by Richard Alan Miller
(aka Philo Stone)
This paper is from THE
HOLISTIC QABALAH, a series of 12 books, written by
Richard and Iona Miller. It has also appeared
in print in "Psychedelic Monographs and Essays," Volume
Four, Summer 1989
The use of psychedelics or
empathogens traditionally involves effectual traits or nuances
which can parallel endogenous mystical or cybernetic landscapes.
This piece presents an introduction to current descriptions common
throughout all three fields. A promise of increased comprehension so
far as metaphor, symbol and effect surrounding these and other
cross-correlative fields is reviewed and annotated.
"...If the manas is to preform its
proper task of controlling senses, it must reflect the ideal
pattern that is laid up in the heavens of Buddhi. Only when that
pattern is reflected in its mirror has it the standard of
reference by which to judge... nor should we think that the
possession of such a divine standard by which to judge
attainment is far above us; one to which we may aspire in some
dim future. Here and now the Pattern is within us."
Sri Krishna Prem
Theoretically, the practice of
meditation is intended to withdraw the personal mind from its
persistent preoccupation with external affairs. It can be seen as a
form of training for the mind in switching from matter to psyche.
There is a purpose. It is to prepare the personal nature so that it
is able to reflect and express its relationship with the
Throughout history there have been a number of techniques used to
achieve a meditative state. The most often used first step is a form
of rhythmic breathing. If done correctly, a sequence of strong and
unusual body reactions occur. These also will eventually trigger
unusual psychological states via a type of resonance effect. A
closer examination of these resonance-relationships yields
information useful in improving the meditation.
Perhaps an example clarifies this: When a subject is totally relaxed
and has achieved a deep meditative state, a slow, rhythmic sine wave
pattern can be registered by a cardiograph-type sensing device. What
is being measured is a standing wave in the aorta. There is a
heart-aorta resonating oscillator which affects other parts of the
body, including the brain.
Resonance occurs when the natural vibration frequency of a
body is greatly amplified by vibrations at the same frequency from
another body. Oscillators alter the environment in a periodic
manner. When in a deep meditative state the regular movement of the
body indicates that a standing wave is set up in the vascular
system, specifically in the aorta. This standing wave affects
several other resonate systems in the body, all of which are driven
by this large signal.
A paper by Paul F.J. New 1,
and several current papers, indicate the presence of a major
resonate cavity oscillator located between the heart and the
bifurcation, where the aorta divides itself. When the timing of the
pressure pulses travel down the aorta coincide (in phase) with the
reflected pressure pulse, a standing wave is achieved. When this
frequency approaches 7Hz., a progressively amplified wave form is
created by resonance, resulting in a large oscillation affecting
every other circuit in the body tuned to this frequency.2
There is a resonance relationship to this frequency with standing
waves on the Earth's crust. If we assume that the spherical crust of
the Earth represents a condenser, then the frequency of resonance
can be calculated on the basis of the equation:
Resonance frequency = C/7.3R2
C = velocity of propagation
of electromagnetic waves
R = radius of the Earth.
This frequency has been shown to be
Thus, a harmonic frequency corresponding
to the pulsation of the electrical charge of the Earth is present in
The brain may be considered as a piezoelectric gel
3, one converting physical vibrations into
electrical ones. Although the body movement from this heart/aorta
resonance is relatively small, 0.003-0.009 mm., the head is a dense
and tight structure. By moving up and down, the skull accelerates
the brain with mild impacts. These acoustical plane waves are
reflected from the cranial vault and are focused upon the third and
A hierarchy of frequencies couple this
7Hz. body movement to the higher frequencies in the ventricles.
"That which is that bright within
the heart; in that this man resides, innate with mind
transcending death, with brilliance innate."
In the book Biomedical Engineering
Chapter 7 is a major work entitled "Toward A View of Man", by
Manfred Clynes. Clynes is a medical doctor working at the
Research Center in Rockman State Hospital, Orangeburg, New York.
This work is considered a breakthrough in the fields of psychology
and medicine, known today as the field of psychobiology (biocybernetics).
Clynes took a number of volunteers and shaved their heads,
placing a series of electrodes in rosette patterns or various
regions of the brain. These included the temporal, frontal lobe
section and occipital region. In this way, not only were the brain
frequencies monitored, but directional shifts in these frequencies
could also be determined by the geometry of the electrodes on the
The original purpose of Clynes' work was to find out how precision
and order exist in brain processes; to discover what is inherently
programmed in man and how he might make use of the inherent
These individuals were given a number of images (form) and colors to
concentrate on while their brain was monitored by computers.
Recording from opposite pairs of electrodes simultaneously, he
obtained views of the electrical activity from different angles:
mathematically, a spatial differentiation of the electric vector.
What was happening literally was a mapping of consciousness.
A number of very important observations
Certain qualities and relationships
were of great importance to the computer than such quantitative
factors such as intensity. This meant that the brain's systems
of identification are based on differences, rather than
intensity of the signal.
Thin lines were found to produce
characteristic evoked potentials, irrespective of size. The form
itself is transduced into another form in the brain space time
which can be measured. There is a one-to-one correspondence
between the visual form of the stimulus, the response form in
the brain, and the perception. This is, perhaps, the first
physical description of the field of an archetype. It is a
geometrical structuring and has uniqueness.
The process of inhibition is as
important for transducing the external world as is excitation.
Concentrating on specific lines of geometry does not constitute
the changing stimulus, but their steady presence systematically
and radically alters the response to another changing stimulus.
Changes in intensity of a single
color produce very simple response shape. Light and darkness (as
opposites) show no evidence of being different values of the
same variable. Rather, they seem to be the result of stimulating
and also of inhibiting different receptors. This, the evoked
potentials to light and darkness in no way may be said to be
positive and negative, respectively. White, for example, appears
in this view as the result of mutual inhibition of color.
These experiments clearly imply an
inherent form of organization and not a random learning of nerve
nets. It is possible to mentally recognize and perceive the
stimulus within the first portion of the invoked potential.
Portions responding (in the brain) which occur later than 0.3
sec. are seen as systematic processes, or tuned circuits to
those responses to specific in-coming stimulus. This is a form
of resonance in the brain to specific geometry. This could also
lead to the formation of memory.
Every perception has a unique
counterpart as a space-time code form in the brain. These
space-time shapes are evidence of relationships between the
external world and its representation in the brain. They act
like keys to "unlock" specific parts of our brain, often being
observed below psychological threshold levels (subliminal).
Clynes literally mapped fields in
the human brain. A computer was able to identify and reproduce those
geometrical figures from what that human was concentrating on,
either as a geometric form or color. The individual did not even
have to look at the pattern but simply concentrate "in his mind's
eye." A standing wave means that the wave is not changed, but is
holding itself steady in one certain geometrical thought.
If quantum mechanical properties of matter are actually the
conscious property of matter, then one would predict that all
phenomena where quantum wave explanations are important, the
phenomena could be interpreted better in terms of consciousness.5
Our planet is surrounded by a Layer of electrically charged
particles called the ionosphere. The lower layer of the
ionosphere starts about 80km. from the Earth. This charges layer is
known to reflect radio waves.
Since this is a highly charges layer, the ionosphere forms a
so-called capacitor with the Earth. This means that there is
a difference in electrical potential between the two, the Earth
being negatively charged and the ionosphere being positively
charged. This potential varies somewhat but is around 200 volts/m.
This is a fundamental type of electrical generator. The solar winds,
interacting with the upper atmosphere rotation, act as a collector
and brushes of a generator. The lower atmosphere can be seen as a
storage battery for this gradient potential.
This electrostatic around the Earth can be viewed as a stiff jelly.
When our bodies move and vibrate, these movements are transmitted to
the environment. These fields not only impinge on our body but they
also affect the charges inside our body. When we are standing on the
ground, under normal conditions, we are grounded. Our body then acts
as a sink for the electrostatic field and we actually distort the
force lines somewhat.
Our body also has its own electrostatic field about itself. These
field-lines are the result of the various biochemical reactions in
the body. This resultant bio-field couples us to the isoelectric
field of the planet.
A "tuned system" consists of at least two oscillators of identical
resonance frequencies. If one of the oscillators starts emitting,
the other will be activated by the signal very shortly. Because the
coupling is ideal, they will respond to the tiniest signals and
begin to resonate.
In 1957, W.O. Schumann 6
Earth-ionosphere cavity resonance frequencies.
His works were updated over the years and the figure now used is at
7.5Hz. As indicated previously, the micro motion of the body
is about 6.8 to 7.5Hz.
It is obvious that when one is in deep meditation, it is possible
for the human being and the planet system to start resonating.
There is a transfer of energy. It is no coincidence that this
frequency is in the
theta region of brainwaves, the
state of maximum regeneration.
Information is embodied in a field, rather than just being a field.
A field is thus an abstract quantity of information;
relationships between this point and that point in the universe.
Astral temples are set up to evoke a certain correspondence effect,
like a resonance. These temples are like a physical matrix,
one with specific geometrical form and color.
The visualization, in turn sets up a particular EM resonance in
the brain. The reverberation pattern is most explicit. Clarity
is all important. Distortion minimizes the resonance effect and
reduces any amplification to connecting other "tuned" oscillators in
Techniques of extending this harmonious resonance have been known
for thousands of years. These are the different meditative
techniques. Most slow down the metabolic rate of the body so that
much less oxygen is required to keep the body going.
As one becomes proficient in meditation, the breathing becomes so
gentle as not to disturb the resonate state of the aorta. An
automatic process develops in which the lungs and the diaphragm
regulates the heart-aorta system so as to keep them well-tuned. This
helps extend the resonant behavior even with shallow breathing.
In conclusion, the following points should be made regarding the
resonant effects available through meditation:
There is a heart/aorta resonance
which links up with a number of other critical oscillators,
including several in the brain. It starts at the heart.
Specific geometries or geometrical
mandalas (form and color) create resonance effects in the brain.
The pattern is repeated in the brain.
Specific geometrical systems can be
used as "keys" to access those specific archetypes. Access
occurs to the psyche.
This linking of resonant cavity
oscillators can be seen to form a common thread, going from
Hadit (DNA-RNA helix) to Nuit (galactic
By "tuning" one's meditation, it is
possible to amplify and have access to the other resonant
systems, in and out of the body.
The Human organism has usually been
regarded as a complex arrangement of chemical elements and
compounds. The quantity and structure of these variables are our
reference points for states of health. This is the area of
biochemistry and biochemical analysis.
An equally valid approach is to regard
the human organism as an aggregation of electromagnetic fields which
are constantly interacting and changing as are their biological
equivalents. It has been shown that the human system is an emitter
of electromagnetic radiations.7
All biological processes are a function of electromagnetic field
interactions. EM fields are the connecting link between the
world of form and resonant patterns.
The patterns are arbitrary forms which are non-physical. Archetypal
forms are based on inherent characteristics and correspondences.
This provides a basis for what we would call resonant phenomena in
archetypal systems. EM fields embody or store gestalts, patterns of
information. An archetype may then be seen as a specific geometrical
system of standing waves occurring in the brain as a space-time
In living organisms, opposites receive their structure of symmetry
from particular combinations of spatial and temporal aspects. Like
reins on a horse, each of the opposites of the psychological pair
has its own place. This geometric property makes them capable of
being opposites. The activity of each arm determines the quantity;
the spatial identity of the rein determines the quality. There is no
monotonic (or linear) transition from one to the other passing
A human being, immersed in the galactic hydrogen-helium field, may
also utilize the pulsing feedback between man and the galaxy to
build up the resonance effects, much like we would tune a radio.
These primary frequencies are multiples of the base frequency 7 Hz.
These four nucleotides provide resonant frequencies for alpha,
theta, and delta (the characteristic brain states
going from consciousness to deep sleep: 14-2 Hz.). This resonance
relationship can be seen to link with helium inside the body at
various chemical sites.
The bridge connecting the solar system resonances and the brain
frequencies seem to reside in the DNA-RNA helix.
In a paper by Oliver Reiser 8
from the University of Pittsburgh, a relationship is developed
between the four helium cores in an atomic nucleus and the
matrix forms on the DNA and RNA. Reiser describes them as "radiation
belts of thought," the four "nucleotides" enter into the dynamics of
these nuclear properties. A spheron is a nuclear constituent
roughly spherical in shape and spaced in concentric layers.
The platonic solids are the five regular solids described by
Pythagoras, now seen to form all crystal formations. These forms
later became the basis of the mathematics known as group theory.
The so-called "resonances" were specific combinations of five
regular solids geometry.
"Helions" is Pauling's term for spherons
9 when he modeled,
the helium in the sun
the heliosphere around
plasma of the galactic disc
An optically activated molecule, such as
helium, contains an electron which is coerced into a helical
path by electric field. This one-sided spiral is maintained in the
intermolecular transport through protein molecules. Note that the
protein units of "spherical viruses" are packed symmetrically, in
accordance with the pattern of cubic symmetry.
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