Introduction by Peter Guy Manners, M.D.
The two rare films originally made by Hans Jenny around 1970 are now available together on a single DVD called Cymatics Soundscapes: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound.
The study of wave phenomena and vibration was pioneered by the Swiss physician and Renaissance man Hans Jenny. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner, Dr. Jenny's penetrating observations of distinct types of patterns in nature led to these dramatic experiments animating inert substances with audible sound.
The stunning array of images seen in these two films are actual physical phenomena evolving before your eyes as audible sound excites various liquids, powders, pastes and iron filings into processes which mimic atomic, geologic, biological, solar and even galactic shapes and movements. Amazing in this day and age, absolutely no computer-generated images appear in these films.
Caution: Viewing this remarkable scientific artistry can profoundly alter the way you view your world!
"Dr. Jenny's cymatic images are truly awe-inspiring, not only for their visual beauty in portraying the inherent responsiveness of matter to sound (vibration) but because they inspire a deep recognition that we are part of this complex and intricate vibrational matrix, suggesting that the subtle vibrations of our very thoughts and feelings may have great effect on what will manifest in the physical world." — Jeff Volk, series producer
This Science was often shown during Gregg Braden's live seminars and was studied long before Masuro Emoto's work with water.
Hans Jenny was a Renaissance man - medical doctor, painter, pianist, scientist and researcher - whose grasp of the history of science and philosophy gave him a vast perspective. He taught science at the Rudolf Steiner School in Zurich before beginning his practice as a family physician in Dornach, and was a life-long student of Anthroposophy. As a natural scientist, Dr. Jenny explored the diversity of life forms, always with an eye toward the wholeness of nature. His insight into unseen forces of nature lay in his ability to perceive the distinctive characteristics of the individual as well as it's archetypal form, while never loosing sight of the wholeness of the system which gives rise to both! Firmly rooted in phenomenology, he was, at the same time, on the leading edge of "systems thinking."