If you've never had a chance to treat yourself to a sound bath, you can get a taste of the experience at home by checking out 'Crystal Sound Bath' - the latest album from Dynasty Electrik, a group that blends electronic music with psychedelia in tunes designed to heal minds and bodies.
Bandmates Seth Misterka and Jenny Electrik say the new album, which will be released later this month, features traditional sound healing instruments including singing bowls, gongs as well as alongside Native American flutes and drums alongside electronic tones and theremin. The groups says the vibrational power of sound has the ability to transport the listener to a state of deep meditation and relaxation where the chakras are balanced and the energetic body is harmonized.
That dedication to healthy, balanced lifestyles has led them to develop wellness regimens that fuel their creativity.
"I usually start the day with yoga and meditation followed by coffee and breakfast. Then I create music," Seth recently told Civilized. "California life is great. We ride our bikes, go to the beach, and make vegan tacos with local ingredients all year round. We like smoking spliffs in the evening for inspiration. We recently grew some veganic Grandaddy Purps."
Meanwhile, Jenny prefers to start her day by tidying her home and her mind.
"I love to clean when I first wake up. It’s meditative for me and I like having a clear space to start my day in," she told Civilized. "Then I burn natural Tibetan incense and do some stretching and pranayama with crystals. I love good coffee! My favorite right now is Jaguar Forest medium roast from Oaxaca, Mexico, with organic, grass-fed half and half. I’ve been leading sound baths and crystal sessions at Mystic Journey, a crystal gallery & yoga studio in Venice, where I’m the creative director....Evenings are when I enjoy cannabis. It helps me to be creatively receptive and tuned in to my intuitive senses. And it’s so relaxing. It helps me to sleep peacefully."
What's your perfect setting to consume?
Seth: In the forest with the trees and the sounds of nature.
Jenny: I love being at home…in a peaceful, cozy space.
Tell us the story of the first time you consumed marijuana.
Seth: My friend gave me a small bag of herb and I somehow managed to roll a joint and smoked it behind a large rock in the forest near my house. At first, I didn’t feel the effect, but when I went back in the house and put on a CD, the music had a multi-dimensional sound as if I could swim in it.
Jenny: I waited until my parents were asleep and then left through the basement window in the middle of the night. The destination was a neighbor’s house where I would go to get high and experience the music of the Beatles and Pink Floyd.
What is one change you'd like to see happen in the cannabis industry?
Seth: I’d like to see more veganic cannabis on the market, cultivated without any animal products or chemicals.
What's one prediction you have for the marijuana industry five years from now?
Seth: Legalization on a national level is coming. Perhaps, it will be the result of a new president in 2020.
Do you have a message for Donald Trump or Jeff Sessions? What would that message be?
Seth: Legalize it. It’s the right thing to do.
Jenny: There is no freedom where nature is illegal.