About the Instruments
Gongs are among the oldest musical instruments of Southeast Asia, presumed by historians to be made and used before the second millennium B.C. Gong making originated in Asia and was known to be an ancient family secret. It was believed the making of a successful gong required the help of higher powers. The gong is truly a magical instrument that has been used for centuries for healing, ceremony, communication, music, status symbols and to accompany life’s major events. Gongs are no longer limited to Asia and there are many amazing gong makers out there. Jamie plays a variety of gongs including those made by Paiste, Meinl, and other talented gong makers. All of her gongs are hand made and each one is unique in their sounds, bringing a variety of frequencies into each sound experience.
The sound of the gong can take you to another place. It is a highly effective tool for meditation and shifting consciousness. The sound of the gong is the sound of the universe and by listening to it you are tuning in to the sounds of the cosmos. Many people report receiving great insights and visions or hearing comforting voices while listening to the gongs. Some people are moved to tears by the mysterious tones as they release stuck energy allowing joy and happiness to flow freely.
Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls
Crystal singing bowls are composed almost entirely of silica sand, or quartz. Quartz has the ability to transform, store, and amplify energy and is used in a variety of common items today including watches and computers. The human body is crystalline in nature and the sound of the bowls has a powerful effect on all of our bodily systems.
Each bowl is tuned to a specific musical note and are excellent for meditation and clearing and balancing the body’s energetic systems. When combined with the gongs the resulting sound is out of this world!