Music: Physician for Times to Come

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Quest Books, 1 ene. 1991 - 381 páginas
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"Each morning, as we hum or chant or strum, we can celebrate the renewal of our path with our own humble offering of the glorious gift called music. This book offers a panorama of ways music can nourish our lives."---Paul Winter, award-winning musician and composer.

As ancient peoples knew, music profoundly affects body, mind, and spirit. It can speed recovery from disease, heal psychological wounds, and open us to the ultimate mystery of life. Celebrated author and educator Don Campbell presents an impressive anthology of essays exploring the latest scientific research about the healing use of sound in traditional cultures. Contributors include composers, musicians, and music therapists; doctors and psychologists; pioneers in neuroscience and biophysics; and teachers in diverse spiritual traditions. They address such fascinating topics as: Why chanting increases energy; The therapeutic use of sacred music; Gender differences in healing with sound; How sonic resonance positively affects heart rate and brain activit.

 

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Índice

The Curative Potential of Sound
1
The Art of Sound Health
9
The Physician the Ear and Sacred Music
29
Harmonic ChantGlobal Sacred Music
55
Oral versus Literate Listening
71
The Overtones of Health
89
Music as Timeless Therapy
95
Musicthe Ultimate Physician
111
Sound in Mind and Body
234
Imagery and the Physiology of Music
243
Music The Way Home
255
The Eternal Future of Sound
261
The Symphony of Life
289
Perceiving Universal Sound
299
The Hidden Significance of Sound
307
Healing with Sound and Music
317

On Music and Healing
121
Nursing the Music of the Soul
146
Creative Arts Therapist
167
Potpourri of Musics Potential
199
Sonic Entrainment
217
From Tone to a Sound Principle
330
Appendix
337
Acknowledgments
357
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