Schumann Resonance, Exploring Consciousness
In 1953, while Professor W.O. Schumann of the University of Munich was teaching his students about electricity, they discovered a specific frequency was given off by the Earth’s cavity; they had discovered vibrational pulse of planet Earth. In 1954, Schumann was assisted by Dr. Herbert König, (who later became Schumann’s successor) in taking measurements of the frequencies emitted by the earth. In the years to follow, investigators worldwide began to research what had been dubbed “Schumann Resonances”. When results were published by Dr. Schumann in the `Technische Physik’ journal, physician Dr. Ankermueller immediately made the connection between Schumann resonance and the rhythm of brain waves. Ankermueller was excited to find that the earth had the same natural resonance as the human brain, and contacted Dr. Schumann, who assigned Dr. Herbert König to look into the phenomenon.
König compared human EEG recordings with natural electromagnetic fields of the environment and Eureka! They discovered that indeed there was a correlation between Schumann Resonance and brain rhythms. This relationship between earth frequency and brain waves is still studied by researchers around the world.
Dr Wolfgang Ludwig, a leading researcher on this topic, has been investigating Schumann Resonance and the man-nature connection for many years while writing his thesis on Schumann Resonance. His goal was to determine what frequencies are present in a healthy environment.
All appliances, computers, TV’s, cell phones, radios, digital devices, air conditioners, lighting, power lines, communication lines, air waves, radio waves produce damaging electromagnetic fields , which we can‘t see, but may feel in the form of stress, headaches, sleeplessness, and moodiness, among other more chronic and debilitating symptoms. These frequencies interfere with the body‘s own electromagnetic field thus causing abnormal conditions and stress, and interrupting links with our Schumann Resonance.
Ludwig discovered that while the earth vibration could be clearly measured in nature and on the ocean, it
was almost impossible to measure the earth’s pulse in the city, where man made signals drown out the natural signals that nature has created for eons. During his research Dr Ludwig came across the ancient Chinese teachings which state that Man needs two environmental signals: the YANG (masculine) signal from above and the YIN (feminine) signal from below. This description fits the relatively strong signal of the Schumann wave surrounding our planet being YANG and the weaker geomagnetic waves coming from below, from within the planet, being the YIN signal.
The Chinese teachings state that to achieve perfect health, both signals must be in balance. Dr Ludwig found that this is indeed the case. He writes in his book `Informative Medizin’ that research carried out by E.Jacobi at the University of Duesseldorf showed that the one sided use of Schumann (YANG) wave simulation without the geomagnetic (YIN) signal caused serious health problems. On the other hand, the absence of Schumann waves creates a similar situation. Professor R.Wever from the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology in Erling-Andechs, built an underground bunker which completely screened out magnetic fields. Student volunteers lived there for four weeks in this hermetically sealed environment. Professor Wever noted that the student’s circadian rhythms diverged and that they suffered emotional distress and migraine headaches. As they were young and healthy, no serious health conditions arose, which would not have been the case with older people or people with a compromised immune system. After only a brief exposure to the very frequency which had been screened out, the volunteer’s health stabilized again.
Electrical engineer Lewis B. Hainsworth, MA, was among the first to suggest that human health is linked with geophysical parameters by way of the naturally occurring Schumann’s ELF. His hypothesis identified naturally occurring features which determine the frequency spectrum of human brain-wave rhythms.The frequencies of naturally occurring electromagnetic signals, circulating in the electrically resonant cavity bounded by the Earth and the ionosphere, have governed or determined the ‘evolution’ or development of the frequencies of operation of the principal human brain-wave signals. In particular, the alpha rhythm is so placed that it can in no circumstances suffer an extensive interference from naturally occurring signals.
As human beings we have extraordinary potentials we have hardly begun to study, much less understand. Creative gifts, intuitions and talents that are unpredictable or emergent may become stabilized in generations to come. Hopefully, we can learn to understand both our emergence from an essentially electromagnetic environment and facilitate our potential for healing, growth and non-local communication.
Hainsworth concluded that the frequencies of human brain-waves evolved in response to these signals. If his hypothesis is correct, conditions for evolutionary changes in human brain-wave patterns have now been established. Furthermore, variations in these patterns can produce mild to disastrous health and behavioral changes.