Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics

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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.

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Whole Life Times
"The creator of Dolphin Dreams and Chakra Chants recordings examines the purest form of therapeutic sound--harmonics--in his latest book, Healing Sounds. . . . His personal revelations and direct writing style make this an exceptional introduction to a fascinating field."
Grammy Award-winning composer - Kitaro
"Healing Sounds is a great gift for humankind. It is of benefit now and for the future."
Nexus
"Gives a glimpse into the incredible potential of vocal harmonics and toning as a tool for self-health and transformation."
Christina Eisenberg
"A scholarly treatise on the subject of harmonics plus a concise how to guide, all in one volume."
Grammy Award-winning composer Kitaro
"Healing Sounds is a great gift for humankind. It is of benefit now and for the future."
September-October 2003 Nexus

"Gives a glimpse into the incredible potential of vocal harmonics and toning as a tool for self-health and transformation."
Vol.10 No.5 Nexus
"Gives a glimpse into the incredible potential of vocal harmonics and toning as a tool for self-health and transformation."
Nexus
"Gives a glimpse into the incredible potential of vocal harmonics and toning as a tool for self-health and transformation."
From the Publisher
"A scholarly treatise on the subject of harmonics plus a concise how to guide, all in one volume."

"Healing Sounds is a great gift for humankind. It is of benefit now and for the future."

"The creator of Dolphin Dreams and Chakra Chants recordings examines the purest form of therapeutic sound—harmonics—in his latest book, Healing Sounds. . . . His personal revelations and direct writing style make this an exceptional introduction to a fascinating field."

"Gives a glimpse into the incredible potential of vocal harmonics and toning as a tool for self-health and transformation."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892819935
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 635,745
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Sounds® Seminars throughout the United States and Europe and lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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Page vii
We are living in extraordinary times; times of enormous shifts in awareness, times of great changes in culture and society, times of planetary evolution. Some would say that vibrational modulations are occurring. Others would say that it is earth changes. And yet others would say that it is the end of the millennium blues. I like to talk about frequency shifts and their relationship to people and the planet. For many different reasons, we are waking up, becoming aware. About ourselves. About human potential. About creating a better world. About changing reality. Sound plays a key role in these times, for sound is helping us adjust to the frequency shifts that are occurring on so many levels.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

My First Introduction to Harmonics

1. Hermetic Harmonics
2. The Science of Harmonics
3. Harmonics in the Occult
4. Harmonics in Shamanism
5. Tantric Harmonics
6. Harmonics and Meditation: Listening as Transformation
7. Harmonics and Healing: The Medicine of the Future
8. Vowels as Mantras
9. The Fundamentals of Vocal Harmonics
10. Overtoning


Conclusion: One Final Fact

Afterword

Bibliography

Discography

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2009

    Travels through Sound and healing Practices in Different Areas of the World.

    I play a wind instrument and I am always trying to improve my playing, and I found that this book offers additional insight into sound, production of sound, and effects of sound through world exploration of these topics. What also made this book entertaining is the advanced nature of it since it was first published around 1949 (pre-1960s!), and by reading this one also gets a sense of the deeper hippie feeling of healing that probably existed in the USA in the 1960s if that was before one's time. I bought this a few years ago, it is a 2002 edition, but the cover is different (Buddha/Chakra image of some sort on the cover). It is the type of book that one keeps, and reflects on its contents now and then. This is not a flake new age book, but rather steps toward advancements in sound healing as a bonfide natural medicine.

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