Harmonies of Light by Jim Oliver

HARMONIES OF LIGHT by JIM OLIVER                                  

Everyone brings their own unique gifts to the field of sound healing. We offer the environment for healing (to make whole) to occur.

My formal music study began with piano lessons at age 5, then popular organ study at the Hartford Conservatory of Music at 14. Next was music theory, classical organ and piano lessons at Julius Hartt School of Music when I was 17 which was in preparation to be a classical organ major at Hartt College of Music in 1971. Lots and lots of Bach. I also conducted and played with a guitar based folk mass group with 40+ teenagers. Tens of thousands of hours of practice and performance playing in many different venues including churches, night clubs and show rooms. The remainder of the 70s found me on the road with a variety of bands including about 3 years with a Vegas-show road band. A total of 7+ years living in hotels throughout the US and Canada - 52 weeks a year, playing 6 nights a week and travelling on most “days off”.  Through it all, I observed the profound response people have with music of varying types and wanted to offer music that was the “main event” rather than background or accompaniment. In the late 1970s that began to take form.

In 1982 in the course of my explorations into the field of sound, music and wellness, I heard of two ladies that were using water filled balloons placed on specific parts of their client’s body and they hummed into the water balloons. The water provided a more direct connection with the body. Brilliant!

I soon began working with a Kineseologist, Oriental Medical Doctor, Naturopath and Acupuncturist. We explored using specific frequencies and waveforms for specific ailments. We sought to find ways to present the sound in the most effective manner. If we were playing a sound for the lungs or liver or an acupuncture meridian, I would place the headphones on the client’s ankles with an extremely low volume level so they could not hear the sound with their ears. The muscle testing showed the benefit whether they could hear the sound with their ears or have the correct sound connected to their body/being by headphones. We also infused a quartz crystal with the sound and it also tested strong when the appropriate frequency and waveform was implemented.

Being a keyboardist and having access to analog synthesizers was a great plus. I could specify frequencies and waveforms to observe what had a more beneficial effect. In my observation, the waveform has as much to do with the response as the frequency. Based on orchestral instruments, sine waves are more flute instrument sounding. Square waves are more woodwind instrument sounding such as clarinet and oboe. Sawtooth waves are more brass instrument sounding such as trumpet, trombone, sousaphone and tuba. Sawtooth and square composite waveforms are more like strings such as violins, cellos and bass. Each waveform or combination of waveforms resonates with the body, mind, spirit and emotional bodies differently as well as chakras and etheric energy fields. Different waveforms have different harmonic overtones which contribute to the receptivity and resonance of the tones and music. I mention emotions because I feel that emotions are what are “in the driver’s seat”. Tones resonate with certain aspects of the physical being and emotions engage what is affecting people’s moods which then relate to physical manifestation of health and perceived well-being. It is a complete, cohesive experience rather than a conglomeration of isolated elements.

 

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My Experience With Sacred Sound By Vernice McTigue

My Experience With Sacred Sound

By Vernice McTigue

 

“One morning in the middle of last year I woke at 4am with the words and music of part of an amazing song running through my mind. I was compelled to get out of bed and somehow document the words and the music. I was given the name of the song “I Am The Universal Heart”.

 

I’m able to read music while singing, but have never learned to write music. I was given the words and music to the first part of the song, which is the chorus. I recorded it into my phone and wrote down the words. Over a period of the next two weeks, I was given the remainder of the song. Whenever I sat and opened the channel; it came into my consciousness. I was told this song has a purpose and would be heard all over the world. Its purpose is to open the heart and to raise the vibration of Humanity.

 

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The Humming Effect: The Simplest Sound Is the Most Profound © 2017 by Jonathan Goldman

 

Why Hum?

            When my wife Andi and I decided to write a book on humming, we did so for a very simple reason.  We wanted everyone everywhere to be able to experience the power of sound for health and transformation.  We asked ourselves: what is the simplest sound that people can make?  The answer came to us immediately—the hum!

            Between Andi and myself, we’ve been involved in researching and teaching the uses of sound as therapeutic and transformative modalities for over 50 years.  We know that sound can truly assist in creating health and happiness, but our greatest challenge is often this:  many people confuse sound with music and therefore don’t pursue the vibro-acoustic and psycho-acoustic powers of sound because they think they need to be able to sing, play an instrument or have some knowledge of music.  This is simply not true. Using sound is available to everyone.  

            This is why we wrote the first professionally published book that focuses exclusively on humming.  We wanted to find a sound that everyone could make and during the process of working on The Humming Effect, we discovered that indeed the simplest sound may well be the most profound.

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Beat Interlude By John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D.

 

From the forthcoming book: Sound Healing and Values Visualization:  Living A Life Of Value  (to be released Nov. 2017)

  

“and the beat goes on”

                        Sonny and Cher

Underlying the field of changing life behaviors there exists a unified and consistent life beat. Beats are invisible and yet without them we could not live. A heart beat may range from slow to fast but in order to live it must be a steady beat. When a heart does not have a steady beat it is called arrhythmia, a condition which may be life threatening. In other words we can not fully live unless we are “on beat”.

 

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