|UPCOMING EVENTS |
Jeff Volk, poet, producer and publisher of the Cymatics books and videos listed on this site, occasionally offers multimedia presentations using Cymatics to illustrate how certain universal principles shape our world. He has been invited to participate in a webinar series convened and hosted by Alexandre Tannous, with friends John Beaulieu and Mitch Nur, and other notable colleagues.
See the listing below for more details.
There are no upcoming presentations scheduled at present.
Selected Presentations by Jeff Volk
Story, Song and...CYMATICS?
SEEING SOUND AS A CREATIVE ARCHETYPE
Experience the art and science of sound
Thursday, September 29, 2016 · 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
with award-winning documentary producer, poet and Cymatics publisher, Jeff Volk,
and his special guest from Brittany, storyteller and therapeutic harpist, Esther Mirjam Griffioen.
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Join us for this unique pairing of music and storytelling, poetry and science, art and Cymatics, sound and psyche! Jeff will show short video segments demonstrating how audible sound frequencies can transform inert powders, pastes and liquids into lifelike flowing forms, as well as intricate geometric patterns which mirror fundamental forms of nature. These same patterns also appear throughout the sacred art and architecture of the world's great spiritual traditions. They are primal archetypal patterns reflecting universal principles of creation and transformation. These same principles, reflected in these simple, yet profound physics experiments, have been articulated in the myths and oral traditions of cultures worldwide for thousands of years.
ONCE YOUR EYES HAVE BEEN OPENED TO THIS STARTLING SCIENTIFIC ARTISTRY,
YOU'LL NEVER LOOK AT THINGS THE SAME WAY AGAIN!
Esther Mirjam is an exquisite harpist and an enchanting storyteller who breathes life into her words and embodies these ancient stories as if they were part of her very soul. Her storytelling springs from a profound awareness and a sensitivity that perfectly expresses what Cymatics demonstrates...
"Storytelling is a living event-and it makes me feel more alive. When I tell a story, I first connect with its underlying vibration, the one that brought it to life in the first place. As I tune in to this vibration, my whole body becomes a transmitter, amplifying and projecting it. The words, themselves, are living entities animating this seed vibration as unique energetic bodies...beings with which I, and the audience, are in a dynamic, ever-shifting relationship. It affects each of us uniquely, but it affects us all. That's why it feels so exciting!"
Esther will perform songs from the Celtic and other ancient traditions, and recite stories that convey the spirit of creation through vibration.
This evening at CCA is an introduction to an interactive Workshop that Esther and Jeff will be offering the following Sunday, October 2nd at The Center for Spiritual Living. It is a stand-alone presentation and is not a pre-requisite for attending the workshop.
The Healing Power of Story, Song and...CYMATICS?
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
· Experiential Workshop ·
Center for Spiritual Living
505 Camino de los Marquez
Santa Fe, NM 87505
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO GAIN FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE WORKSHOP...
- A renewed appreciation of how poetry, story and music can re-awaken your latent talents, attributes and passion!
- A deeper recognition of how certain archetypal patterns inform your 'life story.'
- An opportunity to see your life as the story born of your own deepest beliefs...a creative, evolving, process of unfolding awareness.
- A chance to examine the 'vibrations' that underlie your feelings and beliefs about yourself, and how you can change them to be more aligned with your life purpose.
- An increased confidence and playfulness when encountering the unexpected!
- A deeper understanding of the basic principles through which we create our experience, such as: As Above, So Below; The Cosmic Ebb and Flow; Resonance and Entrainment; Chaos and Reintegration; The Duplication Principle....
- An opportunity to have fun while enhancing your creativity!
- An affirmation of your potential to create your life in greater alignment with your deepest desires, rather than reacting to the results of what you've done in the past.
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A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO SOUND HEALING
A rare opportunity
to learn from
in the fields of
Thursday, June 9th · 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Intro to Cymatics & CymaTherapy
$20 Pre-Registered · $30 Day of Event
Click here to download flyer
Saturday, June 11 · 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A 2-Part, Daylong Workshop
with Jeff Volk and Mandara Cromwell.
$125 ($105 if pre-registered by June 6th)
Soul of Yoga
627 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Call 760-943-7685 to reserve your place.
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10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fundamental Principles of Sound Therapies with Jeff Volk.
Producer and Cymatics publisher, Jeff Volk, will offer an in-depth overview of the essential principles of sound therapies, illustrated with segments from his award-winning documentary, Of Sound Mind & Body: Music and Vibrational Healing, and other fascinating and hard-to-find resources. Cymatics shows how audible sound frequencies can animate simple powders, pastes and liquids into lifelike flowing forms and basic geometric patterns that mirror the fundamental structures found all throughout nature, and in the sacred art and architecture of the world's Wisdom Traditions.
Participants will gain an understanding of such key principles as:
- How Sound Effects Us: The Physics and Physiology of Sound
- Resonance, entrainment and psychoacoustics.
- Vibrotactile Stimulation
- How therapeutic music and specific audible frequencies can affect your psyche, mind, emotions and physical body.
- As Above, So Below
- All is Vibration
- The Hidden Dynamics of the Universe: Gain insights into the unseen, yet universal dynamic processes that shape our world, from the microscopic to the macrocosmic.
- The Yoga of Sound
- How these same basic universal principles shape your very life!
An assortment of fascinating and hard-to-find books, CDs and DVDs will be available during the event.
AND PART II OF THE WORKSHOP:
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Align with the Sounds of the Universe through Cymatics and Cymatherapy with Mandara Cromwell.
Through Cymatics-the science of making sound visible, you will see the sacred geometric vibrations of our stars, ancient mantras and advanced sound technology, and how they connect to establish physical, emotional and spiritual states of health.
Cymatherapy is the therapeutic application of specific acoustic sound frequency patterns to maintain or restore our states of health.
In this workshop you will:
- Hear the Music of the Spheres and see the Cymatics of our solar system
- See the sacred architecture of mantras made visible and how they are evident in temples based on Vastu Shastra
- Connect with the five sound bodies noted in Sanskrit texts
- Feel harmonics and sub-harmonics that heal
- View clinical proof that sound heals
- Experience pain relief and stress reduction through Cymatherapy
- Learn how to incorporate ancient mantra healing and today's advanced sound technology into your life to help yourself and others.
Attendees will have an opportunity to experience the AMI750 - the innovative application of sound wave frequencies delivered via Acoustic Meridian Intelligence.
On Sunday, Mandara and advanced Cymatherapy practitioner, Kate Holland, will be offering a Facial Rejuvination Training at Soul of Yoga, using the AMI 1000. Further info at: www.CymaTechnologies.com
Join us at Soul of Yoga to experience the healing power of sound-from Ancient Healing Temples to today's advanced sound technology!
Tenth International Cymatics Conference
Nov 5 - 8, 2015
Click here for full description of Friday and Saturday evening Keynote Presentations
Jeff Volk with Gabriel Kelemen
New York City
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 · 7 - 9 P.M.
Rudolf Steiner Center
138 W 15th St (Between 6th & 7th Aves.)
New York, NY 10011
$20, Membership Discounts Apply.
Space is limited. Pre-registration advised!
Download Brochure Here
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 · 7 - 9 P.M.
Live Webinar with Gabriel Kelemen, Ph.D.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 · 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Part of The Integrative Sound & Music Practitioner Training
A One-Time-Only, Full-Day workshop
with Jeff Volk and Gabriel Kelemen, Ph.D.
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
A multimedia presentation by poet, producer and publisher, Jeff Volk
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 - 9 p.m.
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM, 87505
The science of Cymatics vividly demonstrates how inert substances can be "brought to life"
when stimulated by audible sound frequencies.
Time for conversation follows the presentation.
- Witness powders, pastes and liquids transforming into lifelike, flowing forms- assuming the same complex geometric patterns that appear throughout the natural world, and in the art and architecture of the world's wisdom traditions.
- View a striking new array of Cymatic imagery from Romanian artist and pioneering researcher, Gabriel Kelemen, Ph.D.
- Gain insights into the unseen, yet universal dynamic process that shapes our world, from the microscopic to the macrocosmic.
- Challenge yourself to consider how these basic universal principles shape your very life!
An assortment of Cymatics books and DVDs will be on hand, as will a copy of Kelemen's brand new book,
The Universality of the Vortex-Sphere Archetype!
To view examples of Kelemen's illustrations and astounding Cymatics images,
A Live Interactive Webinar Series
January 28 - March 4, 2015
8 PM - 9:30 PM, EST.
[Registrants may participate live, on-line,
and they will receive a recording of each presentation.]
Six successive Wednesday evening presentations by leading scholars, researchers and practitioners, surveying the vast and diverse field of sound therapies.
Wednesday, February 11, at 8 PM, Eastern Time, Jeff Volk will join sound researcher and the host of this webinar, Alexandre Tannous, to explain the science of Cymatics. Short video clips of Cymatics experiments will shed light on this arcane branch of physics, highlighting certain esoteric principles of nature that underlie a wide range of sound-based therapeutic approaches.
For a full list of presenters and descriptions:
Cymatics Goes Global!
October 31 to Nov 3, 2014
WORLD CYMATICS CONGRESS
In the Black Forest of Germany
Click here for more details
This dynamic multi-media performance brings to life some of the fundamental patterns that underlie forms found throughout nature, all of which can be created by audible sound! Our multi-faceted ensemble will explore the interplay of beauty, balance and flow, that inspire and find expression through baroque music, poetry, visual art and a branch of physics known as Cymatics (how sound animates inert powders, pastes and liquids into lifelike flowing forms). The music of Biber, Corelli, Buxtehude, Legrenzi and their contemporaries, will be performed on baroque violin, cello and harp. These compositions will be interspersed with live recitations by Maine poet Jeff Volk, and short films of Cymatics demonstrations, as well as visual montages by the artists collaborative, Colors in Motion, and "Conversations" by visual artist Ann Provan. The result will be an unforgettable tapestry of sound, color, spoken word and movement.
The performance will take place at the Burnt Cove Church in Stonington, Maine, on Tuesday evening, August 26th from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance through operahousearts.org/#4, by calling 207-367-2788, or at the door. An eclectic assortment of the artists' works will be available at the event, including CDs, and hard-to-find books and DVDs relating to Cymatics and the visualizing of sound. CDs of MusiCure, will also be available. MusiCure is a series of therapeutic CDs imported from Denmark. Produced by Danish Radio Symphony principle oboist and composer, Niel Eje, their efficacy has been clinically proven through years of use in hospitals, hospices and spas in Europe and the US.
Two chances to catch the magic of Cymatics, LIVE...
on the East Coast or on the Web.
On the Web, Radio Interview:
Tuesday, June 3rd, 8 P.M. (Eastern Time, US)
Click here to listen live or call in: 714-242-5256
And in person:
Cymatics: Insights into the Invisible World of Sound
Sunday, June 22nd, 9 a.m. - Noon
North Andover, Massachusetts
A Featured Presentation at the:
Click here to link to view this year's lineup
Moved By Sound:
An Artistic Interpretation of the Science of Cymatics
Presented by Jeff Volk and Mandara Cromwell
With dancer, Kate Holland
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6 - 9 p.m., $25
Mueller College of Holistic Studies
Tools 4 Healers
4601 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92116
Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 7 - 9 p.m., Free
The Wellness Living Store
1412 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Throughout all the cultures of the world, as far back as history recalls‒sound, song and sacred movement have played pivotal roles in focusing attention and bringing awareness back to the essential nature of our being. Modern science can now show us precisely how this occurs, right down to the biochemical reactions and our corresponding neurological responses. The mechanisms through which this takes place are the underlying principles of resonance and entrainment. The science of Cymatics brings these principles to life, vividly showing how audible sound can animate inert powders, pastes and liquids, into coherent forms that appear like living, breathing organisms‒shedding light on the mysteries of manifestation and allowing us to see this primordial creative force in action!
In this highly engaging program, world-class presenters weave together the arts‒poetry, music, and sacred dance‒with the science of sound, offering a visceral understanding of how our world is composed and of our seminal role in that dynamic, creative process. This is something that must be experienced to be fully understood, yet once we've had this experience, even in a limited way, our way of viewing ourselves‒and our creative potential‒is forever changed. Another unique component of this evening will be the opportunity to experience the new Cymatic therapy instrument, the Acoustic Meridian Inteligence 750, which helps harmonize the body's many processes so that they function as a more coherent system. Jeff will also make available an exciting assortment of hard-to-find books, CDs and DVDs selected from his many years of experience in the field of sound and healing.
Presented by Jeff Volk, the producer of the International Sound Colloquium and the award-winning documentary, Of Sound Mind and Body: Music and Vibrational Healing, and Mandara Cromwell, the designer of the Edison Award-nominated therapeutic instrument, the AMI 750, and the producer of the International Cymatics Conference. Accompanied by Kate Holland, professional dancer and yoga teacher, and a Certified Cymatherapist.
Cymatics Conference: The Science of Sound and Vibrational Healing
October 11 - 13, 2013
Experience the power of sound, from ancient healing techniques to tomorrow's technology.
UUCA, 1911 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA
Hear experts on the cutting-edge of energy medicine
present in lay terms the art and science of tomorrow's healthcare.
Jeff will be opening the conference on Friday evening and Keynoting on Saturday morning.
Click here for details at cymaticsconference.com
Click here to listen to Jonathan Goldman's interview of Jeff Volk and Mandara Cromwell
(recorded September 11, 2013) discussing the upcoming Cymatics Conference!
A RARE LOCAL EVENT!
Cymatics: The Beauty, Art and Science of Visible Sound!
Thursday, Sept. 12, 7 P.M.
Just back from Boulder, Oslo and Holland, Jeff is offering his first local program in years,
a benefit for the Seacoast Waldorf School.
With Ellen Rondina, principal flutist, Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra.
Click here for details
Jeff is delighted to offer his dynamic multi-media presentation at
The Healing Power of Sound and Music
A Conference at Samaya Retreat Center
The Netherlands, July 6 & 7, 2013!
Click here for details
Poetry in Motion : Flowing Through Time
A multidimensional, multimedia live performance featured at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival
Friday, May 3rd • 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA (Boston area)
Jeff Volk is a key collaborator and contributing writer, poet, and visionary on the Creative Team of Colors In Motion, which is honored to have been selected to present this multimedia performance to help kick off the Fifth Annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Come experience the splendor of large-scale video projection of evocative imagery, as colorful watercolors and aurora photography spring to life through the movements of a dancer, accompanied by live music and interactive performance poetry. This highly engaging and contemplative program promises to be an experience you will never forget.
Tuning Up With CymaTherapy:
A Sound Basis for Wellbeing
Announcing a very special program on
Cymatics and Sound Therapy
Sunday, Dec. 2nd • 1:00 – 5:00 P.M.
The Graduate Institute, in Bethany, CT (New Haven area)
After creating an award-winning video on sound healing in 1992, Jeff Volk produced the International Sound Colloquium for the next six years. These were the first “Sound Healing” Conferences, and they helped to shape, nurture and define this newly developing field. Twenty years later, the interest continues to grow, so he has revived the spirit of these seminal sound events to gather a select few esteemed and experienced colleagues for an afternoon that is certain to be informative and inspiring, focused yet diverse, dynamic, and deeply engaging.
Jeff will open the program with a brief overview of Cymatics, explaining how this science of vibration and sonic forms laid much of the conceptual groundwork for the development of sound therapies. Mandara Cromwell, producer of the annual Cymatics Conference and founder of Cyma Technologies, will offer an in-depth presentation of Cymatherapy, describing the theory and the science behind their precision therapeutic instruments. This will be further elaborated upon by Wendy Young, founder and director of the Princeton Sound School, co-director of the Sound and Music Institute, in NYC, and music teacher at Princeton University. Wendy is a Cyma practitioner so her presentation will focus on the clinical aspects of Cymatherapy and she will offer attendees an opportunity to experience the two newest Cymatic instruments, the AMI 1000 and the AMI 750. In addition, Maren Good and her partner, Michael Ungar will provide a rich, sonic tapestry with tuning forks and with their Acutonics gongs which are therapeutic instruments tuned to the frequencies of celestial bodies. This promises to be a very rich, dynamic and experiential afternoon, and at the incredible price of just $30, we expect the event to fill quickly!
Pre-registration is strongly suggested, as this event is very likely to sell out! You may register via PayPal by emailing your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your full contact information in the body of the email so we’ll know how to reach you to confirm!
To pay by MC or Visa, you may register using our fax order form on this website (Please write in TGI Pre-Reg).
Thanks, and we’ll look forward to seeing you there!
Illuminating Water with Sound
(Includes a LIVE Cymatics Demo!)
A Featured Presentation of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival
and the Peabody Essex Museum’s The Ripple Effect Exhibition
in the Museum’s Art and Nature Center, in the heart of Salem, MA.
Sunday, April 22nd, 3 – 4 pm, Morse Auditorium
Reservations by April 19th!
Peabody Essex Museum (included with Museum admission)
East India Square
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970-3783 USA
“I had fewer difficulties discovering the motions of the heavenly bodies,
despite their incredible distances, than I did investigating the motion
of flowing water, which takes place right before our eyes.”
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
From the time before time began to tell its ancient tales, the movements of the tides metered out the breath of days as constantly as any celestial event. And since the dawn of history, water has been a universal icon throughout the world’s traditions, not merely as a symbol, but as an archetype of “The Way of Life.” Because it is essential to all living things and because it is at once so omnipresent and yet so mysterious, so utilitarian, yet ultimately so uncontrollable, it has been seen as the embodiment of Truth and of Spirit. Even in physics, it holds a special place in the pantheon of elements. It is the only substance that exists naturally in all three states, solid, liquid and gaseous, and its structure and dynamics reflect the universal organizing principles of evolution and even life itself.
Drawing from his background as a poet, award-winning documentary producer and publisher of books and films about Cymatics, the science of wave phenomena, Jeff Volk, will offer a dynamic multimedia presentation about the wonders of water. We’ll witness Ripple Effects–water springing into lifelike flowing form, as standing waves are generated by audible sound to create visual analogues of patterns found throughout nature, from single-celled sea creatures to cyclones, sunflowers to star formations. A highlight of this event will be a live demonstration by Reid Drum, sculptor and foundry director at Mass. College of Art, projecting 3-D wave patterns generated in the moment, by his newly re-designed “sonic gondola” sculpture.
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in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY
Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Part of the Open City Dialogue at
Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(L to Lorimer; G to Metropolitan).
(718) 302 - 3770
Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
Spoonbill & Sugartown Books
218 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
June 8 - 10
New Haven, CT
The Graduate Institute
Details to be announced.
Cymatics and Resonance:
Tuning In to the
Subtle Vibrations of Sound Health
A multi-media presentation
by poet, producer and publisher, Jeff Volk
Sound is a potent force with vast creative potential. Cymatics (the study of wave phenomena and vibration) offers a quantifiable approach to understanding how this potential comes into manifestation. As we witness audible sounds animating masses of inert powders, pastes and liquids into dynamic, life-like, flowing forms, we can gain insights into the invisible workings of the universe––those fascinating and mysterious processes which govern cause and effect.
While Cymatics demonstrates this in the domain of physics, this process is not restricted to the realm of dense physical structures––its influence is equally at play in the more rarefied, subjective, realms of perception, feeling, emotion, thought and belief. It is these subtle vibrations that must be brought into coherency in order to effect lasting change or “sound health.”
With a dynamic PowerPoint presentation, Jeff will give an overview of the colorful history of the science of Cymatics, and how it has radically evolved in recent years. He will also show video segments illustrating the transformative effects of sound on various types of material. He will then highlight the profound universal principles which may be visualized through Cymatic phenomena, which when recognized, understood and assimilated, can be very helpful in maintaining balance in these turbulent, and often chaotic times.
Cymatics: The Experience! Vibration • Creation • Transformation
Cymatics, the science of wave formations, demonstrates how sound can create intricate geometric patterns and dynamic processes similar to those found throughout the natural world. We’ll begin by viewing video footage of remarkable Cymatics experiments animating inert substances with audible sound frequencies, and then explore how these physical phenomena are actually manifestations of certain universal principles that apply to all levels of experience. We’ll then delve into how these same principles operate in our subjective attitudes to create the subconscious lens through which we perceive our world and thereby, our experience of life. This wide-ranging program combines poetry and music, introspective exercises and a coherent scientific method, to demonstrate pragmatic spiritual principles. It is accessible to anyone with a willingness to entertain the inconceivable: that you can be all you imagine yourself to be, and nothing more!
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