"The science of vibrations and frequencies and how they effect people is something that has been around for thousands of years. We can still find evidence of this in the ancient Vedic texts (the most ancient Hindu scriptures, written in early Sanskrit) of India. "Vedic" civilizations that go back more than 5,000 years and were employed not only for spiritual emancipation but in military applications as well. In other words, ‘Mantras' (`sacred utterance') were used to defeat the enemy in times of war. "Mantras start a powerful vibration which corresponds to both a specific spiritual energy frequency and a state of consciousness in seed form. Over time, the mantra process begins to override all of the other smaller vibrations, which eventually become absorbed by the mantra. After a length of time, which varies from individual to individual, the great wave of the mantra stills all other vibrations. Ultimately, the mantra produces a state where the organism vibrates at the rate completely in tune with the energy and spiritual state represented by and contained within the mantra." Researchers have found that frequencies under seven hertz create a general feeling of relaxation and well being, known as the alpha state.

The sound of mantra ‘OM' (AUM) has been handed over to Hindus by the Himalayan sages. ‘OM' is Primordial Vibration, which is symbolic of all materialistic, living beings, teachings, yoga and Vedas that are all states of various energy vibrations at microscopic or macroscopic levels.

The ancient Egyptians knew of ‘Aum' or ‘Amen' or ‘Amum'. Certainly this description ties up with ‘Aum' in that Primordial Vibration Energy. It is believed Indian mystical thinking influenced Judaism and then incorporated into Christianity:

"In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. Amen (Aum)" : Bible St. John. 1.1

Few centuries after Christ, ‘Amen' was adopted into Islam as ‘Amin'. The spiritual text ‘Koran' starts with ‘Aum' in the form of ‘Alm', which is similar to ‘OM'.

The ancient Mayan sages knew the power of sound vibrations symbolized by ‘OM'. It is believed the first real men (sages) were brought to life by the sole power of word (sound vibrations). The Mayan sages knew the power of sound vibrations, which ‘OM' symbolizes.

It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra: "Om Mani Padme Hum". ‘OM' is an integral part of the philosophies, rituals, meditations and chants in Buddhism.


In modern science too ACCOUSTICS is prominent subject of research and investigations. Creation and Transmission of sound waves of various wavelengths has been continuous development work for improved quality of audibility and disturbance free from external noises. To day we are surrounded by perceptible and non-perceptible sound waves. Audio is a must for visual in all our illustrated communications. Ultra-sonic sound waves generation and its applications in medicines and detection are prominently used by technologists. Stephen Knapp describes sound frequencies that can kill, heal and transcend. Some ELF (extremely low frequency) broadcasts were thought to cause depression in humans. Researchers have found that frequencies under seven hertz create a general feeling of relaxation and well-being, known as the alpha state.

This points to the idea that the ancients knew the importance of frequencies and how to use them in order to provide an atmosphere for attaining a peaceful state of mind.

At the same time we also talk about sound (noise) pollution! Yes, we like to hear sound, which is soothing to our ears and mind but not the ones, which drive us crazy. All along musicians, composers and instrumentalists aiming to spell bound audience with their generation and variation of sound waves. Perhaps Elvis Pressly masterminded this art.

Sound and its effects is an integral part of nature and living beings.

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tulwave 8 years ago from Orlando,Fl

I always heard that about "OM". I like the way you explained it. This makes sense. Great Hub

ColdWarBaby 8 years ago

Some believe that it was sound waves from horns or trumpets combined with human voices that caused the collapse of the walls of Jericho.

I find it interesting that some modern governments have done a great deal of research into the use of sound waves as weapons.

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qlcoach 8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Great information here. I also believe in the power of affirmations and positive feelings. Sometimes I will just repeat the following over and over: hope...peace...forgiveness...joy....love. Thanks for sharing this. Feel free to stay in touch. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.

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Trsmd 8 years ago from India

OM Namakshivaya...

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starcatchinfo 8 years ago Author

atlast you are going through my hubs! thanks

Harshvardhan Pandey 8 years ago

Realy rudraksha is a god gifted gift for pepples in earts. People should need to take rudraksh & worship lord Shiva " Om Namah Shiyav " . This panchakshri mantra is very powerful. Take this mantra in yr life & enjoy, u can get any thing of the word when u connected with universe power of lord Shiva.


MarianG 6 years ago

Great work! I love to sing, "Om!"

Multiman 5 years ago

Very interesting hub

Yogi Gulshan Kumar 5 years ago

Om is a unique sound it has great curative effect on mind and body. By vibration, every disease can be cured. each body organs are vibrated whole life , when the frequency of vibration become low, that's time organ generate disease, if we chant om many time , at the same time frequency of vibration become high, patient feel relax and comfertable, this is a effect of chanting om

ravi 5 years ago

OM purely belongs to india never give try to associate with others.

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KenWu 4 years ago from Malaysia

This is a very informative hub on Om. I have read about this Om syllable but not as quite thorough as explained here. Grateful on that!

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