Harmonics of a fundamental sound usually (but not always) in simple multiples of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.. of the fundamental. This term is preferred over harmonic which is generally understood to be a multiple of 2 or 2^{x} of a tone while an **overtone** can be any developed secondary, tertiary or higher resultant tone. [see Law of Heat, Law of Cycles]

**Russell**

Also known as "overtones of the wave", overtone position, etc.

"*Inductive energy ever pulls toward the overtones of the waves, which are the points of maximum opposition.*" [The Universal One; Book 01 - Chapter 11 - Energy Transmission]

"*It is also difficult to realize that our whole solar system is subject to the gravitational pull of the north overtone point of the wave of which it is but one atom.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 12 - Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The apices of the cones are the overtones of the wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 12 - Gravitation and Radiation]

"*South is the plane of inertia where every expression of energy begins to gather its force from the expanded area of its harmonic circles, with the intent of overcoming the inertia of substance by concentrating it into harmonic spheres at its overtone points of north.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 13 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*North is the meeting point of all of the positive-negative, plus-minus, male-female pressure walls which have been erected toward both northerly overtone points of every wave, to help sustain the illusion of stability which this universe of motion constantly produces.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 13 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The bi-sexual plane of the overtone of every wave is the flywheel of the universal machine, revolving with gyroscopic perfection of balance at an angle of 90Â° to the inertial plane of concept of its wave of energy.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 13 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The overtone plane of gyroscopic perfection is the plane where north meets south and East meets west in bi-sexual unity.*

"*The overtones of gyroscopic perfection are where the electric poles have contracted to a point, and where the ever shortening positive cones of energy turn their outer positive contours to inner negative ones by expanding their bases to the planes of their apices.*" [Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 13 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The electric pole measures the northern opposed distance limitations of the wave at trough and crest in points of wave altitudes which we shall call the overtones.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 15 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*By connecting the overtones with every point of the harmonic circles, opposing cones are produced.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 15 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*Magnetism, in seeking to suppress motion actually assists it by drawing the harmonic circles of its area dimension gradually into the plane of the electric north, thus creating a new south plane of zero latitude around the point of north at the overtone position of each wave. This plane is reflected at the equator of each mass of each wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 15 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The ecliptics of all elements between the inertial harmonic circles and the overtones vary in their expansion and contraction according to their position and the relative expansion and contraction of the opposing cones of energy.*

"*At the overtones, the ecliptic is a plane born of the melding of both contours and bases in the plane of the melded apices of the opposing cones.*

"*From the overtones toward inertia, the ecliptics of all waves, systems and masses expand as the bases of the generative cones expand.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 15 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The popular concept that light travels along undulating waves is not in conformity with the laws of motion. Waves are constructed in sequential stages until they meet at their overtone positions in trough and crest.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 16 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*A true sphere is only possible at the exact point of north at the overtone of the wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 16 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*Let us call the corners of the cube the north points, or overtones of the wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 16 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*In sodium, therefore, at the beginning of the super-exhalation, the intense accumulated pressures of inhalation cause so great a storm of contraction that sodium registers her overtone in preponderance to her true tone.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 19 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*A perfect analogy is that of the old-fashioned church organ in which the controls are not sufficiently adjusted to prevent a pipe from sounding its overtone instead of its true tone when the boy who pumps the bellows suddenly becomes over vigorous.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 19 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The spectrum of any element can only be obtained when that element is in a state of incandescence, which necessitates an increase of radiative, expansive pressure. This fact has much also to do with the recording of the overtone of sodium instead of the true tone.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 19 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*This is the birth of energy in man's "spiritual" universe. The transition to man's "physical" universe of solids of matter can now be easily visualized by imagining the gradual contraction of each electric pole to the points of north at the overtones of each wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 20 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*Through contraction of the electric poles, centrifugal force is born in the inertial plane and is increased in force until that plane has gyrated unsteadily to its overtone position of maximum contraction at the point of north of the cubes of motion on its outward journey to mass and is decreased in force as it returns to plane.*

"*Although centripetal force is preponderant on the outward journey to mass from 0= to 4++ in the positive half of the wave, centrifugal force increases in excess of centripetal force until the former overtakes and counterbalances the latter at the overtone of the wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 20 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*Thus is the concept of energy in the one point of north in inertia divided into its opposites of expression in sex in the appearance of two points of north at the overtones of every wave in order that the dimensionless universe of simultaneity in inertia may become a universe of dimension with sequential intervals of reproduction of its productions.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 20 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The position of the charging poles represents the increase of electric force. This increase is in the direction of north at the overtone of the wave, and toward the reflections of north at the gravitative centers of all masses of the wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 20 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*At the overtone of the wave, where all planets are true spheres, the ability to generate and to radiate is equally distributed over the entire area of each planet.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 21 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*When our sun, for example, has reached its overtone position at the north point of the wave, its radio-activity will have overtaken its genero-activity.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 21 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*The revolution of mass begins in the maximum tenuity of the inertial plane and ends in the maximum rigidity of the point of north at the overtone of the wave.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 22 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*When the exact position of this solar system is calculated in reference to its ultimate destination at the overtone of its wave, the orbit of Neptune will be one of its important measuring units.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 22 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*True cubic crystallization can only take place at the overtone position of the wave in the cubes of motion.*" [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 23 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

"*When the maximum of any expression of energy is reached at the overtone position of the wave, the one simple unstable plane of motion begins its complexing into many planes*." [The Universal One; Book 02 - Chapter 24 - Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation]

See Also

**1.23 - Power of Harmonics through Summation Tones**
**9.8 - Spontaneous Creation of Harmonic Series**
**9.9 - Sympathy or Harmony Between Harmonics or Overtones**
**Differentiation**
**Figure 8.5 - Summation Tones**
**Harmonic**
**Interval**
**Law of Cycles**
**Law of Harmonic Pitch**
**Law of Harmonic Vibrations**
**Law of Heat**
**Overtone Series**
**Overtones Developed Musically**
**Power of Beat Harmonics**
**Principle of Regeneration**
**Resultant Tone**
**Scale**
**Sympathetic Vibration**
**Sympathy**
**Undertone**
**Wolf Tone**