CD There's No Place Like Ohm Vol. 2 2005 by Sound Universe
Sound Universe There's No Place Like Ohm Volume 2 CD
In the midst of her own holistic and natural healing journey from cancer, Marjorie musically explores the restorative power of Ohm (OM), an earth tone, and the beautiful & healing effects of animal sounds. As a subtly textured wave of sound, the Ohm drone carries and lifts each featured instrument. This beautiful interweaving of natural and animal sounds creates an unhurried dialogue between wind and string instruments, and the earth sounds that inspired their voice. Recommended for use with Ohm Tuning Forks.
Featured instruments: African kora, Middle Eastern oud, Native American flute, didgeridoo, harmonica & various soothing animal sounds.
Deeply relaxing, ideal for stress reduction & pain management. Recommended for bodywork therapies, spa treatments and home use.
Total Playing Time: 55:29.
Sound Healer, Musician and Asian Arts Bodyworker/Instructor Marjorie de Muynck first envisioned a piece of music in the healing key of Ohm in 2000 and formed the ambient musical collective Analemma. As a Sound Healing Instructor, students asked Marjorie to create a CD they could play during treatments that would harmonize with Ohm Tuning Forks. There’s No Place Like Ohm, a pioneering work in the musical and earth based key of Ohm, was released in 2003. By compositionally exploring the healing attributes of a particular tone or frequency, in this case Ohm, Marjorie has quite possibly created a new genre of music, one that could be defined as Sound Healing. The idea of purposefully creating a composition in a specific musical key or healing frequency may be unexplored territory until now.
In 2005, Analemma created a second composition in the healing key of Ohm. There’s No Place Like Ohm™ Vol. 2 can be described as a spiritual symphony, a nature operetta that tells a story with a beginning, middle and end. The hypnotic Ohm drone is the transporting vehicle. Like a biorhythm, the continuous drone has an undulating characteristic; the levels have been carefully modulated to rise and fall, like a sound wave. At times the drone itself is the thing that carries you, and at other times it drops to a mere whisper, opening the way for a voice and a story to unfold.
Because the Ohm tone is of the earth, it is intrinsically soothing and centering. Ohm is a vibration; it is inaudibly present in all of nature, alive in the wind and in the voices of the plant and animal world. The presence of the Ohm drone is supportive in the sense that it is simultaneously grounding and freeing as it carries you on this transformational Sound Journey.
The Ohm drone present throughout this recording is a creative blending, complex and rich with overtones, serpentine and visceral. One can easily hear why it is an element frequently used in World Music, particularly in music from the Middle East, Africa, and many indigenous cultures. A drone holds sacred ground throughout a musical journey. It helps keep your feet firmly planted, as one travels best when there is sure footing. The Ohm drone in There’s No Place Like Ohm™ is like a kite string that allows you to travel, while maintaining a solid connection to the earth.
Other ineffable sounds are present, carefully placed voices that provide texture yet remain enigmatic. In the literal heart of this Sound Journey, you will experience the watery, rhythmic expression of the Blue Whale and the high frequency sounding of the Orca. Birds from North America and Africa contribute their song, familiar, exotic, and haunting. And finally, crickets summon a feeling of expansiveness, when dusk arrives and day transitions to night. Percussion instruments were intentionally not used in this composition which aims instead to feature the rhythms and pulses of the natural world.
Wind instruments made of wood were chosen because of their unique ability to evoke nature; the clarinet and Native American flute for their ability to mimic bird songs and their flight, the didgeridoo for its serpentine and earthy rhythm and tone, and the Middle Eastern oud for its ability to conjure up images of landscape, sand and sun. The African kora is a gourd, a string instrument, and when played, gorgeously summons the feeling of sunlight and rain, while the warm and restful tone of the harmonica and drone interweave creating a resonance with the world of winged creatures.
The elemental world is invoked, and we hope you find great communion and healing as you experience this recording.
The sound vibration of Ohm is relaxing and energizing. Resonating with Ohm can enhance breathing, relieve body tension, assist in meditation and pain management, and help facilitate yoga poses. The sound wave created by the Ohm Tuning Fork works like kinetic energy to move disharmony and tension from the body while restoring a sense of well-being.
Sound Universe's quality standards are very high, and Sound Universe works with the premier tuning fork manufacturer in the US. Sound Universe's forks are made with a space & medical grade aluminum alloy and are precision tuned to within 0.5% of their indicated frequency. Sound Universe has chosen not to color their forks to reduce environmental impact. Both anodizing and painting (which requires an additional degreasing process) are toxic to the environment.
Sound Universe's Ohm Tuning Forks are now stamped with ohm therapeutics and the OM symbol. In addition, Sound Universe has the bottom of the stem of their tuning forks sanded smooth to ensure maximum comfort when the Ohm Tuning Forks are applied to the body.
Sound Universe offers six Ohm Tuning Forks (five octaves of Ohm) in the following range: The Mid-Ohm is the classic Ohm frequency, and is 136.1 hz. The Low-Ohm is a lower octave, it measures 68.05 hz, and the Osteo Ohm measures 34 hz. The High Ohm Tuning Forks are higher octaves of Ohm, respectively 272.2 hz and 544.4 hz. The highest frequency we offer is the Sonic Ohm Tuning Fork at 1088.8 hz. The hertz measurement, otherwise known as cycles per second, is the numerical representation of the vibrational tone of Ohm.
Why Tuning Forks?
Disharmony can manifest in the body as stress, tight and sore muscles and fatigue, creating blockages to our chi or natural energy flow. The sound wave created the Ohm Tuning Forks works like kinetic energy to move disharmony and tension from your body, while restoring a sense of well-being. Use Ohm Tuning Forks on tight muscles, joints, tendons, bones and tissue, and on reflex, trigger and acupuncture points.
Ohm Tuning Forks are effective because their vibration activates the natural current or Qi flowing through the body. This current is also known as prana, Ki, bio-energy or life-force. In addition to its ability to activate Qi, a beautiful feature of this system is its sustainability: Ohm Tuning Forks are not dependent upon electricity for use; they will not wear out and need replacing; they do not need to be disposed of after single use; and they provide ease for many therapists in allowing them to access this vital energy in their healing practices.
In Sound Universe's efforts to act as environmentally sound as possible, they have chosen not to color their tuning forks to reduce ecological impact. Both anodizing and painting, which require an additional degreasing process, are toxic to the environment.
At the center of the Ohm Therapeutics system are Music + Tuning Forks in the same healing frequency of Ohm. Sound can be an effective complement to many healing modalities, and combines extremely well with Acupuncture and Acupressure, a wide variety of Massage Therapy techniques, Cranial-Sacral and Polarity Therapies, and also, energy work such as Reiki and EFT. Sound Universe often hears about professional and home use from those who are incorporating these tools into their Yoga and Ayurvedic healing practices, Art Therapies and Counseling, and as an aid for Meditation.
Underlying this system is a belief in the fundamental healing intelligence of the body, and all living things. Sound Universe has chosen Ohm as their fundamental tone because of its relationship to the Earth, its longevity and ancient use, and because people respond so positively to it. Ohm Therapeutics features the Earth tone of Ohm and its octaves, and provides specific therapeutic applications for use of this universally recognized and sacred sound healing frequency.
OHM THERAPEUTICS™ is a simple and effective method of applying Ohm Tuning Forks and other sound healing tools on the body, including acu-points, trigger and reflex points, bone, muscle, and tendons to help tonify Qi, move stagnant energy and relieve pain.
Sound Universe's modern depiction of the ancient Sanskrit Ohm symbol emphasizes their spiritual connection to the Earth, our home. In Sound Healing, Ohm is an earth tone known for its ability to ground, soothe and balance. Its vibrational frequency is based on the elliptical orbit of the earth as it travels around the sun through four seasons. Tune in to Ohm!
SOUND UNIVERSE, LLC is committed to providing clear, succinct and practical information about the healing power of sound. Sound Universe's work is based on the clinical experience and research of Marjorie de Muynck, a pioneering innovator in the field of Sound Healing. Ohm Therapeutics is the name of Sound Universe's Sound Healing System, and There's No Place Like Ohm is a company trademark, as well as the title of their musical works in the key of Ohm.
OHM THERAPEUTICS is a basic yet comprehensive sound healing system featuring the universally recognized vibrational frequency of Ohm and its overtones. Based in science and spiritually upheld, Ohm is an ancient and sacred tone and mantra celebrated by cultures throughout the world for it healing properties. To resonate with Ohm is to unite with the life-supporting energy of the Earth, which positively affects our biological rhythms and circadian clock. Through sympathetic resonance, we begin to sync and entrain with natural cycles. Aligning with these earth rhythms enables us to find balance.
The application of sound vibration to the physical and subtle body opens the energetic pathways where the Qi or natural life force flows. As a result, energy blocks are removed - increasing the flow of Qi - facilitating homeostasis through which profound healing begins. Ohm Therapeutics features Music plus Tuning Forks tuned to this sacred healing frequency.
OHM THERAPEUTICS GUIDING PRINCIPLES
- A belief in the body's natural healing intelligence.
- A knowledge that we are made of vibration.
- A belief that applied vibration with Ohm Tuning Forks helps to remove blockages in the body's energetic pathways.
- An understanding that an individual's bio rhythms and cycles are intimately connected to those of the Earth.
- A belief that sympathetic resonance with the Earth helps to restore balance, establishes homeostasis, and promotes healing.