"Vibration is the rhythmical motion of a body within itself." [Keely See Oscillation]
"There is good reason for believing that insanity is simply a condition of differentiation in the mass-chords of the convolutions, which creates an antagonistic molecular bombardment towards the neutral or attractive centres of such convolutions. This may be compared to a knot on a violin string. As long as this knot remains, it is impossible to elicit, from its sympathetic surroundings, the condition which transfers pure concordance to its resonating body. Discordant conditions (i.e., differentiation of mass) produce negatization to coincident action. Pure sympathetic concordants are as antagonistic to negative discordants as the negative is to the positive; but the vast volume the sympathetic holds over the non-sympathetic, in ethereal space, makes it at once the ruling medium and re-adjuster of all opposing conditions, when properly brought to bear upon them. Josiah Royce is right as regards correspondent sympathetic association between two conditions. If concordance can be established, even of unlike states, no matter whether it be of the high tenuous forces of nature, gases with liquids, liquids with solids, solids with gases, the structural conditions can be perfectly adverse. Their neutral centres are the focalized seat of sympathetic concordance for controlling any differentiation that may exist outside, or in the mass that surrounds them. Certain orders of vibration can reach these centres and establish a concordant flow of sympathy, independent of any mass antagonism; in other words, certain orders of sympathetic vibratory transmission can correct and equate all differentiation that may exist between physical organisms and their cerebellic flows. Discord is disease. Harmony is health.''" - Keely." [Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter]
"Silence is one - but sound springs from silence when its divided moving pair collide - so sound is three, and its vibrations in sequences of rest and action, are also three." [Atomic Suicide, page 109]
"While vibrations are the sound-stuff, the protoplasm of notes, semitones are, as it were, the atoms of which music is composed. We may think and talk of quarter tones and commas, apotomes and skismas, and dots, but these have no place as intervals for the musical ear, nor any part in the compositions which so charm us of the great masters." [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 20]
Different writers have put forth different views of what constitute a musical vibration, but their various views do not make any difference in the ratios which the notes of this sound-host bear to each other. Whether the vibrations be counted as single or double vibrations, the ratios of their relative motions are the same. Nevertheless, a musical vibration is an interesting thing in itself, and ought to be correctly defined.
A string when vibrating musically is passing and re-passing the central line of its rest or equilibrium with a certain range of excursion. Some writers have defined a vibration to be the passage of the string from one extreme of its excursion to the other, while some have preferred to define it as the passage of the string from the one extreme of its excursion to the other and back again. D. C. Ramsay has been led in his researches to define a vibration as the movement of the string from its central line of rest to the extreme of its excursion on one side, and back to the central line of rest; and from the central line of rest to the extreme of its excursion on the other side, and back again to the "right line," as he calls it, as a second vibration. His reasoning on this will be seen in what follows. (See Fig. 3, Plate IV.) [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 21]
Musical sounds are usually caused in the ear by certain vibrations of the surrounding air, which originate from solid bodies in a state of vibration from some force exerted upon them. Vibrations of the air require to attain a certain rate of speed before they become audible to the human ear; and they require to have certain ratios of rate of rapidity in order to constitute that beautiful host of sounds which constitutes the music of mankind. These musical vibrations may arise in the air from a vibrating organ pipe, or a vibrating tuning fork, or a bell, or a sounding glass, or a strand of wire or gut-string, or other rhythmically vibrating body; but to explain and define the nature of a musical vibration from the action upon it of an elastic string is to explain and define it for all. But before defining what a vibration of a string is, let us hear what others have said about it. Charles Child Spencer, Treatise on Music, p. 6, says- "It is customary in calculating the ratios of vibration of musical strings, and which answer to the waves of the atmosphere, to reckon by double vibrations, so that instead of saying there are 32 single vibrations in the lowest sound, C, writers on this branch of music say there are 16 double vibrations in this sound. This method of calculation, therefore, gives 256 vibrations for the fourth Octave C." Playfair, in his Outlines of Natural Philosophy, p. 282, says- "It is usual to reckon the vibrations of a string different from those of a pendulum; the passage from the highest point on one side to the highest point on the other is reckoned a vibration of a pendulum; the passage from the farthest distance on one side to the farthest distance on the other and back again to its first position, is the accounted a vibration of a musical string. It is properly a double vibration." Holden, in his Rational System of Music, says- "Mr. Emerson reckons the complete vibration the time in which a sounding string moves from one side to [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 22]
"the other, like as we also reckon the vibrations of a pendulum." Holden adds that Dr. Smith, in his Harmonics, reckons the complete vibration to be double of this. Lees, in his Acoustics, says- "The travel of a vibrating elastic body from one extreme to the opposite and back again is called a vibration. Continental writers define a vibration to be the travel of a vibrating body from one extreme position to the opposite. This corresponds to our definition of the oscillation of a pendulum." [Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 23]
It is in their inverse relations that the major and the minor are equal. Every note, chord, and progression in the one has its reciprocal or corresponding note, chord, and progression in the other. This is the Law of Duality. And this general law of Nature is so deeply rooted in music, that is the numbers which represent the vibrations in the major system be made to represent quantities of string, these quantities will produce the minor system (beginning, of course, with the proper notes and numbers); so that when the quantities are minor the tones are major, and when the quantities are major the tones are minor.1[Scientific Basis and Build of Music, page 44]
"Life in its manifestation is vibration. Electricity is vibration. But vibration that is creative is one thing. Vibration that is destructive is another. Yet they are from the same source." [Cayce 1861-16]
"All comes from one central vibration - taking different form." [Cayce (900-422)]
"Everything is vibratory." [Cayce (195-54)]
"As we see manifest in the electrical forces as used by man. This becoming only an atom in motion, and as the atomic force gathers this, producing such vibration as to create heat, light, and of the various natures, by the kind, class or nature of resistance met in its passage in the cycle given, reducing or raising the velocity, or better by the class of atomic force it vibrates, either with or against. These are examples of portions of universal forces." [Cayce (900-17)]
"Life in its manifestations is vibration. Electricity is vibration. But vibration that is creative is one thing. Vibration that is destructive is another. Yet they may be from the same source. As in the electrical forces in the form or nature prepared even for use in the body." [Cayce]
"Q - What is my ray?
A - "Depends on what you are thinking. Remember life is vibration. So is mind. So is matter. As to the ray, this changes. Don't think you sit on a ray and it carries you along. You make the ray." [Cayce (1861-16)]
A vibration is a rhythmic (periodic expansion (entropy) and contraction (syntropy) change of state; i.e., a periodic interexchange of seemingly opposite polar states. In each wave or vibration there are two distinct yet related unseen sets of dynamic aliquot parts or constructive currents (when considering a wave train or continuous vibration as a stream). This set of attributes is called the vibration's wavefunction. One set of attributes or parameters brings about the periodic concentration or aggregation of the vibrating media while the other set of attributes or parameters causes periodic expansion or dispersion of the media. If these unseen influences (scalar components) were not there and a dynamical constituent of each wave or vibration there could be no change of state as both states or phases would be identical and unchanging. The perceived wave or vibration is then the effect of these unseen causative (scalar) influences, attributes, parameters or currents. The details of these unseen causative (scalar) influences, attributes, parameters or currents are presented in Laws of Being, Laws of Being - Annotated, Wavefunction, Part 12 - Russells Locked Potentials and The Nature and Dynamics of Vibration and Toroids.
Vibration v Oscillation
These two rhythmic motions are not the same. Without vibration and oscillation made distinct seeming unfathomable paradoxes arise. For these paradoxes to be understood the difference between vibration and oscillation has to be clarified and acknowledged. In the ground state, at the moment of inflow of the sympathetic celestial streams or Divine Permeation (spark of Life), vibration is one cps and oscillation is one cps. From that moment on in the process of progressive rhythmic devolution, due to the Law of Harmonic Pitch, Law of Harmonic Vibrations, Law of Transformation of Forces and Law of Cycles, the One is refracted or differentiated into the multiplicity of materiality (the One becomes the Many). Demonstrating everything that is has a common origin or One Source and state of Being (sympathy; i.e., Love) regardless of outer appearance (opinion) of separateness and individuality.
What a Vibration is NOT
A vibration is not a sine wave. Sine wave patterns are developed from measuring a wave front passing by a measuring device such as a microphone or accelerometer. As the amplitude changes a sine wave is traced. I spoke about this in my 1994 SVP presentation on the video on this page Basic Principles. The typical sine wave pattern merely measures amplitude and Time. Such says nothing about the internal construct of the unseen (scalar) forces involved. [Dale Pond]
A vibration is distinctly different from an oscillation.
Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"Your entire universe manifests the differing frequencies of vibrations of consciousness energy particles.
As these frequencies move up or down from one level to another, so do the visible and physical structures manifest differing levels of energy and there is a change of mental patterns and emotions and appearance." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 3, page 12]
"Visible things are but a manifestation of specific frequencies of vibration in consciousness which produces a 'SHIMMER OF MOTES OR PARTICLES' giving an appearance of solid 'matter'.
Each visible substance possesses its own unique vibrational frequency. A change in the rate of vibration produces a change in the appearance of 'matter'. As consciousness energies change so do the appearances of 'matter' change." [Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth, Letter 3, page 19]
Masaru Emoto “Existence is vibration. When we separate something into its smallest parts, we always enter a strange world where all that exists is particles and waves. The fact that everything is in a state of vibration also means that everything is creating sound. And as sound is created, there is a master listener to receive the sound: WATER.” [Masaru Emoto]
Laws of Vibration
Part 08 - What Vibration Is. - Part 1
Part 09 - What Vibration Is. - Part 2
Principles of Acoustics
Ramsay - The New Way of Reckoning a Vibration
Ramsay - The New Way of Reckoning a Pendulum Oscillation
Rhythmic Balanced Interchange
Table 14.03 - Ranges of Forces Vibration Forms Types and Governing Laws
What Vibration Is
7.2 - Rhythmic Balanced Interchange
8.2 - Oscillation versus Vibration