Monday, July 29, 2013

Sound/Vibration and the APOGEE Paradigm...

"…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

Learning is meant to be an ever present life long process. Life experiences, perception, behavior and specific habit patterns can enhance, block or limit our ability to profit from particular learning opportunities. Opportunities are created. We each have the power to bring ourselves to a state of greater harmony, greater readiness and greater understanding. Potential can be nurtured. The realms of potential are many. Although there are hundreds of locations of focused or concentrated energy within our body, there are however, seven specific energy centers referred to as chakras. The chakras are spinning vortexes of energy. When these energy centers are open and balanced, we more readily realize our potential for health, learning and creativity.

Each energy center has its own element, vibrational quality, pattern of energy and is associated with particular aspects of intelligence, perception and cognition. To enhance learning one must necessarily enhance the flow of energy through each of these centers. Energy is influenced by all we experience, physically, emotionally and spiritually. An imbalance of energies and stress are known to adversely effect one's well being as well as one's ability to focus, and meet the challenges of learning. Learning is an experience that taps into our physical, emotional and spiritual being.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ employs a system of evaluation that allows the recipient to gain personal knowledge and feedback. The Acu-Tone™ session applies the tuning fork vibration to those energy channels and points that have been identified in the evaluation process. The sound is purely acoustic with a note range, of  C - D - E - F - G - A - B. APOGEE Acu-Tone™ was first conceived several years before its public presentation. Over a decade of experimentation and research was in place before its public introduction in 1983, as a sound healing and energy balancing system. Sound has been used as a healing force for thousands of years. All ancient civilizations used sound for healing. Traditional cultures still surviving today understand the remarkable healing power that lies in sound. 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’.

Dr Alfred Tomatis (1920–2001) the French ear, nose and throat specialist, devoted over 50 years to understanding the ear and its function. He held that the ear is the most important of all our sense organs. The ear controls the body’s sense of balance, rhythm and movement and is the conductor of the entire nervous system. In an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session, sound vibration, via tuning forks are applied to specific points on and around the ear. Through the medulla, the auditory nerve connects with all the muscles of the body. Hence, muscle tone, equilibrium, flexibility and vision are affected by sound. Through the vagus nerve, the inner ear connects with the larynx, heart, lungs, stomach, liver, bladder, kidneys, small intestine and large intestine. Every organ, bone, and cell in the body has its own resonant frequency. Together they make up a composite frequency like the instruments of an orchestra. When one organ in the body is out of tune it will affect the whole body.

The principle of entrainment explains how sound healing works and how APOGEE Acu-Tone™ delivers its benefits. 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. APOGEE Acu-Tone™ through the use of specifically calibrated tuning forks applied to meridians, acupuncture points and cranium points, brings the recipient into a reported and visible state of balance, centeredness, and well being. Balancing of energies, deep relaxation, body awareness, and the ability to maintain focus, are significant considerations for children as well as adults who experience the effects of stress. APOGEE Acu-Tone™ has brought a myriad of benefits resulting in a feeling of well being, relaxation, keener awareness, ability to focus, maintain attention and a renewed readiness to learn. A heightened sense of self, in balance and in command, are consistently reported following an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session. Children who have experienced an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session state: 'just feel good,' 'quiet inside,' 'not nervous,' 'real cool,' 'wow neat,' 'happy,' 'headache is gone,' 'nothing hurts now,' 'all better,' 'ready to go,' 'awesome.'

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.

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 biochemistry, 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

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

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

The power that breaks the grip of oppression...the Alchemy of SELF...

Man in freedom so born is he
Yet shackled he sets himself to be
Oppression dark upon heart yet be lain
The echoes of emotion still held profane
The mind to silence daunting echoes of time past
And free the self from binding chains cast
Memory called to free mind, heart and soul
Alchemy to ring its welcomed toll.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

The truth, the innocence, and the all-knowing spirit of life fills our first breath. Who and what answers our first cry? What happens in the moments of life that fill the years to follow? Do we become the sum total of who touches, who answers, who denies, who ignores, who accepts, who rejects, who encourages? What moves us out of the shadow of our own experience? How do we hold on to the promise and joy of our own experience? How do we befriend that knowing within? What is the power that breaks the grip of oppression? What is this power that declares in silence, in words, in deed? What is this power that knows only itself as its teacher? 

These are the questions that have lead to a thirty year journey and the founding of APOGEE Acu-Tone™.  What is called for is a willingness to understand and explore the trappings of consciousness, the perceptions held as truth, the illusions, compensations, and survival mechanisms, that may or may not serve well being over time. It is this willingness that allows for awareness, confrontation and ultimate resolve. It is this willingness that re-opens the door to SELF. 

Across the age span there are experiences that leave in its wake a trauma. The implant and the aftermath of that trauma must be transformed, released, and ultimately healed.  Every experience brings with it a host of cell signaling to each organ system of the body. Understanding each system as a language of vibration is key. Providing harmonic cell signaling, relaxing the tensions within the body, allowing the body to move to a balanced state, have been shown to be significantly effective in addressing the anxiety associated with PTS - Post Traumatic Stress. By bringing response mechanisms to full awareness the path to recovery is defined. This the APOGEE Paradigm™ - this the service provision of APOGEE Acu-Tone™.

Image: Ugolino and His Sons, ca.1857-1861, Saint-Béat marble 1865-1867, Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter, 1827-1875, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Everyone should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all,  a marvelous work of art, of indescribable beauty, and mystery beyond human conception, and so delicate that a word, a breath, a look, nay, a thought may injure it.  Nikola Tesla  (Source: “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy," The Century Magazine, June, 1900.)

There are aspects of the human condition that call for transcendence. This my life's work as an educational and sound therapist ... art and poetry, as expressions of the soaring spirit in pursuit of truth.  Ever the quest for deeper understanding.  Ever the need for liberation.   Rose Marie Raccioppi

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy: Sounding Time in Reflection ~

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

 APOGEE Acu-Tone™ - welcomed results... 
A Revolutionary Energy Balancing Paradigm.
All inquiries welcomed ~ All questions answered

Rockland County, NY Local Number: 845-359-9056

Monday, July 15, 2013

Two Tuning Forks Set Up For Entrainment...

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ...

Two tuning forks set up for entrainment, that interchange of vibration that brings balance to the organ system in communication. Learn how an engaging, non-invasive process brings about balance, pain relief, deep relaxation, revitalized energy, stress reduction and addresses the issues of PTS... all on the levels of cell communication.

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ ~ Vibrational Sound Therapy: Sounding Time in Reflection ~

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

 APOGEE Acu-Tone™ - welcomed results... 
A Revolutionary Energy Balancing Paradigm.
All inquiries welcomed ~ All questions answered

Rockland County, NY Local Number: 845-359-9056

Saturday, July 13, 2013

PTS... Intrusive Thoughts

No one ever returns from war. We are all casualties, as are the victims of terrorism. 
Not just those who are killed or maimed, but those who are there. They saw war in a very small place. Some say that with time they will get over it.  
Not true.  It fades. Goes out of focus. Takes up less space in your consciousness, but spiritually you have been captured.  
Your soul remains a prisoner. 
Then days, years, even decades later, one of your senses will be a trigger.  A smell, a sound – and instantly you’ll be back there in full color.  But only you can see it and, as quickly as it came, it’s gone.   
As fast as gunfire – and nothing’s faster than gunfire. It’s past you before you hear it. They’re not flashbacks. It’s not some Rambo-rampage.  It’s more subtle, more fleeting.  Often triggered by something mundane – harmless and innocent. 
They’re just sights, sounds, and smells, that happen to be around you when your world went crazy.  They’re like daydreams.  The professionals call them “intrusive thoughts.”  
I’m not a psychiatrist or a doctor. Hell, I’m not even a good patient. But I’ve been around this block a couple of times. We all have had these experiences.  
For the normal people, whoever they are, usually intrusive thoughts are things that come back from childhood. 
When you were a kid you had more time to dwell on things.  Also, you had less on your mind so things made more of an impression.  Colors were brighter. Smells were more pungent.  Sounds were sharper. Tastes were stronger. So today you may smell a turkey cooking and for a brief moment it will take you back to your grandmother’s house during the holidays.  The sound of wind chimes might bring you back to your uncle’s back porch.  Get the picture?  We all have had them.
However, for the combat veteran they’re far less pleasant and in a funny way, far more nuanced.  For me there were no more beautiful sunsets after Vietnam.  It took me years to figure this one out.  
I could be sitting completely comfortable on a pleasant deck after a day’s work with a beer watching the sun go down. Tranquil, right?  I would become uneasy, uncomfortable, hyper-alert, hyper-vigilant, and there was nothing that I understood that should have caused that. There were no bad thoughts and I wasn’t concerned about anything in particular.  I thought I must have been going crazy.  But I wasn’t.  However, there are those that would argue that point.
I was having a perfectly normal reaction to an abnormal set of circumstances.  In Vietnam, the setting sun was a warning of night. Night belonged to Charlie and my platoon would soon be moving into an ambush position. That smoky, hazy, jungle twilight was soon followed by the inky Asian night, and you would lie silent praying for morning or a quick death.  It’d been decades since the dust-off helicopter lifted me out of my war.    
I thought at least for me the war was over.  It was over for me like it was over for others.  For anyone who’s been to war, it was over and over and over.  Even today, if I hear the sound of a Huey helicopter, I have to stop and look up.  The difference is, at least today I know why I’m doing it.  Trauma is trauma – whether in Boston or Baghdad, and if you were there your mind becomes a dry sponge, which is thrown into a raging river of sound and fury absorbing all of it – even the seemingly peaceful things.  
And they will come back and remind you when you least expect it.                                                   

Submitted by:
Jerry Donnellan, Director
Veterans Service Agency of Rockland County
  • 20 Squadron Boulevard, Suite 480
  • New City, New York  10956
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As reported in ROCK VETS: Newsletter: July, 2012. Volume 3, Issue 5:


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There are many different ways to help people deal with the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress. Some of you may be interested in the following information about sound therapy as an alternative treatment for PTSD. It just might help. If you have questions or would like further information, please call Rose Marie Raccioppi at 845-359-9056. A free initial consultation is offered.

PTSD ~ A spectrum of pain... A Responsive Paradigm

What is not in this moment, seen or heard, can yet be known and deeply felt. What is felt is the aftermath of an impression, a reference point, a memory. And so as we encounter each moment, we come to live the ongoing effect of our experiences, be they of joy or pain. We live within a spectrum of PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Deep within the consciousness lies the sounding call, the vibration that draws to itself the original experience. This vibratory connection within the memory of each cell must be fully understood. This is the paradigm of APOGEE Acu-Tone™ fully applied. To restructure the associated consciousness, to reeducate/rehabilitate the cell signaling, to bring forward a commanding awareness, to reduce the associated stress, to align energies for responsive well-being, this the intent and documented benefits of the vibrational/sound therapy program, APOGEE Acu-Tone™. Your inquiries are welcomed. Your questions will be answered. A free initial consultation is offered. E-mail: or Visit: 

Call: Toll Free: 1- 866-ACU-TONE (1-866-228-8663) Local: 845-359-9056.
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI, Founder/Director APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Tappan, New York
Photo Credit: Ed Smelser's photo. FB wall photo.