Jill Purce on the Healing Voice (#92)

About the Guest

Jill Purce is recognized internationally as the pioneer of both the sound & the ancestral healing movements. In the 1970s she introduced the teaching of overtone chanting throughout the world & the spiritual potential of the voice for healing & meditation. In the early 1970s she lived & worked with German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen exploring the spiritual dimension of music. She learned overtone chanting in the Himalayas with the chant master of the Gyutö Tibetan Monastery. Jill practiced Dzogchen since 1978 with, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. In the last 40 years she pioneered her workshops, Healing Voice & Healing the Family and Ancestors, the latter a unique combination of Family constellations, chant & ceremony. Author of The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul. Her recordings include Overtone Chanting Meditations and The Healing Voice. She lives in London with her husband, Rupert Sheldrake and their two sons, musician Cosmo and ecologist Merlin. www.healingvoice.com

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. The symbol of spirals and the journey of the soul
  2. How forms come into being
  3. Morphic resonance and how working with sound relates to Rupert Sheldrake’s theory
  4. Western culture’s loss of relationship to sound and the effects of externalizing sound as entertainment
  5. The human body as a wind instrument
  6. Reclaiming our voices through the use of the voice as a meditative tool
  7. Hear a sample of Jills overtone chanting, magical, meditative technique
  8. Untangling the web of ancestral fields to heal families and ancestors
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