Part 1

By Don Estes – Founder and Director of InnerSense, Inc. 

AVS Journal Vol. 8, #1Progress in the world of technology is incremental. There will never be a “golden” version of
any technology because knowledge and understanding will continue to evolve and expand.

They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, and it’s true that most development in the
light and sound field has revolved around enhanced benefits and features. However, the next
generation of LSV (light-sound-vibration) neurotechnology will be directed toward solving the
imitations of current technology in providing truly accurate, precise and lasting results.
The greatest weakness of modern vibrational technology is that it operates under the old allopathic
paradigm of finding what’s wrong and trying to fix it. You can lessen the symptoms, but
the problem will not go away until the cause is removed. For example, many feedback systems
look for and try to replace so-called “missing” frequencies. However, there is a reason why
they are missing. These are channels of communication that the person does not want to open,
and will therefore block any input coming in on those channels. To force them in is not only
stressful to them but also the therapist. On the other hand, driving someone with their own easily
accepted natural harmonic resonance forces a disassembly, rearrangement and reassembly of
their entire spectrum and will often cause the weak channels to open up. This is similar to the
way in which an opera singer can shatter a wineglass by driving it at its resonant frequency. Inanimate
objects do not have anyway to reorganize themselves after such an event. However,
human beings do it all the time. The old adage is that change either kills you or makes you
stronger. That’s just another way of saying that you either move to a higher state of order or
fall into chaos.

The new healing paradigm will rather focus on finding what’s right and enhancing it. Accordingly,
a new science is needed that describes how to find the true harmonic body of partials
within an individual and then enhance them. There is only so much space within, and as the innerspace
begins to fill up with good stuff (harmony), all the unwholesomeness (dissonance) has
to vacate. This would provide a much more efficient way of effecting true and lasting change.
In addition to being stuck in the old paradigm, there are other limitations existing within the
prevailing current technology:


Harmonic Law demands strict adherence to a set of rules that disallows noise and dissonance in
the analysis or feedback. All overtones being analyzed or used as a feedback signal must be
whole number ratios of a common fundamental. Human biometric measurements based on
metabolic indicators of nervous system status such as brain, heart and voice produce multiple
fundamental frequencies just like musical instruments. The fundamental frequency slides or
drifts around over time. Therefore, it is impossible to match them with the overtones they generate
because they are mixed in with those being generated by other fundamentals.

The only thing that can be done is to take a timed sample and then average the results, which
destroys the harmonic relations between partials. This method can determine a predominant
frequency, the one that has the most amplitude, but it is not the fundamental. It has some use,
but it’s influenced by vowel formants and doesn’t fully describe what is going on. When all of
the fundamentals and overtones are whole number ratios of each other it is possible to see the
full expression of a person’s harmonic body of partials.

The Portacle

Furthermore, the fundamental frequency of being human is something that we all share. It is
the essence of the things we have in common. Our differences, however, are coded within the
unique personal signature of our overtones. A piano and a violin can play the same fundamental
note, but they sound totally different because of the overtones produced by their distinct
resonant forms. Most current measurement systems deal only with the predominant frequency
so they cannot separate the harmony from the dissonance and cannot see the exclusive pattern
of a person’s overtone series. What is needed is a system that can analyze the whole number
ratio overtones of a common fundamental frequency.

Fortunately, this need can been met using modern supercomputing technology. One of the
problems deals with the accuracy of current digital frequency analyzers that count in (Hz.), or
cycles per second, a unit of that has become a world wide standard for the measurement of frequency.
Harmonic Law requires that the unit of measurement must be synchronous with the
digital sampling rate. In other words, the sampling rate must match the unit of measurement in
the first octave. For example, the sampling rate used to divide the signal must reduce down (by
multiple divisions of 2) to the number one in the first octave. This is because the unit of measurement
is one hertz or (one cycle per one second). However, digital sampling rates will not
reduce to one. 32,000 samples per second divided by 2 fifteen times gives .9765625 Hz. This
means that at the 1st octave, measurements made with this sampling rate are inaccurate to at
least .024 Hz. By 32K Hz. they are off by 720Hz.!

This magic number (.9765625 Hz.) is known as the Great Diesis. It represents a bridge between
the analog and digital worlds by being able to resolve time with frequency. Its reciprocal
(1.024 seconds) is a universal time code…the universal second. Together, these form a ratio of
125:128 that is known in music theory as the Pythagoras comma, a strange flaw in the otherwise
perfect theory of music that keeps any scale from accurately doubling between octaves
without some minor “tempering” to spread out the difference over the entire octave so it is not

Using the Great Diesis as a universal fundamental frequency allows the determination of whole
number ratio overtones. Unrelated overtones, noise and dissonance can be removed and discarded.
What remains is the true harmonic body of partials…the individual’s unique spectral
signature and harmonic code. With regard to time, the Great Diesis provides a universal standard…a cosmic second. A human

second is not based on any natural phenomenon. However the GD is based on the timing of
the sampling rate and requires that frequencies be measured in cycles per 1.024 seconds. Supercomputers
can be programmed to make this measurement on brain, heart or voice samples.
As an interesting side note, the Great Diesis is also the first octave of the so-called Schumann
resonance (7.8125 Hz. in the 3rd octave), and the resonant frequency in the king’s chamber of
the great pyramid (250 Hz. in the 8th octave). Furthermore, because the Great Diesis functions as a fundamental frequency, the overtones in

any one voice match the partials in everyone else’s. In other words, although the amplitudes
and phases of different frequencies will vary, the actual frequencies are the same for all voices.
This provides a means for more connection between therapists and clients and does not drain
the energy of the service provider with all of a client’s “bad energy”.


Copyright: Don Estes for AVS Journal (2009) Los Angeles, CA. All rights reserved.