Posted 10 August 2011 - 02:28 PM
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[size="2"]Awesome and thought provoking thread… from storytellers to chants. It all seems to be rooted in the alchemy of sound. Observation leads me to note how many indigenous peoples use some form of sound, ie song, chant, drumming for ceremonial and sacred purposes. There is power in sound, vibrations creating healing, protection and shifting of energies... [/size][size="3"][/quote] [/size]
[size="3"]Yes, quoting myself… LOL But I have been thinking a lot about this lately, about the nature of sound vibrations and the process of transforming and utilizing sound for trance states, connection and as CG has mentioned ancestor work. According to one of my text books,our brains normally function on waves of beta. During relaxation, while still awake, our brain waves become slower, increase in amplitude and become more synchronous; these waves are alpha waves and theta waves are present in the [/size][size="3"]first stages of sleep. Theta waves are even slower infrequency and greater in amplitude than alpha waves. Sounds like bells, chants and drumming can entice the brain to alter frequencies into deeper states like alpha and theta. [/size]
[size="3"]I don’t think I mentioned this in the previous post but one of things I use is a Tibetan singing bowl. It has differing tones and I have found the vibration to be useful for focus and clarity in workings. [/size]
In order to understand the living.. you have to commune with the dead..
You are a tiny little soul carrying around a corpse.-- Epictetus
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.