In the beginning is the word – and the words were sung with power and passion the night before the heaviest rainfalls in over a year were experienced across eastern Australia.
The night before the drought breaking rains of December 2002, an Avalon singing group, “A’Cappella ‘Round the Bends” sang a series of “Rainmaking” songs written by Richard O’Neill for “Ocean & Outback”. The songs were written with new words to well known tunes, with the intention of enabling people to quickly “sing-up” and energize themselves and the environment - it WORKED !!! and Avalon, the sing-up centre had the heaviest rainfall in the metropolitan area.
Substantial rainfalls around June 15, 2005 coincided with a Rain Making Journey & ceremonies to Central Australia, and Bush University in the Kimberley Details are available at www.spiritsafaris.com
Now the lessons of Rainmaking are available on the Rain Songs CD and in a Rain Making Toolkit, which includes the songs on CD, techniques and a raindance for “Country, Kids & Communities”.
The kit is ideal for schools, councils or community groups, and workshops are offered by Richard “the Rainmaker” to help bring rain and new vitality especially to drought affected areas.
Rainmaking is practiced by most ancient cultures – and the science is now beginning to be understood. Richard, who bridges ancient wisdom with a scientific background, works with the effects of nature’s subtle frequencies and songlines. He also delivers vitality & creativity training programs for organizations and communities.
Richard (pictured above) is an engineer & business consultant to some of Australia’s leading companies and says “Communities can “sing-up” rain by increasing harmonic resonance between Earth’s songlines, sacred sites & people – this is an ancient but largely neglected science.”
Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl Carmichael says “My father, the late Jack Kelly was the last rainmaker in the Broken Hill area - singing & chanting is very powerful - it comes straight from within the soul in our language - we sing up fish, rain, and are the custodians of the birthing song of this region”
You may have rainmaker skills too, or know of a rainmaking story. Richard is interested in gathering stories of other group’s experiences of rainmaking.
Creating FUN & VITALITY by Celebrating Nature is the reason behind 2 other toolkits ie “Song & Dance for the Trees Events” Toolkit and Australian Visions "Big Picture” Toolkit - for Peacing Our World Together. See details at www.dancing-planet.com
You can see more details and order Toolkits at www.excelink.com.au/rainsongs.htm. or by calling Richard on 0417 244 600 or Dominie Educational Supplies also supply Toolkit to schools.
Workshops & talks introducing rainmaking principles are also available Contact Richard for toolkits, workshop or “Science of Rainmaking” details.
Lets get this country Hummin
Call - Richard T. O’Neill [email protected] Tel 0417 244 600
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