The Schumann Resonance: The Earth’s “Field Effects” on Human Health

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From Wikipedia ( “The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field spectrum. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, excited by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere.”

The basis, or fundamental, for these resonances is 7.83 Hz (cycles per second), which is a standing wave in the cavity between the ionosphere and Earth. Because this rhythmic pattern lies within the human brainwave range, various authors have speculated that this aspect of the Earth’s electromagnetic field may act as a kind of global mind, with the capacity to organize and influence human consciousness. While such speculations may seem farfetched, there is a growing body of scientific evidence suggesting that:

The Earth’s magnetic field may influence and mediate psychic phenomena.
The 7.83 Hz rhythmic pattern (varying from 7 to 8 Hz) plays a significant role in psychic phenomena, DNA formation and physical and mental health in humans.

Schumann Resonance Research and Theory

Brainwave Evolution: Lewis B. Hainsworth, MA has hypothesized that the electromagnetic frequencies in the Earth-ionisphere cavity have played a governing role in the evolution of human and mammalian brainwave patterns, particularly the Alpha pattern which the Schumann Resonance falls within. Commenting on the unique correlations of Alpha brainwave activity and its relationship to the Earth-ionispheric cavity resonance, Hainsworth has said, “As human beings we have extraordinary potentials we have hardly begun to study, much less understand. Creative gifts, intuitions and talents that are unpredictable or emergent may become stabilized in generations to come. Hopefully, we can learn to understand both our emergence from an essentially electromagnetic environment and facilitate our potential for healing, growth and non-local communication.”

Emotional and Physical Health: Max Planck Institute professor R. Weaver conducted an experiment in which the Schumann Resonance was found to restore or improve health in individuals living in an underground bunker (i.e., separated from the Earth-inonispheric resonance) and suffering from emotional distress and migraine headaches. 

DNA Formation: Dr. Luc Montagnier conducted an experiment in which he filled two test tubes with pure water and placed  piece of heavily diluted bacterial DNA into one of the test tubes. After surrounding both test tubes with a weak electromagnetic field pulsing at 7 Hz for 18 hours, DNA was detectable in the glass that originally had nothing in it but water. It would appear that the 7 Hz played a substantial role in extracting the DNA information from the one test tube and communicating it into the other test tube.

Psychic Communication and Phenomena: Dr. Michael Persinger has conducted research in which two people in separate rooms were presented with identical magnetic fields at approximately 7 Hz. When one of these individuals drew a picture, the other person could roughly approximate that drawing, even though they were in separate rooms ( Further research has shown a strong correlation between geomagnetic activity and psychic phenomena.

Schumann Resonance Raising: Evidence suggests that the proliferation of manmade electromagnetic fields has given rise to a kind of electromagnetic chaos that now seems to be affecting the fundamental Schumann Resonance, effectively raising it and adding to the chaos experienced by living systems. If this is the case, it would suggest that 1) Integrating the fundamental Schumann Resonance in human living environments would be beneficial in establishing optimal physical and psychological health; and 2) With the continuing rise of electromagnetic technology, the future health of all living systems seems to necessitate the emergence of an organic technology that can decrease and/or completely reverse the detrimental effects of synthetic electromagnetic technology.

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Further Reading

Cherry, N.J., 2002,  Schumann Resonances, a plausible biophysical mechanism for the human health effects of Solar/Geomagnetic Activity, Natural Hazards 26(3), p 279-331

Cherry, N.J., 2003,  Human intelligence: The brain, an electromagnetic system synchronised by the Schumann Resonance signal, Medical Hypotheses 60(60):843-4

Cherry,N.J.,  Cell phone radiation poses a serious biological and health risk

König, H.L.,  Bioinformation – Electrophysical Aspects. In:
Electromagnetic Bioinformation, Popp, F.A., Becker,G., König, H.L.Peschka,W.,(eds.) Urban und Schwarzenberg,  p 25, 1979

Lewicki, D.R., Schaut, G.H., & Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: XLIV. Days of subjective precognitive experiences and the days before the actual events display correlated geomagnetic activity. Perceptual and Motor
Skills, 1987, 65, 173-174

Ludwig,W ., `Informative Medizin’,  VGM Verlag fuer Ganzheitsmedizin, Essen, 1999

Persinger, M.A. Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXI. Differential contribution of geomagnetic activity to paranormal experiences concerning death and crisis: An alternative to the ESP hypothesis. Perceptual and Motor Skills,
1993, 76, 555-562

Schumann, W.O., Ueber die strahlungslosen Eigenschwingungen einer leitenden Kugel, die von einer Luftschicht und einer Ionosphaerenhuelle umgeben ist, Z.Naturforsch. 7a, 149, 1952

Schumann W.O., König, H.,  Ueber die Beobachtung von Atmospherics bei geringsten Frequenzen, Naturwissenschaften, 41, 183, 1954


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