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Browse the Inner Traditions online bookstore for a wide variety of books on esoteric influences on music, the Music of the Spheres, the tuning of the world, sound healing, and the power of the voice, as well as CDs of attunements for the chakras and tantra. Read excerpts from well-known authors and experts like Joscelyn Godwin, R. Murray Schafer, Jonathan Goldman, Joshua Leeds, and James D'Angelo. Shop our wide selection of the best esoteric music and sound healing books from Vermont’s leading publisher of books for the mind, body, and spirit.

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    The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties

    The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties

    By Tobias Churton

    Esoteric scholar Tobias Churton explores the origins of the spiritual principles that fueled the artistic, political, and social revolutions of the Sixties. Well known books, films, and music of the era are discussed in light of re-emerging spiritual values.
  2. Into the Mystic

    Into the Mystic

    By Christopher Hill

    Music critic Christopher Hill examines the visionary, spiritual, and mystical influences on the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, the Incredible String Band, the Velvet Underground, and others to show how 1960s rock and roll music transformed consciousness on both the individual and collective levels.
  3. Anatomy of Voice

    Anatomy of Voice

    By Blandine Calais-Germain
    By François Germain

    Using the signature anatomical style of the author’s groundbreaking Anatomy of Movement, this illustrated guide presents a dynamic, integrated study of the physical structures of the vocal tract and their functional relationships to the entire musculoskeletal system.
  4. Music and Its Secret Influence

    Music and Its Secret Influence

    By Cyril Scott

    The works of Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Wagner, and others were actively influenced by a hierarchy of initiates and evolved spiritual intelligences. The author explains how humans are composed not only of a physical, emotional, and mental body but also a sensation body that acts as the bridge between the physical and higher realms.
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    Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras

    Seed Sounds for Tuning the Chakras

    By James D'Angelo, Ph.D.

    Regular Price: $16.99

    Special Price $10.47

    The human voice is a master instrument of transformation, which is why chanting is engaged in many spiritual traditions. This book explores the connections between various sound combinations and each of the 7 chakras and their corresponding psychological traits. The CD provides vocal exercises for healing, meditation, and spiritual development.
  6. The Power of Sound

    The Power of Sound

    By Joshua Leeds

    We are surrounded by sound, and what we hear can either energize or deplete us. Joshua Leeds shows how sound can be a powerful ally. It includes a CD of psycho­acoustically designed classical music for a direct experience of the effect of simplified sound.
  7. Sufi Rapper

    Sufi Rapper

    By Abd al Malik

    Award-winning French rap star Abd al Malik recounts his journey from the ghettos of Strasbourg through radical Islam to the Sufi message of universal love, offering an intimate look at life in the ghettos and madrassas of Europe's poorest neighborhoods.
  8. Mozart the Freemason

    Mozart the Freemason

    By Jacques Henry

    Mozart’s understanding of the use of symbol allowed him to create music that would lead the listener into a harmony that transcended earthly existence. Jacques Henry provides a rigorous and original analysis of Mozart’s works that reveals their inner meaning as shaped by the composer’s profound embrace of the spiritual principles of Freemasonry.
  9. Attunements for Day and Night

    Attunements for Day and Night

    By Harish Johari

    Japa--the repeated chanting of a mantra--is an age-old Hindu technique to help you become attuned with the planets and their ruling deities and thereby create peace and prosperity in your life. Noted Tantric scholar Harish Johari chants the mantras associated with the Sun and the Moon. 60-minute CD.
  10. Ritual Drumming

    Ritual Drumming

    By Mishlen Linden
    By Louis Martinié

    This CD presents a sampling of spiritual drumming featuring the conga, shekerai, Middle Eastern dumbekei, Ashanti talking drum (djun-djun), bodhran, trap tom, mridangam, Senegal and Ivory Coast djembes, Haitian agogo, the Chinese finger drum and other percussion instruments. Festival and ritual pieces and compositions for trance and personal meditation are included.

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