GOING LIVE

GOING LIVE

 

This is a big day here at our house. From my little bedroom office, I am processing book orders. For the first time ever, I am selling my books online. I am sure that words like “web” and “net” are indicative of our being linked up with one another. I am so old that I have experienced the power shift in our system of communication from the United States Postal Service to the World-Wide Web. I appreciate the miracle of the internet and the ease with which we can contact one another.

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TAMA-DO, The Way of the Soul

In the year 2000, Paul was visiting after the service at All Saints Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi, where we were members.  The choir director, Arlene Long, was telling us she was going to France to study a healing method, using sound, color, and movement.  She was enthusiastic and her description of the instruments, the methods and the teachings of Fabien Maman made me ask if she thought it might help Paul’s hearing loss.  She said it might do that, at which point we pointed to Paul and said, “You are going to France!”  He went, with five women, for the two weeks of level one training.  He came back with renewed life, vigor, and seemed to be able to hear much better.  We invited Fabien and his partner, Terres Unsoeld, to come to Corpus Christi for classes that we offered.  Terres taught healing using color and flower essences.  Alice Bailey’s Seven Rays are integral in her methods.   Fabien is from a lineage of rabbis, so he includes the tree of life (the Sefirot), he also connects all life from eight stars to the cells in our bodies.  His story starts with his career as a jazz guitarist.  He and his band were on tour and arrived in Tokyo, exhausted and weary.  They asked the hotel to arrange for the band members to get massages and were sent an acupuncturist instead.  After the acupuncture  treatment, they were so revived, played so brilliantly, and continued their tour in high health that Fabien decided to leave his music career and go to China to study acupuncture.  His methods are based in Chinese medicine.  This means the study of the subtle bodies, all the meridians that are the pathways of energy in the body, and the command points where traditional acupuncturists use needles.  Fabian integrated all this with the science of pure sound, Kototama.  As a result, his methods use the command points with tuning forks instead of needles.  I quickly add that we have only scratched the surface of what is to be learned and we have studied this for more than ten years now.

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