World cultures for millennia have recognized the importance of music and sound as healing tools. Ancient civilizations in India, the Orient, Africa, Europe and among the Aboriginal people and American Indians, have used sound to heal and achieve balance from within for thousands of years. The Tibetans still use tingshas (bells), chimes, metal singing bowls, dharma horns and chanting as the foundation of their spiritual practice. In Bali, Indonesia, the trance inducing gamelan, gong, and drum are used in ceremonies to take listeners and musical performers into deep meditative states. The Australian Aboriginal and Native American shamans use vocal toning and repetitive sound vibration with instruments created from nature in sacred ceremony to adjust any imbalance of the spirit, emotions or physical being. I have personally experienced the songs (Icaros) of the Shipibo Amazonian Shaman in sacred ceremony and the effect was life changing.
Recently, in the West, we have discovered that singing bowls, created from 99.99% pure quartz crystal, are powerful healing tools. Interestingly, our physical body has a natural affinity to this molecular shape as the human body is composed of many crystallite substances. Our bones, blood, cells and DNA are crystalline in structure as well as the liquid crystal-colloidal structure of the brain. Even on a molecular level, our cells contain silica, which balance and facilitate our electro-magnetic energy flow. Our body is literally singing with frequencies and vibrations. We know that chakras, bones, and organs in our body all possess different resonant frequencies that are the frequency at which matter vibrates at an optimal level. When an organ or part of the body is not in harmony or “vibrationally out of phase” with the rest of the body, it is called "dis-ease" or disease. A body is in a healthy state of being when each organ is in a state of resonance and in harmony with the entire body organism. We can assess this state by observing the balance within the chakra system. (either by visual assessment, kinesthetic or by pendulum) If an imbalance is found, a sound therapist can break up, dissolve and release these blockages that initially began in the light or etheric body by using the sound of crystal bowls. These imbalances can be caused by negative thoughts, toxic environment, unhealthy diet, fear, anxiety, worry, stress…to name a few.
By aligning to the signature wave form of the crystal singing bowl, the body begins to express a more harmonious condition because the unique sound transmits a pure holographic template of light that corresponds to the octaves of sound present within our etheric body. Since sound frequency can be translated into color frequency, the body may be seen as a color wash of visible frequency that produces an auric color field which can reflect all of the emotional states of consciousness. To further explore this, I refer you to Kirlian photography. We may now assume that the visual spectrum has correlating wave frequencies in the auditory spectrum. There are seven musical notes that correspond to the seven colors of the rainbow and these are related to the seven main chakras, which in turn correspond to different glands in the endocrine system. The pure tone of crystal bowls produces a vibration sound field which resonates the light body and chakras and the corresponding physical area and creates a “re-tuning” of the receiver back into a heightened level of etheric radiance, clarity and physical well being. The etheric body may be re-tuned by the sound but it takes time for the physical body to respond to the newly created landscape.
Like a powerful radio transmitter, the crystal bowls transmit energy in the form of white light sound filling a person's aura, light body and physical body with vibration radiance. This radiance holds within its holographic sound all expressions of frequency and vibration: the seven main colors of the rainbow, the colors of each chakra and the seven notes in a musical octave. As a result, there is a positive shift in consciousness and a profound expansion of awareness. We grow closer to our original selves and begin to reﬂect this radiance in our physical form. We become physical and spiritual carriers of this radiant light, healing and uplifting all.
Flicka Rahn is an internationally known opera singer, educator, sound therapist, composer, and distinguished academician, who was a tentured Professor of Voice at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where she taught for 22 years. Ms. Rahn has sung major operatic roles throughout the United States.