We got a call the other day from a woman wanting to know which of our albums have Tibetan singing bowls on them. She had heard Dr. Oz speaking about their healing qualities on Oprah and wanted to follow his advice about using their beneficial frequencies to support the healing process. Dr. Oz had recently interviewed Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, a prominent Manhattan cancer specialist and leader in combining alternative therapies with mainstream medicine. Dr. Gaynor has made waves in the medical field as an advocate of using Tibetan bowls as an assist in easing anxiety, dealing with pain and improving the quality of life of his patients. It turns out both Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mitchell Gaynor are big proponents of using alternative therapies in conjunction with whatever other procedures are being used. Dr. Gaynor says music can play a significant part in maintaining a healthy lifestyle contributing to the healing even from serious diseases such as cancer or simply in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Dean and Dudley Evenson met with Dr. Gaynor a few years ago and they shared their mutual appreciation for the healing power of music.
The origin of Tibetan Singing Bowls is shrouded in mystery but it is certain that they were used by monks as an aid in their meditation practice. Ancient bowls were an alloy of as many as twelve different metals that were pounded and shaped into bowls. When a bowl is struck by a wooden mallet, a rich blend of harmonic overtones is created. Because of the multiple harmonics, the sound can have the effect of bringing both hemispheres of the brain into synchronization. Whether used in meditation or simply to create a calm, serene state, the clear tones of the bowls bring a sense of harmony and balance. In this way, sound can be the medium that transports a person to an elevated state of consciousness.
As for answering the woman’s question – here are the Soundings of the Planet CDs that feature Tibetan singing bowls. The album with the most bowls is Golden Spa Tones by Dean Evenson and Walter Makichen. This includes flute and ocean sounds to add to the healing quality. The other albums do include bowls as well as other instrumentation. All include the Earth Resonance Frequency (ERF) to enhance Alpha/Theta brainwave synchronization. Golden Spa Tones, Dream Space, Chakra Healing, Sacred Earth, Reiki OM, Ascension to Tibet, Healing Dreams.