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This review is from: Holy Harmony (Audio CD)
There is evidence that sacred sound in the form of pure sounds, music, song and chant has been applied as medicine from ancient times. Some consider it the most ancient of all therapies. Pythagoras was aware of this. Others who wrote about the therapeutic effect of music on the soul include the Persian scholar Abu Nasr al-Farabi (872 - 951) who discussed music therapy in his book Meanings of the Intellect and Robert Burton in his extraordinary tome The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621).
The subtitle of this sonic masterpiece is Healing Code Tuning Forks & Ancient YHSVH Chant. The music blends two sounds: the tones of tuning forks cut to 9 frequencies known as healing codes or Solfeggio Tones and the vocal mantra chant Yod Hey Shin Vav Hey which is the 5-fold name of the Divine, chanted by Goldman and Sarah Benson.
This combination is the Holy Name (Tetragrammaton) of which one meaning is Life Giver, with the Hebrew sound "Shin" added in the middle. "The energy of Spirit descended into matter" is the mystical meaning of this sound & the letter representing it. It was probably pronounced Yahushua in ancient, and Yeshua (emphasis on 2nd syllable "oo" sound) in later Hebrew. Almost every word in the language has more than one, sometimes many layers of meaning. Two related meanings of this divine name are "Life Saver" and "Divine Healer."
Six electromagnetic sonic frequencies (cycles per second) were found in the book Healing Codes for the Biological Apocalypse by Drs. Leonard Horowitz & Joseph Puleo who discovered them in the Tenakh (Old Testament). They are 396, 417, 28, 639, 741, 852. During the recording of an earlier work, Goldman's sound engineer and co-producer, someone with a mathematical mind, suggested that there ought to be 3 further frequencies to complete the scale. This was confirmed by Dr Horowitz; these Herz are 174, 285 & 963.
There are two instrumental sounds: a bell-like sound when a fork is struck and a cluster of continuous & interweaving droning chimes of various pitches, obviously the aforementioned frequencies. The psychological effect of the music is immediate - it dissolves emotions like anger, anxiety, depression & irritation, replacing them with peace. I strongly suspect it has physical healing properties too.
The informative CD booklet of Holy Harmony provides more information on the healing codes and the YHSVH chant, along with quotes from the work of the aforementioned author Dr. Horowitz. The cover displays an inspiring hand drawn geometrical symbol by Donald Beaman, representing the descent of the tree of life and the ascent of the tree of knowledge. Further information on sonic healing and music therapy is available in Sacred Sounds by Ted Andrews, Words of Power by Brian Crowley and the composer's own Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics.