Listening, is nothing less than our ‘royal route’ to the Divine.

by Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis

Marian after a gong bath meditation session at Living Yoga in Aurora, IL.

Born 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. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he began his career as a professional architectural and fine art photographer in the Chicago area in 1999. By being a long time hand drummer, he expanded his creative repertoire by expressing images also through the powerful vehicle of sound.

While maneuvering through the integration of three very different countries and cultures, and by embracing and cherishing continuous sobriety since 1990, 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 years, he presents sound excursions by playing three large gongs, several Himalayan singing bowls, the Ocean Drum, tuning forks and Burmese Whirling Gongs. With these he generates a broad spectrum of fascinating rhythms and functional harmonics by exploring the full range of frequencies within his instruments ranging from shimmering explosive highs to deep mysterious lows. His meditative and transformative gong baths, or sound journeys, are driven by his innate rhythmic hand drum abilities and keen sense of visual and intuitive perception. The result is that these sonic, vibrational and mystical characteristics energize and quiet the mind & body in a very unique fashion. His gong sound meditations are psychoacoustic gateways to higher states of awareness and consciousness. They provide spaces for inner healing while taking listeners into truly otherworldly realms.

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

Marian performs his healing and transformational Gong Meditation at venues including Cadence Health’s Living Well Cancer Resource Center, The Theosophical Society in America, the Tau Center, a ministry of the “Wheaton Franciscans”, 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. Please visit the events page to learn more about his upcoming events and peruse the variety of his services here.

Throughout human history gongs have been used as ritual, ceremonial and sacred instruments in various cultures. The goal in all healing, meditative and spiritual pursuits is to raise an individuals vibrational frequency. The nature of one’s being however will only change through the principle of vibration. Sound is vibration that causes resonance in our bodies and due to its nature, the gong resonates all cells of the body simultaneously in a most powerful and effective way.

Gongs embody the universal sound & basic chordal structure of the eternal AUM. The physical sound vibration of the gong provides an extraordinarily harmonizing and powerful vehicle for meditation and transformation that is mainly experiential in nature. Consider the rippling effect of a stone thrown into a placid lake… and now picture the ripples of relaxing, meditative, soothing and energizing sound waves to reverberate through your entire body. And while water is the dominant element of your body, your brain rests in it, it is an ideal conductor of the gong’s vibrational and transformative energy.

Recognized gong experts who have been studying and performing with gongs for decades believe that gongs have a powerful effect on the nervous system. “Scientific evidence suggests that sound affects the cell structure of living beings. Gongs are energy generators with a lot of inherent power in them. They are able to affect an individual on a cellular level, even a molecular level. Gongs open up your chakras and often release a lot of blocked energy, much like acupuncture or massage can do – it really is a sound massage.”

Marian is on the advisory board of the Harmonic Therapy Association, is a member of the Sound Healers Association as well as 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. Mitch has spent well over 40 years as a Sacred Sound Practitioner and Teacher. He 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 gives a brief description and history of the gong and the intention that drives his sound immersions at each of his performances. Each of the therapeutic meditation sessions typically lasts for about an hour and is followed by an open Q & A forum. Please plan on 1 1/2 hours total time for your experience.


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