ANCIENT TOOLS REMEMBERED
THE POWER OF SOUND
“Like an alchemist, we turn the lead of our life into gold, By finding the right combinations of tones, rhythms, and harmonies, we can trigger a resonance within the body, mind, or soul so as to correct imbalances and to achieve higher states of consciousness.” Ted Andrews
Sound Healing is considered by many to be the oldest form of healing, the Ancient Mystery Schools of Egypt, Rome, Greece, Tibet, India and other places of learning, even the Aztecs, and Mayas, knowledge of sound was a highly refined science based on an understanding of vibration as the primary instrument in the creation of the universe. It appeals to our primal senses and goes back to our earliest memories of existence.
The Aboriginal People of Australia used the didgeridoo (yidaki) for at least 40,000 years to heal broken bones, muscle tears and all kinds of illnesses. It has been also now shown that the sounds emitted by the digeridoo fall in alignment with the modern sound healing technology.
Tuning Forks can be found and inscribed in Ancient Egyptian artwork. Tuning forks are single frequency sound tools and are also used to tune instruments.
Drumming is an essential part of the African healing dance experience where the energy of the drums forms an important triad of music, dance and song. The music played is to heal the mind, body and the spirit and where the energy comes up from the earth through the drummer and out through the drums to convey its message.
There is a heartbeat that you feel when you connect to the rhythm of the drum, synchronising your breath to the force of life. It becomes a worship with the body as you connect with the inner world, you feel the whole world in your body. The drum can speed up your heartbeat and slow it down just as easily as it entrains you to its rhythm.
THE MYSTICISM OF SOUND
Priests and magicians were often musicians, as were great scientists throughout history who also appeared well versed in esoteric information that may be better understood today. Sound Therapy draws on science and spirituality to explain how sound can be a very healing and a powerful tool used for personal transformation.
Sound Healing can alter brain wave frequencies and in particular enable you to enter such deep states of relaxation that it will bring you to the alpha-theta ( (7.8Hz) range. This is the optimal brain wave frequency for the triggering of self-healing to take place.
There is now a mass of research into the benefits of ultrasound, and this includes its ability to break up kidney stones and even shrink tumours. It is now understood that infrasound (low frequency sound waves less than 20Hz and below human hearing), and audible sound has enormous healing properties.
Like many holistic therapies, it is being rediscovered, and is now poised to reveal the intricacies of healing both at the cellular and psychological levels.
In the words of Edgar Cayce. `Sound will be the medicine of the future.’