Get Your Shaman On: Gong Bath in Stokey
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Sound healing in Stoke Newington.
Eeh life’s stressful innit. Sometimes you just want to stop hurrying along the platform and just sort of, sink into a ball on it instead.
Well that’s where The Mystery School of Sound comes in. Just one quick scout around their Facebook page is pretty mesmerising stuff – who doesn’t love a holographic gif, a film of water on a loop and pictures of crystal pyramids? If nothing else it’s inspo for decorating your apartment walls.
This Thursday 18th May they’re running a de-stress gong bath experience in Stoke Newington. Mark & Paul Cummings are Gong performers who ‘work together to bring you a sonorous experience’.
Alongside guided meditation, healing process and gong performance, you’ll get a mini intro to healing traditions of the druids and hermetic teaching.
What’s that when it’s at home? Basically, the musings of a dude in a purple hat and fancy green/blue/red cape dress called Hermes Trismegistus gained a lot of attention back in the day. This chap from Egypt massively influenced both Western traditions and occult movements as well as practical science.
All from his ’emerald tablet’. I think my mum’s got one of those from John Lewis.
A whole motley crew of writers agree that the sexy Egyptian priest even predicted the coming of Christianity and deemed him a proper wise ol’ prophet. He decided the secrets of the universe were threefold: alchemy, astrology and theurgy (“a little like the holy trinity”, said our Thomas Aquinas). #beforehistime #thricethegreat #imagineifthesestartedtrending
The reason Hermeticism got so much airtime is down to it’s popularity with science geeks, even though it’s all astral planes and star signs. Sir Isaac Newton himself bloody loved the stuff and based his findings on thorough studies of Hermes’ ancient writings.
I knew there was something to be said for my weekly horoscope addiction.
Some have reported feelings of dreaming, flying through the cosmos and one even went and did a stretch of time travelling.
If it’s all sounding a bit dreamcatchers and new world orders then perhaps this isn’t the event for you. But nothing ventured, nothing gained right? Go on, brush your shoulders off and take a little visit to Ancient Egypt.
Relax, Meditate and Rejuvenate with The Mystery School of Sound
Thursday 18th May
9-15 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2BY
Tickets are £12 online and £14 at the door, available via Eventbrite.
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