International Harmony Based Upon a Music of Planetary
by Barbara Hero
This paper will propose a method of correlating Earth Grid
systems with specific musical notes, by a process of translating
length to frequencies which can then be translated to musical
A method of octave expansion and octave reduction was used to
determine the specific frequency of a note.
When this theory is applied to the relationships of countries to
sounds, a way of increasing harmony between countries can be
suggested by knowing a key note of the distance between them.
A correspondence with Pythagorean Lambdoma of seven rays is
In September of 1983 1 received a letter from Governors State
University in Illinois requesting submission of information or
research on a project called THE PLANETARY GRID SYSTEM. I wrote
back a note saying that perhaps I could help by identifying the
musical interval of the modular grid system if there is a module
that has been determined in length. Then, a year later in
December, 1984, Bethe Hagens and William Becker sent a copy of
the magazine "Pursuit" (1) which featured their research. And in
this article the distances in miles of the grid system they
devised was given, so that I could get to work to determine
certain musical relationships. I sent a letter detailing these
relationships. After receiving my letter Bethe Hagens
"Thank you so much for your letter. I wanted you to know that
we had received it. I am kind of stunned by what you have found
in the grid - and your political interpretations. It's one of
the most fascinating responses we've ever received. I don't
know that I told you, but I am a professional violinist when I
am not being an anthropologist. Your work in harmonics begins
to get at something I have felt intuitively must exist but had
no way to express.
"...I have not had the time to sit with your letter and really
absorb it. I will write again once I have something intelligent
to say. Again, thanks so much for writing."
The Becker-Hagens report presented a theory of the growing
structure of the earth, from the tetrahedron, octahedron, cube,
icosahedron, and dodecahedron. These are the Platonic solids
attributed to Pythagoras (500 B.C.). The dodecahedron and
icosahedron together, Becker and Hagens found to be the grid
system of our present age. When the line arrays of each of
these solids is overlaid on a sphere, a grid emerges which they
contend is a pattern the ancient peoples used for becoming one
with the earth.(2)
Briefly, factors to consider when calculating the harmonic
implications between countries, cities, or villages include the
o What is the great circle distance in miles between two points
on the grid system?
o What are the major apex points?
o Is the assumption that Giza is the major point valid, or has
the energy changed since the building of the Great Pyramid?
o Are significant places in history nodes of the grid system?
o Are fault lines energy lines?
o Are mountain ranges energy lines?
o What is the difference between the fault lines and the
mountain range lines in terms of energy?
o Could certain distances portend problem areas in terms of
The Becker-Hagens report mentioned the "Twelve Devils'
Graveyards Around the World" (Saga Magazine, 1972) where
magnetic and energy aberrations were located. These are found
zig-zaging the equator at 30 degrees above and 30 degrees below
Using an "Atlas" software computer program, Robert Foulkrod
found the distance in miles to be 4264 miles between adjacent
"Graveyards." The corresponding musical frequency based on the
speed of sound in air is 0.0000502 cps. By octave expansion to
the middle "C" octave (multiplying by 2 to the "n" number of
times), this translates to a musical note of "A". This
particular distance or musical note might be an indication of
disharmony between countries, if, indeed, distance is a factor.
The Becker-Hagens report sets the kite shaped grid dimensions as
1400 miles (short end of the kite), 2200 miles (the outside kite
length), and 2600 miles (the brace down the middle of the kite).
The musical notes are "E flat", "A flat", and "F", respectively.
The latter note represents the distance between Gomel in the
Soviet Union and Sebha in Libya. Therefore the musical sound of
"F" at 345 cps might be accentuated for harmony between these
The Becker-Hagens report mentioned the theory by Sinkiewitz who
claimed that the present energy grid sytem is out of alignment
with the ancient grid system, and that New Age Spiritual
communities around the globe are rediscovering the new grid and
building sacred sites to activate them.
The Aleutian Islands have been predicted to be the new North
Pole. See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. [not included here but if
anyone is exceptionally interested, let me know and I will scan,
UUENCODE and post them.] What is the distance involved when a
diamond of a 70 degree apex is overlaid on the new North PoIe,
and the legs of the diamond terminate at the Equator? This is
the shape which some have found intuitively very emotionally
responsive as if from a long forgotten past.
A "key note" of a country could be determined by means of a
Lambdoma diagram (a Pythagorean model). See Figure 6,
References 3 through 8. The apex of the Lambdoma diagram is
divided equally as the diagonal down the center of the x and y
axis. The diagonal has a ratio of 1:1, so that whatever the
distance is along the diagonal of the grid would be its "key
note". For example Gomel in the Becker-Hagens grid has seven
rays radiating from the apex point, and the diagonal which
represents the "key note" extends from Gomel to El Eglab, 2600
miles, an "F" musically. From Cairo to London is 2183 miles,
Each of the rays of the grid would exhibit a unique energy, and
much work has to be done to determine the quality of these
differing energies. See Figures 7 & 8. In the case of the earth
the circumference of the earth should be taken into account as a
reference distance and frequency, the circumference is 24,860
miles. This is equivalent to a "D" musically (in air).
In conclusion, if the earth is in transition in terms of
developing into a new phase of grid lines, this factor might
indicate a shift of energy or frequency at different places on
the earth. See Figure 9. The grid patterns would then take on
different distances. See Figure 10. We might ask how can we as
humans help the earth in this transitory phase?
First, recognizing that harmonies between cities or countries is
based upon attunement to each other's energy patterns. Most of
all let us attune ourselves to the earth's energies, recognizing
the oneness of all things in our material universe, and learning
the importance of sound as a manifestation of different
Any grid system has to have distance as one of the factors,
since wavelength is inherent in all sound vibrations, as the
inversion of frequency. Even though we cannot hear the specific
frequency of a grid line, the interval quality is present though
inaudible. So lets make them audible.
1) Becker-Hagens, Pursuit Science: Pursuit of the Unexplained,
Journal of SITU, The Society for the Investigation of the
Unexplained, Vol. 17, Number 2, Whole Number 66, Second
2) Jalandris, Earthfire.- Exploring the Energies of the
Ancients, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1981.
3) S. Levairie and E. Levy, Tone.- A Study in Musical Acoustics,
Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, 1968.
4) Kayser, Hans, Akroasis.- The Theory of World Harmonics,
translated by Robert Lilienfeld, Plowshare Press, Boston, 1964.
5) E. McClain, The Pythagorean Plato: Prelude to the Song
Itsetf, Nicolas Hays, Ltd., New York, 1978.
6) B. Hero, "Paintings Based on Relative Pitch in Music,"
Leonardo, Vol. 8, pp. 13-19, Pergammon Press, England, 1975.
7) B. Hero, "Drawings Based on Laser Lissajous Figures and the
Lambdoma Diagram," Leonardo, Vol. II pp. 301-303, 1978.
8) B.Hero,"The Mathematical Laws of Sound (Relationship of Sound
to Gravity), "EnergyUnlimited #12, Box 288, Los Lunas, New
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