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.