The hexagon is one of the building blocks of nature, representing many frequencies. It’s a geometric shape that is integrated in a lot of sacred geometry shapes. At Flower of Sound, we are very inspired by the hexagon — we have embedded it everywhere from our logo, to the lights we use in our immersive sound shows.
Hexagons are the building blocks of life
A hexagon has six equal sides and is one of the building blocks of life and one of the principal governing patterns dominant in the natural world.. From honeycombs to the center of snowflakes, the hexagon is everywhere. When placed under a horoscope these objects reveal one of the most efficient “tile” shapes to build, as discovered in 1999 by Thomas Hales.
Hexagons are everywhere
When used to build, hexagons minimize the amount of material needed, and which is why honeybees build in hexagons. It is also at the molecular core of water and therefore also in each of us, as we are made of at least 70% water. When hydrogen molecules freeze and bond, they form hexagons (ie – the center of a snowflake). The hexagon is also found in the structure of DNA — it forms the chains that produce the double-helix macromolecule.
Hexagons as sacred symbols
You can find the hexagon in many ancient symbols. In sacred geometry and ancient sagas the hexagon represents the potential for life. It is found in sacred shapes like the Flower of Life, which is seen in ancient architecture around the world. Because of its two interlocking triangles, the hexagon as a symbol often stands for harmony and balance and also male and female energy . When you draw a six pointed star the points form together as a hexagon. This can beautifully seen in Dr. Masaru Emoto’s videos showing the crystallization of water reacting to pure tones, images and therefore frequencies.
Hexagons and Flower of Sound
In our search for scientific validation for our frequencies, we found that certain shapes correspond with the frequencies we most often use. For example, Pythagoras is widely known for using frequencies to explain mathematics. One of the shapes that inspired us the most is the hexagon and we incorporate it into pretty much all of our designs. It’s such an essential shape and building block of life – it’s in water, honeycombs, cymatics, and even the feel-good chemical Dopamine — and it is at the core of who we are as well.
The power of 3 in our compositions
According to Tesla and Pythagoras the essential numbers in the universe are 3, 6 and 9. If you use Pythagoras’ theorem in the Solfeggio frequencies they all add up to 3, 6 or 9. In all of nature, these three numbers keep coming back.
396 – 9
417 – 3
528 – 6
639 – 9
741 – 3
852 – 6
963 – 9
The common denominator of all these numbers is the number 3. This is one of the reasons why we compose our pure tone music using three frequency layers into one.
- The first layer is a low base tone, or a slow sound wave, is derived from the original tone.
- Then, we layer in the original frequency.
- And finally, we layer in the surrounding ambient sound, based on the even harmonic. This way our compositions are more effective, stay pure and are easier on the ear.
There are no extra keyboard tracks, instruments or music added to our compositions, to further retain the purity of the sound. We do use different sound healing techniques, such as the use of harmonics, to make our frequencies more effective.
Fun facts about hexagons
On Saturn’s north pole, there’s an enduring cloud formation in the shape of a hexagon. The total size is bigger than Earth.
In California there’s something known as the Devils Postpile. Less than 100,000 years ago, a lava flow spawned these odd structures. These structures are basalt columns in the shape of hexagons. As it turns out, a 120-degree crack releases the most tension. And 120 degrees is a hexagon’s interior angle.
We represent organic compounds with hexagons. Most organic compounds have carbon backbones, as carbon is superabundant and bonds well with other elements. When one carbon atom bonds with another carbon atom, the bond angle is less 120 degrees. But when six carbon atoms bond — due to electron pair repulsion — it’s an even 120. As a result, six bonded carbons — benzene — make a perfect hexagon, also known as a benzene ring.
The hexagon is rooted in the number 3 in many ways and ancient philosophers were intrigued by the interaction between 2 and 3 . They symbolized it by the image of a “marriage” as 2 is even/female, 3 is uneven/male to show that the hexagon functions as a stable foundation of which the two components support each other mutually. The hexagon was used as a symbol to convey the spiritual attainment of an individual on the mummified body in Egypt and it is still used by trines and communities today to refer to the same notion.
You probably have heard about the hype called 8D. Often it is a track that is produced in such a way when you listen it on your headphones you can hear the singers come from different directions. It is extremely cool and also when well done very nice to listen to. It is a new sensation and experience in music. Only it is NOT 8D or anything like it. It is something called immersive sound, spatial audio or better say tridimensional sound ( axes are 3 x y z not 8 ! ) and in this case because it is explicitly made for the use on headphones called Binaural. So if you like to to start producing this, find more tracks like this, look for binaural produced music.
There are a few side notes to this.
- Binaural produced music is in essence a normal audio file so you can get the feeling of immersive sound/music but you can not reproduce it with a normal or even Dolby Atmos speaker system.
- Binaural produced music is something else then binaural beats. Binaural beats is the frequency difference between what comes in the one ear and the other ear while using headphones. When used in the right way binaural beats can be extremely effective in influencing brainwaves and therefor your state of relaxation or focus or even agitation. It is in essence a soundhealing technique.
- Our first (ASMR) single produced in binaural and also Dolby Atmos, a track to create more Flow in your live will come out soon. Will post the link in this blogpost when it is released.
- You want to know more about what immersive sound or spatial audio is, read our other blogs.
We do a lot of self-talk. The constant chatter in our minds is constant. From “oh, I should not forget to buy this” or “my meeting did not go well”, “why am I am so forgetful?” to “I should have said that.” Underneath the obvious voice lie limiting beliefs about ourselves.
Most of us have this inner dialogue inside of us. All this self-talk are basically affirmations as they affirm what we experience, see or believe. When we start to talk differently to ourselves, in a more positive way — and as a result, affirming the positive — we then also start to act from this place and can experience greater happiness, clarity and well-being. This is the power of our thoughts. Lots of books have been written about the power of our thoughts, and there is plenty of science-backed research showing the power our mind holds over us.
What is a typical affirmation?
A typical affirmation is a sentence that starts with “I…”, followed by something you want to confirm and affirm in yourself to either induce a positive way of living or avoid negative situations from happening again. We can make ourselves stronger with affirmations. Affirmations become more powerful the more repeat them. The repetition engrains the affirmation in our thoughts, our mind and then finally, in our behavior.
There are many ways we can integrate affirmations in our lives — from repeating them throughout our day, making an affirmation our computer login password, or hanging a poster on our wall.
Here are some examples of some popular affirmations:
I am good enough
I am strong
I am loving and kind
I am worthy
I am successful
I can do this
I am courageous
I am safe
I choose to be happy and healthy
I decide how I feel and will choose for myself
Create your own affirmation, tailored to YOUR life
Affirmations can be anything we want them to be – and can be long, or short. Often affirmations work with specific themes in our lives. They can address how we ground, how we feel our joy for life, how we make decisions, the love and success we want in our lives, how we speak our truth and our connection to others, the earth or the sky.
What limiting beliefs do you have about yourself that you’d like to change? What goals do you have for yourself – in different areas of your life? What specific feelings do you want more of in your life? It can be helpful to take a few minutes to note these down, in a journal and create a daily practice of reading, writing or saying these out loud.
To further help you on your journey of discovering affirmations, at Flower of Sound we use and incorporate affirmations in some of our tracks. We also add specific healing frequencies and sound healing techniques to amplify the effect of the affirmations. Our first affirmation track will soon be released using both a calming, meditative voice as well as a whispering voice (ASMR).
We would like to introduce you to Flower of Sound. Flower of Sound applies sound and technology to establish healing in the widest meaning of the word using vibration, or frequencies. We create immersive experiences based on spatial audio using XR technologies and for physical spaces using IoT (Internet of Things).
What does this mean?
We create virtual and physically appealing environments that enhance the effects of sound and light so it functions as a healing modality. We use our own experiences as musicians, producers and sound healers as well as evidence-based insights from neuroscience, technology and sound therapy to help you reach altered states of consciousness, giving you access to a deeper feeling of well-being. Our dream is to create digital medicine pills so you know exactly what to listen to when, and with what effect.
Or in less techy words:
“We create modern day immersive sound and light baths to help relax you, so you feel better, lighter and more at peace.”
What does this mean in terms of our offerings?
Flower is Sound has four key offerings:
- A music catalogue produced in stereo, binaural and Dolby Atmos.
- An XR application.
- Immersive space / immersive installations built with IoT.
- Live gigs in a metaverse environment “streaming” online and in real life.
The range of our music catalogue extends from pure tone, shamanic sound, neuromusic, fractal rhythm, ASMR all the way to ambient sounds. We produce everything in house and work with different sound healing artists.
Our music is produced in different formats and we create immersive experiences to amplify the effects. This includes 360 video, virtual reality clips or games. All the techniques we use are rooted in our research. We distribute all our music and experiences via different streaming platforms including YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, HD, oculus, Quest 2 and our own immersive space in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
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