Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What is known ~ what is applied ~ Vibration and the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm

APOGEE Acu-Tone™
A Sound/Vibration Paradigm

An evaluation of energetic responses, the determination of frequency and vibration, followed by the application of sound/vibration of calibrated tuning forks upon indicated acupuncture and cranium points... and then the change, the balancing, the opening flow of felt energy, the transformative process... this the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience.

Each testimonial statement speaks consistently of the experienced benefits. Amazement is expressed by the changes seen and felt in facial expression and tone, in the newly felt ease of gait, to the relief of stiffness and pain, to a deep feeling of relaxation and calm, to a clearer feeling and more encompassing vision, to a newly perceived perception of self and a deeper appreciation of the internal Universe. 

Allow yourself to experience the benefits... 
your pleasure awaits...

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ - welcomed results... 
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Resonance ~ Vibrancy ~ Renewed Vitality

Nikola Tesla

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ - Facial Vibrancy ~ The Sphenoid Bone

Without question one of the most significant, albeit overlooked functions of the human system is the vital role of the sphenoid bone in neurological and hormonal health issues. This butterfly-shaped bone, which makes up the floor of the skull, articulates with literally all of the bones of the skull, making it a central pivot point of the entire cranium.

It comprises the majority of the posterior wall of the optic compartment. Its anatomical structure is extremely complex and difficult to understand, forcing the famed physician Sir Oliver Wendell Holmes to utter at the opening of an anatomy lecture at Harvard Medical School, "Gentlemen, damn the sphenoid bone." If you have studied the anatomy of the sphenoid, you undoubtedly share this sentiment.

The sphenoid bone's two most notable structures are the cup-like "sella turcica" (Turkish saddle) at the floor of the skull, which houses and protects the pituitary gland (master gland of the endocrine system); and the sphenobasilar articulation of the occipital bone. The sphenobasilar joint is where the sphenoid articulates with the occipital bone and because of its amphiarthroidial (partially movable synchondrosis) nature, establishes what many consider to be one of the most significant articulations of the body. This is due to the milking effect this joint has upon cerebrospinal fluid, in addition to its overall effect on the pituitary gland and the general nervous system.

Because of the limited degree of flexibility within the sphenobasilar articulation, which it carries throughout life, this joint may and does become stagnated as a result of either major or minor head trauma to any surface of the skull, altered biomagnetic energetic effects of the Lower Shao Yang (Gallbladder) meridian, eye strain or muscle spasm along the occipital / cervico area to include any malocclusion of the teeth and TMJ involvement.

Stagnated qi or energetic disruption in addition to fixation subluxation of the sphenobasilar joint may produce a variety of conditions that may persist if the vital areas affecting the sphenoid bone are not addressed. Most notably are dysfunctions of the endocrine system including the thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid, ovaries, testicles and all glands of the body.

 Article Source: http://manhattanwellnessgroup.com/2012/05/the-sphenoid-acupuncture-and-healing/

An Added Word from Rose Marie Raccioppi
I have found that applying specific calibrated tuning forks to the sphenoid bone, creating an entrainment, results in deep relaxation of the facial muscles. Post the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ process, a refreshed, relaxed and newly energized facial expression comes forth. A facial vibrancy is noted by the recipient along with a deeply felt vitality and sense of well being.

The Sphenoid

An irregular, wedge-shaped bone at the base of the skull (the Greek sphenoeides means "wedgelike"). The sphenoid bone is notable in that it makes contact with all of the other cranial bones. It spans the skull laterally, helps form the base of the cranium, the sides of the skull, and the floors and sides of the orbits (eye sockets). 

The sphenoid bone is considered anatomically to have a central body, two greater wings, two lesser wings, and two pterygoid processes. The greater wings form part of the sides of the skull, and also extend inward to form part of the back surface of each eye socket. The two lesser wings form a small part of the back surfaces of the orbital cavities, and meet in the middle of the skull. Along the middle, a portion of the sphenoid bone rises up and forms a saddle-shaped mass called the sella turcica (Turk's saddle). The depression of this saddle is occupied by the pituitary gland. The sphenoid bone also contains the two sphenoidal sinuses, which lie side by side and are separated by a bony septum that projects downward into the nasal cavity, and channels for the optic nerve and other nerves. 

Information and Image Source: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/sphenoid_bone.html

APOGEE Acu-Tone ~ Facial Vibrancy

The look of vitality is indeed compelling. A face that reflects balance, relaxation, energy, radiance, and engagement, evokes interest and attention. To feel facial tension dissolve, tone improve, eyes brighten, along with a feeling of well being and renewal is what has been consistently reported to occur as a result of an APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience. Calibrated tuning forks are applied to facial and cranium bones. The vibrations are received and communicated to the cells. An entrainment, sound transformation in an orchestrated crescendo, brings about the desired changes and the resulting renewal. 

Spontaneous responses, when looking in a mirror post the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ session, include such statements as: "My face feels so alive and relaxed."  "I actually look younger."  " My eyes look so awake and clear." "How can I keep this look?" "Such a great feeling." 

Testimonials are ongoing...

This very day PB posted this response to her APOGEE Acu-Tone™ experience:

Worked Like Botox...
"Today, I visited Rose Marie Raccioppi for a Attunement Therapy Session ... the stress of losing Zinni has me very off balance in so many ways. Now, I am Blessed with balanced Chakra's and connected to the energy of the universe. She also did a Acu-Tone facial that worked like Botox to erase all the stress lines and open up my sinuses !! I feel renewed, refreshed and re-energized to continue my search for Zinni. Rose Marie you are a wise and gifted woman ... many many Blessings to you !! xxoo " (Patti Byman, November, 2012).

 APOGEE Acu-Tone™ - welcomed results... 
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Resonance ~ Vibrancy ~ Renewed Vitality

Experience each meaning... APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Facial Vibrancy 

New Oxford American Dictionary

resonance ~ ˈrezənəns

• Figurative the ability to evoke or suggest images, memories, and emotions.

• Physics the reinforcement or prolongation of sound by reflection from a surface or by the synchronous vibration of a neighboring object.

• Mechanics the condition in which an object or system is subjected to an oscillating force having a frequency close to its own natural frequency.

• Physics the condition in which an electric circuit or device produces the largest possible response to an applied oscillating signal, esp. when its inductive and its capacitative reactances are balanced.

• Physics a short-lived subatomic particle that is an excited state of a more stable particle.

• Astronomy the occurrence of a simple ratio between the periods of revolution of two bodies about a single primary.

• Chemistry the state attributed to certain molecules of having a structure that cannot adequately be represented by a single structural formula but is a composite of two or more structures of higher energy.

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French, from Latin resonantia ‘echo,’ from resonare ‘resound’.

vibrant ~ ˈvībrənt

•full of energy and enthusiasm 
• quivering; pulsating 
• (of color) bright and striking
• (of sound) strong or resonating 
vibrancy |-brənsē| 

ORIGIN early 17th cent. (in the sense [moving rapidly, vibrating] ): from Latin vibrant- ‘shaking to and fro,’ from the verb vibrare.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ancient Sound Healing and the APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Paradigm

Ancient Sound Healing

By Annaliese and John Stuart Reid

Most ancient cultures used the seemingly magical power of sound to heal. Sound healing had almost disappeared in the west until the 1930s when acoustic researchers discovered ultrasound and its medical properties. With this discovery, research burgeoned and today the ancient art of sound healing is rapidly developing into a new science. (For information on sound healing in modern times please see our article 'Rediscovering the Art & Science of Sound Healing.')

Aboriginal Sound Healing

The Aboriginal people of Australia are the first known culture to heal with sound. Their ‘yidaki' (modern name, didgeridoo) has been used as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years. The Aborigines healed broken bones, muscle tears and illnesses of every kind using their enigmatic musical instrument. Interestingly, the sounds emitted by the yidaki are in alignment with modern sound healing technology. It is becoming apparent that the wisdom of the ancients was based on ‘sound' principles.
The most ancient of all sound healing instruments—the Yidaki

Sound Healing in Ancient Egypt

The Egyptian culture extends back to 4000 BC and they have a long tradition of vowel sound chant. A Greek traveler, Demetrius, circa 200 B.C., wrote that the Egyptians used vowel sounds in their rituals:

‘In Egypt, when priests sing hymns to the Gods they sing the seven vowels in due succession and the sound has such euphony that men listen to it instead of the flute and the lyre.'

Sonic Rebirth
A hypothetical sound healing ritual in the King's Chamber

(The recipient is lying in the sarcophagus)

The Corpus Hermeticum also contains a reference to the Egyptian's use of sound as distinct from words. This book was probably redacted in the 1st century AD but it is believed to be much older, possible as early as 1400 BC:

In a letter from Asklepios to King Amman [he says]: ‘As for us, we do not use simple words but sounds all filled with power.'

The Egyptians believed that vowel sounds were sacred, so much so that their written hieroglyphic language contains no vowels. We can, therefore, safely assume that vowel sound chant carried a powerful significance for their priests.

Egyptian priestesses used sistra, a type of musical rattle instrument with metal discs that creates not only a pleasant jangling sound but, as we now know, also generates copious amounts of ultrasound. Ultrasound is an effective healing modality and is used today in hospitals and clinics so it is entirely possible that ceremonies in which many sistra were used were not merely employed to enhance the musical soundscape but were intended to enhance the healing effect.

In the wall scene below, from a building erected by Queen Hatshepsut, three priestesses play sistra, accompanying a harpist, another instrument known to have healing qualities.


The healing chapel at Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, was dedicated to Amenhotep-son-of-Hapu, a deified healing saint closely associated with Imhotep—who is largely recognized under the title of 'physician.' Imhotep's repute was so great that 1,500 years after his death the Greeks identified him with their healing god Asclepius. These two deified men—Amenhotep-son-of-Hapu and Imhotep—were usually worshipped together in the same Egyptian healing temples. John Stuart Reid's acoustics research in the pyramids has provided strong evidence that the Egyptians designed their chapels and burial chambers to be reverberant in order to enhance sonic-based ceremonies. Reid underwent a significant healing of his lower back during his experiments in the King's Chamber that he attributes to the resonant properties of the sarcophagus. He conjectures that the acoustic resonance was deliberately contrived by the Egyptian architects and thinks it very likely that they were aware of the healing properties of sound long before the Greeks.

Sound Healing in Ancient Greece

The Greek, Pythagoras (circa 500 BC) was, in a very real sense, the father of music therapy. The Pythagoras Mystery School, based on the island of Crotona, taught the use of flute and lyre as the primary healing instruments and although none of Pythagoras' writings have come down to us we know of his philosophy and techniques from many contemporary writers. With his monochord—a single-stringed musical instrument that uses a fixed weight to provide tension—Pythagoras was able to unravel the mysteries of musical intervals.

Iamblichus noted that:

‘Pythagoras considered that music contributed greatly to health, if used in the right way…He called his method 'musical medicine'…To the accompaniment of Pythagoras' his followers would sing in unison certain chants…At other times his disciples employed music as medicine, with certain melodies composed to cure the passions of the psyche...anger and aggression.'


In the Greco-Roman period healing temples were used for ‘incubation,' a process in which patients underwent ‘dream sleep,' among other known modalities. It seems likely that music was used therapeutically during their stay. The reverberant spaces of the healing temples and sanatoria would have enhanced the therapeutic aspects of musical instruments, mainly a function of the parallel-facing stone walls.

The Sanatorium at Dendera, Egypt 
Note the small cells where patients would undergo dream sleep incubation and music therapy

Returning to the use of vowel sound chant—the production of vocal sounds rather than words—many eastern cultures developed variations of chant for healing and for spiritual ascension. Studies have shown that vowel sound chant can bring about many positive physiological changes in the body, and create an altered state of consciousness in which the chanter becomes serene.

An example, among many cultures that use vowel sound chant, are the Tibetan monks who have a tradition extending back at least a thousand years. One of the earliest western scholars to reach Cathay (modern day Tibet but then a province of China) was Sir Gilbert Hay, the architect of Rosslyn Chapel, near Edinburgh, Scotland. It is assumed that Sir Gilbert would have encountered the monks in Cathay and their now famous gong-making science. By sprinkling sand on a gong, then striking the central area, tuning in ancient times (and even today by some makers) is achieved. If the resulting sand patterns were asymmetrical the gong maker would continue to shape and beat the metal.


As a musical instrument the gong has wonderful healing properties because it contains virtually the whole spectrum of audible sound. Human cells, immersed in the gong's sound field, absorb the frequencies they need—a kind of sonic food—and reject what is not needed. We cannot know for certain whether Sir Gilbert brought back this healing knowledge to Scotland but anyone who has experienced the wonderful acoustics of the Rosslyn Crypt will know that this is not accidental. It is also likely that Sir Gilbert acquired cymatics knowledge in Cathay that he employed in creation of the Rosslyn Cubes. These are cube-like carved stone structures that decorate the ceiling of the Lady Chapel and in which he embedded a sacred melody in cymatic sound symbols. Thomas and Stuart Mitchell recently decoded this music and it takes the form of the beautiful Rosslyn Motet.

The Apprentice Pillar and Musical Cubes, Rosslyn Chapel

In conclusion, sound healing has a rich tradition reaching back thousands of years although following the Tibetan monk's experiments with sound healing in the 1400's there is a gap of around 450 years during which this ancient art seemed to almost die out. It wasn't until 1936 that our story of sound healing in the modern era begins.

Content courtesy of John Stuart and Analiese Shandra Reid
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Rediscovering the art and science of Sound healing

John Stuart Reid and Annaliese Kohinoor illustrate how sound is fast regaining its place as the pre-eminent healing modality. Having been first used by the ancients, sound therapy has undergone a period of re-discovery and is now poised to reveal the intricacies of healing both at the cellular and psychological levels. http://www.cymascope.com/pdf/Caduceus%20article-1.pdf

APOGEE Acu-Tone™ Vibrational / Sound Therapy ~ Wisdom of the Ancients ~http://apogeelearning.blogspot.com/2012/04/apogee-acu-tone-vibrational-sound.html

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Improved Reading Performance with APOGEE Somatic Phonics™

“To learn to read is to light a fire; 
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” 
Victor Hugo ~ French Romantic Poet, Novelist and Dramatist, 1802-1885.

"...to read is to experience each letter 
as a symbolic configuration of sounding form..." 
Rose Marie Raccioppi

Is your child struggling with dyslexia? Is he or she a misunderstood learner? APOGEE Learning Enhancement Training Systems™ is the answer. APOGEE Somatic Phonics™ is an integrated system developed for the dyslexic student to assure reading success. Twenty-eight years of documented success define the APOGEE Somatic Phonics™ Program. Reading with APOGEE Somatic Phonics™ becomes easier, word knowledge becomes more developed, and comprehension, spelling and writing improve. With a new and masterful command of reading, interest in other subject areas expand, focus is improved and grades soar to new heights.

APOGEE Learning™ takes a holistic approach to serving all learners at all ages and in all grades, including the special needs of those with learning disabilities. All programs are developed and administered by Rose Marie Raccioppi, a state-certified, honored, awarded and highly acclaimed educator, within a warm and nurturing environment. Each one-on-one session is personalized and available in all subjects.

With APOGEE Somatic Phonics™, specific letter sounding practices are initiated allowing one to confidently learn the distinction among letter sounds and letter names. Seeing, hearing, touching and perceiving define the scope of reading and the reading process. Observation itself is reading. Once the sound association is clear, the visual symbol is introduced via a three-dimensional object. Once that step is mastered, a two-dimensional representation is introduced. It is a truly integrated multi-sensory experience.

Each letter read and sounded is evaluated via APOGEE Cognitive Kinesiology™, a process that allows the student to understand the integrative action of the mind-body energy system. This process is utilized to determine if the letter brings about a stress response. If a stress response is found, a series of activities are initiated to address the specific finding. Once the stress response is abated, which is the result of the newly introduced experience of rebuilding the structure of the physical letter, one proceeds to view the printed word with renewed energy and focus. It is well known that people avoid that which is painful or stressful. By eliminating the stress associated with reading, the process then becomes an exploratory and pleasurable experience. Improved reading performance is a guaranteed outcome.

Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI is state-certified in regular and special education, supervision and administration. With advanced studies in psychology, education, cognition, stress management and holistic health, Raccioppi's program is comprehensive. In addition to her academic excellence, she is an exhibiting artist, published poet and the Poet Laureate of Orangetown, New York. Raccioppi has developed supportive programs integrating the academics and the arts. Consultations for parents, educators and teacher training are offered, in addition to individualized student services.

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