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In attempting to pronounce these words you will notice that little physical effort is required, and that a very peaceful and relaxed attitude of the body and mind can be maintained while using them, and that this relaxed condition enables the entire body to be benefited by the sound vibrations which set up a condition of attunement with the Cosmic almost immediately.  
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Analyzing the word "aum" as the more correct of the three syllables, we find that each of the three letters composing it has a power and mystical importance of its own.  
  
  
In the Sanskrit grammar we learn much about these sounds, and it should be kept in mind that the Sanskrit language was probably the first one in which the mystical words were first associated with ideas in a definite manner, and regulated in their application.
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The "a" sound is associated with the basic powers of the psychic nature, and of the physical body and physical world. For this reason we find the "a" is often associated in mystical ritualism with the following expressions or ideas: Brahma, Father, Harmony, Omnipresence.  
In the Sanskrit language the combination of "a" and "u" is equivalent to a dipthong pronounced as the "o" is pronounced in other languages, and this "o" has the same sound as "ah" or "auh."
 
  
  
The correct pronunciation of the sound has an immediate effect through the sound channels of the mouth and head upon the pituitary and pineal glands, and even the thyroid.
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The "u" sound comes from the center of the psychic body and is very closely related to the pituitary and pineal glands. It has a very definite effect upon them. But this is not true if the "u" is pronounced alone and separately as in the English language where we pronounce it like the word you.
  
  
These effects are transferred psychically through the sympathetic nervous system to all of the psychic centers and plexuses of the human body.
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When associated with the letter "a" as "ah" the "u" should be very soft and in the form of "oo," as in the English word mood. This gives you the double sound of "ahoo" with the accent on the "ah," and the "ah" sound drawn out slightly and ending with the sound of "oo." The letter "u" in this tone and manner of application is associated in ancient rituals with the words Vishnu, mind, light, son, and omnipotence.
  
  
It is for this reason that the mystic in private, relaxed meditation often begins his period of Cosmic attunement by the repetition of this mystical word either as "aum" or "om," repeating it slowly ten or twelve times, and always trying to strike the correct musical pitch.
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When we add the sound of "m" we are drawing upon the vibrations from the tip of the tongue, so to speak, and bringing the other two to outer expression. By prolonging the "m" into a long humming sound at the end of a word, we are adding the significance of "m" which has always been associated in ancient literature with the Holy Ghost, with spirit, love, the psychic body, Siva, the dream state, passivity, and omniscience.
  
 
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In this connection it is well for those who wish to experiment more extensively with the word to secure a little pitchpipe at some music store, securing one which will give the "a" sound, or a tuning fork that will do so.  
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Analyzing all of these facts we see at once that the word is, after all, another and a very universal name for God, or the Almighty. This is why in the early Christian literature Jesus was referred to as "The Amen." Instantly we realize that the use of the word "Amen" in the Protestant Christian churches at the end of prayers or glorious expressions to mean "so mote it be" is erroneous.
 
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If there is a musical instrument in the house it will be a valuable help to practice this word with the correct note on the instrument for a number of days until one becomes trained in correctly determining the right pitch and tone.
 
 
    
 
    
  
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The sound “Aum”



Analyzing the word "aum" as the more correct of the three syllables, we find that each of the three letters composing it has a power and mystical importance of its own.


The "a" sound is associated with the basic powers of the psychic nature, and of the physical body and physical world. For this reason we find the "a" is often associated in mystical ritualism with the following expressions or ideas: Brahma, Father, Harmony, Omnipresence.


The "u" sound comes from the center of the psychic body and is very closely related to the pituitary and pineal glands. It has a very definite effect upon them. But this is not true if the "u" is pronounced alone and separately as in the English language where we pronounce it like the word you.


When associated with the letter "a" as "ah" the "u" should be very soft and in the form of "oo," as in the English word mood. This gives you the double sound of "ahoo" with the accent on the "ah," and the "ah" sound drawn out slightly and ending with the sound of "oo." The letter "u" in this tone and manner of application is associated in ancient rituals with the words Vishnu, mind, light, son, and omnipotence.


When we add the sound of "m" we are drawing upon the vibrations from the tip of the tongue, so to speak, and bringing the other two to outer expression. By prolonging the "m" into a long humming sound at the end of a word, we are adding the significance of "m" which has always been associated in ancient literature with the Holy Ghost, with spirit, love, the psychic body, Siva, the dream state, passivity, and omniscience.


Analyzing all of these facts we see at once that the word is, after all, another and a very universal name for God, or the Almighty. This is why in the early Christian literature Jesus was referred to as "The Amen." Instantly we realize that the use of the word "Amen" in the Protestant Christian churches at the end of prayers or glorious expressions to mean "so mote it be" is erroneous.