Vedic Rashi (Zodiac) Mudra – Bija & Mantras

Mesha (Aries)

Mesha seed mantra :    ॐ ऎं क्लीं सौः Om Aing Kleeng Sauh

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Left hand hold little finger and ring finger into palm. Bring right hand to the left and place little finger and the ring finger over the top of the left as below. Index & Middle fingers joined – with those on the left hand slightly below that of the right. Thumbs touching index fingers.

Mesha mantra : ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मी नारायणाभ्यां नमः – Om Hirng Shring Lakshmi Narayanabhyam Namah – Mesha is associated with the Head and the colour blood red. The direction of East and the element of Fire, and the dosha of Pitta. The animal symbol is the Ram. The planet is Mars- and the energy is masculine. The Rashi tree for Aries is Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santalinus/ रक्तचंदन).

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Vrishaba (Taurus)

Vrishaba seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Hreeng Kleeng Shreeng Vrishaba

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Take ring and middle finger from both hands and weave them between one another. Then index fingers, little fingers and thumbs from each hand touching each-other.

Vrishaba mantra : ॐ गोपालाय उत्तरध्वजाय नमः – Om Gopalay Utterdhvajay Namah – Vrishaba is associated with the face and throat and the colour white. The direction is South and the element is Earth. The dosha is Vata and is associated with feminine energy. The planetary association is Venus. Animal symbol is the Bull. The Rashi tree for Taurus is Indian Devil tree, Blackboard tree (Alstonia Scolaris/ सप्तपर्णी).

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Mithuna (Gemini)

Mithuna seed mantra : ॐ श्रीं ऎं सौः – Om Shreeng Aing Sauh

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Join the two hands- threading/ weaving the fingers in between one another. Hands facing downward.

Mithuna mantra : ॐ क्लीं कृष्णाय नमः – Om Kling Krishnay Namah – Mithuna is associated with the shoulders and arms, and the colour green. The direction is West and the element Air. The Dosha is mixed and the gender masculine. The planetary association is Mercury and the animal symbol is a Man with a mace or a woman with a lute. The Rashi tree for Gemini is Pala-Indigo tree (Wrightia Tinctoria/ काळा-कुडा).

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Karka (Cancer)

Karka seed mantra : ॐ ऎं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Aing Kleeng Shreeng Karka

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Right hand over the left hand, and join the thumbs together.

Karka mantra : ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय अव्यक्तरुपिणे नमः – Om Hiranya Garbhay Avyaktrupine Namah – associated with the Chest, and a pale red colour. The direction is North with the element of Water. Dosha is Kapha and with the feminine. The planetary association is with the Moon. The animal symbol is the crab. The Rashi tree for Cancer is Palash (Butea Monosperma/ पळस).

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Simha (Leo)

Simha seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं सौः – Om Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

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Hands touching both ears with the thumbs. Eyes looking upwards.

Simha mantra : ॐ क्लीं ब्रह्मणे जगदाधाराय नमः – Om Cling Brhmne Jagadadharay Namah – associated with the upper abdomen and the colour white. The direction is East with the element of Fire. The Dosha is Pitta with masculine energy. The planetary association is with the Sun. The animal symbol is the Lion. The Rashi tree for Leo is Indian Jujube, Indian Plum (Ziziphus Mauritiana/ बोर).

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Kanya (Virgo)

Kanya seed mantra : ॐ श्रीं ऎं सौः – Om Shreeng Aing Sauh Kanya

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Right hand ring finger merge with left hand middle finger, and clamp down tightly with left hand index finger. Then keep the left hand ring finger behind the right hand middle finger – then again clamp this down tightly with right hand index finger. Now join the little fingers together, the middle fingers and the thumbs together straight.

Kanya mantra : ॐ नमः पीं पीताम्बराय नमः – Om Namah ping Pitambray Namah – associated with the mid abdomen and the hands and with a varigated colour . The direction is South with the element of Earth. The Dosha is Vata and the energy feminine. Planetary association is Mercury, and animal symbol is virgin in a boat with grain and a light. The Rashi tree for Virgo is Mango (Mangifera Indica/ आंबा).

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Tula (Libra)

Tula seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Hreeng Kleeng Shreeng Thula

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Right palm over the left hand.

Tula mantra : ॐ तत्वनिरञ्जनाय नमः – Om Tatvaniraqjnay Namah – associated with the lower abdomen and the colour black. The direction is West and the element Air. The dosha is mixed with a masculine energy. Planet association is Venus, symbol is man in a marketplace with scales. The Rashi tree for Libra is Indian Medler (Mimusops Elengi/ बकुळ).

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Vrishchika (Scorpio)

Vrishchika seed mantra : ॐ ऎं क्लीं सौः – Om Aing Kleeng Sauh

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Join the two hands with fingers alternate interlocking, then close keeping both thumbs upright.

Vrishchika mantra : ॐ नारायणाय सुरसिंघाय नमः – Om Narayanay Sursingay Namah – associated with the genitals and anus and the colour reddish-brown. The direction is North with the element of water. Dosha is Kapha with feminine energy. Planet association is Mars, and symbol is the Scorpion. The Rashi tree for Scorpio is Indian Catechu (Acacia Catechu/ खैर).

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Dhanus (Sagittarius)

Dhanus seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं सौः – Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh

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Join and interlock the fingers of both hands, index fingers joined and straight pointing forward, downward 45 degrees. Right thumb over crossing over the left. The right thumb should lock down at the base of the left thumb.

Dhanus mantra : ॐ श्रीं देवकृष्णाय उर्ध्वदन्ताय नमः – Om Shring Devkrishnay Urdhwadantay Namah – associated with the hips and thighs and the colour Tawny. The direction is East and the element is Fire. Dosha is Pitta with Masculine energy. Planet association is Jupiter. Symbol is the Centaur. The Rashi tree for Sagittarius is Peepal (Ficus Religiosa/ पिंपळ).

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Makara (Capricorn)

Makara seed mantra : ॐ ऎं क्लीं ह्रीं श्रीं सौः – Om Aing Kleeng Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

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Right hand over left hand, right hand little finger under left thumb. Right hand thumb over left little finger.

Makara mantra : ॐ श्रीं वत्सलाय नमः – Om Shring Watsalay Namah – associated with the knees and varying colours. The direction is South and the element is Earth. Dosha is Vata with Feminine energy. Planet association is Saturn and symbol is the Crocodile. The Rashi tree for Capricorn is Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Sissoo/ शिसम).

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Kumba (Aquarius)

Kumba seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं ऎं क्लीं श्रीं – Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh

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Join hands as if in prayer, and thumbs press down on the middle of little fingers.

Kumba mantra : ॐ श्रीं उपेन्द्राय अच्युताय नमः – Om Shring UpendrayAchyutay Namah – associated with the calves and the colour of deep brown. Direction is West and the element is Air. Dosha is mixed with Masculine energy. Planet association is Saturn and symbol is a man with a pot. The Rashi tree for Aquarius is Indian Mesquite (Prosopis Cineraria/ शमी.

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Meena (Pisces)

Meena seed mantra : ॐ ह्रीं क्लीं सौः – Om Hreeng Kleeng Sauh

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Join little fingers with their thumbs, then place the index fingers over the thumbs. Then join middle and ring fingers from the two hands together. Apply some pressure with them so they straighten.

Meena mantra : ॐ आं क्लीं उध्दृताय नमः – Om Aang Cling Udhdritay Namah – associated with the feet and the direction of North. The element is Water and the Dosha Kapha. Planet association is Jupiter with Feminine energy. The symbol is two fish. The Rashi tree for Pisces is Banyan tree (Ficus Benghalensis/ वड).

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The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo – English Version

ཕྱག་འཚལ་བ་དང་མཆོད་ཅིང་བཤགས་པ་དང་། །

chaktsalwa dang chö ching shakpa dang

What little virtue I have gathered through my homage,

རྗེས་སུ་ཡི་རང་བསྐུལ་ཞིང་གསོལ་བ་ཡི། །

jesu yi rang kul shying solwa yi

Through offering, confession, and rejoicing,

དགེ་བ་ཅུང་ཟད་བདག་གིས་ཅི་བསགས་པ། །

gewa chungzé dak gi chi sakpa

Through exhortation and prayer—all of it

ཐམས་ཅད་བདག་གིས་བྱང་ཆུབ་ཕྱིར་བསྔོའོ། །

tamché dak gi changchub chir ngo o

I dedicate to the enlightenment of all beings!

Linga Mudra

There often seems to be a lack of energetic practises aimed at men online so here for the men (and women too) are two mudra beneficial for men’s sexual health, empowerment and general wellbeing. These two Linga mudra can help alleviate sexual issues and also just to promote general sexual health for men. Also very good for strengthening the immune system and fighting coughs and colds. You shouldn’t do it too often as it works with fire element and too much of any one element is not balanced. Breathe in the energy through the secret chakra up the spine to the crown and down again towards the sacred area. Hands should be at the abdomen. Visualise the strength and solidity and purification. If you want to make sound with it too – wonderful activate the intentions and be free with yourself let go of any stagnant or restrictive energy and feelings. 
The second mudra combines the feminine with the masculine- the shiva linga mudra.


Shiva linga mudra is a Sanskrit term for a hand gesture that is a representation of the form of Shiva lingam worshiped in Hindu temples. Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction. Linga is derived from li, meaning “to dissolve,” and gam, meaning “to move on”; and mudra means “sign,” “energetic seal” or “gesture.”

This mudra increases heat in the body so this mudra is to be performed only for 15 minutes or less. But when there is congestion and cold you can continue this mudra for 30 minutes twice a day . Drink plenty of water and discontinue once any symptoms have been alleviated- and of course always talk to your doctor for any genuine health concerns- this practise is to complement not subvert professional medical advice. When in doubt contact your doctor first always.

Linga mudra is formed by interlocking the palms but keeping the left thumb erect pointing upward.

In Praise of the Speech of Manjushri by Je Tsongkhapa

A recitation from the forest of Tsongkhapa’s devotional poetry. Often known as a scholar here in these writings we can see a very human, emotionally expressive delight in the path of awakening. A sense of wonder at what he finds and shows his love for, and his sense of discovery. There is a strong feeling of reverence for the divine in all things and the rich wonder of life’s beautiful flourishing through all levels of reality. The name Manjushri means “Gently Auspicious One.” He is also known as Manjughosha, or “Gentle Voiced One.”

This video is dedicated to the benefit of all beings, and its posting and recitation merely an act of devotional inspiration to the power of sacred sound, speech and writing.

The Heart of The Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

A Narration of the Heart of the Perfection Wisdom Sutra in English with the tone of the planet Saturn. – For the benefit of all sentient beings Its Sanskrit title, Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya, can be translated as “The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom”. “Form is empty. Emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form is also not other than emptiness’. There may be some errors in certain words being pronounced- but the power of the Sutra speaks for itself, and the purpose of this video is purely to share and make available to others the teaching of this sacred text in an audio format.

TADYATHA [OM] GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA

Awen – The Mind Orchestra

This is the Druid chant of the Awen set to a background of the sacred 528 Hz frequency. This music is intended as healing and shamanic medicine and less for entertainment. This music uses a five octave pentagon- five octaves for five elements within and without. This music uses Pythagorean intervals and the centaur microtonal tuning to help create healing and harmony. It has been recorded in the forest, in caves and by springs. Another essence of this music is like the wellspring of transformation. So this track is about finding the Awen (flowing inspiration) like a spring, then using it to transform your body, your speech and your mind.

This track is not just for the Pagan community, but for the transformation and harmony of all. The opening of the heart, the expansion and nourishing, the completion and birthing. So it is ideal for meditation, contemplation and finding inspiration and shamanic journeying.In this music you will hear the rush of wind, the flowing of springs, the call of birds and the sacred grove.

This music has been composed, recorded and created during meditation and journeying to help facilitate transformation for the listener.

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”the act of reciting mantras transcends external sounds and words. It is more like listening to a subtle inner sound that has always inhabited our nervous system.”

Lama Yeshe 1975

Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du

This track is a sound healing meditation using a 5 octave pentagon of the Earth Day tone of 194.18hz. 5 octaves for 5 elements. This track is especially created to facilitate the listeners journey into connection with the earth, with the elements, and to bring forth the harmony of grounded connection to mother earth both within ourselves and the universe of all sentient beings.

Also used accompanying the earth day tone- we have the seed syllable mantra for earth being chanted alongside the Matri or Great Heart Mantra. Out of elements, the divine loving mother of wisdom arisen from the silence, gives birth to the child of absolute compassion and loving kindness. Through the dynamic practise of the blossoming of self-arising awareness we allow the transformation of the heart and the listening ear. Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du is the Mantra of Compassion within the Tibetan Bon Tradition.

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A brief understanding of the mantra given by :
Kalden Yungdrung

Of the 3 kayas, it represents the Sambhogakaya, or subtle form body of the Buddha. There are 8 seed syllables within the mantra.

OM 
represents Tonpa Shenrab, the founder of Bön.

There are 5 parts to the Bonpo OM, along with 5 related symbolisms:

– The central white A represents the wisdom of emptiness and the embodiment of the dharmakaya.
– The naro (yellow gull-like figure) represents the mirror-like wisdom and the embodiment of the sambhogakaya.
– The red crescent moon symbol represents the discriminating wisdom and the embodiment of the nirmanakaya.
– The green round symbol at the top represents the wisdom of equanimity and the essential embodiment.
– The little blue AH below the main A represents the all-accomplishing wisdom and the ultimate embodiment.

Each part of the OM is drawn in one of the colors that represent the 5 elements. In its totality, the OM represents the 5 universal qualities. In Buddhism and Hinduism the syllable OM is used, but it is not drawn with all five parts, nor is it understood to have this meaning.

The red MA
represents Sherap Chamma, the loving mother who is the counterpart to Tonpa Shenrab. MA also symbolizes clarity, and OM emptiness. Or OM can represent method and MA wisdom. From the union of these 2 seeds emanate the guide Buddhas of the 6 realms of existence, which follow as the next 6 seed syllables of the mantra:

TRI 
represents Mucho Demdrug, the guide Buddha of the hell realm that is associated with the color indigo. Anger and causing harm to others leads to rebirth or experience of the hell realms. Mucho Demdrug brings us the antidote of complete and unconditional love.

MU 
represents Sangva Nangring, the guide Buddha of the hungry ghost realm. The primary cause of rebirth in the hungry ghost realm is greed, or lack of generosity to those who are in much greater need than oneself, or stinginess towards the dharma. It is said that the body if of a hungry ghost has a mouth the size of a seed, a throat the width of a hair, a stomach the size of the ocean, and legs like blades of grass. These beings have enormous need, but are unable to satiate their endless desires. This image should be understood as a metaphor of the way we relate to our own existence. Sangva Nangring offers the antidote of total generosity.

YE
is related to Tisang Rangzhi, the guide Buddha of the animal realm and the color green. The primary cause to be born in the animal realm is said to be ignorance. The suffering of animals is related to their inability to verbally communicate. Tisang Rangzhi brings the antidote of self-arising wisdom.

SA
represents Dagin Donpung, the guide Buddha of the human realm, and is related to the color yellow. It is said that the primary cause to be born in the human realm is jealousy. Jealousy can be related to wealth, clothing, or relationship, but at its core is the inability to accept what other people enjoy. Dagin Donpung brings the antidote of complete openness.

The blue LE
represents Chegyal Parti, the guide Buddha of the demi-god realm. The primary cause to be born in this realm of strife is pride. This can be pride of what you have, or pride in not having a quality or object. The main suffering of this realm is continual war, but through Chegyal Parti the antidote of peacefulness may relieve that suffering.

The white DU
represents Yeshen Tshugphud, the guide Buddha of the god realm. The god realm can also be said to be associated with pride. Legend has it that there is a great tree that has its roots in the demi-god realm, but the fruits of the tree fall in the god realm. The demi-gods are constantly challenging the gods to war in order to gain the fruits of this wonderful tree. But the demi-gods always lose the battle, for the gods are quite difficult to kill. Yeshen Tshugphud brings the antidote of absolute compassion.

Seen in this light, and understanding these meanings, reciting this mantra is a way of helping all the beings of the 6 realms of existence. Reciting this mantra invokes the guide Buddhas of the 6 realms and their sources, Tonpa Shenrab and Sherap Chamma. Through their enlightened power, our negative emotions are dissolved and all the positive, pure, and virtuous qualities of love, generosity, wisdom, openness, peacefulness, and compassion are invoked in us. Reciting this mantra helps us to connect with and reinforce those qualities within ourselves. It is not necessary to know all the legends of the various realms to gain benefit from this great mantra, but it is important to make a connection within ourselves to the virtuous qualities held by these seed syllables and come to embody those qualities.

Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville & The Phonautograph

As a printer by trade, he was able to read accounts of the latest scientific discoveries and became an inventor. Scott de Martinville was interested in recording the sound of human speech in a way similar to that achieved by the then new technology of photography for light and image. He hoped for a form of stenography that could record the whole of a conversation without any omissions. His earliest interest was in an improved form of stenography and he was the author of several papers on shorthand and a history of the subject (1849).

From 1853 he became fascinated in a mechanical means of transcribing vocal sounds. While proofreading some engravings for a physics textbook he came across drawings of auditory anatomy. He sought to mimic the working in a mechanical device, substituting an elastic membrane for the tympanum, a series of levers for the ossicle, which moved a stylus he proposed would press on a paper, wood, or glass surface covered in lampblack. On 26 January 1857, he delivered his design in a sealed envelope to the French Academy. On 25 March 1857, he received French patent #17,897/31,470 for the phonautograph.

The phonautograph used a horn to collect sound, attached to a diaphragm which vibrated a stiff bristle which inscribed an image on a lamp black coated, hand-cranked cylinder. Scott built several devices with the help of acoustic instrument maker Rudolph Koenig. Unlike Edison‘s later invention of 1877, the phonograph, the phonautograph only created visual images of the sound and did not have the ability to play back its recordings. Scott de Martinville’s device was used only for scientific investigations of sound waves.

Scott de Martinville managed to sell several phonautographs to scientific laboratories for use in the investigation of sound. It proved useful in the study of vowel sounds and was used by Franciscus DondersHeinrich Schneebeli and Rene Marage. It also initiated further research into tools able to image sound such as Koenig’s manometric flame. He was not, however, able to profit from his invention and spent the remainder of his life as a librarian and bookseller at 9 Rue Vivienne in Paris.

Scott de Martinville also became interested in the relationship between linguistics, people’s names and their character and published a paper on the subject (1857).

Direct tracings of the vibrations of sound-producing objects such as tuning forks had been made by English physician Thomas Young in 1807, but the first known device for recording airborne speech, music and other sounds is the phonautograph, patented in 1857 by French typesetter and inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville. In this device, sound waves travelling through the air vibrated a parchment diaphragm which was linked to a bristle, and the bristle traced a line through a thin coating of soot on a sheet of paper wrapped around a rotating cylinder. The sound vibrations were recorded as undulations or other irregularities in the traced line. Scott’s phonautograph was intended purely for the visual study and analysis of the tracings. Reproduction of the recorded sound was not possible with the original phonautograph.

In 2008, phonautograph recordings made by Scott were played back as sound by American audio historians, who used optical scanning and computer processing to convert the traced waveforms into digital audio files. These recordings, made circa 1860, include fragments of two French songs and a recitation in Italian. This was made possible by the wonderful work of FirstSounds.Org detailed below.

Au Clair de la Lune – By the Light of the Moon (April 9, 1860) [#36]

Scott recorded the French folksong “Au Clair de la Lune” on April 9, 1860, and deposited the results with the Académie des Sciences in 1861. It remains the earliest clearly recognizable record of the human voice yet recovered.  The words have been a matter of controversy, but the latest playback—unveiled in May 2010—establishes them as “Au clair de la lune, mon ami Pierrot, prête moi—,” rather than “Au clair de la lune, Pierrot répondit,” as originally announced.  The latest work also reveals that Scott had allowed the cylinder to slow down—possibly to a complete stop—between the words “Pierrot” and “prête,” perhaps indicating a pause to check how much unrecorded space was left on the sheet.

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A General Guide to Crystal Singing Bowls

Marcel Vogel (research scientist formerly with IBM): ‘The crystal is a neutral object whose inner structure exhibits a state of perfection and balance. When it’s cut to the proper form and when the human mind enters into relationship with its structural perfection, the crystal emits a vibration which extends and amplifies the powers of the user’s mind. Like a laser, it radiates energy in a coherent, highly concentrated form, and this energy may be transmitted into objects of people at will’

 quartz crystal singing bowls

QUARTZ AND ITS PROPERTIES FOR HEALING

Quartz is a defining constituent of granite and other felsic igneous rocks. It is very common in sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and shale. It is a common constituent of schist, gneiss, quartzite and other metamorphic rocks. Quartz has the lowest potential for weathering in the Goldich dissolution series and consequently it is very common as a residual mineral in stream sediments and residual soils.

While the majority of quartz crystallises from molten magma, much quartz also chemically precipitates from hot hydro-thermal veins as gangue, sometimes with ore minerals like gold, silver and copper. Large crystals of quartz are found in magmatic pegmatites. Well-formed crystals may reach several meters in length and weigh hundreds of kilograms.

Naturally occurring quartz crystals of extremely high purity, necessary for the crucibles and other equipment used for growing silicon wafers in the semiconductor industry, are expensive and rare. A major mining location for high purity quartz is the Spruce Pine Gem Mine in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, United States.

The largest documented single crystal of quartz was found near Itapore, Goiaz, Brazil; it measured approximately 6.1×1.5×1.5 m and weighed more than 44 tonnes.

Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, behind feldspar

Quartz crystal, because of the power and strength of its geometrical pattern, can transform a frequency pattern that it is exposed to. When a geometrical pattern is transformed, the manifestation is transformed. The use of sound with crystal is a further step toward understanding and participating in the manifestation and organisation of matter in the universe. And although the growing knowledge of the use of crystal to transmute and transform electromagnetic energy has become important in the development of new technology, quartz crystal’s greatest potential lies in the manipulation of subtle energies within humans.

Besides having a variety of grid-like lattice structures, quartz is believed by recent research scientists to also have some spiral patterns woven into the crystal structure.

Crystalline structure will respond to consciousness as well as to heat, light, sound, and pressure. It is this ability to respond to consciousness and thought forms that is so pertinent to our discussion. As crystal responds it will undergo oscillation and in so doing create specific vibratory frequencies of energy emission.

Along this vein, negative thought forms which have taken shape as a disease pattern can be released allowing the body to return to homoeostasis. The quartz power may lay its ability to make organised, focused, and coherent the emanations from a healer; like a laser takes scattered rays of energy and makes the energy field coherent and unidirectional. The healer’s energies are much stronger than if they were not made coherent by the crystal. So love and intent from the practitioner is so important.

Additionally, quartz has the ability to hold a healing thought form, similar to a magnetic recording media like a flash drive or hard drive. The crystal can be programmed with specialised information using higher dimensional consciousness vibrations.

The word “quartz” is derived from the German word “Quarz” and its Middle High German ancestor “twarc”, which probably originated in Slavic, cf. Czech tvrdý (“hard”), Polish twardy (“hard”), Serbian and Croatian tvrd(“hard”). The Ancient Greeks referred to quartz as κρύσταλλος (krustallos) derived from the Ancient Greek κρύος (kruos) meaning “icy cold”, because some philosophers (including Theophrastus) apparently believed the mineral to be a form of super-cooled ice. Today, the term rock crystal is sometimes used as an alternative name for the purest form of quartz.

HOW ARE THEY MADE ? & SOME BACKGROUND

Silica’s importance in overall optimal bodily function has been recognized for quite some time. As early as 1878, Louis Pasteur predicted that silica would be found to be an important therapeutic substance for many diseases and would play a significant role in human health and consequently nutrition.   The average human body has about seven grams of silica.

Singing crystal bowls came into being in the mid 1970’s. Made of quartz crystal, they are a byproduct of the computer industry and are also used to produce synthetic diamonds, rubies, and emeralds. Known as crucibles, they are produced worldwide. Originally, the industry only grew microchips at exact frequencies. Now, these beautiful bowls are available to the general public for vibrational healing, meditation, chanting, toning and musical accompaniment. They are made of the purest silica sand, spun in a centrifugal mould and heated at extremely high temperatures. The wall of each bowl is calibrated to an exact thickness. Produced in this manner, every bowl has a specific frequency and tone. This process of quartz fusion creates a singing crystal bowl of absolute timbre. Clear bowls are made from cut sections of large diameter quartz tubing, melted and fused at one end. The tones produced by playing the surfaces of these bowls are astounding. Some of which have been found to be perceptible to human ears, at distances up to almost 2,000 feet.

Crystal singing bowls along with flutes are the only two instruments capable of producing a perfect sine wave, also known as pure tone. These waves do not erode over time and continue in their perfect form much like sending a beam of laser light off into the night skies. The pure tone of this perfect wave is capable of correcting imbalances in the human body through the law of resonance. This law states that when two similar energetic systems encounter each other, their vibrations will come into a state of harmonic vibration. Our brain wave patterns in alpha state have the same energetic patterns as sine waves.

sine wave flute

When a crystal singing bowl is compressed, by rubbing it with a suede mallet or rubber ball, it demonstrates it’s pyroelectric properties, releasing light and small voltages of electricity. Energy is literally stored within the crystal bowl as a result of these properties. When a quartz crystal singing bowl is played, this energy is amplified and expanded going out into the environment until it comes into contact with another vibrating physical structure, perhaps yourself! Our bodies are made up of silica and our glands and cells are crystalline in structure. These structures, combined with the 80% of our body which is made of water, makes singing crystal bowls resonate perfectly with the human body, vibrating it into a state for optimum healing, meditation and spiritual growth.

They are made of 99% silica sand (quartz) and is literally spun in be in a centrifugal mold which is heated to 4000 degrees and an electric arc in the center fuses the individual grains into one whole.’s why the inside of the bowls is smooth and the external granular and sparkly as tiny quartz grains. When they came out of the mold they are then configured. This is done through a process similar to sanding down the bowl on the outside or trim the bowls height to the required note is found. The outer edge of the bowl is then performed by moving Suede mallet or beater with a large rubber ball on the end around it, which causes friction and the sound is then produced.

HOW TO CLEAN AND CARE FOR CRYSTAL SINGING BOWLS

Crystal Singing Bowls are a beautiful, yet fragile instrument. But with correct maintenance it can remain beautiful and bright for a lifetime. Always handle your bowl with extreme care, and take unique precautions while carrying it. It is likewise essential that suitable strikers, mallets and rubber rings are used when your bowl is played. There is a wide range of these specialised tools which will guarantee your bowl is not ruined while you play it. Bowls could end up being unclean during typical usage. Tidy your bowl with distilled water and moderate soap. A soft bristle brush or white fabric could be made use of. We have discovered that frosted bowls with stubborn areas could profit from a steam cleaner. Small format Steam cleaners allow you to spray dirt from the outer surface and are the easiest way to clean your bowls.

Cleansing the Frosted quartz crystal singing bowls

Quartz crystal has energy memory. This has several implications. Perhaps you have had a session you want to repeat. Then don’t clear your bowl in between these sessions.

Perhaps you are having a new session with a new agenda, and desired energy. The bowl, like recording media, can accept one bunch of data at a time so you will need to clear it of old vibrational energies.

It is conceivable that you might want to keep your energies and intent to accumulate in your bowl and make it personal. But upon receiving a new bowl it should be cleansed of old vibrations.

The fastest way to cleanse your bowl is with distilled water that has several drops of pennyroyal oil in it. Your bowl does not need to be immersed in this water but you can fill it up with distilled/pennyroyal oil water and also wash the outside with a cloth soaked in this water. This will cleanse your bowl in just a few minutes.

Other methods of cleansing:

1.    Take it to the sea and immerse it in the salt water – leave   it for a couple hours if you can and preferably in a sunny spot.
2.    Set in sunlight for a couple days
3.    Bury it for 2-7 days
4.    Put it in a stream and let water flow over it for 2-7 days (this method is more appropriate for crystals than for bowls)

Cleansing your bowl will demagnetize it so that it accepts new intentions and vibrations. Regardless, it is good to cleanse your bowl periodically.

David With Goliath on Subtle Sounds

All to often in the hussle and bustle of our everyday train, we spend and dedicate so much time to rushing. Faster and faster perpetual motion, juggling demands and trying often struggling to fit into the ”schedule” all we ”have to do”. There are many articles on Harmonics and vibration, thesis’s, papers, techniques and technical scientific research into the subject so I wanted to approach this from a subtle perspective. A flowing one, like a gentle memory. This piece is more about a perspective on listening and sound, and not so much on the specifics and techniques of my approach or any to achieving that – I will save that for subsequent articles on the matter.

Just like there is always more to learn about life, there is infinite learning and observation through sound. That delicate straddling of the micro/macro-cosm, the harmonious dance through existence and beyond.

The thing I like about zooming out or in is its simplifying. Expand out far enough and you’ll get so big you become the smallest or notice it simply, zoom in enough and you will see the large picture simply. That’s not of course to say we wont notice anything or that degree of scope by only performing these two infinite actions, but I find it to be a gentle way to straddle the balance of all there is sometimes.

”There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near”. Leonardo da Vinci

Have you ever sat on the grass face-down and looked at the ground, or gazed into a pond ? When you took the time out of your-sized world, and observed you probably were amazed and blown away by how much motion, movement how much life is present that had you not slowed down, stopped and taken the time to notice you would have missed out on all this oneness. All the creatures, beings and therefore energies flowing all around you that you just hadn’t noticed until you focused your gaze. It is one and the same of course with sound. Since all is in a state of vibration this also means the sound of and from this life and all there is is constantly flowing around us.

I can remember as a child putting my ear to the ground and hearing the life, the busy noises of the living earth. That’s what I love about our world so much- its such a noisy, living breathing circle spinning through space. The joy of that discovery of noticing something magical beautiful that was there all along- like a full-stop. and comma all along. So it doesn’t matter if your interested in deep explorations of Sound or just want to hear the beauty of the world in finer greater detail, or perhaps just improve your communications with friends and family, or in my case all of the above – we can hear the fruits in-store for us 🙂

Leaving aside the literal details and precise religious meanings, here in this space I see David & Goliath as polarities, two aspects of ourselves that instead of fighting,  and killing each other, they are working as one unit – the small and the Large, the inner and outer worlds all part of the great Spiral. So we interviewed them to bring forward their understanding on subtle sound-work. David revealed to us the small micro-view, the essence of the reduced picture of simplicity- the ears as the eyes focused on the bindu point of perception. ” I find as im walking around, it helpful to think and feel the smaller things, you know right down to the tiniest rock, the tiniest smallness that we can find. When we synchronise the thought with the feeling with the ears, then we can develop our listening to the finer harmonics, the subtleness the suppleness of vibration” he said, Goliath nodded and stroked his elongated beard of massiveness adding ” Yes David, I agree – eye for one, tend to see things as the big picture- the hugeness of all and nothing, the great expanse of possibility and the nobility of its infinite refraction’s”. So here we have little and large agreeing on the same thing. David had one more thing to add with a beaming smile across his face before the close of this precious exchange ” we came here to fight and oppose each-other, me with my slings of outrageously placed and incorrectly perceived victimisation, and he with his loomingly massive bullying spear- but as we approached one another we realised there was no opposition – or need to fight. Here we realised there was a bridge in between, that spans the space between the space- here we can find our listening spot. The Sweet spot.

So using our imagination we can cast a illuminating view on where we choose, where we imagine to see and hear- like the hear-see. In an infinite ocean of sound waves in which we constantly swim, we can direct our sonar listening devices. We hear below and above and everywhere, like the all in all.

We are the collaborators, the dreamers the audience and performers of the Synphonia Universalis. This is what David & Goliath wanted to share with us, to remember our participation as listeners to the subtle energy, the subtle ripples of harmony. The way the ears can lead the mind.  The word harmony stems from the ancient greek word – Harmos meaning joint. The twain the two as one joint, the process toward and encompassing connected listening, as one limb of awareness.