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Circle of Sound

How the Circle of Sound Works

When the Circle of Sound is formed in the round, and the instruments are played toward the center, a sound wave is generated composing a “full spectrum” of frequencies. This is created due to the harmonics produced when the crystal bowls and didgeridoos and other instruments playing together.

This “full spectrum” of frequencies is the basis of the balancing potential of the Circle of Sound. The structural circle formed by the instruments and players provides the container from which the sound is generated.

When people enter the circle with a particular intention, prayer, focus or dream, they are in a balanced environment conducive to the realization/manifestation of their request. Those areas and/or sacred sites enclosed by the circle are offered this “full spectrum” of frequencies in order to be balanced, healed, activated, harmonizeded as needed. The group intention of the Circle of Sound will always be Peace on Earth, Goodwill for all.

The Circle of Sound opens a vortex of energy, which allows people, especially children, to go to a unique space. The sound leads to a zone of balance, comfort, centering, silence, emptying and filling at the same time. The sound is a universal language, requiring no dogma or language interpretation.

When sitting inside the Circle the experience is one of a vibrating frequency immersion thereby allowing the dissolution of any and all barriers.

See also Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls

Picture from circleofsound.org

The Sound of China

The most amazing tones from the Guzheng known as the Sound of China.

gutheng - sound of ChinaChinese Guzheng, related to Japanese koto, Vietnamese dan tranh and Korean kayagum, is one of the most ancient Chinese traditional music instruments.

The early types of guzheng emerged during the Warring States period. It was largely influenced by the se, a plucked stringed instrument. It became prominent during the Qin period, and by the Tang Dynasty, the guzheng was arguably the most commonly played instrument in China.

There are many techniques used in the playing of the guzheng, including basic plucking actions (right or both hands) at the right portion and pressing actions at the left portion (by the left hand to produce pitch ornamentations and vibrato) as well as tremolo (right hand). These techniques of playing the guzheng can create sounds that can evoke the sense of a cascading waterfall, thunder, horses’ hooves, and even the scenic countryside.

Gong Bathing

gong bath healing“GONG BATH”
When the Gong is played well it bathes the human body in sound – this is why we use the term “Gong bath” to describe this type of therapy – the recipient is literally bathed in the sounds of the Gong. There is no water involved & no clothes are removed! It is like a very deep and lasting massage with sound, tuning the physical body and soul to the greatest possible resonance, while tot…ally letting go. It is usually experienced lying down on your back, receiving the sound energy of the Gong as it is played moving through the nervous system – opening, clearing and recharging the whole mind, body and spirit. It triggers a meditative, contemplative state in which we have the opportunity to relinquish control of the mind. Negativity and chaos are suspended, irregularity and resistance are cleared, and the whole being is reset to a state of synchrony and alignment.
During a Gong bath the body takes in the sounds that it needs for healing, & filters out what it does not need. The usual result of a Gong bath is that the person being gonged feels very calm, relaxed & de-stressed, & often goes into a state of meditation automatically, where healing can more readily occur. Some physical aches & pains might have disappeared, or may lessen or vanish subsequently as the sounds of the Gong continue to do their work long after the Gong bath has finished. Like all forms of Sound Healing it works on all levels – physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. The Gong is thus a very powerful instrument for healing.