Q & A
Q: Didn't The Seventh Harmonic used to be Philomusica?
A: Yes. Jeff opened Philomusica as a shop of exotic musical instruments in Palm Springs back in 2016, with a recording studio and Muzoracle casting space at the rear. In 2018, he opened the Philomusica Center for Music and the Healing Arts in Palm Desert, eventually including two more practitioners—that all closed in 2020, due to the pandemic. In June, 2021, he reopened his space as The Seventh Harmonic at its current location. His recording studio, Hummingbird House, is now located adjacent to his home.
Q: How can I find out more about the Muzoracle?
A. On muzoracle.com. Jeff originally published the oracle in 2008 after four years in development, and it's been growing ever since. There is a small but dedicated community of practitioners and composers using it, and he occasionally leads workshops. It is available for purchase on the site.
Q: Tell me more about Swenakailo Music Baths. How do they differ from traditional sound baths?
A. In a few significant ways. First, they include a Muzoracle casting, and the music bath portion begins where the casting leaves off, musically speaking. Also, uniquely, the Root Chakra frequency used in Swenakailo is an exact octave of the average fundamental Schumann Resonance (the Schumann Resonances are pitches and harmonics that are constantly sounding between the Earth's surface and the ionosphere, excited by lightning—all life on Earth arises within them.) The other eleven pitches used in Swenakailo derive in turn from this frequency according to natural law, and align with the other chakras and movement between them. The overall effect is deeply grounding and relaxing. Finally, Swenakailo is both personal and compositional: Jeff has been a composer for 50 years, and Swenakailo is a very musical experience, derived uniquely from your casting and Jeff's responses to it and you.
Q: What does Swenakailo mean?
A. The word "Swenakailo" is derived from two Proto-Indo-European roots: swena, “to sound,” from which arises our words consonant, sonata, sonic, sonnet, unison, and swan; and kailo, “whole, uninjured, of good omen” from which arises our words health, whole, hale, healing, and holy.