On Thursday evenings in March, North Cedar St. in Beacon will fill with the sounds of bells and bowls, chimes and gongs. It's the place to come for a celestial sound bath as well as a place to meditate with saints and angels, says local shaman Eileen O'Hare, who will guide the group with her own soulful and spontaneous vocal sounds.
The vision is to create a divinely inspired space for a community of like minds and kindred spirits to come together in joy, peace, and empowerment. "The series is [meant] to bring people together to enter into altered states of consciousness through collective music-making with only metallic instruments," says O'Hare. "They say energetically, metallic sounds attract the higher vibratory beings. That is why in so many traditions, like Buddhism and Catholicism, bells are big in ritual."
The sacred sound-making will begin this Thursday, March 3, from 7 to 9pm at The Healing House at 11 North Cedar St. in Beacon. Pay is by suggested donation on a sliding scale of $11-$33.