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james d'angeloSeed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras: Vowels, Consonants and Syllables for Spiritual Transformation

by James D’Angelo, Ph.D.

Published by Destiny Books (division of Inner Traditions International, Rochester Vermont). soft cover, 118pp. ISBN 978-159477460-7.
$14.95 (USD) & £12.99 (UKS). Includes 66 minute CD.

A practical guide to vocally resonating your energetic and psychological
centers to balance the emotions, purify the soul, and dissipate negative states.

• Explores the intimate connections between specific sounds and syllables, the 7 chakras, and their corresponding psychological traits

• Provides toning exercises using these seed sounds to re-tune and purify
the chakras, leading to spiritual transformation and wholeness as energetic blockages and negative states are dissipated

• Includes a 60-minute CD to guide you through each exercise and the toning of each chakra’s sounds

Using the Sacred Alphabet—the universal sounds of all languages—sound-healing teacher James D’Angelo explores the intimate connections between vowel, consonant, and syllable combinations, each of the 7 chakras, and their corresponding psychological traits. He explains, for example, how the vowel sound “uh” connects to the root chakra and is found in such words as “support” and “trust,” words deeply linked to the emotional character of this chakra. Revealing the voice as the master instrument for transformation—attested by the spiritual traditions that use chanting as an aid to
enlightenment—he provides an extensive selection of vocal exercises to re-tune and purify each chakra and dissipate any related negative states as well as exercises that incorporate multiple chakras for general well-being. The accompanying 60-minute CD guides you through each exercise as well as the proper toning of each chakra’s sounds.

In uniting these sacred seed sounds with their corresponding chakras and psychologies, the author shows how you can enhance the power of these syllables and purposefully harness them for healing, states of deep meditation, and spiritual development. By bringing you closer to the voice of the Absolute, your own voice can be the conduit to the blissful union the soul so deeply desires.
Considered an authority on sound healing therapies, James D’Angelo is an awardwinning and published composer, musician, educator, and workshop leader based in the United Kingdom. Formerly on the music faculties of the City University of New York and Goldsmiths College, London, since 1994 he has developed and led therapeutic sound and movement workshops in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States. The author of The Healing Power of the Human Voice, he lives in Gloucester, England.

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Deep Books


"As a sound pioneer, concert musician, music philosopher, and conduit of perennial wisdom, James D'Angelo is a refreshingly original communicator. Ever since I first heard him, 25 years ago, enchant his audience with a thoroughly engaging presentation of sound healing, I realized that here is a man who walks his talk. James's passionate, humble, humorous, and scholarly dedication to the tramsforming art of sound and voice is celebrated on every page of Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras. It's a spiritual adventure with your voice, with an inventive range of vocal exercises - accessible for everyone - that are both playful and profound. I encourage all my students and friends dedicated to the evolution of consciousness through sound to discover the healing properties of Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras."
Chloe Goodchild, founder of The Naked Voice Foundation and Training Program and Author of The Naked Voice.

"James D'Angelo has created an intriguing jorney into the realm of using self-created sounds for healing and transformation. Well written and finely researched, this book features unique material on the creative sources of sound, as well as exercises and recorded examples on how to apply this information. Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras is a fine addition to the library of anyone interested in this fascinating subject."
Jonathan Goldman, author of Chakra Frquencies and Healing Sounds and Director of the Sound Healers Association.

"James D'Angelo's Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras is an excellent resource for exploring fundamental methodology of using voice for toning exercises and chakra attunements. James's manner of explaining the background and method of working with the chakras is a pleasing mix of traditional wisdom and contemporary insight. His introduction includes an exceptional, concise treatise on the nature of human existence and an endearing exploration into the interrelationship between sound and matter, name and form, across traditions. His wordplay while naming chakra characteristics is insightful and articulate. His accompnying CD adequately demonstrates the many vowel, consonant, breath and seed sounds he utilizes in his many explanations and exercises."
Zacciah Blackburn: Ph.D., Director of the Center of Light Institute of Sound Healing and Shamanic Studies and Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network.

james d'angeloThe Healing Power of the Human Voice:
Mantras, Chants and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony

Published by Healing Arts Press (division of Inner Traditions International).
Soft cover, 177pp. ISBN 159477050-6.
$19.95 (USD) & £16.99 (UKS) Includes 72 minute CD.

In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises to put these concepts into practice. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He reveals the power of singing and the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantras to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualised context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace. In addition, the author demonstrates all the major vocal techniques on the accompanying CD - including mantras, chants from major religious traditions, seed sounds and syllables, and overtones - giving you all the tools necessary to create these sounds yourself.

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Inner Traditions

"His book connects ancient theories with modern intuition through the vital and significant role of the voice in health and spirituality. Explore your own inner world with James D'Angelo as your guide and inspiration."
Don Campbell, author of 'The Mozart Effect'.

"The book is full of pertinent and practical exercises on the uses of the voice as a healinbg instrument. I highly recommend it"
Jonathan Goldman, author of 'Healing Sounds'.

"James D'Angelo is an engaging and insightful guide to the sounds we produce. The information and exercises in The Healing Power of the Human Voice provide great value for anyone seeking equanimity and wellness in their lives."
Joshua Leeds, psychoacoustic music producer and author of 'The Power Of Sound and Sonic Alchemy'.


“There will come a time when a diseased condition will not be described as it is today by the physicians and psychologists, but it will be spoken of in musical terms, as one would speak of a piano that was out of tune.”

Rudolf Steiner


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