Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Rupert Spira offers a true gem for those drawn to or engaged in self-inquiry. During this satsang, he draws an evocative analogy between the creation of music and the experience of thought and physical activity.
"We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking's Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.
Editor's Note: It is not news that marine mammals have a hyper-developed sense of sound which they use to explore their world and to stay in touch with one another. Peter Tyack dives into this subject and shares his knowledge of the diverse ways mammals utilise sound.
Have you ever had an experience that makes your Heart sing? Of course that doesn’t mean that you instantaneously burst into song, but you felt the presence of your spirit as a living entity inside you. Just remembering how full you felt of all that is positive which made you hunger for more...
In the early 90's I had the honour of working with Edith Boxill, the founder of Music Therapists for Peace in New York City, first while interning and then as I continued my music therapy education in my Masters Degree at New York University. I helped support Edith‘s dream of developing Music Therapists for Peace, which in 1988 became an American non-profit globally inclusive organization...
Editor's Note: An inspiring and uplifting cause. Check this out, connect, discuss!
Music therapy can be used in a variety of settings, from children with special needs to hospice. Music therapists are trained clinicians who bring musical experiences to meet the complex needs of an individual or group...
Editor's Note:Music has been used throughout history for important times of transition in life, including death. Using music can be tremendously healing for those who are dying as well as those who have lost their loved ones. Here's my personal journey on music and death, and why I am passionate about the use of music in end-of-life and bereavement care.
Editor's Note: Gwennyth Palafox, PhD talks about using technology as the music of the attunement dance when working with children who have difficulty with self-regulation. She shows how she uses technology as an interface to teach children social referencing so that they can develop the skills that they will need to develop the neuro-architecture to experience emotional competence.
I am fortunate to work in a facility that offers a diversity of services to our local community. When I talk to people about my work, they are fascinated. “Is it true that people with dementia can remember words to old songs,” they ask, “Can music really calm down people who are agitated?” All music therapists are familiar with these questions. “You have the most interesting job!” people exclaim. A real conversation stopper in many circles, however, is when I talk about my passion for working with clients in palliative care...
Editor's Note: An inspiring and reflective entry by Karie Bilger on the role music therapy can play at the end of one's life.
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