The prehistoric necropolis in Malta provides the key to the ancient use of sound and its effect on the activity of the human brain, and it shows that ancient civilizations used acoustics to change consciousness and communicate with the dead.
It is well known that ancient civilizations associated a particular sound with sacred knowledge. They isolated these hypersonic places from worldly everyday life and attached great importance to them because abnormal sound behavior implied a divine presence.
This is especially true for Mayans and the Aztecs, as evidenced by the chirping noise of the Kukulkan pyramid in Chichen Itza and the terrifying Aztec death whistle found on the skeleton of a sacrificial person found in front of the temple of their god of the wind.
Another example of how ancient civilizations used sound to change consciousness and communicate with the dead is the Maltese Hypogee Al-Saflini.
Al-Saflini and its mysterious sound phenomenon is located in the city of Paola, Malta. The Neolithic underground structure dates from the Saflini period (3300 – 3000 BC). It is believed that it was a sanctuary and a necropolis, as archaeologists have discovered more than 7,000 skeletons.
One of its rooms, known as the “Oracle Room”, has a legendary reputation for exceptional sound behavior.
The room is a sound chamber carved with a rounded inner surface. The result is an echo, which is reflected throughout the hypogee.
Standing in Hypogeea is like being inside a giant bell. In certain places, a person feels how the sound vibrates in the bones and tissues, and also hears it in the ears.
The word spoken in the Oracle room is amplified a hundredfold and is heard throughout the building.
Now imagine how the oracle spoke, and his words rumbled with a roar through a dark and mysterious place with a terrifying impression.
So what happens in the oracle room?
A male voice casting spells in the range of 70-130 Hz could turn the entire temple complex into a trance inducing room that could stimulate the creative center of the human brain.
At these resonant frequencies, even small periodic motive forces can produce large-amplitude oscillations, since the system stores the oscillation energy.
The echo bounces off solid surfaces and connects before they disappear.
This highly effective acoustic technology allowed ancient people to change the consciousness of both the physiological and psychological behavior of those exposed to it.
How and why did ancient people use sound?
An international team of scientists recently uncovered the ancient mystery of the Oracle Room in the Maltese Hypogee Hal Saflieni.
As demonstrated in a new scientific study, each person has his own individual activation frequency, always between 90 and 120 Hz.
During testing, a deep male voice tuned to these frequencies stimulated a resonant phenomenon throughout the hypochondrium, creating the effect of cooling the bones.
Sounds were reported to echo for 8 seconds.
Archaeologist Fernando Coimbra said he felt a sound cross his body at high speed, leaving him feeling relaxed. When this was repeated, the sensation returned, and he also had the illusion that the sound reflected from his body to the ancient red-ocher paintings on the walls.
One can only imagine this experience in antiquity: standing in the dark and listening to ritual singing, while faint light flickered on the bones of deceased loved ones.
The same people also developed a complete solar calendar aligning the solstices and equinoxes, which still function today in one of the terrestrial megalithic structures.
There is no doubt that a complex school of architectural, astronomical and audiological knowledge existed already a thousand years before the Egyptians began to build the pyramids.
People in the Neolithic past in Malta discovered the acoustic effects of Hypogeea and experienced them as extraordinary, strange, perhaps even strange and “otherworldly”. Maybe they tried to talk with our alien brothers?