Sound and Healing (#S344)
The use of sound in healing is based on the principle that the entire universe is created of vibrations and can be influenced through vibrations. Jill Purce, author of The Mystic Spiral, discusses the role of sound in traditional cultures as a means of harmonizing and healing the human body and promoting harmony between people. The voice, Purce points out, is where breath or spirit and the physical world come together.
Patterns of Transformation (#S342)
Jill Purce is editor of the Arts and Imagination series published by Thames and Hudson. A former biophysics researcher at the University of London, she traces her investigations into the subject of patterning in nature, with an emphasis on the role of sound vibrations. The program concludes with a demonstration of an ancient Mongolian "polyphonic" chanting technique.
|"The voice is that which tunes the body with the mind, and that's not just personal body with personal mind, but that's cosmic body with cosmic mind. And so the voice is the means that we have. When you use the voice, you're also using the breath. The breath is attached to the subtle breath, and is attached to the thoughts. And so whenever you use the voice, you are using, or you are modulating, all of those together."|