Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Friday, October 14, 2011

Whistling Your Way to a Different Awareness

Paranormal includes more than ghosts and goblins.  For centuries mystics have found ways to expand their awareness of reality through non-sensory means.  We just spoke of OBEs, which are one way to shift one's awareness.  There are many paths to enlightenment, so the mystics say.  Variations of sound is one.

You can find lots of unusual bargains at auctions and estate sales. Daniel Statnekov must have felt fairly excited when he bought a Peruvian water carrier at a Pennsylvania auction, only to find that, if one were to blow into it, the tone generated caused an altered state of consciousness.

The artifact turned out to be a Peruvian whistling vessel. Such whistles had their origins in pre-Columbian times. Daniel Statnekov's exploratory journey is chronicled in Animated Earth: a Story of Peruvian Whistles and Transformation (North Atlantic Books, 2nd ed., 2003). (Visit the author's website for the latest developments.)  Our book trailer gives a glimpse of the story.  The book is available in the Evergreen Indiana online catalog.

It is an exciting tale, full of surprising revelations and amazing experiences. It is intriguing to consider that whistling could produce powerful shifts in one's awareness.  We felines can perceive many things beyond the range of normal human sensory perception, so sound isn't necessary for us to shift consciousness.  Tuna, however, helps.

Whistling While You Work,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Paranormal News Beat

P.S.  Indian vedics (and, later, Indian and Tibetan Buddhists) shifted into cosmic consciousness by chanting mantras.  The sounds focused concentration and attention, as well as controlled breathing, during meditation.  An especially effective mantra was the Sanskrit "Om Mani Padme Hum," which is a prayer for compassion to the Bodhisattva AvalokiteŇõvara (Sanskrit for "Lord who looks down"), an embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas.  The Moody Blues were obviously intrigued by Eastern mysticism, religion, and philosophy.  Mike Pinder's "Om" completed the group's ground-breaking conceptual album, In Search of the Lost Chord (1968).  Here is a video of The Moody Blues performing the song live on the BBC2 television program Colour Me Pop (1968).  Pinder left the band in the late 1970s.  He is best known today for his audio recordings of children's stories.

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