The Power of Gong Baths
by Mark Swan
I have always been intrigued by the legend that the ancients told that if you were gonged for 10 days you would be cured of any ailment. This was the story I was told by my own Yogi and Gong Master, and having seen the results of playing much shorter Gong baths I can well believe it.
For the past few years I have run a very successful all-night Gong Bath. Not so much a sound healing event to rival the ancients but a condensed version with precisely tuned Gongs and a strong element of due diligence and great intent. 12 hours of back to back Gongs playing in a powerful meditative healing environment works! The finely tuned Gongs of today are streets ahead of the roughly made ones from the past. It’s more like a sound spa; gentle trickling vibrations pass through the body and removing the toxins and relax the body. Think; Candles, incense, darkness, sleeping bags, over 20 Gongs and around 50 people and you’ll get it. We hold these events on the Solstices and the Equinoxes. The one we are preparing for at the moment is the March Equinox. A ceremony to allow us to rise out up of our winter slumber, and like the phoenix be rejuvenated and reborn.