The Word, Systems and Music
The Word is the programming language of the universe. It is formed from vibrational energy, vortexes or spirals of energy that spin or don’t spin. Thus they are not dissimilar to the units of energy used in the foundation of all computing and digital technology – a 0 or 1, on or off.
Matter is just ‘crystallised energy’ according to mystics, form is simply an illusion of mathematics. In effect and in reality everything is software, hardware is just mathematically described software.
The smallness of the unit of energy has meant that for forms that are of only a moderate size, functions of truly enormous complexity can be devised for them. Hundreds of thousands of functions can still be ‘attached’ or perhaps more correctly associated with something as small as an atom, giving it functions and properties of considerable complexity, and something as large as a human being can be given literally trillions of functions.
Because time is a relative thing, the functions will also seem to execute instantaneously, their ‘speed’ in comparison with our ‘speed’ is massively faster. There is no need for the limitations of the speed of light to apply. Furthermore communication between ‘things’ can be at the same speed, meaning that the speed is only ever determined by the rate of processing of the ‘hardware’ – the form. Nothing has to wait for the software. The functions act and interact instantaneously, the form then trundles along at its own pace.
So, unlike the computer world there is only one language, but just like the computer world it appears to be formed of just two units - on/off, 0/1 - and in the spiritual world – the unit is a unit of energy and its two states are spin/don’t spin
The systems of the universe are made up of functions. These functions are ‘stored’ at different levels. The ratio between each of these levels is fixed but is not the same – in effect it is not the same ‘distance’ between each level, the distances vary. There are ratios in operation here. There is also a link with Harmony.
As the systems and functions of the universe execute, the flow of control leaps up and down the levels and layers and some people can hear this execution as ‘celestial music’. The Australian aborigines call the functions used to create the universe ‘songlines’. The term Music of the Spheres is also used to describe this music. Imagine each of these layers curved round on themselves to form a sphere – like a layered onion – and we have multiple spheres. As all these processes are executed, they can be ‘heard’ as rather unearthly music – the Music of the Spheres. [It is not, as many seem to think, that some people can hear the various planets whizzing round!].
Our mundane music has lost all its ties with celestial music. At one time when there were such things as ‘spells’, the link between music and systems was extremely close, but all we have now is a system based on Equal temperament.
Many of the old languages were musical, reflecting this heritage of understanding. The Celts – Welsh, Irish and Scottish, still maintain an element of music in their speech. At one time, you had to be careful how you spoke in case you inadvertently proclaimed a spell!
Tito Vignoli – On Dreams, Illusions, Hallucinations, Delirium and Madness
The arts of singing and of instrumental music have the same origin and evolution as the others. Vico, Strabo and others have asserted that primitive men spoke in song, and there is great truth in the remark
O Jesperson – Language
Primitive languages consist of very long words, full of different sounds and sung rather than spoken
Music and the Word are closely tied. A whole host of other Types of inputs, outputs and data – images, sounds, touch sensations, words, symbols, smells, voices, so called ‘inner speech’, and so on are encoded using the Word. Absolutely everything we perceive ’physically’ is also perceived spiritually, which means that all that we perceive is encoded using the same system. Every function and all data is coded up using the Word.
And it appears that at one time there was a Word Notation system that was based on a type of cuneiform that was used to record the spells/functions of the universe. This evolved to become the musical notation system we use today – spells were musical.
Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Mysticism of Sound and Music
To obtain spirituality is to realise that the whole universe is one symphony