The Schumann Resonance – also known as the heartbeat of mother earth – is a frequency which surrounds earth and all of it’s living beings, measuring at 7.83 hz. This is also called the harmonic ‘OHM’ vibration – the sound of cosmic energy and incarnation of pure sound – as believed by the ancient Indian Rishis. Although the base frequency is 7.83hz, there are other Schumann Resonances it can fluctuate to; from 7.83hz to 14hz, 20hz, 26hz, 33hz, 39hz and 40hz. These Schumann frequencies actually overlap with human brainwave frequencies, meaning the earth resonates and vibrates along with our brains. (Something just as interesting – in it’s relation to human and universe interconnectedness – is the connection between our hearts and the Earth’s electromagnetic field.)
But how does the Schumann Resonance even work? If this all sounds confusing and your ego is already glazing over and telling you you’re not smart enough to understand; please ignore it and allow me to explain.
Before we can understand what the Schumann Resonance is, we need to know what the ionosphere is. The ionosphere is a super abundant layer of electrons, ionised atoms and molecules. It lies above the mesosphere, 48km above the surface of the earth and stretches up nearly 1000km – to the edge of space.
The molecules and atoms that make up the ionosphere are ionized (have one or more of their electrons removed to give it a charge) mostly by the sun’s ultraviolet, x-ray and corpuscular radiation, and partially by cosmic rays – which result in these ions or free electrons.
These ions or free electrons easily allow electromagnetic waves and radio waves to propagate through space – radio waves bounce off ions in the ionosphere and back down to Earth’s surface.
The ionosphere is also home to the aurora borealis – when electrically charged particles are released from the sun’s surface as cosmic rays of high-energy radiation and enter the earth’s upper atmosphere, they collide with gases like oxygen and nitrogen – creating the spectacular lights.
The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?
The ionosphere expands and shrinks based on solar conditions and basically acts like a big mirror for electromagnetic waves. If below the ionosphere lightning storms or other occurances result in big electromagnetic discharges, the electromagnetic waves travel up to the ionosphere, get reflected and dispersed and travel back down to earth again. Due to the sheer volume of the ionosphere and the dispersal of these waves, they end up coming down all over the earth. If you think of the fact that lightning strikes occur on average 100 times a second and around 20 million bolts of lightning are generated in the atmosphere every year; at any given moment the electromagnetic waves from lightning are raining down on the surface of earth as they are continually deflected off the ionosphere.
in 1952 a German physicist and professor called Winfried Otto Schumann hypothesised mathematically – and then proved in 1954 – that within the cavity of space between the earth’s surface and the ionosphere there existed measurable electromagnetic waves. The electromagnetic waves from the continually deflecting lightning between the earth and the ionosphere formed a kind of continuous background noise – which was measured at a main frequency of 7.83 hz – and then called the Schumann Resonance.
This background frequency of 7.83hz acts like a tuning fork for life on earth; it has an influence on all of the biological systems that inhabit it, including us. But someone who knew there was an earth resonance before Schumann even proved it, was Nikola Tesla.
If that name sounds familiar it’s because Elon Musk did infact name his electric car company after the great inventor, engineer, physicist and futurist Nikola Tesla. To give you an idea of how much of a mega super genius Tesla was – he is responsible for so many of the inventions we rely on today, including the alternating current (used to power our homes), remote control, x-rays, radio, the electric motor (hence why Tesla motors is called after him), robotics, laser, wireless communications and hundreds of other patents. Tesla also predicted a lot of other things we know to have materialised. For example, here’s a quote from Tesla predicting the smartphone in 1926:
When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket
Pretty insane huh? Tesla was way ahead of his time, and another invention of huge impact he created – that we never had a chance to utilise – was wireless free energy. Banker J.P Morgan backed Tesla with $150,000 to build a tower that would harness the natural frequencies of our Universe to transmit data – providing a way to wirelessly communicate with one another – but when Tesla decided to upgrade the tower to also provide free electricity for the entire planet, JP Morgan shut it down. The prospect of free energy alarmed many of America’s richest plutocrats – including JP Morgan – who’s greedy vision for commercial energy didn’t gel with Tesla’s vision for free energy and unlimited wireless communications for the world (clearly, as we still pay for both of them… along with just about every other natural basic need that comes from the earth – like water.)
When Nikola Tesla died in a hotel room in New York in 1943, the United States secret service stormed his room and confiscated ALL of his papers and research. We can only speculate on the kind of weapons of mass destruction or other crazy phenomena created from Tesla’s confiscated research that has been kept under wraps; it really makes you think just why were the secret service so keen to storm his room after his death? I have no idea why we didn’t learn about Tesla in school, because we owe him so much, but I guess big industry knew how powerful his discoveries were – especially as a threat to their own commercial endeavours – so suppressed their significance. I could go on and on about how awesome Tesla is but there’s heaps of interesting information about him on the web for you to read, including this hilarious infographic by cartoonist The Oatmeal.
So getting back to the point of the earth’s resonance and Tesla; from the man made lightning bolts created by his Tesla Coil, Tesla discovered that these bolts produced ELF’s – extremely low frequencies – that could travel through the earth without resistance. That is how he correctly predicted the resonant frequency of the earth, but it would be 50 years before technology had caught up with what Tesla’s incredible mind had predicted in the 1890’s to prove it.
Tesla’s prediction of the entire biological system – the brain and the earth itself – working on the same frequencies was correct.
The base Schumann Resonance of 7.83hz (or between 6 – 8hz as Tesla predicted) is associated with the upper Theta waves of deep meditation, intuition and relaxation. The highest Schumann frequency would correspond with Gamma brain waves. Gamma brain waves are associated with super conciousness; the highest state of focus and cognitive functioning, and move at the fastest frequency with the smallest amplitude. Gamma waves have been observed in Tibetian Buddihst Monks; in 2004 eight experienced Tibetan Buddhist Meditators had the electrical activity of their brains monitored as they meditated. In a normal meditative state they had similar brain activity to a group of amateur meditators; but when the monks were told to focus on the feeling of compassion during meditation, their brain activity was observed in the frequency of 25-40hz – the oscillations of gamma waves. Apart from those seen in people experiencing seizures, these gamma wave observations in the brains of the Tibetan monks were the largest ever seen in humans; and may explain the heightened state of consciousness and bliss associated with meditation.
A Universal, collective consciousness is something that I and many others believe in. When we learn about phenomena such as the Schumann Resonance and see how synchronised we are with the Earth; how our brain waves overlap with those resonant frequencies, it gets you thinking about whether the world we are experiencing today is a result of the sum of our collective unconsciousness – detached from our higher selves and in a state of disorder and high tension politically and emotionally. If we one by one, all awoke to our higher consciousness, would we gradually uplift the collective consciousness of the world?
This excerpt from Russell Brand’s ‘Revolution’ book (which I highly recommend you read) talks about how group meditation practised over a period of time can reduce the crime rate in that specific area:
“The Transcendental Meditation Foundation, which taught me to meditate, conducted an experiment in Washington to evaluate the effects of concentrated meditation on that city’s crime figures. They got a group of people, ranging from a few hundred to a thousand, to meditate in a hotel, to see if this would impact the behaviour of the wider community….Quantam physicist John Hagelin was one of the scientists behind this experiment. I’ve chatted to him about meditation and asked for neurological data that advances meditation beyond an esoteric practice for bearded wizards in the Himalayas. Transcendental Meditation though, was actually brought to the west by a bearded wizard from the Himalayas known as the Maharishi. The technique of TM that the Marharashi taught them is the type of meditation that I use. Hagelin describes it as a tool to get ‘beyond thought to the source of thought.’ When scanned in a meditative state the brain behaves in a tangibly distinct electrophysical way, a fourth state of consciousness. Awake, asleep, dreaming and the meditative state. There is some distance to traverse, according to conventional thinking, between meditation producing unusual brainwaves and crime falling in a major metropolis as a result of a group of people practising it.
Over the course of the two month experiment crime fell by 23%. What’s more, the figure increased in tandem with the number of people practising. John Hagelin said through meditation we can access ‘the unity beyond diversity’. That beyond the atomic, subatomic, nuclear, subnuclear, there is a united field. The results of this experiment suggest that if a significant portion of a population regularly meditate it will affect consciousness – beyond the people involved. Burglaries, street crime, and violence all fell as a result of the state of consciousness achieved by a group of people inwardly thinking a word until a state beyond that word was reached. That’s weird. It is irrefutable proof that beyond the world that we can currently measure with tools as yet inept for such an advanced ask, there is a connection between the apparently seperate consciousness of individuals. Consciousness exists beyond your head, between our heads, and it can manifest harmony. That is perilously close to affirmation of a Higher Power.”
This kind of mind blowing evidence leads me to believe that yes, activating your own higher consciousness is good for the collective consciousness. Our energy in between one another is in constant flow; connecting to our higher selves and making a conscious effort to shift our energy to a higher frequency of love and light is beneficial for the collective human consciousness – not just ourselves.
Tesla knew a lot about the Universe, and how interconnected everyone and everything is, saying;
If you want to know the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration
We know that everything is made of atoms, including us, and all of these atoms are made of energy. Einstein said that what we consider to be ‘matter’ isn’t actually solid, but energy who’s vibration has been slowed down enough for us to be able to perceive it through our senses;
Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.
If we are composed of energy, then we know that energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. I believe this to mean that the one universal energy we are created from has existed since the beginning of time; and will continue to exist. We are manifestations of this energy experiencing life subjectively – and absolutely everything is divinely interconnected.
You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while – Eckhart Tolle
Both Einstein and Tesla talk about how valuable intuition is – the voice that comes from within, a place beyond thought. Einstein said the following things:
When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Intelligence is helpless when it comes to inventions. There is a leap of consciousness – you can call it intuition or something else – and the decision comes, you do not know how or why.
And Tesla said;
The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power
My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know it exists.
Every living being is an engine geared to the wheel work of the Universe. Though seemingly affected only by it’s immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.
So two of the greatest minds ever known to mankind both believed in some kind of force we could connect our minds to that went beyond thought; What Tesla specifies as ‘God, Divine Being’, I believe to mean Universe/Universal energy – the singularity of consciousness that unites us all. Tesla and Einstein were intelligent, but also spiritually intelligent. In our modern day there are individuals who see science as almost a religion; they will attempt to refute anything that does not have a basis in science and toss it aside. Similarly, there are individuals who will see their religion as the source of everything, and discredit science or anything else. I don’t believe in either of those extremes. I believe science is necessary and fascinating; but it can’t prove everything. It can’t prove what consciousness is or where it comes from. I am spiritual but I do not consider spirituality to be a religion. Among other things, spirituality is your own relationship with the divine and also seeing that divine reflected in yourself and everything else, including other people. Despite the infinite intelligence of Tesla and Einstein they still left some of life’s mysteries up to the divine; and gave credit to intuition, using imagination in manifesting their inventions and experiencing answers coming to them from a place beyond thought.
The sooner we wake up from our fog of distraction and detachment and understand how connected we all are; the sooner we begin to utilise meditation and harness the powers of our collective consciousness – the sooner we will realise just how powerful we are as spiritual beings, and how much power we have in changing our world.
– Aisling Abbey