Sound Meditations

Sound Meditations

John M. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Track one: Rhythmic meditation: A sound tune up
Instrumental soundtrack for peaceful stimulation. Combining a rhythmic Indian table, digital synthesizer, sounds from nature, and anecdotal instruments this meditation creates an embroidery of sounds that both relax and animate us. An auditory “tune up” for body-spirit-mind integration.

Track two: Two-meditation: Integral Simplicity
Instrumental soundtrack to help stimulate deep transcendence. Two-sets of rhythmically synched isochronic tones help to achieve inter-hemispheric (hemi-sync) brain entrainment inviting us to journey into myriad transformative experiences.

Track three: Awakening Meditation
An invigorating, global instrumental journey for the mind. Lay back, breathe, and enjoy this sound voyage as interweaving sounds from 27 cultures, nine native instruments, natural soundscapes, and digitized effects escort you through a sound excursion designed to quiet the mind, replenish the body, and invigorate our creative spirit.

The music tracks on this CD feature combinations of sounds played on both synthesizers and native instruments.

This CD may be listened to through headphones, ear-buds, or under natural ambient conditions. The isochronic tones and mixes used in the mastering process enables the listener to enjoy, and benefit from, the sound effects regardless of preferred medium.

Isochronic tones are regular beats of a single tone used for brainwave entrainment. Similar to monaural beats, the interference pattern that produces the beat is outside the brain so headphones are not required for entrainment to be effective. They differ from monaural beats, which are constant sine wave pulses rather than entirely separate pulses of a single tone. As the contrast between noise and silence is more pronounced than the constant pulses of monaural beats, the stimuli is stronger and has a greater effect on brain entrainment.

Isochronic tones work by emitting sound at regular intervals. This excites the thalamus and causes the brain to duplicate the frequency of the Isochronic tones, changing its thought patterns.