AND SOUL SONGS:
An Interview with
by Celeste Allegrea Adams
Andrea Arrowsmith describes herself as neither a scholar, a philosopher, nor a musicologist. The perspective that she holds on the music of the spheres comes from her own personal experiences.
Although Andrea has been hearing impaired since birth, she hears the music of the spheres, and plays it on her keyboards. She hears the music that radiates from all things and can see angels reflecting the color of the sounds they sing.
For Andrea, creation is an octave where sound and light are the same energy, measured in different wavelengths. Light prisms break into seven major color groups as octaves break into seven major tones. She explains that it all comes from the AUM, the universal force field. The sounds of the Divine Mother (the voice of harmony in the music of the spheres) and Divine Father (light) merged all things in love during the birth process of creation.
I recently received a CD of my soul song, recorded by Andrea at her Inner Sounds of Light Institute. She describes it as a kind of portrait in sound, made of sacred patterns. Andrea believes that when the soul takes on form, its perfection resonates in one of the 12 keys of the diatonic scale. The different keys signal the differences in our spiritual qualities.
Andreas music is so uplifting and etheric that it transports you to realms of pristine beauty and light. During her concert tours, there have been angel voices and angel sightings, notes not played being recorded, angels forming in cloud shapes over the concerts, voices coming out of the speakers when the electricity was off and spontaneous healings. The music erases any discord allowing perfect patterns to occur on earth. Andrea explains that when we have inner harmony, the mind quickly comprehends what the soul wishes you to know, see and be.
There are three components of Andreas music, including: the music of the spheres; angelic choirs; and individual tones or keynotes of people, planets, minerals, plants, inner worlds, beings, celestial realms, such as astral and heaven worlds, etc.
Her Healing Heart Series includes The Triune MusicFrom the realms of creation to the garden of earth; The Comforterexcerpts from Soul Songs and Waves; Angelic ChoirsCelestial choirs praise Divinity; GodsendMusic of the spheres with Aum.
Adams: How did you first hear the music of the spheres?
Arrowsmith: One spring day while hiking the Pacific Northwest mountains, I heard chords in the same pattern of thirds coming from nature, that I had been playing to God in the Highest as prayer. What I heard in the mountains was identical to what I played as a child. I reverently asked each thing I saw
the snow, the stream, the trees, moss and sky, to allow me to hear its tone and each ones tone graciously vibrated in my inner ear the moment I prayed. Years later, when reading about Pythagoras for the first time, it dawned on me that Pythagoras teachings were about the music I experienced within.
I recognized the chords in nature to be the same chord patterns as the music wafting continuously from Creation levels of heavenly spheres that I hear while I meditate. The stars truly are a symphony of the spheres. Their chord-like harmony of thirds sustain and shape creation out of the substance of the divine love with the power of the 3 x 3 x 3, known in Christianity as the Trinity, the Triune Father, Son and Holy Spirit. I fully believe if the harmony of this heavenly music were suddenly released on earth there would be such an explosion of beauty and joy, the God consciousness would raise earth and mankind into instant perfection.
Adams: How would you describe the Music of the Spheres?
Arrowsmith: The harmony of the music of the spheres condensed into the human octave is a passageway for love to manifest Love on earth. Each individual sends universal love both waysoutwards and inwards. If the refined vibrations of harmony can be established by people in their environments the Divine Mother can move through earth to love, nurture and create balance.
The harmony needed for that is magnified a thousand fold through groups. Universal concert with the music of the spheres, the angelic choirs and keynotes of soul songs paves the way for the ascent of humanity into the air (Christ mind vibration) and condenses the vibrations so the descent of the holy hierarchy into the earth vibration can be made easier. Harmonic music for the God in all Faiths, the keynotes, angelic choirs, music of the spheres and soul songs help merge heaven and earth.
Adams: How did the Music of the Spheres come into being?
Arrowsmith: To me, Love is the God in All Faiths that our common Parents, Father Light (Consciousness) and Mother Sound, (Manifestation), create us with and return us to. Their child, creation, is the body of God given life through the Divine Mother. She manifests creation through the Maha Shakti, the power of Sound, the AUM.
The Divine Mother begins her manifestations when thought-prayer is sent to God in the Highest. Our Divine Mother takes the form of sound that cycles the filaments of light from a thousand suns from the first motion of all the universes through the human soul into birth and back. She sustains the Love that maintains Father Light (Consciousness) in her children. Abiding permanently in the heart of each child, she herself is the embodiment of Aum, which is the sound of the unmanifest becoming manifest. Mother Divine, Primal Cause, unfolds the promise of Christ, the individual God Person, throughout the entire span of Creation until the exact moment of birth.
The Divine Mother is the voice of harmony in the music of the spheres that attracts the senses inwardly toward the Divine Father (Light) as subtle sound. She is also sound from the gross physical that leads us within. This is the sound that enters the ears. When the audible sound of Divine Mothers Love (sung, uttered or instrumental) enters the ear at the time of death, they guide the souls upward passage into the Light of the Father through the subtle vibration of the vital air known as prana. The soul is the chamber where both audible and inaudible sound harmonize as One Symphony of Love. We are but instruments for the soul.
Adams: Have you done much reading on Pythagoras and the history of the music of the spheres?
Arrowsmith: Scholastic answers to what the music of the spheres consist of may be found in the many volumes on them written since 500 BC when the initiate Pythagoras the Greek intuited a cosmology that categorized every thing from plants, minerals, atoms, people, planets, universes in tone intervals and mathematical equivalents. He was a clairaudient and clairsentient initiate who heard inner music and started each day with a prayer in song. Stories abound of Pythagorean initiate musicians who calmed wild beasts and ruled unruly crowds simply by playing their lyres.
My knowledge of music of the spheres comes mostly from my own experiences. It seems as if the music comes from beyond myself sometimes, yet I know it is also inside the cellular life of our bodies much the same as electricity is everywhere even if you cannot see it. I connect the music of the spheres more to nature and the higher music to Gods creation levels. The keynotes that resonate through the soul synchronize human consciousness with the natural harmony existing in heavens and nature
Adams: What qualities do people need to hear the music of the spheres?
Arrowsmith: I cannot tell what qualities people need. I know other composers who hear them. Some composers are only aware of the angelic choirs, others may be aware of certain cosmic sounds of the music. Personal motives for playing the music are important. It seems to me that one must be deeply moved by the music, have a reverence for life, and inborn spirituality and love to be of service to others.
People tell me they have heard the music of the spheres right before falling asleep. During prayer and meditation, one man heard them walking across a playing field at night
he thought it was coming form a room in a nearby school building. My aunt heard them through a faucet while she was running bath water. Several people having near-death experiences tell me they have heard the music.
Maybe as people drop their separate sense of self and embrace the spiritual reality of life they will hear the music of the spheres or the choral of angels that sing in praise to the Creator.
Adams: How have you been able to overcome your limited abilities to hear sound and how has that affected the kind of music that you create?
Arrowsmith: Some people think because Im nearly deaf, its a miracle I play any instrument! No one knew how bad my hearing was because I taught myself to read and lip-read before I started kindergarten. With the aid of the lip reading, I studied classical piano for 12 years. Since the age of five, I have played the music of the spheres as a means of prayer and devotion to God. For over 50 years Ive developed music as prayer.
In 1993 an angel appeared so I would play and pray for others. If I cant hear sounds or dont know what I should play next, the angel points out the right keys. I also have the gifts of hearing inner sounds of angelic choruses, keynotes of people, plants, animals, elements of nature, elementals, angels and devas.
Miracles of divine guidance have come from unexpected sources, and the right people sent at the right time helped me develop into a performer, composer and recording artist during retirement years.
This legacy of music, miracles and mysteries continues on with happenings like weather changes during performances, headings, states of rapture, reports of consciousness expansion, appearances from angels others besides myself have seen. Finally, an ongoing miracle of love changes my audiences from strangers into groups of world brotherhood listening to the music I now call Triune Music.
Adams: Do you think your hearing loss helped you discover the tones that radiate from all things? Do you think there was a reason that you were born with a hearing loss?
Arrowsmith: My hearing loss helps me hear inner tones clearly. Its not the cause of my ability to do this. I carry this inner music through my souls vibration. I AM the music. My hearing loss helps me listen to the silence for the Divine to speak.
Adams: Why do people have such stong reactions to hearing their soul song?
Arrowsmith: The harmony creates enough power so that people often cry when they hear their soul songs. They feel that their own soul is their true reality. Tears come with this type of experience of the Supreme Self. That brings understandings like the heavenly Presence is hidden within all forms and that nothing is devoid of love, consciousness, virtue or value.
The spiritual experiences during my concerts and through my recordings challenge explanation. In the soul song demonstrations during my concerts, we all see clearly that the true nature of every individuals God Self is so beautiful and pure, it defies words. Music pitches and their octaves are not just tones; they conduct the pure and perfect qualities of God consciousness like goodwill, steadfastness, lovingness, peace, and cooperation. These vary in each individual and are strengthened by harmonic music and harmony in relationships.
I think the Divine sent this music to earth as a tool so people can know what heaven feels like during this time frame. People talk a lot about God, peace and harmony, but they need to be able to feel it. For peace and goodwill to be a certainty in the future, stewardship of earth needs to be in the hands of men and women who not only accept the qualities of God they have in themselves, but who can recognize the same things in their surroundings.
When people know for sure what peace and goodwill feels like they can build a new civilization on that foundation. We could live under the banner: One world under God as Love with Liberty and Justice for All.
Adams: Are there as many soul tones as there are individuals on this planet?
Arrowsmith: Sound is a wave
not a flat tone. To ask about how many tones there are is like asking how many shades of green there are. When we say green we think of a flat color like on a color chart. Yet when we look at nature, we see hundreds of shades of green
the greens of evergreen trees, moss, maple leaves, the greens on bird feathers, grasses, in seawater, ad infinitum. Music is the same way.
In the west we use a chromatic 1/8-tone interval between tones while Pythagorean musicians used the 1.4 tone diatonic scale. Other cultures use other scales. God knows how many tones there are. Once in a studio, my engineer, John demonstrated how he could slide tones to in-between tones in an unending array of tones.
An overall harmony does more for people to bring balance than one tone. In my opinion, an octave is not a concept anymore than growth is. All tones have higher and lower octaves. The higher octaves resound more in the higher chakras, around the head and the lower octave tones resound more in the base chakras. Tones go up and down cosmic scales and fade into tones that cannot be heard by human ears.
There are tones made by devas, initiatory bell sounds and tones of consciousness levels. There are also roar like lion tones, sounds like thunder and explosions, all on levels that are inaudible to the human ear.
Adams: What does the angelic choir sound like?
Arrowsmith: The voices of angelic beings are constantly singing praise to God in the Highest. The music of the spheres are not exactly instrumental, but seem to be more instrumental tones than vocal. The angelic choruses (There are nine of them) sing the thirds, the same harmonics as the music of the spheres.
The music of the spheres and the angelic choirs are in harmony with one another. Sometimes, devas or angels solo. Sometimes, a violin or harp, or trumpet will solo. Basically, harmony sustains all creation.
Adams: What was your first experience with the angelic choir?
Arrowsmith: After a particularly holy Christmas season in the mid-70s, one meditation stands outI heard angelic choirs for the first time. I went to a clear field like glass of a living fluid substance that shimmered like crystal before the sun. I believe what I saw was the ethers, which connect all realms.
I heard glorious sounds of angelic choirs far more exquisite than any earthly choir. I remained enraptured in the shimmering ethers assimilating the heavenly sounds. An effervescent stream of joy overflowed from within me into my surroundings.
After the meditation I went on a bus to downtown Seattle for a dentist appointment. I walked through a square at 4th and Pine which used to be the home for large flocks of pigeons who usually fed by one lone fellow who let them land all over his body as he fed them.
The square was deserted except for many pigeons looking for food. I walked through them in a state of rapture from the music feeling the Presence of God, the Holy Mother, and Jesus. As I walked, the flock of pigeons slowly formed concentric circles in rows around me until I was in the center and could not move. Once I was in the center, as if on cue, they all turned and marched in clockwise rows in a circle around me. One flew up and landed on my finger. That seemed like the Holy Spirit coming in the form of a dove to me.
The street was deserted except for two women who stood and watched this happening. When one of them asked if I had anything to feed the pigeons, the spell was broken and the pigeons returned to normal. I continued on to my appointment and afterwards bought some birdseed. They flew all over my body while I fed them. I hoped all birds would fly to me forever. But they only have on rare occasions. I knew the angelic choirs I heard earlier radiated a concentric circular spiral through me into a pattern the birds automatically formed.
The rapture continued for days. I heard and played a chorale theme on the piano feeling like Handel praising the King of Kings with his Hallelujah Chorus. I will write that music someday. Since that experience, I have no doubt that unseen angelic choirs have an effect on cells and nature patterns.
Adams: Do you believe that we can bring the earth back into balance through sound?
Arrowsmith: If each person on earth focused on God as Love and prayed for balance and for the good of all that would set up the thought tone that would bring balance.
Earths tone IS off balance. Common sense will tell you that. I read a newspaper article saying earths rotation has slowed and affects the other planets orbiting our sun. Universal concert depends on planetary synchronicity.
Pythagoras noted as various planets reached differing positions orbiting the sun, their tone changed. When earths revolution slows, its tone affects the solar system like one instrument off key would ruin a symphony.
Adams: Do you believe that angelic choirs were ever heard on earth?
Arrowsmith: I have no doubt that angelic choirs were heard on earth when Christ was born, as Milton said. With enough harmony and purity in the environment angelic choirs precipitate on earth as they do in the heavens. Three of us proved that during one soul song concert on Crystal Mountain, a resort in Washington. We three remained in a room because one woman wanted a soul song after the rest of the group left. I will tell you that story.
A woman with beautiful thick silver hair, Nan can really sing. Earlier, she and I had fun belting out old songs in the kitchen while washing dishes and now, we spontaneously sang wordless harmony during her soul song. As I played, the three of us started to sing in the spirit. The energies rose higher and higher.
Soon five more voices joined us through no one else entered the room. Angels were singing and we heard them together. I lost all sense of time and was barely aware of my body. Not one of us will ever forget the holiness. It was a precipitation, a merge of heaven on earth and we witnessed it
Adams: How can people contribute to the harmony of the music of the spheres?
Arrowsmith: I love this question because it brings an opportunity to mention the beautiful truth that a human beings thought ushers heavens harmony of the music of the spheres into the earths atmosphere. Whenever one thinks or feels love, kindness, purity, their thoughts reach the higher levels through their tones electrically and attract heaven to earth magnetically.
Thats why Jesus said heaven is within. Heaven is truly within our consciousness
and so is music. For instance, I have seen (another level) when someone thinks a pure thought, tinkly, silver bells ring. When I watch these silver bells ring, it was like a soft gentle breeze blew through wind chimes. And in a flash, I knew it was the pure thought of someone on earth that caused that to happen.
Every thought we think is accompanied by music. Once I demonstrated soul songs to a very well known minister in Bellevue, Washington. He requested his soul song. Afterwards, he told all of us he remembered hearing the music I played while he was being born.
Harmonious sounds keep our chakra and nervous systems in balance. Loud noises, and discordant sounds, such as some rock music and machinery sounds, like metal clanging and explosions, can shatter the veils of the chakras as can drugs, smoking and certain medicines.
Adams: I know that you feel a sense of urgency about spreading the word about Triune Music. How can music contribute to world peace?
Arrowsmith: Around earth, discordant sounds and thoughts of humanity has made a haze of a dense, cacophony of sound that blocks the free flowing conduction of harmony from higher levels. Higher angelic beings and masters need the light and harmonious sounds of musicloveto pass freely from one level to another and ascending members of humanity need to have a harmonic vibration rate in which to meet the ascended beings.
I think the amount of harmony in sound and music can either create or destroy whole civilizations. My whole purpose of pioneering the inner harmony of Triune Music, the music of the spheres, angelic choirs and soul songs is to demonstrate to everyone how harmony of music with the thought of God in the Highest (no matter how one conceives of that) is in itself the power of peace.
This interview took place on July 24, 2002
If you call Andrea Arrowsmith at the Inner Sounds of Light Institute, she can give you a sample of the sound of your soul song, on her keyboard. She can also create a recording of your soul song on a CD.
You can find out more about her beautiful Healing Heart Series and her Clearing and Alignment CD by going to her website.
For more information on Andrea Arrowsmith contact her at:
INNER SOUNDS OF LIGHT INSTITUTE
(A Non Profit Corporation)
PO Box 613
Glorieta, New Mexico 87535 USA
Copyright © 2002 This article appeared in The Spirit of Ma'at Magazine
Copyright © 2002, Celeste Allegrea Adams
All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced, transmitted, or translated in any form whatsoever, including Internet usage, without written permission from the author, except in the case of brief quotations referenced in critical articles.
CREATRIX STUDIO WRITING SERVICES:
DOCUMENTARY NARRATION WRITING VISIONARY SCREENWRITING
SCRIPT CONSULTATION FEATURE FILM RESEARCH BOOK CONSULTATION
WORKSHOPS IN WRITING s