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Singing Meditation

Singing Meditation

Together in Sound and Silence

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This book introduces the spiritual practice of singing meditation, which combines repetitive singing of short, simple, interfaith songs with periods of undirected silence. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced singers.

Authors: Ruthie Rosauer, Liz Hill

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Recover the voice of your soul and reclaim your birthright to sing. This book introduces the spiritual practice of singing meditation, which combines repetitive singing of short, simple, interfaith songs with periods of undirected silence. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced singers, singing meditation uses the power of song to connect the heart and mind. This volume includes an overview of the musical and religious roots of singing meditation, instructions for participants and facilitators, and sample songs.

Singing Meditation in the Media

Review in The Lutheran

Review in Spirituality and Practice

An excellent video from the Youngstown, Ohio Vindicator

Listen to the Ephemerata singers, including author Ruthie Rosauer, on Cauldron of Changes, an ideal song for singing meditation:

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Introduction

Everyone Is Invited

The Singing Meditation Experience

Sacred Music Traditions

Silence and Spirituality

Starting a Group

Leading a Session

Songs

Fill Your Cup

Dhanyavad

May There Be Peace

Mother I Feel You

Namaste

Nigun No.

Radhe Govinda Bolo

Use Me (A Channel for Light)

Cherish This Hour

Joy

Chanting: The Ten-Time Rule

Glossary

Resources

Joined in song, our emotions are not merely stirred; they merge and dissolve with the emotions of others, deepening our human connection. Our voices create a net of sound that binds us tightly together. When we gather to sing sacred songs, the song and the act of singing together strengthen our spiritual community by bolstering our sense of fellowship.

Praise for Singing Meditation

"In a culture that often severs musical and artistic talent from all except a few anointed ones, this book is restorative. Following Hill and Rosauer's text is like having an ancient time traveler accompany the reader through the roots of the Tree of Life, one that grows thousands of branches of music, and musicians. This work is filled with gentle, supportive explanations reminding: Yes music is part of your soul, the legacy you were born with and born to."

—Clarissa Pinkola Est?s, Ph.D., author Women Who Run With the Wolves

"Singing Meditation offers the church musician a powerful tool to help people reclaim their singing voices. This spiritual practice may soon take its place alongside church choirs and drum circles as a way for "just folks" to participate in a rich musical tradition."

—Barbara Miller, music director, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore.

"Timely, deliberately practical, and joyfully informative, this book is an enthusiastic invitation to experience a transformative spiritual practice through song."

—Steve Spina, Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

"In this ever louder, ever faster time in which we live, Hill and Rosauer's invitation to combine contemplative silence with communal singing and dancing provides a desperately needed balance."

—Joyce Gilbert, founder, Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network

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