Some of the incredible instruments used in Gong Therapy, Gong Yoga Nidra, and Sound bath experiences.
Paiste Planet Gongs are tuned to the orbits of the celestial bodies in our solar system. These frequencies are made audible thanks to the groundbreaking work of Hans Cousto, author of The Cosmic Octave. This gong works on the energy field that surrounds the physical body. Listeners can experience the energy of these celestial bodies via the vibrations these gongs create. When played with intention, Planet Gongs open up possibilities for spiritual and emotional healing
Throat & Third Eye
One of the great gifts that the Paiste Sedna Gong offers, is bringing pain from past lives as well as buried trauma from this lifetime to your conscious awareness, where it can be seen, spoken about, and released. This gong works especially on the throat chakra. So far, and yet so close. Sedna is, as far as we know right now, the most distant body that orbits our Sun. It is three times as far as Pluto. First sighted on November 14, 2003, Sedna is not officially a planet yet, and may only be classified as a planetoid, but because it orbits our sun, its influence can be felt by our bodies and souls. Sedna, named after the Inuit Goddess of the Sea, has as her companions the whales and seas. But she was not always a divinity. She began her existence as a beautiful and vain young woman, who was married off to a magical raven and ended up drowning. Now her anger and fury is responsible for violent storms. But when she is appeased by the Shamans, she releases these sea mammals for the Inuit hunters and the survival of the clan. Sedna's discovery not only expanded our solar system to a much bigger size, but also our capacity for conscious awareness. Sedna was the first planet named for a god of the Native American tradition, not the Greco - Roman. Spiritual and emotional pain lasts with us even though we are not always conscious of it. It carries from lifetime to lifetime, hiding in dark cold climes of our soul where we have pushed it away from the light - for whatever reason - but we cannot be whole, we cannot receive all the nourishment that the Divine wants to give us, until we address our ancient unconscious pain, just like the Inuit hunters cannot receive the sustenance from the ocean - until the pain of Sedna has been addressed.
Venus is the goddess of love, beauty and partnership. She points to the best pathway for social harmony in each of our lives and tells us where we struggle with confidence and self-esteem. She helps us find a strong sense of our own self-worth and value. This gong works with the feminine energies and the heart
The Sound of Ohm
This gong comes in at C#, the sound of the universe, the residual sound of the Big Bang. Allow the sound of this magnificent gong to aide your connection to all that is, was, and will be. Paiste Symphonic Gongs are works of sonic mastery. They are hand-hammered from nickel silver in the European gong-making tradition. The lightweight metal, the unique shape, and the scraped face all combine to create an overall sound that is very clean and meditative, with rich, beautiful harmonics that expand over the deep fundamental tone.
The Procession of the Zodiac
Revel in this gong's profound energy. Connect to the rhythms of the Earth and its change. Not only does it carry a beautiful sound to your ears, it carries a beautiful energy to your soul. The Platonic Year Gong can help you with great and subtle insights. This gong works with the energy of the Third eye and crown. The Platonic Year is the time it takes the Earth's axis - that is the imagined line that goes from North Pole to South Pole in the center of our planet - to go through one whole precession, or otherwise known as precession of the Equinoxes. It takes the Earth about 25800 to 26000 years to go through one Platonic Year. It is a big deep cycle. When you hear of the "Age of Aquarius" it is because the equinox is moving from one sign of the Zodiac to another. It takes about 2160 years to do this, approximately. It does not happen at one particular moment, it happens over some decades. These are big time periods, folks.
The rich, deeply resonant sound of this gong comes in at an F and works with the energy of the heart. Their first instruments were crafted in a cave (“grotta”) of Etruscan origin close to Calcata, an ancient village in the Treja Valley. The cave eventually turned out to be the perfect place to play these newly-crafted instruments, thus kicking off the Grotta Sonora project." Grotta Sonora created their Deep Gong Series with a deeper, thicker rim than their other styles. The presence of a prominent rim helps to focus and accentuate the overall sound of the gong, creating a deep, focused fundamental tone with long sustain and strong presence. Grotta Sonora gongs are made from an alloy with a high presence of nickel mixed with stainless steel. This special mixture creates a gong that is both physically durable and sonically complex.
This incredibly powerful gong is deeply grounding. A strong C and D tone is attunded to the energy of the earth. This gong can be felt as much as it can be heard. Their first instruments were crafted in a cave (“grotta”) of Etruscan origin close to Calcata, an ancient village in the Treja Valley. The cave eventually turned out to be the perfect place to play these newly-crafted instruments, thus kicking off the Grotta Sonora project." Grotta Sonora created their Deep Gong Series with a deeper, thicker rim than their other styles. The presence of a prominent rim helps to focus and accentuate the overall sound of the gong, creating a deep, focused fundamental tone with long sustain and strong presence. Grotta Sonora gongs are made from an alloy with a high presence of nickel mixed with stainless steel. This special mixture creates a gong that is both physically durable and sonically complex.