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Sound as Unifier

Sound operates through the law of Resonance. Resonance eliminates the limitations of the “sender and receiver dynamic.” Resonance is where two become one, where minds join. Resonance is, in itself, a state of awareness and experiential knowing far beyond concept and mental, cognitive thinking. On the vibration field-body-time level, resonance is the experiential state of Oneness. Continue reading

In search of the Divine Harmony

2014-01-19_MM Unity Garden_IMG_5651_s“The role of music consists in helping the consciousness to rise towards spiritual heights.” (The Mother)

Almost all the visitors who came to Auroville since past six years have listened to and enjoyed the profound vibrations of the special musical instrument called «Russian Singing Bells». It is a set of differently sized brass plates, hit with several kinds of mallets. Vera, a young Aurovilian from Minsk, Belarus (a former USSR Republic), in search of something deep and beautiful, worthy to represent Mother Russia in the International Zone of Auroville, has discovered in Moscow this special instrument invented by a famous Russian bell-master Alexander Zhikharev. Vera has convinced Alexander to come to Auroville to create there a set of plates, which was presented to the Auroville community on the 22nd of December 2007 at the Unity Pavilion. Since then, Vera gave many public concerts at different places in and out of Auroville: the Matrimandir Amphitheatre, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the Unity garden of Matrimandir, CRIPA, Tibetan Pavilion, International House, some Auroville communities and other places, like near the Inuksuk during the International Zone of Auroville re-dedication ceremony February 2014. The Russian Singing Bells were there to mark the laying of the foundation stone and the completion of the Unity Pavilion and the Hall of Peace in the International Zone, as well as the inauguration of the Peace Table for Asia in the Hall of Peace. During four years they received the visitors in the Unity Pavilion for the collective bell-ringing programs. The sound of these Bells has been so much appreciated, that over the last few years Vera has been invited with her programs to several European countries (Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey), and also to the US. Continue reading

The Wonders of Resonance by Vera Lipen

(Auroville News and Notes, 21 March 2009)

 In December 2007, a unique musical instrument, a very special gift of Russia appeared in Auroville. Born out of strong aspiration to express the Beauty and Harmony in sound, the plate bells created by Russian bell master Alexander Zhikharev may very well be called the forerunner of the “new family” of musical instruments designed for playing the music of vibrations. The uniqueness and power of the sound come from the perfect integration into a single metal plate the laws of harmony inherent in Nature. Each bell plate being a separate musical instrument is at the same time perfectly tuned with all the other plates. And that provides incomparable possibilities for intuitive experiments, individual as well as collective. Silent listening to the sound is enough to open the door to inner harmony. And then the music is born, right on the spot, spontaneously, music not pre-composed and pre-rehearsed, guided only by the inner conductor. Continue reading

21st February shooting star by Pau Pauer

(Auroville News and Notes, 21 June 2008)

“Dear all, now that my departure day is very close, I would like to share a special experience I had in the evening of the Mother’s Birthday. I’m a long term guest, arrived together with my partner at the end of October to Auroville, at the age of 27. I had barely an idea of what Auroville was and I came with a quite sceptical and rational mentality about it all and life in general. Yet I’ve always had a deep inner world and a special connection with nature and the existence of “something else”. Since I arrived here my sensitivity grew a lot and I learnt many things about myself which I didn’t know, but always having an inner fight with my rational mentality (result of my western education in Spain). During this time here I had a few omens or confirmations, as I interpret them and I’ll explain you a touching one, at least for me: Continue reading