John Stuart Reid


John Stuart Reid is an acoustic-physics scientist with a mission to educate, inspire, and excite the world in the field of visible sound—known to science as “Faraday Waves” and to an ever-growing number of researchers and explorers as “cymatics”. Reid points out that since sound underpins almost all matter in the universe and was a potent force in the creation of life in the primordial oceans, it also carries the power to heal life. In his frequent lectures, he reveals ground-breaking information on the mechanisms that underpin sound therapy, and how it can be applied to improve health naturally. Reid’s career in acoustics has spanned five decades and he is widely acknowledged as an authority in cymatic science and speaks on this subject at conferences in Europe and America. His CymaScope invention has changed our perception of sound forever: seeing sound allows us to understand this omnipresent aspect of our world and universe fuller and deeper.

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The CymaScope Institute is a division of the British company, Sonic Age Ltd, and affiliated to Sonic Age America LLC. The mission of the CymaScope Institute is to advance and support the science of cymatics, through research and teaching.

  We are a self-funded Institute and do not receive support from government or other agencies. Our revenue derives from sales of our own products through our online shop: and from donations. If you share our vision for a world in which cymatic science has developed to a point at which it is helping humanity to heal by Sound Therapy and Music Medicine, and to understand more about the natural world and our place in the Universe, please consider making a donation to help support our mission. Please donate whatever you can afford..