Gong Books and CDs
Buying a Gong
Please download and read this article by Sheila Whittaker (3-page pdf 78.5 kBytes)
An essence is a liquid that has a particular vibrational frequency imprinted within it. It can therefore impart that energy vibration to the person who takes the essence.
Healing Sound Gong Essences are essences with the sound vibrations of certain very high quality gongs imprinted into them. Each Gong Essence contains the vibrational frequency of one particular gong.
Available from Sheila Whittaker's website
Sound Healing With Gongs by Sheila Whittaker
Sound Healing with Gongs is one of the first books of its kind about gongs and their use for sound healing and therapy work. The book has been written in plain simple language, for anyone to understand.
It covers various topics including:
- using Gongs for Sound Healing
- the Origins of the Gong
- how the Gong is made
- the Sound of the Gong
- the Gong as a Tool for Relaxation and Relief of Stress
- the Gongbath
- techniques for Playing
- Harmonics and the Golden Mean
- the Gongmaster.
The book includes a colour photo section and fun quirky illustrations by talented young artist Emma Pattihis.
Cost £12 plus postage, from Sheila's website
In the Heart of the Gong Space - the Gong as a Spiritual Tool by Sheila Whittaker
In her second book Sheila Whittaker draws on her many years of experience as a musician, teacher, sound healer, gongmaster and spiritual seeker, to give further insights into the healing world of the gong - the ultimate sound healing instrument.
This book is intended for intermediate gong players, energy healers, and for all with an interest in spirituality. In this book she discusses work with the gong in greater depth. The spiritual aspects of the gong's power are fully explained and illustrated with fascinating insights into the author's own personal experiences with this remarkable instrument. The gong is essentially a tool for the raising of consciousness, and this is discussed fully in the book.
The book is divided into two sections :
Section 1 is devoted mainly to the practical aspects of the gong in therapy situations.
Section 2 focuses largely on spiritual growth, with the gong as the central theme. The spiritual aspect is a crucial part of our healing work with the gong. This includes our own healing, as well as that of our clients, students, and all those with whom we work.
- Giving a One-to-one Gong Treatment
- Working with Other Gong Players
- Client Care
- Entraining Symphonic Gongs
- Psychic Knowing and the Third Eye
- Return to the True Self.
Cost £18.95 from Sheila's website - also available from Amazon and SoundTravels.
Gongs and Tam-tams - A Guide for Percussionists, Drummers and Sound Healers by Phil McNamara
College member Phil McNamara's book covers all aspects of these instruments. With information about their construction, history, and playing techniques (both orchestral and for sound healing).
The book covers beaters, cases and stands, cleaning and care, and a comprehensive listing and description of many of the gongs available today.
The book is illustrated with over 70 photographs. It is written to help those in the Sound Healing community who want to use these instruments in their therapies, who may be unsure of what gong to use from the bewildering range of gongs available.
This book is intended for anyone interested in gongs, from players, sound healers, composers, music arrangers, and students of music, metallurgy and percussion history.
The book costs £14.95 and is available from YPDbooks and SoundTravels.
Sheila Whittaker - Gong CDs
- Transcendence - Gong Healing CD - £12 plus £2 p+p
- Sounds of Stillness - A Journey into the Third Ear - £12 plus £2 p+p
To purchase these CD's please visit Sheila Whittaker's website.
- At The Edge of Time - Gong CD
- Gong Sutra - Gong CD
To purchase these CD's please visit Don Conreaux's website.