want to get a singing bowl. How do I get one? What
is the difference between crystal and metal
I find that sound acts as a carrier wave for
intention. This intention includes the intention of
the maker of instruments, as well as the thoughts
and focus of the player of the bowls.
are created from the dust of quartz crystals, and
then reformed by a machine. They are built to
specific shapes, to create exact pitches.
are based on a system of tuning that evoled as the
modern piano evolved. These pitches are not
naturally occuring, and are not based on the
For both of
these reasons I find crystal bowls to create
sensations in the body, but ultimately act as a
short term musical 'feel good'. They do not, in my
experience, place someone into the situation of
deep realization of their own actions and results
in creating their life.
bowls are created of 5 or 7 metals, each blended
and hammered by hand. Their quality varies widely,
largely due the sudden demand.
bowls are machine made. They appear smooth and
uniformly colored. Their tone will have a steady
quality. Again, I myself prefer nto to use these,
as I don't want the uniformity of a machine in the
bowl, voice or instrument, I look for its ability
to move with spiritual energies, and to allow a
variety of qualities to come through it. The
flexibility of an instrument, bowl or voice, means
a greater range of healing energies can move
bowls that I know of are made by the Dalai Lama's
monastery in India. They are recapturing the
technique of the sacred bowls. Some stores purchase
their bowls from them. You can also look for them
at the chant events done by the Tibetan monks. They
often bring a selection of bowls.
Every bowl is
unique. I must have played 200 or more before I
found my first bowl. Since then, I have played
hundreds, perhaps thousands more. My entire
collection is made up of only those few that truly
wanted to be with me.
do you sing Hildegard's music?
Hildegard's music because it creates a doorway to
seen auras - the electromagnetic field around the
human physical body. When I sing Hildegard's music
I see other energies interacting with this field.
It could be described as angels or guardian spirits
coming and whispering in people's ears as they
listen to me sing. After a concert or workshop,
people are different. They often write to me months
and years afterwards, saying that 'something'
happened, and their life was changed forever.
Hildegard paint the illuminations?
illuminations are described as being produced
(painted) by the nuns under Hildegard's care in the
monastery. According to Hildegard's autobiography,
the illuminations are depictions of what Hildegard
saw during her experiences of spiritual revelry,
and were created under her supervision.
can I get a copy of an illumination to
illuminations (not all, but most) are in the book
"The illuminations of Hildegard von Bingen"
available in the
version of the illuminations is held in
world-wide copyright by Otto Muller Verlag GesmbH
& Co KG of Salzburg, Austria (use
to find their current address/email)
black and white versions of the
illuminations (they xerox very well) are included
in "Mystical Visions", published by Bear & Co.
It is a translation into English by Bruce Hozeski
of Hildegard's first book, "Scivias". It is
available in the Bookstore
The black and
white version of the illuminations for the USA and
perhaps some English speaking countries is held by
Bear & Company, originally in Santa Fe, New
Mexico. They were bought up by Inner Traditions.
Contact them directly for permission to use any of
the black and white illuminations in "Mystical
can I get wall poster of Hildegard's
I don't know who is currently printing posters
based on Hildegard's illuminations. There are many
artists using her illuminatiosn as a basis for
their own mandalas and sacred designs. If you find
a source for posters of Hildegard's illluminations
please tell me.
want to learn to sing some of Hildegard's chants.
Where can I purchase the musical
music is available in 3 types of musical scores;
the original score is handwritten and exists in
facsimile, there is a square-note 4 line version in
standard Gregorian chant notation, and a modern
You can see
samples of each type and the publishers you can buy
this website, or go to www.healingchants.com, under
HILDEGARD, then MUSICAL SCORES.