Schumann Resonance


How to Read this Chart

This live Schumann Resonance chart comes from the Space Observation System at Tomsk Science University, located in Siberia.  

The top of the chart shows the three days the chart covers. The bottom of the chart shows the hours (using Siberia time which is GMT+7). For the US EST is chart -11 hrs. CST -12 hours, MST -13 hours, PST -14 hs.

White = More intense electromagnetic (EM) energy burst or  ionospheric plasma excitations/lighting sprites. These blow out the system (much like a sun flare in photography).
Green = normal
Blue = low intensity

The vertical bar is the Schumann Resonance values: 4, 7.83 (main one), 14, 20, 26, 33, 39, 45, 59. All measured in Hz or cycles per second.

What is the Schumann Resonance?

The Schumann Resonance is nicknamed the “heartbeat of mother earth” and can occur in bands which match up to the ranges seen in our brainwaves. 

There is an atmospheric cavity between the earth and the ionosphere. Every second about 1000 lighting flashes around the globe harmonize these pulses which travel around this pocket sending electromagnetic energy signals to all microorganisms. 

These signals couple us to the Earth’s Magnetic Field and are also thought to be inversely influenced by the mass emotions and the sum of human consciousness.

7.83 Hz

Humans are tuned to the resonant vibration of earth. 

Human beings vibrate, (yes that means you) and the frequency they emit ranges from 5-10hz. We are in the same range as the 7.83hz of the earth. (Source)

This is why nature is healing to people. It helps them match the earth frequency of 7.83 which boost the body’s natural ability to heal and regulate itself.



Human Biology

Studies have shown that SR frequencies have particular effects on the human brain and nervous system, the cardiovascular system, the autonomous nervous system, circadian rhythms, immune function, DNA, and more.

“Krylov suggests that the Schumann resonance may not only affect telecommunications services but can also affect melatonin influencing biological functions such as the circadian rhythm of both animals and humans. Not only does melatonin regulate sleeping patterns, but also regulates blood pressure and reproduction too.” (Source)

Human Brainwaves

Schumann Resonance ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) waves in the Earth’s magnetic field overlap with our brainwaves.

The fundamental Schumann Resonance, 7.83 Hz, corresponds to the high theta of the human brainwave range.

Delta Brain Waves
0 Hz to 4 Hz corresponds with SR 4.11 Hz
This brain rhythm occurs in a deep dreamless sleep or unconsciousness. This is associated with drowsiness.

Theta Brain Waves
4 Hz to 8 Hz
corresponds with SR 4.11 Hz, SR 7.83 Hz
This brain rhythm is associated with drowsiness. It also occurs at the first stage of sleep and during deep meditation, when we are awake but open to mental imagery. It has been associated with creativity, intuition, daydreaming and fantasizing. It is believed to reflect activity from the limbic system and increased activity is observed in anxiety, behavioral activation and inhibition.

Normal Schumann Resonance is here at 7.83 on the edge between Theta and Alpha

Alpha Brain Waves
8 Hz to 12 Hz corresponds with SR 7.83 Hz
This is the major rhythm seen in a normal, relaxed adult. It is present during most of life. It is considered a common state during alertness but not actively processing information. Alpha has been linked to creativity (creative people show alpha when listening and coming to a solution) and mental work. Alpha activity is also associated with overall mental and body/mind coordination, calmness, alertness and learning.

Beta Brain Waves
12 Hz to 30 Hz* corresponds with SR 14 Hz, 20 Hz, 26 Hz
Beta reflects highly active processing. It occurs during normal waking consciousness and outward attention. Slow beta: 12-17 is normal information processing and mental activity; Fast beta: 17-30 is heightened alertness and fight or flight, or anxiety.

Gamma Brain Waves
30 Hz to 100 Hz corresponds with SR 33 Hz, 39 Hz, 45 Hz, 59 Hz
This is associated with waking states and can occur when we are simultaneously processing information in both brain hemispheres. Whales and dolphins also operate in these frequencies.

*There are differing opinions among authorities as to the demarcation between upper limit of beta and onset of gamma brainwaves. Some cite 25 Hz, others 40 Hz. Most seem to cite 30 Hz. Just know that upper value is a bit fluid. 

Chart Sources: Bioregulatory Medicine Institute and Dr. Pat Donworth

Resonance & Brainwave Entrainment

Vibrational frequencies can match or harmonize with another.

The Schumann resonance may be better understood when examining matching vibrations. When a system of oscillators is tuned, one oscillator will affect the other. When one starts to vibrate, the other will eventually vibrate in harmony or at the same frequency. 

Entrainment is the process whereby two interacting oscillating systems, which have different periods when they function independently, assume a common period. The two oscillators may fall into synchrony, but other phase relationships are also possible.

This creates “entrainment” or “kindling”. The word kindling refers to the matching of neurons across the brain creating synchronicity. Meditation keeps our coupling with the Schumann resonance or the fluctuating frequency of the earth.

Resonance “occurs when a given system tuned to a certain frequency begins to oscillate or amplifies the presence of a preferential external frequency. Those frequencies that maximize or amplify a given object tuned to a specific frequency are called resonant frequencies. Together, two frequencies have the power to influence each other, if both are tuned in concordance for resonance.”

Many cultures implement vibrational techniques in hopes of synchronizing with the frequencies of the Schumann resonance, or the ‘heartbeat of mother earth’. They believe that these frequencies can heal the body and mind as energies connect. Even in the ebb and flow of these energies, high blood pressure is reduced and depression is somehow alleviated.

By syntonization brain waves to the fundamental Schumann frequencies (7.83 Hz), which is done through brain stimulation devices such as brain machines, music or meditation, we can benefit from a huge energy intake from the Earth’s own energy field.

What is frequency and amplitude in the vibration? 

  • Frequency means how many wave cycles happen in a second.  1 Hz. means 1 cycle per second, 40 Hz. means 40 cycles per second.
  • Amplitude is the size of the vibration, how big the wave is. 

Does SR Affect Consciousness?

“Increases in frequency create increases in consciousness, and when our consciousness increases, we have greater awareness—and that’s what gamma brain waves are. Gamma brain waves, which can be more than twice as high as high beta brain waves, represent an aroused state in the brain, however, they are not connected to the survival states of emergency mode, but correlated with a kind of super consciousness and awareness, as well as higher amounts of love and compassion. As the earth goes through her metamorphosis, maybe we too have to transition through this time of emotional intensity related to beta brain waves before we enter a new consciousness of gamma brain wave states. And wouldn’t that upgrade our nervous system and expand our perception and awareness of reality?” – Joe Dispenza



Schumann Over Time

How does Schumann look over time?  These two charts show what April, March and February of 2020 look like.  Go to the source at to see more strips. Their archives go back to December of 2019. This group also posts daily updates on the Schumann Resonance.

Observed Spikes

On January 31, 2017, for the first time in recorded history, the Schumann resonance reached frequencies of 36+ Hz. It was considered an anomaly when in 2014 this frequency rose from its usual 7.83 Hz to somewhere in the 15-25 Hz levels—so a jump from 7.83 Hz to 36+ Hz is a big deal. That’s more than a five-fold increase in resonant frequency levels. Nobody knows why the spikes are happening. 

When the Schumann Resonance is more intense, human consciousness is thought to be affected. When at normal levels at 7.83 (while in nature without electromagnetic smog) human brain waves are thought to match that vibration and experience healing.

When the Schumann resonance spikes, human biology is affected — especially in our third eye, the pineal gland. According to neuroscience, frequency recordings of 36+ Hz in the human brain are more associated with a stressed nervous system than a relaxed and healthy one.  (source)

However, some believe spikes may help people clear blockages, adjust to a new vibration and expand our consciousness and awareness. 

Why is it Spiking? 

“It is now believed that many of the Schumann resonances transients (Q bursts) are related to the transient luminous events (TLEs). In 1995 Boccippio et al.[38] showed that sprites, the most common TLE, are produced by positive cloud-to-ground lightning occurring in the stratiform region of a thunderstorm system, and are accompanied by Q-burst in the Schumann resonances band.” (Wikipedia)

In addition to intense lightning and TLEs, plasma excitations could also be caused by:

  • Intense thunderstorms
  • Solar activity (e.g. solar winds, CMEs, solar flares)
  • Geomagnetic disturbances (resulting from solar activity)
  • Some speculate HAARP and scalar weapons discharges may affect the SR
  • Energy bursts of unknown origin


Some speculate human consciousness en mass can also affect it.



HeartMath Measurements

How to Read this Chart

Each block on the chart represents a day (starting at midnight UTC). Each horizontal band of the chart is a week of measurements in a single location.   

If you see pink, yellow or white colors it means that the Schumann resonance is stronger than normal, yellow and white being the most intense electromagnetic bursts.  

Clicking the arrow buttons in the top left and right corners of the calendar will advance the page forward or backward one day < > or one week << >> at a time.

Clicking on an image will pop up a full-size image of the selected day. 

The Schumann resonances appear as the horizontal lines at 7.8, 14, 20, 26, 33 & 39 Hz.