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Host: Alexandre Tannous

With Guests: Eben Alexander, John Beaulieu, Karen Newell, Mitch Nur, Jeff Volk, and Dana Gae Hanchard

6 Sessions • Recorded January 28, 2015

 

Discover the principles and practices of ancient spiritual and shamanic sound techniques, informed by the latest scientific breakthroughs.

 

Today we are seeing a new wave of appreciation for the healing powers of sound. In the words of the visionary Edgar Cayce, "Sound is the medicine of the future."
  • Sound can make subtle but profound positive changes to the body, which are measurable by the latest technology.
  • Instruments and audio recordings are able to introduce you to higher states of consciousness.
  • We are all vibrational beings; the universe itself is vibrating, and through the careful and conscious use of sound we can tune ourselves to be in greater harmony with that vibration.
Scientific research is transforming the field of sound therapy, giving healers unprecedented tools to evaluate and hone their therapeutic practices. We understand, like never before, how sound works its wonders on the human body, and the ways it opens new doors to the psyche. The wisdom of ancient lineages is being validated, while the leading innovators in sound therapy are able to improve upon the ancients, thanks to modern science.
A complete understanding of the potential for sound to heal requires knowledge from a range of disciplines: music, meditation, anthropology, acoustics, ethnomusicology and cognitive science, among others. Today's sound therapists are weaving these threads into a powerful discipline that is attracting increased attention, and changing people's lives.
This course will introduce you to some of the most exciting and effective advances in the use of sound for healing. You will also learn practical sound techniques that you can do on your own, to assist in your own healing.
Alexandre Tannous has dedicated his life to studying why music is a such a powerful art. His search led him to the intersection where art, science and spirituality meet: the wonders of sound! He holds several degrees in music and has done fieldwork in over 40 countries. Alexandre's research investigates the therapeutic and esoteric properties of sound from 3 perspectives to see how sound has been used to effect human consciousness: Western scientific, Eastern philosophical, and indigenous shamanic. He is an expert in how societies use sound in traditional contexts, including religious, spiritual, holistic, entertainment, mediation, and rituals of healing and trance.
For this unique course, Alexandre has gathered 6 leading experts -- scientists, researchers and practitioners -- in the next wave of sound healing. They will share with you how sound helps us to understand who we are, how we heal, and ways to expand our consciousness. They are:
  • Dr. Eben Alexander - The bestselling author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven
  • Karen Newell – Co-founder of Sacred Acoustics and creator of brain entrainment audio meditations.
  • Dr. John Beaulieu - One of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in the area of sound healing therapies. Founder of BioSonic Enterprises and author of Human Tuning, and Music and Sound In The Healing Arts.
  • Dr. Mitch Nur - One of North America's leading sound teachers and sound healers, the founder of the Harmonic Therapy Association, senior instructor for the 9ways Academia, and assistant to visiting Tibetan Lamas and indigenous teachers.
  • Jeff Volk - Poet, producer and publisher, has been popularizing the science of Cymatics -- the study of visible sound and vibration -- for over 30 years. Director of the documentary, Of Sound Mind and Body: Music and Vibrational Healing, winner of the Hartley Film Award from the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
  • Dana Gae Hanchard - Solo vocal artist and composer who performs internationally, and creator of "Song Of One," a singing practice to ground and unify life force energy through increased awareness and focused intention.
You will be part of the discussion, able to ask your questions on camera, just like a Skype call. If you happen to miss a live session, you can view a video recording at any time. These sessions will be filled with provocative information, clear instruction, and practical advice from teachers who are among the world's leading experts in the use of sound for advancing health and expanding consciousness.

 

In this course you will explore:
  • How sound impacts consciousness and serves us as a powerful tool
  • How sound is used in Eastern philosophies and holistic practices
  • The use of sound in shamanic societies
  • The intersection of sound therapy and neuroscience
  • How to unlock and explore your voice through toning, vocalization and singing
  • The frontiers of brainwave entrainment technology
  • Cymatics: the study of visible sound and vibration
  • Human tuning: how to tune the body to various frequencies
  • The most recent scientific findings about the therapeutic properties of sound
  • Practical information and tips on how to select and use instruments in sound therapy
The presenters will offer valuable knowledge on sound therapy practices and techniques, the theory and philosophy of working with sound, indigenous uses of sound in healing and transcendence, Eastern chants and mantras in meditation, and some of the major scientific findings about the benefits of sound. You will come away with new techniques you can apply in your own life, and with a deeper appreciation for the miracle of sound.

 

SCHEDULE

Session 1
Recorded Wednesday, January 28

A Journey to the Heart: From Science to Personal Observations, on Training the Next Generation of Sound Therapists

Guest: Dr. Mitch Nur

8:00 New York • 5:00 San Francisco
Joining Alexandre in our first session is Dr. Mitch Nur, who will discuss the neurological relationship between the brain and the heart, including it's bioelectromagnetic properties, and how sound can influence this critical connection. It's a relationship that extends to those who are in the service of sound -- the teachers and students who engage in these studies.
Mitch's presentation, A Journey to the Heart, is your passport to a new understanding of the sound therapy arts. Mentoring the sound therapists of tomorrow is now at a critical stage, thanks to breakthroughs in science, and the re-examination of age-old beliefs that have outgrown their relevance. The teachings in this session are based on insights gathered over 40 years, doing research and teaching students worldwide. It will cover the requirements for the sound therapists of the future.
Mitch and Alexandre will explore:
  • The neurological connection between the heart and the mind through research and studies
  • How sound therapy influences and impacts the neurological system
  • Sound therapy training protocols and how to distinguish what type of training is beneficial to you
Mitch Nur, PhD has presented academic and experiential workshops and seminars on the therapeutic nature of sound for over four decades, and is regarded as one of North America's leading sound teachers and sound healers. He is the founder of the Harmonic Therapy Association, senior instructor for the 9ways Academia, and assistant to visiting Tibetan Lamas and indigenous teachers. He regularly hosts programs on nearly 100 ceremonial and ritual indigenous sound instruments, and offers Master Classes on Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gongs, and the Bonpo Shang.
His direct experience through field studies with numerous indigenous cultures, and his decades old trainings with both Buddhist and Bön Lamas, has given him a unique perspective in preparing students to be effective practitioners for therapy and transformation. Learn more at: http://www.9ways.org.

 

  

Session 2
Recorded Wednesday, February 4
Liberating Conscious Awareness from the Brain

Guests: Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell

8:00 New York • 5:00 San Francisco
For our second session, Alexandre will be joined by Eben Alexander, the bestselling author of Proof of Heaven, and Karen Newell, the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics. Eben will share his unique journey during a Near-Death Experience while deep in a coma, giving particular attention to the sounds he heard during his NDE, and how they helped him traverse different levels of consciousness. Eben will discuss his experience of the sound of Om, which was present in the deepest level, which he calls "the Core," and share his insights on consciousness -- including the hard problem of consciousness, the illusion of a separate self, the brain as a reducing valve, and the creative source that underlies all of reality.
Karen Newell will explain how harmonically designed brain entrainment sound recordings can facilitate reaching deep states of consciousness exploration. Listening to these sounds can align your inner awareness to more of who you really are and allow for insights and guidance. Recovering inner wisdom connects us with the nature of our eternal souls. Using these techniques on a regular basis can assist you on your personal spiritual journey and in developing a greater conscious in all aspects of daily living.
In this session, you will:
  • Learn how the brain acts as a reducing valve to limit our conscious awareness in physical reality
  • Discover why sound played an integral role in recollections of Dr. Eben Alexander's Near-Death Experience, including a musical melody, an angelic chorus and the Om at the core of all existence
  • Learn how to use harmonically-designed brain entrainment sound recordings to reduce the veiling function and explore aspects of expanded consciousness
Eben Alexander, MD was an academic neurosurgeon for 25 years and thought he had a good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit. In November 2008, this viewpoint radically changed following a 7-day coma due to bacterial meningitis-encephalitis of unknown cause. Dr. Alexander awoke from coma with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm - more real than this earthly one! His subsequent journey over the past six years has led him to explore more deeply the lessons learned during his NDE and to seek ways of reaching or returning to a similar state of consciousness. He is the author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven.

Karen Newell is co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, creator of brain entrainment audio meditations that combine digital frequencies, sacred instruments, harmonics of nature, and human vocals to access altered states of awareness. She has explored many forms of acoustic enhancement used for attaining expanded consciousness and teaches others how to do the same. As a life-long seeker of discovering the truth of humanity’s past, Karen has amassed a vast library of information on alternative sources of history and our existence. Underlying the drive to create audio meditations is this passion for recovering ancient knowledge by energetically connecting with sacred sites and structures. Learn more at: http://www.sacredacoustics.com.

 

Session 3
Recorded Wednesday, February 11
Cymatics: Insights into the Invisible World of Sound

Guest: Jeff Volk

8:00 New York • 5:00 San Francisco
In our third session Jeff Volk will join Alexandre to explore the fascinating and exciting science of Cymatics -- the study of visible sound and vibration. Using video clips, Jeff will demonstrate how audible frequencies can animate inert powders, pastes and liquids into life-like flowing forms, and create geometric patterns similar to those found throughout nature and in the sacred art and architecture of the world's Wisdom Traditions. Jeff and Alexandre will describe how this field began as a branch of acoustics in the baroque era, and how it continues to evolve today, providing a conceptual basis for the development of contemporary sound therapies. This will be a wide-ranging discussion that promises to open your eyes to the magic of sound!
Jeff Volk is a poet, producer and publisher who has been popularizing the science of Cymatics for over thirty years. In 1984 he produced a series of videos on Cymatics, and has re-released Dr. Hans Jenny’s original films on DVD. His documentary, Of Sound Mind and Body: Music and Vibrational Healing, won the Hartley Film Award through the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Its phenomenal success inspired him to produce The International Sound Colloquium, which was the premier conference throughout the 1990s exploring the power of sacred sound and healing music. As a publisher, in 2001 he re-issued Dr. Hans Jenny's groundbreaking Cymatics books, and in 2006 he released Water Sound Images by contemporary Cymatics researcher, Alexander Lauterwasser. He has distilled this wealth of experience into multimedia presentations, and feature articles that have been published worldwide. Learn more at www.cymaticsource.com 

 

 

Session 4
Recorded Wednesday, February 18
Human Tuning: The Link between Sound Healing and Science 

Guest: Dr. John Beaulieu

8:00 New York • 5:00 San Francisco
Our bodies can be tuned like musical instruments. When they are properly tuned we have a sense of well being and perfect self-expression. For our fourth session, Alexandre will be joined by Dr. John Beaulieu, who will discuss Human Tuning and its relationship to neuroscience. John will present the relationship between neurotransmitters, synaptic spaces, and their geometry related to sound healing and increased consciousness. Special emphasis will be given to polyvagal theory, the inner ear, and proprioceptive hearing, and healing trauma with sound. Practical integrative healing methods to be discussed include the use of tuning forks, movement, harmonic touch, and toning will be discussed based on research and clinical experience.
The discussion will cover:
  • Human Tuning and the basics of how to use tuning forks for healing
  • The science of neurotransmitters and sound related to human tuning, including the new field of quantum neurology and sound
  • Sound, altered states of consciousness, and healing dependencies and addictions
All sound healers who are looking for a scientific link with their work will benefit from this session. Once the basic science and clinical practice are established in the session, John will discuss quantum neurology and its relationship to sound healing.
John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D. is a sound healer, composer, counseling psychologist, and naturopathic physician. He is one of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in the area of sound healing therapies. John researches the neuropsychology of stress and the effects of sound on consciousness and pioneered using tuning forks as sound healing instruments to positively affect health and well being. He is the founder of BioSonic Enterprises, Ltd., a company dedicated to tuning the world, and an Adjunct Professor of Integrative Medicine at CIIS University. He lectures around the world on sound and healing, and performs special sound healing concerts with tuning forks called Human Tune Ins™.
Dr. Beaulieu is the author of Human Tuning, Music and Sound In The Healing Arts, Bellevue Memoirs, The Polarity Therapy Workbook, and numerous research papers and articles on Sound and Music Healing. He has released six CDs, including Calendula “A Suite For Pythagorean Tuning Forks”. His new book, Sound Healing: An Integrative Medicine Approach is planned for release in September 2015. For more, visit: http://www.johnbeaulieu.com
 

 

Session 5
Recorded Wednesday, February 25
Song Of One

Guest: Dana Gae Hanchard

8:00 New York • 5:00 San Francisco
For our fifth session, Alexandre's guest will be the vocal artist and composer Dana Gae Hanchard. Dana will present "Song Of One," a fundamental practice in grounding, unifying and resonating life force energy with increased awareness and focused intention through singing. Healthy singing belongs to no category, style, or culture of singing. It comes from a body integrated with mind and spirit. A healthy voice is the voice of one who can express from one’s heart freely.
"Song Of One" encourages you to explore a meditative singing practice and will give you techniques to bring about greater freedom, ease and vitality in the body and voice. You will find improvement in your musical and rhythmic skills by learning songs and movements designed to bring you into greater harmony within yourself and the environment.
Dana will offer instruction in:
  • Anchoring yourself in the cosmos through the breath
  • Training the release of the body-mind in order to allow full vibratory resonance in the voice and response in the "body bell"
  • Singing with better balance and poise, increased support, greater dynamic range and musicality
  • Singing to the smile behind the eyes and into all cells; this activates the pituitary gland and also the soft palate "lift" necessary for fuller release and vibratory resonance
  • New songs that will make you feel more life energy, songs you will remember for a long time to help lift you along the way
Dana Gae Hanchard is a solo vocal artist and composer who performs internationally. Singing naturally across genres, you will find her on numerous recordings in classical, jazz, and world music categories, singing among the great music makers on the planet. The Dana Hanchard Group celebrated its 10th anniversary in Tokyo in 2014. In Manhattan, the collective she heads, the Karavan Kosmiko, has been lighting up nights at AfroRoots since 2012. She teaches "Song Of One" workshops in the U.S and Japan, offering it regularly with yoga at the Jazz College at Senzoku Gakuen in Kawasaki, where she is a visiting professor of music. Learn more here: www.danahanchardmusic.com

 

 

Session 6
Wednesday, March 4
Musical Mathematical Ratios and the Engineering of Consciousness

Host: Alexandre Tannous

8:00 New York • 5:00 San Francisco
How does sound promote healing? In this final session Alexandre will discuss critical concepts in sound therapy that are too rarely addressed. Behind the psychoacoustic power of sound is a complex mathematical ratio -- the harmonic overtone series -- which is nature’s blueprint for sound production. Harmonic overtones are mathematically spaced tones contained within every constituting tone color, but only audible when played on specific instruments. The impact of these frequencies resonating throughout the human body induces brain entrainment and physiological changes that can be conscientiously harnessed for personal healing and the altering of consciousness.
Using data from his fieldwork, EEG studies, research and experience as a sound therapist, Alexandre will explore: What are the benefits of working with sound? What techniques enhance your awareness of sound? How should practitioners work with overtone-emitting instruments?
In this session with Alexandre, you will also learn:
  • How does sound impact human consciousness and how does it serve us as a powerful tool to heal
  • Practical information and tips on how to select and use instruments for sound therapy
  • Sound use in shamanic societies, in holistic practices and in Eastern philosophies
  • Phenomenological study of sound
  • The importance of the harmonic overtone series, non-equal temperament, microtonality, and the concept of "ethos"
In this session, you will learn how best to design a sonic experience – a sound meditation – that accelerates healing by creating a deep, meditative state. The goal is to enable you to disengage from undesirable habitual patterns and to empower positive cognitive change.  

 

ABOUT OUR HOST

Alexandre Tannous is a musician, educator, composer, ethnomusicologist, sound researcher and sound therapist. For the past seven years he has been researching the therapeutic and esoteric properties of sound from scientific, shamanic, and Eastern philosophical perspectives. This has led him to design a protocol of an integrated experience he calls “Sound Meditation” in which he shares the findings from his research, raising an awareness to how a specifically designed sound can have the ability to help us to disconnect from habitual patterns, and guiding people in how to disconnect from the mind in this setting while listening to the specific traditional instruments he plays. He currently works as a sound therapist and teaches this practice.
Alexandre holds a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition, and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Columbia University Teachers College. As a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship, he also earned Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University, where he was enrolled in the Ph.D. Program. He has taught various music courses at the same institution. 
His music is frequently performed in the United States, Europe, and in Asia. The World Première of his orchestral composition “Métamorphose” under his baton at Carnegie Hall received a standing ovation. As a musician, he performs a variety of musical styles on various instruments.
Alexandre is also active as an ethnomusicologist. He has conducted fieldwork for 17 years in over 40 countries around the world. He is a sought-after consultant on projects in recording studios helping creating awareness in amalgamating various musical cultures. Alexandre is also a frequent guest-lecturer at Georgetown University, Princeton University, Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum. Learn more here: www.soundmeditation.com

 

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By participating in this online course, you will receive:
  • Six 90-minute recorded video seminars with Alexandre Tannous and his guests
  • Unlimited online access to recordings of all sessions

 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to deepen your experience and understanding of the healing properties of sound!

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