I think Levitin tries to hard to meet the needs of the average reader and the scientist in this book and unfortunately falls slightly short. The science is detailed but interesting, but you have to really want the information to get through the book. I wanted to like this book, I really did, it is a valuable compendium on the scientific basis for sound healing, unfortunately, giving this book a 4 is a stretch.
Category: Sound Healing
Science has advanced much since this book was written it would be a fantastic book to update with current research to make its case presentations more palatable to the scientific community.
An approachable read, for any one who loves music. Highly encouraged for all healersand educators; consider the sonic environment in your practice, your schools and hospitals. Must read for all sound healers!
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I highly recommend this book to spiritual seekers as well as to anyone interested in exploring music or sound as a healing modality.
Joanne explores music from the usual perspective, vibration , rhythm and pulse, energy and breath, time, melody and tone, structure and form, silence and harmony. But she takes each concept and develops it, while she does not talk of Eastern and esoteric energetic principles in her text, the concepts are layered in the text in a way that brings self discovery and understanding of our own self, our true story and the convergence of our minds and emotions through music which expresses the soul by grounding us to ourselves in our bodies, we connect with spirit and open our wings. This book is an amazing transformational journey!
Great book for those pursuing entry into sound healing and those looking to expand their intuitive awareness skills while healing with sound
If you are looking for scientific evidence that sound healing works, you will not find it here. If you are looking for specific notes on how to apply sound healing, you will not find it here.
This book is highly recommended reference material for anyone interested in the practice of Sound Healing, Sound Spirituality or Sonic Meditation practice. Fans of Yoga, particularly those interested in Sound Yoga (Shabda or Vedic mantras, Tantric Yoga, Bhakti or devotional mantras from the Bhava Yoga tradition or Nada Yoga) will find this very detailed little book extremely beneficial.
Follow me Gong is not a drum or a musical instrument, Gong is God. – Yogi Bhajan