Crystal Singing Bowls
I would like to thank George Koemtzopoulos of Art Mine 5000 for providing the information, bowls and the recordings.
Historically crystal bowls were used in ancient Atlantis as the basic therapeutic means in the "Temples of Healing",(knowledge that had been given to Atlantis by the extraterrestrials).
Since ancient times, many enlightened healers have been using the bowls in their treatments. Today the use of bowls has increased, with continuously accelerating pace, because of their spectacular and immediate results, but also because their production cost is lower. In recent bibliography (see "The healing tones of crystal bowls'' and "Let light into your heart with colour and sound'' by Rene Brodie, published by Aroma Art Ltd, Vancouver, Canada), there are given countless cases of treatment with crystal bowls, described by patients and healers, that some look like miracles.
The sounds, are vibrations derived from the seventh dimension, and are not addressed to the conscious mind, but speak straight to the unconscious, having, under certain conditions, powerful cleaning, energizing and therapeutic attributes. The clean crystal sounds have mainly these precious attributes, and the more usual source of these sounds is the crystal bowls produced from exceptionally pure (99.99%) silicone quartz. The form of bowls shown in the pictures above. Their thickness is 0.5 - 1.0 cm (0.2 - 04 in.) and their usual diameters 15 - 60 cm. (6 - 24 inches). Each bowl produces a certain note that resembles the sound of a bell.
The bigger the diameter of the bowl the lower the octave of the note, and vice versa the smaller diameters produce the more acute sounds. Our seven chakras of our body are influenced respectively by the seven notes of music that each crystal bowl produces, with the following relation: Root chakra - DO (i.e. C). Sex chakra - RE (i.e. D). Solar plexus chakra - MI (i.e. E). Heart chakra - FA (i.e. F). Throat chakra - SOL (i.e. G). Third eye chakra - LA (i.e. A). Crown chakra - SI or TI (i.e. B). There is also the note F diesis related to the thymus gland chakra (see note below).
As it is also reported in the related bibliography, sound therapy is based in the resonance, the infiltration, and the vibration that create changes in the cells, and the tissues of the body.
When something vibrates, the sound waves are scattered and they infiltrate all body. Therefore when "we play" a bowl the sound, with its higher harmonics, infiltrates in the tissues, the nerves, the bones, etc, so that not only we hear but also we feel the vibration in our body. This initially relaxes us, and then fills us with energy, a fact also confirmed by the people who used it. Thus our body is gradually resonate with these sounds and its vibration increases. Here is where the healing of the body, the mind and the chakras begins. As it is known, everything in nature is vibrating.
Therefore, when an illness exists in the physical body, or even it exists only in the energy body, (i.e. before the illness reaches the physical body and the symptoms begin), then the vibration that it produces is not that of a healthy body and should be corrected. For this, we use the suitable vibration of the crystal sounds, in order to alter the vibration and make it of a healthy body, so that, if the illness is still in the energy body only, to prevent it, or, if it has advanced to the physical body, to cure it.
Each chakra is connected and influences certain organs, systems, and certain physical, mental or spiritual functions. Consequently, if one chakra is "ill", this has adverse influence on the corresponding organs, systems and functions. Likewise, if our body is ill, and its functions are not the ones they should be, then also the corresponding chakra is influenced and needs treatment.
Thus maintaining our chakra healthy (i.e. clean, open and activated), we ensure our good health (physical, mental and spiritual). In order to cure an illness we focus on treating the corresponding chakra. These relations between chakras and functions are given below, with emphasis on a) the root chakra, (because if this is not cleaned and activated, the results for the other chakras will only be temporary), and b) the most important heart chakra, (additional information can be found in the related bibliography about chakras).
Using Crystal Bowls
We strike the bowls (usually externally) with specific sticks (mallets or wands), and also "rub" them on the external surface near the upper ends with the stick, which we turn around in continuous contact with the surface.
Then the bowls creates an intense sound, of its particular note each, with its higher harmonics, (as it happens in a crystal glass when we do the same with our finger). Turning the stick around anticlockwise opens, cleans and extends the associated with the note chakra.
This should be done first and for sufficient time. Turning the stick clockwise activates the already cleaned chakra and should follow the cleaning. The big diameters, for a certain note, (low octave), help better in cleaning and extending. The small diameters (higher octaves), help better in activating the specific chakra.
Thus, if no economic problem exists, we could have two bowls for the chakra that we are particularly interested, one big and one small, while if we can not have both we should prefer the bigger. If the bowl is not very heavy we could lie down and place the bowl on our body, so that the vibrations create an even more powerful effect. Finally instead of the bowls we can have a very good recording of the sounds they produce, (as I provide below) that also has powerful therapeutic etc results, however not as powerful as when we have the actual bowls.
The big bowls have diameters: of 20 in. for the first 4 bowls, of 18 in. for the next bowl and of 16 in. for the last two, (low octaves) These are used, (as said before), for the cleaning and the enlargement of the corresponding chakra and the recording last (as well as all the other recordings)for about 8-8.5 minutes, automatically repeated when reaches the end.
The small bowls have diameters: 7 in. for the 2nd, 8 in. for the 1st, 6th and 7th, 9 in. for the 4th and 5th, and 10 in for the 3rd, (high octaves). These are used for the activation of the corresponding chakra, repeated also when reaches the end.
The duration required for each healing session, as well as the number of sessions required for the complete re-establishment of health, is something personal for each individual, depending also on the degree of dysfunction of each chakra.
Generally (considering the experience of many healers), I propose as satisfactory duration, when we use the actual bowls, at least 8 minutes for cleaning - expanding, and immediately afterwards at least another 8 minutes for the activation, i.e. total 16 minutes.
When however (as in the present case) we use the recordings (that are obviously less effective), then the double or even the triple time is required, in order to have similar results (i.e. two or three repetitions initially for the cleaning and then two or three repetitions for the activation), i.e. total 32 to 48 minutes for each chakra.
While (as we said) we need only 14 recordings for the main 7 chakras (i.e. 7 anti-clockwise for the big and 7 clockwise for the small bowls), I added also the 14 reverse recordings (i.e. 7 clockwise for the big and 7 anti-clockwise for small bowls). I did this because during the application of treatments we observed the following. a) Certain persons feel more satisfied with the clockwise sounds even of the big bowls. If this is your case then you can use mainly clockwise sounds even for the big bowls. b)
In some cases the clockwise sounds of the small bowl of the crown chakra were not pleasant. In this case you can use the anti-clockwise sounds. Generally is better to trust your intuition (i.e. how you feel with each sound), than the above rules for the choice of the sound of the bowl, as well as for the duration and the frequency of treatment. Therefore do not hesitate to experiment with various cases.
Also it is advantageous, (for those who can), to connect the computer with a good audio system, so that, particularly the low octaves (bass), can be better reproduced, for the better cleaning and enlargement of the chakra. Since the 30 recordings were made in a high fidelity studio, and since the digital sounds maintain the 100% of their quality in the copies, a very good solution would be also to copy the recordings from the computer to a CD, and then put the CD in a very good audio system with large stereophonic loudspeakers and stay in between. In such a case, I believe that the result will be almost equally good as if we had the bowls in front of us.
Application of Treatment
It is of great importance, while listening to the sounds to use also our imagination and intention for healing. Thus during the cleaning process, we can imagine for a while our chakras as shown in the above pictures and colours, (and if we prefer inside a crystalline transparent sphere), to spin, to grow and to become cleaned (scattering around as dark dust every "impurity"), and then to shine like a big pure gem and its light to cover our entire body, (and in particular the organ that might have the problem), with the colour of the chakra, that also changes tones.
Respectively during the activation process, we can imagine for a while to inhale the light that the chakra emits (sucking with each inhalation the energy from the higher dimensions), while with every exhalation we imagine to accelerate its spinning.
In addition it is useful during the cleaning, to imaging not only the chakra but also the various organs and functions related with the chakra, becoming cleaned and healed from any problem that might have. Also during the activation to imaging the various organs and functions to be rejuvenated and to function properly. If while visualizing a chakra we see it being motionless, this most probably means that the chakra is blocked and we should reactivate it whenever we have the chance, (even with our thoughts, as described above, in case we do not have the sound).
In addition we can strengthen the "sound therapy" with the "aromatic therapy" (using essential oils) and with the "crystal therapy" (using crystals). When we finish with the 1st chakra it is good to continue with its complementary chakra which is the 7th (i.e. 1+7=8) with the note Si or Ti (i.e. B), and then we select the next pair, as is e.g. the 2nd and 6th (6+2=8), or the 3rd and 5th (3+5=8), or the 4th and of the thymus gland (without however this proceeding in pairs to be obligatory).
The number of sessions that will be required for each chakra depends on the condition of each chakra. In any case it should be noted that sound therapy, no mater how intensively is applied, cannot harm us. However sometimes we feel for a short period a "therapeutic malaise", due to the cleaning that is carried out as e.g. happens in a diet of detoxification. In case we are away from home (e.g. traveling), we can have the recordings in a CD player and hear the sounds, but not through the earphones but through the (even small) CD loudspeakers, so that our entire body receives the sounds. When after several sessions, we have cleaned and activated all our chakras, having insisted more where some problems existed and the problems are healed, we can henceforth occasionally put(without repetition) the 16 recordings (two for each chakra including the thymus gland, with duration 8-8.5 minutes each recording), for the maintenance of our chakras in a high level of purity and activation. We can do it in pairs, taking a chakra and its complementary, thus using 32 minutes for each pair, and then making an interval before proceeding to the next pair.
Moreover I would like to stress that the duration, and the number of the sessions, as well as the order we choose to heal the chakras, is ultimately subjective, while a good guide is always our intuition, and how we feel while hearing each crystal sound.
In addition, if we are not sure where a certain bodily or mental dysfunction is attributed, we can try several of these 30 recorded sounds and choose the one that we feel that helps us more.
Moreover noteworthy is that each human body has its sound, to which it is better resonated, and we always hear this sound more pleasantly.
Thymus or High Heart