Today we believe that words enable us to communicate; the word has a symbolic meaning. In ancient times, they knew a secret that words had vibratory energy contained within each sound packet.
To unlearn ordinary methods of talking with symbolic words, the Pythagorean school had initiates (students) refrain from all speech for the first five years to learn the reticence of speech, to be able to keep the schools mysteries, strengthen silence and focus on the power of each different sounds/words. Agg! Could you imagine voluntarily not speaking for five years!
In a new born baby, energy flows easily and unimpeded. The baby’s mind and emotions do not get stuck – no endless looping of negativity thinking. Its energy and sweet babblings are like the free, natural flow of a river.
You can chant along with Sri Siva with these chants with a Nightingale Conant program! Experiment with them. Each sound attracts a beneficial energy! They are taken from the Tanul Sidha tradition of Southern India.
Music was once a powerful force, but we have forgotten how many ways it can be used - from improving work production and healing to influencing large groups of people. In an example, work chants were used with sailors, field workers, slaves and soldiers to increase their productivity. Musical rhythms created patterns of organization and controlled movement – for an activity such as rowing a boat. Music created unity and cooperation among workers. The musical rhythm set a fast work pace. It also helped people focus on the music and not the hard, and arduous work.
The word mantra is composed of several Sanskrit roots, "manners," meaning mind and "tar" meaning to free from. Chanting a mantra, rosary or sacred sounds can align you with positive physical, mental and emotional energies.
Certain sounds uplift your energies and can be considered a blessings or a divine attribute, such as Om, Hu, Aum and Amen. In the ancient Indian system, the system of mantras includes syllables that give power, bring releases, instill courage, enable one to change and bestow other blessings.
Mantras are "holy energy forms of meditation which are used to charge the body with powers of rapture of the Divine Mind." The book of Knowledge: The Keys of Enoch by J.J. Hurtag.
Ancient Sages appreciated the power of sounds in languages. Many religions still conduct masses in Latin, rituals and ceremonies using extinct languages - because the ancient sounds are considered sacred.
Some believe that as civilizations changed so did their languages, which in a subtle way brought about mental, emotional and physical changes to people - because they were exposed to different sounds.
I found another approach to playing with star tones to bring more harmony into your life! In an excellent book by Ted Andrews, Sacred Sounds, he describes ways to play with musical astrology! (Using the first chart in this series.) Ted calculates the tones of an opposition (of the sun and the moon). These planets can be represented by the tones E for the sun and D♯ for the moon. These two tones when played together - sound discordant - really nasty.