How do the Elders and Indigenous medicine peoples utilize sound in their shamanic work?
~~Zacciah Blackburn, PhD
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the elder hovering over the sick body, rattle in hand, chanting incantations of
profound wisdom and alliance with the medicine realms and its many allies. Imagine the buffalo dancers embodying the
spirit of their totems, as the drummers and singers invoke the ancestors and
medicine clans. Medicine cultures the
world over incorporate profound understanding of the integral use of voice, sound
instruments, awareness, and intention, to create their healing methodologies. Cultures
have utilized sound, throughout human history, coupled with explicit states of
consciousness, or awareness & intent, for healing, for connecting to,
aligning with, for channeling, and embodying, that which they hold as Sacred,
or Divine, as well as to use sound in direct healing incantations, to journey
into other worlds, to awaken ecstatic states of awareness and innate well-being,
to illuminate one’s authentic essence, and empower one’s inner knowing.
Tibetans, whose culture is steeply based in the shamanic Bon traditions, still
utilize the ancient tools of instruments, voice, and awareness drawn from their
Bon heritage. They later blended the Bon
understanding with Buddhism, and daily call upon at least one aspect of the
'other worlds,' the Sambhogakaya,
for which one interpretation is, "the Pure Realms of Light and Sound,
where the Holy Beings dwell." Here, in those ‘upper worlds,’ we
might meet those holy guides and teachers residing there, to engage in “Self
Generation” practices for self realization, a high tantric medicine tool. This is, also, is a ‘dimensional state,’
where an aspect of our realized being resides.
This is where we discover our “Rainbow
Body” in its full luminous form, and easily experienced through simple
sound and awareness practices. These are not unlike the practices to
engage our luminous body taught by the great prophet, “the Pale One,” of our
Cherokee lineages. Traditional peoples
of the Americas, Mongolia, and most regions of the world, equally utilize sound
as a catalyst to enter or enhance these ‘pure’ altered states, peer into those
other worlds, ally with their medicine powers, and so much more. The elder uses not just a drum or rattle, but
his or her voice is integral to their approach to the Medicine, coupled with
intent knowing of the Other Worlds,
and a relationship with the Allies in
those realms, as well as his or her inner way of seeing what is, and what needs
to be done for the healing of the people.
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His summer retreat into the nature of sound, healing, and consciousness, from a shamanic perspective, is deeply enriching, personally healing and empowering, and will develop a keen sense of how to use therapeutic sound practices in one's personal or professional life. See info here:
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In Sacred Sounds, Sacred Earth, Songs of the Shaman, we will focus on how to use sound to enhance our private and professional lives. Then, we shall, also, stretch out into nature, to work with the elements and ancient sites. And, we shall learn to enter ceremonial states, for the benefit of the Earth, with the Great Grandfather drum(s) we use in our practices.
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In LIONSGATE: Awakening the Dragon, we shall enter pristine natural and ancient ceremonial sites every day, bathe in exquisite mountain lakes, and waterfalls, and, hike the high peaks of Vermont and New Hampshire, which form a perfect Star Tetrahedron. Don’t be too concerned, we do not do so much climbing, and really, not that much hiking, see our itinerary and logistics for explanations of such things.) We pamper ourselves in the evenings with great lodging and meals in prestigious retreats and inns, wherever possible. And, we ‘seed’ the potential of ‘heaven on earth’ into a living prayer wheel created through our work, in collaboration with the elemental forces of nature, and the high holy beings guiding our work. It is a journey of great personal discovery, empowerment, rejuvenation, and healing which we experience, followed by an act of incredible service to the planet, as called upon, by these elemental beings, drawing upon the dragon currents of living energies which carry the power of our work from all dimensional spaces we have worked in, for the entire week, into the womb of the Mother, through one of the ceremonial chambers, to gestate these seeds of potential, for the benefit of All.
And, our my upcoming School of Sound Healing, a year long training beginning in September, you may enter very heightened states of awareness and experience, learning to work with therapeutic and ceremonial sound healing methods, for self realization and healing, and/or for developing or furthering a healing practice for others, utilizing all principals of understanding, of the use of instruments, voice, intention and awareness, with awakened states of guided intuition. I pray you may join us.
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Zacciah Blackburn, PhD, is a gifted intuitive, teacher, and sound healer, trained in classical healing and shamanic traditions, and sacred sound cultures. He teaches internationally, and practices in Vermont, USA, at the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies. Zacciah shares authentic trainings in the nature of human consciousness, explorations into the Shamanic worlds of Earth Energies & awareness, and teachings on the nature of sound, and sacred sound practices, as a therapeutic healing modality. His in depth understanding provides life transforming experiences into the authentic nature, being, and wellness of who we are as spiritual beings, and how to develop that nature. He is Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network, & co-founder & Director of the World Sound Healing and All One Now Network of organizations working for global peace. He is, also, a founding board member of the Sound and Music Alliance. Zacciah, also, offers musical instruments of sacred sound cultures, & sound healing tools, at www.sunreed.com.
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