Psychedelic Sound Journeys: Gong bath with Infinite Spirit Sounds
Join us on the 2nd May for an immersive & meditative healing sound journey created with a 38” planet gong & 32” symphonic gong, Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, shamanic drums, steel tongue pan, harmonica, shanti chimes, shruti box, vocal toning & medicine songs.
As you relax under a blanket on your mat, allowing yourself to be guided into an enhanced state of consciousness, the sound waves will wash through you, carrying you on a journey deep within yourself.
One of the intentions behind the session is to use the healing tools of the gongs, drums, voice & other instruments, to create frequencies & patterns, which combined with various meditative techniques, induce an enhanced state of consciousness where healing can occur. Sound has been used in sacred ceremonies & shamanic rituals since ancient times, and can effect and change our brainwaves, allowing mystical altered states to be induced.
The sessions are inspired by psychedelic medicine ceremonies & are designed to assist people with the preparation & integration of their psychedelic experiences. The sounds will facilitate your journey within, whilst the guided meditation that accompanies the sounds, will incorporate aspects of the psychedelic experience such as intention setting, surrender, embracing a visionary experience, and journeying into a heightened state of conscious awareness, opening you to teachings arise from within yourself. People often find the experience can bring emotions to the surface. Often participants enter a dream-like state and experience visions consistent with shamanic journeying.
We recommend arriving for 19:15 so you have time to choose your space and get settled in before we start at 19:30.
Yoga mats & blankets are provided.
The sound journey itself lasts 1hrs 20 minutes and there will be an opportunity for a cup of tea & time to socialise after the session, so you can feel fully re-integrated before you return to the outside world.
Standard tickets are £15 / Concessions are £11 Unfortunately no tickets will be available on the door.
Psychedelic Sound Journeys was created by Jamie & Phil from Infinite Spirit Sounds, in association with The Psychedelic Society.
The session will be led by Jamie Richards. Jamie is a qualified sound healer & gong practitioner, trained by gongmaster Sheila Whittaker, with the College of Sound Healing. He works with sound & meditative techniques to invoke & facilitate enhanced states of consciousness for healing. Alongside Psychedelic Sound Journeys, Jamie offers individual sound healing sessions & co-facilitates the monthly events ‘All-Night Psychedelic Gong Bath’ & ‘Psychedelic Yoga & Sound Meditation’.
Phil has practised yoga and meditation since 1971. He has studied in the UK and India with the Ramakrisha Vedanta Centre, the Shivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order and the Rigpa Organisation. He has also trained in ‘dream song’ with the Yoga Nidra network.
Phil & Jamie organise regular sound healing & yoga events in London, and have worked across the U.K & in the Netherlands. Jamie & Phil both have extensive experience of working with psychedelic medicines. You can find out more about their work, see photos from past events and get information about coming sessions @ www.infinitespiritsounds.com
This session isn’t designed for people to take psychedelics at. However, The Psychedelic Society does organise monthly ‘Psychedelic Experience Weekends’ in The Netherlands - for more information please visit http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-weekends.
Testimonial for Psychedelic Sound Journeys:
“I recently had the pleasure of attending Psychedelic Sound Journeys. A deeply immersive experience, taking you gradually deeper and deeper into a state of peaceful awareness. Artfully woven, the sounds, chanting and spoken word worked together to significantly deepen my meditation and expand my consciousness. The setting was made safe from the outset, with a focus on full acceptance of the self and a chance to consider my intention for the session. I felt genuine goodwill from these facilitators and wholly supported on my own journey of healing. A must for any explorer of psychedelic consciousness!” Fabien