Gongs and Bowls
The gong is an instrument of total resonance. Playing gongs and bowls creates sound waves which entrain brainwaves. The gong produces a vast range of natural harmonic overtones. When two or more gongs or bowls are played together the entrainment creates many combination tones and also extremely low frequency (or ELF) tones, (30Hz or less) which can’t be heard by the human ear but can be felt in the body. These ELFs can be of great benefit to human health; for example, it has been shown that ELF of 10Hz has the effect of lowering blood pressure.
Entrained gongs produce ELFs of between 4 and 13Hz, stimulating alpha and theta brainwaves, which induce a natural state of meditation in the listener. These meditative, peaceful states of mind create access to the subconscious, where deep inner transformation and healing can take place. Intentions can be planted and take root and creativity is heightened.
In these states, we can rebalance the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies, release physical tension and energetic blockage and facilitate a deep sense of peace and even bliss.
The gong is accessible to all, it is a healing instrument for the people.
The drum is the sound of the natural world or the rhythm of life. Everything has its own natural rhythm. Shamanic drums are used for journeying and to create altered states of consciousness and deep relaxation. They take us down, deep into ourselves, into the essence of our hearts.
Sarah and Isabel use Acutonics tuning forks made of NASA grade aluminium, tuned precisely as therapeutic instruments to cosmological frequencies. Everything in the cosmos, every planet, moon, asteroid and so on has its own unique frequency or signature tone. These cosmological frequencies were discussed by Pythagoras (570-490BC) who referred to them as the ‘music of the spheres’ and came up with mathematical formulae for the tones. He had his own Mystery School and actually regarded himself as a sound healer. Johannes Keppler (1571-1630) a contemporary of Galileo, calculated the notes of the planets confirming Pythagoras’ theories.
The human voice
Along with sound healing instruments we also use our voices. Where appropriate, sounding, chanting and singing in the healing space and sometimes directing the sound into points and energy centres.
The human voice is the original therapeutic sound instrument; it is pure and powerful. Ancient mystics and tribes all over the world have used song and chanting to heal the physical body to connect with and evoke the nature of plants and animals for knowledge of their medicine, and to manifest, create and motivate in the material world. Hildegard of Bingen (a 17th century mystic) said as we sing words, their true meaning is revealed directly to the soul through body vibration.
Through chanting and singing we unite the past and the future in the eternal now. We vibrate the throat centre, the heart, the third eye and the crown. The endocrine system is activated and balanced, and we breathe. We inspire, we cleanse. The feeling centres open, cleansing and releasing obstructed emotional and mental thought forms. Chanting together, we become again in the now. We literally raise our vibrations.