From kids in a Shanghai preschool class 2016 December
1、很舒服，很轻 it’s comfortable and soft
2、温柔 it’s gentle
3、温暖 it’s warm
4、很有感情、感动 it’s very emotional
5、要起床了 I feel I need to get up
6、要睡着了 I feel I could fall asleep
7、看到山上有水流下来 I see the water falling down from mountain
8、教室要飞起来了 I feel that the classroom is flying
9、很悲伤，要哭了 I feel sad and almost cry
10、像沙滩上，很美的地方，夏威夷 it’s a beautiful place ,maybe it is a beach,in Hawali
11、在海南岛 It is an island ,in Hainan island (the island in Hainan provinve in China)
12、自己一个人就死掉了 I would die if I am alone
13、我一个人在瀑布下，瀑布从我背后流下来，很美丽 I am under the waterfall alone, the water flow down behind me, it’s beautiful
15、在青藏高原，太阳晒着我很温暖 I am in the qinghai-tibet plateau, the sun make me warm
16、我一个人坐在船上，看见漫天繁星 I am in a boat and there are many stars in the sky
17、好像浮潜的时候看到很多小鱼 Just like when I am snorkeling ,there are many little fish around me
18、看见很多小星星 There are many stars
19、看见了海浪 I see the waves of the sea
2016-11-14 More comments from China
Yuki says that”听着很感动，难道我是个爱哭鬼” （the music touched me,I almost cry ）
GanJie told me”昨晚Robin老师的星空竖琴的音乐停了4遍，太棒了”（I have listened Robin’s music for 4 times,it’s amazing!）
沈凡萱 says that “谢谢分享，这几天晚上记得的话，尝试下”（Thanks a lot for sharing it! I should listen it when I do some meditation）
Aquariu and RX大人 say that “太棒了”（it’s amazing！）
From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
20150921 – Dear Robin!
Thank you again for the wonderful music!
As I was unpacking and held the CD’s in my hand, I remembered the FIRST time -when you played it for us in Toronto!!!
After-a long time after- I talked to a group here about Uranus square Pluto and the changes for the next few years!
A young boy there, approached me with a very sad face and asked ” will there be any music left at all?????
Music will always be, I said, I told him about the planets and their vibration that can be heard all over the world!
And I told him about you and the Celestial Harp interpreting it all.
I showed him your tape-he grabbed it, held it to his chest with tears in his eyes and said “thank you so much-I will never forget and keep it forever, thank you.! ! !
I had to share this with you-now that I have the music again- three now-!
Thank you, lots of hugs,
A Man Called Armstrong and his Celestial Harp
By Diane Sidik
Time does not begin until we start counting it. Stars seem to glow for an eternity, but we will die first before they even mature. Once this relationship has been established in your mind it’ll make sense to you that we look to the stars for guidance. These celestial bodies exist beyond the human boundaries of time and space. Step into the fold Robin Armstrong, astrologer and sole caretaker of the celestial harp. He is the man who will read your personality as meted out by the stars and deftly play it on this unique instrument You are the symphony and he, the conductor who plucks out your strengths and weaknesses. This sounds too cosmic to be real, yet standing in his studio before this non-instrument (as it defies every category of instrument) I was oddly pulled into its powerful aura of sound and vibration.
For the last thirty years Robin has carved out a solid niche for himself as an informed reader of the constellations. Astrology welcomes in numerous clients. He turns away no one, and welcomes those who seek a cosmic understanding of their roles within the universe. All that he reads is relative to the stars. He has become so fluent with his readings that he reads star charts like a singer does with music.
Robin conceived the idea for a celestial harp while he was off on a spiritual journey through India from 1968 to 1969. The harp didn’t see it’s final string until 1979. Since its completion, he has managed to give it its eleventh tuning system. The celestial harp is both percussive and acoustic. It defies the straightness of the piano’s range because it is quadraphonic. Sounds are emitted in all directions. They move around the room.
The harp’s shape reflects the conditions and attitudes of the player, which can be non-definable. Everything has its own feel; no two persons are alike. Armstrong attempts to create with this harp a classical instrument that can open new dimensions. It is his aim to produce doorways that will lead to exploration at different levels. In his mind’s eye, it is music that is the universe and his instrument is the portal to another plane of existence with the constellations.
The language of astrology is literally music theory. The birth of this celestial harp proves that the two are inextricably linked. In this world things constantly change, as Robin states during our interview. He also claims that astrology has all the basic intervals of music, yet it quantifies intervals and scales as character traits. We all have patterns, like music. What we carry becomes translated to melodies and vibrations on the harp. The signs of the zodiac are represented on the harp. The seasons are distinguished within each quarter section of the harp.
The harp possesses seventy-two strings. There are frets on each string, and with every string there is a scale. It also has eight double strings. Eight people have been known to play the instrument at one time. The harp also hums when you talk around it Even vibrations become music to the ear. Waves of melodies pierce the air when strings are plucked, hammered, slid or strummed. There are no rules with the celestial harp because there is no other of its kind in existence. The wood of the instrument was imported from Russia and the frets are made of whalebone.
Robin Armstrong has performed twice with his celestial harp up until this present time. It was held at York University on December 6, 1996 as part of a special memorial for the fourteen women who were killed at L’University Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989. The second performance was held at the Music Gallery, a venue known for featuring music of the experimental ilk. This was in 1992. Armstrong also has completed fourteen recordings of the music he’s produced with the harp.
If you want to check out these wonderful recordings, or even investigate the world of Robin Armstrong, feel free to visit www.iastro.com <http://www.iastro.com>.
It’ll be a celestial reawakening.
Core Magazine, March/April 2001