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If the sun is regarded as an observation point (heliocentric view), the earth describes an elliptical orbit around the sun, with the sun lying at a focal point of this ellipse. Thus the earth is sometimes close to the sun (perihelion) and sometimes further away from the sun (aphelion). Perihelion and aphelion are located at the ends of the major axis of the Earth's orbital ellipse. This connecting line is also called the apsidal line. This line rotates once in about 110 000 years around the sun.

B

It's a shaker made of Bendo seed nutshells, attached to a wrist strap. The Meinl Sonic Energy Bendo Shakers has a clear, but soft sound, which makes it sound wonderful pleasant but still stands out of the mass.

C

Chakras are used in Tantric Hinduism, in Tantric Buddhist Vajrayana as well as in Yoga to refer to the assumed subtle energy centers between the physical body and the subtle body of man. These are said to be connected by energy channels. The seven main chakras are the Root, the Sacral, the Navel, the Heart, the Throat, the Brow and the Crown Chakra.

Chau Tam Tams are Gongs which are not specifically pitched. They're found in orchestras and also in rock bands. Made from a special bronze alloy, these tam tams have a large spread of tones and characteristics. From a sustained low hum to a brooding roar to fast explosive crashes, they work in many situations and blend well with other gongs and instruments.

The name Chiron, which astronomers gave to the planetoid, comes from Greek mythology and stands for a centaur with a human torso and a horse's body. In the human horoscope Chiron symbolizes a particularly sensitive point or injury, also shadow sides that are hidden. But it also includes the possibility of healing through acceptance and growth.

Hans Cousto: The natural formula of the Cosmic Octave makes it possible to openly demonstrate the direct relationship of astronomical data, such as the frequencies of planetary orbits, to architectural works, ancient and modern measuring systems, the human body, music and medicine. Meinl Sonic Energy offers Tuning Forks, Gongs and Energy Chimes, based on the Calculations of Hans Cousto.

The time span from one passage of the moon through the south to the next. The moon rises every day on average about 50 minutes later than the day before. The daily delay adds up to one day within one (tropical) month.

D

Don Conreaux is formerly known as Baba Don and Guru Jagat. Master Don was one of the five original Kundalini Yoga Teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Don also studied the gong writings of Dane Rudhyar. He established the Nanak Dwara Ashram Teacher Training 1970-1976 in Phoenix, Arizona. His very first teacher as a teenager in 1952 was Paramahansa Yogananda, receiving his Kriya Initiation in 1953. In cooperation with Meinl Sonic Energy he invented the Don Conreaux Eight Corners Of Heaven Mirror Gong which makes it possible to watch yourself playing the gong. 

E

This is a single sound bar made of aluminum, mounted on a wooden base, which is struck with a small (wooden) mallet. At Meinl Sonic Energy, the energy chimes are tuned to different Hz numbers.

F

The Flower of Life has been found for thousands of years as an ornament on various places and historical buildings. The symbol is believed to have a harmonizing, protective effect and often the pattern is called sacred geometry. 

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The geomagnetic field has a strong north-south pole and a micro-pulsation spectrum. The minor third above the Schumann resonance (250,56 Hz) falls with its oscillation into exactly that range to which the color blue-violet corresponds.

Gong bath or gong meditation is a special type of sound practice that uses therapeutic gong sounds and vibrations to bring about healing. This practice is called “gong bath” because participants are “bathed” in gong sound waves during a meditation.

The Meinl Sonic Energy Gong Resonant Mallets were designed to be able to produce therapeutic and atmospheric gong sounds that are strongly similar to whale singing. Due to the specially treated rubber heads, higher and deeper tones can be better achieved than with conventional gong mallets. The larger the rubber head, the lower the tones it produces, the smaller the rubber head, the higher the tones it produces. 

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Most Handpans consist of two hemispherical segments glued together, a central clay field and a ring of more clay fields on the upper side and an opening on the lower side. Different types of steel sheet, sheet thicknesses and manufacturing processes are used for the raw shapes.

Hoop Drums were mainly used from Native American people for shamanic rituals and also for celebrations. The skin of these drums is pulled around the back and laced across the middle for a traditional yet adjustable grip. The skin is mostly from buffalos.

The octavation of the hydrogen spectral line frequencies leads to amazing values that are almost exactly in line with the frequencies of Uranus and Pluto.

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The African thumb piano, or kalimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a number of thin metal blades (keys) mounted on a soundbox or soundboard. Sometimes they're made with a sound hole in the middle, sometimes they're made from solid wood.

It's a shaker made of Kenari seed nutshells, attached to a wrist strap, a rod, a chimes bar or made as a bracelet. Due to its rather powerful and crisp sound, the Meinl Sonic Energy Kenari Shakers are perfect for louder acoustic sessions, where the shaker has to prevail.

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A mantra is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have religious, magical or spiritual powers in Hinduism. Some mantras have a syntactic structure and literal meaning, while others do not. (Source: Wikipedia)

The marímbula, also called bass kalimba and r(h)umba box, is a lamellophone with a resonance box. It originates from Africa and is used today especially in the Caribbean, and in the Son Cubano music.

1 Hertz = 1 vibration per second. Seven octaves higher is the tone C with 128 Hz, which was recommended by Rudolf Steiner or Guiseppe Verdi as a concert pitch. For tuning forks with this frequency, the name "master fork" has become common.

The period of about 19 years after which the sun and moon have the same aspects on the same days. The metonic cycle is the basis of the combined sun-moon calendars.

The duration of an orbit of the lunar node through the ecliptic is about 18.6 years. The lunar nodes are the intersections of the moon's orbit with the ecliptic. If the moon travels through the ecliptic from south to north, it passes through the ascending lunar node, which is also called dragon head. If it travels through the ecliptic from north to south, it passes through the descending lunar node, also called the dragon's tail.

N

The natural concert pitch of 432 Hz is a sound frequency that vibrates in harmony with humans, nature and the cosmos.

O

"Om" is a sacred sound and a spiritual symbol in Indian religions. It signifies the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness or Atman. More broadly, it is a syllable that is chanted either independently or before a spiritual recitation in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Opera Gong has a very pronounced bent-out shape with a large center dot. It plays an important role in traditional Chinese opera due to its descending pitch. An audible glissando effect can be achieved with a very short sustain.

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It's a shaker made of Pala seed nutshells, attached to a wrist strap, a rod, a chimes bar or made as a bracelet. Due to its rather quiet and soft sound, the Meinl Sonic Energy Pala Shakers are perfect for ambient, low volume settings.

It's a shaker made of Pangi seed nutshells, attached to a wrist strap. The Meinl Sonic Energy Pangi Shaker has a powerful, deep sound, which makes it the perfect addition for instrumental ensembles and bigger musical groups.

Piezo pickups create the electric signal necessary for amplifying the sound from your instrument. The signal goes directly to a mixer or amp.

A Platonic year designates the largest geocentric cycle in the cosmos. A platonic year lasts about 25,729 years. A platonic year corresponds approximately to the breaths, which a human being makes in the day. In Indian scriptures, the average number of breaths is estimated to be 25,920 breaths.

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The saros is a period of exactly 223 synodic months (approximately 6585.3211 days, or 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours) that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon. One saros period after an eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, a near straight line, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur, in what is referred to as an eclipse cycle. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Schumann resonances are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency portion of the Earth's electromagnetic field spectrum. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, generated and excited by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the Earth's surface and the ionosphere. (Source: Wikipedia)

These handpans from Meinl Sonic Energy have not one, but even two sound holes: One, which faces the player, and one, which faces the audience. They are elaborately hand made one at a time. The stainless steel material is almost resistant to water and humidity.

In astronomy, sidereal period means the time span for one complete rotation or for one complete orbit (revolution) of a celestial body with respect to the fixed star background.

A singing bowl is a bowl, usually made of bronze, which produces tones when struck or rubbed. In Western countries, singing bowls are a popular utensil during meditations. In addition to that, they are used in so-called sound therapies. Rarer is the use as a pure musical instrument. Meinl Sonic Energy offers a wide range of singing bowls in special bronze alloy and also in high-purity quartz.

The Sliced Didgeridoo is a product name from Meinl Sonic Energy and is used for Didgeridoos which can be divided into two parts to be more transportable.

A440 (also known as Stuttgart pitch) is the musical pitch corresponding to an audio frequency of 440 Hz, which serves as a tuning standard for the musical note of A above middle C, or A4 in scientific pitch notation. It is standardized by the International Organization for Standardization as ISO 16. (Source: Wikipedia)

A steel tongue drum consists of a hollow, round sound body made of steel, which usually has seven to ten steel tongues on the top, which are tuned tonally and played with the hands or padded mallets. The steel tongues are cut out of the sound body during the manufacturing process so that only one side remains connected.

Symphonic Tam Tams are gongs which are mainly used in symphonic orchestras. These gongs have been used there to for example underline melodramatic scenes.

The synodic period or synodic orbital period is the time span between the times of successive equal positions of a celestial body with respect to earth and sun. Seen from the Earth, the celestial body is thus again at the same angle to the Sun after its synodic period.

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The name tells you already that the roaring and growling sound is reminiscent to that of a tiger. It has a very pronounced bent-out shape with a large center dot. Similar to the Opera Gong, it has a good amount of splash, but in comparison less of a descending bend effect.

This instrument consists of two metal plates at either end of a cord. To bring the bell tone to play, it is enough to collide the cymbals gently. The peculiarity of this instrument is the interval between the two cymbals. This interval is one octave higher than our brain's alpha state. When we hear the sounds each cymbal shares through their overtones and listen to the leap between the two, it  makes it easier to get into meditation. Tingshas will also be used to release blockages in a person's vibration field as well as in an environment.

A tuning fork is an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal. It resonates at a specific constant pitch when set vibrating by striking it against a surface or with an object, and emits a pure musical tone once the high overtones fade out. 
Each tuning fork of Meinl Sonic Energy is tuned exactly to the frequency of the respective celestial body in order to achieve a therapeutic effect.

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The Wave Drum is also called Sea or Ocean Drum. It can produce soothing ocean sounds. The player holds the drum by the frame and rolls the included metal beads in circling movements from left to right.

These gongs are also known under the name Double-Light-Gong due to the bright surface on both sides. They have a very flat profile with a bended rim for a powerful and splashy clear sound with medium sustain.

These gongs are also known under the name Feng or Sun Gong. The shape is almost flat, and due to this the vibration of the gong spreads out extremely wide with a long sustain. The sound characteristic is mainly low pitched, and by playing the gong more powerfully it opens up nicely with sizzling overtones.

These gongs are tuned with a greater frequency range that allows them to produce complex tones and beautiful harmonies within themselves. And because each one is handcrafted, the gong makers ensure that these gongs will clearly speak from a soft whisper to a deep roar. The name Wu Xing comes from an old Chinese phrase that is translated as the five elements of life. It is from these elements that gongs are created and used to balance life within the universe.

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The Meinl Sonic Energy Zen Singing Bowls are based on the Japanese singing bowls. With their fine, clear sound, the Zen singing bowls are often used in the upper area of the head. They are particularly suitable as a sound signal at meditation.

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