The Transcendent Nature of Cosmic Sound and its Relevance for Individuation
A presentation by Mary Masselos
Friday, March 8, 2013 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15
The Ancients conceived of the heavenly bodies joining in a cosmic chant as they move in stately manner across the sky.
As Mary will demonstrate musically, the innate character and power of the seven tones can promote inner and outer harmony on a personal level. Using her violin Mary will improvise for the group, and as we listen, really listen with open hearts, we can experience a connection with something greater, something beyond our every-day lives – a feeling of kinship with all things*. *italics a quote from the last page of Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections.
In her early years Mary Masselos had a successful career as a concert violinist. She played in orchestras and as a soloist in Australia, Italy, the United States, England and Holland. It was during this time that she became aware of the power of individual tones – of their ability to touch spiritual depths – and made the decision to train as a music therapist. She completed a Diploma in Music Therapy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, followed by a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counseling at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London (of which Dr Carl Jung was the first patron).
Concurrently she worked with Jungian analysts Joel Ryce-Menuhin of London and Aniela Jaffé of Zürich. Both analysts encouraged her to continue with and further develop her method of using the seven tones as a diagnostic and healing tool.
Mary has given workshops in New York, London and throughout Australia, but for now she practises full time in Sydney, where she continues to hold workshops aimed at helping people open themselves to the transformative energy embedded in the spectrum of sound.