Category: The Spirituality of Sound

The spirit of Rhythm

According to Navajo Elders, the Drum is the Creator’s favorite instrument. This, they tell us, is why we each have a heartbeat. For shamans from various cultures, the rhythm is a powerful spiritual element, enabling the shaman to ride the rhythm to other worlds in order to collect healing wisdom and other messages and assistance

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The Personal & Transpersonal Power of the Voice

In his book, The Rhythmic Language of Health and Disease, Mark Rider chronicles his use of sound and music intervention. In his healing workshops, Rider encourages participants to use their voices to express themselves and connect with the essence beyond the self. Eventually, the cacophony drowns out and gives way to more gentle sighs of

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