John Reid

John, an Acoustics Engineer from England, is the inventor of the CymaScope, a 21st century electro-acoustics device, inspired by the work of Ernst Chladni, Margaret Watts-Hughes and Hans Jenny. He has taken their work to a new level and is researching how sound creates form through vocal sound, natural sound, music, sacred language and how sound is influenced by sacred space. John has done research on Egyptian Sonics at the Great Pyramid of Giza and has published a booklet of his findings.

Susan Hale

Susan is a music therapist, singer and author of Song and Silence: Voicing the Soul and the forthcoming book Sacred Space – Sacred Sound about her research and experiences singing throughout the world including at Chartres Cathedral, Stonehenge, Avebury, Newgrange and the prehistoric cave of Lascaux. Susan has a degree in Creative Arts Therapy and is a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery. She teaches people how to find and free the natural voice throughout the United States, Britain and Canada.

Tuesday, April 25
CymaScopy: The Sounds of Science
-John Reid and Susan Hale-
Ballroom 2:00pm to 3:30pm, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Everything that has ever existed, or will exist, in this Cosmos and on Earth, is a complex web of intricate tracery, woven layer upon layer, frequency upon frequency. CymaScopy is an emerging science which studies sound by means of the CymaScope, a powerful new tool with which we can explore the enigmatic worlds of living organisms. This workshop will focus on the science of sound, showing CymaGlyphs of humans, birds, dolphins and sacred sounds from different cultures and reveal how the iconography of a culture relates to its musical instruments. John Reid will demonstrate CymaScope and Susan Hale will discuss sacred sounds and songs from different world cultures and lead us through vowel sounds and other chants. Together we will see our voices in real time demonstrated through CymaScope and hear about further developments in the science of sound.
Through demonstrations of the CymaScope the goal of the presentation is to give participants an understanding of how sound creates form and its role in creation.

Learning Objectives:
*Discover the unique acoustic signature of the human voice and the many voices in nature,
*Learn about freeing the voice through vowel exercises and other vocal exercises, and
*Learn the importance of consonant and dissonant sounds in our world, and how they affect our lives.

CEUs Available Through:

This conference is approved for CEUs through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

We can also issue you a Certificate of Attendance for submitting to other Boards.

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