Since then I have been conducting ‘gong baths’ at several locations around the Tweed and Byron region where I live. The conception of the ‘gong bath’ which is a period of bliss created by several light percussive and rhythmic instruments punctuated by the use of nine gongs ranging in size from 24″to the beautiful 38″ Sedna and Sun gongs to create within the participants, a period of total relaxation and the meditative state which can last for many days after the ‘bath’. The ‘gong bath’ is generally for a period of over one hour with the major component, the gongs, lasting for 45 minutes. The volume is not high, the vibrations are surreal, and the total experience is amazing. Some of the instruments used are conch shell, to clear the air, the Indian Shruti Box, a musical drone type of instrument, medicine drums, White Stone Carillon bowl, Tibetan singing bowls, wind chimes, chakra chimes, tuned tongue drums and ocean drums, to name a few.
On your sonic journey you can visit the ocean, with waves, whales and dolphins, you can visit the outer reaches of the Solar System, you can go wherever your dream state takes you during your sonic journey!!! The possibilities are endless. This is why I have set up ‘Planet Earth Gongs’ to get the word out there, and the word is gong!!!!!
The gongs I use are 7 Paiste Planetary gongs with additional symphonic and orchestral gongs to punctuate the overall sounds. I hope to be able to create a sound bath for you and your friends. It will be an experience that will not be forgotten.
“Feel the resonance of these ancient instruments for days after a gong bath. The sound and vibration of the Gongs produces a feeling of rejuvenation and inner peace placing you in a meditative, relaxed state. Be prepared to be taken on a journey through the Solar System.
There is a magic within the Gongs that has to be heard to be realised.”