Olga and Mario experience the pleasantly balancing tones of rare brass Tibetan singing bowls. In experiencing this, they are taking part in a practice thought to have originated at least 3,000 years ago. Today, singing bowls are used by psychotherapists, massage therapists, and recovery, stress and meditation specialists. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. I have a couple, which I find to be very soothing, relaxing, and meditative.
I believe that Bev has bowls available dating back at least a few hundred years (correct me if I'm wrong, Bev), and also a wide selection cast by traditional methods in Tibet more recently. She also has a very wide selection of crystal singing bowls in just about any size you may be interested in.
She has a steady clientele who drive the 4 hours from Seattle and say that her store beats anything they can find in Seattle as far selection, quality, and price.
And you can have your own! Just visit http://spiralsofjoy.com/ and order yours now! I believe that you can order the crystal bowls directly from the website. For the brass ones, you may need to click on the CONTACT US link of her web site and inquire personally.
Oh, and you don't have to have the things on your head to benefit from them. They are usually played with the bowl standing upright (open side up) on the floor (or, for the smaller ones, with the player holding it in the hand).
While I know that you will love your bowl, also think about that person you need to get a gift for who seems to have everything. You may have just found the perfect thing that they DON'T already have! Look at http://spiralsofjoy.com/ NOW!
From AUGUST, 2011: CHELAN AND BACK TOWARD SEATTLE