Sound healing is an ancient system that stretches back to the far reaches of human history.
Humanity’s belief in sound as a creative force is as old as time. Creation myths stretch across the world and although their stories may differ, what often binds them together is the theme of therapeutic sound. In ancient Indian texts, for example, OM (AUM) is described as the sound of creation. This illustrates not only the extent to which ancient humans understood sound’s universal possibilities, but also the immense potential sound has as a powerful healing force.
Throughout human history, the sound has been intimately intertwined with our daily practices,
meditations, celebrations, rites of passage, and sacred ceremonies. Shamans, priests,
priestesses, healers, masters, and medicine men and women from the four corners of the earth have worked with sound in sacred ways since ancient times and have created many sound instruments as tools to assist them in their work. It is no coincidence that in the modern world there is a renewed sense of interest in sacred and ancient sound instruments.
Spiritual seekers, who often are searching for answers to life that cannot be found in the material world, are beginning once more to hear the call of sound. Now, more than ever,
they are using sound as an aid to meditation, as a holistic healing tool and to connect with the spiritual side of life.
Scientists theorize that in each moment, we are totally surrounded by sound. Sound,
therefore, must have both a positive and negative cause and effect upon the body, mind, and spirit, and must manifest both as ease and dis-ease. I have found that the pure, clear vibrations and harmonies of sound healing instruments and our voices have the unique capacity to restore our natural resonance and bring us back into harmonic balance.
Sound has always been used to heal and bring balance to many aspects of our lives. It has been linked with all of the great spiritual philosophies of the world and has been woven into the fabric of humanity through time and civilizations. Many individuals have spent a lifetime spreading transformative sounds to those who have had the wisdom to embrace its immense potential for spiritual transformation and healing.