetal,
negative pole of the Earth resonate with the Water element. Vibrations
attuned to the flow from within to without, from the finer forces of
the unified field, resonate with the Air element. Vibrations attuned to
the flow from without to within, from the periphery of the energy field
back toward the core, resonate with the Earth element. The pentamirus
combination sustains a stillpoint which resonates with Ether. These are
the five phases of cosmic attunement that undulate through every
spiraling vibration in creation. These are the cosmic forces that are
the keynotes of creation. (We will focus on this key, to the
understanding of the ancient wisdom, throughout this book)
All phenomena exist through their resonance with these ubiquitous
archetypal forces. All phenomena draw their energy, consciousness, and
being from their attunement with these archetypal forces. In Dr.
view, man is understood as an integral part of the quantum fields of
and the cosmos where there is a constant exchange of energy. He
That man must have air, food, liquids, clothing and
warmth from outside is accepted in so far as solids, liquids and air
are concerned. But the idea of atomic energy fields of exchange in
these conveyors and by direct absorption, is still a brand new idea,
awaiting acceptance. Man is considered more or less an independent
unit. His dependence upon exchange of energy in the wireless field of
Nature, like a receiving set in a broadcast field is still a new idea.
Even his grounding to the earth is overlooked—plus his possibility of
direct perception and absorption of energy . . . [the] constant
exchange of the finer forces of Nature with man is questioned
and doubted.39 [these are the elements] which are built into the
constitution of man as receiving sets or fields for the operation of
the five forces
or broadcasting wave lengths in Nature [and an] . . . intricate
set for the cosmic forces which sustain man.40
Dr. Stone explains: “Small units of energy fields
draw their supply of energy from larger units or orbits to which they
are attuned, because they are their home, source or parent fields.”41
In the Sanatana Dharma, everything in creation vibrates through this
universal holomovement. The five phases breathe through every atom and
galaxy of creation. Everything is entrained by this holomovement.
Everything is vibrating sympathetically with these archetypes.
The radiation of the potency of the Etheric center occurs in cycles, of
which our breath is a microcosm. This central potency radiates a field
of force in a cycle of four phases, sustaining the four elemental
harmonics to form the basis of all creation. It is echoed and embodied
in the cycle of the breath. As an organism breathes, the totality of
the organism is
drawn through a cycle of four phases. This holomovement takes place on
every level of wholeness, as every cell and atom of the body breathes
through the cycles of attunement and entrainment with the archetypal
nature and the cosmos.
The four elemental resonances manifest in relationship to the three
principles of energy movement—sattva, rajas, and tamas—to sustain the
twelve great archetypes of the zodiac which rule manifestation. Their
of creativity is expressed in the range of creation in each kingdom:
mineral, plant, animal, human, devic, planetary, etc. Each moment of
creation has a unique “signature” that expresses the archetypal
resonance of the cycles of eternal creativity that intersect in that
facet of evolution. The moment of manifestation, the first breath,
places a “being” in the infinite cycles of creativity and defines its
pattern of resonance. Through sympathetic
vibration the “personality” of the person, plant, animal, or stone
the cycles that intersect in its being.
The Synergy of the Body a Microcosm of Universal Synergy
The concept of synergy describes systems in which the organization and
functioning of the parts maximally sustain the whole, and the
organization of the whole maximally sustains the parts. Nature and the
cosmos are a synergistic system, where there is ultimate integration
between the parts and the whole.
Throughout every process, structure, and function we see a profound
level of synergy and integration in our bodies. On every level, along
every conceivable vector, what promotes the well-being of the part
the well-being of the whole, and vice versa. The body is a model of
ultimate integration, ultimate synergy—a microcosm of the ultimate
synergy of all creation.
On the subatomic level, elementary particles follow a set of laws
which cause them to group together in patterns known as atoms. We now
know of over one-hundred different kinds of atoms. Each of these has
own unique grouping of subatomic particles, and the pattern of each
the particles to group in that way and no other.
Following the same laws that govern subatomic particles, atoms group
together in patterns known as molecules. Hundreds of thousands of
different kinds of molecules are now known, and new ones are constantly
being found, or created. The number of possible molecules may be
infinite. Each kind of molecule has its own distinct properties and its
own distinct pattern that requires atoms to group in one way and no
On the next level of organization, many different kinds of molecules
link themselves together in complex and intricate patterns to form the
smallest unit of life, the cell. In the human body alone there are
thousands of different kinds of cells, each with its own unique
molecular pattern, and each with a unique job to do. The pattern of
each cell will allow it to accept only certain kinds of molecules, and
requires that those molecules be organized and structured in a certain
way and no other.
Cells with similar structures and functions group together to form
tissues. The tissue is the lowest level of macroscopic organization in
the body. All of the body’s organs and gross anatomical structures are
of tissue. The organs of the body, likewise, are linked structurally
functionally into systems.
Biochemically and energetically, the body is a delicately balanced
system of interlocking feedback loops, where a change in the function
even one tissue quickly causes changes throughout all the other
tissues, organs, and systems. Change one subatomic particle in one kind
of atom, and you change that atom into something different. Change one
atom in a molecule,
and you change the molecule. Change the molecule, and you change the
the tissue, the organ, and the entire functional balance of the body.
Any change in even the finest level of our being will ultimately be
reflected in every level, up to the most gross. Conversely, no change
can take place at the gross level without causing changes to echo back
to the finest level. In every dimension, along every vector of
every level of organization in the human body, the body of nature, and
the body of the cosmos is synergistic. Synergy, in which the
and functioning of the parts maximally sustain the whole and the
of the whole maximally sustains the parts is a foundation of universal
law. A law that is grounded in the divine intelligence that underlies
creation. As the Gita reveals: “God becomes creation.”
The Synergy of the Holomovement
In the Sanatana Dharma all creation is one life, a single field of
cosmic evolution. In this paradigm the elements are universal harmonics
of resonance, emanating from Brahmin, the unitive field of
consciousness. The ancient scientists used the concept of sacred sound
where we use the concept of energy. All phenomena on every level of
microcosm and macrocosm are aligned vibrationally with the elemental
harmonics of resonance.
This vast creation of nature and the cosmos is a synergistic system,
where there is ultimate integration between the parts and the whole
through the synergy of a ubiquitous elemental holomovement. The harmony
of this elemental holomovement emanates from the unified field of
Brahman that is the innermost center of all that is. The nature of its
emanation as the
systems and subsystems of nature and the cosmos is theomorphic.
Chapter 7 Notes
1. Prabhavananda and Isherwood, The Song of God:
Bhagavad-Gita, p. 80.
2. Seal, The Positive Sciences of the Ancient Hindus, p. 121.
3. Stone, HB.
4. Watts, The Two Hands of God, see The Bhagavad Gita,
5. David Frawley, Ayurvedic Healing, (Salt Lake City, Utah:
Passage Press, 1989), p. 3.
6. Ibid., p. 3.
7. Ibid., p. 4.
8. "The Way" of living life in accordance with universal law.
9. Theos. Bernard, Hindu Philosophy, (New York: Philosophical
Library, 1947), p. 74.
10. Stone, Book I, p. 16.
11. G. Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, (New York: Bantam
Books, 1979), p. 206.
12. Stone, Book IV, p. 2.
13. Vanamali, Nitya Yoga, To my heart and mind, the most
revealing discussion of The Bhagavad Gita and the wisdom
of the Sanatana Dharma.
14. Wilber, The Spectrum of Consciousness, p. 184.
15. At every point of intersection of rajas guna (centrifugal force)
and tamas guna (centripetal force) a stillpoint of sattva guna
is sustained which is the bindu . . . the seed, resonating with the
Field to step-down to the next octave of manifestation.
16. Stone, Book I, p. 46.
17. Ibid., p. 82.
18. Radhakrishnan, The Principal Upanisads, p. 73.
19. Phil Nurenberger, “Over Coming Fear," Yoga International,
Nov. 94, p. 25.
20. Tyberg, The Language of the Gods, p 103.
21. Ibid., p. 111.
22. Nurenberger, "Over Coming Fear,” pp. 24-25.
23. Bernard, Hindu Philosophy, p. 93.
24. See the discussion of samkhya following.
25, Ramcharaka, The Bhagavad Gita, p. 87.
26. Vanamali, Nitya Yoga, Chapter 15.
Burger, Bruce, Esoteric Anatomy : The
Body as Consciousness,
North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, 1998. Chapter 7