Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Birth Awakening Song

Within YOU is the Birth Awakening Song. Tones that are in harmonic resonance with your very BEING. Your birth number in chanting splendor, restorative vibrations of SELF onto SELF. This newly offered by APOGEE Acu-Tone™.

The numbers of our birth are brought to a composite number of two values, this is further combined to a composite number from 1 to 9. Each has its own significance. A chant is created from this configuration of each of the two numbers, and of the composite single digit number, in accord with the corresponding vibrational sounds.  It has proven itself to be restorative. It is then a chant that can be practiced to bring forth renewed balance and a willful determination for wellbeing. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI

APOGEE Acu-Tone™
All inquiries welcomed ~ All questions answered
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Rockland County, New York : 845-359-9056

Monday, December 11, 2017

PAIN... calls for C A U S E ...

PAIN … calls  for  C A U S E…

Where is the PAIN? Why is the body calling for your attention? What liberation, what understanding, what knowing, what compassion is sought? PAIN, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, is but a calling to understand CAUSE and EFFECT… Seek CAUSE..where is there a violation of…

Evolution … 

Rose Marie Raccioppi
APOGEE Paradigm™

APOGEE Acu-Tone™
All inquiries welcomed ~ All questions answered
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Rockland County, New York : 845-359-9056

Friday, November 17, 2017

Y E S ... letters that define a destiny...

Y E S, we are shaped, moved, motivated, inspired, by experiences, by people in our lives, by places, by time itself. We create perceptions, orientations and visions of ourselves and the world we share. We are ever in response to CAUSE and EFFECT. The more we become aware of the source of perception, and the impetus for each of our responses, the more we are able to develop a command of SELF. Such command implies discernment, understanding, willingness to seek cause, appreciate effect, and take full responsibility for one's actions, behavior, and projections. This is the focus inherent in the APOGEE Paradigm™.
Through a process that includes an energetic evaluation, via direct body biofeedback, one is brought to understand the consciousness that defines security, flow, creativity, power, passion, balance, expression, vision and one's sense of purpose and BEING.
I have the pleasure and the honor of working with students of life across the age span, from school aged children and teens, to adults. I am ever so pleased to share a testimonial received, most recently, from one who has experienced the benefits of APOGEE Acu-Tone™. His words, my delight...
"Within a very short time after meeting Rose Marie Raccioppi, my life changed almost instantly. Her Vibrational Sound Therapy and great wisdom that she offers helped me not only resolve the chronic pain in my jaw and face, but also helped me find new parts of myself that I had yet discovered. After my first session with Rose Marie, I was astonished by how much younger I looked; and how much better I could see. It was almost like I was reborn into a new world with a much greater sense of clarity, and freedom from all the previous tension I had been carrying in my body for so many years.
As time went on after our first session, I could see the results continuing to work as the days went on. I could understand things better, hear much clearer, and found myself letting go of certain patterns in my life that were holding me back from being as happy and successful as I wished to be. I’ve been dealing with TMJ, and ear ringing (tinnitus), for almost years now, and what a relief it is after all this time to finally meet someone who has the specific skill set to provide the healing I have been in search of. Not only do I feel great physically, but also Rose Marie has given me the tools and insight that I needed to make certain changes on my own for the benefit of my life.
Through this whole process, I have become much more HAPPY, HEALTHY, and MINDFUL/AWARE of who I am; and how wonderful life truly is. Ultimately, it is all thanks to Rose Marie for opening the door for me, and showing me the way into the deeper parts of myself. "
- With LOVE
Eric Toher
July 24, 2015

To BE Reborn Onto SELF...
More and more research has shown how significant music/sound is to memory. A familiar melody, a sound, and with it time and memory become present, alive, and newly real. APOGEE Acu-Tone™ offers pure acoustic sounding to bring us to our Primordial BEING. Restorative frequencies feed the energetic need. We are enlivened to the SELF that calls to wellbeing. We are freed to explore our consciousness as cause and effect. Testimonials speak to the experienced myriad of benefits. Yes, our Primordial BEING is responsive to all that is sound, all that is vibration, all that has become part of our consciousness.
Pure acoustic sound/vibration brings one to be reborn onto SELF...This known by the ancients of Egypt as they created Sound Chambers within designated pyramids. Greek and Roman philosophers, sculptors and artists, put forth the interrelationship between, sound, form and structure as expressions of divine proportion and sacred geometry. Creation, be it of human life, animal life, plant life, mineral and crystal life, is the ever expressive spiral, vortex of form and sound. Creation offers Harmonic Alignment and Dynamic Stability.
Do peruse the postings here offered: questions are welcomed.

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Rose Marie Raccioppi
Tappan, New York
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Friday, November 3, 2017

The ultimate accord... Harmony...

The founding of APOGEE Acu-Tone™

Sound as a 'resolution' was conceived in the innocent perceptions of a seven year old when listening and viewing, for the first time, a live orchestra 'tuning up' right before her eyes. The marvel of creating harmony, at that moment, defined her life's quest on how to 'tune up the world." Since the world is made up of people, she thought that if people were well tuned, then harmony would become real. "YES," she affirmed, that was a good place to start.

The year was 1945, she had lived through World War II, the air raid drills, the sound of aircraft overhead, the sirens and the black out drills. She remembered listening to her own heart beating when under the bed during a black out drill. Listening, feeling, observing, the tone of speech, the body tone, sounds and people, people and sounds guided her growing sensitivity and awareness. Research, research, practice, practice, development, integration, and so a truly holistic paradigm has been put forth. 

Thirty eight years later the vision of this seven year old was realized as she introduced APOGEE Acu-Tone™ at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science, followed by a tour in 1996, supported by Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment. The year 2017 marks a 34 year professional practice of APOGEE Acu-Tone™ bringing documented benefit to hundreds that have availed themselves of the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience. This seven year old, now a well seasoned practitioner, is the acclaimed Rose Marie Raccioppi, founder and director of APOGEE Acu-Tone™.

What is APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Sound Healing?

Sound healing is the therapeutic application of sound frequencies to the body/mind of a person with the intention of bringing them into a state of harmony and health. The dictionary defines ‘harmony’ as ‘congruity of parts to their whole or to one another’. ‘Health’ is defined as ‘the state of being bodily and mentally vigorous and free of disease’. 

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Resonance and Cell Communication

Every organ, bone, and cell in the body has its own resonant frequency. Each Chakra or nerve plexus has its associated tonal frequency. Together they make up a composite frequency like the instruments of an orchestra. When one Chakra or one organ in the body is out of tune it will affect the whole body. Through the process of entrainment each organ is brought into harmony with the rest of the body, resulting in a feeling of ease, relaxation, and a newly felt command of self and well being.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Entrainment Transformation Principle

The Entrainment Transformation Principle, a physics phenomenon of resonance, first observed in the 17th century, has an effect on all of us. Entrainment is defined as the tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. It is also defined as a synchronization of two or more rhythmic cycles. The principle of entrainment is universal, appearing in chemistry, pharmacology, biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, astronomy, architecture and more. The classic example shows individual pulsing heart muscle cells. When they are brought close together, they begin pulsing in synchrony.

The principle of entrainment explains how sound healing works. A harmonious sound projected at a person who is in a state of disharmony will eventually bring them into resonance with the harmonious sound. Our atoms, molecules, cells, glands and organs all have a vibrational frequency. Sounds from outside our body will stimulate sympathetic vibration in the molecules and cells of our body.

The APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience begins with our own heartbeat and awareness of breath. Seven sounds, each vibrating to notes C to B are applied to acupuncture points, cranium points, chakras and meridians. 

Chakras, Acupuncture Points, Cranium Points and Meridians, offer fields, points and pathways of passage for the sound. Each sound provided is in response to the need of the body. The body provides the information that guides both the giver and the receiver. 

The Benefits of APOGEE Acu-Tone™

The benefits of APOGEE Acu-Tone™ developed by pioneering Rose Marie Raccioppi, have been documented by improved awareness of self, significant stress reduction, deep relaxation, pain relief, and a consistently verbalized and visible improvement in balance, centeredness, health, accompanied by a feeling of well being and renewal.

"…When force of circumstance upsets your balance, lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to harmony will increase your mastery of it.." 
Marcus Aurelius 

What is known ~ what is applied ~ Vibration and the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm

APOGEE Acu-Tone™
All inquiries welcomed ~ All questions answered
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Rockland County, New York : 845-359-9056

"When you are born, your work is placed in your heart” 
Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, October 25, 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. October 25, 2017: Moon at apogee (251,751 miles or 405,154 km)

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™



Friday, October 13, 2017

Community Spotlight Rose Marie Raccioppi

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 ApogeeLearning.comApogeeLearning. 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  

Friday, September 15, 2017

NOW is the calling...

The BODY as INFORMER... the dialogues of quest, pain, disease, stress, ill health are petitions for understanding and care...
The philosopher speaks to the power of "Know Thyself,” beauty, truth, the musician speaks to resonance and harmony. the artist speaks to form, line, structure, color, the poet speaks to passion, word, vision, the educator speaks to focus, intent, skill, task, process, mastery, the martial arts master speaks to discipline, commitment and power, the coach speaks to game, rules, and winning, the body worker speaks to flexibility, strength, readiness. Should not the physician, the therapist, the counselor, the dietitian, each health professional, know the significance of each of these dialogues?? 
Truly a holistic paradigm of health care is called for! A person’s health and wellbeing are drawn from a myriad of influences, be they of heredity, environment, nutrition, experience, thought, attitude, care, abuse, trauma, imaginings, creativity, practices, consciousness. YES, the practices of seers, sages, healers, of Ancient Egypt, India, China, Rome, Greece, were guided by the ways of nature found in the human condition. Have we become so arrogant in our orientation to hold to the giving of prescriptive medications as the answer to all the ills of humankind? Are we coming to the realization that health care is to be mindful of cause and effect, supporting need, rather than simply masking symptoms? The body is a message bearer… it has a cell signaling process, not to be muffled, but to be decoded, respected, and understood, for its physical, neurological, chemical, emotional, energetic, call for balance and wellbeing.

CAUSE and EFFECT have guided the orientations, research and development of specific service offerings and practices, both personally and professionally, since the Founding of the APOGEE Paradigm™ in 1983. YES, ‘Know Thyself’ … in all dimensions of need and power, in all aspects of health and wellbeing, in all expressions of consciousness. Listen to YOUR BODY AS INFORMER and learn its language of expressed need.


Accord, Communication, Cell Signaling, Indicator Muscles, Innervation… and known be the experience of body, triggered by structure, form, balance, stress, the full province of consciousness.

The artistry of our anatomical structure was indeed fully embraced by Leonardo da Vinci. How is a body constructed for movement, for survival, for life itself? Is there a ‘measure’ of man? By what divinity are proportions created? How is  form and function aligned? Wherein lies the embrace of grace, spirit and beauty? Man as divine proportion, as sacred geometry, as living spirit, as the art of BEING,  are expressed in da Vinci’s drawings, paintings, depictions, constructions, illustrated dissections. The depth of his knowing, his inspired exploration, his brilliant discoveries, his ever questioning genius, have been given unto us, indeed as the ART of BEING. 

To understand the body, its calling for nurturance, support, awareness, is to understand the very workings of our everyday existence. Every pain, every discomfort, ever illness, every disease, is the body calling for reappraisal, for change, for balance. And so we look to nutrition, to exercise, to relaxation, to massage, to what brings joy, satisfaction, goal and purpose. The body is reactive, reactive, reactive… Health and wellbeing are the result of responsiveness to the reactive body.

By the understanding of the very responsiveness of specific muscles and innervation points, one can bring an informed awareness of what the body is signaling. The Deltoid Muscle, as an indicator muscle, is used to measure the presence of, or obstruction of, energetic flow. The Deltoid Muscle located on the outer aspect of the shoulder is recognized by its triangular shape. It was named after the Greek letter Delta for the similar shape they both share. The deltoid muscle is constructed with three main sets of fibers: anterior, middle, and posterior. These fibers are connected by a very thick tendon and are anchored into a V-shaped channel. This channel is housed in the shaft of the humerus bone in the arm. The deltoid muscle is responsible for the brunt of all arm rotation.  It is also tasked with stopping dislocation and injury to the humerus when carrying heavy loads. One of the most common injuries to the deltoid muscle is a deltoid strain. Deltoid strain is characterized by sudden and sharp pain where injured, intense soreness and pain when lifting the arm out from the side of the body, and tenderness and swelling caused by, and located at, the deltoid muscle. Pain and/or weakness of the deltoid muscle is not only an indication of physical injury, but is a responsive indicator to stress and/or trauma, real, remembered, perceived, or imagined.

The BODY as INFORMER… this the science and the art of direct body biofeedback. 

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI 
The Academics and the Arts
APOGEE Paradigm™
Tappan, New York 
Founder/Director APOGEE Acu-Tone™ 
Vibrational Sound Therapy 

c. 1200, Greek letter shaped like a triangle, equivalent to our "D," the name from Phoenician daleth "tent door." Herodotus used it of the mouth of the Nile, and it was so used in English from 1550s; applied to other river mouths from 1790.

word-forming element meaning "like, like that of, thing like a ______," from Latinized form of Greek -oeides, from eidos "form," related to idein "to see," eidenai "to know;" literally "to see," from PIE *weid-es-, from root *weid- "to see, to know" (see vision). The -o- is connective or a stem vowel from the previous element.

1741, in deltoid muscle, so called for its shape, from Greek deltoeides "triangular," literally "shaped like the letter delta;" see delta + -oid.