Monday, August 24, 2015

Touring The Quiet Cone

My mother and her husband, John,  sing in the local Devonport Senior Choir. They are friends with the choir conductor , Guy Carey, and his sister Heather Carey who also sings with the choir. Heather is a reiki master, rieki teacher and she is a former Massage Therapist. Heather and my mother had talked before my visit, thinking that I would like to visit The Quiet Cone  where Heather teaches Rieki and holds a regular reiki healing circle. Heather's Web Site is: http://www.reiki-northwest.com.au/ I let them know that I highly anticipated visiting The Quiet Cone. So it was that I had  toured The Quiet Cone. The Quiet Cone's Web Site Is:  http://www.thequietcone.com.au/

What is the Quiet Cone?


The Quiet cone (TQC) is about facilitating Serenity; TQC does this through the architectural shape of the building; through the use of scent  using natural Essences as a calming and therapeutic relaxing Technique; & through the use of Instruments, such as Gongs Crystal/Brass Bowls, Didgeridoos and Chimes that act as a conduit for vibration frequencies to stimulate  the bodies ability in healing.

The exterior resembling a pyramid shape.
Entrance to the  Metaphysical Gift Shop & Teaching Rooms

THE METAPHYSICAL GIFT SHOP


The following is an explanation of the effect of sound on the human body

The Following excerpts were taken from an online article By: Harmony of the Spheres

copyright © 2010-2014 Harmony of the Spheres -- All Rights Reserved
http://www.harmonyofthespheres.net/Science_of_Sound.html


Sound as medicine

""If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies.” 

"Sound enters the healing equation from several directions: It may alter cellular functions through energetic effects; it may entrain biological systems to function more homeostatically; it may calm the mind and therefore the body; or it may have emotional effects, which influence neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, which in turn help to regulate the immune system--the healer within." 

Mitchell Gaynor, M.D. a New York oncologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University has been using sound healing practices since the early 1990s.  He is the author of “The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness using Sound, Voice, and Music.”

The healing power of gongs and Himalayan singing bowls derives from a natural phenomenon known as entrainment - entraining or synchronizing the body to a certain sound. Entrainment occurs when the powerful vibrations of one object actually change the less powerful vibrations of another object.

Entrainment was first discovered in 1665 by Dutch scientist Christian Huygens. He set up a room full of pendulum clocks with their pendulums swinging at slightly different times. When he returned to the room the next day, he found the sway of the pendulums had all synchronized. 

As gongs and singing bowls are sounded, the powerful rhythmic vibrations resonate throughout the body.  The sound of these harmonic vibrations stimulates the alpha and theta brain waves associated with deep meditative and peaceful states that are highly conducive to healing. They also slow down the heart and respiratory rate, creating a therapeutic effect upon mind and body. When the brain waves and body are synchronized, balance can be restored and stress released." 



THE NEXT FEW PICTURES ARE OF ME EXPERIMENTING WITH THE TYPES OF SOUND VIBRATIONS AND TONES FROM A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS

CRYSTAL BOWLS

THE GONGS WERE INCREDIBLE


MORE GONG VIBRATION
THE CHIMES

LOOKING UP ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERIOR OF THE CONE






LOOKING UP AT THE CEALING OF THE CONE

Floor Mats surround the outer interior of the rim for people to relax While listening to the Meditative sounds.


OUT Back Is The Spiral Yard!
Statue in Spiral Yard


I was impressed with the space. Heather gave me the interactive tour and I left with a smile on my face. The sound of the Gongs were incredible. I had played Crystal Bowls before, but being reacquainted with their tone and vibration has hooked me again.

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