AUM, the Solfeggio Frequencies, and Sleep

Ancient sages declared that the entire created cosmos is sustained by the conscious power of AUM.

by Connie Hernandez, ND

Did you know that the vibrational frequency of 432 Hz is found throughout the natural world?

The word “OM,” when chanted aloud by the human voice, vibrates at 432 Hz.

In Eastern traditions, the vibration of the subtle astral-causal sound of OM (usually spelled AUM) is considered to be the primordial power that sustains all creation.

Physicists, who once believed that matter was the fundamental fabric of creation, discovered around the year 1900 that matter is actually a manifestation of energy. As recently as the 1920s, leading physicists were speculating that the invisible world of energy might actually be a projection from an even subtler realm of consciousness.

Dr. Connie Hernandez, ND

The emerging picture of the cosmos reflects a view of original creation given in the scriptures of East and West – that God created everything by manifesting it in increasingly gross forms – first as a projection of his consciousness, then as astral energies, and finally as solid matter.

In the scriptures of the East, Sanskrit is held to be the original pure or perfect language, the “language of the gods.”  The separate sounds that make up the Sanskrit word AUM each have a vibration that reflects the energies, in turn, of the causal, astral, and material worlds. Each sound also resonates with an energy center in the body’s astral (energetic) spine, from the solar plexus, upward through the heart and throat chakras, to the third-eye and crown chakras where divine enlightenment is said to be experienced.

Chanting AUM aligns the mind with the breath. In meditation we first hear the sounds of the world of matter – the heartbeat and other bodily sounds. We then hear the subtler sounds of the astral body; and finally we immerse ourselves in the indescribably enjoyable sound of AUM, which all scriptures say is the presence in creation of the Divine.

The Bible describes it as “the sound of rushing waters”:

Psalm 29:3 – The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.

Ezekiel 43:2 -Then the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.

Ezekiel 43:2 – and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.

Revelation 1:15 – His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.

(You can listen here to Swami Kriyananda chanting AUM, and see what you might experience.)

The AUM frequency of 432 Hertz is fundamental to what are known as the Solfeggio frequencies, which are the foundation of instrumental tuning in Indian Sanskrit chanting (and Gregorian chanting as well).

The 432 Hz frequency has been shown to slow the heart rate and bring a deep sense of calmness.

Dr. Joseph Puleo derived, through mathematical reduction, six basic Solfeggio frequencies that benefit our health and uplift our consciousness in various ways to bring our being into balance.

Through his studies of ultraviolet light absorption, biochemist Dr. Glen Rein was able to quantify the effects of these tones on DNA.

The Solfeggio frequencies derive from yet another frequency known as the Schumann Resonance, a low-frequency tone of 7.86 to 8 Hertz which is considered to be the “earth’s heartbeat,” and which has been shown to have a powerful positive impact on human brain function.

Moving up the musical scale, octave by octave, the C note vibrates at 256 Hz and the A note at 432 Hz.

Japanese studies in 2018 suggested that a musical tone of 528 Hz frequency reduces stress in the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems, helps reduce the toxic effects of ethanol in alcoholic drinks, and increases cell life by about 20%.

Music of 396 Hz is said to diminish fear and anxiety, while 639 Hz elevates mood, 741 Hz awakens intuition, and 832 Hz helps us live in harmony with our higher self.

Are these merely fantastic imaginings, or are they true? The ultimate proof must be our own personal experience. While much has been studied, let us make our own direct experience our proof. You might, for example, seek instruction in effective chanting and spend time listening to recordings of the chanting of AUM.

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you might consider connecting with the Schumann Resonance through the practices of earthing and tree-hugging, or perhaps with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

Closer to home, you can purchase a sound generator based on the Solfeggio frequencies, such as those sold at

I had a personal experience, while listening to these tones, of increasing the hours I slept, and sleeping throughout the night on a number of occasions – an experience I hadn’t enjoyed for many years before I began using the sound generator.

We are expressions of an energy and a consciousness that are infinite. Disruptions and disturbances in our energetic makeup are reflected in our physical, mental, and emotional sense of well-being. Using frequency and vibration, we can effectively modulate the discordant energies that have thrown us out of balance. And sound healing is a wonderful place to begin.

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