Psychedelic Gong Bath
Please read thoroughly the following description and information so you arrive to the session fully prepared.
As you lie on a mat on the floor, gongs, Himalayan singing bowls and overtone singing will be used to weave a tapestry of sound.
The vibrations create a feeling of being 'bathed' or carried away into the space, with participants variously reporting subtle or powerful bodily sensations, a deep meditative state often accompanied by rich imagery and visions, or feeling of timeless nothingness and bliss. During the session the brainwaves are altered to the state that is self-healing, and has balancing benefits on the body and mind. Occasionally some sounds might trigger unpleasant and suppressed emotions that flow up to the surface — please accept them as a part of a healing process. In most cases the overall experience is very relaxing and ecstatic, and participants feel refreshed and recharged for a few days after the session.
To get the best out of the experience, please:
* KEEP YOURSELF WARM & COMFY - wear warm clothes, thick socks and bring a sleeping bag + mat/mattress to lie down on. During the session the temperature of the body often drops, so you might feel cold if you come unprepared.
* COME WITH NO EXPECTATIONS and with an open mind.
* POSITION YOURSELF WITH YOUR HEAD FACING THE GONGS.
* WEAR AN EYE MASK or put a scarf on your face to cover your eyes which can enhance your visual sound experience.
* CEREMONIAL GRADE PUERH TEA will be available before the beginning of the session. It significantly affects subtle and physical energies in the body, and brings an additional mysterious effect to the meditation. If you find the taste too strong, please use the water from the urn to dilute it.
* TAKE YOUR TIME TO DIGEST THE EXPERIENCE - give yourself a bit of time for silence and introspection after the sounds of the session have vanished. Then you are very welcome to stay for a cup of herbal tea and share your experience with your friends and organizers.
Facilitator: Kat Bumbul/Sound Mysterium
Kat is experienced and gifted sound healer (10 years), working with gongs, old Himalayan singing bowls and her unique voice. She is also a ritualistic tea artist, creating sensuous tea meditations inspired by Chinese and Japanese ceremonies and Taoist and Zen philosophy. Kat is available for private sound sessions inc singing bowls sound massage, also hand/energy healing, shamanic quest & healing, tea ceremonies/meditations, workshops and retreats.
More about Kat and her work:
* * * Doors open at 7.40pm. Please take your shoes off before entering the hall, place your mats & blankets in tidy rows, and come to the tea corner for a cup of a special grade puerh tea (keep your cup to use it for herbal tea after the gong bath).
* * * Please switch off your mobiles and use the toilets before the sound session begins.
* * * We close the door strictly at 8.00pm. Gong sound bath starts at 8.05pm and lasts over an hour, followed by 5-10min of silence.
Everybody is welcome to stay in the hall afterwards: to enjoy the beautiful space, drink herbal tea and chat with others.
Please note, these events aren't designed for people to take psychedelics at. The Psychedelic Society does however organize 'Psychedelic Experience Weekends' - for more information, please visit http://psychedelicsociety.org.uk/experience-weekends)