The Ringing of the Rivers Project
Healing Partnerships is just one of the corporate sponsors of The Ringing of the Rivers Project. Many individuals and several non-profits have been supporters and activists over the 16 years we have been actively doing our water work.
Founders: Thomas B. Myers, Judy Lynne Cole, Linda and Cecil Kilborn, Barb and Don Gillig, Patricia and Ernie Hendricks, Tom Hensel, Lori Boyd, Delores and Herb Spence, Windy and Shawn Cobb.
Project Co-coordinators: Judy Lynne Cole and Patricia Hendricks
Chief Engineer: David "Tex" Houston
International Ringing Ceremony Co-ordinator: Ashera Hart
USA Ringing Ceremony Co-ordinator: Lori Boyd
Audio Engineer and Graphic Designer: Bob Phillips of 20to20 Soundesign
Water Scientist: Dr. West Marrin
Cetacean Researcher: Elise Bailey
Tuning fork creator: Arno Barthelmes
ShellTone creator: Pierre Lavagne
Numero UNO linen supplier: Cheryl Lynn Lakin
Numero UNO crystal supplier: Peter Dickey
Numero UNO seeder: Tyxh McNamara
Underwater speaker provider: Pam Riley/Daravoc until 2016.
Underwater speaker provider beginning March 2017: To Be Announced VERY SOON!
Top photo: "The Fuki Sushi Revolutionaries" the night before the launch of The Cetacean Phase, co-ordination credit to all with a very special thank you to David Au.
To give you a glimpse into our work, below are some Notes I came across from 9-7-2012 which were made after more work on San Francisco Bay:
I am physically back from San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Emeryville, Aptos, Pala Alto, Mountainview and points in between. The phone chargers are enroute home - ETA Monday... Thank you Crissy and Brody for finding and mailing them ;) In the meantime, on Skype, I am galaminos and Tommy has a cell for emergency messages.
A FULL pickup truck called Imari - thanks to David Houston, managed to transport Ashera Hart and Judy Lynne Cole with The K.I.S.S. Laser, Windsongs, amazing tubular chimes and many tuning forks on a memorable journey of attunement.
We were busy as could be with many private consultations and balancings, working on the water aboard Spirit on The Ringing of the Rivers Project, Sonic Enchantment, getting to finally experience Ambisonics immersive sound and The Holotope, visiting Indigital Recording Studio and Institute of Recording Arts, Big Basin Vineyards, The Redwoods, sailing aboard Spirit with a harbor porpoise visit !!!, seeing how San Friskito Creek has progressed through the work of many over the past 5 years, playing with the K.I.S.S. Lasers at Masters Publishing House with so many wonderful sound healers, swing dancing in an Indian Restaurant with Marcos, eating organic Chinese food in Mountainview with Elena and crying that the special journey was nearing an end.
We connected along the way with other sonic researchers Elan Rosenman, Randy Masters, Crissy Suits, Marya Stark, David Kobza, Roy Nordblom III, Brody Bergholz, Andrew Kimpel, Diana McClintic, Chris Holt, Marc Warshaw and more (you all know how I struggle with name recall) - and those on a healing journey - Marijke, Samantha, Bradley, Kiran, Josh, Nicole, Elisabeth and more. If you are on Facebook, add names if I have accidentally left some out - it was a whirlwind week and the memories are flowing as I unpack.
Once the phones get charged, pictures will begin to be posted. See Roy Nordblom III performing his shamanic magic over San Francisco Bay aboard Spirit where those aboard were blessed to get to spend 4 nights, rocking in mother nature's watery arms in Emeryville Harbor.
The next visit I WILL bring thermal underwear and a snow suit to stay dryer and warmer while sailing. I think I wore half of my suitcase clothes every day – layered AM and PM – this trip made me fully realize the logic behind California apparel style.
Healing Partnerships is proud to be one of the USA Distributors of the ShellTone, which is played similar to a trumpet or trombone, above water or under water.
Shelltone Whale Project
Beneath the surface of the Oceans, whales are singing some amazingly complex and delicate songs, pure expression of their wisdom. It appears that anyone who had approached a whale, and had a chance to listen to their songs, had the feeling that those peaceful creatures might have a tremendous knowledge still to be discovered and shared.
After years of collaboration between acoustics engineers and marine biologists, at the acoustics research laboratory of the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and at the Stanford University in California, the Shelltone Whale Project team created a musical wind instrument, inspired by the conch shell, that allows a trumpeteer (Shell Tone player) to reproduce whale songs on the surface and underneath water.
On every area of the ocean, whales compose their own songs. However, each year, every whale on every ocean has a common song, on a constant evolution. Humpback whales remember the songs they composed and share them with families from different territories. This ascertainment make us believe they have an universal consciousness.
The Shelltone Whale Project research demonstrates that whales are able to engage interspecies communications with humans through music.
The mission of the Shelltone Whale Project is to play, improvise and co-write music with whales, sublimating through this common creation the fundamentals of interspecies communication.
The message is in the song.
by Pierre Lavagne
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P.S. Just as whales and other marine life share their songs, we share ours with the marine life. Peace! Judy