By Jill Mattson
Widely diverse theories on the nature of our universe agree in 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 our Deepak Chopra—share 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. Some people firmly believe that by applying the appropriate vibrational energy the subtle-energy states can be returned to the proper balance—restoring health and wellbeing. This understanding 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 a myriad of related benefits. This insight into the powerful, omniscient role of vibrational energy in our universe will someday yield the complete explanation of why sound is capable of producing profound transformations in our consciousness and in our bodies. However, we need not wait to enjoy the tremendous powers of sound—the benefits of these wonders are available today!
This phenomenon, known as Sound Healing or Vibrational Medicine, sometimes referred to as Human BioAcoustics, is probably the most exciting new frontier in Alternative Healing. Beginning long ago with the Ancients to modern day Masters such as France’s Alfred Tomatis to our own Sharry Edwards, widely varying techniques utilizing special sound frequencies have produced remarkable results. Sound is being successfully employed to: remedy many physical ailments, expand consciousness, enhance intelligence and to provide soothing calm for emotional and spiritual needs.
The author has intensely studied Ancient Civilizations and Secret Societies and their use of sound as a powerful tool; she has worked closely with modern researchers and medical professionals in her quest to understand and document the vast power and healing potential of sound. A survey of some of these wondrous works is an excellent means to get acquainted with the numerous benefits and varied techniques of Sound Healing.
Sharry Edward’s life and work reveal that special nano frequencies 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 these sounds indicate whether the body’s subtle-energy forces are in proper balance or out-of-harmony. Sharry discovered that by carefully applying the appropriate frequencies, harmony is restored to the subtle-energy systems; the corresponding optimum 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 which was greatly enhanced after a near death experience. This remarkable sense of hearing was responsible for Sharry’s first encounters with the enormous potential of sound. She first experimented 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. Contrast Sharry’s ability with a person who is deaf from birth.
A deaf person cannot naturally develop the ability to speak—Sharry learned to use her voice in superhuman ways, guided by her remarkable sense of hearing. Analogously, dolphins can receive (and transmit) sound frequencies about 10 times greater than the range of the normal human ear. This ultrasonic ability gives the dolphin critical information about the complex world around them. They also have the ability to communicate advanced information at great distances.
In vastly diverse examples Sharry was able to help people suffering from glaucoma, emphysema and traumatic muscular-skeleton injuries. She gave these people sound generators, 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 regenerated restoring the ability to walk and function normally. I have personally experienced the wondrous ability of sound to empower the body to heal itself. I have long suffered from shingles. In my case the viral outbreak occurs around my mouth and lips. This is extremely painful as you can imagine. For years I suffered for 4 or 5 weeks at a time with each shingles attack. With Sharry’s guidance, I listened to specific frequencies aimed at strengthening my body’s subtle-energy fields and fighting the shingles virus - the results have been amazing. Today when I feel the onset of a shingles attack I listen to the tones and my symptoms abate in a day or two—as compared to previously enduring a month or more of misery.
A complete book on the sound healing work of Sharry Edwards is available for the month of April as a free download at the bottom of the home page at www.jillswingsoflight.com.
Dr. Alfred Tomatis was a French ear, nose and throat specialist. He became interested in the role of “active listening” as it related to human development and healing. Tomatis’ 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 compromised or damaged ear cilia (small hairs instrumental in hearing specific frequencies). Sometimes ear cilia were injured or lacking due to physical or emotional injuries. The use of this electronic ear strengthened or even regenerated ear cilia.
Similar to Edwards above, Tomatis believed that the voice is critical in providing optimum health and wellbeing in the brain, body and consciousness of each of us. By rebuilding a person’s ability to hear missing frequencies, the voice regains frequencies that were 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 has also developed an elaborate program to rehabilitate our 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. Monroe 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; appropriate frequencies would put people into a deep delta brain wave sleep.
Monroe tried new frequencies on himself—to often amazing results. He was able to achieve out-of-body experiences when listening to certain frequencies. Monroe wrote his first of three books, Journey Out of Body, documenting in great detail his OB experiences and efforts to 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 provide the listener with a combination of frequencies that produce a desired state of consciousness; Hemi-Sync produces brain wave states which foster self awareness and enhance self-knowing and reconnection. Hemi-Sync produces positive resonance in the brain; the related vibrating patterns of the brain produce brainwaves associated with certain states of consciousness. In this way listeners enjoy states of consciousness – such as deep meditation which they may not otherwise be able to achieve. Others gain great skill at quickly achieving specific mental states and experiences or enhanced healing and conflict resolution.
Jonathan Goldman is a modern-day sound healing master. He is an expert on harmonics and he has written numerous books and produced a multitude of CD’s. Goldman touts a method of using your voice called toning - to reduce stress and expand your consciousness. Toning is a method of singing extended vowel sounds that can benefit your body and chakras. Toning aids in overall balance and harmony.
Goldman has extensively studied the use of harmonics. One can listen to harmonics or voice them individually. Listening to harmonics produces sacred space and vibrational shifts which can reduce heart rate, respiration and brain wave activity. Voicing harmonics can vibrate different parts of your body, chakras and sections of your brain to amazing effects.
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 unlock 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 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 an alternative healing discipline growing rapidly in popularity. It is important to remember, however, that 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 commonly used dimensional proportions found in Egyptian temples correspond to harmonious musical intervals. There are reports that some rooms in Egyptian tombs will reverberate wondrously when certain music is played in these rooms. Every stone and block in the tomb chamber plays back the music in an astonishing way.
In the Egyptian temple of Denderah, dedicated to Goddess 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, all vibration!
Jill Mattson is a 4-time author and widely recognized expert and composer in the emerging field of Sound Healing. Jill lectures throughout the United States on “Ancient Sounds ~ Modern Healing” - taking followers on an exciting journey revealing the Healing Power of Sound. For more information: www.jillswingsoflight.com; www.jillshealingmusic.com; www.musicforbeauty.com
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