My story is a long and winding journey via St Martin's School of Art, through journalism and copywriting, and 30 fascinating years enmeshed in the joy and passion of West African music, both as an avid listener, and as a performer with some great names from that continent.
All of the elements of my story finally coalesced in 2012-13 into an exploration of the power of sound. The West African influences still remain - that music still tops my playlist - and I have a wonderful collection of instruments with which to create my own music.
Sound healing is now my passion; and I like to couple it with guided meditations, created by me (and sometimes even channelled in the moment), because the imagination has tremendous power to transform our life experience.
It means a great deal to me to be able to use all the skills I have acquired via the twists and turns of my life, to help other people to tap into their own innate wisdom and natural healing abilities.
Photo: Adrian Flower
About my meditations
I first discovered the power of guided meditation in the early '90's, after a major hiccup in my personal life set me on the path of spiritual evolution.
I looked forward to those inner journeys that helped me to recover my equilibrium and inner strength.
The techniques I learned then have become an important part of my work.
I create my one-off guided meditations based on Moon cycles, astrological events, and spiritual, alchemical journeys. In most cases, they are completely unique to me, though I will sometimes pick up and run with a timely theme that other spiritual practitioners have brought to light.
Many times, the meditations are created spontaneously in the moment using nature-based imagery, energy work, and breathing techniques.
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About therapeutic sound
The tools of my trade: tank drums, singing bowls, gong mallets and planet gongs
" Sound will be the future of medicine." Edgar Cayce
Amazing. Powerful. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. Trance-inducing. Healing. Soothing. Just some of the words people use to describe the effects of receiving a sound bath, one of the world's most ancient modes of healing. In fact, sound has been used as a healing tool for thousands of years: and now, 21st Century humans from all walks of life are waking up to its transformative potential as a means of achieving lasting well-being.
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