The Pagan Basics series is for those looking to find out more about the basic concepts, symbols and values of paganism. A series of short articles which give explanations to some of paganism’s most fundamental concepts, images and shared understandings.
A singing bowl is an item that some pagans choose to keep in their personal altars. Like drums, a singing bowl may be used within ritual, as a method of sound healing, to accompany meditation, or general social use to accompany drums, chanting or dancing within a group.
Singing bowls come in a variety of different sizes and may be patterned or plain on the outside. They are played by running a wooden beater around the outside edge to create vibration in the bowl. The larger the bowl, the deeper the note produced.