Using sound and wavelength to move rocks

Here’s a page from Scott Hill and Guy Lyon Playfair’s book, The Cycles of Heaven, (used without permission) which I bought in 1979 when I was 15. This account of Tibetan monks using the sound from drums and horns to move rocks up a sheer mountain face includes detailed measurements: the monks stand in a 90 degree arc at a distance of 63 meters from the stone to be moved, which is placed over a shallow cutting in the ground and is 250 meters from the cliff face behind.

On a whim this afternoon, I used this frequency calculator to figure out the frequency of the sound wavelength at 63 meters and 250 meters. It turns out, it’s 5.45 Hz for the 63 meter distance from monk to stone at 20 degrees centigrade and 5.26 Hz at 0 degrees centigrade; and 1.3728 Hz at 20 degrees centigrade for the 250 meters from stone to cliff – which if you multiply it by 2 a few times, turns out to be a sub-octave of 5.49 Hz (and 5.3 Hz at 0 degrees centigrade (freezing)). We don’t know at what time of the year this experiment was conducted, but Tibet is likely to be chilly!

So, the resonant wave between the monks and the stone to be moved is our 5.4 Hz magic “still-point” vibration for F which we documented on the home-page; and for the distance between the stone and the reflective cliff the frequency is also a sub-octave of this F.

The total wavelength from the monks to the reflective cliff behind is (63 meters plus 250 meters) = 313 meters. At 0 degrees centigrade, the wavelength is 1.0585 Hz (which if you octave it up (multiply by 2) a bunch of times = 270.97 Hz (our C-sharp is 270 Hz).

The relationship between C-sharp and F is a major 3rd. And from F at 5.4 Hz to C# is a major 3rd (x 5) of a major 3rd (A) (x 5) = 135 Hz x 2 = our C#.

So, there you have it folks: the secret to moving masonry with sound is to create a resonance around infrasonic vibrations of our F frequency, with a harmonic of an augmented 5th at the same time.

The theory of how this works put forward by Swedish aircraft designer Henry Kjellson, who recorded this event and drew the diagram, is that the sound creates a low pressure wave above the rock, and atmospheric pressure moves it up the cliff. The author recounts that he watched the monks move several pieces of stone in this way, although some broke on landing.

I don’t really get that surprised these days when I find that the F and B-flat frequencies which made themselves known to me, displaying remarkable properties that suggest they are fundamental to the fabric of the universe. But this seems like a bit of amazing lost knowledge which we may be able to explain and revive. How the Mayan temples and Egyptian pyramids were built might be related. Some of you may be thinking, “Jules, you’re just going too far – sound isn’t stronger than gravity”. But the notion of Tibetan monks levitating themselves and objects is almost a legend – something we’ve all heard of but which seems to have died out with the incursion of outside cultures. But we find one carefully documented and measured account, and find that the distances and the sound-waves are precisely the “magic” frequency for F which I’ve documented on the home-page as creating a resonant still point against the background resonance of our universe. So, it could just be another coincidence – but at some point the coincidences stack up to such a point that they become evidence.

Forty years on, I see that this book – actually the first non-fiction book I bought – seems to have been at the core of my interests all my life; and even the name (The Cycles of Heaven) is closely connected to the name of this website, the Harmonics of Nature – something I didn’t think about when I named it. In fact, I bought The Cycles Of Heaven with a book-token I had won at school. It was the only book in the store that “spoke” to me. The subconscious takes us on journeys we don’t realise we’re on, until we look back.

7 thoughts on “Using sound and wavelength to move rocks

  1. Are you familiar with the Seth material? It is channeled information but incredibly intelligent and they mention that sound was used to move the large stones for the pyramids as well as other archeological sites. It is also mentioned in the documentary BAM Builder of the Ancient Mysteries. I happened upon your blog after watching the documentary and found it interesting about your comments of F and B flat. I am excited as there is so much more to learn…starting with some of your blog pages.

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    1. Thanks Tracey. I hadn’t, but I found this:

      Interesting what he says about knowledge being found and lost due to our own outlook. I myself find myself being reminded of the power and opportunities of this information by readers such as yourself.

      And two things I learned from the BAM video you mentioned :

      1. The day of Brahma is 4.32 million years: the same numbers as A at 432 Hz

      2. The Indian mathematician and astronomer Bhashara Acharya, who lived at the beginning of the twelfth century, in his work “Siddhanta Shiromani” (“Crown of Creation”) mentions the unit of measurement of time “trutti” equal to 0.3375 seconds.

      I tried to identify this number by finding its octaves (multiply by 2). 0.3375 x 16 = 5.4, which is the lowest frequency I found with my sound generator displaying an interference pattern with time and space. That is, if you created a vibration once every 0.3375 seconds, you would be playing our magical F frequency of 5.4 Hz exactly, but 8 octaves below!


      When asked where he found this measurement, Bhashara Acharya says he took it from an earlier source. The fabric of space and time seems to have revealed itself throughout history.


  2. Hi Julian Shelbourne, I am an artist and wanting to ask some questions on sound vibration and frequency to use in my work. You seem to have a fair amount of knowledge. Is there a way we can communicate? Thanks, Niki H


    1. Hi Christian – well, the rest of the site talks more about the frequencies. I would suggest some experiments using these distances and frequencies or a scaled down version. It’s a good idea. I might try it this summer.


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