LIVE PERFORMANCE / TESTIMONIALS
"As you started playing, the roof of the church lifted off, and stairways on
either side descended into the room. All the great spiritual masters walked down the stairs into the concert hall. When I asked what's going on here? the answer from them was, 'It is because of this music that we can come here.' "
"I have never heard any music that has cleared the cells in my body like that. I can tell you that this stuff is pure from the highest source."
"There is a 'team' that shows up every time you play. And every time you play the audience is worked on, cleansed and cleared by the beings present."
BRIGHTON, UK Sacred Sites tour
"The concert in Brighton had a profound and exhilirating effect on my nature. With my current faculties I saw many changes through the perfomance; in the opening sequence on the steel Space Bass, a chord of low resonance caused many forms to fill seats that appeared to be empty. Once filled, two large and very tall beings entered the hall and stood amongst us.
From this point you then played the first instrument (the Hammer Dulcimer). A cloud of light opaque blue came over people in the audience while small beings were seen hovering above their heads, extracing old thought forms and re-energising the whole cranium.
When you played the electronic keyboards, two conical portals opened in space at the front of the stage and many more small golden beings poured into the audience. As they did so, a jade coloured cloud of energy started to emit from the floor and entered each person. The golden beings then worked on these lower portions of their bodies.
In the next sequence of music, where the Space Bass was utilized, came the most far reaching cleansing of all. Many people in the audience were relieved of parasitic elementals and other entities that were causing dysfunction in the breath of life. This is a small summary of what I observed." - Douglas
"As I listened I could tell that this music was of very high, clean & clear vibrational quality. I could feel the cells in my body cleaning similar to Rieki energy.
As I closed my eyes, I could see the energy pattern in my body-system. Then I looked to see what was happening with Constance; a translucent cylindar was coming thru the ceiling and was sitting on top of her head. There was energy coming thru her hands not of her. Behind her and off to the right was a large male being--the body was translucent clear white, and stood about 8' tall. There were many beings in the room floating above everyone; with armlike energies extending from them as they were working on the people in the room.
Towards the end of the concert I felt the energy shift in the room --. I looked back at Constance and saw rainbow colored energy running down her arms and out her hands into the room. The beings in the room moved up away from the people-- they became
very wispy and angelic like in form and were happy and smiling. I knew that they
were done working."
Bury St Edmonds - UK Sacred Sites tour
"During the first half of the concert, I saw a huge light-being over Constance, so large that it went clear up to the cathedral ceiling 60 feet above. During the second half, I observed on the etheric levels that the cathedral doors had opened while hundreds of dead British and American airmen from WW2 walked thru the doors and across the back of the cathedral to the "Book of Days" - each one dissappearing into their name inside the book. Finally, I observed that after the concert, the ground underneath the cathedral had been altered, the earth element had been opened and softened by the tones, merging the Mother Earth and Father Spirit energies" After the event, participants who lived in the area wrote us to say the atmosphere around the area had been noticeably changed."
"Heads don't roll - they open - in a Demby concert.
The Space Bass actuallybecomes a "space drill" boring through the crown chakra into the head until you do not resist. It opens one wider than in meditation, so information can be revealed more clearly. Her concerts have a profound affect on me, not only for the beauty of the music, but for what remains in consciousness; it creates a temple of spirit like no other has ever done, pushing you beyond your capability to receive. You relax, reflect, twist to open, resist, then go. This procedure is more like an internal workout. The more you put into it the more it gives you. No other artist can reach this depth. I suggest you prepare beforehand your intention to change. You will be met. This is serious work. Your old spirit will unravel for days. Take the journey. It will be "the sound of your life!"
Joel Andrews, well known harpist delivered a long detailed report of what goes on during a concert, here is an excerpt: "Each different orchestration and musical tone that you choose creates a different frequency so that the beings present can work on various areas and chakras. I watched them using a sheet of light to whisk away that which had been cleared, as another sheet of light was brought in for more work...."
"This was not just a concert. It was an opportunity to ground the music of the spheres into planet Earth and the body Human. "
"I am a physician and healer and, during the concert, I literally watched myself facilitate a non-local healing of a young patient of mine who has deep seated emotional abuse issues. I had no intent to do this before the concert began. The music opened an intuitive part of me that knew where to go and what to do, and took me to the space where it all happened. It was a very magical experience for me and it expanded the forum of healing possibilities that I can now use. Constance's music is something you don't just hear or listen to, you experience it at the deepest level of your being. The harmonic vibrations that she brings forth are a profound gift to this planet, and something everyone should experience."
"I observed during the concert that Constance Demby's soundings have the capacity to awaken the higher strands of DNA in our bodies."
"Experiencing Connie's Concerts is like being in a temple of profound effect
and lasting meaning. It's a situation where those who find their way there 'get' what they don't even know they need. For me - my body deeply relaxed, mind freed, emotions bubbled, light DNA activated, purpose reclarified, soul touched, chakas opened and beautiful connections with others (in multiple ways) .....I want the world to experience this!!"
"Thank you for being so open to bringing this through to others --it's a wonderful gift to the planet and those on it at this time. I know its a huge amount of work, but you are not alone and the support you have is tremendous. They are so pleased that you are doing this."
"I am writing to you from the intensive care unit of Kaiser Hospital and this is a letter of gratitude. I have just had my first and I hope, last heart attack. In addition to pain, I have had to cope with fear, and your music has helped me do that. Last night, my heart attacked me again in spite of isordyl, tagamet, heparin, attenuol, nitroglycerin, and expert nursing care. The chemicals did not make the pain go away. What made it go away was Novus Magnificat. I needed to be reminded that it was my body, not my being, that was in jeopardy. Your music is obviously not created for your personal fame and fortune.... " D. Mechling
"I am a nurse and work in a nursing home. I have used Sunborne to quiet and soothe several of my brain-damaged, non-verbal patients. "- A. Dobyzelecki, R.N.
"As I struggle to stay out of the hospital & make it through surgery after surgery, there are times when "Novus Magnificat" was, and is more affective than any "drug", shrink or otherwise could have been. An argument could be made that I am alive and successful today, writing this due to the kindling of inner strength which this work fosters. I am not used to writing fan letters & in fact never have until now so I will leave this at that." - Dan Hayman
When I listen to your music, I come home. Your music IS the geometry of LOVE and it solicits and sustains perpetual growth. - Eileen Balint
"I've developed a program of music that includes support for dying persons, their families and the caregivers, in use in the USA, Ireland and Belgium. In one of the care centers in Belgium, the dying people can listen to music through earphones. Recently, one lady began her day by listening to "Aeterna;" she was so moved and so "in it", that they couldn't take out the earphones from her. She ate breakfast with it, washed herself with it, slept with it. But at dinner time, they really had to take it out by force from her! Talk about a cry of the heart...!!" - Gilles Bedard - MUSIQUES A L'AUBE DE LA LUMIERE, - INERSON :www.microtec.net/inerson
"When I was in the hospital with a heart condition, SKIES ABOVE SKIES literally saved me."- S. Thimms
"I am HIV positive, and SET FREE literally got me through all of my anxieties....I was able to laugh and cry with it, (mostly cry), meditate, sleep and even regain my appetite. While listening, I aligned my soul and mind back to sanity because I really thought I was losing it for a while. Many friends and family tried their best to comfort me, but when it came right down to it, your "Set Free" album is what carried me through. "- No. 1 fan, Thad
"I teach Intuitive Development and Healing Classes, and after using the music in the class, an older woman who has been married to a jazz musician, came up to me and told me that all these years she had listened to music, but this was the first time that she had really experienced music, and what a difference it made to her. She then gave your "ALARON" tape to her friend , who had crippling arthritis. As a result, for the first time in years, she was able to sit still, out of pain."- A. Carole, Intuitive Development
"You are a very, very, very special Blessing. I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your music, for your sense of inspiriation and for your unique ability to connect us through your ministry of music to the Divine. The present times are challenging for many. Your music helps me to re-connect. You have no idea how you touch those who listen. I am reminded of that precious saying.... Anyone can count the seeds in an apple; only God can count the number of apples in a seed. You have sown many seeds that touch people around the world. I just wanted to take this time and thank you so deeply from the depths of my heart. Please continue your incredible work to us and touch in heart connection through word and music. Blessings to you," - Wayne
"I use the music of Constance Demby in order to lower my body's blood pressure, keep panic down, reduce fear reaction , and can usually get contol over most episodes, if not at all times. I thank you for your consideration of music as an alternative therapy." -S. B. Slightom
"I just wanted to thank you for providing such an amazing linkage into higher consciousness. I have made much use of Novus Magnificat and Aeterna over the years.and have used your music in many healing rituals, especially with my mother, who is a classical pianist and now devoted fan. At first, she was a bit frightened by the new world your music opened up to her, but soon she let go of so much inner tension that her physical health was enhanced in a most profound way. You proved that the next level won't depend on all the gizmos, but upon the pure energy connection of thought. You've shown it can be done, and have provided not only wonderful evidence, but also a pipeline into that sacred deeper consciousness. It's only natural to want to share this tap into the wellspring of healing with my clients." - Samantha McTighe
"No words or language can do what your music does. Language reaches the mind while your music truly reaches the soul. I have applied your music in treatment of my patients with delightful, positive responses. Constance has a beautiful therapeutic quality to her music and it is a privilege to listen."- R. Carmen, M.A., C.C.C
"I suffer from chronic pain as a result of spinal fusions. You would not believe what calm relief can be attained through this type of music, in particular NOVUS MAGNIFICAT . I no longer require narcotic pain relievers or tranquilizers or muscle relaxants. If it were possible on earth to hear the Angels of Heaven sing, this must be the song and voice of Glory ! "- T. Hollingsworth
"As my AIDS patient lay dying, NOVUS MAGNIFICAT filled the halls of the hospital. He was hooked up to machines that showed his life signs, and when he flatlined and passed over with the very last note of the symphony, we knew he and the music had become one. He timed it perfectly. The halls were filled with doctors, nurses and patients either weeping or wondering what was happening."
- P. Debarone, D.D.
"I am a physician and healer and, during the December 1999 concert, I literally watched myself facilitate a non-local healing of a young patient of mine who has deep seated emotional abuse issues. I had no intent to do this before the concert began. The music opened an intuitive part of me that knew where to go and what to do, and took me to the space where it all happened. Several days later, the patient came into my office and, both her and her mother had noticed a profound shift since that night. It was a very magical experience for me and it expanded the forum of healing possibilities that I can now use." - Dr. Baune, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.
"I find your music so wonderfully uplifting; it has made a big difference in my health. Listening to your music at night gives me undisturbed sleep and a wonderful feeling of rejuvenation." - Margaret Houssenloge, Australia
"You must know how words can utterly fail you when something unspeakably beautiful touches your senses: Novus was an utterly mind-boggling work that left me breathless." - D. Vencill
"It's haunting, scary, beautiful, terrifying, awesome, intimate, spectacular; the way it makes me feel, the things I think about, the times I remember, the things I look forward to. Is this music real? It is the most incredible piece of music I have ever heard." - S. Lazur
"Astonishing genius: Constance has given me the means to connect with my Source, again and again. The first time this happened, the power of this memory of Home shook me to the core. Staggering intensity and uncompromising kindness. I have found through repeated listening that there is an encoded depth potential which might be infinite here...I have gone deeper and deeper over time, What genius. Clearly Constance has been to where she has so eloquenlty led any of us who stop to seriously listen." -Steven Toth
"I have never before heard any music that activates and energizes each meridian and energy center like Novus does. As the meridieans are energized the energy centers of the body vibrate at a level that is truly out of this world. Constance Demby has achieved musical brilliance, by tapping into the future and giving us a piece of musical history. " - Steve Davis, ChiGong Master
"I have had this cd for over 1 year and every time I listen to it I discover something new. I have never heard music like this. The music gets inside of my mind and just blows every stressful thought away. " - Don Ballard
"The sheer scale, richness and depth of the piece is truly MAGNIFICENT. The first side brings to mind Brahms at the level of the divine, and the second, Bach-Handel-Mozart and the rest of the classicists in heaven. The piece is powerful, heartfelt, touching and tough. I admire Constance for her willingess to depart from the emotional safety of the paradisical into the almost threateningly awesome. Her genius is to hold to the compassion and inspiration through those places so that the portrayal of divine power is always imbued with a quality of redemption and purification. That is a feat which requires direct experience of the truth of the matter. A truth which very few composers have known or have the skill to portray. " - D. Hallock
"The closest thing to a religious experience that I have ever experienced! "-A music fan WICHITA, KS
"Your music-- in general, but more specifically, "Novus Magnificat" has had an impact on my life beyond any ability to express in words. As I struggle to stay out of the hospital & make it through surgery after surgery, there are times when this work was, and is more affective than any "drug", shrink or otherwise could have been. An argument could be made that I am alive and successful today, writing this due to the kindling of inner strength which this work fosters. I am not used to writing fan letters & in fact never have until now so I will leave this at that." - Dan Hayman
"Long hair in a short hair world: Novus Magnificat is truly a neo-classical masterpiece. Novus Magnificat is far too complex and symphonic to be New Age. ...sounds as if it were written alongside of the greats such as Beethoven or Bach.." -Rich Abrams - , Weleetka, OK
"If this recording received the recognition it truly deserved, Ms. Demby would be one of the most celebrated composers of our times. This is music of substance. In some sections the listener is challenged by complicated counterpoint reminiscent of Bach. Other passages remind one of the tender yet emotional music of Rachminoff and Tchaikovsky. Still other parts bring to mind the power and majesty of Mozart. This is not static music. The listener is drawn ever upward in a spiral of motion and emotion to the very gates of heaven. ... Whether Constance Demby takes her place with the classical masters of old is up the providence of the ages but there is something very special about this music. It has that same mystical quality one experiences with the music of the 12th century's Hildegard Von Bingen .... Music that inspires and perhaps, even heals." - Leonard Lakey
"Sometimes I think this music is magic. I played NOVUS MAGNIFICAT a few weeks ago on WUWF , and got a tremendous response. One gruff sounding gentleman called to tell me that even though he thought of himself as "a macho sort of guy," Contance Demby's music brought tears to his eyes." - L. Kohanov _
"A completely mind blowing and awe inspiring piece of music.,_From the very first note that engulfs you from this cd you are wisked away on a magical journey to your inner self. It needs to be played at a good volume to get the full effects ...This has got to be the best piece of music I have ever listened to." - a fan from Guernsey, Channel Islands, U.K.,
"Beautiful music, Beau-oootiful music" my friend murmured listening to your work, as he lay in a hospital bed, blinded by the AIDS that soon thereafter claimed his body. He listened to it again and again that afternoon, and I know it was a profoundly comforting experience for him. I've never before owned any recorded music that so entered the fabric of my life. " - J. Parker
"A gorgeous modern classic that should not be missed. A precedent setting, awe inspring work. I am still amazed every time I listen .... Bone chilling beauty is evident again and again. .. once I heard some of Constance Demby's work, I was hooked. Hers is the standard I hold a lot of music to now, especially new age or other electronic forms. Prepare to be taken on an incredible journey" - A music fan from Miami, FL
"I have had this cd for over 1 year and every time I listen to it I discover something new. I have never heard music like this. ". - Don Ballard
"This is viagra for you soul! I have more than 500 new age cd´s but this is the a the top of my list, in fact I belive it is the best new age cd ever. It can make your soul have a spiritual orgasm!" - A music fan from guadalajara, mexico
"I've been enjoying Novus, Aeterna, and your other fine CDs for many years. The first time I heard Novus I was basically was totally blown away by it. Now, 15 years later I still listen to Novus on a weekly basis. It will never lose its power to seduce and thrill." - David DeLucia
"When I first heard Novus Magnificate in 1986, I only heard the last 10 min. or so,but I was completly overwhelmed! I know with cell of my being that this music is from GOD! Without religion, creed, or church. Just pure, direct from the heavens, music! It is my goal (being a musician also) to have this music (Novus Magnificate) performed by a full choir and orchestra, before I pass away; At the greatest spritual/metaphysical convention of all time! " -Phillip E Davis
"Music that moves through your soul!_This is truely one of the best CD's I have ever purchased. You will never get tired of this CD. It's as moving today as it was when I bought it when it first came out in 1986 over 14 years ago." -martinkawai Mountain Home, TX
Dear Hearts of Space, Constance Demby is the Queen, and NOVUS MAGNIFICAT is the jewel in the crown of the symphonic synthesizer space genre." - P. Becker
"You have brought us to new heights together. We have attained a new vision of the world and a more intense awareness of what is really true and important in this world. " - D. and R. Tardif
"Truly the Magnificat is a power beyond words, and music beyond known realms of music. I have never experienced anything quite like it." - M. Larits
"I tried consciously to connect with my Higher Self during the first listening of NOVUS, and it worked! It was the most touching, overwhelming, meditational experience I have ever had...! " - Lisa
Par Excellence List -_"If there's a more spiritually moving album...you get my drift... So many emotions this conjurs up. You're left with a feeling of total reverence. Superlative classical space masterwork." - "Head Music" Par Excellence List
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"You weren't kidding when you wrote that this album was for healing the heart. I started crying hard on the first hearing of Aeterna, When I listened again I had an even stronger experience and started to cry violently. Is this typical? Do most people do the types of things I'm experiencing? I have been a left brain type of guy and this stuff is something I am not used to." - Rick
"21st Century Bruckner
Arguably one of the greatest albums released, in any genre, during the last ten years. This is new-age Bruckner: sweeping, awesome, majestic, deeply spiritual music devoted to the care of the soul. Demby creates vast cathedrals of delicate sonic textures, rich with melody. Spirituality pours fourth from this work everywhere as if from some other sphere beyond our own. You can play this album right alongside any of Bruckner's later symphonies and see the parallels: both of these two great composers have been touched by an angelic spirit, and have given us a glimpse of that higher Wisdom that reduces all our little problems instantly to nothing - if we could only tap into it, make it our own! That is what touches me so deeply about this great work. It has not taught wisdom to me, but it has helped me to glimpse it ever so fleetingly. And that in itself is a magnificent achievement. May you be so fortunate." - DR Greenfield. Illinois
"I personally had such a profound emotional and spiritual experience that I wasn't able to even talk about it for over a week. This music literally penetrates the body and processes the emotions and the emotional barriers that keep people from remembering who they are and why they're here. This is the thing about your music that is so powerful -- it tends to penetrate below the conscious mind and activates a remembrance or a recall of something very familiar, very deep, that is actually what I think is the core of a human beings awareness or consciousness. I just can't listen to it enough. " - Valnn Dayne Spears, Regenesis Institute
"As for AEterna's gift , so low in physical price, worth at least ten million more, I can only say that 15 years ago I lost an entire position of my Assemblage Point, and yesterday, I got it back. Where everything I loved and cherished had been scorched, boiled and fried to a crisp, and was in fact lost and unavailable, AEterna gave it back, squared and doubled. I feel I will never have The Sadness again.."
- Danny Russell
"I had read about how your music can cause men to cry. Having never experienced anything like this before, I dont really know how to explain what happened. I was listening to Ocean Without Shores, At the start of the song I was immediately immersed in the music - my eyes started watering, but by the end of the song i was a mess. I had cried to your music before, but never like this. my face and body started to crumple and i was sobbing uncontrollably. I don't think i have ever cried like that before. The strange thing was, I had no idea why i was crying. I've always heard people mention spirituality, and a higher consciousness, and a soul, but have never really connected in any way with anything like that. This is probably the closest i've ever come to a spiritual awakening. It was beyond any emotion I have ever experienced before. I wasn't sure whether they were tears of joy or tears of sorrow. It was one of the few times I had 'experienced' music, rather than just listening to it." - Anonymous
"This music in it's subtleties heals ares of the mind and spirit that I did not even know needed healing, that is until the dam broke. It is hard to put into words the feelings that Aeterna evokes...a revolutionary approach to healing." - Steve Davis, ChiGong Master
"Although I have listened to Aeterna a number of times, I never listened to it with the specific purpose of being HEALED. I want you to know that the effect was all you said it would be -- and more. I feel my inner child and I have made a great start and I do believe that Aeterna, played over and over, can indeed, heal the inner child. I am listening now with a new ear and fully expect to continue to heal rapidly now that I have been introduced to its magic." - Bill Reilly
"Constance Demby is one of THE best artists since Vangelis wrote "Chariots of Fire." Her music is VERY much in Vangelis' ranks: genius-level, and like Vangelis' music, Connie's music makes a connection with my soul to the Universe like nothing I have ever felt before. And so her music makes me wonder why NPR's always getting the shaft!" - A music fan from U.S
"AEterna, is an integral part of my cellular breath training, and without it I would not be seeing the amazing and transformative and healing results I do. The ways in which your music touches the soul, the empowerment of emotions, is truly powerful. So many are being blessed through your profound, uplifting, exquisite music. - Bart Rudulf
The Eternal Aeterna Appeal, _Well it had to happen eventually- an IMMEDIATE contender for my top five "desert island" CD list. Demby has outdone even her own high standards and has created a true "classic" that grows in importance with each successive hearing. Piano lovers will revel in the simple, poignant way the instrument is used (always audible yet never overwhelming the orchestral timbres.) The Rites Of Passage movement is especially beautifully constructed and is an 18 minute journey that will leave you alternately enthralled, enlightened, amazed, bewildered and ultimately transfixed. Anyone that cares deeply about music should obtain this CD as soon as possible. WARNING: It is habit forming and may need to be attached directly to your hip!! Pure ecstasy at a reasonable price! - David DeLucia
"This album - Aeterna - ranges from elegance to poignancy to sheer magnificence, and reaches a sophistication that leaves one wondering how one person could perform all this. Constance Demby's music quickly stands heads and shoulders above most of the rest... you have to be careful: it is all too easy to overdo because you want to listen to it again and again." - Miami, FL
"No other music I've heard can so consistently awaken in me the memories and knowledge of the experience of being in eternity. Her music pierces straight to my soul and at the same time lifts me to the highest, deepest heavens...it has spoiled me for just about all other new age music. AETERNA is for me the most beautiful and exquisite music I have ever heard." - D. Peterson
"Prepare to enter a realm of profound sonic vistas, delving deep into the stirrings of your heart. This music is healing and mysterious and majestically enchanting. You can't help but to let it soak into your deepest reaches. If you want something magical, something profound... Aeterna is for YOU. To listen to it is to love it. It captures a spectrum of emotion. This is one of Constance Demby's DEEPEST CDs, and it is one of her most vividly MOVING creations, especially the last selection, Rite of Passage. When you hear this, your soul will envision GRAND THINGS and be uplifted into pure enjoyment. It is the ultimate climax to such an exhilirating CD. AETERNA is one of her FINEST. If you've never journeyed into the realms of this kind of music before, then Constance Demby's AETERNA is the ideal 'First Guide' for you. You will THRIST for more of her music after hearing it." -Chai Gallahun, Aiea, HI
"Magnificent! In composition, performance, and sheer emotional power, Aeterna not only equals but surpasses Demby's earlier work, the justly-acclaimed Novus Magnificat. If you liked Novus Magnificat, Aeterna is a must-have album! Aeterna is a more classically-oriented work centering around piano, with synthesizers playing a strong supporting role, and the music is at turns tender and intimate and grandly inspiring. Perhaps Demby would be pleased to know that Aeterna is one of my most-listened-to albums when I need inspiration in my writing; the music has a way of opening my heart and imagination to find the emotional inspiration I need to really connect with a character or event in my stories. All I can say is that I cannot recommend Aeterna highly enough: The music is finely crafted and emotionally intense, and you probably won't be disappointed if you buy it. If you are, send me your copy, in case mine wears out!" - Secular Pagan Minneapolis
"If you've never tried New Age Music...Aeterna is much more symphonic in form than Novus Magnificat, and because of this, has great crossover appeal, reminding me of Rachmaninoff. Demby's emotional palette is sweeping and soul stirring. Listeners who appreciate romantic style compositions will be thrilled by Aeterna - Demby's best effort to date." - Steve Rohner Wichita, Kansas
"Euphoric Orchestral Space Music! When I first listened to this CD, I had long been a loather of New Age music. However, I gave Constance Demby a chance, since she had been recommended to me by someone who was not a typical New Age music fan. Anyhow, I'm extremely glad I did listen to the CD. This is extraordinary music! There was a time when I once came home from work after having an intense argument with a co-worker. I put this CD on and within minutes I felt like I was floating some kind of ethereal cloud! This penetrating effect of Constance Demby's music has never ceased to amaze me." - eric
"This is music from Home...I can taste the love in every phrase...it reminds me why I am here, (obviously you have never forgotten.) I am reawakened, I am re-quickened, I am again in absolute harmony with the all of the Infinite." - GC Porter
"I was carried away and churned up by the themes, then delivered to a place of inner reckoning. With the increasing intensity and moody depth in the symphonic sections, my core was fully exposed and my ribs ached with long-buried sobs. Demby has fulfilled her mission and has forged a sturdy path with this album. The only question: Is the world ready to take the journey?" - Carol Wright, NAPRA Review
"AETERNA is to experience the deepest sadness, the most profound joy, and the spaces in between..." - KSOR , Ashland , OR
"An album of epic proportions....a full spectrum journey.... larger-than-life.... stands aside from its 'new age' counterparts with their, generally speaking, polite atmospherics."- Ambience
"The greatest release since Sgt. Pepper's ! (maybe I exaggerate a bit, but it is good)- Paul Rapp, KUOP
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"It's as if Fate, Destiny--- was preparing a "counter-balance" for all of the turmoil that entered the lives of everyone on the planet..."
SHE'S FOUND A WAY TO MAKE TIME REVERSE
"Some albums warn listeners "do not operate heavy machinery while listening to this music." I'd take the "warning" on Constance Demby's new "Sanctum Sanctuorum" steps beyond that. Do not sit upright nor stand because this music will dissolve you. "Indescribable" only starts to describe it, On a dozen listens, I sensed I either dropped through a trap door or got "gonged" out of this universe What happens? I don't know. How did Connie do it? I doubt she knows herself. But she did. Perhaps she's found the way to make time reverse. With this album, she has given us a remarkable gift: the carpet of sound to the "all-or-nothing." -
NOTHING COMPARES WITH YOUR SANCTUM CREATION
Recently I did a session on myself experiencing your album SANCTUM SANCTUORUM along with a theta light program usind the DAVID XL microprocessor while I was reclining in the zero gravity SOUND CHAIR developed by Dr. Jeffery Thompson. I cannot begin to describe this journey as words would not due it justice. The lower end vibrations coursing through the chair were out of this world. I have run hundreds of sessions with clients and have experimented with endless musical selections and nothing compares with your Sanctum creation. Thank you for your music. - Rick Cratty, CCHT, Sonic Induction Therapist
"S A N C T U M S A N C T U O R U M, another masterpiece, just when we needed it the most! I just had to write and express my sincere thanks and let you know how much comfort your latest CD has been to me and my family. I consider you one of God's greatest gifts to the people of our times. God bless America and God bless Constance Demby! "- Leonard Lakey
ONE OF MY TOP 5 "DESERT ISLAND" CDs
"Constance Demby's Santum Sanctuorum is a marvelous Inner Sanctum and a must for all those who care deeply about music. It is one of my top 5 "Desert Island" CDs. Prepare to be shattered and then reconstructed by some of the most beautiful sounds committed to disc. A fascinating mixture of gregorian chant and this composer's unique "Sacred Space Music", Santum grows in stature and magnificence with each hearing. If you can only afford one CD, make this one your choice. 100% life enhancing and a major contribution to the Constance Demby discography!!!" - Dave DeLucia
" SANCTUM SANCTUORUM PLAYED THROUGHOUT MY SURGERY.
It is no wonder my surgery was a miracle. It literally has been years since I have felt this good. My Soul is deeply grateful for this healing balm at this much needed time. I have not stopped listening to Sanctum since it arrived, I only hope many will be led to discover this for themselves. What a blessing.." - Charley
"YOU HAVE CREATED A MUSICAL STAIRWAY TO THE STARS.
In a word, it is remarkable. Not only musically sophisticated and gorgeously produced, 'Sanctum' is a deepening of your work to new heights. We could not help but, at least at first, to be reminded of the well-known Requiems by Faure and Durufle. But your 'Sanctum sets the standard for symphonic sacred space music for the new millennium reaching realms not possible prior to this work." - Ryersson and Yaccarino
COULDN'T HAVE COME AT A MORE CRUCIAL TIME. (Sept 11)
"It's as if Fate, Destiny--- was preparing a "counter-balance" for all of the turmoil that recently entered the lives of everyone on the planet. With every selection, the deep, gliding sounds of Sanctum help bring us from mundane existence into realms of soaring awareness. This transcendental, symphonic treasure LIFTS THE VEIL, ever so gently, ever so lovingly... caressing us with inherent understanding of the unknown, profound joy amidst sorrow, wonder and mystery. If you listen, prepare to embark upon a journey into the deepest reaches of your Very Being." - Chai Gallahun
"I AM GETTING RUSHES ON MY SKIN
I got your new album. I am listening to it now with a HeadRoom audio processor and Sennheiser HD580 headphones. I am getting rushes on my skin. Awesome tones and voice/string blends as well as the tubulers. If you recorded this is Spain, I can tell it has done wonders for your creativity." - Jim Kresge
THIS ALBUM IS A PRAYER
"The coincidental releasing of this CD right after September 11th seems almost providential. If ever there was music that could heal, this is it -- and if ever we needed healing, it is now. Constance Demby is no "ordinary" New Age artist. I call her music "Ethereal Music of Substance." Although it has a definite otherworldliness quality, it is musically complex. Sometimes with complicated counterpoint reminiscent of J. S. Bach, sometimes tender yet emotional like Rachminoff or Tchaikovsky, sometimes powerful and majestic like Mozart. This album, more than anything else, is a prayer. You will find that your very heart and soul resonates with this music. Ms. Demby has given the world something very special in this recording." - Leonard Lakey (again)
I TURNED IT OFF I WAS SO SHAKEN
"When I first starting listening to Connie's new album, I was immediately transported to an island in the middle of the ocean. Connie was there, dressed all in white, with blazing white hair, and a beaming smile on her face. She was performing on her Sonic Steel Instrument, and out in the ocean, all the whales and dolphins were listening to it, leaping and cavorting in joy. The voice that was playing on the CD, I think it was that first song, "Alleluiah," was coming from deep inside Connie somewhere. The whole experience was just too much for me, I was so shaken that I suddenly reached over and turned it off. I got up and walked around the house to calm myself, and all the clocks said 11:11. Though I will listen again, I haven't played it since." - Jane Chaplin, Charlie's daughter.
I CRIED WHEN I FIRST HEARD YOUR CD.
"I was in the Canadian mountains, and as I listened, I watched the snow gently cascading down in time with the music, the sound and scenery fitting perfectly. I was in awe with one of those times that you treasure forever. Thank you for some very inspiring and beautiful music." - Jan Linch, Aurora
GREAT FOR MEDITATION, PRAYER, AND THE MASS
"Many of the Brothers and Nuns that I know absolutely love the sacred space music that you create and "channel." We often use it in prayer services and Masses. "Sanctum" will work great for personal meditation as well as communal prayer services and even as a prelude to the Mass. Thanx again!" - Brother David Landry
NEW YORK'S TRANSFORMATION
"Your new music is timely as always. It hits the New York bombing in the towers and takes you through it's transformation. The CD should be called "New York's Transformation".- Alan Clancy, CA
OUR WORLD NEEDS THIS HEALING MUSIC
"Sanctum touches the innocence we so often leave behind in our busy days of work and worries; a peacefulness that says, 'I'm here, let me hold you, you can float now, don't worry.' Sanctum has taken her arms and gently surrounded the listener. Thank you for such beauty." - Judy Goldwater
"With this recording, Constance Demby, the undisputed founder of sacred symphonic space music, has created a musical stairway to the stars. In a word, 'Sanctum Sanctuorum' is remarkable. Not only musically sophisticated and gorgeously produced, the piece as a whole is a deepening of Demby's important work to new heights. At least initially, we could not help but to be reminded of the well-known Requiems by Faure and Durufle. But 'Sanctum' sets the standard for sacred symphonic space music for the new millennium reaching realms not possible prior to this work. Finally, electronic music technology has caught up with Demby's compositional genius to produce a benchmark that transcends the genre." - International Acclaim "Reviews" (New York City)
"Magnificent and tender, perfect for the tone of the times." - Lloyd Barde, Backroads
TAKES YOU TO THE NEXT ZONE
"The combination of her symphonic synthesizers and Gregorian chants is a stroke of genius; it creates a solemn and reverent soundscape. I found it very difficult to focus on writing while listening to it, as Sanctum takes you to the next zone. This inspirational music reminded me to seek my spiritual and emotional balance and allowed me to find the moments of serenity that I needed to make it through some difficult situations. For that, I am eternally grateful to Constance!" Jim Brenholts "-Tracks Across the Universe: A Chronology of Ambient and Electronic Music"
SERENE...A SENSE OF PEACE NEVER FELT BEFORE IN YOUR MUSIC
"I put it in loop for many days, "my ears gazing" at the gregorian chants and your symphonic music for the heart and soul. Simply Beautiful!! Last week, I did a private seminar, and when I played SANCTUM, they fell immediately in love with your music." -MUSIC FROM THE DAWN OF LIGHT-
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THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND
Throughout the ages, sound and music, originally a highly developed science in the ancient mystery schools, have been used as vehicles for healing. This healing was based on concepts of life that recognized vibration as the fundamental creative force.
Sound and Light are the building blocks of the universe, the very framework upon which all of creation is hung. Every molecule of matter is intoning its tone. Every leaf, atom, particle, planet, galaxy, every cell in our body is humming it own tune. Even as we were being born, as our bodies were being formed a chord was being intoned, our own individual chord
Music affects the physical body in profound ways. Sound waves enter into the physical body and move atoms around, rearranging our cellular structure and putting us back in order. Music - in its higher forms - has the power to lower blood pressure, alter the breathing rate, reorganize and harmonize molecular structure, elevate mood, take us beyond the everyday world to the spiritual world, transform consciouness and ultimately liberate our spirit.
"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Nietzsche
Some music will actually diss-arrange or de-range the embodiement, and there have been studies done by Dorothy Retallack on plants to prove this. Dorothy placed three groups of plants in glass enclosures, and played various types of music to the plants for a period of 30 days. The first group of plants were played acid rock music, and actually leaned away from the speakers in an attempt to get away from the sounds, becoming disheveled, with stunted growth. The second group of plants listened to Bach and similar music, and experienced better than normal growth. The third group was played devotional music, and leaned towards the speakers, twining around the speaker wires to get closer to the sound. They had the most luxurious growth and most organized coherant patterns of all. Dorothy's comment on the experiment, in regards to the first group of plants: "If this is what this music does to plants, what is it doing to our children?"
There is a report of doctors in the south of France who prescribe specific pieces of music to be listened to three times a day in place of medicine. There are reports of cows yielding more milk when played classical music in the barn. Higher consciousness music enhances life affirming decisions and results. Lower vibration music can direct the listener towards negative destructive thoughts and sometimes even suicide.
" A tone is a living cell... It is a microcosom reflecting faithfully the macrocosom, its laws, its center. A tone is a solar system." - Dane Rudyar
Music holds the key to remembering our origin and reconnecting with source. Our spirit, regardless of nationality, creed, time or space recognizes sound as the doorway to the infinite. Hence, music is the universal language.
"Sound is God - Nada Brahma".
Dis-ease, dis-harmony within the cells, is ultimately spiritual in nature. The separated self, feeling separate from Source, begins creating dis-ease-ment from this feeling of separateness. Certain kinds of music can help one remember that connection with Source, and the listener can only go as high, as deep and as wide as the composer went when receiving and composing the music.
"Through music, one can reach God." Ravi Shankar
ANCIENT TECHNOLOGY OF SOUND AND STONES
Beyond Egypt, in ancient Israel, the Old Testament book of First Kings 6:7, records that in the building of Solomon's Temple, "Only blocks of undressed stone from the quarry were used; no hammer or ax or any iron tool whatsoever was heard in the house while it was being built." This feat was accomplished, the Talmudic traditions recount, with the use of a stone called the Shamir, which caused stone to be separated and shaped by vibration, and levitated into place with sound.
The Mahatma Dhut Kuhl, in his "A Treatise on Cosmic Fire," stated: "The laws governing the erection of large buildings and the handling of great weights will someday be understood in terms of sound.... They were raised through the ability of the early builders to create a vacuum through sound."
In nearby Chaldea, the ancient Magi were said to generate a similar force called, in the Aramaic, "rukha shakintu," by using rods of gold with special energising powers. Of interest in this respect is the Chaldean work, the "Sifr'ala," which dates back more than 5000 years and, though fragmentary, is a lengthy work filling almost 100 pages of English translation.
Farther to the east, in India, researcher Andrew Thomas reported that levitation is still performed to this day using chanting. In the village of Shivapur, near Poona, is a little mosque dedicated to the Sufi holy man Qamar Ali Dervish. Outside, in the courtyard of the mosque, is a stone weighing 138 pounds and during daily prayer, 11 devotees surround the stone, repeating the holy man's name. When they read a certain pitch, the 11 men are able to lift the stone by using one finger each. As soon as the chanting stops, the devotees jump back, for the stone resumes its weight and falls to the ground with a heavy thud.
As Thomas noted: "The key seems to be in the chanting, and the 11 voices must be the required formula to achieve the correct pitch that makes the boulder's vibrations change and renders it seemingly weightless or at least lighter. The name of the saint is probably unimportant; the frequency is the key factor. It is a similar principle to the one whereby a trained singer can strike and hold a note that matches a wine glass and shatters it."
A second fascinating eyewitness account of modern levitation, this one from Tibet, was reported by Swedish aircraft industrialist Henry Kjellson, who travelled through the Himalayas in the post-war era. Kjellson described how Tibetan monks hauled stones measuring one-and-one-half metres square by yak up to a plateau, and placed them in a specifically designed hole, bowl-shaped at one metre in diameter and 15 centimetres deep in the centre. The hole was situated 100 metres from a cliff wall, 400 metres high, on top of which was a building to be constructed.
Behind the hole, by 63 metres, stood 19 musicians, and behind each of them 20 priests radiating out in lines, separated from one another in groups at five degree intervals, forming a quarter circle with the hole as its focal centre. These distances appear to have been of utmost importance, for all were carefully measured by the monks using lengths of knotted leather. The musicians possessed a total of 13 drums of three different sizes, and alternating between them were six large trumpets.
On command, the drums and trumpets were sounded, and the priests chanted in unison, together forming sharp blasts of sound at a beat of two-per-minute. After four minutes, Kjellson observed that the stones placed in the target hole began to wobble, move side to side, and then as the beats of sound increased, they suddenly soared the 400 metres in a parabolic arc to the top of the cliff. In this manner, Kjellson recorded that the monks were able to move five or six blocks an hour.
Significantly, the ancient Chinese medicine men also used the element jade as a healing tool, and possessed singing stones made of flat pieces of jade, which vibrated pleasant and soothing notes when struck, calming and aiding in the recuperation of their patients. The great tone of nature the Chinese called the Kung, corresponding in our music scale to F. To the neighboring Tibetans, the notes of A, F, and G were sounds of power.
In ancient times, the Emporer would keep the peace by a very simple means. Each year he would travel with his entourage to the various provinces.
He would listen, and then carefully tune the notes of the scale.
And in that way, peace reigned for thousands of years.
- Geoffrey Keyte
I AM MUSIC
"I AM music, most ancient of the arts.
I am more than ancient:
I am eternal.
Even before life commenced upon this earth,
I was here - in the winds and the waves.
When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared,
I was among them.
And when humanity came,
I at once became the most delicate, most subtle,
and most powerful medium for the expression of their emotions.
When they were little better than beasts,
I influenced them for their good.
In all ages I have inspired humanity with hope,
kindled their love,
given a voice to their joys,
cheered them on to valorous deeds,
and soothed them in times of despair.
I have played a great part in the drama of Life,
whose end and purpose
is the complete perfection of humanity's nature.
Through my influence
human nature has been uplifted,
sweetened and refined.
A long line of the brightest minds
have devoted themselves to the perfection of instruments
through which they may utilize my powers
and enjoy my charms.
I have myriads of voices and instruments.
I am in the hearts of all peoples and on their tongues,
in all lands and among all cultures:
the ignorant and unlettered know me,
not less than the rich and learned.
For I speak to all peoples,
in a language that all understand.
Even the deaf hear me,
if they but listen to the voices of their own souls.
I am the food of love.
I have taught humanity gentleness and peace:
and I have led them onward to heroic deeds.
I comfort the lonely,
and I harmonize the discord of crowds.
I am a necessary luxury to all.
I AM music."
- Allen Inman
artwork by Bryan de Flores