An innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio meditation, Karen Newell empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery. Using Sacred Acoustics recordings, she teaches how to enter and engage your own consciousness in order to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition.
Karen is co-author with Dr. Eben Alexander of Living in a Mindful Universe. At international workshops presented with Dr. Alexander, Karen demonstrates key practices of consciousness exploration: heart awareness, intention, maintaining neutrality, emotional management and cultivating internal knowing.
Her lifelong interest in ancient cultures and sacred sites catalyzed her drive to understand the purpose of our existence. She became fascinated with esoteric spiritual texts and sought alternate explanations for humanity’s collective history. In her search for answers, it was clear that direct experience is crucial. She was intrigued by accounts of ancient mystery schools, where initiates were led through a series of trials to learn the secrets of the universe.
With no modern mystery school to attend, she enrolled in hands-on experiential courses to investigate and develop such skills as lucid dreaming, astral travel, telepathy, remote viewing, self-hypnosis, and different forms of energy healing, which bolstered her strong sense of inner knowing and alignment to her higher nature.
With focused dedication, she evaluated different theories and techniques through experiments in her daily life. Using this body of personal evidence, she cultivated a personal knowing, not only of the reality of the spiritual realm, but also a facile expertise in living that life of daily connection with universal consciousness. Among her greater attributes is the rare skill of discernment, of being able to separate the wheat from the chaff in navigating a pathway towards truth.
Meditation and heart awareness were central elements to her many different subjects of study. Her most successful forays into consciousness involved listening to sounds such as gongs, crystal bowls and tuning forks. Recordings containing binaural beats were particularly effective at minimizing distracting thoughts and restlessness, allowing her to finally reach the expanded states of awareness she sought. Karen joined with Kevin Kossi to create original recordings unmatched by any others either of them had experienced. Together, they created Sacred Acoustics.
During 26-years working in the magazine and newspaper publishing field, Karen held key leadership positions involved with the direction and management of technology transitions faced by the print industry. Her business skills include web development, desktop publishing, communications, information technology, project management and strategic planning.
Kevin Kossi is the sound engineer and composer of Sacred Acoustics recordings. Kevin applies mathematical precision and inventive design gained from over 25 years as a professional mechanical and electrical engineer.
As a child, Kevin recalls having regular out-of-body experiences and became adept at astral travel while awake and asleep. This awareness began a life-long curiosity and drive to explore within non-physical energetic realms.
He learned and regularly practiced transcendental meditation and took courses in remote viewing and energy healing. A near-death experience in 2006 renewed Kevin's interest, causing him to investigate safe and proven methods to re-access that expanded state of awareness. The most effective mode involved listening to sound-powered brainwave entrainment technology.
After meeting Karen Newell in 2010 and establishing their common interest, they began a process of research and experimentation with different sound technologies. Utilizing his engineering skills, Kevin developed and applied unique techniques of combining tones and other sound effects to deliver powerful frequency sets designed to engender altered states of consciousness.
His various projects have included the construction of a biodiesel fuel plant, creation of a hydrogen generator and invented a portable ice rink for touring ice skating shows. He is currently building an airplane for his personal use. Nikola Tesla has been a major influence.
Dr. Eben Alexander was exposed to brainwave entrainment technology as a means to revisit the realms he encountered during his near-death experience in 2008. After meeting Karen Newell and Kevin Kossi in 2011, he began listening to recordings they had created originally for their personal exploration.
He joined them frequently in shared meditative journeys from their respective geographic locations with often amazing results. He encouraged them to create a company in order to make these recordings available to others as tools to access non-physical realms of consciousness.
Dr. Alexander continues to work closely with Sacred Acoustics by participating in ongoing product development as a beta tester, allowing him to use the latest, most powerful tools in his regular practice. At workshops presented with Karen Newell, he contributes the voice of scientific understanding of brain-mind-consciousness and how the tones engender deep transcendental states of awareness.
Dr. Alexander shares his personal experiences with Sacred Acoustics recordings in order to inspire others to seek within for spiritual growth, greater knowing and connection to ongoing evolution of consciousness.
Dr. Eben Alexander practiced as an academic neurosurgeon for more than 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In the predawn hours of November 10, 2008, he was driven into coma by a rare and mysterious bacterial meningitis-encephalitis of unknown cause.
On the seventh day, to the surprise of everyone, he started to awaken. Memories of his life had been completely deleted inside of the coma, yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm – more real than this earthly one! He has been blessed with a complete recovery and shares his most powerful, life-changing story in his books, Living in a Mindful Universe, Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven.
His journey brings key insights to the mind-body discussion and to our human understanding of the fundamental nature of reality. His experience clearly revealed that we are conscious in spite of our brain – that, in fact, consciousness is at the root of all existence.