Sound As The 5th Element
Everything in nature is composed of 3 elements: Water, Earth and Air. The 4th element of Fire is energy that is hidden inside these 3 elements, and becomes visible when it is activated, sometimes in the form of electrical energy such as lightning (which is the fire hidden in water).
The 5th element is sound. Anything that is alive, vibrates and therefore has sound. The river, The fire, the electrons circulating around an atom... all express this vibration.
As humans we are containers of many sounds, many vibrations. Sometimes we are out of alignment. And sometimes we need to align with another vibration to grow and expand. When we meditate inside a container of a sound, our energy fields align with the sound and the sound becomes a seed. A seed that blooms into the growth we seek.
Tolga Yenilmez has been active as a sound healer, musician, shamanic practitioner, IFS therapist, psychedelic integration coach, author, and is the founder of two integrative physical therapy clinics in Chicago, IL.
He holds a Certificate for Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research from California Institute of Integral Studies, a doctorate for Physical Therapy from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science for Physical Therapy from Istanbul University’s Faculty of Medicine.
His path as a musician started in Istanbul, Turkey in the 90s, and since then he has composed, recorded, toured and performed on many projects and albums.
He started his shamanic path and training in Turkey in 2001, as an apprentice to Guler Akhun. He has expanded his practice by adding methods from shamans of ancient Mexico, shamans of Tuva from Asia, shamans of Turkish lineage and the Andean region of Peru.
He currently works with sound healing methods from North and South America, Asia and Turkey- using a sequence of flutes, drums, rattles, stringed instruments, mouth harps, singing bowls, and electronic sounds. He also incorporates trance postures and movements to facilitate deeper shifting of awareness into non-ordinary states for the purpose of healing and inner explorations. He is the co-author of the book "TORA: Opening Secrets of the Tarot" which teaches meaning making using visual cues.
Earth & Sky Flute