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11194074881?profile=originalCymatics artist Jodina Meehan will be reading from her new novel CYMATICA in Greenfield at the Word Festival this Friday the 23rd!

The novel is the first part in a fantasy fiction trilogy featuring cymatics in a world where sound is magic. The first book is on track to be published this year and this will be the first public reading/performance.

Jodina will be reading at the Arts Block at 9:00pm and will be at the festival to meet with from 7:00-10:00. You can get all the info here (including where the Arts Block is and more about the Word Festival):

If you love words/fiction/poetry I encourage you to come early and stay late so you can catch all the wonderful readers there tomorrow night, and make an evening of it!

Leave a reply in the comments if you plan to be there.

P.S. If you can’t make it: we will be recording a meerkat broadcast of the cymatics reading LIVE, get your meerkat account set up here today and you could beam in virtually (or catch the recording later too):

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11194074672?profile=originalAnnouncing the 10th anniversary Cymatics Conference, to be held at the Historic Academy of Medicine in Atlanta, GA this November 6-8 (2015)!

Doctors, therapists, scientists, and artists who work in the field of cymatics will all be there and this year there is an exciting lineup of presentations that span science, art and healing with cymatics.

Whether you are interested in the visual or healing aspects of cymatics, or want to know more about the science behind this rapidly growing field of study, you will find something of interest and have the opportunity to meet the some of the leaders of the cymatics movement in Atlanta this November.

In fact, if you are able to make it to the cymatics conference this year, we will be able to meet in person as I have just confirmed that I will be there as a presenter this year.

So take a look at your calendar and see if you can book a trip. Click here to see the current lineup of presenters and how to reserve tickets to the cymatics conference.

Leave a comment and let me know if you can make it!

- Jodina

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I See Vocals

Greetings to all in the School of Cymatics! It's a pleasure and an honor to be a part of such a great community of researchers and cymatics enthusiasts. I had heard of the school previously but am kicking myself for not joining earlier than I have. I look forward to studying the materials and interacting with the community.

In the meantime, I wanted to link to a website I have developed called: I have been working with the good folks at (John Reid) to do some research and analysis regarding tuning instruments to standard (A at 440Hz) vs. tuned to 432Hz. We also looked at the differences between strumming the same chords (tuned to 440Hz) on two different guitars (a 2012 Gretsch Falcon and a 2013 American Telecaster). And, finally, just for fun, I was curious to see what some famous songs/vocalists would look like through the cymascope images (Tears for Fears and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam). Many thanks to John Reid and the team. Note: all images have been licensed.

Enclosed is a picture of my own cymaglyph imaged by the Cymascope folks. This is me singing the vowel sound "ah".




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Cymatics At The Smithsonian

11194073860?profile=originalA few months ago John Stuart Reid of was asked by Deborah Stokes, curator for education at the Smithsonian Institute, if it would be possible to cymatically image some 'songs of stars' for their new African Cosmos Stellar Arts Exhibition which runs through to December 9th 2012. 

John told the School of Cymatics he was delighted to have been asked.

He said, "This is an important milestone for the CymaScope and for cymatics in general. It will help cymatics gain acceptance in the world as a useful scientific technique. The atomic processes within the atomic furnace of stars create sounds as a result of the high-energy collisions between atomic particles. These sounds cause the starlight to vary minutely, tiny modulations that can be detected by sensitive instrumentation, then demodulated, recreating the original sounds in the laboratory. Analysis of the star sounds can help asteroseismologists gain a better understanding of the atomic processes with a given star."

The star sounds were processed by the following scientists:

Star: RR Lyrae
Dr Elisabeth Guggenberger, University of Vienna, Austria

Star: Chi Hydrae
Dr Conny Aerts and team, University of Leuven, Belgium.
Sound file created by: European Southern Observatory.

Star: PG1159+035
Michael Breger, Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, USA.

Star: Sun
Dr Guenter Houdek and Dr Douglas Gough, University of Vienna, Austria.

The star sound files were fed into a CymaScope, which makes the periodicities in the star sounds visible by imprinting them on the surface of ultra pure water, transcribing the sound periodicities to periodic wavelets, effectively rendering the sounds visible. 

The CymaScope imagery was captured on-camera and sent to James Stuart Reid, John's son, who provided colorization and titles. 

The completed videos were then sent to the Smithsonian where Michael Briggs used them to create the "Star Station," a booth where visitors can experience the stars-sounds-made-visible for the first time. Initial visitor reaction to the Star Station has been very positive and children, in particular, love it. Inspiring children to explore the field of cymatics is an important part of the ethos of and the School of Cymatics.

The four star-sounds-made-visible videos can be viewed on the CymaScope web site by clicking here

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Cymatics Photos From The Big Party!

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This past Sunday was my birthday and as you can see we had a lot of fun playing with cymatics devices in my studio downtown. The device you see in the photos is a steel plate on a wave driver, I am playing songs through the amp and driver with my iPhone.

Speaking of iPhones if you haven't put your name in to get a copy of the yet you should do that now - there are only 8 days lefton kickstarter to make the project successful!

There were three different ways to experience cymatics at the studio party: the wave driver setup you see here, plus...


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Welcome to the School of Cymatics!
There are several ways you can benefit from the School of Cymatics, here is what I would suggest you do to get started:
1. Become a member and finish your profile including your photo.
2. Sign up to get on my cymatics mailing list and download your free cymatics device instructions here:
3. Watch the "Cymatics 101" Videos inside the CYMATICS CLASSES TAB to begin your cymatics classes.

After you have done those three steps to get started, you will also want to:
4. Become a member of the Journal of Cymatics if you aren't already at:
5. Add cymatics photos, cymatics videos and posts about your projects and interests to your page here.
6. See what everyone else is doing with cymatics and comment on their content. Start conversations.

Enjoy, and be sure to come back often to learn more and see what is new!


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