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“Many secular observers and spiritual practitioners alike mistake mystical chanting as a kind of anthropological curiosity or interesting musical diversion from secular mainstream entertainment, sometimes labeling it 'world' or 'folk' music. But uttering or chanting spells, mantras or prayers shouldn't be regarded as a romantic excursion to a distant past, or faraway place, or as an escape from our everyday stresses, for relaxation or entertainment. These sounds are meant to be experienced as the timeless unity of energy currents. The chanting of ancient esoteric sounds enables us to realize we are never separate from the one continuously existing omnipresent vibration of the cosmos.”
― Zeena Schreck
They say that before there was anything, there was only sound. It is said that before the creation of the universe there would only of being sound or vibration. (How true that is I dont know) but then come's the big BANG, with the emphasis on BANG. Sound has always played a role in our existence and for this we are universally connected to it, it truly is so amazing.
Bringing it back to our current time's its interesting how we connect with Chanting and OM's because they use similar vibrationial tones in the body, kind of centering us back to our original roots, it is also said that when we chant OM's that we tap into this Chanting (mantra) we tap into an ancient technology that, as modern science reveals, connects us in a very real way to the farthest reaches of the universe.
Welcome Nikki Slade, who immediately warms you with her loving presence, what an amazing woman to be around, her understanding of the ancient practice of chanting is somewhat beautiful, which in turn lead Chris and Dan to a collection of powerful understandings of the Universe, sound and ultimately ourselves.
or as Nikki says "The formula is simple. When you are connected to your authentic voice, you naturally feel good and attract more wonderful things into your life. When you are disconnected you feel bad and it can quickly become a downward spiral. The great news is …There are so many ways you can connect yourself to a higher vibration. Through prayer, dance, movement, yoga, meditation, eating healthy food, exercise, gratitude exercises – there’s lots you can do. However one of the quickest and most overlooked ways is through sound – and more specifically – through chanting."
Nikki Slade is a leading pioneer in the field of chanting, core voice and sound work in the UK. Nikki has inspired thousands of individuals to chant and has led chanting workshops for many corporations including M&C Saatchi, Deutcshe Bank and Cisco. She has also taken her cutting edge approach to working with the voice into Wandsworth men’s prison and she is the resident voice facilitator at the Priory hospital in North London where she has impacted the recovery of hundreds of addicts over the past 13 years.
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