Mantras, Brainwaves, Scent, and Manifestation
The Science of Sound
Before we can explore exactly how aromas assist our intention and help us to create positive changes in our lives, we must first examine the science of sound. The science of sound is known as “Nada Yoga” which is based on how sound vibrations affect the body, mind, and spirit. Nada means the “esse
nce of all sound.” Nada Yoga teaches that there are two types of sounds in the universe: Ahad sounds and Anahad sounds. Ahad sounds are created when one thing comes into contact with another thing, such as hitting a piano key. The result is a vibration in the air that permeates the environment. Other Ahad sounds include the wind blowing through the trees, the waves lapping against the shore, and even the breath as it reaches the vocal chords. Anahad means the “un-struck melody.” Yogic science teaches that the Universe is made of sound, and all matter vibrates at certain frequencies. The primal vibration that began the creation is known as Anahad to the Yogis, The Word to Christians, Nada to Sikhs, Cosmic Radiation to scientists – regardless of the term one uses, it is constantly vibrating, creating, and expanding the Universe.
This yogic science teaches that there are eighty-four meridian points in the mouth that are best thought of as acupuncture points. There are two rows of these meridian points on the roof of the mouth and also on the gum-line behind the upper teeth. When the tongue comes into contact with the meridian points, they stimulate the hypothalamus which then causes the pineal gland to radiate. When the pineal gland radiates, it actually creates a pulse in the pituitary gland, causing the release of the hormone melatonin. The chemical composition of the brain then comes into balance, and we have the means to achieve the level of consciousness necessary to manifest our desires. Each time you chant or speak a mantra, you are striking the meridian points in a sequence, or code, that initiates a chemical response in the brain and the body that opens pathways and permits access to higher consciousness. While many people think a mantra is nothing more than setting an intention through affirmations such as “I am good enough” or “I am at one with the Universe,” ancient Sanskrit mantras are actually a means of directing the healing power of Prana (life-force) to energize and activate our spirituality. The carefully chosen words of a mantra enable us to invoke the positive power inherent in the syllables. Through chanting or speaking, we now have the power to set vibrations into motion to create a positive effect. Mantras have power.
The Science of Intention
Every religion or spiritual tradition uses the recitation of prayers or chants in their practice. What we now understand about this ancient practice is that it produces actual physiologic changes in our bodies.
Masaru Emoto, a Japanese author, researcher, and entrepreneur used water to demonstrate that water molecules are affected by sound and intention. (Intention being the energy we put into the sounds that we create.) Emoto realized that under the microscope, frozen, pristine water resembles a snowflake in that the shape is hexagonal and perfect. However, polluted water, including tap water, was not organized into a perfect shape. After having a priest chant over the water, Emoto photographed it and, to his astonishment, the water transformed and now resembled a snowflake! The intention had restored it to its natural shape.
Fabian Maman, a renowned French sound healer took Kirlian photographs (a technique for recording photographic images of corona discharges and the auras of living creatures) of hemoglobin blood cells as they were exposed to varying sounds produced by a xylophone. Each note caused the cell to move into a different shape and different Kirlian color, demonstrating again how cellular structure is affected by sound.
Dr. Tracy Latz, M.D. and Marion Ross, Ph.D. discovered that the same mantra spoken by different people could actually resonate with different chakras (energy centers in the body). They discovered that “Om” for example could resonate with the heart chakra, or even the crown chakra. Not understanding why or how this was possible, they eventually concluded that it isn’t just the sound that creates the effect, but also the intention of the person producing the sound. They came up with the formula: Frequency + Intent = Healing, meaning that is a particular chant resonates with you, it will likely be the most effective for you.
Mantras are ideally chanted in Sanskrit, a sacred language of ancient India. Created by the rishis, or “wise ones,” we now know that they are powerful tools. Mantras are traditionally chanted in cycles of 108 repetitions, in part because the Vedic Scriptures (texts constituting the oldest Sanskrit literature and scriptures of Hinduism) teach that our physical and subtle bodies contain 108 major ‘nadis,’ or energy channels. (There are, in fact, a great many fascinating references to the significance of the number 108 in Vedic culture, from astrology, to chemistry, to mathematics, etc.) Chanting a mantra 108 times allows the sound vibration to balance all of the energy lines within our bodies and bring them into perfect balance.
‘Malas’ are a sort of rosary that many yoga students have to help them keep track of the repetitions of their mantra. Yoga students will stop at the “guru bead” which is the 109th bead, flip the mala around in their hand, and continue reciting their mantra as they now move backward along the beads. Prabhuji's Gifts carries some exquisitely beautiful malas crafted from precious stones and auspicious woods. The malas come with their own case that keeps its spiritual energy protected and has been decorated with the Divine form to which the mala is connected and includes information about the beads and their ideal mantra.
Scent and Manifestation
Scent also plays a significant role in the manifestation of our desires. Studies using brainwave frequencies show that the brain reacts to every scent. Aromatherapy, or the science of scent has been used and studied for approximately 6,000 years. Through testing, we now know that only 100% natural scents exert their effects upon our minds and bodies. Natural fragrances impart a profound influence on our bodies and minds because our limbic system is directly connected to the areas of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress levels, hormone balance, and memory. Of our five senses, it is only our sense of smell that links directly to the limbic system, which is our emotional center. It is widely accepted among medical professionals that scents can impact a person’s mood faster than anything else. Loss of the ability to smell is not a concern, as the benefits of Aromatherapy are realized due to natural constituents exerting their influence on the brain regardless of whether you can perceive them. Ancient practitioners didn’t have any scientific basis for using their chosen botanicals. They simply selected the fragrances that were most appealing to them. We now have data that proves that certain fragrances stimulate particular brainwaves more than others, and Prabhuji's Gifts expertly utilizes these specific aromas in their masterfully created resin incense.
Incense Infused with Intent
Obviously, in order to fully immerse oneself in the practices necessary to reach the Theta brainwave state and access the frame of mind necessary to bring change and create what we desire takes time. Prabhuji’s Gifts is unique in that they infuse their perfectly blended resin incense with powerful mantras that are released into our sacred spaces and immediately exert their influence on our minds to help us achieve our goals and manifest our wishes. Their exotic resin incense is certified vegan, and made in accordance with ancient shamanic wisdom. Each blend is carefully infused with prayers and special mantras, resulting in powerful aromas that only require a scant ½ teaspoon to imbue a room with transformational scent and magical possibilities. Prabhuji's Gifts Intention Line of incense includes six fragrances that have been designed for specific and positive purpose.
Kama Resin Incense has been formulated to attract love and increase attraction. It is named after the God of passion and love, Kama Deva. "Kama" means sensual passion and love in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Hinduism. It is formulated from natural ingredients and beautifully glows from the red pigment that has been added which is the color of passion. The resin has been blessed with sacred mantras, and the fragrance is lovely - truly soft and inviting, and provides a romantic and sensual ambiance. The gentle fragrance influences our brainwaves and gently carries us to the brainwave frequency Theta where we can focus our thoughts and clarify our desires to bring about positive change.
Lakshmi Resin Incense helps to attract wealth and prosperity. Colored green, (the color of money) the incense is of course named after Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth, and infused with sacred mantras. Crafted from frankincense, myrrh, copal, bay leaves, sandalwood, lavender, sugar, rosemary, orange peel, cinnamon, rose petals, earth pigment, amber, and scented oil, the tantalizing fragrance exerts it effects directly on our Theta brainwaves and transports us to the realm where we can properly focus and create change in our present circumstance.
Dhanvantari Resin Incense promotes Health and Healing and is named after the Hindu avatar who brought Ayurveda (a healing and traditional medicine) to the world and is still practiced today. Dhanvantari has four hands in which he holds an energetic center, known as a chakra, a conch, a pot of nectar of immortality, and medicinal herbs. Blessed with sacred mantras, and infused with the intent to uplift the mood and facilitate healing for all who come into contact with the delightful fragrance. Shimmering in shades of gold and brown, the floral and citrus aroma escorts the mind to the brainwave frequency Theta, where healing can occur on every level: spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
How to Burn Resin Incense
Burning the resin incense is a ritual unto itself, as you must have charcoal tablets specially made for this purpose and conveniently available from Prabhuji’s Gifts. Lighting the charcoal will produce small sparks. Placing it in a fireproof dish, you allow it to spark and burn for a minute or two, and then place a ½ teaspoon of the fragrant resin on top.
The other resin incense fragrances available in Prabhuji's Gifts line of Purpose Resin include: Ananda - Clearing Negativity, Shanti - Peaceful Home, and Surya - Happiness and Joy. Available is 1.2 ounce bags or 2.4 ounce jars. each fragrance is empowered with sacred mantras and positive intention, making them true fragrance jewels!
Aroma, sound, and Intention all work together to promote positive change in our internal and external environments. Science has proven that when we utilize these three instruments, we can access the Theta brainwave frequency where true miracles can occur. Specific aromas have the ability to quicken our arrival on the brainwave frequency necessary for positive change to occur, and each of Prabhuji's Gifts Purpose Resin incense contains the botanicals proven to stimulate this brainwave frequency.
The science of sound, known as Nada Yoga, proves that when we chant a mantra, it causes our tongue to strike meridian points in our mouths in a sequence, or code, that initiates a chemical response in the brain and the body that opens pathways and permits access to higher consciousness. Mantras are traditionally chanted in cycles of 108 repetitions, in part because the Vedic Scriptures (texts constituting the oldest Sanskrit literature and scriptures of Hinduism) teach that our physical and subtle bodies contain 108 major ‘nadis,’ or energy channels. Chanting a mantra 108 times allows the sound vibration to balance all of the energy lines within our bodies and bring them into perfect balance. (‘Malas’ are a sort of rosary that many yoga students have to help them keep track of the repetitions of their mantra.)
Every religion or spiritual tradition uses the recitation of prayers or chants in their practice. What we now understand about this ancient practice is that it produces actual physiologic changes in our bodies. We know that our intention exerts a tremendous influence on our chosen words.
When we combine a sacred mantra and the syllables we chant truly resonate with us, we have the ability to manifest our goals and dreams. Coupled with specific fragrances, we can reach the Theta brainwave frequency quickly and easily, which is where true healing can occur on every level - physically, spiritually, and emotionally.