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Healing Power of the Drum
     

Healing Power of the Drum

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by Robert Lawrence Friedman, Shi-Hong Loh (Foreword by)
 

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The Healing Power of the Drum is an authoritative yet easy to read book that shows how everyone can achieve health benefits from the increasingly popular activity of hand drumming. The raison d'etre for the book is to raise awareness of the hand drum from merely a musical instrument to a tool that can be used by individuals to attain psychological,

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The Healing Power of the Drum is an authoritative yet easy to read book that shows how everyone can achieve health benefits from the increasingly popular activity of hand drumming. The raison d'etre for the book is to raise awareness of the hand drum from merely a musical instrument to a tool that can be used by individuals to attain psychological, physiological and spiritual well-being.

The book explores the drum from a multidimensional perspective, explaining the drum's ability to release anger, create joy, alter brain rhythms, induce trance, and create empowerment. Research and anecdotal reports provide validation of the benefits of personal drumming.

The Healing Power of the Drum provides a springboard for readers to use the drum in exciting and innovative ways to enhance their own wellness. The book reflects the very qualities of drumming. It is easy to read and non-technical, fun, and yet it provides depth, meaning and purpose for the reader. As the drum provides seemingly limitless ranges of emotions from deep relaxation to extraordinary aliveness, the book accordingly explores the vast range of experiences offered by drumming, from its ability to create euphoria to its deep and sacred power to heal.

Contributors of world renown include:

  • Dr. Michael Thaut, Director, Center for Biomedical Research and Music, Colorado State University.
  • Dr. Kenneth Aigen, Co-Director of Research for the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University
  • Dr. Connie Tomaino, Director of the Department of Music Therapy, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, affiliated with Albert Einstein Medical Hospital, Bronx, New York
  • Barry Bernstein, Music Therapist
  • Christine Stevens, Music Therapist
  • Jim Greiner, Latin Percussion� artist and drum facilitator, who shares some of the most eloquent stories of the hand drumming experience ever written.
  • Heather MacTavish, founder of New Rhythms Foundation, who discusses how hand drumming helped her survive and heal from Parkinson's disease.
  • Arthur Hull, leading drum circle facilitator.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941677875
Publisher:
Pathway Book Service
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Performance in World Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
755,585
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.48(d)

What People are Saying About This

Shi-Hong Loh
Robert Lawrence Friedman's book takes us on a journey to explore the most neglected, yet original and powerful elements of our being—the rhythm of our soul.
—(Shi-Hong Loh, MD, Director of Complementary Therapy Program, St. Mary's Hospital, New Jersey)
Arthur Hull
Robert has created in this book a seamless affirmation of the ultimate truth and beauty that lives in every drummer's soul. I loved it!
—(Arthur Hull, author of Drum Circle Spirit)
Dan Cavicchio
In The Healing Power of the Drum, Robert Lawrence Friedman demonstrates that drumming can have a profound effect on one's emotional and spiritual well-being. Building on his years of work as a psychotherapist and drumming facilitator, Robert truly brings the power of the drum to life. A wonderful book.
—(Dan Cavicchio, author of Gardens From The Sand and founder of SpiritSite.com)
Mel Glenn
Robert Lawrence Friedman has written a remarkable book, powerful in its simplicity, illuminating in its capacity to show the positive psychological and physiological effects of drumming. This book leads the reader down the path towards self-discovery and well-being through rhythm. I have read few books that equal Mr. Friedman's sincerity of purpose and clarity of vision as demonstrated in this enlightened volume. It is a treasure to be kept close at hand—along with a hand drum.
—(Mel Glenn, author of Split Image)
Babatunde Olatunji
I highly recommend Robert Lawrence Friedman's book to all who are searching for a better understanding of the evocative power of drumming and spirituality.
—(Babatunde Olatunji, African master drummer and healer, author of The Beat Of My Drum)

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Healing Power of the Drum 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book and a great summer read...
Guest More than 1 year ago
very good book. i enjoyed reading it... :)