Cymatics at the Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel holds a musical mystery in its architecture and design. At one end of the chapel, on the ceiling are 4 cross-sections of arches containing elaborate symbolic designs on each array of cubes (in actual fact they are rectangles mostly).

The ‘cubes’ are attached to the arches in a musically sequential way. And to confirm this, at the ends of each arch there is an angel playing a musical instrument of a different kind.

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Rosslyn’s ‘Lady Chapel’ is (basically) a 15th Century “CD” and using an ancient/natural way of recording sequences of pitch/frequencies. We call this system today ‘Cymatics’ also known as ‘Chladni Patterns’.

Cymatics is natures “resonant notation system’, a music system and language that visually display’s the frequency of pitch in amazing geometric patterns and are inherent in the fabric of nature. All produced using very simple apparatus and materials.

The designers appear to have applied this formula to record the music in stone carvings and we have translated the frequencies employing this formula to Rosslyn Chapel’s cubic, carved patterns. There is also an angel/music cipher that points out 3 notes of the music to The Rosslyn Motet accounting for 70% of the entire cube sequence. It is so subtle a decoy that you are supposed to think it is a musician playing a Harp or Psaltery, but when you look in detail, he is actually pointing strategically at 3 different lines and spaces of a stave of music. Referring to the first 3 cubes rising above his head.