I think a lot about music and the power that music has. So this week, let's talk about the role that music plays in ritual!
Music was important to the Chinese philosopher, Confucious, as it has been for shamans around the world and down the ages. In fact I have a little story that tell us just exactly how music came to the earth way back when.
And central to music is Rythm, singing and Dance. So we'll talk about all that stuff. And finally, we'll look at ways to write and create effective chants to be used in our rituals.
Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
Some of the music you'll hear on this weeks show include Loreena Mckennitt: "The Mummers Dance"; Telling Point: "Join in the Dance"; Sharon Knight: "Bardic Voices"; Sacred Earth Drums: "Dancing for a Vision"; Wendy Rule: "Circle Song" and more.
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