Peruvian Whistling Vessel Recording
by Joe Townend

Peruvian Whistling Vessel photo The whistling vessels originated in Peru, thousands of years ago. They're made out of clay and are fired into pottery. They have two chambers that are connected and there is a stem to blow into. The pitch of each vessel is fixed. They are constructed in sets of 6 to 8 pieces and are permanently tuned so that the slight differences in pitch between each vessel result in dramatic difference tones and overtones. When a group of people starts blowing them all at the same time you are almost immediately transported into a positive altered state. The sound can then be used as a carrier to accomplish healing, balancing, protection, information gathering or whatever else is desired. These intentions are magnified by the powerful resonances of the vessels.

Clues to the cause of the effect of the sound on the brain may be found at Binaural Beats and the Physiology of the Brain

Jim Albani and I have produced a high quality recording of the vessels. It is available in CD format and will give you an excellent representation of the effect of these unusual sounds. Many people, both alone and in groups have reported excellent results from using this.

Side A is 25 minutes of the vessels alone. Side B has the vessels plus a shamanic drum accompaniment using the sequence of the 64 hexagrams of the Chinese I-Ching as a rhythmic pattern. These divinatory patterns have correspondences with the coding of our DNA as well as being an inclusive matrix for mapping human activity, both personal and global.

Listen to a sample of side 2: 

Peruvian Whistling Vessels and I-Ching Drumming

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Joe Townend
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To learn more about the maker of these fantastic instruments visit Don Wright.
Also visit Daniel Statnekov's site
For an artistic alternative, check Earthborne Studio

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