Sound Satsang – “Sounds of the Earth” 23 Apr 2024

Sounds of the Earth

Interesting hydrosonics w dolphins at around 33:00 in

This video was of Healing Sounds Pioneer Jonathan Goldman & Andi Goldman’s April Sound Satsang honoring Earth Day, titled “SOUNDS OF THE EARTH” on Tuesday, April 23rd. This Sound Satsang directed our attention to a number of these Sounds of the Earth including animal, human and other vibrational sources and how we can resonate with them.

What are the Sounds of the Earth? What are the natural sounds of our planet? Why are they important? What are the unnatural sounds that are now occurring? Are there sounds that are not contributing to the peace and harmony of our beloved planet. What is the mysterious Earth’s Hum? We talk about the Schumann Resonance, which many consider to be the “vibrational frequency” of the Earth itself. How can we utilize the Sounds of the Earth for health and happiness? What can we do to contribute to creating health for our beloved planet, its people and all living things? Jonathan & Andi discussed these important topics and more.

As part of this presentation, Jonathan created a special video which utilizes his recording of “Dolphin Dreams” enabling people to resonate with she energies on the planet. “Dolphin Dreams” features the sounds of ocean, heart beat, choral voices, Schumann Resonance and quartz crystals. It is also the first commercially available recording to feature the sounds of dolphins. This video, called “Sounds of the Earth” also featured the actual sounds of our planet as recorded from space by NASA.

After this, Andi presented an astrological assessment of this powerful time. Next Jonathan & Andi presented a Guided Global Hum Experience so that participants could add their intentionalized sound to our planetary field. Many joined Jonathan and Andi and the ever-growing Sound Satsang Community as we collectively sounded for planetary peace and healing. Now, more than ever, this sonic activism is mandatory and necessary.

The April Sound Satsang featured:
• Discussion of “Sounds of the Earth”
• New video of “Voices of the Earth” meditation experience featuring “Dolphin Dreams”.
• An April Astrological Assessment
• A group Guided Global Hum Experience for planetary healing

Sounds of the Earth

~17:00 discussing B_flat frequency as “om” in USA (60 Hz power grid) versus G frequency as “om” in Europe (50 Hz power grid).

R. Murray Schafer, a notable Canadian composer, educator, and environmentalist, is renowned for his work in acoustic ecology and his concept of the “soundscape.” However, his specific involvement or discussions about “Tuning of the Earth” might be less directly attributed to him and more related to a broader discourse on sonic environments and natural resonances, which aligns with his research interests and writings.

In his influential book, “The Tuning of the World” (also known as “The Soundscape”), Schafer introduced the idea of the “soundscape” as the sonic environment, encompassing all the sounds that surround us, both natural and human-made. This work is foundational in the field of acoustic ecology, which studies the relationship between living beings and their environment, mediated through sound.

Key Concepts from Schafer’s Work:

1. Soundscape: Schafer’s concept of the soundscape refers to an environment of sound with emphasis on the way it is perceived and understood by individuals. It can be composed of three main elements:

Keynote Sound: These are sounds that are not necessarily listened to consciously but are indicative of a particular environment or setting.
Soundmark: Unique sounds considered to be of particular importance to the people who inhabit an area.
Signal: Acoustic signals that are intentionally listened to, such as warning devices or signals in environment.

2. Acoustic Ecolog: This is the study of the effects of the acoustic environment or soundscape on the physical responses or behavioral characteristics of those living within it. Schafer was concerned with the degradation of the soundscape through the excessive addition of noise, which he termed as *sound pollution*.

3. The World Soundscape Project: Founded by Schafer, this project aimed to study, document, and promote awareness of the acoustic environment, both urban and rural. This initiative led to innovative research methodologies and artistic practices relating to environmental sound.

Schafer’s work encourages us to listen to our environments and consider how sound informs our understanding of the world. His focus was less on a literal “tuning” of the Earth in terms of adjusting its frequency or vibration, and more on tuning our attitudes and practices towards the sounds that define our ecological and acoustic environments.

If you’re exploring the idea of the “tuning” of natural or Earth resonances more literally, such as theories related to the Earth’s fundamental frequency (often referred to as the Schumann resonances), these topics diverge somewhat from Schafer’s primary focuses but connect in terms of a broad interest in how the Earth and its atmosphere can be understood through sound and vibration.

“The Ringing Sound: An Introduction to the Sound Current” by David Christopher Lane is a book that explores the mystical and spiritual significance of the sound current, often referred to as the Audible Life Stream, Shabd, Naam, or Word in various spiritual traditions. This book delves into the concept that there is a subtle sound or vibration that exists within the universe and can be heard by individuals who practice certain meditative techniques. Lane provides both a scholarly and personal account of this phenomenon, drawing from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions.

Key Elements of the Book:

  1. Multidisciplinary Approach: Lane examines the concept of the sound current from multiple perspectives, including science, religion, and personal spiritual experience. This comprehensive approach helps readers understand the sound current not just as a religious concept but also in terms of psychological and phenomenological aspects.
  2. Historical and Cultural Contexts: The book reviews how different spiritual traditions across the world have understood and described the experience of the inner sound. It includes discussions on the teachings of Eastern religions like Sikhism and Hinduism, as well as mystical branches of Western religions, such as Gnosticism and Sufism.
  3. Personal Narratives: Lane incorporates narratives from individuals who have experienced the sound current firsthand. These personal accounts add depth to the theoretical and historical information, offering readers insight into the profound impact that hearing the sound current can have on an individual’s life.
  4. Practical Guidance: For readers interested in experiencing the sound current themselves, Lane provides guidance on meditation practices. He explains how one can tune in to this internal sound through meditation and what to expect from such spiritual exercises.
  5. Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry: The book also poses philosophical questions about the nature of reality and consciousness, exploring how the sound current fits into larger debates about the mind and the universe. Lane touches on scientific aspects as well, such as the role of sound in physics and how it relates to the concept of the sound current.

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