The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practiceby Ana Hernandez
The Sacred Art of Chant invites you to use your own voice to create sacred sounds-no matter your religious background or vocal ability. Drawing on chants from several different faith traditions, this invigorating guidebook is ideal for anyone who wants
Open your mind and heart, lift your voice, and discover how the sacred art of chant can enrich your spiritual life.
The Sacred Art of Chant invites you to use your own voice to create sacred sounds-no matter your religious background or vocal ability. Drawing on chants from several different faith traditions, this invigorating guidebook is ideal for anyone who wants to enliven their prayer experience in a unique way and navigate a path to a conscious relationship with God.
Chant isn't just about monks or ancient Hindu gurus-this dynamic spiritual art continues to be developed and practiced today. Like other spiritual disciplines, chant can lead to limitless and unexpected benefits. With a steady practice and an open mind, you may find that chant helps you to:
• Cultivate clarity, focus and compassion in your daily life
• Improve your listening skills
• Raise your energy level
• Improve your receptivity to other people
• Transcend the limits you impose on yourself
• Feel more comfortable in your own skin
• Ultimately, lead a more complete spiritual life
"This is a marvelous touchstone of heart-song for all who feel the spirit singing in prayer, meditation and daily life. Ana Hernández brings the personal powers of chant to light for the neophyte, the curious as well as the monk."
Don Campbell, musician and author of The Mozart Effect and The Roar of Silence
“One can hardly imagine a more engaging introduction to the practice of chant! Ana Hernández, with honesty, humor and musical expertise, provides the reader with all that is needed to begin immediately to draw upon this spiritual resource.”
Katherine Le Mée, author of Chant and The Benedictine Gift to Music
“This call to practice is indeed inviting.”
“This book about chant is much more than that, and it reads like a letter from a fascinating and unusual friend. I started humming to myself as I read it.”
John McQuiston II, author of Finding Time for the Timeless: Spirituality in the Workweek
“Even if you're convinced you can’t sing, Hernández’s refreshing and unpretentious book convinces you that you can chant, awakens your wish to do so and shows you how to begin. You won’t be able to resist her joyous invitation to enter with her into the realm of sacred sound and silence.”
Lorraine Kisly, author of Prayer of Fire: Experiencing the Lord’s Prayer and editor-in-chief of Parabola: The Search for Meaning
Meet the Author
Ana Hernandez is a composer, arranger, and performer of sacred music. She is also a member of the recording group HARC. For more than a decade, she has conducted workshops that encourage people to explore the effects of rhythm and chant on their bodies. Her Web site is www.anahermusic.com.
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