Korean Shaman's rattle text

Shamanic Korean Ceremonial Rattle

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Korean Shaman's rattle text

Shamanic Korean Ceremonial Rattle

1 Thing you didn’t know about ‪#‎music‬

that could change your life.

 

A ceremonial sound ritual is a ritual and not a musical performance, and this shapes its musical dimension. Sound ceremonies use various ways of making sounds to which different purposes are ascribed.

For example, a central element in Siberian shamanism is the use of hanging metallic objects – this could include small bells – attached to the ceremonial cloak and to the inside of the drum and also sometimes to the drum stick. This sets up a continuously active sound field; this will be heard as a single complex sound which can enhance a meditative state. A further element is the spatialisation of sound brought about not only by the shaman’s movement, but also by singing.

Current day Music and Sound Therapy have much in common with ancient indigenous practices. Music therapy is a well respected health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of a process in which a therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual.

On May 30th in London Gary Evans and

Otto Haddad will be sharing 

ancient and modern sound therapy

and meditative techniques.

The full details for the next event are on http://www.meetup.com/Professional-Group-Sound-Therapy-in-London/events/221474508/?a=ra1_te

#LondonLife #londonyoga #workshop #events #soundtherapy #Musictherapy #healing #Meditating #Namaste #Energy #Peace #Relax #Life #Mindful #Mantra #Chakras #Buddhism #Stress #Relaxation #Stress #Zen #Meditate #meditation #mindfulness #yoga #yogi #chant #spiritual #spirituality

Rose Otto Oil

Rose Otto Organic essential oil

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Rose Otto Oil

Rose Otto Organic essential oil

 

“The Valley of Roses,” located in Kazanlak, Bulgaria, has the most ideal climate for growing the most fragrant Organic roses with the largest abundance of therapeutic ingredients.

The oil is also prized as the ultimate feminine oil, assisting with menstrual and menopausal issues. Rose Otto also contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antispasmodic, antiseptic and diuretic properties.

Emotional uses: Rose Otto

Rose Otto is a highly valued oil in aromatherapy and its use can be traced back to ancient Egypt, it helps to cool and calm the mind, relieving one of depression, sadness, and anxiety. The oil can balance the emotions, allowing release of unpleasant feelings and self-defeating thoughts. Rose Otto is also a very powerful aphrodisiac and will instill feelings of gratitude, unconditional love, and compassion. It is also considered to be the ultimate essential oil for the heart chakra. The oil will balance one’s love of self and others, ease emotional heartache. Being arguably the highest vibrational essential oil, it’s an ideal tool for meditative and yogic practices.

We will be using Rose Otto in our May 30th workshop, along with the other elements shared on this blog.

 

Awakening unconditional love

with ancient sounds ceremony

 

To sign up and learn more please visit http://www.meetup.com/Professional-Group-Sound-Therapy-in-London/events/221474508/?a=ra1_te

 

In this series of Awakening with ancient sounds we are going to host a special afternoon session designed as a journey into the self. A deep Inner journey of relaxation and heart expansion based on ancient Sound traditions from Temples and Pyramids around the world.

 

When = May 30th 2015, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Where = Xenia, Chapter 1, 2 Secker Street, Waterloo, SE1 8UF

Prices: Early bird: £29.00 until 10/05/2015

 

Opthink

Op-Think Radio with Gary Evans – The Approach of Practical Spirituality and Self Development

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Opthink

Op-Think Radio with Gary Evans

The Approach of Practical Spirituality

and Self Development

A very cozy and interesting interview with a very genuine Gary Evans who takes us into the great pyramid for some chanting and sound healing. Telling stories of his tours there and connections to other ancient sites on this planet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAvtPjYBpww&feature=youtu.be

Sample questions

You said that you have been in the Great Pyramid more than 20 times already! And you call Egypt- “the university of life”, what can you tell us about this?

The approach while visiting ancient sites: commercial/spiritual.

Water importance for acoustics of the sites.

Technology +spirituality +art.

Great pyramids of Giza. And their acoustics.
Could you please share the experiences you had in Kings chamber?

What other people in group experienced there as well?

+Many more!

Join Gary in London May 30th for a sound ceremony using ancient techniques http://www.meetup.com/Professional-Group-Sound-Therapy-in-London/events/221474508/?a=ra1_te

Palo Santo Final

Palo Santo “holy wood”.

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Palo Santo Final

Palo Santo “holy wood”

Palo Santo is easy to use and its power to cleanse and purify is simply amazing. Palo Santo translates from Spanish to “holy wood”. It belongs to the (Bursera) family, as does Frankincense and Myrrh. Indigenous people have used this powerful wood for centuries for its spiritual, religious, medicinal, and practical qualities. If you are looking for a pure and simple cleansing method for your home, car, or closet that’s chemical free, you need look no further than Palo Santo Wood.

On top of the above, it has a very practical side as well, the smoke from burning Palo Santo can be used as a repellent to keep away mosquitoes, ants and other insects.

We will be using Palo Santo in our May 30th workshop along with the other elements shared on this social media feed. By combining a number of subtle elements, we hope to offer a deep experience for all those who participate.

Awakening unconditional love

with ancient sounds ceremony London

To sign up and learn more please visit http://www.meetup.com/Professional-Group-Sound-Therapy-in-London/events/221474508/?a=ra1_te

In this series of Awakening with ancient sounds we are going to host a special afternoon session designed as a journey into the self. A deep Inner journey of relaxation and heart expansion based on ancient Sound traditions from Temples and Pyramids around the world.

Why this workshop?

Ceremony should be viewed as a process to move from our often chaotic and busy minds into the heart space. We will take you through a safe and nurturing process to give you a chance to relax and let go.

A quote from a participant at our last event

“It was fun to do this in the afternoon in Waterloo, like a modern version of ceremony, natural progression and very welcome. Deep work, thank you!” Louise

Where = Xenia, Chapter 1, 2 Secker Street, Waterloo, SE1 8UF

Prices: Early bird: £29.00 until 10/05/2015

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Cephren Pyramid

6 Tips For Visiting Sacred Sites – 3 of 6 The Healing Power of Sound

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6 Tips For Visiting Sacred Sites -

3 of 6: The Healing Power of Sound



What: A short series of syllables that are sung on or intoned to the same note and sound frequencies created by gongs or Tibetan bowls.

Why: Many of the world’s ancient cultures used sound in order to access different portions of the mind (portions we are just becoming aware of via modern science).

“A recent study evaluated the possibility that tones at these frequencies might specifically affect regional brain activity. In a pilot project, 30 healthy adults listened to tones at 90, 100, 110, 120, and 130 Hz while brain activity was monitored with electroencephalography (EEG). Activity in the left temporal region was found to be significantly lower at 110 Hz than at other frequencies. Additionally, the pattern of asymmetric activity over the prefrontal cortex shifted from one of higher activity on the left at most frequencies to right sided dominance at 110 Hz.

These findings are compatible with relative deactivation of language centers and a shift in prefrontal activity that may be related to emotional processing. These intriguing pilot findings suggest that the acoustic properties of ancient structures may influence human brain function, and suggest that chanting might have been used to enhance right brain activities.”

Please see this article for more information. http://www.scribd.com/doc/14079961/Time-and-Mind-The-Journal-of-Archaeology-Consciousness-and-Culture-

How: Intone a prolonged vowel sound, such as, O pronounced OOOOOOOOOooooooooo. Other popular vowels for intoning are I, U and E. Do not expect too much at first. Simply repeat the sounds, listen to examples online (YouTube is a good resource), and simply try to do your best. With practice, you will see positive benefits and experience feelings of well being.

Gongs or Tibetan bowls can also be used to bathe people in certain sound frequencies often resulting in an increased feeling of happiness and inner peace.

Where: the Kings Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Egypt, Newgrange in the Boyne Valley Ireland, The Hypogeum of Malta, and Chichen Itza in Mexico. All of these structures provide examples of sound amplification which can be interacted with.

Example: Gary Evans & Pyramid Acoustics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdTC9iA96Nc

Health Benefits: There is a growing body of research which suggests certain sound frequencies can help reduce stress by creating a deep sense of well-being. In some cases this can promote healing for a variety of illnesses. Sound therapy can be used alongside traditional medicine.

“In the last few decades there have been numerous controlled studies, clinical experiments and case histories, which confirm benefits of the Tomatis method [of Sound therapy] for a variety of conditions. A number of studies have been done since the 70s in Canada, South Africa, Australia and Europe.” Sound therapy research summary available from Rafaele Joudry, Director and Founder of Sound Therapy International.

Give it a try: Sound healing modalities are becoming increasingly popular. If you are interested, try searching for sound healing events by typing “gong bath” in to your search engine. You may find that your local yoga studio or meditation center arrange events as part of their regular schedule.

More information: For the latest ancient site tour news and blog updates please sign up to our newsletter in the right hand column at the top of this page.

This is an extract from a FREE full article here Ancient Origins.net

Our next tour to Egypt is in March 2014.

 

About the author: Gary Evans

 

The tours I help organize often have a self-development or spiritual theme, my role on tour is to share techniques developed to help guests obtain deep insights and find inner peace. I have spent many weeks on the road traveling with open-minded people from all over the world. The techniques I encourage others to use are a combination of ancient metaphysical wisdom and scientific understandings. These tips can also be incorporated into our daily or weekly lives when we need a moment of calm.

I have spent considerable time studying ancient wisdom traditions that have survived until the present day. We have very little information on the spiritual practices of the ancient Egyptians or the Druids in Europe. How can we get an idea of their mindset? Perhaps we can look elsewhere for clues? I feel very grateful that the world has one area that acts as a spiritual library for the whole planet: India and Tibet. By following the ancient spiritual practices from the east during my visits to sacred sites, a whole new world has opened before my eyes.

Doorway of Amaru Muru

6 Tips For Visiting Sacred Sites – 2 of 6 Grounding & Earthing

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6 Tips For Visiting Sacred Sites -

2 of 6 Grounding & Earthing

 

What: Grounding and Earthing can be defined as connecting directly with bare feet on the earth, grass or sand. When your body has a direct connection with the earth IE you are grounded, you are able to exchange with our electron-enriched planet, experiments have shown improved functioning of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. 

 

Grounding @ the Doorway of Amaru Muru Peru

Why: Earthing can be used to de-stress and relax the body, after a 10-20 minute session I often feel refreshed and re-charged and ready to face the rest of the day. While visiting ancient sites, with practice you may find grounding helps you to have an increased awareness of the environment around you. Combining grounding with some of the other steps in this guide can lead to profound and moving experiences.

How: This one is easy, it can be as simple as walking outside into your yard/garden or perhaps taking a short walk to a local park. If you are lucky and live by the ocean I would recommend walking to the beach and covering your bare feet in sand, for an extra good earthing experience you can cover even more of your body! Perhaps re-live your child hood and be partly buried by a friend? after grounding for a while you can return the favour!.

When: visiting ancient sites, my advice is to familiarise yourself with your surroundings first, ideally you are looking for a quiet spot away from other people. Don’t be afraid if the grass or ground is a little damp, this actually helps the process! I generally use a plastic bag to sit on wet grass/ground, a simple solution that can be used over and over again!

Health Benefits: “Your skin in general is a very good conductor. You can connect any part of your skin to the Earth, but if you compare various parts there is one that is especially potent, and that’s right in the middle of the ball of your foot; a point known to acupuncturists as Kidney 1 (K1). It’s a well-known point that conductively connects to all of the acupuncture meridians and essentially connects to every nook and cranny of your body. Interestingly, grounding—or rather the lack thereof—has a lot to do with the rise of modern diseases. Dr. Oschman’s research into grounding has led him to better understand inflammation. Chronic inflammation is a primary cause of virtually all disease, from diabetes to cancer. And by looking at what happens during grounding, the answer to why chronic inflammation is so prevalent, and what is needed to prevent it, is becoming better understood.” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/29/james-oschman-on-earthing.aspx

The process of earthing allows free electrons in the Earth to flow into the body. Free electrons are credited as being incredibly powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants appear to be responsible for clinical observations, the following was observed: Beneficial changes in heart rate, lower skin resistance and reduced levels of inflammation.

More information: For the latest ancient site tour news and blog updates please visit http://infinite-connections.co.uk/. Our next tour to Egypt is in March 2014.

To read the full article click the following link Ancient Origins.net

About the author: Gary Evans

 

The tours I help organize often have a self-development or spiritual theme, my role on tour is to share techniques developed to help guests obtain deep insights and find inner peace. I have spent many weeks on the road traveling with open-minded people from all over the world. The techniques I encourage others to use are a combination of ancient metaphysical wisdom and scientific understandings. These tips can also be incorporated into our daily or weekly lives when we need a moment of calm.

I have spent considerable time studying ancient wisdom traditions that have survived until the present day. We have very little information on the spiritual practices of the ancient Egyptians or the Druids in Europe. How can we get an idea of their mindset? Perhaps we can look elsewhere for clues? I feel very grateful that the world has one area that acts as a spiritual library for the whole planet: India and Tibet. By following the ancient spiritual practices from the east during my visits to sacred sites, a whole new world has opened before my eyes.

Ancient ritual

6 Tips For Visiting Sacred Sites – 1 of 6 Mindfulness & Meditation

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Ancient ritual

 

6 Tips For Visiting Sacred Sites

1 of 6 Mindfulness & Meditation

 

Why: In the Buddhist tradition Vipassanā meditation means “insight into the true nature of reality”. The practice of mindfulness and meditation helps to root our awareness in the present moment, we separate ourselves from our current stresses and problems, relationship issues and other thoughts that play on our minds. By being present we can get a sense of freedom and peace, which is very liberating. This feeling can also lead to a sense of gratitude and serenity.

How: Taking control of our breathing from the autonomous nervous system is a good way to bring our busy mind under control. If needed, we can recite a mantra to stop the flow of everyday thoughts. A simple mantra would be, I am breathing in, I know I am breathing in, I am breathing out, I know I am breathing out. Take long deep breaths while repeating this mantra. With practice you can extend the length of your breath by breathing more deeply into the bottom of your lungs.

When: The best time to visit an ancient site is in the early morning or evening. Sunrise and sunset are the most powerful times of day because they are the times the electromagnetic field of the sun sweeps across the surface of the planet.

Where: Try to find an ancient site that still has its “sense of place”. Look out for reconstruction. Is the site close to its original condition? Is the site in use by local people? A good sign in Ireland and around the world can be ribbons tied into trees. These often mark powerful locations for meditation.

Health Benefits: “In the last ten years, significant research has shown mindfulness to address health issues such as lower blood pressure and boost the immune system; increase attention and focus, including aid those suffering from ADHD; help with difficult mental states such as anxiety and depression, fostering well-being and less emotional reactivity; and thicken the brain in areas in charge of decision making, emotional flexibility, and empathy.” http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=16

More information: For the latest ancient site tour news and blog updates please visit http://infinite-connections.co.uk/. Our next tour to Egypt is in March 2014.

To read the full article click the following link Ancient Origins.net

About the author: Gary Evans

 

The tours I help organize often have a self-development or spiritual theme, my role on tour is to share techniques developed to help guests obtain deep insights and find inner peace. I have spent many weeks on the road traveling with open-minded people from all over the world. The techniques I encourage others to use are a combination of ancient metaphysical wisdom and scientific understandings. These tips can also be incorporated into our daily or weekly lives when we need a moment of calm.

I have spent considerable time studying ancient wisdom traditions that have survived until the present day. We have very little information on the spiritual practices of the ancient Egyptians or the Druids in Europe. How can we get an idea of their mindset? Perhaps we can look elsewhere for clues? I feel very grateful that the world has one area that acts as a spiritual library for the whole planet: India and Tibet. By following the ancient spiritual practices from the east during my visits to sacred sites, a whole new world has opened before my eyes.

 

Stonehenge

Have ancient sites changed your life?

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Stonehenge

Sunset at Stonehenge.

 

Have ancient sites changed your life?

Do you feel your life has been changed from visiting an ancient site? Did you gain an insight that helped your life move forwards in a positive way? Have you shared a powerful group experience at a sacred site or powerful landscape location? if so why did it mean so much? I am interested to hear from anyone that has visited ancient sites and had interesting or spiritual experiences. Why is it that many of us feel called to ancient sites? Are they relevant today? I would argue that ancient sites can help give us an appreciation for our history and ancestors. Time away from home can also provide an opportunity to reflect on our own life and our impact on the world around us. It’s common to have philosophical conversations on location with a group, a common discussion is the society we live in, the lack of care for the environment and each other, these subjects come up over and over again. Many people seem to be seeking inspiration on how they can contribute to a better world, myself included! Perhaps by sharing our most memorable stories, insights and experiences we can help each other move forwards.

 

All contributions are welcomed. Gary

Hathor outside the Cairo museum in Egypt

Which ancient site would you like to visit and why?

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Hathor outside the Cairo museum in Egypt

Hathor outside the Cairo museum in Egypt

Which ancient site would you like to visit?

and why?

I am very interested to hear from anyone about the ancient sites around the world they would like to visit. From being involved with numerous tours it’s clear to see that people feel called to certain locations, I have shared many amazing experiences on location with friends & guests while visiting the sites I felt drawn towards. Many of these experiences have been life changing for me and the people I was fortunate to be guiding around. I am currently looking for opinions on where YOU would like to visit and why YOU feel so compelled to go there. Any insights YOU can share will help me decide where to organise future tours!

My 2013 tour schedule can be found here http://infinite-connections.co.uk/tours/

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