Friday, August 5, 2016

From Ancient Egypt to Modern Day Practice...

The vowel is the breath of the word. In song it is selectively celebrated and we rejoice. Each vowel is its own vibration, its own signaling to the body, mind and spirit. Each sounding vibration has its corresponding color, its corresponding light, its corresponding nerve plexus, its corresponding chakra. Chanting the seven vowels has proven itself to be balancing and energizing to each of the seven energy centers. A lullaby, with a repetitive refrain of the seven vowels, brings about deep relaxation, and for the child a state of sleep. The signaling sequence of the seven vowels, from the root to the crown chakra, are the long vowel sounds of O-I-E-W (oo)-U-Y(ee)-A. Based upon an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ energetic evaluation, a prescriptive sequencing of the vowels is offered. YES, one can chant and bring about a welcomed state of BEING. 

For more information or to make an appointment for your prescriptive vowel chant:

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
Founder Director
APOGEE Acu-Tone™
Vibrational Sound Therapy
Tappan, New York

An added word...

The Egyptian culture extends back to 4000 BC and they have a long tradition of vowel sound chant. A Greek traveler, Demetrius, circa 200 B.C., wrote that the Egyptians used vowel sounds in their rituals:

‘In Egypt, when priests sing hymns to the Gods they sing the seven vowels in due succession and the sound has such euphony that men listen to it instead of the flute and the lyre.'

The Corpus Hermeticum also contains a reference to the Egyptian's use of sound as distinct from words. This book was probably redacted in the 1st century AD but it is believed to be much older, possible as early as 1400 BC:

In a letter from Asklepios to King Amman [he says]: ‘As for us, we do not use simple words but sounds all filled with power.'

The Egyptians believed that vowel sounds were sacred, so much so that their written hieroglyphic language contains no vowels. We can, therefore, safely assume that vowel sound chant carried a powerful significance for their priests.

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