Our Story

Karen Newell
co-founder, Sacred Acoustics

Karen Newell is an author and specialist in personal development with a diverse body of work that rests upon the foundation of spiritually transformative experiences. Her personal growth programs, workshops, guided meditations and teachings enable individuals to achieve life transformations towards greater self-fulfillment and contentment, quality relationships and choices aligned with one’s soul calling from a heart-centered consciousness.

As an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio meditation, Karen empowers others in their journeys of self-discovery. Using Sacred Acoustics recordings and other techniques, she teaches how to enter and engage with your inner world to connect to guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition.

Karen is co-author with Eben Alexander III, M.D. of Living in a Mindful Universe (2017). 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. She shares a broad knowledge of spiritually transformative events, including near-death experiences, after death communications, shared death experiences, with a focus on their life-like features and transformative after-effects, and recognizes that the natural process of death is remarkably similar, with love as a common theme. 

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 the complete story of humanity’s collective history. In her search for answers, it was clear that firsthand personal experience is crucial for the fullest understanding. She enrolled in hands-on experiential courses to investigate and develop such skills as meditation, lucid dreaming, astral travel, telepathy, remote viewing, self-hypnosis, and forms of energy healing, which validated that we all can develop these abilities. Most surprising was that this exploration led to unexpected personal and spiritual growth.

With focused dedication, she evaluated different theories and techniques through experiments in her daily life. Using this depth 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 – an ability to separate the wheat from the chaff in navigating a pathway towards truth. 

Karen’s most intriguing 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 attuned to their personal preferences. Together, they created Sacred Acoustics so that others could share their experiences.

Prior to her transition into a career in personal development, Karen enjoyed a vibrant 26 years in the magazine and newspaper publishing field, where she held key leadership positions providing oversight and direction for technology transitions faced by the print industry.  She cultivated business skills in web development, desktop publishing, communications, information technology, project management and strategic planning.  Karen’s fondest memory of her publishing career remains nurturing young graphic artists and digital publishing specialists, which aligns with the caring essence she applies to Sacred Acoustics, her writing career and personal development workshops and webinars. Naturally, it has all come full circle for Karen.

Karen Newell

Kevin Kossi
co-founder/composer, Sacred Acoustics

I am educated and licensed as an Engineer, which gives me insight into how the physical world is structured numerically. This experience has given me the knowledge and ability through numbers to decode sound in the true Pythagorean knowledge of resonance, the Quadrivium, which includes geometry, arithmetic, astronomy, and music or the celestial “harmony of the spheres”

Pythagoras discovered that dividing a string by simple consecutive integers to produced harmonious and consonant intervals of harmony ratios like Unison (1:1 ratio or (1:2 to form the octave; or 2:3 to form the perfect fourth all the way up to the harminia (fitting together) of the cosmos, “as above, so below”

As a child, I thought it was normal to leave my body and travel to other realms both at night in my dreams. I spent my nights exploring the galaxy and other realms in my sleep in fully Lucid Dreams. 

Along my path, I had an NDE - Near Death Experience in which I experienced a tunnel at the threshold. Though I did not pass through it at that time, I vowed to return in this life.

From these experiences and knowledge, I created NeuralHelix, a groundbreaking and powerful acoustic entrainment technology that blends both binaural and monaural tones in perfect synchronicity and harmony designed to calm the mind and free the spirit.

The works I create and compose for Sacred Acoustics are born out of insight and experience in these otherworldly realms. I travel to Sacred Power Spots around the world to do EEG research, testing, and meditation, integrating acoustic ratios to create a cohesive and perfectly harmonious acoustic entrainment substrate of entrainment tones. I then merge a synergistic acoustic atmosphere that is synchronous in harmony with the entrainment tones to give the meditator a substrate with which to journey and learn.

My desire is to provide humankind with the tools to relearn what humanity has lost in the fog of our history, to enable everyone to connect with the spiritual world and their spiritual heritage, thus seeking out their own answers and shaping their own destiny.


Eben Alexander, M.D.
author, Living in a Mindful Universe, Proof of Heaven, The Map of Heaven

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. He thought he had a very good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit. 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 UniverseProof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven.

Eben Alexander III