Ancient sounds — modern healing

Sound Healing is growing rapidly in popularity; however, many of the principles that are new to us have been around since ancient times.

by Jill Mattson — 

Widely diverse theories on the nature of our universe agree on one intriguing aspect: Everything in nature has a vibrational component. Masters and visionaries throughout time — from Edgar Cayce to Stephen Hawking, mystics from Ancient Egypt and India to Deepak Chopra — share a belief in the basic tenet that, at the most fundamental level, all inanimate matter and all living systems are particle and wave (matter and energy).

The modern physicist cannot explain the behavior of a basic subatomic particle, such as the electron, without invoking a wave nature. Researchers into the body’s subtle-energy systems speak of the intricate marriage of matter and energy. A powerful picture is emerging that paints the human organism as a complex of interacting subtle-energy systems.

This knowledge has made external adjustment and rebalancing of these subtle-energy fields possible and is the basis of many ancient healing traditions, such as acupuncture. More recently, creative healers have found that sound waves can also be used to adjust the subtle-energy fields, producing myriad related benefits.

This phenomenon, also known as sound healing or vibrational medicine, and sometimes referred to as Human BioAcoustics, is probably the most exciting new frontier in alternative healing. Sound is being successfully employed to remedy many physical ailments, expand consciousness, enhance intelligence and provide soothing calm for emotional and spiritual needs.

Sharry Edwards’ life and work reveal that special nanofrequencies can be detected within our voices and emanating from our bodies. These minute sounds give clues to our physical and mental states of being. It is widely believed that these sounds indicate whether the body’s subtle-energy forces are in proper balance or out-of-harmony. Edwards discovered that by carefully applying the appropriate frequencies, harmony is restored to the subtle-energy systems; the corresponding optimal spiritual and mental states are also created to empower healing and growth.

Edwards innately recognized that specific sounds correlated to certain physical problems. She was born blessed with an extraordinary sense of hearing that was greatly enhanced after a near-death experience. This remarkable gift was responsible for her first encounters with the enormous potential of sound. She began experimenting by creating harmonizing tones with her voice to alleviate the discordant sounds she perceived. She developed the ability to produce extraordinary sine wave sound frequencies with her voice alone.

In vastly diverse examples, Edwards was able to help those suffering from glaucoma, emphysema and traumatic muscular-skeleton injuries. She provided sound generators to her subjects, which were designed to produce frequencies tailored to their afflictions. After regularly listening to the sound generators, these people showed remarkable improvement in their respective abilities to see and breathe. Tissue and bone were also regenerated, restoring the ability to walk and function normally.

Dr. Alfred Tomatis was a French ear, nose and throat specialist who became interested in the role of “active listening” as it related to human development and healing. His work showed that there is a critical distinction between hearing and listening. Tomatis invented the “electronic ear” to enable us to hear missing frequencies due to compromised or damaged ear cilia (small hairs instrumental in hearing specific frequencies). Sometimes ear cilia were damaged or lacking due to physical or emotional injuries, and the use of this electronic ear strengthened or even regenerated ear cilia.

Similar to Edwards, Tomatis believed that the voice is critical in providing optimal health and well-being to the brain, body and consciousness. By rebuilding a person’s ability to hear missing frequencies, the voice then regains frequencies previously absent. A full, healthy voice provides holistic positive effects to a person. According to this work, the voice plays a key part in self-healing. Tomatis also developed an elaborate program to rehabilitate listening capabilities and heal the connected emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs and faculties.

Robert Monroe (1915-1995) was another pioneer in the use of special sound frequencies. He was an insatiably curious man who began his work experimenting with how people could learn while they were sleeping. This experience introduced him to the power that certain sound frequencies exhibited: that appropriate frequencies would put people into a deep delta brainwave sleep.

Monroe experimented on himself— often with amazing results. He was able to achieve out-of-body experiences when listening to certain frequencies. He wrote his first of three books, Journey Out of Body, documenting these experiences which validate his observations. Ultimately Monroe’s life’s work produced the Hemi-Sync Process™.

Monroe’s Hemi-Sync Process™  is a sound experience designed to allow the listener, with a combination of frequencies, to achieve a desired state of consciousness. Hemi-Sync produces brainwave states which foster self-awareness and enhance self-knowing and reconnection. Hemi-Sync produces positive resonance in the brain; the related vibrating patterns produce brainwaves in the listeners associated with certain states of consciousness, such as deep meditation — a state they may not have otherwise been able to achieve. Others gain great skill at quickly achieving specific mental states and experiences or enhanced healing and conflict resolution.

David Hulse, founder of SomaEnergetics™, feels that all matter is slowed-down vibration and that subatomic particles are not made of material stuff. He believes that music is the key to unlocking the universe. Hulse has studied the Solfeggio scale from Horowitz and Puleo’s Healing Codes for Biological Apocalypse for enlightenment. This book reveals a special pattern of numbers encoded in the Biblical Numbers 7:12-89. Once converted into frequencies, this pattern has demonstrated powerful healing qualities.

Hulse has produced specialized tuning forks to exactly reproduce the ancient Solfeggio tones. These tuning forks are the basis for the SomaEnergetics™ techniques to balance and restore our energies. Hulse has closely mapped the body and he is able to detect and correct dissonances that clients claim can change their lives. Hulse’s SomaEnergetics can bring about profound emotional and spiritual healing to a person, as well as conventional physical improvements.

Sound Healing is growing rapidly in popularity; however, many of the principles that are new to us have been around since ancient times. The early Egyptians knew of the power of sound. Ancient Egyptian tombs and chambers were designed using the mathematics of ancient musical scales and ratios. The most common dimensional proportions found in Egyptian temples correspond to harmonious musical intervals. There are reports that some rooms in the Egyptian tombs will reverberate wondrously when certain music is played. Every stone and block in the tomb chamber plays the music back in an astonishing way.

In the Egyptian temple of Denderah, dedicated to Hathor, Goddess of music and fertility, there are many drawings of musicians. Hieroglyphics on the wall read, “The sky and its stars are singing in you.” It is fitting to reflect that many ancient scholars and scientists have concluded that music is embedded in the very fabric of the planets and heavens. Indeed the singing of the cosmos reveals the deeper unity and oneness of all creation and all vibration.

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Jill Mattson is a three-time author and widely recognized expert and composer in the emerging field of sound healing. She lectures throughout the United States taking followers on an exciting journey revealing the healing power of sound. or

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 3, June 2010.

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