Teachings by Gerhard Fankhauser
Music is the universal language beyond cultural background and conditioning. It speaks directly to our soul and reminds us of something we all know, some feeling of origin and belonging.
Music expresses the laws of harmony and nature and our earthy music is nothing but a miniature of the majestic symphony of creation.
The art of music has always been considered as sacred because the elements of the music like sound, rhythm, harmony, balance and mode are the basic elements of nature, life and our own being.
Music is food for the soul and the hours we spend inside the world of music are precious and timeless, slowly tuning us to the big music of the universe. Music is a gate into the timeless mystery of harmony and can open to us a world of secret and true knowledge.
Music is the true messenger of peace and has the power to unite people of different cultures and backgrounds by simply tuning them to the same beat or song, synchronize their hearts and give them the experience of unity, belonging and feeling connected.
Music starts where the words end!
The world is sound! Sound creates the inner matrix of creation, the vibratory field that connects all life and creatures, worlds and beings.
In the centre and origin of all existence there is that eternal sound emanating from the Divine, unfolding from unity to diversity, duplicating and multiplying into infinite waves of vibrations penetrating through all existence.
For some of the greatest masters of philosophy, mathematics and astronomy, such as Johannes Kepler, Plato and Pythagoras, the universe is based on harmonic laws and musical proportions.
Sound reaches into all planes of our existence and has the power to charge the aura of a person, tune and balance their energetic field, activate the flow of energy, pulse and blood circulation, and enter even the deepest levels of our soul.
Every sound is charged by a certain element and it transmits that specific quality. It is a vehicle that carries the actual message given to it, an empty cup that is filled with whatever we pour into it. Sounds from a living source, actually played or sung tones, are always more powerful, because of their charge with prana or life- force.
Overtones are the “soul of the tone” Harmonics are the inner matrix of sound and creation, the true “natural scale” of music and life and a gate into great knowledge and mystery.
Listening is one of the most important keys to music and harmony. A good listener is a blessing not only for the music but for all fields of life. Listening helps us to become receptive and open, welcoming and alert.
To listen means to take the world inside and integrate all impressions of life. It means relating to the world from a quiet and centered place within.
Conscious listening leads into meditation and by diving deep into the world of sound we slowly arrive to a state of pure being and presence. Every tone eventually leads to the silence and points the way towards the unheard sound and the great mystery.
Listening to high quality music is like applying a universal homeopathic medicine that simply reminds the system of its natural condition of harmony. The ear transcends physical reality and is a bridge between the material and spiritual worlds. It is a wonderful guide towards a spiritual consciousness and more peaceful life.
Music is a gate into the timeless mystery of harmony. It can open to us a world of secret and true knowledge and make us realize universal harmony as the hidden law of creation and life.
Nature is the most perfect expression of harmony; Every seed knows, every plant knows, every stone knows and every drop of water knows its place and function in the whole.
For Pythagoras, music was the bridge between the material and the spiritual world, and music was the key to understand the universal harmony of the whole cosmos. Harmony consists out of consonance and dissonance; consonance is bringing stability and comfort, dissonance expresses discomfort and tension; harmony ist the perfect balance of light and dark.
Beyond all cultural and religious differences, beyond nationality and profession, beyond race, gender and age there is a longing that we all know, the longing for harmony. Harmony is all about give and take, create and respond, act and watch, talk and listen, rise and fall, love and be loved, finding our place and tuning into that wonderful symphony of life.
Harmony is the music of our soul.
Everything alive makes a sound according to its nature and the most characteristic sound of human beings is the voice. Our voice is the most living sound, there is a breath and soul behind it and that life force has creative power and far reaching effect.
Our voice has a magnetism and atmosphere that depends on our inner state of being, and discovering our voice means discovering all the layers of our personality, becoming in touch with who we really are.
Through breathing and toning we can build our inner temple of harmony, learn to move with our voice into different body regions, charge and balance our energetic body. Singing, toning and chanting in a group creates a field of vibratory energy that embraces us and gives the possibility to melt into a pool of voices and experience the give and take in vocal communion.
Singing is a fantastic tool for transformation, going beyond those limitations and breaking through the barriers of our mind. We have the ability to charge every tone with a certain intention, give it a feeling, direction, purpose and aim, and that’s what healers have always known how to do.
Our voice is a living link to nature and all existence and our song a beautiful answer to the mystery of life.
The use of music and sound to heal and balance ourselves is very natural because we are music ourselves, made out of that same substance of vibratory energy which is connecting and holding the whole universe in manifestation.
Every ancient tradition had its own rituals and ceremonies that were bringing healing and balance into the community, harmony with the forces of nature and renewal of vision and spirit, and many of those rituals were based on music, especially drumming, singing and dancing.
Nature and human beings exist on many dimensions or different levels of life. We are like a symphony of many octaves of vibration, a whole orchestra of players and singers that are tuned to each other in perfect harmony, at least when we are healthy. Health is a condition of harmony or balance of all the different functions of our body, mind and soul.
Sound reaches into all planes of our existence and has the power to charge the aura of a person, tune and balance their energetic field, activate the flow of energy, pulse and blood circulation, and enter even the deepest levels of our soul. A healing music experience tunes us and establishes a stronger resonance with the universal harmony of all creation.
Making music is a primal experience of reconnecting to nature and ourselves, tuning into the vibration of beauty and harmony.
Life is a mystery and making music is a wonderful opportunity to really experience that mystery.
Music is food for the soul and the hours we spend inside the world of music are precious and timeless, slowly tuning us to the big music of the universe.
Singing makes us feel part of something grander and allows us to resonate with the universal chord of nature’s symphony. Music is a bridge between heaven and earth. It opens the gate into the higher realms and helps us to integrate spiritual experiences.
Shamanic traditions and mystery schools have always given importance to tasting the divine nectar, experiencing the unknown, melting into the divine ocean and embody it.
Music is such a great way to experience the Divine and I truly believe in music as the religion of the heart, the universal language that connects us to each other and reconnects us to the source.
Music and the great mystery are forever interwoven.
Nature is in a state of pure presence and enlightenment; Every seed knows, every plant knows, every stone knows and every drop of water knows its place and function in the whole; nature knows it all.
Our breath connects body and soul and is the link between our physical and spiritual being. Breathing happens in the present moment, brings us into the presence of being, and simply allows life to happen and unfold.
The ear transcends physical reality and is a bridge between the material and spiritual worlds. Refined listening makes us more tuned, quiet, peaceful, centered and balanced. By playing music we naturally enter a state of presence and inner peace. Our body, mind and soul can relax into the tones, melodies and harmonies.
There is no music without silence, for the silence is the space in which music can unfold. Silence contains very subtle vibrations that are neither audible nor visible but are felt by our soul. It is in that silence that all masters and prophets received their inspiration and truth, heard the voice of the Divine and brought down to humanity the knowledge and vision of the higher realms of existence.
Music is a formless art and happens in the “NOW” moment, it is the true messenger of peace.