The second most popular post of 2018 dealt with the 110 Hz phenomenon. An interesting concept with lots of international historic implications. It is presented here in its entirety as the first post of 2019.
An old Soap Lake High School (Soap Lake, Washington) buddy, Mike McNamara had just watched a History Channel episode on the 110 Hz phenomena. Knowing the HHTM blog and my interest in strange things relative to hearing, sound and audiology, he asked me if I had ever done anything a blog on this topic. For Mac and others interested, if you did not see them first time around, I wrote a bit on this topic in May, 2013 in a series called the Auditory Clues to Extraterrestrial Visits, Part I, Part II & Part III and about 3 years ago (February, 2015) in a discussion of Binaural Beats which are closely related to the 110Hz phenomena. While none of these blogs specifically discuss the 110 Hz phenomenon there is evidence that that many of the ancient temples and monuments in various parts of the world have one thing in common……. 110Hz sound that is engineered into their structures.
110 Hz is known to represent the human pitch. Buddhist and Hindu chant their mantras in the same frequency. Archeologists indicate that these chambers was used for rituals and chanting. In the structure 110 Hz resonance would then allow enhanced right brain activity. The right brain is the center for art, poetry, sensuality, spirituality, feelings, imaginations and innovations. The right mind is an intuitive gift while the left brain is a faithful servant. Studies have been found that once able to excess the right brain. A person becomes more problem solving and less conflicting in nature. It does not follow a logical pattern and thus is totally free. Something so sacred to our ancients that they build these structures to symbolize it.
Archaeoacoustics is a new sub discipline with archeology that studies the acoustics within archaeological sites and artifacts. Since many of the ancient cultures focused on the oral and therefore the aural, it is becoming increasingly recognized that the study of the sonic nature within archaeological structures can enhance the understanding of these structures and the ancient cultures that created them. Archeoacoustics is an interdisciplinary field which includes areas such as archaeology, ethnomusicology, acoustics and digital modelling.
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Emerging studies in archaeology by these new professionals, described by the Old Temples Study Foundation, suggest that sound and a desire to harness its effects may have been equally important to the visual aesthetics in the design of humankind’s earliest ancient temples and monumental buildings. According to this new research, ancient, or prehistoric, builders of the monumental structures found in such diverse places as Ireland, Malta, southern Turkey and Peru all have a peculiarly common characteristic — they may have been specially designed to conduct and manipulate sound to produce certain sensory effects, in particular, the generation of a 110Hz sound (now measured by the archaeoacoustic professionals) which may also be set up to be used as Binaural beats. Beginning in 2008, a recent and ongoing study of the massive 6,000-year-old stone structure complex known as the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum on the island of Malta is producing some revelatory results. Located in Paola, Malta, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is a cultural property of exceptional prehistoric value and the only known example of a subterranean structure from the Bronze Age. The ‘labyrinth’, as it is often called, consists of a series of elliptical chambers and alveoli of varying importance across three levels, to which access is gained by different corridors. The principal rooms distinguish themselves by their domed vaulting and by the elaborate structure of false bays inspired by the doorways and windows of contemporary terrestrial constructions. The structure is unique in that it is subterranean and created through the removal of an estimated 2,000 tons of stone carved with stone hammers and antler picks. Acoustically, low voices within the walls of this carved out structure create eerie, reverberating echoes, and a sound made or words spoken in certain places can be clearly heard throughout all of its three levels. Now, scientists are suggesting that certain sound vibration frequencies created by the structure are at 110 Hz and when sound is emitted within its walls actually alter human brain functions of those within earshot. Many of these sophisticated cultures created Megalithic structures shows complicated aspect of archaeology known as Corbelling. A system of over-sailing row stones descending one by one. Balanced by dividing the weight of the stones equally. The Mathematics involved in the design of this carved limestone is massive an present in many structures around the world. Whether it was deliberate or not, but the people who spent time under its influence will resonate to the same frequency affecting their minds.
Its not just in Malta, but Ireland as well ….a structure about the same age as the Maltese one called, Newgrange is a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, it is the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Newgrange was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Its also a 110 Hz signal structure……and there are many others!
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