Sound And Light
Partners in Healing and Transformation
Da Vid, MD
Medical Director, The San Francisco Medical Research Foundation
Light, the universal substance of all life, manifests itself as color, sound, form
and movement. Sound (music) is the rhythm, harmony and melody of the universe . .
. the dance of life. The I ching (Chinese Book of Wisdom) declares that “Music has
the power to ease tension within the heart, and to lessen and loosen obscure emotions.
From time immemorial the inspiring effects to the invisible sound that moves all
hearts and draws them together has mystified mankind.”
Inspired music, the expression of universal intelligence, has the power to heal and
enlighten us. The power of music to heal has become increasingly well documented.
Inspired music, like beautiful art, conveys and transmits the energy and message
of love itself. Love, the universal healing power, frees the mind of negative thoughts
and emotions. Listening to and absorbing inspired music has a direct and positive
effect on the creative super-subconscious mind.
The super-subconscious mind is receptive to suggestion and responsible for the overall
health and maintenance of the body. By listening to transcendental music, you fill
your heart and mind with beauty.
The same is true with color. You only need to walk in nature, experience a rainbow,
a flower, a brilliant sunset to realize the power that art possesses to transform
your life. Through a sensitivity to nature and the creative genius of humanity, we
can come to appreciate the greater life with which we are intimately connected.
The Science of Light and Sound
A direct innate relationship exists between the 7 colors of the spectrum, the 7 notes
of the musical scale and the 7 glandular systems of the body. Each color and note
has a unique vibratory pattern which stimulates in a corresponding manner the energy
centers of the mind and the body.
Light from the sun enters the body through the optic nerves of the eyes and directly
stimulates the pineal gland. The pineal gland is the photo-reactive organ responsible
for the production of neurohormonal agents.
The pineal gland is connected to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus, a neuroendocrine
gland, subconsciously mediates from moment to moment all the vital processes of the
body via its direct and immediate connections to the pituitary gland and autonomic
nervous system, the immune system and the association cortex of the brain. The hypothalamus
is filled with chromophilic cells which convert the electromagnetic signal of light
into neurochemical impulses which are then carried directly to the pituitary gland.
The pituitary gland in turn secretes hormones which stimulate the secretion of other
hormones within the body, thereby maintaining homeostasis.
By exposing the subconscious mind to pure vibration, either pure color or pure sound,
the neuroendocrine and immune systems are purified. Pure color and sound also stimulate
the ecstasy center of the brain by triggering the secretion of endorphins, powerful
natural opiates. In this way, music and color create the experience of healing.
The Effect of Music & Color on the Immune System
Music and color, via the hypothalamus, have a direct effect on the thymus gland.
This is the explanation for the beneficial effects music and color have in reducing
unaccommodated stress. Unaccommodated stress suppresses the thymus gland and reduces
your life energy.
The thymus gland is responsible for:
• Immunological surveillance and the production of special T-cells.
• The availability of a sufficient number of T-cells determines whether you are
resistant to disease.
• The strengthening of muscular contractions.
• The flow of lymph throughout the body (which is the body’s cellular cleaning fluid),
• regulating the life force that is flowing in and through your body moment by moment.
The thymus gland is the center of your life energy. A healthy, active thymus gland
creates vibrant and positive health. Thus, music and color can stimulate and enhance
the proper functioning of the thymus gland. It is from this understanding that one
may realize the immense power music and color have on integrating and expanding the
mind, and thus affect healing of the mind-body complex. True healing constitutes
a positive, permanent transformation of mind with a resultant change in attitude,
feeling and behavior.
As a research physician and artist, I have done extensive research on the healing
effects of music and color upon the human organism. I have been deeply impressed
with the effect New Age music has in the healing process. Creative musical compositions
combine acoustic and electronic instruments with state-of-the-art recording technology.
The result is an extraordinary synthesis of evocative and inspired musical harmonics
which serve to induce a meditative state of mind. This new music is the music of
higher consciousness. It delivers in a new modality the eternal verities of love,
beauty, grace and freedom.
We all now have the golden opportunity of filling our hearts and minds with light
and music. In so doing, we can feed ourselves, our cells, with the spiritual nutrition
necessary to “Inspire, Delight, Heal and Enlighten” all levels of our being.