Trinity Set Drum Meditations
Baltimore Drum Church’s meditation program is based on Co-Founder Eric S. Willison’s Chakra Attunement teachings. The Trinity Set drum meditations are a collection of three successive meditations designed to take participants through three altered states of perception to achieve a deep state of consciousness. The Trinity Set refers to a triad Root, Heart, and Crown Chakra meditations denoting the lower, middle and upper boundaries of our perceived reality.
Altered states of consciousness that may be experienced are:
- A Flow State
- Deep Relaxation
- Out-of-Body Journeying
- Contact/Union with Your Spirituality/ the Divine/ Your Higher Self
Performing these three chakra-activating drum meditations together projects participants through three successively deeper altered states. When the Trinity Set is performed in a group, the energy of the whole is greater than the sum of the individual. Thus, the overall trance-inducing effect on the collective is enhanced. Baltimore Drum Church uses sight (colors), sound, chanting/toning, and drone drumming to create these altered states of being through participation. Most importantly, this isn’t about creating music, it’s about inducing a meditative state with an instrument (the drum). An altered state is any brain wave state outside of the normal (Beta Wave) waking reality.
396 Hz Root Chakra Drum Meditation:
Our journey begins with the Root Chakra Drum Meditation. First, we must leave normal, Beta Wave reality and enter a flow state. A flow state breaks mental focus on the future and the past and collapses our reality into an altered state called a “flow” or “now” state. In so doing, we move from a normal brain wave state to a borderline alpha/theta wave state. Thus, a very shallow altered state that can be generated and maintained just by doing a repetitive motion we find enjoyable.
To achieve this state we must use a combination of four program elements:
- 180 bpm drone drum beat
- “LAM” Root Chakra toning (with voice)
- a 396Hz tuned singing bowl or a Solfeggio pure tone frequency of 396 Hz (pure tones provided below)
- red lighting.
When these program elements are combined, the brain autonomically (automatically) induces a flow state in about seven to ten minutes.
396 Hz Root Chakra Drum Meditation With Crystal Singing Bowl:
At our Root Chakra, we must assess our primal needs and desires. Often we put too much focus on our root desires, and even love them. Root Chakra desires can be limited to money, power, and status. The intention of the Root Chakra Meditation is to help us feel grounded and connected to what’s important and necessary in our physical lives while also helping us discern which desires stem from fear and insecurity. By turning mindful attention to our lower chakras, we can balance desires that could cloud our path to divine/inner knowledge. Our connection to the physical world is but one aspect of our consciousness. The Root Chakra Meditation helps us balance the lower triangle of the body with our other energy centers as we hear a 396hz drone, tone the sound “Lam,” beat the drums, and resonate with the Root Chakra singing bowl.
Once we enter and sustain a flow state, we then move our consciousness up into our Heart Chakra to attain and maintain a theta-wave meditation state. We focus our attention on universal love. This love emanates from the middle of the chest at the Heart Center or Chakra. We meditate here to ascend from root desires and unfocus material passions. We continue to drum, to tone “Yam” with voice, listen to the 639hz drone, and we turn our attention to green-colored light. We allow love to radiate out in all directions with the steady drumbeat. This frees our consciousness to focus on the divine within.
To achieve this altered state we must use a combination of four program elements:
- 180 bpm drone drum beat
- An alternate beat is the common heartbeat drum meditation. People respond equally well to both methods.
- “YAM” Heart Chakra toning (with voice)
- 639 Hz tuned singing bowl or a Solfeggio pure tone frequency of 639 Hz (pure tones provided below)
- green lighting.
Combined in resonance, we descend deeper into a meditation state as we observe ourselves with Love and Openness.
639 Hz Heart Chakra Drum Meditation With Crystal Singing Bowl:
We focus our intent deep into the hollow of our Heart Chakra and focus solely on the benevolent good that is inside us all. We focus on the love of the Self, for one another, and for all things. Love for the Self supports our ability to love others– all others. To reside in love/ the Heart Chakra, means to feel light without insecurity or fear.
963 Hz Crown Chakra Drum Meditation:
Once you have achieved a flow state at the Root Chakra, and you have replaced your emotional impediments with an aura of love at the Heart Chakra it is time to move your consciousness to the Crown Chakra. From here we make the leap into universal consciousness of reality itself to receive Divine knowledge.
To achieve this altered state we must use a combination of four program elements:
- 180 bpm drone drum beat,
- “AUM” Crown Chakra chanting,
- 963 Hz tuned singing bowl or a Solfeggio pure tone frequency of 963 Hz (pure tones provided below)
- violet lighting.
Combined in resonance, we can commune with other spiritual beings and obtain divine knowledge.
963 Hz Crown Chakra Drum Meditation With Crystal Singing Bowl:
Never journey in search of divine knowledge. First of all, you are emphasizing the “need to search.” The universe will focus on your “need to search” and so the universe will say, “search you will,” and you will spend your time searching for what you want. Never journey from a position of scarcity. Instead, focus your intent only on “receiving divine knowledge” from each meditation. This point of view comes from a position of abundance; the universe always provides. All you need to do is simply receive the gift.
What is the Trinity Set Drum Meditation?
The Trinity Set is a series of 3 drum meditations based on the three chakra points that define the lower, middle and upper audiovisual limits of our reality.
- I am – The Root Chakra connects us to the physical world
- I love – The Heart Chakra connects us to universal love
- I know – The Crown Chakra connects us to divine knowledge
Solfeggio frequencies and Chakra Colors associated with the Trinity Set meditations:
- 396 Hz Root – Red
- 639 Hz heart – Green
- 963 Hz Crown – Violet
We combine pure tones, drone beats, chanting and colored lights in specific sequence to bring our consciousness into harmonic resonance with our corresponding Chakra points and produce powerful trance states.
The Trinity Set is not about making music, it is about creating a trance state by deploying drone beats. First, all three Solfeggio pure tone frequencies of the Trinity Set are divisible by 3. That being so, we play a drone beat at 3 beats per second for 180 beats per minute to create a trance-inducing resonance with the Solfeggio frequency. Thus, the Solfeggio frequencies and the drone beats harmonically resonate together to aid in the creation of an altered meditative state.
Numerology also comes into play. All the Solfeggio frequencies follow a 3,6,9 numerological algorithm progression. The lower Root, middle Heart and upper Crown chakras all crest on the number 9 in the algorithm. As a result, this 9 crest determines the lower, middle and upper limits of our reality – The Basis of the Trinity Set Drum Meditation.
Follow the Numerology:
- 3 beats per second [3=3]
- 60 seconds [6+0= 6]
- 180 beats per minute [1+8+0=9]
- totals = 3,6 & 9 [3+6+9=18, 1+8=9]
- Numerological Total: 9
3, 6, 9 Algorithm
|Violet||963 Hz||9+6+3= 18, 1+8=9|
|Blue||852 Hz||8+5+2= 15, 1+5=6|
|Cyan||741 Hz||7+4+1= 12, 1+2=3|
|Green||639 Hz||6+3+9= 18, 1+8=9|
|Yellow||528 Hz||5+2+8= 15, 1+5=6|
|Orange||417 Hz||4+1=1= 12, 1+2=3|
|Red||396 Hz||3+9+6= 18, 1+8=9|
We could add many more Solfeggio frequencies. However, our audiovisual senses can only detect both the color and the audio frequencies between Root Red 396 Hz and Crown Violet 963 Hz. Thus, Solfeggio frequencies that fall outside of these seven light frequencies have corresponding colors that fall outside of our visual spectrum and into the electromagnetic spectrum. Therefore, this is beyond the limits of our visual receptors and beyond the perception of our reality. Given that, we cannot visually experience these light frequencies because they are located in either the infrared or the ultraviolet spectrum. Only the Root, Heart and Crown triad fit within our visual spectrum limits. Hence, Drum Church puts specific significance on the Root red at 396 Hz, the Heart Green at 639 Hz, and the Crown violet at 963 Hz. The Trinity Set drum meditations represent the lower limit, middle center, and the upper limit of our reality.
Solfeggio Frequency Pure Tones:
Solfeggio frequencies are derived from Gregorian chants. The original Solfeggio scale was developed by a Benedictine monk, Guidod’Arezzo (c. 991 AD – c. 1050 AD). Baltimore Drum Church uses Solfeggio frequencies assigned to specific chakra points to aid in Chakra Attunement. The purpose of Chakra Attunement is to bring your consciousness into harmonic resonance with specific chakra points and to bring balance and a feeling of well-being. This frees the mind to experience the divine.
Trinity Set Drum Meditations are:
- The drumming is in resonance with the Solfeggio tone
- The Solfeggio tone is in resonance with the light frequency
- The light frequency is in resonance with the Chakra Point
- When all the elements are combined, the brain automatically enters a trance state and you can have profound spiritual experiences.
Drum Church uses singing bowls tuned to Solfeggio frequencies to perform the Trinity Set drum meditations. Unfortunately, not everyone has a singing bowl, let alone one for each Chakra. If you don’t have any singing bowls or if you are drumming alone, use our pure tones listed above to achieve the same effect.
Adding Light to Your Meditations:
To aid in the Trinity Set chakra attunement drum meditations you will need three different colored party lights. Fortunately, You can purchase them at any party store or big box home store for just a few bucks.
- Root – Red
- Heart – Green
- Crown – Violet (not ultraviolet)
You can also purchase a color changing LED light. These usually come with a remote controller. Thus, you can make easy transitions from one chakra color to the next, but all you really need is three colors of light for the Trinity Set Drum Meditations.
© Copyright on all text content, photos, multimedia products and graphics Eric S. Willison, Molly Szpara and Daveed Korup, Baltimore Drum Church, August 2018.