Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics

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Inner Traditions/Bear, Jun 1, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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The first book to explain from both scientific and spiritual perspectives the healing and transformative powers of harmonics.

• Includes practical exercises demonstrating how to use sound in healing and meditation, including "Vowels as Mantras" and "Overtoning".

• Describes how harmonics can be used as "sonic yoga" for meditation and deep relaxation to enhance energy.

• Author won 1999 Visionary Awards for Best Healing-Meditation Album.

The Mystery Schools of Egypt, Greece, and Rome understood that vibration is the fundamental active force in the universe and developed specific chants and tones for healing the mind, body, and spirit and achieving altered states of consciousness. Overtone chanting--also called vocal harmonics--is the ability of the human voice to create two or more notes at the same time. Healing Sounds explains how to perform vocal harmonics and experience their transformative and curative powers. 

An internationally recognized master teacher, the author provides diverse examples of sound healing systems incorporating both mystical and medical traditions--from Tibetan monks' use of tantric harmonics to Dr. Alfred Tomatis' use of Gregorian chanting--and their capacity to affect us on all levels. With many easy-to-follow exercises, Healing Sounds is the first book to show from both the scientific and spiritual viewpoints how to use the transformative power of sound for healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

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Review: Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics

User Review  - Carolyn - Goodreads

This grab-bag compendium of makers and users of tones, overtones, harmonics suffers from lite-scholarship, but as a quick overview of the subject it is okay. Most useful are the instructions for producing sounds. Goldman's real gift is most likely as a practitioner not a writer. Read full review

Review: Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics

User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

As a fairly new sound-worker, this book opened up the subject for me, both on a spiritual level, and on a level of easy understanding. I applaud Jonathon Goldman for bringing the world of sound to light for someone who does not easily store information. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Jonathan Goldman is director of the Sound Healers Association, president of Spirit Music, and has over 20 years experience in sound therapy. He is the author of Shifting Frequencies and The Lost Chord and has created numerous albums including the first studio recordings of the Dalai Lama's Gyume Tibetan monks, the first recording featuring dolphin sounds, and the award-winning Chakra Chants. He pioneered many of the techniques found in this book that are now used worldwide, including "Vowels As Mantras" and "Overtoning." Jonathan leads Healing Soundsฎ Seminars throughout the United States and Europe and lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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