(in no particular order)
1. Royal Raymond Ryfe - http://www.rifewiki.org
Roy taught me that sound, tones and certain frequencies can be powerful healing tools.
Here's an excerpt from that book:
In the summer of 1934, sixteen terminally ill people with cancer and other diseases were brought to the Scripps "ranch." There, as Rife and the doctors worked on human beings for the first time, they learned much. In 1953 when Rife copyrighted his book, he made the real report of what The Suppression of Alternative Medical Therapies happened in 1934. He wrote:
With the frequency instrument treatment, no tissue is destroyed, no pain is felt, no noise is audible, and no sensation is noticed. A tube lights up and 3 minutes later the treatment is completed. The virus or bacteria is destroyed and the body then recovers itself naturally from the toxic effect of the virus or bacteria. Several diseases may be treated simultaneously. The first clinical work on cancer was completed under the supervision of Milbank Johnson, M.D., which was set up under a Special Medical Research Committee of the University of Southern California. 16 cases were treated at the clinic for many types of malignancy. After 3 months, 14 of these so called hopeless cases were signed off as clinically cured by the staff of five medical doctors and Dr. Alvin G. Foord, M.D., pathologist for the group. The treatments consisted of 3 minutes' duration using the frequency instrument which was set on the mortal oscillatory rate for "BX" or cancer (at 3 day intervals). It was found that the elapsed time between treatments attains better results than the cases treated daily. This gives the lymphatic system an opportunity to absorb and cast off the toxic condition which is produced by the devitalized dead particles of the "BX" virus. No rise of body temperature was perceptible in any of these cases above normal during or after the frequency instrument treatment. No special diets were used in any of this clinical work, but we sincerely believe that a proper diet compiled for the individual would be of benefit. Date: December 1, 1953.
About 12 years later, I came across a Royal Ryfe article on the web, i had a 'eureka moment' - What if I could put some of these 'anti-cancer' frequencies into music? After a little more thought I realised it would be impossible to insert 'non-audible frequencies' into music that will be played on stereo systems and headphones - as this technology is made to only process and play audible sounds. This lead me to ask another question: Are there audible frequencies that are beneficial for human health? and if so, is there ONE frequency that is the most PERFECT FREQ of them all? ...and the journey to find it began.
2. Ashera Hart - http://www.asherahart.net
Ashera taught me how to use and hold tuning forks, she showed me there are patterns in nature that correlate with certain vibrational tones - intention can be embedded into sound (live and recorded) - and leading by example, to have faith in 'the universe' for all things work out.
Ashera is a friendly character with many admirable traits - generous with her time and knowledge, and she's dedicated & passionate about creating music and helping others. She's also a great singer and teacher.
She trained as an opera singer and moved into Sound Healing in the mid-late 1990's. She has trained at the Institute of Cyberkinetics, Croydon, UK (Tuning fork therapy with kinesiology) and the Globe Institute (now called the Globe Sound & Consciousness Institute), San Francisco, USA (Certificate in Psycho-Acoustics – the scientific aspect of sound healing). Ashera is also qualified in various types of bodywork (Holistic, Sports, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Injury Prevention Massage and Indian Head Massage).
Through the internet, I already knew about 'Solfeggio Scale' tones, but Ashera physically introduced me to them... and also to a form of aura/energy photography. Together we did some experiments combining my body, tuning forks (tuned to solfeggio tones), and this special photography process. We wanted to see if my aura or energy field was altered from the vibrations from the tuning forks. After setting everything up, our light melted and the photos didn't work out. We never re-staged the experiment again, but the process was fun and interesting. Later on I received her tuning fork treatment again in one of her tutorial videos - I zoned out and fell asleep for most of it.
from her website:
What is Solfegio?
The solfeggio codes are sourced from a wider number set called the Zobet, and when you take those divine mathematics of the Universe, convert them into sound and give them back to the human body, they can help us rebalance, tune in more deeply, remember that we are part of nature and then reconnect with our natural peaceful blissful state. When we are more in tune we can have a happier, healthier and a more fulfilled life!
Ashera also kindly contributed some Solfegio toned (and infused with the intention of LOVE, harmony and world peace), crystal bowl recordings to be include into the PERFECT FREQ album.
3. David Gibson - http://www.soundhealingcenter.com
Via his book, David taught me all sorts of stuff about sound and intention, resonating love and higher emotions, harmonizing chakras, brainwave entrainment to access higher states of consciousness... etc etc
From his bio: He is the founder and director of the Globe Sound and Consciousness Institute in San Francisco. His book, "The Complete Guide to Sound Healing," is one of the top selling books in the field. The book explains how to use sound for physical healing, brainwave entrainment, releasing stuck emotions, opening the heart, and connecting to Spirit. David is also one of the top selling producers of Sound Healing music with over 50 CD's, and runs the Sound Therapy Center at the Institute offering over 15 types of sound healing treatments.
I was intrigued by David, not because he looked like a plumber from a 70's porno, but because before moving into sound healing, he was a recording engineer and record producer - JUST LIKE ME! Back then he wrote two other books and a video series called 'The Art of Mixing' and 'The Art of Producing'.
The following year we met up at the same festival and spent some time conversing.
4. SheRvin Boolorian - http://soundhealingbali.com/
Shervin taught me many things: voice is our most powerful sound healing instrument - less is more - the space 'between' is where the mind can travel - and how to 'hold space' for a group of people.
Shervin studied Sound Healing at the Tama-do Academy of Sound, Color and Movement. It was started up by Fabien Maman who says: "When scientific research, spiritual practice and artistic expression work together, heaven and earth are in resonance.This is Tama-Do - The Way of the Soul". Shervin started The Bali Sound Healers Collective, an umbrella group for resident sound healing musicians, practitioners and events.
While i was staying at Shervin's place we started recording his album 'Spirit Night by Candle Light' which I finished the production of in New Zealand. When I was recording PERFECT FREQ, I requested Shervin's exceptional singing voice be part of it. And my wish was granted! Along with Josephine Costain, Shervin is featured in many tracks on the album.
5. Jonathan Goldman - https://www.healingsounds.com/
Jonathan taught me to not to be afraid about just doing stuff... he has a passion for music and sound healing that doesnt ever quit.
Most Sound Healers come from a musical background, and witness first hand the power of music.
His research and desire to connect with like-minded people led to his founding of the Sound Healers Association (SHA) in Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1982. SHA was a small, informal gathering of musicians, artists, scientists, teachers and authors, and anyone interested in sound healing. Meetings were organized by Goldman; they were held in his home once a month and typically included a guest speaker's presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Jonathan has produced over 30 albums, written a number of books and made a documentary on Sound Healing. In Spring 2011, Jonathan was named as one of Watkin’s Reviews “100 Most Spiritually Influential People on the Planet.” . He presents HEALING SOUNDS lectures, workshops and seminars worldwide.