Crickets Sing….As If

Posted on August 14, 2007. Filed under: Music, Science |

As if…I wasn’t already awestruck by the connectedness of all things, I was introduced to cricket song in human time: “…the sound of…crickets [has been] slowed down to match and mirror the length of the average lifespan of a human being. The angelic chorus you hear accompanying the sound of the crickets is NOT a synthesizer or a chorus singing. It’s the crickets themselves (slowed down) creating the effect.” Here is a link to a one-minute sample cricket song.

One of my favorite Star Trek episodes, called “Wink of an Eye”, proposed that an alien race had become “speeded up” due to radiation, to the point that they could not be seen, and only barely heard, by our friendly Star Trek crew. The “sped-up” people sounded like insects to the crew—just the opposite of the cricket effect described here.

As if…I didn’t find it challenging enough to interact with my fellow humans, I’m told we can communicate with other (non-human) manifestations of consciousness. There are researchers who have placed electrodes on plant leaves, and recorded and amplified their sounds. Many of us are familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto on communication with water. My jury is still out on that, but I’m certainly open to it.

As if…I hadn’t felt I’d worked hard enough to accept the possibility of talking to crickets, or plants, or even water….I learned of a NASA project which indicated a measurable sound coming from, of all things, a black hole. The link points to an article about the black hole sound, and a visual representation of sound waves coming from it. It doesn’t contain the actual sound, though, as it’s at a far lower frequency than humans can hear.

To those who would say we are discrete, individual entities, making our way in a cold uncaring universe, I would respond….As If!

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