So you’ve learned how to use the basic Planetary tuning forks, and you know their frequencies were derived from the work of Johannes Kepler in the 1600’s. You know they were brought up to audible levels through the Law of the Octave by mathematician Hans Cousto. You’ve explored the various Body Systems of tuning forks, and learned how each planet has a relationship with parts of the body, according to physicians in the past like Marsilio Ficino. The signs of the zodiac were believed to preside over the parts of the body, covering the body from head (Aries) to toe (Pisces).
But so far, you are still working in only one plane of the body; the ‘Ying’ level, in terms of Chinese medicine energetics. How do you take your work deeper? There are several ways to do this. The more complex method is to work with specific acupoints in combinations that tell the body your intention that the effect should go deeper. Perhaps you want to affect...
Here's a simple technique to focus your intentions on whatever area of your life that you choose!
Watch the Video, then choose a stone, tuning fork and essential oil that fits your purpose. If you are unsure about what fork, then I recommend starting with UT for emotional release, turning grief into joy, liberating guilt and fear.
What area/chakra (neuro-endocrine center) needs emotional release? Choose those stones and essential oils. Identify the emotion you feel when you focus on that area of your body. Fill in the appropriate words for the script. Enjoy!
Let's talk about the tuning forks of AromaSounds! It's been a long road making the forks we use today, and not without some surprise curves in the road.
Initially, I created the system of using Planetary frequencies on acupuncture points while integrating the system into Raindrop Technique (the creation of Gary Young). It was done as a 'fun' project to honor Gary, who was visiting Paducah in March 2011 for a conference to honor the opening of the Young Living Foundation. I wrote and published the book, Vibrational Raindrop Technique, and spent many weeks seeking a tuning fork manufacturer who was willing to make the small numbers of forks I needed.
Finally we found a manufacturer of tuning forks who was willing to work with us! Preliminary forks were made, used, and tested, and were superb: tuned perfectly, holding up to intentionally abusive use, and priced affordably. We activated the forks on concrete (don't do this!) to treat people at...
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...