History of Singing Bowls.
early application of the Singing Bowls was connected with the magical rituals
of the Bon Pot Shamans living in the Tibet. They were believed to be the
sacred metallurgists, who based their spiritual belief on the recitation of
mantric formulas. Unlike any other singing bowls in the world, Himalayan
Singing Bowls are known for their unusual sounds, which seem to hover in the
air long after they are played.
According to metallurgical analysis most of the Singing Bowls are made between five and nine metals. The most commonly used alloy is based on a combination of seven different metals, each metal representing a different heavenly body. Some bowls may contain as many as nine metals, with the addition of zinc, nickel or meteorite. Meteorite is held in especially high esteem by the Tibetans, as it is found in the lofty Himalayas, the abode of the gods, having descended from the heavens and is called the "sky metal". It is considered to be the thunderbolts of goods, and is thus of sacred origin.
Metal ~ Heavenly Body - Trait
GOLD ~ SUN ~ EGO
SILVER ~ MOON ~ EMOTIONS
COPPER ~ VENUS ~ LOVE
IRON ~ MARS ~ STRENGTH
TIN ~ JUPITER ~ WISDOM
The gong is one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Archaeologists have unearthed gongs built almost four thousand years ago. No wonder when we hear a gong we feel like we are being touched in our soul.The earliest written mention of the gong was in China in the 6th century. In these ancient documents the Chinese claim that another culture from Central Asia introduced it to them. While we can’t be certain which culture created the gong, it’s safe to say the sound resonated with the Chinese and that they made the gong their own.
The Chinese used gongs for many ceremonial functions. They were struck to announce when the Emperor or other important political and religious figures arrived. Military leaders also used gongs to gather men together for battle.
The gong and its music then migrated from China to Java -- the term gong is actually Javanese in origin -- and became established in Indonesia by the 9th century.
The Javanese made their gongs in a new way that was much different from the large flat Chinese gongs; they used deep turned-down rims with a raised knob in the center. The Indonesians also developed a style of playing many of their gongs at once, in a percussion orchestra known as a gamelan. In gamelan, the gongs are usually different sizes, with each one tuned to a different specific pitch.
Gongs migrated slowly from Asia to Africa –- they didn’t have the Internet and airplanes to speed things along back then -- and finally arrived in Europe in the eighteenth century.
The style of gong that Europeans first saw and heard was the big Chinese gong of indefinite pitch that you have probably seen in the back of orchestras.
Though now a regular part of the percussion section in Western orchestras, the first symphony to include one was Mirabeau, written by the French composer Francois Gossec, in 1791.
What is Sound Therapy
Sound healing is the practice of using audio tones and vibrational frequencies to repair damaged tissue and cells within the body. It works on the basis that all matter is vibrating at specific frequencies, and sickness, disease, depression and stress causes human beings to vibrate at a lower frequency. Playing tones that promote healing, happiness and vitality will allow DNA strands to repair themselves, and several scientific studies have been conducted on the potential healing benefits of audio sound frequencies. Sound has been used as a healing tool for centuries, and is still regularly utilized by many different alternative healthcare centers. Tibetan singing bowels, tuning forks, drumming therapy, and even chanting are all used in sound therapy and many participants experience strong emotions during therapy sessions. Advocates of sound healing claim that it has the power to heal mental illness, arthritis, autoimmune disorders and can even shrink cancerous tumors. Learn about the different forms of sound healing and examine the evidence that supports its use as an alternative medical practice.
The frequencies that are termed as Solfeggio are 396, 417, 528, 639, 741, 852 Hz which indicates liberation of fear and guilt, facilitating change, miracles and transformation, relationships, expressions and returning to spiritual order respectively. Today the notes have been assigned the syllables