Hermes, he of the winged hat and snaky staff slips through gates that seem locked. Ever the innocent, hidden in crowds, creating moments of magic, he emerges from mayhem on winged heel, laughing. God of healing, communication and commerce he offers us the simplest insights into the core of transformation; whispering to blessed ears the secrets of becoming.
The Hermetic Bowl is the most affordable type of Sounding Bowl. It has an open, easy tone that is inwardly affecting and spacious. The strings of the Hermetic Bowl follow a radiant pattern with the deepest note in the centre of the bowl, alternating left to right as one moves up the scale. This Bowl can be made with 3-7 strings, all of which begin on the inside of the resonant space and reach outwards over the rim edge to the tuning peg as though linking the spirit in the individual with the spirit of the greater whole. It has the wave-form rim and a smooth outside.
The Hermetic Bowl is most popular with those seeking to mix meditative practice with simple melodic music making. In therapeutic settings this Bowl accompanies a larger Sounding Bowl or a guitar well, with the potential for therapists and clients to play together.