From their origins long ago, East Asian medicine and philosophy (primarily referring to Chinese and Indian traditions) have recognized the vital interconnectedness of sound and colors with all organic life including human beings on Earth.
These traditional medicines are based on a structure of systems of correspondence. .In Chinese medicine, this structure is based on the Five Elements. In the traditional medicine of India, known as Ayurveda, the core structure is the Doshas.
Sound and color are two important manifestations of energy (frequencies) that human beings perceive. Western science traditionally teaches that this perception primarily involves our sense organs and brains. Ancient traditions and now confirmed by modern science recognize that the perception of sound and color has important influences on human health and consciousness and influences our entire being, including the realms of subtle energy.
The more awareness and intention we can bring to the potential of sound and color to support our health, the more benefit we can gain.
The ancient wisdom traditions of China and India provide explicit information regarding the influences of sound and color. In this course, we will dive into these ancient teachings to glean important information and strategies to support our physical, emotional and spiritual health health
In this class, we will learn the details of the core structures of these great traditions and emphasize the relationships of sound and color within the traditions .The emphasis of our exploration will be to develop strategies to utilize this ancient wisdom in the promotion of health and the evolution of humanity.
1. The only requirements are an openness to new ideas and the willingness to set aside pre-conceived prejudices that result from our enculturation.
Participant Learning Outcomes
1. Students will learn the Five Elements of traditional Chinese medicine
2. Students will learn the colors associated with each element
3. Students will learn the sound associated with each element
4. Students will gain an understanding of the system of correspondences of the Five Elements and important correlations to foods, emotions, seasons, etc
5. Students will (hopefully) learn to appreciate their own capacity to utilize this knowledge to support and maintain their own health
6. Students will learn the Three Doshas of Ayurvedic medicine of India
7. Students will learn the colors associated with each Dosha
8. Students will learn the sound associated with each Dosha
9. Students will gain an understanding of the system of correspondences of the Three Doshas and important correlations to foods, emotions, seasons, etc
10. Students will (hopefully) learn to appreciate their own capacity to utilize this knowledge to support and maintain their own health.
Dr. Richard Gold, MSTOM, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist who holds a Doctorate in Psychology. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1972 with a degree in World Religions and a minor in pre-medicine. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1978 and since then has devoted his professional career to studying, practicing, researching, teaching and publishing in the field of East Asian Medicine. Dr. Gold has pursued advanced studies in China (1981), Japan (1986, and Thailand (1988, 1989, 1992). He is one of the earliest pioneers of Thai Massage therapy in the United States, Brazil, Israel and Europe. Dr. Gold has published books on Thai massage, namely, Thai Massage: A Traditional Medical Technique; and, Seitai (Lymphatic) Shiatsu, Cupping and Gua Sha for a Healthy Immune System, and is considered an authority in the field.
Dr. Gold was one of the four founders of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a regionally and nationally accredited college of traditional Chinese Medicine with campuses in San Diego, Chicago and New York City. He served on the board of the college for many years and continues to teach there. In addition, Dr. Gold served for over 20 years as President and Chairman of the Board of the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) and also was a senior faculty member there.
In recent years, Dr. Gold has been working in the field of applied neuroscience and sound. Currently, he is the President and Executive Producer of Metta Mindfulness Music, a company devoted to creating original music to facilitate meditation, health and mindfulness.
In his private practice, Dr. Gold is a general practitioner, successfully treating a wide variety of health complaints. He specializes in treatment of pain, digestive problems and stress-related disorders, among other conditions. Dr. Gold has a reputation for excellence in alternative health care and is a highly sought after practitioner. His unique approach to healing pairs his psychology background with traditional Chinese medicine and has made him a very successful practitioner with an extremely satisfied and dedicated patient base for over 30 years.