Saturday, March 18, 2017

Smudging with S O U N D ....

Smudging is the ritualistic burning of herbs and plant resins in a shell or clay bowl while prayers of gratitude and wellbeing are said aloud. The smoke is traditionally fanned using the hand or a feather and directed over a person or throughout a living space. The purpose is to wash away impurities, sadness, anxieties, dark thoughts and any unwanted energies or emotions that may be clinging to a space or individual.
The feel of a space is changed. The energy feels different. There is a different vibration that comes to fill the room. This with smudging, this with sound showering. By showering a room with specific frequencies, the feel and the vibration of a room/space/home can be transformed to one of balance, bringing a sense of harmony and calm. So pleased to offer this as one of the many benefits of an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience.

For more information or to arrange a consultation contact/call:

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
Founder Director
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
Vibrational Sound Therapy
Tappan, New York
toll free: 1-866-228-8663

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy: What is known ~ what is applied ~ Vibration and the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The experience itself… PLEASURE...

Beyond its therapeutic effect is the deep pleasure of the experience itself. Imagine the body in the Relaxation Pose, Savasana, lying upon a warming Far-infrared cushioned table, gently covered with an organic cotton sheet, this initiated by listening to one’s own heartbeat, followed by the acoustic bathing of the room with the sounding of Tibetan bowls, sound pipes, gongs and chimes.

In the silence following,  pure acoustic sound, in the moment,  from medical grade, calibrated, vibrating, and sounding tuning forks,  are placed on acupuncture points, meridian pathways, cranium and spinal points, bringing forth entrainment and the ultimate in relaxation and restorative frequencies.

Upon arising feeling and seeing the difference in posture, gate, balance, flexibility, release of pain, a new fluidness of motion, facial vibrancy, awakened, relaxed, restored to a complete feeling of wellbeing.

These the experience as noted in testimonials. These responses to the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experiences are documented, validated, by professional bio-feedback consultants. Articles and posts to these effects are posted on

YES, such a transformational delightfully pleasurable experience is but a call away. 

For more information or to arrange a consultation contact/call:

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI

Founder Director
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
Vibrational Sound Therapy
Tappan, New York
toll free: 1-866-228-8663

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy: What is known ~ what is applied ~ Vibration and the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The APOGEE Paradigm™ in practice ... The Eight Major Chakras

The APOGEE Paradigm™ in practice ... 
The Eight Major Chakras

The Lower Triangle

The first three chakras deal with the physical needs of the body and the basic needs of life.

First Chakra: Security and Survival 
Foundation, survival, security, habit, self-acceptance. Location: End of the spine between the anus and sexual organs. Organ/Gland: Organs of elimination (e.g., colon). Color, Element: Red, Earth.

Yoga Exercises: Crow Pose, Chair Pose, Body Drops, Frog Pose, Front Stretches, Lying on Stomach, Root Lock.

Second Chakra: Creativity
To feel, to desire, to create. Location: Sex organs. Organ/Gland: Sex organs, reproductive glands, kidneys, bladder. Color, Element: Orange, Water.

Yoga Exercises: Frog Pose, Cobra Pose, Butterfly, Sat Kriya, Cat-Cow, Pelvic Lifts.

Third Chakra: Action and Balance Willpower. Personal power and commitment. Location: Area of the Navel Point, solar plexus. Organ/Gland: Solar plexus, liver, gallbladder, spleen, digestive organs, pancreas, adrenals. Color, Element: Yellow, Fire.

Yoga Exercises: Stretch Pose, Sat Kriya, Bow Pose, Diaphragm Lock, Breath of Fire.

Balance Point
The Heart Center, or Fourth Chakra, is the balance point in the body between the flow of the upper energies of the Heavens and the lower energies of the Earth, where experience shifts from “me to we” or “me to Thee.”

Fourth Chakra: Love and Compassion* Awakening to spiritual awareness; forgiveness and service. Location: Middle of the chest on the breast bone at the level of the nipples. Organ/Gland: Heart, lungs, thymus gland. Color, Element: Green, Air.

Yoga Exercises: Ego Eradicator, Baby Pose, Yoga Mudra, all pranayama, all arm exercises.

Upper Triangle
The chakras in the upper triangle and the aura – which combines the effects of the other seven chakras – accumulate, create, and refine the energy. There are no specific gross elements associated with the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth chakras, as they correspond to the more subtle realms.

Fifth Chakra: Projective Power of the Word Hearing and speaking the Truth. The Teacher.Location: The throat. Organ/Gland: Trachea, throat, cervical vertebrae, thyroid. Color, Element: Light blue, Ether.

Yoga Exercises: All Chanting, Cobra Pose, Plow Pose, Shoulder Stand, Cat-Cow, Neck Lock.

Sixth Chakra: Intuition, Wisdom, and Identity The union of opposites; understanding one’s purpose.Location: Between the eyebrows (the “Third Eye”). Organ/Gland: Brain, pituitary gland. Color: Indigo.

Yoga Exercises: Focus on the Third Eye, Kirtan Kriya, Archer Pose, Whistle Breaths, all exercises with forehead resting on floor.

Seventh (Crown) Chakra: Humility and Vastness Transcendence. The Tenth Gate. The seat of the soul. Location: Crown of the head. Organ/Gland: Brain, pineal gland. Color: Violet.

Yoga Exercises: Ego Eradicator, Sat Kriya, Concentrating on the Tip of the Nose, All meditation.

Eighth Chakra: The Aura Radiance. Location: Electromagnetic field surrounding the physical body. Color: White.

Yoga Exercises: Triangle Pose, Ego Eradicator, Archer Pose, All arm exercises and all meditation.

[From Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power by Shakti Parwha Kaur andT he KRI Aquarian Teacher Training Level 1 Manual]

For Information on Integrated Practices:

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
APOGEE Paradigm™
Tappan, New York 10983

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Today ~ APOGEE Moon

apogee |ˈapəjē|
noun Astronomy
• the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is furthest from the earth. The opposite of perigee .
• figurative the highest point in the development of something; the climax or culmination of something.
(Webster's dictionary)

APOGEE... the furthest distance... and so a paradigm is defined, reaching the light, going the distance, holding to a distant quest.

The moon is presently at APOGEE.
Feb 18 4:13 PM 404,376 km 251,268 mi

APOGEE Learning Enhancement Training Systems™ was founded in 1983... named metaphorically, for it was known that to live fulfillment, to realize the gifts of time and SELF, one was to be committed to a vision of light, to one's inner quest, be it of the academics, the arts, the science and spirit of well being and responsible action. Each APOGEE enterprise calls for going the distance...
This connect, this accord, this resonance with the APOGEE Moon is ever so strong. The metaphor that inspired the APOGEE as my life's work, resounds with the distant light... the quest made real.
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
A sigh and the movement of breath becomes ever so real,  a word spoken and awakened are thoughts and perceptions,  a sound heard and alerted is the body, the mind, the spirit, pulsing, vibrating, sounding, sounding, sounding, inner movements, cells in communication, flow, organs in response, dissonance, resonance, harmony, entrainment, adjustment, alignment, assimilation, accord, pulsing, vibrating, sounding sounding sounding, this the body attuned, this the APOGEE known.
APOGEE Acu-Tone™


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sphenoid and Pelvic Bones... as below... for the good of the one...

Castellano/ English
Basado en una investigacion de Rose Marie Raccioppi la analogia de forma y resonancia entre el hueso esfenoide donde se aloja la glandula pituitaria y la pelvis donde estan las glandulas de la fertilidad, muestra las relaciones entre el "arriba o plano celestial" y el "abajo o plano fisico".
Based on Rose Marie Raccioppi research the analogy of shape and resonance between the sphenoid bone where the pituitary gland lays and the pelvis where are the glands of fertility, shows the relationships between the "celestial plane" and "physical plane "

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brighten your mood, bring vibrancy to your face and a bounce to your step... The Sphenoid and Pelvic Bones...The APOGEE Paradigm™.

“As Above, so Below; as Below, so Above.”
The Principle of Correspondence
The Kybalion

Female Pelvis

Male Pelvis

Sphenoid Bone

Bone as Form and Conductor

The structure of bone as form and conductor of sound has led to the development and refinement of APOGEE Acu-Tone.™ By placing calibrated vibrating tuning forks to specific points on the sphenoid bone and ear, facial vibrancy comes forward. By placing onto the pelvic bones, an ease of gait, a more secure sense of balance and a sure footed stance comes forward.

The sphenoid and the pelvic bones are themselves resonant chambers. Each articulate with other bones and both house and protect organ systems. The specific tuning fork vibrations brought to these bones carry harmonic cell signaling,  experienced and reported as a deep sense of relaxation, renewal, and well being. 

As one observes the sphenoid bone of the skull and the pelvic bones,  one can only marvel at the divinity of these structures, wings indeed, and so the soaring intention of creation made manifest.

"That which is above is as that which is below,  and that which is below is as that which is above,  to perform the miracles of the One Thing."  The Emerald Table of Hermes Trismegistus*

YES,  Brighten your mood, bring vibrancy to your face and a bounce to your step...  Restorative Frequencies are carried by bone to the nervous system, and organs of the body. Bone conducts, and we are tuned and orchestrated for wellbeing. 

To further clarify:

The benefits, the integrity and the safety of this sounding modality have been documented from its introduction and development since 1983. All inquiries are welcomed and will be responded to.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Sound Therapy ~ Tuning forks:

As with a a piano, or any fine instrument, one's body can be tuned to a state of accord and balance. Applying the vibrations of tuning forks brings about changes in the body’s response systems, bringing the nervous system, muscle tone and organs into harmonic balance. The body is brought to a deep state of relaxation and feelings of well being.

Those who have experienced APOGEE Acu-Tone™ consistently have found the benefits to be welcomed and consistent:

•Provides instantaneous deep relaxation
•Balances physical energy
•Relieves stress by bringing your body into a centered space
•Awakens the life energy of your cells
•Eliminates tightness of muscles
•Reduces pain, tenderness, associated with injuries or stress
•Integrates left and right brain
•Brings the nervous system into balance
•Relieves headaches
•Fosters mental clarity and brain functioning
•Develops and refines sonic abilities

Inquiries Welcomed ~ 
Call for your Introductory Consultation.
toll free: 1-866-228-8663

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy: What is known ~ what is applied ~ Vibration and the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm

FACIAL VIBRANCY...restorative frequencies and pathways...

Facial Vibrancy has been experienced by the application of restorative frequencies to points of articulation on the sphenoid bone. The Right and Left Eye pathways, Right, Sun God Ra, and Left, Moon God THOTH, as put forth by the ancient Egyptians, mark the pathway and articulation points to the sphenoid bone. The principles and practices of APOGEE Acu-Tone are those of Ancient Egyptian Sound Healing Wisdom. 

YES, since seven years of age, I have been guided...

For more information or to arrange a consultation contact/call:
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
Founder Director
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
Vibrational Sound Therapy
Tappan, New York

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy: What is known ~ what is applied ~ Vibration and the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm:
Antiquité égyptienne du musée du Louvre. Boîte au nom de Chépenoupet II. Argent, Bronze, Ivoire,Or.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Helping Individuals Heal Themselves with Sound Therapy

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The September, 2016 Issue of Natural Awakenings is indeed a dynamic issue. Articles, services, products, all in support of health and wellbeing. Thrilled to be featured in Community Spotlight, "Helping Inviduals Heal themselves with Sound Therapy." Here for you to read... yes, enjoy!

Community Spotlight Rose Marie Raccioppi Helping Individuals Heal Themselves with Sound Therapy

Rose Marie Raccioppi helps people heal through sound therapy, empowerment and more. She is the founder and President of APOGEE ™ Learning Enhancement Training Systems, Attunement Therapy™, Acu- Tone™, and APOGEE Art™. She also is an educational consultant in private practice as well as an artist and poet laureate.
When she attended an orchestra as a 7 year old and heard the dissonant sounds of the tuning up phase shift into beautiful melodious sounds as the performance began, she knew that her purpose was to help tune up the world. “I thought that if we could do that in ourselves, how beautiful the world would be.” Years later she is doing just that.
The healing modalities and techniques she uses have evolved over time and always have been informed by her own life experiences. “When I was diagnosed with cancer over 34 years ago, an awakening was experienced. I took full responsibility for these changes in my body. What brought this body to such a state that it was now consuming itself? In my quest for understanding, in my vision of health and well-being, I pursued a course of study in yoga science at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science in Honesdale, PA. I received the support and the teachings of the founder Swami Rama and Rudolph Ballentine, MD, the then medical director of the integrative holistic training program.”
Raccioppi explains the role of sound in our lives and how being attuned to it can improve our well-being:
Sound/vibration is a life force. Vibration is inherent in every motion, in every color, in every emotion, in every thought, in every word, in every experience, in every structure. The heart is the middle chakra and can be seen as a metaphor for the universe. The heart gives voice to our thoughts, creation, vision and spirit but also signals all that is above and below. Think about phrases such as ‘my heart’s not in it’ or ‘feeling heartfelt’. Part of our work is to understand when we do not feel loving and joyful and to look into our self to find why we are in a state of discontent. And then determine how to change that. Every feeling that is buried will come back. My joy is for my clients to become so knowledgeable that they no longer need my services.
Words are vibration, be they spoken, sung, shouted, whispered, voiced or silent as thoughts, associations and impressions. The vowels are the breath of the words, the consonants the body of the word. Each of the seven vowels relate to each nerve plexus, also known as chakras. Each consonant activates specific organs by its very vibration. The understanding of sound, words and cell communication have marked my life’s work as an educator, activist, advocate, poet, artist, personal coach and sound therapist.
The words we choose can change our perception. Think about the difference between saying ‘life is half over at 50’ versus saying ‘50 is a new evolutionary stage’. I recommend bringing that type of consciousness to each phase of life and to truly feel the joy of each stage. You even can bring additional meaning to words. For me, the word SELF is Spirit, Evolution, Love, Freedom and with that one always is in joyfulness.
Sound Therapy
Sound therapy is a means by which the body, the mind and the spirit receive restorative frequencies. APOGEE Acu- Tone™ has been an ever expanding practice, with documented benefits since its presentation in 1983. It provides an energetic evaluation that brings both therapist and client to an understanding of presenting need. Based upon this evaluation, specific restorative and balancing frequencies are administered to acupuncture points, meridian pathways, cranium points and reflexology points via medical grade, calibrated bell quality, stainless steel tuning forks. Chimes, sound pipes, gongs, singing bowls, drums, lyres, cymbals, Celtic harp and an assortment of handmade wood clappers, castanets and xylophones are among the offerings for the exploration of sound and vibration within an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session.
We are all responsible for our own healing. The call to ‘know thyself’ is indeed paramount. To be open to cause, to be willing to explore cause, to confront what may call for change, to be willing to set a course of thought and action that will bring resolve, rests with the volition, the tenacity, the determination and the faith of the person to be fully responsible to self.
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI, is located at 172 Liberty Rd. in Tappan. She can be reached at 359-9056 or To learn more, visit,  www. , ApogeeLearning. and
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. -Aristotle
Recommended Reading 
Radical Healing by Rudolph Ballentine, MD 
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol Truman