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A Schumann Resonance

What is a Schumann Resonance?
Believe it or not, the Earth behaves like an enormous electric circuit. The atmosphere is actually a weak conductor and if there were no sources of charge, its existing electric charge would diffuse away in about 10 minutes. There is a ‘cavity ‘defined by the surface of the Earth and the inner edge of the ionosphere 55 kilometers up. At any moment, the total charge residing in this cavity is 500,000 Coulombs. There is a vertical current flow between the ground and the ionosphere of 1 – 3 x 10^-12 Amperes per square meter. The resistance of the atmosphere is 200 Ohms. The voltage potential is 200,000 Volts. There are about 1000 lightning storms at any given moment worldwide. Each produces 0.5 to 1 Ampere and these collectively account for the measured current flow in the Earth’s ‘electromagnetic’ cavity.
The Schumann Resonances are quasi standing wave electromagnetic waves that exist in this cavity. Like waves on a spring, they are not present all the time, but have to be ‘excited’ to be observed. They are not caused by anything internal to the Earth, its crust or its core. They seem to be related to electrical activity in the atmosphere, particularly during times of intense lightning activity. They occur at several frequencies between 6 and 50 cycles per second; specifically 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hertz, with a daily variation of about +/- 0.5 Hertz. So long as the properties of Earth’s electromagnetic cavity remains about the same, these frequencies remain the same.
For many years this resonance frequency has hovered at a steady 7.83 Hz with only slight variations. In June 2014 that apparently changed. Monitors at the Russian Space Observing System showed a sudden spike in activity to around 8.5 Hz. Since then, they have recorded days where the Schumann accelerated as fast as 16.5 Hz.
These emerging resonances are naturally correlated to human brainwave activity. A 7.83 Hz frequency is an alpha/theta state. 

Relaxed, yet dreamy—sort of a neutral idling state waiting for something to happen. A 8.5 – 16.5 Hz frequency moves one out of the theta range into more of a full calmer alpha state with faster more alert beta frequencies starting to appear. 

Beautiful Synergy

In continuation of their exploration through the body reconnecting to the nature Philippe and Thierry with many, many others created Bhu/ Earth dance performance which will be staged on 18th, 19th and 20th of August at 8pm at Kalarigram.
We hosted Nikhil Varagiri, Philippe and Thierry in our studio, and they talk about this performance in the connection to ancient art of Kalaripayattu. As Nikhil, who practices it for a long time, this is the mother to all martial arts on the planet.
” In this show they invoke the spirit of the BHU element (earth). The Kalari warrior carries, in his body, the memory of the earth. Through this process, they are able to reconnect to the pure origin that keeps him in motion with the heartbeat of the earth.”…

Play That Funky Music

Continuing with the vibe of the week – in funky style…..enjoy

tracklist
Shakatak – Down On The Street
Maceo Parker – Basic Funk 101
Wild Cherry-Play that funky music
Santa Esmeralda – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Bennie Maupin – It Remains To Be Seen
People’s Choice – Nursery Rhymes
Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
Average White Band – Cut The Cake
Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It
Sly & The Family Stone – If You Want Me To Stay
(Patti) LaBelle – Lady Marmalade
Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
Parliament – Give up the funk
Cameo – She’s Strange
Disco Tex And The Sex O Lettes Get Dancing
Pharrell Williams – It Girl
James Brown – Make It Funky


Comments: 0 Date: 23 May 2017

5th LUYE – Jam Session

5th Lively Up Your Earth eco music festival was coming to an end with a jam session . From announced Hidnustani fusion funk jam we have hear an interesting vocalist Guarav with Shanks on guitar, Mihsko M’BA on bass, Sound on drums; for last two pieces Taher joined them with djembe.

5th LUYE – Jazz Cats

5th edition of Livley Up Your Earth (LUYE) at Solitude Farm , and on stage seasoned local musicians – Matt on sax and piano, Holger on violin, Rolf on guitar, Mishko M’Ba on bass and Shanks on guitar an vocal.

5th LUYE Balkan Masala

5th edition of Lively Up Your Earth at Solitude Farm – eco music festival.
Balkan Masal with Franocis delivered folk music of Israel, Eastern Europe….with its unique sound and some original instruments

5th LUYE, Nada Homan

22nd September, Thursday (exceptionally at 5pm BHAVISHYATE
at Sri Aurobindo Center of Studies – Bharat NivasINDIA: past, present and future challenges – Galia Sauoma,Director of Cultural Expressions and Creative Industries, Unescotopic – UNESCO- History in India and personal journey.

Thursday 22nd September 3.30pm at Town Hall complex CHIRU  Aurovilian Conversation – will be with  Ambre and the topic: About communities and community building processes.

CRIPA, Friday, 23rd of September at  rtwilight, 6-7 pm NADA HOMAN – Autumn Equinox 2016
by Holger and Aurelio.

A deep of compassion, a hushed sanctuary, Her inward help unbarred a gate in heaven; love in her was wider than the universe, The whole world could take refuge in her single heart.
Sri Aurobindo


Comments: 0 Date: 22 Sep 2016

Alternatives to coal fired plants

Making more money? More pollution? Who will pay ounce more?
Jana from l’avenir d’Auroville & Nityanand Jayaraman writer and social activist from Chennai for coal fired projects showed us live from Unity Pavillion a side of thinking through a film projection about the terrible consequences a new power plant construction near Chennai would make to the soils, water, animals, birds and therefore human beings. Nity explained us with slides the possible alternatives to avoid such a disaster.
Auroville’s great consultants is one of them. 
Awareness is the 1st step so watch the Film on youtube “Kayal Kadhaigal”


Comments: 0 Date: 14 Mar 2015

Nina's interview on her book

After her presentation at the Freeland bookshop Nina gave us a special interview on her book explaining where, how and why “Organic food marketing in urban centres of India”.
She is actually in Auroville working at Solitude farm to get some practical farming experience. She finds that Auroville would need help to know how to manage more successfully organic food in order to make it more available. She also finds Auroville is a great place to learn because of the amount of organic farms and the good eco system it offers.

Through her research and knowledge about organic food marketing and more she would be pleased to meet people and consult aurovillian farmers in this sense as she also works as a freelance consultant.
She studied at University of Freiburg, Germany as a Geographer and came to work on a research project in Hyderabad in 2009 and got stuck in India till now. Nina Osswald practises what she preaches about organic food, sustainable living and reducing ecological footprint.


Comments: 1 Date: 08 Jan 2014

Organic book by Nina Osswald

Last Wednesday night, Nina Osswald, who co-authored "Organic food marketing in urban centres of India" together with Manoj K. Menon, gave us a very interesting and instructive presentation at the Freeland bookshop. Her research is based on how organic food is being marketed and sold in Indian cities. The presentation focused on key challenges and success strategies for this. Organic food is becoming more readily available in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore. Osswald is currently working on an organic farm in Auroville in order to gain some practical farming experience.

Nina found that Auroville has logistical problems hindering the successful supply of organic produce from the farms, via a distribution center, to consumers. She suggests that the creation of economies of scale is needed, in order to help Aurovilian farmers and retailers make organic food more readily available. That, and a better management of stock, may help make products longer-lasting and available in larger quantities. Says Nina, "Auroville has a good eco system and there are many organic farms. This makes Auroville a wonderful laboratory for research into improving the supply of organic produce".


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jan 2014