Caduceus magazine article.

This is the latest issue of Caduceus magazine. Some may recognize the cover as my design (see comment below). I also contributed an article about the Venus Transit geometry of Rosslyn, so check it out. It is a great magazine!

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The Starbucks Metaphor

Identified variously as a double-tailed siren or "Melusine" mermaid, the Starbucks logo is actually a Venusian fertility goddess. .. Read More...

The Threshold of Certainty

For the past century, mainstream science has claimed that quantum effects operate only on the quantum level and have no effect on matter at the classical level above the atomic level. However, an experiment in 2004 proved this is not so by inducing quantum uncertainty in a large C70 fullerine molecule. Read More...

The Missing Color

As the sun rises, the sky turns from indigo to violet. Rising over the horizon, colors of red, orange, gold and yellow merge with cyan and deep blues. And as the sun sets, the sky reverses through yellows, golds, reds and magenta to reach violet and indigo once again. Each of the color bands of the visible spectrum are accounted for, save for one. What is it? Read More...

Bosnian pyramids and new evidence for an ancient harmonic science

Yesterday, I sent an email to a Mr. Nenad Djurdjevic concerning his work on certain symbols he had found in the 10,000 year-old pyramids in Bosnia... Read More...

The Psychedelic Tree of Life

An exploration of the connection between Egyptian and Christian theology through astronomical symbolisms and enthogenic ritual. Read More...

The Golden Enneagram

The Enneagram is a nine-pointed star polygon, also known as a nonagram, that is often associated with certain esoteric and mystical qualities. First introduced to the West by George Gurdjieff, a Greek-Armenian mystic and spiritual teacher, it was the symbol of universal harmony used in his Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man and what later became known as The Fourth Way school. Read More...

Evidence for ancient voyages to America

The established presence of Romans and probably Phoenicians in the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa has led some researchers to suggest the islands may have been used as a stepping-off point for pre-Columbian journeys to the Americas... Read More...

Ritual of the Last Supper

It's Maundy Thursday once again and time to celebrate the Eucharist of The Last Supper where Jesus gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body," and wine, saying, "This is my blood." But, what is this really all about? Read More...

Nature's Hydrogen Bomb

Spring flowers are a kind of music - the music carbon-12 atoms make as they resonate into the pentagonal liquid crystal lattice of hydrogen and oxygen. Read More...

The Celestial Origin of Easter

Most think of Easter as the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As this post explains, it is actually a very ancient fertility rite associated with the Venus Transit. Read More...

The Meri Duality

Mona Lisa was Leonardo da Vinci's symbol for the sacred feminine, which is defined in ancient mythology as a duality between Venus and the Moon. The two Biblical Marys were an instance of this feminine duality, which is described in this post. Read More...

The Out-of-India Theory

The out-of-India theory suggests the cradle of civilization is not ancient Sumer in Mesopotamia, but instead located in India. These underwater ruins at Yonaguni Jima lend support to the theory. Read More...

The Birth of World Religion from the Divine Proportion

Modern day religions are descended from a long lineage of personifications of celestial objects, namely the Sun, Moon and Venus. In particular, the orbit of Venus creates a geometric pattern recognized in ancient times as proof of a divine ordering of the cosmos. This post summarizes the evidence for harmonic physics as the founding principle behind religion. Read More...

The Great Monomyth

There is a single thread to be found in all religions based on the annual death/ rebirth cycle of the Sun during the Winter Solstice. This has been personified from culture to culture using solar deities, each described as the Son (or Sun) of God. This post lists out the striking similarities. Read More...

The Last Serpent Deity

Those who have followed my writings may have stumbled on an article entitled The Harmonic Messiah.  In it I found calendar evidence that Jesus was probably prophesied as a new serpent deity due to replace Bacchus / Dionysus... Read More...

The Untold Story of Valentine's Day

Where did Valentine's Day originate and what does it mean? The answer may surprise you. Read More...

On Quantum Biology

Most consider space empty. However, quantum physics is based on the assumption that space is structured like a cubic lattice. This was discovered in the early 20th century when it was noticed that atoms having electrons intersecting all corners of a cube were the most stable. Carbon is the most stable, as it balances best in a cube... Read More...

Defining consciousness...

I think we have a problem in defining consciousness. Does consciousness require language or can it exist without internal dialogue? Is consciousness the same as self-awareness. Is it on/off or a gradient? Read More...

World's first egg cymatics

Cymatic vibration patterns have long been compared to organic geometries in plants, such as the regular patterns inside fruit, vegetables and flowers. But, here are the first cymatic experiments I have seen that use an egg container to mimic certain animal geometry. Read More...

The Lay of the Last Minstrel

I’ve written a lot about Rosslyn chapel and have found it to contain a wealth of ancient knowledge about acoustics. This post describes my latest findings on how its design maximizes resonance and sound propagation in the horizontal directions while suppressing vertical standing waves and echoes. I can only wonder how much they really knew. Read More...

Linking Merukh-t to America through Wales

Received an official coat-of-arms document for Christmas explaining the history of my namesake "Merrick". But, it didn't say anything about Merukh-t or Merrut being related to an ancient name for Egypt or the Vedic legend of Mount Meru... Read More...

2011: The Dragon Returns

Ring in the new year with a new 2011 wallpaper (and perhaps a new worldview to boot). Download it here... Read More...

Meru Christmas

Everyone knows that the Christmas tree is a pagan symbol, but no one seems to know what it means. In this post, I present a possible explanation reaching all the way back to the Vedic mythology of Mount Meru. Read More...

The Purple Shekinah

There are some very interesting connections concerning the Shekinah pillar in Rosslyn. Please bear with me as I try to explain... Read More...

Gravity as geometric resonance

There is another way of looking at the problem of gravity. For just a minute, let's agree that gravity is a function of the geometry of space (Einstein's geodesics) and that the total amount of energy (and thus mass) trapped in the Sun's gravity bubble was distributed as plasma according to simple harmonic laws. From this we should be able to estimate the size and spacing of the planets in our solar system using only geometry - no empirical observations at all other than to scale it to the Sun's radius. Impossible you say? Read More...

Phi-heterodyning

One of the key points of Harmonic Interference Theory is the role the golden ratio 1.618033... plays in supporting the formation of standing waves and harmonics. Specifically, Phi and its inverse represent non-reflective damping proportions in a resonant frequency that enables harmonics to reflect either side of it. This post describes that process and shows how the golden ratio can be used to directly generate a sine wave. Read More...

Venus synodic period

Here are some interesting astronomical patterns of Venus and Sun. Read More...

Pyramid building modeled on Mt. Meru

This post describes the geometrical and symbolic relationship between the Great Pyramid and the Vedic legend of Mount Meru. Read More...

Venus Transit through Rosslyn

A little alchemy never hurt anyone. Here is an interesting correspondence between Rosslyn and the upcoming Venus transit in 2012. Read More...

Isha and Ishtar as Venus StarKey

Here's something else very interesting to go with the previous post... Read More...

The St. Matthew cover story for Rosslyn chapel

While it is now known that the designers of Rosslyn chapel, William Sinclair and Sir Gilbert Hay, were Ebionites, I have remained confused about why Rosslyn was dedicated to St. Matthew. So I did some digging and found some very enlightening connections to India and the Vedas. Read More...

My illustration as a crop circle

I think someone has been reading my website (or my mind). The crop circle on July 6th at Danebury Hill near Stockbridge, Hampshire looks like one of the poster graphics from the Musica Universalis area of my website. Read More...

A medieval Schumann resonance amplifier

Here is proof that music tuned to A-432 using my 81-AET temperament is uniquely synchronous with both Rosslyn chapel and the Schumann ELF frequencies (Earth resonance). Indeed, Rosslyn chapel appears to be a 9X amplifier for Schumann resonance. Read More...

The Egyptian Ankh - a Vedic symbol?

The Egyptian Ankh may be of a much more ancient origin and pertain to the planet Venus. Read More...

StarKey as Birth of Venus

This may be too much to bear, but take a look anyway. Read More...

Temple of the Mind

Ancient temples were probably intended as a reproduction of the human cranial chamber. The StarKey geometry seems to support this and other connections to religious tradition. Read More...

Rosslyn chapel as Venus StarKey

To really grasp the magnificent musical symbolism of Rosslyn chapel, please take some time to read and absorb the following. Beginning with the harmonic theory set forth in my first book Interference, I am now 100% convinced that Rosslyn chapel was designed as a symbol for the Music of the Spheres and temple to celebrate the Venus Transit. Read More...

The Merovingian Gold in Rosslyn

My trip to Rosslyn chapel in April 2010 triggered a new flow of discovery and artistic inspiration. For background to this post, take a quick look at this and this, then read this post. Read More...

The StarKey

If you were the designer of the universe, how would you bootstrap life? Read More...

Clavicula Salomonis

I’ve been trying to figure out Solomon's most famous grimoire for a long time. As it turns out, I had solved it more than 2 years ago when I used a series of nested pentagrams to approximate the geometry of an egg. Read More...

Relationship of the Golden Mean to the Mayan 5th Sun

A surprising correspondence between the Mayan calendar and the golden mean.

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The Roseline of Venus

Connecting Rosslyn chapel with Vedic tradition through the rose orbit of Venus. Read More...

Mt. Meru, Part 1 - The crypt of Rosslyn chapel

I recently made a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland with my family to meet some friends and visit the mysterious 15th century Rosslyn chapel. In the process, I discovered something very interesting.

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Mt. Meru, Part 2 - The real gold of Khufu

One of the things I came to understand during the writing of Interference was the association between the Fibonacci series ( 1,1,2,3,5,8, 13, etc., spiraling toward the golden ratio) and the mythology surrounding dragon-serpents. This post describes how this was symbolized in ancient Hindu mythology and connected with the planet Venus. Read More...

Golden Powers in the Fibonacci series

The Fibonacci series converges to more than just the golden ratio. It also converges to powers of the golden ratio. Read More...

The Galaxy that Laid the Golden Egg

Our schools and churches do not tell us everything. They don’t tell us even the simplest things; things like the Earth-Moon system matches the geometry of a hen’s egg and that both are a containment property of the golden mean, Φ = (5 + 1) / 2. Read More...

The Annual Golden Ratio: August 13th

I have just had a very interesting insight linking the Moon and Venus related to August 13th. It may represent an additional important date relative to Rosslyn (its Venus symbolisms) and the Mayan calendar year of 2012. Read More...

How Nature counts

Imagine, if you will, a time before numbers. A time when people had not yet created symbols to represent quantity and order objects in the world. In this primordial, prehistoric world we might ask if numbers still existed, waiting to be discovered. If so, does Nature itself count and, if so, how? Read More...

Common sense proof for the existence of spirit

There is a very simple way for each of us to know without a doubt that we are more than a material being. The proof for this is in the nether realm just before we fall asleep... Read More...

Brain Geometry (new diagrams)

Here are some new diagrams describing the harmonic geometry of the human brain. Read More...

Embryonic Geometry

Thought I would post a more direct illustration of the geometry of an embryo prior to it resonating into the characteristic geometry of a human body.

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The Human Nautilus

In my own quest for understanding, I continue to be drawn to the study of the human mind and how it relates to the geometry of the head and body. I have always felt that clues to consciousness must exist in every part of the body and that we have but to understand the entire body to understand consciousness.

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The Gibraltar Star

This is a follow-up to my blog post entitled 'The Twin Pillars of Hercules.'

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Our Multi-Choice Reality

There is really something quite profound about how digital media technology is changing human society. We can never be sure that what we see in a magazine, on TV or at the movies is real or synthesized. Now more than ever, people have to choose which illusion they want to believe in. Seeing is no longer believing.

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The Tetraktys

Here are a few words about the Tetraktys and its relationship to harmonic physics.

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The Twin PIllars of Hercules

After finishing my last article Eleven that described my experience (and apparent widespread phenomenon) of 'seeing elevens', I watched this excellent video about this same subject. Avia Venefica's comments about the symbolic meaning of the double ones of eleven and its duality are right on target, which prompted me to further connect this phenomena with the physics and mythology of harmonic resonance.

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Physics of Consciousness

I'm reading a great book right now that proposes the best theory I've ever seen to explain what consciousness is and how it works exactly. Read More...

Ultra deep field

Here are the latest up close and personal views of our universe. Definitely worth the time to look at. Read More...

The Swirling, Swooping, Swooshing, Swerving, Swastika letter "S"

Here is a little more on the origin and use of the universal symbol for spirals in nature, represented in ancient religions by serpents, snakes, snails, etc., etc.

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Push or Pull?

One of the most important questions anyone could ever ponder is: "What is gravity?" Here is my take on the subject.

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Turtles all the way down

The popular phrase 'Turtles all the way down' refers to the infinite regression theory of the cosmos, otherwise known as 'the fractal universe.' It is a modern retelling of the ancient fable that the world is borne on the back of one or more enormous animals, such as the turtle in Native American creation myth. It begs the question, 'Upon what is the turtle standing on?

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Slaying the Dragon

How many times have we heard the story of brave knights riding off to slay the fire-breathing dragon? How many mythological gods have had to battle the hydra, slay the python or behead the serpent-headed gorgon? And how many movies have depicted the same dragon slaying theme with slithering monsters or fanged aliens from another planet? Even in the Bible...

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Cymatic Symphony Video

Here is an excellent video of visual music... Read More...

2012 as a harmonic number

Ok, here's something for all you 2012 fans out there. We all know that the Mayan calendar ends then and that McKenna's timewave theory derived from the IChing ends too. And we know there is a Venus crossing on June 6, 2012 and that a solar maximum is forecast as well, but did you know that 2012 as a number has certain harmonic qualities? Read More...

Golden ratios in the lunar and venusian orbits

In thinking further about the two posts below concerning the mythology of Luna and Venus, i started measuring their orbits in lunar days and reconfirmed what I presented in my book, namely that the golden ratio is deeply involved as a damping proportion in the solar system... Read More...

The Passion of Luna

There is a very important octave relationship between the Moon and Venus that was well understood in antiquity and anthropomorphized as complentary goddesses in mythology. Read More...

The Love of Venus

Ever wonder why people put a 5-pointed star on top of their Christmas tree or why we celebrate three wise men from the east who followed the Star of Bethlehem? The answer lies in the importance of the planet Venus to pre-Christian theosophies in proving the existence of a cosmic harmony and intelligence in Nature. Read More...

Symbols of Harmonic Physics

In my travels this Summer to Greece and Italy, I became more aware of how spirals were associated with the Underworld in ancient mythology and symbolism. In this post, I explore the correspondence of female deities of the Underworld and the ancient swas-tika symbol to an apparent knowledge of the physics of harmonic damping.

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Outside or Inside?

There has been a long history of disagreement concerning the location of god. Some would claim god is a distinct personality that lives in a separate place called 'heaven' while others would claim god is in nature and inside ourselves. The way I see it, this is a crucial point that determines a person's entire world view and any sense of spirituality.

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A simple explanation of Interference Theory

Here is a simple explanation of Harmonic Interference Theory and the core physics and physiology model behind it. Read More...

Earth-Moon proportions from the Vescia Piscis

Here is a quick sketch demonstrating how the Earth-Moon system is a harmony between maximum resonance and maximum damping, then approximated in a simple equation using only Fibonacci numbers. Read More...

Gaussian geometry of the human head

The geometry of the human head continues to intrigue me. In the book I examine the geometry of the entire body and propose a method by which atomic resonance and damping works to guide cell growth. I named the resulting model Burningman, partly because it appears as if it was burning through fractal recursion and partly because I see it representing a new mythology that might return some day through the simulated reality of cyberspace. In this post I examine the harmonic interference fields apparently behind the geometry of the human head -- layers of polar Gaussians applied within a recursive spherical phi-damping framework. Read More...

Gaudi magic square

While visiting Barcelona a week ago I visited Gaudi's famed basilica. This building was absolutely stunning and was packed with symbolisms, such as a Christmas tree stuck onto the top of the front steeple and fruit on the top of other spires. I also found an interesting magic square on the side that got me to thinking... Read More...

Origin of the word "Vatican"

In visiting Vatican City, I was surprised by the number of pre-Christian artifacts and symbols. The origin of the term Vatican helped me understand why this would be the case. Read More...

Hexagonal Symbol from Carthage

Here is a mosaic from Carthage showing the 12 astrological signs plus the 7 days of the week as a hexagonal arrangement. Read More...

Pentagonal flowers

A couple of interesting pentagonal flowers in the Mediterranean. Read More...

Harmonic Icons of Antiquity

Just returned from a one-month tour of 8 countries in the Mediterranean, visiting numerous Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Phoenician archeological sites. This entry is the beginning of several posts discussing ancient mythological symbols and their connection to harmonic philosophy and torsion physics. Read More...

An Isometric View of Space

So, I have been having various conversations related to the relationship between the perfect solids, the quantum lattice and my harmonic lattice / matrix. I really want to get a 3D modeling program and do it up right, but attached is a 2D illustration relating to all of this. The basic idea is that space is a very fine field of tiny black holes that let it "breathe." These holes perforate space and thus warp it into a cubic grid. Within this grid light and other EM energy flows along the lines of the cubes while crystallized energy or particles collect inside the cubes around the black holes. These comprise atoms which all have different harmonic properties and geometries that resonate in the lattice, bonding with neighboring elements depending on harmonic compatibility. Space itself acts as a subtle resonator (zero-point energy) to keep electrons moving and to help atoms bond into larger crystalline structures. Read More...

A face for the CBS eye

Since the CBS eye logo was designed according to the "All-seeing Eye," as painted on Shaker barns originating in the Egyptian gnostic geometry known as the Vesica Piscis, I thought it would be fun to construct a face based on that geometry combined within a golden section framework. To fill it out, I added Fibonacci and reflective Gaussian geometries according to harmonic interference theory principles. See what you think... Read More...

Musica Universalis Model

In the book, a recursive Hilbert Space is proposed as a common geometric model for both the solar system and the human body. There was not enough space to present both together, so this post provides a high resolution diagram that clearly and simply demonstrates their shared harmonic properties. Read More...

Holonomic Brain Model

One of the conclusions of my research was that we recognize harmony and harmonics in music by pattern matching standing wave patterns against identical standing wave patterns in our brain. This is compatible with the Pribram-Bohm holonomic brain model whereby the brain is described as a hologram interference pattern resulting from orthogonal standing waves. This is my idealized representation of the idea. Read More...

The Medieval Symbol of Resonance

In the mid-1990s, I was involved in developing the Quest for the Holy Grail CD-ROM game with Monty Python. If you lived in Germany, you would not have known it under this name since the concept of the Holy Grail was not as well known. Instead, you will remember it as "Kokos Nuss" or "Coconuts," named after the low-budget clip-clop gag in the movie. The most challenging and memorable puzzle in the game involved the spanking of the Naughty Nuns of Castle Anthrax by Sir Galahad The Chaste. Needless to say, this was a fun game to play.

But while it was only a silly satire, it did get me thinking seriously about what the Holy Grail once signified and why it was so important in medieval Europe. This post describes my most recent theory about all that... Read More...

Bio-Harmonic Frequency Correspondence

I received an inquiry from a Swiss bioengineering company asking if I could suggest specific frequencies that would be "felt" or otherwise treat specific regions and organs of the human body. While I introduced the harmonic proportions correlating to human physiology in my book, I had not produced a table of specific frequencies that might apply to entrain the body. In this post, I propose a set of frequencies that might be used individually or in some combination to treat the body. While it does appear to correlate to a number of empirical frequencies at work in the body and does match some of the findings of this Swiss company, it is only an initial proposal and only scratches the surface of a very deep area of research. Read More...

Fine-Structure Constant is harmonic

The inverse fine-structure constant is known to define the electromagnetic force in an atom.  This constant has been measured to be 137.03599907098, but no one can adequately explain where it originates. It originates in the harmony between odd and even harmonics. Read More...

Correspondence of Solar Cycles to Social Cycles

There are many harmonic properties of the solar system, but perhaps the most amazing is this:

Sun radius / Mercury semi-major axis = 12 / 1000
695,000km / 57.91666Mkm = 12 / 1000

That is, the ratio of the Sun's sphere to Mercury's sphere measured from the center of the solar system is 12:1000.

In general, the Gaussian Interference function introduced in the book (which also balances at a resonance value of 12) can also be found to describe the cycle of sun spots. We are currently in a solar minimum with the fewest sunspots since at least 1913. Many of the intersection points of the sunspot cycle happen to correspond to recent events and may offer a broad predictor of future novelty events. This analysis uses the Reflective Interference function to compare the solar cycle to our social cycle, suggesting a causal link between the two. Read More...

The Golden Template

The golden ratio, golden rule, golden apples, golden pillars, golden fleece - everything was once modeled after nature and its perfect harmony.  Take a look at the attached analysis of Solomon's Temple by Issac Newton. It's all golden too. Newton believed the temple was a template for a chronology that didn't come to fruition in Western history. I think he was right.
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A Truth Table for belief

I was recently asked if I felt the photographed anomalies on Mars, such as the humanoid sculpture, clear tubing and apparent trees near the ice caps, were empirical evidence. The only way for me to answer this was to create a ranked list of criteria by which I construct my own personal belief system and world view. Here is my reply... Read More...

Experimental evidence of harmonics in human head geometry

Yesterday, I received an email from Tom Roth who is in the middle of reading my book. He sent me an analysis he had done comparing a composite human head with the Vesica Piscis. I was very excited when I opened up the graphics he sent me because it uses a random population sample to experimentally prove that human proportions follow the models proposed by Harmonic Interference Theory. Take a look... Read More...

From Perception to Consciousness

What is the difference between perception and consciousness? Here's my thoughts on that... Read More...

Deducing spirituality from physicality

In a recent email exchange the subject of spirituality came up, prompting me toward this subject. I have refrained from explaining my views on this previously, whether in articles, books or this web site, in an effort to keep the subject unencumbered by a particular view point concerning my "beliefs." I should say that what I believe has been and continues to be guided mostly by an objective study of nature (not necessarily science). The deeper I dig into nature, the more it seems to me spiritual in a very rational and quantifiable way. This is my summary view... Read More...

Water as a pentagonal damping structure for life

Recent research has found that water takes on a pentagonal molecular structure that then combined further into an icosahedral form - exactly as the Greeks suggested over two thousand years ago. Water is a damping agent for carbon-12, combining to create life... Read More...

The Solfeggio Scale

I have been getting a lot of email concerning the Solfeggio scale. It seems there have been several popular books about its healing effect on the body. Some have even purchased tuning forks tuned to its specific frequencies, which are higher than today's system. This post discusses the good news and the bad news about this scale. Read More...

Relationship between geometry and wave interference

This is a summary of my philosophy regarding geometry as a function of wave interference. Read More...

5-fold temporal symmetry as an isometric projection of 12-fold space

Subsequent to the publishing of an article I wrote for NEXUS magazine, I was contacted by one Einar Thorsteinn, a geometer and modern artist outside of Berlin. He introduced me to his 5-fold geometry system, which we called FANG, and a unique star-like geometry he called Thorsteinn's Star. After corresponding for a while, he sent me a DVD-ROM filled with information about this system which he had published some years back with a Foreword written by his friend Buckminster Fuller. I have just begun to review this fantastic geometry, but it appears to me to be a way to view 5-fold geometry (a pentagram) from an isometric angle. Read More...

Tetrahedral recursion as a model for space resonance

In communicating with Icelandic geometer Einar Thorsteinn living in Germany, I shared what I consider a very important ratio related to resonance in harmonic interference. Specifically, a couple of years ago I had found the ratio 1:81 = 0.012345679... built into the dimensions of Rosslyn chapel. I found that its repeating digits represents a natural resonance proportion in any harmonic standing wave, specifically as a 2:81 halo gap around the proportion of 5:3 (a musical major 6th) between any two coherent standing wave sources (tone, light, atoms, whatever). This is discussed in detail in my book.

But Einar pointed out that this proportion also represents the volume of a tetrahedron placed inside a larger tetrahedron such that its four points touch the incenter of each of the faces of the outer tetrahedron, assuming that the larger tetrahedron is inside a cube with volume equal to one... Read More...

Harmonic analysis of Jupiter cloud pattern

In looking at some pictures of planets in the solar system, it occurred to me that the large storm on Jupiter, called the Great Red Spot, was in about the same proportion along its axis as the largest harmonic gap in the interference pattern of two tones diverging over an octave. So, I thought I would compare the spectral analysis used in my book to Jupiter to see how it compared. This is what I found. Read More...

Question of Perception

This post was a response to the question "what are the sixth and seventh senses." After I responded, I learned that the correct answer was common sense and a sense of humor, which I think makes a lot of sense, so to speak. But, my answer was a little different... Read More...

Vitruvian Morphology

To the question of the dinosaurs (and other animals) fitting into the harmonic Vitruvian model proposed in the book... Read More...

Aquamarine damping field

This post discusses the relationship between the golden ratio and the color aquamarine. Read More...

The Cymatic Structure of the Human Hand

One of the key principles of harmonic interference theory is life grows according to the same principles of harmonic resonance and damping found in acoustical vibration. For instance, a skeleton is a crystalline lattice that results from harmonically damped regions of the body. Similarly, a cymatic resonance pattern results from damped areas on a vibrated surface where sand or salt particles accumulate into calm regions. A side-by-side comparison of the two indicates how the human hand grows according to the same geometry as a pentagonal cymatic interference pattern. Read More...

The Human Fractal

This is a 5-level fractal extracted from the extended Tree of Life geometry. Read More...

The Recursive Tree of Life

I think I just discovered why the Tree of Life colors and geometry are opposite between Hebrew and Hindu traditions.  Check it out... Read More...

Have a Happy Winter Solstice

It suddenly occurred to me that a Christmas tree is a pagan symbol because it grows in the shape of a golden triangle found in a pentagram. Take a look at the fun Christmas card you can make out of it... Read More...

Decoding a Leaf

I have always wanted to take the time to understand how a highly variegated leaf, such as those on the post oak tree native to north Texas, grows the way it does. This analysis helps explain how this occurs as a balance between resonance and damping, which by inference helps explain how plants and all life grows. Read More...

Interference pattern of the Helix Nebula ("Eye of God")

A picture taken by the Hubble telescope in 2003 has been making the rounds on the Internet because it resembles an eye. It appears that the formation of this Nebula follows the same laws of physics found the physics of harmonics as expressed in tonal diatonic music. Read More...

Decoding the "Ghost Whisperer" crystal ball puzzle

Dan Reed sent me a link to this puzzle:

http://www.cyberglass.biz/customflash/ghostwhisperer/

Be sure to try this before you click to learn how the crystal ball "reads your mind."
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First Visualizer UI Design

One of the practical applications of Harmonic Interference Theory is use in computer-assisted music analysis and composition. To that end, I have begun a series of designs that I will begin to prototype in Flash and post in a new section here on the site. If you have question or comments about this, please send me an email. Read More...

Jazz examples of the Tritone Substitute

I have received some requests to explain what a "tritone substitute" is and how it is used in Jazz harmony. Here are four examples of how a tritone sub might be used in a common dominant-tonic cadence. Read More...

First in a series of harmonic lattice artwork

Yesterday, I returned to a mathematical model of the harmonic matrix defined in the book to see how it would look when projected into three dimensions. Inside the matrix can be found the Vitruvian model of the ideal human proportions, creating a fascinating piece of neo-Renaissance art that may become the first in a series. Read More...

Life as Crystalline Music

While working on a new Flash animation to illustrate some new aspects of the golden ratio, I found the Rojas egg geometry described the orbital pattern of Pluto. This led me back to do a new analysis of the Rojas egg model and its application to life and the harmonic lattice. Read More...

Possible New Mathematical Constant connecting Pi and Phi

While working on the harmonic lattice described in the book, I discovered that Phi (the golden ratio equal to 1.618033...) and e (the natural logarithm equal to 2.71828...) have a common factor of almost 1.68. I mentioned then that I thought that Napier used this number instead of the golden ratio to avoid offending the Church, who knew it to be a pagan number). As a result, modern science bases all of its study of nature on e instead of Phi, though it could have just as well used Phi as I did in my calculations. There in another interesting relationship between these two irrational and infinite numbers... Read More...

Harmonic Matrix Definition

This is a brief mathematical definition of the Hilbert space used in the book to create a recursive harmonic matrix. Read More...

CMYK and RGB color spaces

Since I reference color spaces in the book, I thought I would provide a simple explanation. Read More...

A discussion with an ER doc

During the first year of working on the book, I had a lengthy email correspondence with an ER doctor. This is one of the many exchanges. Read More...

What do a bug and an egg have in common?

In trying to explain the role of harmonic damping in both the formation of our solar system and life on our planet to a graduate astrophysics student about a year ago, I offered a simple question. The question was "What do a bug and an egg have in common." Mainstream science does not normally discuss such things because there is no unifying theory that explains why life takes the shapes it does. This entry is an attempt to show a connection between these two natural life formations in the behavior of standing waves. Read More...

Meaning of the book cover

I thought I would explain the meaning of the book cover. This is a good one... Read More...

Origin of religious symbolisms in Egyptian gnostic geometry

Towards the end of the book I finally realized how gnostic ("sacred") geometry was at the root of all religious symbolisms. Unfortunately, I did not have room in the book to add it, so thought I would do that here. Read More...

Are social cycles synchronized with solar cycles?

I'll begin by stating that I have never believed in astrology. The reason is I could never rationalize why planets or stars would have any measurable effect on us from such distances. This said, I have recently begun to understand this ancient craft from a different perspective.

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Analysis of the strange Roswell rock

A small brownish rock measuring about two inches across was found September 2004 near Roswell, New Mexico by a local businessman named Robert Ridge. He supposedly found it while he was deer hunting about 17 miles away from the spot where a UFO is said to have crash landed over sixty years ago. Now I don't believe for a minute that this is extraterrestrial, but I do find it interesting that whoever created it had a very good understanding of harmonic geometry. I also find it interesting that a crop circle has been found with the same geometry. Read More...

The first heartbeat of InterferenceTheory.com

This blog is intended as an exploration of some of the more exotic and controversial ideas related to harmonic science. The views expressed do not necessarily represent my decided opinion about a given topic - only areas of interest that I am exploring that could eventually lead to something useful. I have found that staying open-minded to even the strangest (and silliest) ideas will sometimes lead to valuable insights and discoveries.

To kick things off, I would like to explore the idea that a human heart functions harmonically according to the recursive Mandelbrot Set fractal.

- Richard Merrick, October 11, 2008 Read More...