Music and Altered States: Consciousness, Transcendence, Therapy and Addictions
Joerg Fachner, David Aldridge
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Dec 15, 2005 - Psychology - 208 pages
This international collection examines the opportunities for using music-induced states of altered consciousness to promote physical and mental healing, treat substance dependence, and in spiritual and palliative care.
The contributors describe the successful use of altered states and their therapeutic potential, providing examples from different cultures and clinical, therapeutic and spiritual settings. Their observations cover a wide range of music types capable of inducing altered states, including polyrhythmic music, monotonous drumming, Western pop, and Arab musical schemata, complemented by theoretical and clinical approaches to applications in music therapy.
This book will be a useful reference for practising music therapists, musicologists, and ethnomusicologists, students and academics in the field.
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3 Music and Trance John J Pilch
4 The Effects of Listening to Monotonous Drumming on Subjective Experiences Csaba Szabó
5 Perception and Responses to Schemata in Different Cultures Western and Arab Music Dalia Cohen
The Adyghs Case Alla N Sokolova
7 Music and DrugInduced Altered States of Consciousness Jörg Fachner
8 The Role of Music in Healing with Hallucinogens Tribal and Western Studies Marlene Dobkin de Rios
10 Dangerous Music Working with the Destructive and Healing Powers of Popular Music in the Treatment of Substance Abusers Tsvia Horesh
11 On a Journey to Somatic Memory Theoretical and Clinical Approaches for the Treatment of Traumatic Memories in Music TherapyBased Drug R...
12 Music Therapy and Spirituality A Transcendental Understanding of Suffering David Aldridge
13 Music Therapy and Spirituality and the Challenges of EndStage Illness Lucanne Magill
9 Polyrhythms Supporting a Pharmacotherapy Music in the Iboga Initiation Ceremony in Gabon Uwe Maas and Süster Strubelt