Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New CD Finally Ready

It has taken so so long but Sarasvati's Dream, my new CD is finally available. It was quite a journey to make the CD and the first one made with other wonderful musicians who contributed their gifts of vocals and digereedoo to the effort.

Sarasvati's Dream is quite different from my first CD (Return to OM) in that it was truly conceived of as a dream scape and so is more atmospheric then OM which was created to be more therapeutic. I will have sound clips available soon. Just wanted to share my excitement with y'all!!

Sound Healing Interview

Here is a recent interview from Aug 21 on Achieve Radio. Sorry but the link is kind of long butit will get you into the discussion. We talk about the healing properties of the Himalayan singing bowls, my journey to work with these instruments, work at the San Diego Cancer Center, difference between the metal and the crystal bowls, and more. About 50 minutes. Please send in your comments!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Help Needed for Stewardship Tour

Hello Bloggers

I hope you enjoy this blog.. and maybe can become part of an exciting project. I seek a great environmental non-profit to partner with for my projected May 2008 national tour. I also seek the donation or the loan of a energy efficient van to tour in for 8 weeks. If you want to help in any way- please contact me. I am just starting the process. PLEASE post your ideas and comments here too. I would love to hear from you. Here is the plan:

Sarasvati’s Dream- The Stewardship Tour

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. --- Margaret Mead

Goal: To raise consciousness and acquire commitments from people regarding simple steps they can take to preserve resources and be peaceful stewards of the planet.

Method: A national concert tour of Sarasvati’s Dream (see below). Departing from San Diego in a donated fuel efficient vehicle, travel to Atlanta, GA, then up east coast to Portsmouth New Hampshire, returning to San Diego via the northern route. I am requesting $25,000 in sponsorships plus the car and the alternative fuel, from people and companies who are dedicated to the preservation of the resources and beauty of our planet. Major sponsors will be advertised on the vehicle and others via media, in concerts and on printed materials. Sponsors will also be invited to supply items for sale or as samples that are in keeping with the goal. A percentage of the revenue will be donated to EarthSeeds ( All donations will be tax deductible.

Sponsorship monies will cover:

Tour manager to confirm media coverage, book venues during tour.

Printing of Resource Preservation Packets distributed engaging peoples commitment to simple, effective steps everyone can take to preserve or planet.

Partial underwriting of some concerts ($250 per concert)

Donations to include:

Energy efficient vehicle

Alternate fuel for vehicle

Occasional accommodation

The Tour: Sarasvati’s Dream is a sound healing concert of Tibetan bowls, gongs and other harmonic instruments that relieves people of stress and brings them into an experience of extreme well being. This peaceful and blissful state is something people deeply need and desire to expand in their lives. At the end of the concert Diane will speak about the tour, good stewardship and invite participants to keep the good vibration going by creating a community that protects our resources and nurtures the planet. We will hand out materials and offer products to support this effort.

The Sarasvati’s Dream Stewardship Tour is projected to begin in May 2008. Sarasvati, originally a Hindu Goddess is now honored in many traditions as the goddess of beauty, prosperity and culture. She began her life in the Himalayan regions of northern India as a great river that flowed into the Indian Ocean. Considered divine, her banks flourished with institutions of higher learning, art, culture and lush vegetation. People bathed in her waters, considered to be a conduit between the earth and the divine. However, over time she was stripped of her resources as people took from her, never giving back. Now all that remains of this river is a vast and barren desert. Our entire planet is now at risk. We need to spread messages and actions of good stewardship that lead to more effective protection of our resources. Please be one of the people or organizations that help to make this tour possible.

Please contact Diane Mandle at 760-944-3441

Monday, August 20, 2007

How Sound Helps in the Healing Process

Healing is a movement from disharmony to harmony and the ability to perceive of oneself and ones situation from and in a much larger perspective (divine awareness) It is movement from duality to non-duality; a process where we are released from an ego centered finite perspective of ourselves in the world and move into our essence where our vibratory energy is connected with the universe. The journey of healing is a spiritual awakening that has profound consequences on our physical well being. As we awaken, our perspective shifts. As our perspective shifts, our vibration shifts. As our vibration shifts, our cellular make up shifts. The shifts can not occur as separate entities- they affect the whole of who we are and extend infinitely. This link between body and spirit has been much ignored by the medical profession but the link is quite clear.

Sound connects our body and spirit. How? We know that different pulses stimulate different brainwave centers and that we can create brainwave entrainment through a process of sympathetic resonance.We normally entrain or fall into vibrational step to the strongest vibrations in our immediate environment. Our body is a perfect transmitter of vibration, being 70% water. Further, nerve bundles in our spine transmit vibrational sensory data to our brain and limbic system ( emotional processing center) so placing bowls directly on the body significantly increases their effectiveness.

These bowls stimulate the pea-sized pineal gland in our brain stem, a light sensitive gland that is directly connected with our third eye and when activated becomes the line of communication with higher planes of consciousness. There is still a great deal to learn about the Pineal gland but one fascinating piece of information is that to activate the Third Eye, the Pineal Gland must vibrate in unison with the Pituitary body(located in center of skull). The Pituitary, links the endocrine and nervous system, releases hormones which affect growth and metabolism and sexual development. This gland presides over our autonomic system that regulates breathing, swallowing, heartbeat and other automatic functions. So to open the latch to higher planes of consciousness, this gland that is deeply rooted in things physical is has to vibrate in synch with the mystical Pineal gland. The spiritual and physical locked together. How is this Synchrony achieved? Through deep relaxation, and Theta meditative states such as achieved with the sound of the bowls. It is said that “as human beings continue to evolve further out of matter, on the journey from spirit to matter, back to spirit, the pineal gland will continue to rise from its state of age-long dormancy, bringing back to humanity astral capacities and spiritual abilities.

Please send your comments,ideas and questions. I want to hear from you.