Conversations with Leading Sound Practitioners
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: InnerSong Press; 1 edition (May 14, 1997)
Table of Contents
Introduction to Soundwork
The Nutrients of Sound; The Lost Chord; Music Therapy/Sound Therapy; Trading in the Currency of Sound; Sound Sleuth; Sonic Alchemists.
Part One: The Hierarchy of Sound
Effective Curative or Age-Old Curiosity?; Sound Is Everywhere;
Atomic matter --> Vibration --> Frequency --> Sound --> Music
Chapter 1: Entrainment
All Aboard!; The Pulse of Life; Resonance and Entrainment; Resonating with a Twist; Grandfather Clocks of 1665; Who Owns It?
Chapter 2: Demystifying Binaural Beat Frequencies
What are they? How do they Work?; The Monroe Institute; Whole Brain Synchrony; Brainwaves; Soundwaves; The Rules of Entrainment; Sympathetic Resonance; Binaural Beats; Frequency Following Response.
Chapter 3: The Tomatis Method
Frequency Medicine for the 21st Century; Turning the World on its Ear; The Ear in Utero; The Tomatis Method; Brain/Mind Enhancement; Dr. Ron Minson, A Healer for the Future; Letting the Sonic Waters Soothe; Vibration, Frequency and Sound.
Part Two: The Sonic Alchemist
Inner Views; Snapshots in Time; List of Interviews.
Chapter 4: Therese Schroeder-Sheker: Music for the Dying
Music-Thanatology; The School; St. Patrick Hospital; The Monks of Cluny; The Chalice of Process; The Transition Process; Twenty Years of Death-Bed Vigils; How the Dying Accept Music; The Spiritual Work of Dying; The Contemplative Musician; Indian Medicine; Cross-Cultural Use of Music-Thanatology; Musical Midwifery; Harps and Healing Music; The Future of the Chalice Project; Monasticism.
Chapter 5: Fred Schwartz, M.D.: Music as Anesthesia
You Want to Record My What?; Resistance; Womb Sounds; Womb Sounds and Adults; Where's It All Going?; It's Pretty Loud in There!
Chapter 6: Michael Jones: Intention and Music
Music, Prisons and Hospices; Music that Opens the Healing Heart; Intentionality.
Chapter 7: Jeffrey Thompson, D.C.: Bio-Tuning
The WHO I THINK I AM Syndrome; Sound and Chiropractic; Brainwaves Research; Fundamental Frequencies.
Chapter 8: Tom Kenyon: Psychoacoustics
The Tonal Matrix; The Danger of Brainwave Technology; Personal Effects; The Future of Sonic Brainwave Technology.
Chapter 9: Vickie Dodd: Awakening the Amnesia of Wellness
The Well Cell; History of a Clairaudient; Teaching the Geometry of Sound; The Well Cell; Treating Abuse; Treating Grief; The Momentum of Therapeutic Sound.
Chapter 10: Arthur Hull: The Power of the Drum
Entraining or Train-Wrecking?; The Power of the Gun (goon), Go, and Pa; Following the Heartbeat of the Beginning of Time; Percussionitis; or I Gotta Drum.
Chapter 11: Janalea Hoffman: Entrainment
Musical Biofeedback; Entrainment-Holism at the Highest Degree; Entrain What?; Entrainment and Pain; Entrainment in the Future; Music and Co-dependency; Musical Acupuncture; Rhythmic Medicine.
Chapter 12: Jonathan Goldman: The Power of Harmonics
Frequency Shifts; Resonant Frequencies; Rediscovering an Old Science; Intentionality; Neuro-Synaptic Harmonics; Interdimensional Windows; The Call of Sound Healing.
Chapter 13: Michael Stevens: Light & Sound Machines
What Was That, Anyway?; Motivation for L/S Machines; L/S and the Medical Establishment; Creating an Environment to Get Away; History and Use of L/S; The Future of L/S; Final Thoughts; The Long Arm of the FDA.
Chapter 14: Molly Scott, Ed.D.: Resonance Therapy
Birth of a New Therapy; Kelly; Defining Resonance Therapy; The Voice; Annie; Entrainment in RST; Elena; Tuning with the Voice; The Human Technology of Singing; Vocal Sounding and Trauma; Sound Awareness; A Complimentary Therapy; Sonic Boundaries; Ethical Standards; Light/Sound Neuro-Technologies; Teaching Soundwork; Primary Contributions; The Future of Sound Therapy.
Chapter 15: Robert Gass, Ed.D.: Chantmaster Extraordinaire
We're Talkin' Chants Here; The Effect of Chant; Is It Healing Music?; Sacred Music; The Triggers of Music; Transformational Consulting.
Part Three: Resources
Appendix A: Core Beliefs of Alfred Tomatis
Appendix B: Interview Resource Information
Appendix C: Soundwork Resources
Appendix D: Recommended Reading
About the Author
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