Musica Universalis ~ The Music of the Spheres

Musica Universalis ~ The Music of the Spheres

(Excerpt from the upcoming NEW MUSE Book; The Colors of Mind in The Garden of Knowledge)

The New Muse Book Series by Steven A. Key

Music in the Soul can be heard by the Universe ~

Lao Tzu

(Authors Note: In a previous chapter, Astrological Physics, the electromagnetic connections between the human heart and the solar system were discussed, with references to NASA and HeartMath  Institute, who partnered together to discover the amazing heart-to-solar system connection.
Astrological Physics is a separate blog, and chapter, in The Colors of Mind in the Garden of Knowledge)


Question: Could ancient thought concerning cosmic music, as suggested by Lao Tzu, the old Chinese master, Pythagoras the Greek…and others…actually be correct, and Real?


Let us consider our energetic, pulsing, electromagnetic heart center, as the music-making Soul, for the moment.

As with Astrological-Physics, another possible, if not likely, connection between ancient and modern thought, lies in the notion of distinct audible communications, accomplished via electromagnetic waves, between the human heart, our sun, and its planets. Ancient Greek philosophers thought of these cosmic sounds as a type of music, and used the term, ‘Musica Universalis’, meaning, The Music of the Spheres’, to describe the varying hums and unusual sounds made by our local, orbiting solar system.

And to hear the sun, what a thing to believe.

But it’s all around if we could but perceive.

The Word ~ The Moody Blues



Humming Strings, Humming Planets


The Pythagoreans discovered the precise relation between the pitch of the musical note and the length of the string that produces it. They first identified that the pitch of a given musical note is in inverse proportion to the length of the string that creates it, and that intervals between harmonious sound frequencies form simple numerical ratios.
Similarly, but on a much grander scale, The Music of the Spheres incorporates a Pythagorean metaphysical principle, that mathematical relationships express qualities or “tones” of energy which manifest in numbers, visual angles, shapes and sounds – all connected within a pattern of proportion.

In this 2,500 year old theory, also known as the Harmony of the Spheres, Pythagoras postulated that the Sun, Moon, and planets all emit their own unique hum produced by their orbital revolution, and that the quality of life on Earth reflects the tenor of celestial sounds, in a way similar to the qualities of life depicted by astrological horoscopes, depicting planetary alignments.
Moving forward several thousand years, its rather astonishing to find that modern science groups, such as NASA and HeartMath Institute, are now producing proofs of tangible audible sounds, heard mainly as fluctuating hums and squeals, coming from planets in our solar system. This new evidence, produced in 2010, differs greatly from what we have been told before; that there was no sound at all in space.

Although Space is a virtual vacuum,

that does not mean there is no sound in space.

Sound does exist as electromagnetic Vibrations.

NASA Space Sounds

NASA’s scientist’s, working in a project called ‘Space Sounds’, convert these radio emissions to sound waves, thereby creating a remarkably unique sound, or musical voice, if you prefer, according to the orbits and rotations of each cosmic object they focus upon. NASA’s spacecraft, such as the Voyagers and HAWKEYE, have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions coming from planets.
These space probes were used to record the vibrations of different objects in our solar system.
These remarkable recordings can be heard. You are listening to The MUSIC of The Spheres.

Video for your ears: What do planets sound like?

Most planets produce a dynamic, fluctuating magnetosphere as they rotate and endlessly orbit the sun; On Earth, everyone’s traveling at 66,000 miles per hour, including the reader, as we follow the Sun on its course through the Universe.
As we may have suspected, based upon our Pythagorean ‘humming’ musical theorem, NASA Space Sounds, as they clinically reported their findings, show that solar system electromagnetic emanations appear as a possible, or likely match for the ancient theory of The Music of the Spheres.

The recorded sounds are the complex interactions of charged electromagnetic particles from the solar wind, ionosphere, and planetary magnetosphere.

Musica Universalis, which had existed since the Greeks as a metaphysical concept of the connection between music and astronomy, greatly stimulated the imagination of medieval astronomer Johannes Kepler. He devoted much of his life trying to match his observations to this hoary idea, and in 1619, published Harmonices Mundi (literally Harmony of the Worlds).

The Day the Music Died.

Kepler posited that musical intervals and harmonies describe the motions of the six known planets of his time, and believed that this harmony, while inaudible, could be heard by the soul, in some mysterious way. Pythagoras had written that this cosmic harmony could only be literally heard by a few special people in the ancient Egyptian royal bloodline, perhaps 3,000 years ago.


A modern artist, DjSadhu, has created a special, short video, reminiscent of Kepler, and added his own music, to give the reader a greater sense of cosmic proportions. Highly Recommended.

Link to DjSadhu:


Peace and Health. 


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