So...Which is Better: Aluminum or Steel?
In summary, several makers of tuning forks for healing use steel forks, while most use aluminum. Each brand claims that their metal is superior to the others in terms of purity of tone, loudness and longevity of tones. They also say that their forks are made with “green” manufacturing practices. One maker stresses that their aluminum alloy tuning forks create rich overtones, while another steel fork seller clearly states that their steel forks do not (and should not) have overtones. According to them, if the forks did have overtones, they would no longer be tuning forks, but instead should be called “musical instruments.”
Another maker says that aluminum tuning forks are softer than steel forks, so can be damaged in handling. But, this same maker says, their aluminum forks are much harder than other aluminum forks on the market. Unfortunately, there are also tuning fork...
In Part 2, let's talk about aluminum tuning forks, the different types of aluminum and how it is commonly used!
Aluminum Tuning Forks
John Beaulieu, a leading sound researcher, has pursued scientific research along these lines of comparison of steel vs. aluminum tuning forks. He states that none of their aluminum tuning forks have been returned because of a loss of tuning, and says their use goes back nearly 30 years. “The argument that steel forks are better than aluminum forks for healing is without scientific merit," he says. "We believe that both steel and aluminum tuning forks work in the healing environment. We have chosen aluminum tuning forks because they are easier to use, more versatile then the steel forks, and less expensive." Of course, there are others who argue that steel forks are better, and use unique arguments. I agree with Beaulieu that both types of materials work in the healing environment, and the deciding factor...
Occasionally I am asked whether a person should use aluminum or steel tuning forks? My answer is that it depends on how you plan to use them. A lot is written about tuning forks, with various sellers promoting their particular forks as being the best and the only ones worth purchasing. Very little actual information is given about their tuning forks as to exact specifications, making it difficult to make an informed decision.
As the use of tuning forks becomes more widespread, I believe that a certain amount of “transparency” on this subject is crucial, both to promote informed decision making as well as to dispel misinformation. In that spirit, here are some general guidelines about tuning forks, and specific manufacturing information about the AromaSounds forks.
Steel Tuning Forks
So let’s talk first about steel. The stainless steel tuning forks made by one company are "hand-filed at a temperature of 20°C to...
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The Solar Eclipse has been an event evoking much...
Here are some more ideas on what Essential Tuning Fork Kit you might use for various healing intentions:
Ancestral Family Karma: Earth Star chakra kit with oils like cedarwood, frankincense, atlas cedar, galbanum, myrrh, helichrysum, patchouli, spikenard, vetiver, rose, hyssop. Stones like diopside, purple jade, onyx, ruby, black tourmaline, preseli bluestone, petrified wood, amber, charoite, smoky quartz, tektite, tourmalined quartz.
Adrenal Balancing: 1st chakra kit such as UT/Emotional Release with oils like rosemary, clove bud, nutmeg, geranium, juniper, spruces. Stones like garnet, ruby, jasper, bloodstone.
Hormone Balancing: 2nd chakra kit such as RE/Transformation with oils like clary sage, fennel, lavender, marjoram, blue yarrow, fleabane, myrrh, ylang ylang. Stones like garnet, carnelian, rose, ruby, agnitite.
Weight Management Balancing: 3rd chakra kit such as MI/DNA Miracle with oils like carrot seed, cypress, ginger, grapefruit, ledum, marjoram, vetiver. Stones...
Lots of questions about the Essential Chakra Kits – how they are different from one another, and which one would be ‘best’ to start with!
So here’s an overview: they come in three different Systems – Planetary (Om), Archangelic (Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel), and Sacred Solfeggio (Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti). Each of these Kits has special qualities and applications.
Om – General overall balancer
Archangel Michael – protection
Archangel Gabriel – blessing
Archangel Raphael – healing
Archangel Uriel – prosperity/abundance
UT – Emotional release, 1st chakra
RE – Transformation. 2nd chakra
MI – Miracle DNA healer, 3rd chakra
FA – Harmony, 4th chakra
SOL – Solutions, 5th chakra
LA – Envision, 6th chakra
TI – Enlighten, 7th chakra
So I suggest you choose the area in which you think you work the most, and start with that set of tuning forks. Each set of forks will come...