Concert of healing sounds on Aug. 26

A didjeridoo –"What's that?" you might ask. A didjeridoo is much more than a fun word to say. It is classified as an Australian Aboriginal wind instrument, more similar to a trumpet than a flute. Its shape takes the look of a long wooden tube, and most measure from three to 10 feet long. No two sound exactly alike. The longer the tube, the lower the pitch or tone. It has been said that both the player and the listener can experience a powerful trance from the sounds it produces.

A bowl that sings ... I don't have any of those in my kitchen. These types of bowls are really more like standing or decorative bells. Singing bowls sit with their bottom surface resting, often on a pillow or a cushion, the rim is stroked, then it vibrates to produce sounds. A singing bowl is special for it emits healing sounds that allows the soul to stretch and feel things it may not have felt before.

Combine the world's largest quartz didjeridoo and crystal singing bowls infused with citrine, platinum, diamond and more, and you have the recipe for a truly unique sound healing experience. Bring together Paradiso, a master didjeridoo artist, and Rasamayi, a vocalist and master artist of the singing bowls, and you have a celestial soundscape with unlimited potentiality. Their audiences have reported and experienced profound meditative states, and intense healings of emotional, physical and spiritual pain. The didjeridoo, singing bowls and voice work weave a powerful and sacred soundscape. Like the artist whose painting means different things to different individuals, these soundscapes create visions of interpersonal transformations in each listener.

The collaborative CD "3rd Eye Rising" won numerous accolades and awards, among them the Independent Music Award for Best New Age Album of the Year. They have created five critically acclaimed and chart-topping CDs. Their newest is titled, "Attuning to Oneness: The Harmonic Ascension."

This sound healing concert is part of their Northeastern U.S. tour, and will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., at Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Road, Westlake. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 online in advance; $30 at the door. Visit unityspiritualcenter.com to purchase tickets, listen to music samples and watch a short video that introduces Rasamayi and Paradiso.

Expect the unexpected, expect surprises – this is not a concert of performing songs in the everyday sense, but a unique personal transformational journey. At the very least one will experience the benefit of deep relaxation, and who can't use a little more of that in these hectic, fast-paced days? Sounds can heal like jokes can make us laugh. Come join this adventure into heavenly healing sound vortexes and find your best note.

Sharon Fedor

I am Secretary on the Board of Trustees of Unity Spiritual Center, and liaison to the Outreach Team. 

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