Over the years I have experimented with a variety of weighted forks. “Weighted” means that they have little barrels or weights on the ends of the tines – this causes them to vibrate longer than unweighted forks, and they are generally used on the body rather than overthe body – by placing the base of the handle of the vibrating fork in various spots.
The first one I ever used was a C 128 Hz fork – then, I decided that I wanted a very low frequency so I obtained a 26 Hz fork, which is the lowest frequency, and longest fork, that can be made. This is an interesting fork and produces very low frequencies that makes it very relaxing, but it is also unweildly and awkward to apply. The next one I got was a 111 Hz fork, on the suggestion of sound wizard Randy Masters, and I was quite enamored of this fork for a while. I also made use of a variety of other forks such as low and mid Ohm forks, Solfeggio weighted forks, and others.
Then I became interested in the Schumann resonance – a standing wave of about 7.83 Hz and its higher harmonics that is present within the ionospheric cavity of the earth, created by the continual lightning strikes going on around the planet. 7.83 Hz is our brainwave state at the Alpha/Theta cusp – a place of deep relaxation and presence, found in meditators and healers. Since we are electrical beings, it seemed to me that it made sense to bring our bodies into electrical resonance with this ambient pulse.
The thing is, you can’t make a 7.83 Hz tuning fork – so I played around with multiples of it, harmonics – and the 8th harmonic (7.83Hz x 8) is 62.64 Hz. I liked the sound of that number, so I had a fork custom made in that frequency. Wow! I couldn’t believe how wonderful and powerful and useful this frequency was compared to all the other ones I had used. It seemed… intelligent… in a way that other forks hadn’t.
After a while of using it, I decided that I wanted to be able to acoustically induce a binaural beat of 7.83 Hz into both the brain and the body. Here is the info from one of my PowerPoints about what a binaural beat is:
Binaural beats are created when two tones are detuned from each other by a small amount. The resulting third oscillation, which is the difference between the two frequencies, will automatically entrain the brain into different brainwave frequencies
315 Hz is played into the right ear
325 Hz played into the left ear
Brain becomes entrained towards the beat frequency 10 Hz, in the alpha range. Since alpha range is associated with relaxation, this has a relaxing effect
Embedded in music, or simply as repeated tones, listened to through headphones.
So I had another fork custom made, this one 62.64-7.83 = 54.81
And I use them together, either holding them with one near each ear to induce that frequency in the brain, or on the body. If someone has a bad knee, I place one handle on one side and the other on the other. I also use them at each end of the spine, or any other way it occurs to me in any given moment. The two together are very useful.
My weighted forks are also made with the tines spread apart, which makes them activate better and longer than most forks which have straight tines which clang when activated and don’t vibrate as long.