Pythagoras was a genius who has been called “The Father of Music”, “The Father of Geometry” and many other notable titles. He was a brilliant mathematician, and many of his ideas are the foundation for many of the things we believe today. He is the one who is credited with coming up with the musical scale still in use in modern times. He is best known for the Pythagorean theorem.
Pythagoras had a fascinating concept of the universe. He devised a learning tool to help explain it.
He told his students to imagine a great one stringed instrument. The bottom of the instrument would rest on the earth. The imaginary instrument had a long neck, like a guitar. The neck was pointing up to the sky, like a long, skyscraper in modern times.
The instrument was thousands of miles wide, and thousands and thousands of miles high as it went up through the sky and way out into outer space. In went passed each of the planets, all the way passed the sun. It had only one long string on it, the string stretched all the way from Earth through the entire solar system. This instrument was called, “The Celestial Monochord”.
Just as the fretboard of a guitar sometimes has dots on it, to mark out musical octaves and such, the celestial monochord had a fretboard also, however, it didn’t have dots on its fretboard, it had planets. Each planet was vibrating in a certain way to create a specific note of the music scale. In those days, they knew of 7 planets, and Pythagoras believed that each planet was a note on the 7 note musical scale. To him, the planets were part of a great cosmic universal musical instrument.
Pythagoras reasoned that the human ear hears sounds when objects are in motion. So, therefore, the planets are very large objects and he concluded that as they move, they must make sound. He used the mathematics of the relative speed of the planets to measure the spaces between them. When he did, he discovered that the planets were spaced from one another in the same way the notes of a musical scale are.
Mathematically speaking, between the Earth and the Moon, there is one mathematical tone. Between the Moon and Mercury there is one half tone. Between Venus and the Sun, one and a half tones.
Pythagoras believed that as the planets were zooming through the heavens, they were making a great cosmic symphony. He called this great orchestra, “The Music of the Spheres.”
Pythagoras believed that everything that exists has a voice. All creatures are singing praise to their Maker.
He is reported to have believed that because of the illusion of material existence, the tune, and voices cannot be heard by human beings.
He believed that when we are freed from the lower world, the music of the spheres will again be audible as it was in the golden age. He believed there was a great celestial music that will one day dawn on the consciousness of mankind. It is said that he tried to be pure, and tried to attune himself to the divine, so he could hear celestial music. It is reported that at times he could actually hear this music, when nobody else could. Pythagoras seen music as a holy science.
Pythagorean, or 432 Hertz Tuning
Let’s set our sails on our musical ship and head towards the land of numbers to see what treasures of knowledge we can discover there.
There has been a lot said in recent years about 432 hertz tuning, also called, Pythagorean tuning.
Standard concert tuning has been at 440 “A” hertz since the 1950s. What is 440 hertz tuning? It is simply when the “A” note of the musical scale is tuned so that it vibrates at 440 cycles per second, forming a sound that is recognized as being the note, “A” worldwide.
It has been said that great musicians and composers such as Bach and Beethoven, never used 440 hertz tuning. They composed all of their compositions in 432 hertz tuning.
The difference between 432 hertz tuning and 440 hertz tuning is small, and there are those who claim that numbers are arbitrary and it makes very little difference, if any, at all as to how many cycles per second the instruments are tuned at.
It is, however, very interesting that the number 432 is incredibly compatible with the measurements of the universe. It seems to be a much more accurate number to tune the “A” note in a musical scale, than tuning it to 440 hertz.
Whether or not a person believes that there is any difference between 440 hertz tuning and 432 hertz tuning, one can’t help but notice what a prominent number 432 is in the universe. There are many measurements in the universe that are multiples of the number 432.
Here are a few examples:
- Our solar systems’ sun orbits around a larger sun named, “Al Cyone”. It takes our sun 25,920 years to orbit around Al Cyone, according to astronomers. The number 432 is found in this. This is due to the fact that 432 x 60 = 25,920.
- The moon has a diameter of 2,160 miles, 432 x 5 = 2,160.
- The sun has a diameter of 864,00 miles, 432,000 x 2= 864,000.
- The speed of light is 432 squared.
- There are 43,200 seconds in 12 hours.
- The number 432 is a harmonic of light frequency. It is reported it resonates directly with our cells. Our cells communicate directly with each other through infrared light. Our cells are reported to rejoice when they hear 432 hertz music.
Check out the videos below...
The Cosmic 432 & The Musical Conspiracy - Part 1
The Cosmic 432 & The Musical Conspiracy - Part 2