Sound, Synchronicities & Shamanism

"He made the whole world an instrument of sound, and an instrument for carrying messages, resounding praise to the Creator of all.
- Frank Waters - The Book of the Hopi


There is something called the Sacred Sound Current which correlates to the spiritual Hindu "OM" and the Sufi "HU", and the Sant Mat "Shabd". This Music of the Spheres, Logos or Word as called in mystical teachings, goes beyond our limited spoken language. Such ethereal music is referred to also as the Sound of God or the Breath of God since the sound permeates all things. And as we know, all things are composed of energy.

This all pervading sound in the current of the Ocean of Consciousness is believed to be the connecting link between God and man. The divine currents are always playing a symphony of ethereal music, however, it does not become audible until we have progressed spiritually enough to hear with the inner ear. Additionally, many mystics, ancient and modern, have reported seeing various colors with the inner eye(s) while in meditation.

As physics deems, all is in a vibrational state, and thus can be converted into mathematical renditions, musical notes and color frequencies. Shabd is believed to be the pinnacle point of all the powers of nature in which, according to scriptures, is the method in which God creates.

"I dwell in undefiled Light and a Thought revealed itself perceptibly through the great Sound...And it is a Word by virtue of the Sound; it was sent to illumine those who dwell in darkness...I am a Light that illuminates the All. I am the Light..."
- Trimorphic Protennoia - Nag Hammadi

Light and Sound is also viewed as synonymous with each other in the ancient scriptures. This has been mentioned in various contexts within this site as well. They are Interconnected and part of the Whole within the wave/particle duality.

We can parallel the holographic universe concept with what Philo of Alexandria's wrote circa 40 CE, "The whole creation, this entire world perceived by our senses is a copy of the Divine Image...But the shadow of God is his Word which he used like an instrument when he was making the world. And this shadow, and, as it were, model, is the archetype of other things.." We can also note the similarity to Carl Jung's archetypes within the collective unconscious.

"The musician is very close to mysticism, far closer than the philosopher...because music is meaningful without any words; it is meaningful simply because it rings some bells in your heart..creates a synchronicity between you and itself, when your heart starts resonating in the same way, when you start pulsating in the same way."
- Osho, Philosophia Ultima


Carl Jung made significant progress in his theories of the soul and shamanism, on many levels. This psychologist's work on the deep aspects of the soul dawned a new age for scientific and religious thinkers. Carl Jung's depth in understanding the self and realms therein parallels the knowledge and characteristics of shamanism.

With this understanding, Carl Jung felt that no causal connection can be demonstrated between two events, but a meaningful relationship nevertheless exists between them. This direct encounter with the patterning of events in nature as a whole reveals the meaningful connections between the subjective and objective world. Jung called this principle of meaningful coincidences: "synchronicity".

Jung describes in his research into the collective unconscious that coincidences were connected in meaningful ways. Their occurrence seemed to defy the calculations of probability. Because Jung believed the phenomenon of synchronicity was connected to psychic conditions, he felt the inner and outer realities (subjective and objective) evolved through the archetypes. Jung formulated that these archetypal images belonged to a part of the unconscious not derived from personal experience. The archetypal images forms the "collective unconscious". This collective is all things working in tandem indicating 'singleness of purpose', in this case, our very totality of consciousness vibrating and working as one coherent mass of energy.

We can also see archetypal images or symbols as energetic structures that create a bridge between us and the higher realities. In some unintelligible way, they connect us with the spiritual realms and the divine order that unites us all. Archetypes thus become a doorway that provides access to the experience of meaningful coincidence.

Jung's concept of synchronicity speaks of the "oneness" and interdependence of the universe. Jung states, "peculiar interdependence of objective elements among themselves as well as with the subjective (psychic) states of the observer or observers". Jung was also heavily influenced by the "new" physics dawning which he wrote, "Physics has demonstrated...that in the realm of atomic magnitudes objective reality presupposes an observer, and that only on this condition is a satisfactory scheme of explanation possible...This means that a subjective element attaches to the physicist's world picture, and secondly that a connection necessarily exists between the psyche to be explained and the objective space-time continuum."

These discoveries confirmed what Jung recognized intuitively: that matter and consciousness are, in fact, interconnected in an essential way. Quantum theory and synchronous events along with matter and consciousness function as complementary aspects of a unified total reality.

In an essay by Gerhard Adler titled "Reflections on "Chance" and "Fate" - "This interconnectedness manifests itself in so many ways that one has to accept it as undisputable reality."

Arthur Koestler, a twentieth century philosopher, refers to the capacity of the human psyche to "act as a cosmic resonator" and in his book, "The Roots of Coincidence", presumes the "fundamental unity of all things," which transcends mechanical causality, and which relates coincidence to the "universal scheme of things."

Koestler also refers to "the universal hanging-together of things, their embeddedness in a universal matrix." Many ecologists and scientists know without a doubt, this sense of interrelation in and of the world.

The mystical concepts of one universal scheme parallels the scientific theme of oneness. The relevancy of science and consciousness is immense.

"Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca 5 BC-65 AD


"I see science and mysticism as two complementary manifestations of the human mind; of its rational and intuitive faculties."
Fritjof Capra - Tao of Physics.

"Shamanism" is basically the practice of contacting the "spirit world" and doing work on the dimensional and/or on a soul level. This could encompass many methods and modes of doing such. Shamans/Healers have been the corner stone of many spiritual traditions throughout the world. The roots of these ancient Healers and Priests regarded the soul and consciousness as a part of the whole cosmos. The shamanistic concept of "journeying" could be explained by as traveling through space and time dimensions to heal the soul and the person or many various other reasons depending on the culture of that healer. For many healer/shamans multidimensional traveling is a way of life. There is no distinct separation.

Science has also come to explain how "magic" of the shamans operates to some degree. A scandalous trial in London in 1877, grabbed the attention of many notable physicists. Henry Slade, a psychic from the United States, was charged with fraudulent activity. What marked this normally mundane trial of trickery is that physicists and astronomers around the world, some who won the Nobel Prize in physics, came to Slade's defense. These scientists claimed "miraculous feats" could be done by manipulating objects in the 4th dimension.

This other worldly ability is something shamans have been to known to do, either alter something in the physical or manifest something from "thin air". Physicists are coming close to explaining the science of the shaman.

Eventually, Henry Slade was convicted despite the help he received.

The well known tenet in shamanism is the "axis mundi", the transcendental center of the worlds, designates "parallel world realities within a single universe", coexisting on each side of the "axis mundi" the axis by which our world is brought into communication with the upper and lower worlds.

In "The Nature of Shamanism" it states, "Uniformities of forms do appear to exist in our empirical universe which transgress the quanta of the human mind...falling into the domain of the Jungian 'collective unconsciousness'".

"By invoking modern physics, we can say, together with many a shaman, that all reality is only a continuum of the same spectrum. Put otherwise, reality is always in a state of Being or Existing."

"Magic is any sufficiently advanced technology."
Arthur C. Clarke

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