"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.
These words leapt off the page at me, from a CNN technology article, as I pursed my RSS feeds this week. James’ thoughts exactly match my excitement for where I believe sound and music is heading. Increasingly, music and sound are being discussed as essential to human functioning and wellness...
Editor's Note: The marriage of technology and therapy has great potential in helping those with special needs. Dawn Kehr discusses some of the exciting research that has taken place around this issue.
As I sit at my computer contemplating the subject of music and spirituality, I am simultaneously listening to music on iTunes. One of my favorite features of iTunes is the ability to create unlimited “playlists.” It has become a hobby of mine to create a playlist for every conceivable life situation. Therefore, if I am in a certain mood, I am able to escape, rejoice, console myself, etc. within the pre-programmed music of the specialized playlist...
Editor's Note: How does music affect the lives of children with severe developmental disabilities? Pediatric music therapist Kristen O'Grady, shares her perspective on how music can help non-verbal children share their inner voice to the outside world.
We say that we are “on the same wavelength” with certain people, ideas, or even physical objects. When two frequencies echo each other vibrationally, each increases in amplitude. This is frequency resonance. Every vibration has a frequency—the wave’s number of oscillations per second, measured in Hertz (Hz)...
Editor´s Note from Sophia Hansen: The symbology of Sound and Music has always enchanted me. Since Sound is one of the Languages of Light, this article intelligently and aptly describes how our body, mind and spirit respond to the vibration of soundwaves and how they nourish and heal us. I have personally seen and heard many wonderful healing stories from the use of Sound and Music.
“How can you believe in astrology?” my devout Christian friends have asked me. I tell them, “Astrology is not a belief system, but an archetypal, poetic language. I don’t ask you if you ‘believe’ in Japanese. I ask if you speak it. I don’t ask you if you ‘believe’ in music, I ask if you play it. I happen to speak the heavenly tongue of astrology along with thousands of other highly intelligent, inspiring, spiritual, and even scientific astrologers..."
I don’t know if I am a believer of feng shui. I can see and feel if a room is more inviting, or makes me feel exiled or uncomfortable. Maybe I am a partial believer of feng shui. Maybe my approach to a room is based on a sensitivity to the room’s energy achieved by my training as a therapist. In all treatment, the way a room is set up is important...
Editor's Note: How much thought and awareness do we place in the space that we work in as therapists? Dean Quick illustrates this with an inspiring story.
Editor's Note: Music can be the best medicine for everyone. We all are rhythmic beings after all. In this TEDxYouth Talks episode, Board-Certified Music Therapist Tim Ringgold shares his intimate and touching story of how music and people have a powerful relationship.
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