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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 66-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 66-minute CD guides you through each exercise and 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.

James D'Angelo, Ph.D. is an American musician, composer, educator, and workshop leader based in the United Kingdom. Since 1992 he has developed and led therapeutic sound and movement workshops in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States, and he is considered an authority on sound healing therapies.

  • Publisher: Destiny Books (August 22, 2012)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781594774607

“James D’Angelo has created an intriguing journey 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 Frequencies and Healing Sounds and director of the Sound Healers

“As sound pioneer, concert musician, music philosopher, and conduit of the 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 transforming 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 voice 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 VoiceFoundation and Training Program and author of The Naked V

“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’ 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 word play while naming chakra characteristics is insightful and articulate. His accompanying 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 St

“James’s passionate, humble, humorous, and scholarly dedication to the transforming 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.”

– Chloe Goodchild, founder of the Naked Voice Training Program

“This author, a musician and sound-healing therapist, provides spiritual insight along with detailed techniques for revitalizing the soul with sound...The free 72-minute CD makes it easy for everyone to begin using sound for spiritual development and healing.”

– Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight, October 2012

Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras is a book to return to again and again in your own quest for using sound for meditation and healing.”

– Sound Travels, November 2012

Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras: Vowels, Consonants, and Syllables for Spiritual Transformation pairs a 66-minute CD with a practical guide to using the Sacred Alphabet and comes from a sound-healing teacher who considers connections between the 7 chakras and vowel, consonant and syllable combinations. His descriptions embrace psychological and spiritual insights as well, showing how to harness the power of sound in the healing process and how to use them in deep meditation. A ‘must’ for any music, new age and alternative healing collection!”

– Midwest Book Review, November 2012

“James D’Angelo is one of those writers whose love of sound and all things musical resonates through his prose making it a delight to read. His new book, complete with demonstration CD, offers a practice that is a delight to do, tuning oneself as a spiritual instrument, an inner adventure that is also a ritual pathway to healing and transformation through the vibratory powers of vowels and consonants.”

– Grethe Hooper Hansen, former head of The Society for Affective Learning and co-founder of Early Chil

“D’Angelo reveals a universe which begins in primordial sound, and in which one can learn to vocalize in resonance with the vibration of that Divine sound. This resonance can be enlightenment itself, and it can allow one to be a source of Divine expression in the world. For those seeking practices that will make a real difference in one’s spiritual unfoldment, I highly recommend this book and CD set.”

– Metaguide, January 2013

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