From the Futility Closet:
When a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Olympia, Wash., in 2001, shopowner Jason Ward discovered that a sand-tracing pendulum had recorded the vibrations in the image above.
Seismologists say that the “flower” at the center reflects the higher-frequency waves that arrived first; the outer, larger-amplitude oscillations record the lower-frequency waves that arrived later.
“You never think about an earthquake as being artistic — it’s violent and destructive,” Norman MacLeod, president of Gaelic Wolf Consulting in Port Townsend, told ABC News. “But in the middle of all that chaos, this fine, delicate artwork was created.”
This last photo shows what is being called “The Earthquake Rose”.. The patterns indeed looks very much like a flower, or the lotus of a chakra—almost as though the Earthquake was unleashing the energy of a chakra or perhaps creating a chakra for itself. Earthquakes create frequencies that are incredibly slow moving—very low and deep. Through the aid of the sand pendulum, we can see that these Earthquake rose photos are Cymatic images — images showing the waveform effects of sound. These images are a microcosmic indication of what may be occurring macrocosmically on the planet during an earthquake.
This second slide shows the complete picture of the sand. Please note that the elliptical curves you see on the outside are what normally occurs when someone sets the pendulum in motion to make a tracing—without seismic assistance. Someone started the pendulum just before the quake.