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still remains as to the relationship between vibrations and psychic phenomena.
Vibrations are recognized as invisible operators within conversations, singing,
Such is definitely described in a short story about Mrs. Crandon. Walter,
a character states,"We walk on the vibrations of your laughingthe control
of `Margery' (Mrs. Crandon)." Walter claimed to get half of the energy
needed for the phenomenon from the playing of phonograph records. As the
sound energy came from the recordings it transformed into other forms of
In the Bible Elisha is said to have sent for minstrels to play for him so
that the hand of the Lord would come upon him.
The tenor Caruso would shatter crystal glasses when hitting high notes.
Also soldiers have to break step when crossing a bridge.
There are many legends of the miraculous power of music. Among Indian religious
beliefs it is thought that the world was created by subtle vibrations which
corresponds to the Biblical quotation, "And God said" Experiments
have demonstrated that certain music stimulate plant growth.
Although there is no definite scientific evidence as to how music facilitates
psychical phenomena it appears to be more emotional than anything else.
Certain music causes greater relaxation and enjoyment in people. And, the
reverse is also true, certain sounds tend to make some people nervous or
frighten them. Some people who are artistically creative prefer to work
at night and in the early morning hours, claiming that the noise that normally
occur during the day distract them.
In modern witchcraft the generation of vibrations plays an important part
in such ceremonies as Drawing Down the Moon in which the high priestess
invokes the Goddess. Frequently such ceremonies includes petitions for
things and favors wanted from the Goddess and other deities. Often such
ceremonies involve the cone of
power where clapping of hands, chanting, singing, and
dancing occur to the accompaniment of instruments. The vibrations produced
by this activity can produce states of altered
consciousness and ecstasy. A.G.H.