Thursday, September 8, 2016

"Shaman Here" | art by Na Wei

i like these a lot!

by Na Wei
Beijing, China

Na Wei on Facebook


The profound significance not from an idea, but in the grinding and fit.
116x273cm. China ink on the silk ,oil color on canvas,screen color,acrylic

New feeling is hard to achieve as communism.
The death of a bamboo
200*150cm China ink on the silk ,oil color on canvas,screen color,acrylic

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NEW: The #KhomusWeekly Jew’s Harp Newsletter

news, articles & videos of the world of the Jew's Harp (otherwise know as the khomus, Хомус, xomus, guimbarde, Đàn môi, "jaw harp," "juice harp," Moorsing, mouth-harp, Maultrommel, várgan, etc.)

I hope that you enjoy #KhomusWeekly :)

this newsletter currently publishes each week on Monday at 16:00 UTC-8 (which would be Tuesday morning for many!)
submissions are appreciated! contact me or just tweet URLs using #KhomusWeekly and your announcements, favorite articles, photos, and videos can automatically appear here!

see also:
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established May. 23, 2016

#Хомус #jewsharp #guimbarde #vargan #morsing #danmoi #khomus

Monday, May 16, 2016

#khomus practice session 15 May 2016. not so bad for a beginner?

practice session :: by special arrangement, i received the khomus just over a month ago. i had never even played before, but now i am starting to get a feel for it smile emoticon
– this is a custom high-tech, low-frequency, shamanic khomus by the master builder Николай Бурцев (Burtcev, Nikolai) of Yakutsk, Siberia. an upgraded guimbarde of his series "tankha," it has now arrived and is living in California. it is called "Olonkho." the design is my personal sign combined with a motif of ancient Tengrianism with the meaning of "shamanism plus scientific knowledge." as i am just learning to play for the first time it is truly a great honor to receive such an exquisite instrument.
– special thanks to Хомусчут Андрей for connections & encouragement!
5 weeks of playing just a little bit each day; sometimes careful, this time i am playing a little more aggressive! - not bad for a beginner?
this vid is part of my playlist "khomus study." watch the first few vids on this for some _real playing!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Николай Бурцев is building me a custom Komus!

Николай Бурцев (Burtcev, Nikolai) is building me a custom Khomus!
– i can't wait! smile emoticon
the one in this photo is described as "shamanic" low-frequency* and the sign represents shamanism + scientific knowledge (perfect!). made with a sign of ancient Tengrianism,2 it is used for healing. just looking at it you can feel the magic, and it inspired me to reach out and find out how to get one. this one was sold some time ago, and Nikolai is now only taking custom orders. the one he makes will be his design based on my customary sign, a "medicine wheel" 1
the master craftsman will develop a design based on my customary sign
special thanks to Khomuschut (Хомусчут Андрей) for helping me get hooked up with the master builder, and introducing me to Yakut culture!

* Шаманский низкочастотный хомус "Билгэ" с Тенгрианским знаком "Танца" = Shamanic Low-frequency guimbarde (Bilge?) with "tengrianskim familiar tankha"

khomus, vargan, guimbarde – these are all names for what we call Jew's Harp

links are to Facebook

(facebook) Николай Бурцев is building me a custom Komus! | Robert Cherwink
Николай Бурцев is building me a custom Khomus!– i can't wait! :)the one in this photo is described as "shamanic"...
Posted by Robert Cherwink on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

UPDATE (27 Feb): i have now received the design, based on my traditional sign –

see also: whats more: Khomus (Jew's Harp) | Мастер: Николай Бурцев | videos

my "wheel" –
with the four cardinal directions, and the balancing between all of the worlds. --- the center point of the cross being where horizontal (physical) and vertical (spiritual) meet; and, then the outer four elements of the quadrants which must remain in balance within the circle. the circle then, again connects all within the universe. also: the points in the quadrants are designed to create movement, begging one to enter into that point in the middle, suggesting meditation and revelation, a shamanic journey which encompasses all.

whats more: Vajrapani 100514
an artwork of mine, using the color gradients version

2 a Central Asian religion characterized by features of shamanism, animism, totemism, both polytheism and monotheism, and ancestor worship.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Khomus (Jew's Harp) | Мастер: Николай Бурцев | videos

Shamanic Low-frequency guimbarde "Bilge" with tengrianskim familiar tankha
(Шаманский низкочастотный хомус "Билгэ" с Тенгрианским знаком "Танха")

Мастер: Николай Бурцев. Республика Саха (Якутия).1. Шаманский низкочастотный хомус "Билгэ" с Тенгрианским знаком "Танх...
Posted by Хомусчут Андрей on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Николай Бурцев on facebook
Location: Moscow, RU

Айархаан - Легенда о Мироздании
Posted by Хомусчут Андрей on Friday, January 29, 2016

Олена Ольга Подлужная-Уутай"Скачки"
Posted by Хомусчут Андрей on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

i said: "there will probably be some additions to this page!" 
– so, now there is a youtube playlist:

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins - YouTube

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins - YouTube
Published on Jul 22, 2014
View full lesson:

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. 

Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.