Why is it that certain intervals, scales and tones sound genuine and others false? Is the modern person able to experience a qualitative difference in a tone's pitch? If so, what are the implications for modern concert pitch and how instruments of fixed tuning are tuned? Maria Renold tackles these and many other questions, providing a wealth of scientific data. Her pioneering work is the result of a lifetime's research into Western music's Classical Greek origins, as well as a search for new developments in modern times. She strives to deepen musical understanding through Rudolf Steiner's spiritual-scientific research, and she also elucidates many of Steiner's often puzzling statements about music.
Science is beginning to prove what ancient cultures fully embraced: your voice can become one of the most powerful agents of transformation in every facet of your life. Free Your Voice offers you the liberating insights and personal instruction of music healing legend Silvia Nakkach, whose four-decade immersion in the voice as a creative force makes her a uniquely qualified educator. With co-author Valerie Carpenter, Silvia shows how to reclaim the healing potential of your voice (regardless of training or experience) through more than 100 enjoyable exercises that are steeped in spiritual tradition and classical vocal technique and backed by the latest science. Free Your Voice invites us to “savor a banquet of our own divine sounds” as we practice breathwork, chant, and other yogic techniques for emotional release, opening to insight, and much more. Supplemented by 32 downloadable digital audio tracks offering Silvia's guidance through many of the exercises, here is a definitive resource for implementing the voice as an instrument of healing and fulfillment, exploring: How to develop a practice of breath and voice, performed with consistency and imagination, where sound designs its own landscapes through the expressive power of the voice A series of sonorous yogic practices that involve subtle movements and the sustained focus of the mind in sound A gentle path for developing a voice that is fully embodied, uniquely expressive, and played like a fine musical instrument Invocatory words and ancient seed sounds that deliver explicit spiritual information for expansion of consciousness and well-being A beginning repertory of mantras and chants from many cultures that you can build on and share as you deepen your practice Techniques for vocal improvisation to engage your singing imagination and enrich your musical offerings How to foster confidence and kindness toward yourself as a vulnerable chanteur of the universal song How to cultivate singing as a spiritual practice for yourself and to serve a larger community “With regular practice,” writes Silvia, “vocalizing, singing, and chanting become an ordinary miracle that effortlessly leads you to a sense of self-confidence, compassion, and Love Supreme.” Free Your Voice is your guide to discovering, opening, and revealing the full potential of your own voice.
Henry Barnes, the author of A Life for the Spirit, brings us a comprehensive view of the roots and development of anthroposophy throughout North America. From its seminal beginnings with a few hearty souls in New York City, it moved across the prairies to the west coast and beyond, to Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii, and took root in the hearts and minds of the "new world." Here is the story of those adventurous spirits who took responsibility for bringing the work of Rudolf Steiner to North America in the form of study groups, agricultural initiatives, Waldorf and special education, the arts, and so much more.
American pianist and composer Walter Rummel's glamorous career lasted from the 1920's until his death in 1953. During his career, Rummel performed with the leading conductors of his day and was a friend of Claude Debussy, Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and Queen Elisabeth and King Leopold III of Belgium. His biography reveals the inspiration his playing provided for some of the leading figures of Europe during the two world wars.
Through experiential exercises and careful reasoning, "Uncovering the Voice" provides a new, spiritually enlivened interpretation of the processes involved in singing. It develops knowledge of the essential nature of song, and summons us to work for the purity and preservation of true singing. First published in Germany in 1938, "Uncovering the Voice" disappeared under the weight of political events and the Second World War and was not republished until the 1970s. The new English edition of this classic work includes a biographical account of the author by Jurgen Schriefer, as well as previously unpublished photographs."
Michael has regular visits with beings from other worlds and dimensions to understand our purpose for being on this world and in this dimension.