Author: Sonic Catharsis

Reverb Listening Exercise

Yesterday, we practiced listening to the ambient sounds in the environment. Earlier today, we learned about the amazing ability to use sound echo to navigate. Also called bio-sonar, this skill is innate to animals like bats and dolphins. But we also learned that humans have the ability to develop this skill. In fact, some have

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Echolocation (Bio-Sonar)

Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world Giuseppe Mazzini Echolocation, the location of objects by reflected sound. Animals use echolocation, also called bio-sonar by emitting calls into the environment and listening to the echoes return from various objects near them. These echoes help the animal locate and identify the

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Listening to Ambient Sound

Today’s exercise is Listening Meditation adopted from the Book: The Practice of Nada Yoga, by Baird Hersey Ambient Sound Meditation Get comfortable and bring awareness to your breath Now, let your hearing focus on the sounds in your environment Listen for the sound closest to you Listen to the loudest sound Listen for the faintest

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How we​ Hear

This month we have been exploring the topic of listening as it relates to Sound Healing. Hearing is a complicated topic as it crosses the bounds of many different scientific specialties: Audiology, Neurobiology, Neurology, psychology and more. One of the most simple and straight forward explanations of how we hear is offered by Baird Hersey

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Body Sounds Exercise

For the past week or so, we have been learning that our body is wired for sound. Every organ in the body is programmed to receive. The body is a giant receiver. We have also learned that everything is vibration and everything that vibrates has a sound. (whether or not we can hear it). While

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Sonic Tonic: Sonic Mandala by Visionary Shamanics

In this new release by one of my favorite psytrance producers; Visionary Shamanics, we enter a cosmic jounrney incorporating sacred geometry, the four directions, msytical chants creating “Multi-dimensional sonic space mandalas” A fusion of psytrance and world music, which appears to incorporate several sonic healing principles. If you enjoy the Trance side of music healing,

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Wired for Sound..

We spent last week learning about how we hear and sounds have the power to influence emotions. We also learned that the ears are incredible sensory organs that are the first to develop in utero and continue working non-stop until our last breath. More incredible than these amazing truths lies the fact that our entire

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Listening to Speech Exercise

Earlier today, we learned that the body often gives away our true intentions, even when we try to conceal our true feelings behind our words. When we allow ourselves to get swept away by the emotions of the moment, we end up living chaotically, reacting to the whims of our thoughts and emotions. When we

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