Guest, David Ison
David Ison is an internationally recognized intentional music master, composer, contemporary spiritual teacher, harmonic therapist, author, sound designer and Creative Director of TheraSound. His work integrates the essence of the great wisdom traditions, modern scientific understanding and his own personal path.
During his long career Ison has released over 40 sound healing programs, produced dozens of CDs, pioneered today’s interactive technologies and developed a powerful transformational practice: Meraki, The Science Of Creative Consciousness.Through the application of his intentional music and the practice of Meraki, he hopes to inspire the understanding that by transforming our basic inner programming and embracing our Essential Selves, we can truly begin to make a difference—individually, locally, and globally.
“What if I told you there was a way to unlock the power of your imagination and open the doors to your creative essence? An essence so powerful, so pure, that by accessing this Essential part of yourself, you would have the power to create wondrous things, sing amazing songs, tell moving, meaningful stories, build incredible buildings, bring forward harmonious inventions of all shapes and sizes and dance with the Gods themselves—all with the power of your imagination, all with the essential power of YOU.
There is such a way. It’s called Meraki. A practice so simple, so elegant, so natural that once you learn it, you’ll be bringing forward beauty and love, all through the understanding of how to step into the stream of the unfolding universe.” – David Ison
A lifelong interest in the nature of consciousness, the mechanics of personal choice and the Science of Sound, has inspired David to create dozens of intentional musical offerings. His critically acclaimed programs: The Musical Body Program, The Harmonizer, and Balance, just to name a few, are recognized by the medical community as being some the most clinically effective harmonic programs ever produced.
Imbued with his deep knowledge of the sacred Universal Laws, David’s programs are harmonic experiences that express his passion for personal transformation, deep healing and developing enlightened choice—a more conscious way of thinking that enhances our creative abilities and brings forward sustainable, results.
Years of study and meditation have made David’s work possible. A pivotal, life changing moment came in 1980 when a car accident left him with severe spinal injuries.
In order to avoid spinal fusion surgery and to recover full mobility of his legs and torso, David joined his musical skills with his extensive knowledge of meditation practices.
During his long recovery at home, David continued using the same breathing and meditation techniques and made another life-changing discovery. He found that when he focused his intention on the injured area while he was in this receptive state of mind, he not only relieved his physical symptoms, but he also experienced profound mental and spiritual benefits.
This miraculous experience inspired David to create transformational musical tools that would create the same kind of deep benefits he experienced while he was meditating.
After his accident, David began using his compositional and production skills to develop and clinically test the therapeutic uses of music and sound. He began to utilize the breathing techniques together with certain musical structures to relieve both the physical and mental pain brought on by the stress of the accident. His success in both removing his pain and improving his condition showed him how music and the breath could play a substantial role in the therapeutic, personal transformational process.
Slowly, David discovered how to join meditation techniques, modern harmonic theory, ancient musical traditions, and the art of recording with various therapeutic methodologies. By blending Ayurvedic, Chinese and the best of Western healing practices, the sciences of endocrinology and neurobiology, the energetic system of the body with the Science of Sound, a bridge between the worlds of art and science was created, TheraSound and the Ison Method were born. Out of this experience, he developed the compositional and psychological techniques that are the backbone of the music and meditation practices he offers.
Today, David Ison is internationally recognized as a pioneer in extending the healing effectiveness of sound, meditation and self-realization.
His extensive musical catalogue of intentional music and the Ison Method are used daily by health care professionals as well as interested individuals. David’s music is the medical profession’s consistent choice when they need stress reducing, transformational music.
David’s work has been extensively researched by some of the most prestigious medical institutions around the country and the world. In 1999 the National Institutes of Health published a three year study on his music, which clinically validated the music's capability to bring about the relaxation response within the listener-- as well as demonstrating that the music led to a significant reduction of a wide variety of symptoms.
As a meditator and teacher, David has a lifelong interest in the evolution of consciousness and the mechanics of personal choice. He teaches meditation both privately and to groups, concentrating on bringing self-actualization techniques into drug rehabilitation and domestic violence facilities.
David has chosen to dedicate his life to bringing forward a multidisciplinary transformational practice that encourages the development of self-love and personal responsibility. Through the application of his intentional music and meditation techniques, he hopes to inspire the understanding that by transforming our basic inner programming and embracing our Essential Selves, we can truly begin to make a difference—individually, locally, and globally.
David lives on a thirty-three acre estate in beautiful Ojai, California. An accomplished organic chef, he gratefully celebrates his incarnation by feeding the body, mind, and spirit and continues to expand the boundaries of consciousness through music, meditation, and conversation...and delicious food.