Celestial Music: Mind, Sentience & Divine Tales
by Arturo Cuscó
illustrated by F. Chamarelli

"Ultimately, I believe the main question to be: Are the minds of living beings in a planet tailored to its Solar System’s proportions?"

Neuroscience meets spirituality in this visually vibrant volume illustrated by surrealist and visionary artist Fernando Chamarelli, sacred geometry artist Mauricio Basillis, and graphic designer Fernando D'Antonio. The narrative by author Cuscó is described as a research paper and begins with an abstract followed by twelve concise chapters. The exploration of astronomical and mathematical facts and the theoretical study of consciousness and sentience has a delightful union with celestial music and divine mythology that will provide many hours of thoughtful absorption and entertainment for both academically inclined and casual readers.

There is a great deal of scientific and philosophical history contained within this cross-disciplinary synthesis as well, so the dimensions and implications of the material are far-reaching: "Undoubtedly, these findings lead us to the possibility that the celestial orbs and the brain are intrinsically linked. To me, these correlations are one of the most convincing scientific evidences pointing to consciousness as either creating the physical universe or being its quintessence."

Central to the narrative are the calculations demonstrating how brainwaves and the composition of our solar system and possibly even the formation of the universe are linked. Neuroscientists and astrophysicists in recent years compare the composition and spatial distribution of the human brain and the network of galaxies in the observable universe and find them similar despite their obvious size difference. In the abstract, Cuscó writes, "By scaling the solar system again using the speed of light and the rate at which the solar system circles the galaxy, we see these numbers repeated, or we find numbers with special significance to harmonic ratios. The brain­wave constant of 0.1 hertz, the speed of galactic travel, the speed of light, the Sun's diameter, the duration of Earth's spin, the duration of Earth's revolutions and therefore all our measuring systems of time, all seem to be configured somehow by a mathematical code that humans did not invent but discovered."

The early chapters concentrate on the geometric and numerical ordering (and the historical contexts) present in the physical realm of our existence and also in theories of consciousness. Cuscó proposes that "our solar system's di­mensions could be tailoring the brainwave spectrum…" and that "these findings lead us to the possibility that the celestial orbs and the brain are intrinsically linked." The text is dense with hypotheses and speculative answers that make for a complex reading and contemplation experience. The author considers many fascinating questions, including those about the qualities of frequencies in the universe, such as "What are the highest frequencies in our body or the environment that help consciousness to operate?" "What aspects of consciousness do fast frequencies allow us to process?" "And what do low frequencies allow us to explore?"

Later chapters explore the heliosphere, the solar system as an astral quantum computer "empowering the intelligence of life," the mythological and astrological connections of Earth and the other planets in our solar system to brain wavelengths, plus the possible application of this knowledge by medical science to mental and physical health. Also explored are the archetypal stories, myths, and sacred art devised in previous centuries to explain these concepts: "Ancient diviners were really exploring consciousness… aimed to reveal nature's hidden realms by use of metaphor and fantasy…. The nature of delta waves was already revealed through spiritual art, millennia before science could shed light on it."

Chapters nine through twelve investigate hertz scaling and sacred numbers as related to ancient spiritual texts and themes of musical theory and harmonics within the heliosphere. Overall, this is heady, technical stuff for the casual scientist or spiritual seeker. Still, the text is bolstered by timelines, tables, illustrations, supporting citations, and bibliographical info that offer the opportunity to study and deepen understanding. The colorful visionary graphics make this a collectible book to be savored at leisure. Fans of this spiritual science will also look forward to the sequel promised in the final chapter of this thought-provoking text.

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