Many of the advances in science, healing and transformation of the next 100 years point to the use of Gong
The instrument of greatest healing and sound transformation power known to date is the ancient bronze Gong, although its qualities have been neglected for thousands of years. Today, this remarkable disk-shaped alloy composed of copper, tin and nickel is once again at the door of world recognition.
The Gong, as assured by historians and musicologists, appeared in the early Bronze Age 5,500 years ago in the Mesopotamia area of the Middle East. It was accidentally discovered when the stones melted in the bread ovens used at that time of the great Agro Cultural Revolution. It is believed that tin was the first metal to detach from the stones, around 10,000 years BC and that as the furnaces produced more heat, copper began to separate from the rocks around 6,500 BC which allowed the year 4,000 BC both metals will mix.
The ancient artisans of Gongs found that when the mysterious meteorites sent from the sky were thrown into the foundry crucibles, they added an improved resonant tone to the bronze, making it more powerful and with deeper and more sustained tones.
The Gong was used for the energetic cleaning of the space prior to births or funerals, in Hindu temples, also representing power and abundance. The first time that the Gong is mentioned was in the early 6th century, in China. In the Yoga environment, the Gong appears in one of the fundamental works of the practice, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (S.XIV) by Yogi Swatmarama. Since then, the Gong tradition was not such a widespread practice, until the last century when Harbhajan Singh, better known as Yogi Bhajan, one of the most important spiritual masters of our time, began to spread its use as a therapeutic tool and as An instrument for meditation.
Yogi Bhajan was a teacher both in yoga and in the Gong, in the early 1970s, he discovered that his students, many of them hippies with musical vocations, were deeply attracted to the sound of the Gong and began to play in the classes he taught to help people recover from the damage caused by drug use.
Gong in modernity
Through the Cimática, which studies the vibratory waves, the Swiss researcher Hans Jenny showed how by applying different frequencies on the surface of a metal plate with dust, it was ordered in geometric harmonic patterns that are repeated in different existing life forms. Fabien Maman, a French writer and considered one of the pioneers in sound therapy, performed the first experiments of sound-cellular biology under the microscope. He verified that diseased or degenerated cells can be healed or harmonized by sound.