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“Sound is a nutrient for the brain and can either charge or discharge the nervous system. We can consciously use sound to enhance life,” Joshua Leeds
For example, the ground-breaking work of Dr. Tomatis reveals how sound vibrations in the ear and through the skin can stimulate brain function. The discovery of acoustic brainwave entrainment, or the ability to change brainwaves and states of consciousness and emotions with sound and music, including hemisphere synchronicity, uses mapping equipment (EEG), blood tests, and bio-feedback procedures that measure profound changes in the body. These methods involve digital technology, advanced sound instruments, as well as sound tables, and sound tracks in recordings. All these sound therapies work to cause the brainwave entrainment response, directly affecting physiological systems and our vital pulses (i.e.: pulse rate, brainwaves, heart rate, respiration, EMG papillary dilation, EEG, body temperature, endocrinal functions, etc).
This research is interdisciplinary, integrating the insights of secular and sacred musical traditions with new findings in neuroscience and sound medicine. The effect has important implications on musicology, music cognition, music therapy, and the study of consciousness, and may suggest widespread implications in treating conditions like ADD, chronic fatigue, immune system diseases, brain dysfunctions, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, immune system dysfunctions, chemical intoxication, pain, addictions, grief, anger, fear, and spiritual longing.
Rhythmically hypnotic and repetitive pulses and vocal sounds are
You can do this practice accompainied by a drone tape in the background, that would help you focusing.
1. Sit or stand in a comfortable position.
2. Bring your awareness to your breath, breathing in and out in a steady, natural cycle while relaxing your facial muscles and jaw.
3. Focus on listening to your breath, slowly allowing it to become softly audible. Remain focused on the breath-voices that you produce as a complete experience of "openness to new sounds". Keep your intention focused only on your breath.
4. Effortlessly start Ahhhing (the breathy sound of "Ah"). From the lower register of your voice, a slow, clear, sustained and luminous Ahhh. Notice your voice in your chest, in your throat, in your head, in your hands, and in your whole body. A repetitive melody may emerge.
5. Allow for music to come, but always come back to Ahhh, until the sound of Ahhh feels open, clear and relaxed. Remember to sing from your belly, while listening, always listening to the inner heart.
6. Remain in some moments of silence afterwards
Duration of the practice: 15min (minimum)
These therapeutic sounds are gentle vibrations that help us relax into our own voice, releasing unwanted emotions while stimulating the energy flow. In many cultures, the sustained sounding of "Ah" is one of the most powerful healing sounds generated by the voice.
I believe that the whales sing a tone that keeps the planet in "tune". It is so sad to see them get hunted in mass amounts by some of the asian cultures
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Originally posted by sizzle
Thank you for joining in, Skyfloating. I would like to also like to ask you, likewise, what your opinion is on this subject.
Ive experimented with alpha, theta, delta inducing sounds. I once fell asleep on a soundtrack by a company called Holosync and had my first out-of-body-projection in years, along with a strange time-travel-anomaly (Where an entire day had passed instead of the one or two hours I was taking the "nap").
Creating sound from lines scrawled on sooty paper was a job for Berkeley lab scientists Carl Haber and Earl Cornell. Haber and Cornell had previously created sound from phonautograms that Edison had created in 1878 of trains.
The scientists used optical imaging and a "virtual stylus" to read Scott's sooty paper. They immediately got sound, but because phonautograph was hand-cranked its speed varied and that changed the recording's pitch.
"If someone's singing at middle C and the crank speeds up and slows down, the waves change shape and are shifting," said Cornell. "We had a tuning fork side by side with the recording, so you can correct the sound and speed variations."
On March 3, Haber and Cornell sent audio back to Giovannoni, and another engineer further fine-tuned the recording to bring the voice out more from the static.
"When I first heard the recording as you hear it ... it was magical, so ethereal," said Giovannoni. "The fact is it's recorded in smoke. The voice is coming out from behind this screen of aural smoke."