Cymatics on Saturn - 'As above, so below.'


Thus it is no longer surprising that Man, imitating his Creator, has at last found a method of singing in harmony which was unknown to the ancients, so that he might play, that is to say, the perpetuity of the whole of cosmic time in some brief fraction of an hour, by the artificial concert of several voices, and taste up to a point the satisfaction of God his Maker in His works by a most delightful sense of pleasure felt in this imitator of God: Music.


Johannes Kepler, book v chapter Vii



A hypothesis of the Saturn Hexagon by Dr John Reid



NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Released: December 9, 2009 (PIA 11682)


But as the planet approached its August 2009 equinox and signaled the start of northern spring, the hexagon was revealed to Cassini's cameras. This is the first time the whole hexagonal shape has been mapped out in visible light by Cassini, and these images show unprecedented details of Saturn's high northern latitudes. The hexagon was originally discovered in images taken by Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s. Since 2006, the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS) instrument has been observing the hexagon at infrared wavelengths, but at lower spatial resolution than these visible light images.


Cassini Images Bizarre Hexagon on Saturn
March 27, 2007


Pasadena, Calif. -- An odd, six-sided, honeycomb-shaped feature circling the entire north pole of Saturn has captured the interest of scientists with NASA's Cassini mission.

NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft imaged the feature over two decades ago. The fact that it has appeared in Cassini images indicates that it is a long-lived feature. A second hexagon, significantly darker than the brighter historical feature, is also visible in the Cassini pictures. The spacecraft's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer is the first instrument to capture the entire hexagon feature in one image.


Cassini discovers music of the rings (News Report Nov 2004)

Source - Cassini Huygens Science News


BILL KURTH from the University of Iowa in the United States has been analysing radio emissions captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft: you might expect, we don't do a lot of research with the sounds themselves although we have been known in the past to convert some our signals to sound to listen for things that we expect to hear, but nevertheless we enjoy listening to them and we've found that a large number of laypeople can relate more to the sounds, probably, than to the physics underlying them.

Musicians have used planetary radio waves in the past to varying degrees of success. The Voyager spacecrafts were fitted with antenna's to pick up ambient noise and music has been made out their journeys out of the solar system.

And NASA itself has got on the bandwagon, commissioning the work "Sun Rings" in 2000 from the American string quartet, the Kronos Quartet. First performed in 2002, the ten-part work combines strings and voices with whistles and squawks collected from outer space over the past 40 years.

Saturn's magnificent ring system -- a huge disc resembling an old gramophone record -- turns out to share another property with the LP: it constantly emits a melodic series of musical notes. The surprising discovery was made by radio and plasma wave detectors on board the Cassini spacecraft as it passed over Saturn's rings during its arrival at the planet in July.

The tones are emitted as radio waves. Don Gurnett of the University of Iowa says his team reduced their frequencies by a factor of five to bring them into the range of human hearing. Gurnett says he was "completely astonished" when he heard the musical notes. The tones are
short, typically lasting between one and three seconds, and unlike the ethereal sliding tones associated with other cosmic processes, every one is quite distinct. The evidence suggests that each tone is produced by the impact of a meteoroid on the icy chunks that make up the rings.

Each hit, Gurnett says, creates a pulse of energy that is focused along the surface of a cone from the point of impact. By estimating the energy involved, he calculates that the impacting objects are about 1 centimetre across - although he cautions that his estimate could be out by as much as a factor of 10. The findings were reported on Monday at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences.





My father and I believe we are currently observing the grandest Cymatics/Chladni pattern ever witnessed. The entire mechanics and physics are the same on this level of life as it is on a planetary scale resulting in the production of a geometric figure relative to its current frequency and amplitude.It is interesting to consider that if the geometric figure in Rosslyn Chapel is produced by the same principals as is happening on Saturn, vibration and sound, then Saturn is literally 'Singing' a piece of music to the cosmos. NASA's has released recorded radio emissions from Saturn that have an eerie and haunting sound which also could be said to have intelligent melodic (and harmonic) structure.


Radio emissions from the direction of Saturn are analyzed which were observed by IMP-6 at 15 frequencies between 375 and 2200 kHz.      


 *Theodor Landscheidt, Solar activity: a dominant factor in climate dynamics The following link was sent to me via the official NASA JPL website:



Source: NASA/JPL/University of Iowa


Play the sounds of these radio emissions    both together


Play the opening of the Rosslyn Motet       rosslyn motet


Play them both together                               saturn signal



This is a bizarre coincidence but even more so is the fact that when you add up the kHz frequencies of the first 3 notes of the Rosslyn Motet: At (ancient tunings 432 kHz)Saturn's distance from Sun 890 million miles/1432 Million km The Da Vinci chapel echoes to sound of Saturn By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent


What we believe we are experiencing is a Cymatics performance on a universal time and scale. It is comparable to a Humpback Whale singing its song in the darkness of space and if we watch the NPole of Saturn for long enough we should experience more geometric patterns as the frequency/pitch changes or increases/decreases.>What does it all mean?


It is strange that it should be a Hexagon due to the ancients interest in Sacred Geometry and its links with The Flower of Life. My father and I believe that this is exactly the same system that Cymatics is governed by and we are experiencing it on a planetary scale, the harmonic relationships of The Music of the Spheres.


To quote Dr Hans Jenny ; On looking at these formations one can properly speak of symmetrical diagrams, displaying mathematical order; but these are not merely diagrams, they are concrete reality. best regards, Stuart and Thomas Mitchell



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The Da Vinci chapel echoes to sound of Saturn By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent

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The hexagon was hidden in darkness during the winter of Saturn's long year, a year that is equal to about 29 Earth years.


This is a very strange feature, lying in a precise geometric fashion with six nearly equally straight sides," said Kevin Baines, atmospheric expert and member of Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "We've never seen anything like this on any other planet. Indeed, Saturn's thick atmosphere where circularly-shaped waves and convective cells dominate is perhaps the last place you'd expect to see such a six-sided geometric figure, yet there it is."

The hexagon is similar to Earth's polar vortex, which has winds blowing in a circular pattern around the polar region. On Saturn, the vortex has a hexagonal rather than circular shape. The hexagon is nearly 25,000 kilometers (15,000 miles) across. Nearly four Earths could fit inside it. The straight sides of the northern polar hexagon are each about 13,800 kilometers long. The entire structure rotates with a period of 10h 39 m 24s, the same period as that of the planet's radio emissions, which is assumed to be equal to the period of rotation of Saturn's interior. The hexagonal feature does not shift in longitude like the other clouds in the visible atmosphere.

























































Cassini discovers music of the rings (News Report Nov 2004)


Click here to play sounds of Saturn's radio emissions, which have changes in frequency (13 seconds, 127Kb Wave Sound).


saturn rings

Diagram of the Radio emissions frequencies intercepted from Saturn




rosslyn hexagon



flower of life

Flower of Life

Saturn's Polar Hexagon

Scientific evidence for the pattern being produced by Cymatics:

News Report:  "The pattern's origin is a matter of much speculation. Most astronomers seem to favour some sort of standing-wave pattern in the atmosphere;"

Cymatics was explored by Jenny in his 1967 book, Kymatik (translated Cymatics). Inspired by systems theory, the work of Ernst Chladni, and his medical practice, Jenny began an investigation of periodic phenomena but especially the visual display of sound. He used standing waves, piezoelectric amplifiers, and other methods and materials.

A simple experiment demonstrating the visualisation of cymatics can be done by sprinkling sand on a metal plate and vibrating the plate, for example by drawing a violin bow along the edge, the sand will then form itself into standing wave patterns such as simple concentric circles. The higher the frequency, the more complex the shapes produced, with certain shapes having similarities to traditional mandala designs

Standing waves are also observed in physical media such as strings and columns of air. Any waves travelling along the medium will reflect back when they reach the end. This effect is most noticeable in musical instruments where, at various multiples of a string or air column's natural frequency, a standing wave is created, allowing harmonics to be identified.




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