Cymatic Waves (Onye kwe, Chi ya Ekwe)
Onye Kwe, Chi Ya Ekwe, Aha Onye Kporo Nkita ya, Ka Oga Aza
Vibro-formology is a form of Cymatic science, with traditional insights and understanding from Igbo traditional concept of sound and behavior. According to the classical Igbos, there is relationship between believe and elemental formation.
This traditional discipline is called Vibro-formology because is mainly derived from Igbo view about ideas or influences, which according to the Igbo term study proposes interesting topics, that are worthy of consideration and research for various applications, in academic fields such as Psychology, Astrology, Astronomy, Medicine, Philosophy, Cymatics, Waves, etc.
What is Cymatic science?
Cymatics (from Ancient Greek: κῦμα, romanized: kyma, lit. 'Wave') is a subset of modal vibrational phenomena. The term was coined by Hans Jenny (1904-1972), a Swiss follower of the philosophical school known as anthroposophy. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.
According to Lynda Arnold, Cymatics is the study of visible sound vibration and shows the transformational nature of sound and matter. Sound guides us and shapes us, yet is an intangible force. We can capture sound in the digital realm where we can see waveforms. But, that only gives us a 2D view. The world of Cymatics, however, gives us a different view and provides a major evolution in our understanding of how sound affects all of us. Cymatics gives validity to the fact that everything that we perceive as hard objects, including our bodies, are actually continuously vibrating at their own rates. This study clearly merges the fields of sound, geometry, light and mathematics into one through the presentation of stunning images created by frequencies of all kinds found in our bodies, in nature and beyond.
Why is Igbo understanding of Cymatics very interesting?
The Igbo word ‘Ekwe’ represent Belief, agreement, singing, blending, sound instrument, etc with varying accents. Closely looking at the usage of these words and some Igbo expressions like Onye kwe, chi ya ekwe( If you believe or accept, your elements believes and accepts also), Aha onye kporo nkita ya, ka oga aza ( the name that one gives his dog is the name it will bear). The last expression also means ‘the class assigned to ordinary elements, that class they must remain.’
If one is good in Igbo language to covertly and overtly analyze inferences offered by Igbo expressions and words, this goes on to tell us that things we believe create forms within us, and those forms go on to control how we react to things around us. Beliefs, names and suggestive gestures induce sort of concepts, wave forms and vibrations that print forms within our material molecules. This means that music, beliefs, images, words, gestures, etc ought to be properly constructed as to give out orderly forms to enable people who believe in them react concomitantly.
This Igbo traditional understanding of wave-matter unity opens us into more scientific research and observation to find out the effects of names, languages, sounds, belief systems, imagery, etc on human mind, which can in turn affect our societies in general.
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