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Divine, Gongs, Drums, Journeys and Retreats!

Here is some further information on the latest events coming up
Wednesday 22 February. Talk: Sound of the Divine. (Part of the Middle Eastern Festival for Spirituality and Peace
How does the divine name sound? Jonathan Goldman has recently released the true sounding of the name of God into human consciousness, after allegedly being removed from religious texts over 2,300 years ago. This mini talk and workshop will be an exploration into this sound. Working with our voices, breath and intention to deeply experience the sound of the divine name, we aim to discover how it affects us, what mystery it holds, and how it can be used productively. The evening will be presented by Scottish Sound Therapist Suzanne Harris who has been working with Jonathan Goldman on the teaching of this sound. See:
Venue: Edinburgh Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH.
Time: 7pm-9pm. Cost: £10/£8 (Concessions). Contact: Suzanne Harris, 07875 272571

Friday 24 February: Planetary Gong Bath.  (Part of the Middle Eastern Festival for Spirituality and Peace 
Be immersed in the power of the gong during this deeply relaxing and energising evening. As you lay down, the powerful frequencies from the planetary gongs will create layer upon layer of tones that cocoon you in an envelope of relaxing and potentially healing and transformational sounds. The gong is believed to have originated in Mesopotamia during the Bronze Age, and some say “it transports them to different realms.” The evening will be delivered by experienced Practitioners of Sound Therapy from the British Academy of Sound Therapy, Suzanne Harris and Helen Harris who has also trained with Gong Master Don Conreaux. See:
Venue: Edinburgh Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH. Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm. 
Cost: £12. Please bring a blanket and cushion.Contact: Suzanne Harris, 07875 272571

Saturday March 18th: Meet the Happy Drum!
Throughout the ages the drum has been used as a tool of connection, communication and celebration. In Colombia the main drum, Alegre or Happy Drum, has a particular tradition and is historically made from a sacred tree called Ceiba. During the day you will learn about their history, their use in modern day, and join a drum circle where you will learn to play patterns. Some djembe drums will be available to borrow or please bring your own. Suitable for beginners as well as those with  some experience. Led by RBGE scientist James Richardson and Colombian ethnic-musician Anthar Kharana. 10.30-5pm, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. £50/£45. Booking via RBGE 0131 248 2937

Equinox Ceremonial Sound Journeys

* Friday 16 March 2012, 7.30pm, £10
Theosophical Society, 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh

* Saturday 17 March 2012, 7.30pm, £10
Silver Tree Studio, Pennels Close, High St, Peebles 

Sound Journeys are an opportunity to experience the power of sound in a collective context, allowing you to be immersed by deep and powerful soundscapes. They can guide an inner journey and help amplify the vision of life in the wider scale, plus they offer a deep relaxing experience, yet are energising and grounding.
Please bring a blanket and cushion for your own comfort.

Hosted by Suzanne Harris and Anthar Kharana  (Soundsphere & Tribal Sound Healing)
Reservations via Suzanne 07875 272571 or

Love Suzanne Rainbow

Christmas Gifts!, Sound Journey 2 Dec & Voice workshop 21 Jan

Hello there Smile

Hope all is well with you and thank you to everyone who has been part of the many exciting events that took place in November – in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol!! It really has been a very exciting, awakening and nurturing time.

I also want to remind you that the next Edinburgh monthly Sound Journey takes place next Friday 2 December as usual at the Theosophical Society at 7.30pm. If you haven’t tried one yet, then give yourself a treat to help you totally unwind before the crazy festive season begins!. Please bring a blanket and cushion with you for lying down with and please let me know if you are planning on coming, thanks. The evening features a deeply relaxing hour long soundscape, followed by tea and home-made cake. Venue address: 28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, fee £10.

If you want to come a little earlier next Friday 2 Dec (from 7pm), I will have a lovely selection of handmade singing bowls, shamanic drums, incense etc for that extra special gift? Or you can buy a Gift Voucher for a private 90 min sound therapy session in Peebles or Edinburgh (from £40-£60). Or you can book your own private group sound journey for you and your friends! A different way for the christmas night out?

And finally to let you know I am offering a special Healing Voice workshop on Saturday 21 January at Soundsphere in Peebles. The day will be a great way to learn how to support and open your voice with warm-up and breathing techniques, gentle toning exercises, Sanskrit mantra and how to use your voice for your own self balance. This workshop is really helpful if you think you can’t sing, or feel you need to find and/or strengthen your voice and creative expression. Only 6 places are available so if this is something you are drawn to, then please reserve soon. Times 10am-5pm, fee £45/£40

And if I don’t see you before, Have a Lovely Christmas with your nearest and dearest Star

Love and Oms

Suzanne Rainbow

UK Events from Fri 28 October to 20 November 2011

Hello there

I am thrilled to tell you we have a lot of events coming up over the next few weeks and you will find further details of those marked with an * in a seperate post, so please look for the information further on in this events page.

To summarise, we have on offer:

  • Friday 28 October – Ceremonial Sound Journey in Glasgow *
  • Saturday 29 October – Medicine Song Concert with ANSU, Edinburgh *
  • Sunday 30 October – Tribal Voice and Healing Drum with Anthar Kharana – Edinburgh *
  • Sunday 30 October – also involved in the film premiere of Embera at Edinburgh filmhouse –
  • Friday 4 November – Monthly Sacred Sound Journey in Edinburgh
  • Friday 11 November – Soundweavers performance for 11:11:11 event at Edinburgh Shamanic Centre
  • Saturday 12 November – Introduction to Sound Healing – Edinburgh *
  • Sunday 13 November – Medicine Song concert with ANSU in Glasgow *
  • Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November – Workshop in Bristol
  • Saturday 19 November – Ceremonial Sound Journey in Bristol
I look forward to seeing you at one of these events! Please feel free to share with those you think may be interested in this :)
Thank you
Suzanne x

Introduction to Sound Healing – Edinburgh

Saturday 12 November 2011, 11am-5pm

Explore, discover and learn about the power of sound as a healing and transformational tool through fun practical exercises and enjoying lots of sonic experiences!! Sound healing is one of the oldest forms of medicine and is experiencing a rebirth as more people become attuned to the knowledge of vibration, frequency and our connections to it.
We will mainly work with Tibetan singing bowls and voice (no “singing” involved) to:
•Learn about the fundamentals of sound healing
•Practice how to use sound healing for yourself and others
•Experience bowl playing techniques and discover your healing voice
•Be immersed in the beauty and richness of sound during a gentle sound bath which will also include other sound healing instruments such as crystal bowls, gongs and flutes. No prior experience necessary.

Led By Suzanne Harris from Soundsphere and Anthar Kharana from Tribal Sound Healing (, both fully qualified Sound Therapy Practitioners from the British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST)

Venue: Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB.

Booking via Suzanne on or 07875 272571
Day £45/£35

Tribal Voice and Healing Drum workshop – with Anthar Kharana

Sunday 30 October – Edinburgh

In this workshop Anthar shares sacred traditions that involve the conscious use of the voice and songs in a healing contex, as well as different approaches to the use of the shamanic Drum as an extension of these practices. Expect to learn sacred movements, vocal sounds, medicine songs, and therapeutic use of the drum and voice together and separately. 
Please bring own drum if you have one, some available to borrow – first come first served!
Led by Anthar Kharana, hosted by Soundsphere.

Date: Sunday 30 Oct, Edinburgh Theosophical Society
28 Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QH

11am-4pm, £45/£35 conc.

Booking via Suzanne Harris 07875 272571,

Further details on Anthar Kharana at 

Medicine Song – with ANSU – Edinburgh 29 Oct, Glasgow 13 Nov

These evenings offer a space to share and enjoy healing and nurturing songs from around the world in a tranquil and peaceful setting. Featuring songs and stories from Colombia “The heart of the world” and woven together with Celtic chant and mantra to create a beautiful evening.

Anthar has been walking with elders in his native Colombia and brings these songs and stories to share. Some are from the indigenous tribes and ceremonies, and some are traditional healing songs.

Suzanne has been sharing mantras and enjoying their charm and power within voicework groups, performances and workshops. Recently she has been researching the songs of the Celtic lands and now brings some of these to share als o.

* Anthar will also be holding a Tribal Voice and Healing Drum workshop on Sunday 30 Oct, 11am-4pm at the Edinburgh Theosophical Society. Further details to follow.

Edinburgh Concert: Sat 29 Oct, Edinburgh Theosophical Society, 7.30-9pm’ish

Glasgow Concert: Sun 13 Nov, Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow, 7 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DR, 7.30-9pm’ish (*Please note the change of venue – not in Glasgow Buddhist Centre)

Advanced tickets £8 or On Door £10
Bookings via facebook or or 
Soundsphere: 01721 725 729 or 07875 272571

Ceremonial Sound Journey – Glasgow 28 Oct 11

On the date that is regarded by many as the end date of the Mayan calendar, ANSU are offering their first event in Glasgow – a Ceremonial Sound Journey to connect with the ancestors and bring about deep healing as we move forward into the new chapter. The evening will focus our intention, bring clarity to our vision and prepare us to move forward within our communities with strength and love. 

ANSU feature Anthar Kharana from Tribal Sound Healing and Suzanne Harris from Soundsphere. Together they bring balance and purity of intention to support the awakening, healing and joining of our society for the healing of our planet and ourselves.

Tickets £15/£10 conc. Advance booking via Suzanne on 07875 272571 or

** Additional events for this weekend are also being offered in Edinburgh with a Medicine Song concert (Sat 29 Oct) and Tribal Voice and Healing Drum (Sun 30 Oct) both at the Edinburgh Theosophical Society – further details coming soon x

Sound of Good Health – Sun 2 Oct 2011

How can sound support your health? There are a number of reasons why and on this day we will be exploring these theories and explanations in a fun and practical day.

We will learn about cymatics (the effects of sound on matter), resonance and specific techniques to use sound for your own health. Students will learn to play Tibetan singing bowls, practice sounds and movements to support your chakras and energy flow, and experience resonance for relaxation through a gentle sound bath.

Venue: Patrick Geddes Room, John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Time: 10.30am-4.30pm
Booking: £50/£45 (RBGE members). Tel 0131 248 2937,
Please bring: Notebook and pen, water, lunch (although lunch can be purchased in the Gateway Restaurant or Terrace cafe)


Sorry, forgot to mention the venue for this mini conference on Sunday! It’s taking place in the Fletcher Building in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh! The garden opens at 10 and registration is between 10-10.30am. Early bird price available until Sat 3 Sept, only £25, or £35 on the day x

Sun 4 Sept: Evolving Sound Day           

Learn about our Ancestors powerful use of Sound and Sound Theraopy in the 20th & 21st Century.
Plus workshops on Healing Voice, Planetary Gongs, Singing bowls and Earth Drumming – leading to the creation our own group healing soundscape.                                                                                                                                                   
 Led by Suzanne Harris, Anthar Kharana and Helen Harris. 10am – 5pm                                               
Booking £35 via  07875 272571

Evolving Sound update

Well it’s getting really close to our big weekend and am looking forward to sharing the sound with everyone. There are still a few places left on each of the events if anyone is still thinking about it :)

Suzanne x