Pythagoras, one of the faculties he was described as is, ‘the father of music’. He discovered musical intervals and taught that you could heal using sound and harmonic frequencies.
He was the first person to prescribe music as medicine.
Pythagoras stated each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produce a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having its own function and character contributes to the whole.
Pythagoras was the first person to use the word cosmos and applied the above theory to the whole cosmos, where, he said each planet, each sphere had its own note, referred to as “music of the spheres”
Flowing from this he affirmed music is present everywhere and governs all temporal cycles, such as seasons, biological cycles and all the rhythms of nature.
Pythagoras put forward the theory that different musical modes have different effects on the person who hears them. He taught that if utilized correctly, music can:
- Bring the faculties of the soul in harmony.
- Compose and purify the mind
- Heal the physical body, thus restoring and maintaining perfect health.
Pythagoras was the first person to prescribe music as medicine and modern science is also now confirming the healing powers of music and the benefits of sound therapy.
With advancing technology and the ability to measure different cell frequencies Pythagoras vision is fast becoming a modern-day reality.
Plato who was a Pythagorean said “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.”