The reverberating sound of chimes can be mesmerizing, and music therapy has been used to heal the mind, body and soul. Does your mood change when you listen to classical or upbeat music? Well, the wind chime can also have a profound effect on your overall state of being. From reducing stress and anger to connecting your mind with a sense of peace, the elegant chimes can have a restorative power. They are also an element of Feng Shui and can re-establish balance and harmony in your space.
Music of the Spheres wind chimes can add elegance and entertainment to your outdoor space. These chimes are made from black, powder-coated, aluminum alloy tubing, which gives them a chic look. You can choose from six sizes that span four octaves, and one model is an astounding 14 feet high! These wind chimes can make a lasting presence in your home and bring a rich sound to your ear. After all, they are known as the Stradivarius of wind chimes.
For the pre-Christmas wind chime sale, some of Music of the Spheres models are already marked down to almost 40% off. However, Outdora is offering an additional 10% off when you use coupon code MOTS10 from now until Nov. 29. Some believe the wind chime is good luck, and you can reap that good fortune now!
A Brief History of the Chimes
Wind chimes date back to prehistoric times, but their elegance was first captured in east and south Asia. Buddhists used a variety of different wind chimes from cast and carved ones and attached them to religious structures. Early on in Asia, wind chimes were used to attract benevolent spirits, but in China and Japan, these melodic instruments were considered art for the home. It wasn’t until later in the 19th and 20th centuries that the chimes became popular in the Western world.
Today, wind chimes are more for decoration and entertainment. However, when weather forecasting didn’t exist, farmers, sailors and loggers would rely on the chimes to determine the speed and direction of the wind. From their beauty to pleasant melodies and talents in between, wind chimes have been desired by cultures all over the world and are still present in our popular culture today.
Ding, Ding, Ding: Music Trivia Challenge
Wind chimes have an incredible past and range of evolution, but “music of the spheres” is actually a philosophical term with history too. Do you know what it refers to?
- Musica universalis or music of the spheres is an ancient concept that refers to the sun, moon and other celestial bodies and the “music” that the universe makes. Although you can’t hear the sound of the universe, per say, there is a mathematical or religious aspect to it. However, in Buddhism and Hinduism, it’s believed that the music of the spheres can be audible after extensive meditation.
While this term is ancient, it’s still used today in popular culture. Can you recall any examples off of the top of your head?
- “Music of the Spheres” was the title for multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield’s 2008 album. Oldfield is known for breaking musical boundaries, and this collection drew on listener’s tender emotions and sense of spirituality.
- This term was also used as a comic book title for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel franchise. In this issue, three demons appropriately named Discord, Disharmony and Cacophony are on a mission to destroy all the multiverses by disrupting the “Music of the Spheres” with three destructive notes.
- Any Doctor Who fans out there? One episode from this British science fiction television program titled “Music of the Spheres” centers around the music of the universe, which inspires Doctor Who to write an entire symphony. In closing, Doctor Who says, “Just remember, music isn’t just orchestras and pop stars and special people with albums and downloads and concerts, it’s you, because the music of the spheres is all around you.”
Now with all of this knowledge, Music of the Spheres wind chimes can become a conversation piece in your home too. Take some time to listen to the familiar wind chime sounds and the more exotic ones on Outdora and see which one speaks to your soul. Don’t forget to use coupon code MOTS10 for an extra 10% off your wind chime purchase!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marina Hanes is a writer and owner of Cat’s Eye Editing, LLC. She received a B.A. in Professional Writing & Editing from Youngstown State University, and her professional area of focus is Environmental Studies.