The Magic of Sound by Patti
This blog I am going to talk about the magic of sound. Cultures the world over use sound to attune to, invoke, and transform consciousness. Sound is a powerful tool, because it is vibrational in nature, and we are vibrational beings. Modern science shows us that all life is vibrational in nature. This is in line with age old mystical thought of most cultures, which often alludes to the vibrational nature of Creation. We have all experienced it… whether an “AMEN” at the end of a prayer – or an “OM” at the end of a yoga class. I work with sound a lot in my magical workings. From banging a loud gong to powerfully shift energy to the ringing of soft chimes to gently awaken the senses or spirits.
My favorite use of sound magic is with our human voice. From chanting and singing, to the conscious use of specific sounds to evoke a specific outcome. It is called a HEKA. Heka means the Art of Sound, or Alchemy of sound itself. Here is a basic rule… Consonants are FORM – Form that Shapes. Vowels are FORCE – Forces that ignite. You can make up your own Hekas from that! Try just doing vowel sounds ahhh, ehhh, eeee, oooo, uuuuu – and see how invigorating it can be! Chanting vowels sounds is great before an important meeting or test where you need clarity and focus. Here are a few more meanings of sounds: U is dragon vowel (Nature into action). LOVE is the force / power. A is vowel that brings birth / life. L is Dragon in the land. Z is Serpent – Lightening strike between heaven and earth. (Divine wisdom) Try using these sounds in a chant. Note how you feel, what you experience, what sight and senses open up, etc… Pretty cool huh?! Powerful too! Now, go out and make up your own power chants and sounds… I promise, it will open up a whole new magical world for you! Remember, magic is EVERYWHERE!