Sea of Dreams, the follow up to Christine’s award-winning CD PORTAL, is an invitation into the center of the heart. Titles like Radiant Spirit of Love, I Know You Are Near, Sea of Dreams and Interior Castle provide a glimpse of the spiritual gems contained in this CD. Filled with the subtle beauty of the harp and Christine’s transcendent voice, the lyrics of these songs are universal and an inspiration to anyone on a love centered spiritual path.
Harpist, singer and healing artist Christine Tulis is a visionary, pioneering transformational combinations of music, healing arts and sacred performance. She creates music intended to deepen the awareness of our Divine Essence.
She has a deep love for the spiritual and healing qualities of the harp and its archetypal role as an awakener of the sacred - a link between heaven and earth, the inner and outer worlds. Christine began playing the harp after a life changing mystical experience as a result of encountering the instrument live for the first time in 1987.
The harp has an ancient history of being used to facilitate healing, access spiritual vision and travel inwardly to celestial realms. Christine is one of the contemporary players continuing this sacred lineage.
Christine has performed for two United Nations events and during Labyrinth pilgrimage at Chartres Cathedral, France. She has also played at the International Symposium on Spirituality and Business, Babson College, Harvard University, Lesley University, Naropa University, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, as well as numerous churches, healing centers and yoga studios.
She has forged a musical partnership with multi-percussionist Kem Stralka based on a mutual love of sacred music. Kem creates soundscapes for the soul using a variety of exotic world instruments.
Christine's debut CD, PORTAL, created with Kem and released on her record label Sound Temple Music in 2007, won the Moondance International Film Festival Gaia Award for Spiritual Music. This award is presented to those who seek to elucidate and improve the spiritual quality of all life on the planet and contribute to the betterment of the world spirit.
Christine loves to collaborate with fellow leaders in the fields of spirituality, sacred music and human potential. She has played for the Evenings with Extraordinary People series featuring Caroline Myss, collaborated with yogini Shiva Rea, toured with Kirtan artist Dave Stringer, created music for Labyrinth walks with Lauren Artress, founder of Veriditas, and opened for author, religious scholar and teacher Andrew Harvey. She has also played with sacred musicians Snatam Kaur and Guru Ganesha Singh.
She has been a guest artist on numerous radio shows, Toronto morning television, the popular New England TV news program Chronicle and her music is played in healing centers across the nation.
She is a Veriditas trained Labyrinth facilitator. Walking the Labyrinth is an ancient, contemplative practice held sacred by numerous cultures east and west. A walking meditation, it is an opportunity to let go, listen deeply and traverse your inner landscape.
Christine spends her time creating sacred music performances called Sound Temples, composing new music, offering workshops and giving private healing sessions.
A Sound Temple is a meditative musical journey. During a Sound Temple you will be immersed in a devotional atmosphere created with Celtic harp, voice, keyboard and percussion, blended with the exquisite spiritual imagery of Rumi's verse and Christine's original songs celebrating the Divine Spirit in all.
The purpose of the Sound Temple is to open inner gateways of spiritual connection and affirm our universal, Divine nature. Developed by Christine Tulis and Kem Stralka, the Sound Temple is a pioneering new format for experiencing music and sacred verse as a healing art.
The vibrational field of a Sound Temple creates an opportunity to relax and promotes the qualities of inner peace and stillness. Sound Temples are intended to strengthen these beneficial states so that they may positively impact people's daily lives, giving access to the well of peace and bliss at the deepest core of the Self. Rhythm, percussion and drumming are also used to help ground people after their inner travels and to help them embody the gifts they may have received while listening to the contemplative pieces.
Sound Temples are a haven for the spirit. They create a musical doorway to inner worlds where the soul can remember its luminous origins and be nourished at a level beyond words - the level of being.
In addition to her musical pursuits, Christine is an extraordinary healing arts practitioner who combines massage therapy, energy healing and sound. She has created two healing art forms, Sound Temple Bodywork and Harmonic Touch, out of her 20 years in practice as a healing artist and sacred musician.
Christine travels widely to perform and give healing sessions. A Massachusetts native, she maintains homes in Boulder, CO and the San Francisco Bay Area. She delights in sharing her unique blend of offerings to promote the well-being of others and assist them in cultivating inner peace and spiritual connection.
She is the founder and director of Sound Temple Music and Healing Arts, her multi-faceted music business, healing arts practice and record label.