Crystal Singing Bowls
Crystal vessels are made of 99.9 % pure silica (SiO2). As we are partly composed of silice, we resonate with the crystal vessels. Crystal vessels produce a nonlinear, multidirectional sound which surrounds us and vibrates within us; this is due to the molecular structure of quartz crystals, along with the circular form of the instrument. The superfluid sounds penetrate every dimension of our being and flow through our body like a wave, bringing the relaxation of a good massage and the well-being of a good meditation (expansion, silence, fullness).
In the long lineage of musical instruments in the form of bowls, there is the jaltarang (an Indian instrument consisting of pottery bowls), the Tibetan bowl made of metal, musical glasses and the glass harmonica. Now there are the crystal vessels, also known as singing bowls. In 1994 Pauline and Gaudry Normand became intrigued by the high-tech crucibles they saw at AT&T, where these pure quartz crystal bowls were used as containers to grow silicon crystals for computer chips. The Normands discovered that these crystal bowls had unique and powerful sounds, and started to order them from large, high-tech manufacturing companies.
The Normands coined the name ‘crystal vessels’ for these unique instruments, due to their unique ability to transport awareness into an expanded state, bringing an experience of profound well-being. Pioneers of this new instrument, the Normands went on to develop them as an effective tool for music, music therapy, energy work and meditation. They worked closely with manufacturers and made the crystal vessels available for their sonic and musical qualities. In 1995, the Normands traveled to the Giza pyramid in Egypt with a full set of crystal vessels, where they recorded the world’s first album exclusively showcasing the musical and meditative potential of this new instrument. Since then, they have given over 1,200 Sonomeditation™ concerts and many courses on these new instruments.
Using our large inventory of vessels at Mine Cristal, we create sets of crystal vessels that are harmonious together. Now the conscientious musician can play a powerful instrument that is exactly in tune. We are convinced that this is a prerequisite for creating music that is exempt of negative side effects for both performer and audience, i.e. music that is both nourishing and harmonious.
Crystal vessels are sold exclusively in our store, i.e., we do not ship them. If you wish to purchase a set of vessels (chakra set, musical set, etc.), contact us to set up a private appointment. The store is open during crystal events: on those special days we meet with customers individually in our demo room and help them decide which vessel(s) to purchase.