Event Schedule

Sacred Sound and Indigenous Studies, Sound Workshops and Retreats, Philosophical Programs

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Recepit Imperium is Element Two and the stepping stone from Narcosis our earlier shamanic studies program. There are two kinds of 'giving up' or 'letting go'. There is giving up attachments, and there is giving up because of difficulties and disappointments. The person who has inner strength and openness does not 'give up'---but gives up grasping and attachment, and consequently gains freedom and confidence. The person who has inner strength and openness develops the fortifications of Will, which is necessary in reinforcing one's character. This program narrows the focus to gaining strength and overcoming weaknesses. It also examines virtue and the accumulating of merit which can be seen shamanically as a 'wild card'. Most people involved in shamanic studies feel that facing in a certain direction, associating with totems, and waving around fragrances as being a shaman, these are the external middling ways of the western view. Categorically this is just "monkey shamanism", far from the study of indigenous science.

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Three day Silent Retreat format for those that go about seeking. The transpersonal meets the transcultural. Are you interested in Sound Therapy, and wish to know more? 9ways Academia is the longest tenured private learning academy in North America, devoted to Sound Therapy, Indigenous Science, and Eastern Teachings. Our in-depth investigations and research lays the foundation for our transmissions, layer on top demonstrations, illustrations, and mentoring; and you get an indication of our teaching style. This is a hands on program with multiple instructors.

Have you ever noticed how many sound healing programs are simply a method to sell you instruments? Before you know it, you've invested thousands of dollars and you still don't know how to use them, or the scant information you did receive only complicates you being seen as serious? Many find themselves in this situation, under educated and over spent, why not reverse this process? RECHERCHE opens the doors, and allows one to fully digest the possibilities of working within this...

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The Science of Sound Therapy, presented in a clear transmission. This program examines all the latest information drawn from cognitive neuroscience, brain studies, psychology, music therapy, acoustical physics, wave phenomena, behavioral neurology, harmonic theory, understanding musical terminology, and more. This is the how and why sound influences the mind-body complex. This program goes far beyond the current 'talking points' found in most sound healing studies; and stretches the boundaries on how to train the Sound Therapist of tomorrow.

We are not an instrument based program like so many training's that are offered worldwide; and we see the student as the instrument that requires tuning. Teaching sound therapy with instruments is simply musical instrument lessons disguised as theory, this approach leaves the student unprepared for dealing with many issues including trauma. Sound is the motivator behind the transformation of consciousness, and this is the basis of our training protocol.

Our program is considered a college level program, taught...

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The one indestructible constant of reality is ENERGY. Our senses see the world as an infinite variety of things and events, colors and sounds. The unifying principle of the universe is change, and Energy is the fundamental cause for all change in the world. Force is the active nature of all transformation, and sound is surely one of the strongest activities to initiate change. To understand our substance, one must bring to bear the sound of dynamics. Energy ties together the physical and the metaphysical and is the non-vanishing factor of every physical transmutation. Sound is the ladder that allows the soul to transcend from the mundane because it affects all the senses significantly and simultaneously. The greatest objective knowledge of this concept can only be found in the Gong.

The English word Energy is derived from the Greek word Energia which means activity. The latest compositional soundscape of the Secret Gong Orchestra will put into action the dynamics of large Gongs in a unifying principle of the transcendental substance...

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In this installment of the program we move deeper into the authentic uses of these instruments from the lands of their origin. We will further explore playing techniques, creating harmonic sets, the science behind the sound and the silence, working with one bowl, and more. Included in this workshop is a discussion on why they work with some people, and others they do not; and how to overcome this resistance. * Many programs on this subject 'assume' they work with everyone, but after over 4 decades, our research shows that there is an ever growing percentage of people who do not react positively to their sounds. Why is that? Learn how to overcome this resistance and restore balance. This program is dedicated to making you a very outstanding practitioner, and sharpening your skill set, as well as providing valuable information.

➤ This program will run 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Program cost is $108, class size is limited to 20 students only.

About the presenters: Mitch Nur, PhD is regarded as the leading Western expert on the Singing Bowls,...

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The use of indigenous sound instruments can be instrumental in creating an acoustmatic environment for managing stress related circumstances. Research gathered from archaeomusicology, and related ethnographic fieldwork pertaining to rituals and ceremonies can alleviate or even eliminate conditions brought about by challenges to one’s wellbeing. Extending them into an integrated medical model, or applying them to preoperative or postoperative recovery situations can be dynamically responsive.

The focus of this talk will illustrate how simple methods can deconstruct complex factors simply by using sound as an ambient mode therapeutic protocol. This methodology can even be expanded to include anyone working in high stress occupations and situations.

Our Senior Lecturer and Researcher Mitch Nur, PhD will be at Avera for 2 programs - a talk for Institute Personnel and Visitors, and an evening live performance in support of the talk entitled "In the Eye of the Soundscape."

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Our conclusion to our studies is an examination on how to work with groups and one on one session work. In some cases people just want to work on themselves as a way of resolution or personal growth. People have a very personal relationship with these instruments in many cases, which is the reason they were originally drawn to them in the first place. This entry point brought the experience of enrichment, an unfolding of insights and awareness. How to share this with others, or to go deeper in oneself is the focus of this program. It also includes a review of our previous work, and offers reflection and encouragement. Mitch will be demonstrating how to use these instruments in one on one Sound Therapy

➤ This program will run from 7pm on Friday evening to 9pm, and 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Program cost is $249, class size is limited to 20 students only.

Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

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Singing Bowls of the Himalayas: Circles of Sacred Sound is a foundational examination into one of the most widely used sound tools in meditation, sound healing, mindfulness techniques and personal transformation. Their popularity is at an all time high, people draw deep connections with these instruments, but finding accurate information is a daunting task, much less finding a mentoring program that can create progressive skill sets enabling one to sink deep roots into the experience of working with them. Students are encouraged to bring their own bowls, or ones will be provided for student use. The focus of this workshop is built upon these preliminary steps:

• Selecting and evaluating Singing Bowls, in order to make the best buying decision so your not wasting money on Singing Bowls you lose interest in. This includes learning how the people of the Himalayas evaluate and choose them, and what types of Bowls are the most effective in western methods of sound therapy. Included in this aspect of the program is a video from Mitch’s most recent field studies...

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A rare outside or in this case 'inside' performance of the latest tonal soundscape composed by the Secret Gong Orchestra.

Live in the Widow Jane Mine with the Gong collections of Nancy Aleo, Mitch Nur, Ricarda O'Conner, Sam Weng, and Janet Young.

Within the indigenous Pueblo cultures of the American Southwest the Kachina represents ancestral spirits or the person who represents a Kachina spirit in ceremonial dances. Depending upon culture, the Kachina can represent the immortal beings that bring rain, control other aspects of the natural world and society, and act as messengers between humans and the spirit world.

In this presentation by the Secret Gong Orchestra, the Gong is being seen as the tonal messenger to the spirit world. An ambient soundscape with textural overlays, with dynamic overtures of harmonic nuances, and far reaching powerful energetic force.

Hopi legend tells the story of the Twins, symbolic guardian energies of the North and South poles of planet Earth. A Hopi prophesy tells the...

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This program is congruent with RECHERCHE, and is an element in the 9ways transmission of Spiritual Harmonic Knowledge. Correspondingly, this is also a Silent Retreat format.

Both TELOS and RECHERCHE are stand alone programs showcasing sacred sound tools, their stories and the philosophy surrounding them. Both programs taken together, offer the student a greater perspective. Both programs are different, but follow the Path to understanding one of the oldest forms of Wisdom - Spiritual Harmonic Knowledge. Nearly every great teacher in antiquity was also a musician. People like Pythagoras, or Avicenna were polymaths, and music played immense roles in their lives. It was Music and Art that brought the West out of the Dark Ages, and it is through music that the Babylonians saw true harmony in the universe, with the responsibility of training the musicians at that time as being designated to the Chaldean priesthood.

Each program in the Spiritual Harmonic Knowledge series features different esoteric sound tools....

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NO Information is Available, Nor will be Provided - Exclusive Gathering for GongMasters

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Harmonic Therapy is a non invasive, translational based treatment, where the direct, live, presentation of indigenous sound, rhythm, and melody is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and societal needs of individuals. Employing the over and undertones of sound through the use of transcultural instruments, they allow the listener an enhanced firsthand experience, which can produce extraordinary states of consciousness; and can initiate the Relaxation Response. Sessions can also lead to a higher sense of self, and create an entry point for self discovery.

Session Times: 11am, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Circles of Wisdom, 90 Main St., Andover, MA 01810 • 781-474-8010 • Website

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Singing Bowls of the Himalayas: Circles of Sacred Sound is a foundational examination into one of the most widely used sound tools in meditation, sound healing, mindfulness techniques and personal transformation. Their popularity is at an all time high, people draw deep connections with these instruments, but finding accurate information is a daunting task, much less finding a mentoring program that can create progressive skill sets enabling one to sink deep roots into the experience of working with them. Students are encouraged to bring their own bowls, or ones will be provided for student use. The focus of this workshop is built upon these preliminary steps:

• Selecting and evaluating Singing Bowls, in order to make the best buying decision so your not wasting money on Singing Bowls you lose interest in. This includes learning how the people of the Himalayas evaluate and choose them, and what types of Bowls are the most effective in western methods of sound therapy. Included in this aspect of the program is a video from Mitch’s most recent...

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We will explore Chau Gongs, Feng Gongs, Heng Gongs, Meinl Gongs, Paiste Gongs, original Zildjin Gongs, Burma Bells, Ascending and Descending Opera Gongs, Bao Gongs, Xiang Jia Gongs, Jing Gongs, Matt Nolan and Bertoia Studio Gongs, Nipple Gongs, Floor Gongs, Cloud Gongs, Gongs from Indonesia, Turkey, Korea, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, and rare Gongs from Nepal. Big Gongs to tiny Moon Gongs and glass Gongs. Every type and style. This is the world's most complete Gong program and advanced training syllabus PERIOD.

The Gong is one of man's oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy from the distant past to present. The Gong is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and as a facilitator to break up emotional blockages. This training program is meant to take you through the world of the Gong which makes this an ideal course of study for those who own Gongs, or are thinking of purchasing one. Aspects of this program will cover Gong styles and...

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Sonic Theology is the metaphysics of sound, and features an examination of Western, Mid Eastern, and Far Eastern theoretical approaches to Sound Therapy. A 2500 year analysis of the footprints of Sound Therapy, and beyond. One of the power-points features over 60 frames of information alone; and there are 5 power-points. We even have a movie night! Sonic Theology is everything missing from all sound healing programs presented in the West, and may very well be the most thorough historical investigation on the subject ever presented. Don't be fooled into thinking that the western model of Sound Therapy is important, because it is based on much older systems outside the Greek model. This program is limited to just 11 new students to insure an intimate learning environment. Discover what Pythagoras brought to Crotana from India, why is the House of Wisdom important, follow the thread from Gobustan to Anatolia, and discover ancient systems that are useful today. This program explains everything, to the point, that you will feel you have previously been taught nothing. Unless YOU...

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The is the final module in the 9ways Sound Therapy Certification Program. We will post the exact date soon.

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We will explore Chau Gongs, Feng Gongs, Heng Gongs, Meinl Gongs, Paiste Gongs, original Zildjin Gongs, Burma Bells, Ascending and Descending Opera Gongs, Bao Gongs, Xiang Jia Gongs, Jing Gongs, Bertoia Studio, Nipple Gongs, Floor Gongs, Cloud Gongs, Gongs from Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and rare Gongs from Nepal. Big Gongs to tiny Moon Gongs and glass Gongs. Every type and style. This is the world's most complete Gong program and advanced training syllabus PERIOD.

The Gong is one of man's oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in yoga, sound meditation, and vibrational therapy from the distant past to present. The Gong is an ideal tool for stress reduction, stimulation of the glandular system, and as a facilitator to break up emotional blockages. This training program is meant to take you through the world of the Gong which makes this an ideal course of study for those who own Gongs, or are thinking of purchasing one. Aspects of this program will cover Gong styles and types, playing implements,...

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Limited to just 5 students! Small intimate learning and mentoring experience. This will be a 5 day event, and the combined prior studies, makes this a 200+ study hour program, far surpassing any program on the planet.

◆ Prerequisites for Admittance Into This Program Include:

1- Prior Attendance at a 9ways Gong Camp ( Science of Metals included )

2 - Completion of the Sound Therapy training module ( Distinctions in Sound, Sonic Theology, and Harmonic Practicum)

3 - Instructor Approval

Students will receive a Gong Certificate - a real Gong with their name laser engraved, denoting 200 plus hours of study and inclusion into the Guild of the Zildjin. Students will also be endorsed as Gong Teachers from the 9ways Academia.

The Art of the Zildjin is composed of 6 modules of instruction, they are:

1). The Address

2). The Lesser and Major Degrees

3). The Charge of the Electi

4). The 5 Elements

5). The Circle of Perfection

6). Gong Aarti

❉ Art of the Zildjin is the 'inner' element of being a...

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