The bad news: There is no key to the universe. The good news: It was never locked.

by Swami Beyondananda

Marian KrausBorn in former communist ruled Czechoslovakia and raised in “West” Germany, from a young age Marian was enthralled with nature and the inherent order of the Universe. This fascination resulted in his growing desire to express beauty and harmony through light and sound. In 1990 he embarked on finding out “what makes him tick and what does not make him tick” and to increasingly “live life on life’s terms” rather than his own, one day at a time. As a result, after spending a 20 year career in international sales and marketing with a large German based industrial conglomerate, he began a new life segment as a professional architectural and fine art photographer in 1999. Being a long time hand drummer, he expanded his creative repertoire by expressing images also through the powerful vehicle of sound in 2011.

While maneuvering through the integration of three very different countries and cultures, Marian possesses a heightened sensitivity, appreciation and awareness to the process of inner growth and transformation. As a student and practitioner of metaphysics for over thirty five years, he presents meditative and transformative sound excursions that are driven by his innate rhythmic hand drum abilities and an inimitable keen sense of visual and intuitive perception. His gong bath meditations are psychoacoustic gateways to higher states of awareness and consciousness. They present spaces for inner healing and expansion into the field of human potential development. He creates pictures with sound and provides gateways into otherworldly realms.

Marian utilizes his time between the greater Chicago as well as Mexico City areas, has served on the advisory board of the Harmonic Therapy Association, is an associate member of the HTA and the Sound Healers Association, and is a licensed PSYCH-K® facilitator. He continually refines his advanced interpretation and application of sound therapy with a variety of carefully selected teachers. He obtained his Gong Master Certification under the guidance of the legendary Don Conreaux and continues to hone his understanding of gong and sound therapy under the guidance of Don as well as senior instructor, lecturer and teacher Mitch Nur, PhD of 9waysacademia, who has spent well over 40 years as a Sacred Sound Practitioner and Teacher and is one of the foremost authorities on Sacred Sound instruments and applications as they pertain to ritual, shamanic healing, meditation, ceremony, and personal transformation. Marian is currently undertaking a curriculum with the Nada Centre for Music Therapy in New Delhi, India.

Marian provides his healing and transformational gong bath meditation at venues including Cadence Health’s Living Well Cancer Resource Center, The Theosophical Society in America, Loyola Medicine’s Gottlieb Center, the Tau Center, a ministry of the “Wheaton Franciscans”, The Well Spirituality Center, the Replogle Center for Counceling and Well Being, the Cancer Wellness Center, Core Power Yoga and multiple other Yoga Studios, churches as well as corporate events. He furthermore facilitates private sessions and retreats as well as workshops in the US and Mexico. Please visit the events page to learn more about his upcoming events and peruse the variety of his services here. To find out more about the positive transformational qualities of the gongs and sound, please visit this page.

Marian gives a brief description and history of the gong and the intention that drives his sound immersions at each of his sessions. His therapeutic meditation sessions typically last for about an hour and are followed by an open Q & A forum. Please reserve about 1 1/2 – 2 hours total time for your experience.

The short feature documentary “The Healing Song”, by filmmaker Deborah Libby highlights Marian’s sound work and how it has assisted others in their personal transformation and inner healing process.