Sunday, January 23, 2011


Tui are considered to be very intelligent, much like parrots. They also resemble parrots in their ability to clearly imitate human speech,[1] and are known for their noisy, unusual call, different for each individual, that combine bellbird-like notes with clicks, cackles, timber-like creaks and groans, and wheezing sounds—unusually for a bird, Tui have two voiceboxes[2] and this is what enables Tui to perform such a myriad of vocalisations.

Some of the huge range of Tui sounds are beyond the human register. Watching a Tui sing, one can observe gaps in the sound when the beak is agape and throat tufts throbbing. Tui will also sing at night, especially around the full moon period.

A small waterfall near the Waikato railway named "Te Ako-o-te-tui-a-Tamaoho" ("The Teaching of Tamaoho's Tui Bird") The story here is that this is where Tamaoho took his pet to teach it how to talk. Maori believe that tuis learn best within the sound a small waterfall, with the steady noise of the water would create a sound barrier. This meant that the bird only heard the teacher's voice.

Art thou Tu?
Art thou Rongo?
It is the guest.

Sleep with the dog.
Welcome to the guest!
From the south is the guest?

From the north is the guest?

From somewhere?

From anywhere?
Perhaps he has come by canoe?
Ah! They speak now in oracles!

About Hawaiki!
What wonderful lore and knowledge!

An apt proverb!
It stands apart!
O joy!

Who can he be who is speaking?

Speak on!

What a tongue to be sure!
Te Whare-pa-tahi!
A second Te Whare-pa-tahi!
A recital of the divine history of man.

Impart thy lore to me.

Art thou Tu?
Art thou Rongo?
This is the guest!


There is no food in the village.

E Rongo!
E Rongo!
E Rongo!
Maru! Awa!

How fareth the tide?

The tide is ebbing.

Tides which provide abundance of food!

Yonder are the canoes.

Which secure food during the year round.

The waters
Bear us two along.

O tide.
Give us of your waters.
We fish the foods.

Abundantly, even to wasting it.

Eat of it then!
It is plenteous!
It is lasting!

It causes anxiety.

Thanks to the female sea deity!

Thanks for thy sea-foods!

Impart thy lore to me!

Monday, January 10, 2011


It is common in Balinese gamelan that instruments are played in pairs which are tuned slightly apart so as to produce interference beating which are ideally at a consistent speed for all pairs of notes in all registers. It is thought that this contributes to the very "busy" and "shimmering" sound of gamelan ensembles. In the religious ceremonies that contain Gamelan, these interference beats are meant to give the listener a feeling of a god's presence or a stepping stone to a meditative state.

Information about the tunings used:


Sound is a pressure wave, which consists of a compression phase and a rarefaction phase

Optical feedback

More than meets the eye


Friday, January 7, 2011

Human energy centres

Each of the energy centers of the physical complex may be seen to have a distinctive crystalline structure in the more developed entity. Each will be somewhat different just as in your world no two snowflakes are alike. However, each is regular.

The red energy center often is in the shape of the spoked wheel.

The orange energy center in the flower shape containing three petals.

The yellow center again in a rounded shape, many faceted, as a star.

The green energy center sometimes called the lotus-shape, the number of points of crystalline structure dependent upon the strength of this center.

The blue energy center capable of having perhaps one hundred facets and capable of great flashing brilliance.

The indigo center a more quiet center which has the basic triangular or three-petalled shape in many, although some adepts who have balanced the lower energies may create more faceted forms.

The violet energy center is the least variable and is sometimes described in your philosophy as thousand-petalled as it is the sum of the mind/body/spirit complex distortion totality.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ancient Greek science and sound

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Noise Pollution

Noise exposure has also been known to induce tinnitus, hypertension, vasoconstriction and other cardiovascular impacts.[5] Beyond these effects, elevated noise levels can create stress, increase workplace accident rates, and stimulate aggression and other anti-social behaviors.[6] The most significant causes are vehicle and aircraft noise, prolonged exposure to loud music, and industrial noise. Road traffic causes almost 80 % of the noise annoyances in Norway.[7] Traffic noise alone is harming the health of almost every third person in the WHO European Region. One in five Europeans is regularly exposed to sound levels at night that could significantly damage.[8]
The social costs of traffic noise in EU22 are over €40 billion per year, and passenger cars and lorries (trucks) are responsible for bulk of costs.[9] Traffic noise alone is harming the health of almost every third person in the WHO European Region. One in five Europeans is regularly exposed to sound levels at night that could significantly damage health.[8][9]
Noise is also a threat to marine[10] and terrestrial ecosystems.

Noise regulation
Governments up until the 1970s viewed noise as a "nuisance" rather than an environmental problem. In the United States there are federal standards for highway and aircraft noise; states and local governments typically have very specific statutes on building codes, urban planning and roadway development. In Canada and the EU there are few national, provincial, or state laws that protect against noise.
Noise laws and ordinances vary widely among municipalities and indeed do not even exist in some cities. An ordinance may contain a general prohibition against making noise that is a nuisance, or it may set out specific guidelines for the level of noise allowable at certain times of the day and for certain activities.
Dr. Paul Herman wrote the first comprehensive noise codes in 1975 for Portland, Oregon with funding from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and HUD (Housing and Urban Development). The Portland Noise Code became the basis for most other ordinances for major U.S. and Canadian metropolitan regions.[18]
Most city ordinances prohibit sound above a threshold intensity from trespassing over property line at night, typically between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and during the day restricts it to a higher sound level; however, enforcement is uneven.[citation needed] Many municipalities do not follow up on complaints. Even where a municipality has an enforcement office, it may only be willing to issue warnings, since taking offenders to court is expensive.
The notable exception to this rule is the City of Portland Oregon which has instituted an aggressive protection for its citizens with fines reaching as high at $5000 per infraction, with the ability to cite a responsible noise violator multiple times in a single day.
Many conflicts over noise pollution are handled by negotiation between the emitter and the receiver. Escalation procedures vary by country, and may include action in conjunction with local authorities, in particular the police. Noise pollution often persists because only five to ten percent of people affected by noise will lodge a formal complaint. Many people are not aware of their legal right to quiet and do not know how to register a complaint.[citation needed]