The Sound of Silence ~ Thomas Miller

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By Thomas Miller

“The sound is the source of all manifestation … The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe.” “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” “For in the beginning of the times so did we all share in the Holy Stream of Sound that gave birth to all creation.” In the beginning was OM.”

Virtually every civilization in the world has had some type of creation myth that involved sound, usually sound that was equated with consciousness and that this celestial sound was the first creation, so that everything else created came from such ‘otherworldly’ sound in the ether. A number of spiritual, mystical and religious texts have spoken of this metaphysical equation of sound as an element of their most honored traditions.

Plato wrote that the cosmos was constructed according to musical intervals and proportions. Pythagoras called it ‘Music of the Spheres’ and believed that it fills our inner ears and we are constantly in contact with it from the moment of our birth. Another Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, called it ‘Logos’ (divine word or sound). Some Native American traditions call it ‘Song of the Creator,’ while the Bible calls it ‘The Word’ and ‘Voice of Many Waters’.

Hindus refer to it as ‘Anahad Shabd’ (unlimited tone or unstruckmelody) and ‘Akash Bani’ (voice from the heavens), while the Sufis say it is ‘Saute Surmad’ (tone that fills the cosmos). Lao Tzu described the Tao as ‘unimpeded harmony’ and referred to the ‘Great Tone’ as the source of all things. Guru Nanak built Sikhism on the foundations of this ‘cosmic tone’. Some believe the knowledge of this ‘mystery tone’ goes back even farther, beyond the origins of Hinduism, and to the ancient Egyptians of several thousand B.C. Others believe that Jesus taught it to his inner circle, his disciples, and also that Mohammed was aware of it when he was enlightened in the cave at Gare-Hira. Several spiritual Masters teach that this sound of God is in everyone and that we explore this inner space through meditation.

A number of ancient Gnostics mystical texts refer to hearing the sound of God while in deep meditation states. Today, these traditions are a part of the Radhasoami movement, as well as several others around the world. In addition, a number of other cultures, such as the Aborigines, Aztecs, Eskimos, Malayans and Persians all believed that the universe originated in sound.

The details of these esoteric theories are as follows. This one sound is divided into unlimited frequencies or tones that generate a geometric wave pattern containing the information of its order and structure in nature. Sound is in this way a storage and transfer system for information or the intelligence of the universe bio-system.

Much of our life is spent under the influence of disorganized, chaotic, frantic sound. However, the more time one spends within the influence of highly organized and repeating fractal tone patterns, the more solution orientated is the information attracted and maintained in one’s energy field. This can help allow stress to be replaced with ease by relaxation, which is why the sacred geometry of sound is a foundation for sound healing.

In addition, symbols are the language of the unconscious and higher conscious mental bodies, and they provide the keys to one’s journey into the sensations of tone. The physical body, the subtle bodies and their points of confluence, vibrate at different frequencies. These are modified or literally attuned by the resonation of the inner sound current, sacred algorithms or mantras, which can then harmonize and realign the dense and subtle components of the energetic body.

It has also been said that the vibrations of this sound are too fine to be audible, making it difficult to be aware of these very fine, ethereal vibrations. However, as this sound is supposedly always resounding in the soul and when one attains a certain level of stillness and concentration, the sound can become audible. It is supposedly the ringing tone one can hear when all other sounds are silent. Depending upon the person, a variety of sounds may be heard, similar to the following physical representations; rushing waters, thunder, ringing bells, conch sounds, gong echoes, steam engine, crickets chirping, bees or hummingbirds flying, or even instruments like harps, horns, flutes or lutes being played. Ascetics blow a horn, a shell or a flute to awaken this inner tone in them.

The bells and gongs in churches and temples are meant to suggest this same inner sound and thus lead one to take up the clarion call towards the inner life. In the even deeper esoteric world of mystics, there is a spiritual practice (meditation) called Surat Shabd(a) Yoga, (yoga of the celestial sound current), which is followed by a number of ancient spiritual traditions.

Surat means “soul,” shabd means “word” and yoga means “union.” Word means the “Sound Current,” the “Audible Life Stream” or the “Essence of the Absolute Supreme Being.” That is, the dynamic force of creative energy that was sent out, as sound vibration, from the Supreme Being/Force into the abyss of space at the dawn of the universe’s manifestation, and that is being sent forth, through the ages, framing all things that constitute and inhabit the universe. It is also implied that through this practice of meditation, one can learn to access the workings of this inner sound and actually travel spiritually into other levels or dimensions within the inner cosmos. If one follows the theory on down to biological human beings, it says this inner sound is the spiritual energy that actually drives your consciousness and provides the energy to hold your genetic structure in balance. And that this energy is supplied through an umbilical cord arrangement, and this ringing or buzzing sound we all can actually hear is the current flow in that power line. And thus, that one’s hair swirl is physical evidence of its path, as it enters at that point in a vortex pattern.

Today there is a popular, still developing theory among physicists called String Theory, which attempts to provide a complete, unified and consistent description of the fundamental structure of our universe. Very basically, it explains the smallest possible component of reality as a vibrating string, or a bundle of them intertwined, andthat how matter is created depends on the way these strings vibrate. And of course when something vibrates, it creates a tone or harmonic of tones.

String theory tries to bridge and tie together the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics into the currently accepted “Big Bang” theory of the universe’s creation. In fact, the very word Universe means ‘one song’, uni meaning one and verse meaning song. Is creation merely a song being sung or played? A cosmic symphony of sorts?

And each of us exists as a unique harmonic signature within that symphony? By Thomas Miller


  1. Interesting reading. The sounds are becoming louder. I remembered while reading this, a whitstleblower interviewed on Project Camelot who was trained to telepathically communicate with beings from elsewhere in the galaxy. He was trained by hearing a particular frequency and becoming familiar with it that he could reproduce the tone in his mind.

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  3. Oh gosh I love this subject, as I have spoken the same information to many of my friends and family when trying to explain the details of our existence and the quantum science which proves we (humanity) are nothing more than light and sound when you break science down to the elementary particles of what has been discovered to-date.

    Also... for the laughs you all must know the premise of Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's work in Middle Earth details that Eru iluvatar (the creator of Arda) brought all of Middle Earth and the lands of the world into existence by singing with a great choir of the Maiar (angels/wizards of their world).

    I always found this interesting because he touched upon the concept with accuracy many years before we had proven how important density/frequency/vibration and SOUND can be!! Isn't that fascinating?

  4. V&V, yes it is!! I wouldn't be surprised at all if Tolkien was a Master. He had to be.

  5. Inverential Peace to all: allow me to spread the Light more from the V.M. SAMAEL AUN WEOR (the fifh of the seventh Angels before the Throne
    )when he was encarnated in one of his sparkling books wrote about the Sound that I want to share with all of you with love:

    All movement is co-essential to the sound. Wherever there is movement, there is the sound. The human ear is able to perceive only a limited number of sound vibrations. However, above and below these registers ear vibrations, sound waves are multiple anyone manages to see. The fish of the sea, produce their distinctive sounds. Ants communicate by sounds inaudible to our physical perception. Sound waves, by acting on the water, produce lifting and water pressure. The sound waves acting on the concentric air movements occur ... Atoms, rotating around its nuclear facilities produce certain sounds imperceptible to humans. The fire, air, water and land, have their particular sound notes.

    The keynote

    And the "seven vowels" of Nature: IEOUAMS, resonate in all creation! ... Every flower, every mountain, every river ... have their peculiar note, his note synthesis. The set of all the sounds that occur in the planetary globe, comes to give a synthesis NOTE immense chorus of infinite space. Each world has its keynote and the set of all Notes Infinite Keys, Orchestration shape ineffable starry spaces! This is the Music of the Spheres Pythagoras we spoke!


    If a musician, playing an instrument, gave the keynote of a man, and if prolonged this Note to the maximum, then the man would die instantly. All cells in the human body are supported by sound, by the Word. The atoms of the whole organism living in incessant movement. And everything that is in motion sounds: And the Logos sounds! Note all atomic motion synthesis of human body, may by a law of affinity vibratory instantly kill humans.
    Joshua is said that when sounded, the walls of Jericho fell. Then Joshua gave the keynote of these walls. In the military it is known that when a battalion is going to cross a bridge, should not break the march to destroy his rhythm sound that bridge stability. Touching the note of a piano, and if no other piano near, the latter repeated the same note of first. That is because the law of vibratory affinity. Take this example to the case mentioned. Actually, if the musician produced the keynote of a man and too prolonged for vibratory affinity law would be repeated in the body of man the phenomenon of the two pianos, and, then, would mean instant death, that is, a shock intense resistance outside the normal balance of the structure of man.

    Geometric OF THE WORD

    The geometric produces objective word. Such figures are full of cosmic matter, and crystallize materially ... In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. And the Word was God by him all things were made! ... The geometric shapes of words are specifically shown in the tapes. Just passing the needle to resonate with intensity all the words that the speaker has ruled.


    The combination produces phonetic wisely made the mantras. Thus, a mantra is a wise combination of letters whose sounds determine spiritual effects, mood and physical.

    Before the disclosure of all the languages ​​of the Tower of Babel, there was only one language, the language of gold ... a universal language. That language has its grammar Cosmic perfect. The letters of gold that language, are written in all Nature. Anyone who has studied the Norse runes, and the Hebrew characters, Chinese and Tibetan, may intuit that "cosmic language" with its enigmatic lyrics.


    There is an intimate relationship between the sex glands and the creative larynx. When the child reaches the age of 14, his voice becomes the voice of man. This transformation is due to enter the sex glands activity. Thus, it is incontrovertible that intimate relationship between the sex glands and the creative larynx!

  6. That's fascinating David, thank you! The only one I haven't wrapped my head around is the vibration affinity causing death. It's just too much for the body structure to handle. Do you have any more info that explains scientifically that specifically, or could you lead me to where I might find it if it exists? Thanks again, for taking the time to share this. Inverential Peace to you :)