The Naked Voice: Transform Your Life through the Power of Sound

The Naked Voice: Transform Your Life through the Power of Sound

by Chloe Goodchild


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ISBN-13: 9781583948774
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 694,236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Over the past 30 years CHLOË GOODCHILD has established a worldwide platform as a voice pioneer, sound visionary, international singer-performer, and recording artist. Her global brand The Naked Voice and its charitable foundation have reached thousands of people with their radical approach to the transformative impact of sound. Deafness in childhood catalysed Chloë's lifetime's experiential research of the voice as one of humanity's most untapped resources for personal and global evolution and transformation. From the late 70s Chloë Goodchild evolved her own East-West vocal research, influenced by travels through Africa, India, Turkey, Europe, the U.S., and Canada. Goodchild's encounters with indigenous wisdom teachers and spiritual and classical Indian music masters ultimately gave birth to the unique method of sound and voice that Chloë eventually named The Naked Voice in 1990. Chloë has sung for world leaders and at peace conferences around the world. She was music director and composer for the 2001 V-Day performance of The Vagina Monologues with acclaimed playwright Eve Ensler in Madison Square Gardens. Chloë sang there and conducted the Vulva Choir of 75 influential women, including Queen Latifah, Jane Fonda, Brooke Shields, and Glenn Close. Chloë has made a range of solo and compilation albums, notably Devi, Grammy Award-nominated SuraFierce Wisdom, and Thousand Ways of Light. She and Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks recorded two Rumi albums,There Is Some Kiss We Want and The Glance. Chloë has collaborated and recorded with Angelo Badalamenti, John Tavener, and film director Jane Campion.

Table of Contents

Foreword Andrew Harvey xvii

The Song of Your Life: An African Legend xxi

The Overture: About This Book xxiii

Introduction 1

The Naked-Voice Experience 1

Responding to the Call 8

How I Found My Voice 11

Sound Principles 15

Part I Transform Your Listening Sound Awareness

Chapter 1 Your Secret Voice

1.1 Why Silence Matters 23

1.2 Self Inside Self 27

1.3 Be Without Leaving Yourself 30

1.4 Wake Up Your Witness 34

1.5 Where Silence Meets Sound 41

1.6 Making Your Inner Life Audible 44

1.7 I Sing, Therefore I Am 52

1.8 Strengthen Your Witness: Deepening Your Sound-Awareness Skills 56

1.9 Spontaneous Utterance: A Morning Wake-Up 66

1.10 Voices That Change Our Lives 70

1.11 Vocal Self-Portrait 75

Chapter 2 Your Instinctual Voice

2.1 An Instinctual Leap: The Dance of the Jumping Goat 79

2.2 Sounding Your Name 83

2.3 Whose Voice Was That? 86

2.4 One Breath, One Voice 89

2.5 Initiation Song: Madison Square Garden 93

2.6 The Sword and the Flower: Meetings with an Energy Movement Master 95

2.7 Where Sound Meets Energy 103

Chapter 3 Your Still Voice

3.1 Mantra: A Direct Experience 109

3.2 AUM: Singing from Source 113

3.3 The Seven-Chakra Mantra: Vibrational Building Blocks 118

3.4 The Gayatri Mantra: Invocation of the Ten Thousand Suns 121

3.5 The Heart Sutra: A Sound Dream 123

3.6 Transmission by Sound: Singing for the Dalai Lama 126

Part II Transform Your Communication: Sound Intelligence

Chapter 4 Your Heart Voice

4.1 A Sound Language for Love 133

4.2 Where Emotion Meets Devotion 143

4.3 Sounding Your Instinctual Heart 147

4.4 Sound Medicine: Meeting the Piegan Wisdom Elders 152

4.5 Awakening Sound Intelligence 158

4.6 Seven Sounds of Love 174

4.7 Singing Between Worlds: The Woman Who Died Singing 192

Chapter 5 Your Soul Voice

5.1 The Seamless Thread: Unifying Silence, Speech, and Song 199

5.2 Diving Deeper into Spoken Song 205

5.3 Sound into Soul Communication: Spoken-Song Conversations 207

5.4 Naked Song: Collaborations with Coleman Barks 212

Part III Transform Your Life: Sound Wisdom

Chapter 6 Your Naked Voice

6.1 The Singing Field 217

6.2 International Policymakers Share Their Sound 225

6.3 Peace Talks: Singing in the Rain for the Dalai Lama 231

6.4 Healing Sound, A Holy Ground: Flying over New York on 9/11 237

6.5 Fierce Wisdom: Transforming September 11th 243

6.6 A Wisdom Older and Deeper: Ireland 255

Afterword: Sounding a New World into Being 255

Reading List 259

Acknowledgments 263

Index 267

About Chloe Goodchild 275

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