The Healing Power of the Human Voice

The Healing Power of the Human Voice : Mantras Chants and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony

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As infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds because they may be considered childish or undignified is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing. In The Healing Power of the Human VoiceJames D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises for beginners. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He praises the power of singing and reveals the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantra to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualized context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 340.19g
  • Healing Arts Press
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • New of "Healing
  • 71 b&w illustrations
  • 1594770506
  • 9781594770500
  • 70,028

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MUSIC / HEALING "An excellent book full of pertinent information and practical exercises on the uses of the voice as a healing instrument. I highly recommend it!" --Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds "Humans have a unique, dual relationship with sound--we can both hear it as well as make it. James D'Angelo is an engaging and insightful guide to the sounds we produce. The information and exercises in The Healing Power of the Human Voice provide great value for anyone seeking equanimity and wellness in their lives." --Joshua Leeds, psychoacoustic music producer and author of The Power of Sound and Sonic Alchemy As infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds because they may be considered childish or undignified is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing. In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises to put these concepts into practice. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He reveals the power of singing and the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantras to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualized context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace. In addition, the author demonstrates all the major vocal techniques on the accompanying CD--including mantras, chants from major religious traditions, seed sounds and syllables, and overtones--giving you all the tools necessary to create these sounds yourself. JAMES D'ANGELO is an American musician, composer, educator, and workshop leader based in the United Kingdom. Since 1992 he has developed and led therapeutic sound and movement workshops in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States, and he is considered an authority on sound healing therapies.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

1 An Introduction to Sound Healing
2 The Nature of Sound and Vibration
3 The Power of the Resonating Voice
4 Complements to the Resonating Voice
5 Breath and the Resonating Voice
6 Meaning of Vowels and Consonants
7 General Instructions for Toning and Chanting
8 Natural Sounds
9 Discovering Your Fundamental Tone
10 Mantras, Chanting, and Vocal Improvisation
11 Toning the Chakras
12 Overtoning

Notes

Resources

Recommended Reading

Index

CD Directory
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Review quote

"Connects ancient theories with modern intuition through the vital and significant role of the voice." * Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect * "Humans have a unique, dual relationship with sound--we can both hear it as well as make it. James D'Angelo is an engaging and insightful guide to the sounds we produce. The information and exercises in The Healing Power of the Human Voice provide great value for anyone seeking equanimity and wellness in their lives." * Joshua Leeds, psychoacoustic music producer and author of The Power of Sound and Sonic Alchemy * "An excellent book full of pertinent information and practical exercises on the uses of the voice as a healing instrument. I highly recommend it!" * Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds * "James D'Angelo's joy in sound and silence, and his reverence for the sacred, burst through every sentence." * Caduceus Magazine * ". . . [this book] is a profound reminder that the voice is both a resonator of the immanence of spirit as well as a pathway to transcendence." * Katherine Firth, Caduceus, April 2007 * "This is an excellent starting point for beginners and also holds useful ideas and practices for those who have been involved in working with the voice for some time." * Russell Stone, The Music and Psyche Journal, Oct 2005 *
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About James D'Angelo

James D'Angelo is an American musician, composer, educator, and workshop leader based in the United Kingdom. Since 1992 he has developed and led therapeutic sound and movement workshops in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States, and he is considered an authority on sound healing therapies.
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