An instrument for sound healing and relaxation.
Developed in partnership with jazz great Jack DeJohnette, world renowned sound therapist Dr. John Beaulieu and Woodstock Chimes founder/musician Garry Kvistad.
When the Awakening Bell is sounded, the long overtones of the bell naturally put the listener into a Theta state, which is a relaxed state characterized by deep calm. The tone of the Awakening Bell resonates with an area of the brain that helps control stress. Through this resonance, we experience a lightness and sense of well-being.
The Awakening Bell can be played in two ways. Tap it and listen to the overtones, or rub it (Tibetan Singing Bowl-style) and make it sing. The Awakening Bell comes with an instruction booklet that includes background information on the bell and explains how to play the bell (both styles of playing).
The Awakening Bell is an elegant and quality made piece. I've come to have high expectations of Woodstock Chimes and this did not disappoint. The tone is very calming with a long sustain, and makes one ready to face the day.
I learned about the Awakening Bell during a class with Dr John Beaulieu. The concept sounded so interesting and I was thrilled to see it on the Woodstock Chimes website. The tone is amazing to listen to. I have shared it with a few friends and they, too, are interested in owning their own.
I am so impressed with this company. It is clear from their products they take pride in their merchandise they offer. The chimes were packaged well and arrived swiftly. I already have a wish list going for me and my holiday gifts. AND......most importantly....I LOVE THE SOUNDS!!!!!
The bell sounds great and works well when struck by the included mallet. But for the price, the construction is not finished well - sharp/rough edges on the wood and uneven construction. Not enough to affect functionality, but just not the quality of craftsmanship I expected from the company and for the price. Very very difficult to "play" the instrument by friction rather than striking, the angle is awkward. (As opposed to crystal bowls, which are very easy)
We always strive for customer satisfaction and we are sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with your Awakening Bell. We stand behind the quality of our products and always strive for the highest quality possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not satisfied with the product you received.
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I love this chime! The tone fills the room with a long lasting soothing vibration. Very relaxing!