About

I don’t have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It’s what you do with it that counts.

by Martin Ritts

Marian after performing a gong sound meditation 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 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. By 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 sound meditations are psychoacoustic gateways to higher states of awareness and consciousness that present spaces for inner healing while he creates pictures with sound.

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.

Marian has served 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, 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 provides 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.

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.