By David Quigley
Thanks to the teachings of Alchemy I am grateful for so much. Today, I'm thankful for Chauncey, my opera singing instructor. And also one of my past lives as an opera singer that I accessed through Alchemical Healing Hypnotherapy.
Opera is an amazing art. And one I thought I knew. Until Chauncey gave me a proper education...
As a child, I had a soft and raspy voice. But I had a decent ear and a mediocre tenor and falsetto voice . I practiced being a rock and roll balladeer, a crooner into microphones andI let the electronics do the effects: Echo chambers were a favorite along with heavy amplification of my breathy voice while I imagined myself singing with the Righteous Brothers and Jackson Brown. A lovely and fun fantasy. And the ballads I wrote were fun.
Then starting in 1983, I had to dedicate my life and voice to the teaching of Alchemical Hypnotherapy. Many of you remember how stretched and hoarse my voice was during those 40 crazy busy years leading trainings all over the world, weekend after weekend.
Only in 2019 when I reached semi-retirement (Anticipating the arrival of the Covid epidemic I was cutting back my work load in October of that year. ) did I decide to bring back music and singing. My voice was finally more free.
And it was Christmas eve 2019 when Chauncey showed up. He is one of my past lives who sang opera in the 17th Century. He started his lessons by throwing away all of my studio effects and Microphones. Frankly...A bit rudely!
"Your body is the only instrument you need." He assured me. I was skeptical. And he soon proved his point.
These are a few of the changes this trained opera singer has wrought in my singing and songwriting hobby:
He uses my lungs like a massive bellows. After a few minutes I am dizzy with oxygen. But I got used to it. After an hour of practice my whole chest and my abs are exhausted!
I always thought all opera singers were born with large chests. And my body, as frail and skinny as you'd expect of a chronic asthmatic...let's just say I was built more like Frank Sinatra than Pavarotti! Clearly I did not have an opera singer body.
But I apparently had it backwards. After 3 years of opera singing I have to throw away my "slim fit" suits and am shocked every week by my expanding chest!
Also, my body sings utterly different. On the low notes my abdominal muscles pulse and vibrate intensely. Like the sounding board of a guitar, they amplify and add a deep tremolo at about 180 cycles per minute. This is the same CARRIER WAVE that the Swiss mountaineers use to YODEL. I thought vibrato was simply a lovely "sound effect" that opera used as a style. Who knew Chauncey could use my body's breath and vibrato to project such power across an entire arena?
For mid range notes he uses my bronchial tubes like the pipes of an organ. Or a tenor saxophone. For this I have to sit super straight. My head, mouth and neck at a very specific angle for each mid-range note. My entire throat vibrates differently as he moves his/ my head different ways. Weird!
In the upper range my sinus cavities vibrate with an intensity that clears them rapidly. These notes often fill my head as well and seem to bring out tears of joy.
The whole experience is intensely ecstatic and is utterly different from the crooning of my past because it is reshaping my entire body at age 72!
Wow. Who would have known?
Thank you Chauncey for a vibrant new body and a new voice. Someday I will sing these ballads before the people of Zion. (The Alchemy Institute.)
Thousands of my students and clients have used Alchemical Past Life Regression to access many creative abilities, everything from herbal knowledge to leadership skills.
I consider myself no more a creative genius than any other human. I just have discovered the tools to bring my thousands of years of past life knowledge forward to the present.
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