- Paperback: 110 pages
- Publisher: Binkey Kok; First Edition edition (December 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0958256306
- ISBN-13: 978-9074597012
- ASIN: 9074597017
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #601,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Singing Bowls: A Practical Handbook of Instruction and Use Paperback – December 1, 1990
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Having collected legend, facts, and lore on these bells for many years, I was excited to find so much of what I had already learned-- plus a whole lot more-- was finally collected in one convenient and well-ordered form.
Ms Jansen's book has been a great aid in helping me to better understand both the physics and the spirituality behind the phenomenal effects that my clients and I have experienced from playing these bells. I highly recommend it to anybody who may be thinking of purchasing a Tibetan Bell, as well as to anybody who already owns one or more of these devices and wants to maximize their experience of the bowls.
Most of the beginning of the book is history. It's very interesting history if you can get past the fact that it's delivered in a boring and rather vague manner.
I was so excited when I bought this book, but it was a severe disappointment. I didn't learn a single thing about using my singing bowl that I hadn't already learned from idly messing with it. I learned a bit about singing bowls from a historical perspective, but there has to be a more thorough, better presented book out there on the subject. I do not recommend this book.
Singing bowls give a gentle massage to all of the body's cells,and the full range of harmonics help
to stimulate the body to facilitate the healing.
Sound can kill as well as heal, and the Tibetans
are masters of the use of harmonic vibrations as
explained in the book. Janson provides practical
information about using the bowls.
I have several bowls, the largest of which is slightly in excess of 14". This bowl is capable of producing (in my consciousness, at least) the low C pedal of an organ. Since the organ pipe required to produce that tone is over 30 FEET long, as a mathematician I understand that this is physically impossible. In this book, Ms Jansen explains to you why it IS spiritually possible.
Mostly the author is saying they don't know the truth and to rely on your own experience. Well, that is another way of saying she/he doesn't know the facts about the subject. She says she did "months" of research and in the conclusion they even say how their research has not led to any conclusions. I'm not sure what qualifies this person to write a book!
It's a lot of new age nonsense, written by a well intentioned person who plays a lot with singing bowls. She wrote a book based on his own experience but it's really not factual or even too helpful. The author doesn't seem to know about the culture, religion or history - she relies on third hand information and makes a lot of assumptions based on his own subjective experience. Maybe there are some useful tips, but on the whole I think it's pretty poor and spreads a lot of bad information.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I only skimmed this book then passed it on to someone more interested in it.Published 9 months ago by Noname
I use this at our local VA hospital to honor our hospice patients on their last patrolPublished 11 months ago by Jimbob
This is a really necessary book for those interested in singing bowls.Published 19 months ago by F. Parker
good tips on choosing and playing your first bowl, and striker
and really good insights shared on reflecting the sound through the oral cavity. Read more
Some good, basic information. Lots of stories, and some pages on other instruments, which takes away from the reason I bought this item in the first place... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Wendy Poitras