• Includes practical exercises demonstrating how to use sound in healing and meditation, including "Vowels as Mantras" and "Overtoning".
• Describes how harmonics can be used as "sonic yoga" for meditation and deep relaxation to enhance energy.
• Author won 1999 Visionary Awards for Best Healing-Meditation Album.
The Mystery Schools of Egypt, Greece, and Rome understood that vibration is the fundamental active force in the universe and developed specific chants and tones for healing the mind, body, and spirit and achieving altered states of consciousness. Overtone chanting--also called vocal harmonics--is the ability of the human voice to create two or more notes at the same time. Healing Sounds explains how to perform vocal harmonics and experience their transformative and curative powers.
An internationally recognized master teacher, the author provides diverse examples of sound healing systems incorporating both mystical and medical traditions--from Tibetan monks' use of tantric harmonics to Dr. Alfred Tomatis' use of Gregorian chanting--and their capacity to affect us on all levels. With many easy-to-follow exercises, Healing Sounds is the first book to show from both the scientific and spiritual viewpoints how to use the transformative power of sound for healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.
We are living in extraordinary times; times of enormous shifts in awareness, times of great changes in culture and society, times of planetary evolution. Some would say that vibrational modulations are occurring. Others would say that it is earth changes. And yet others would say that it is the end of the millennium blues. I like to talk about frequency shifts and their relationship to people and the planet. For many different reasons, we are waking up, becoming aware. About ourselves. About human potential. About creating a better world. About changing reality. Sound plays a key role in these times, for sound is helping us adjust to the frequency shifts that are occurring on so many levels.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
My First Introduction to Harmonics
1. Hermetic Harmonics
2. The Science of Harmonics
3. Harmonics in the Occult
4. Harmonics in Shamanism
5. Tantric Harmonics
6. Harmonics and Meditation: Listening as Transformation
7. Harmonics and Healing: The Medicine of the Future
8. Vowels as Mantras
9. The Fundamentals of Vocal Harmonics
Conclusion: One Final Fact