"The Gong seems to contain within it all the sounds of the Universe, from the innermost earth to the farthest reaches of space. One not only hears, but feels the sound of approaching storms, volcanoes, ocean waves, monks chanting, angels singing, dolphins and whales, the flapping of bird wings... A transformational sound tool possessing a deep intelligence and infinite mysteriousness that renders it capable of affecting us on many levels; restoring order within the totality of our being. The sounds from the Gong enter us while simultaneously drawing us back into the universe itself, reminding us of who we are and to all that we belong..."
Including musical contributions from: Steve Gorn, Shanti Shivani, Dahlia Bartz-Cabe, Joseph Jastrab, Ami Fixler, David Levy, Adam Bradley, Dona Ho Lightsey, Janet Gardner, Molly Tweedy, Lisa Sloane, Helen Coyle Bergstein, Cathy Augello, Yonah Shurink, Cathy Vogt, Lisa Barron, Debra Sheafe, Lanie McCann, Margaret Von Der Meden and Jean Druffner.
What people said:
"Last night at Widow Jane was certainly a special place for so many of like-mind to connect to the incoming energies through the sound, music, voice. I even enjoyed the surprising splots of drops that fell on my face, ears and even through my eye glasses. :)"
"That was quite a spectacular event you arranged and what a venue! It was my first experience of the caves, and an unforgettable one. Your spoken words captured the essence of this time of alarming, startling, awakening transition beautifully and your singing voice was the strongest and most free I have ever heard it."
"Amy, last night's Solstice event was a gift to those present!! Thank you for all your hard work and planning and desire to share your energy and thoughts with us. The mine is an awesome place!!"
"This (commented on a picture) was close to the magical view I had with sunbeams pouring through to the water... thank you Amy & everyone. I feel like this was my first group experience of the transforming 2012 energy, and this is exactly the type of gathering we would have as other local and global 'shakeups" occur. We are blessed."
"Felt like I had to be there... my first vivid memory in that cave was Layne Redmond & her Mob of Angels floating across that lake on a candle-lit boat, singing and playing frame drums. Thursday's event was right up there at that level."
"It was a beautiful sound earth healing community experience. Thank you Cave Spirits, Amy McTear and Friends."
"You were beautiful - the experience was even more magical than I had imagined! Xo"
"Solstice in the caves! Thank you all so much! Praying so unified me with my community."
"Beautiful Job there in the caves...Gorgeous, holy, prayerful, joyous and deep oh ... so deep!"
"It was great to do some sounding deep in the earth with like-minded souls."
"The ritual event tonight in the Widow Jane Mine tonight was amazing and beautiful. You spoke and sang so beautifully and, as always, I adore the melodies that you create. I just thought it was beautifully devotional … how you involved the audience was so affirming and connecting. We really, really enjoyed it and are so happy we went."