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Interviews with Kathleen Karlsen, MA, author of Vocal Medicine: Transformation through Sound

Discussions, radio shows and talks.

Gesundheit! Radio Show

Kathleen Karlsen with Jacobus Hollewijn

 

Approximately 3 hours total listening.

Thirty second excerpt talk on the practice of kirtan. QUALIFYING ENERGY in the practice of kirtan as an individual and a group. Health Talk radio show with Kathleen Karlsen hosted by Jacobus Hollewijn, March 30, 2019.
  • Introduction to Kirtan
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  • Kathleen Karlsen and Jacobus Hollewijn
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Introduction to Kathleen Karlsen and the Practice of Kirtan: Covers Kathleen's background and interests. How did she come to write her book Vocal Medicine: Transformation through Sound? What is the meaning of the band name Shakti Bliss Kirtan? How does chanting bring positive energy into your life?
  • What is Kirtan Music?
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  • Kathleen Karlsen and Jacobus Hollewijn
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What is Kirtan Music? Covers the instruments of kirtan: harmonium, tabla, kartals, and more. Discussion of band-style kirtan and variety of music in the kirtan genre. Role of call and response chanting versus sing-a-long. Example of basic chant: Sita Ram.
  • The Health Benefits of Art and Music
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  • Kathleen Karlsen with Jacobus Hollewijn
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Health Benefits of Art and Music: How can art and music be used for healing? How is the energy of chanting used for healing by individuals and in a group kirtan? What are mantras? Why are mantras often in Sanskrit?
  • Chanting as a Healing Practice
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  • Kathleen Karlsen with Jacobus Hollewijn
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Chanting as a Spiritual Practice: The vibrations or manifestation of God in many traditions and forms including nature and the feminine energies of goddesses. Kathleen healing her thyroid with chanting and conscious life changes. Variations in kirtan practice. Chant: Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu. "May all beings be happy and free. May my life contribute in some way to the freedom and happiness of all."
  • Kirtan Potpourri
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  • Kathleen karlsen with Jacobus Hollewwijn
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Kirtan Potpourri: Getting others involved. More about the harmonium. Effects of mantras on the brain: dopamine, oxytocin, lowers stress hormones. Impact on endocrine system including the pineal gland, pituitary, thalamus, hypothalmus. Work of Hans Jenny (1904-1972) with sound wave phenomena and effects of acoustics on matter.
  • The Science and Psychology of Sound
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  • Kathleen karlsen with Jacobus Hollewwijn
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The Science and Psychology of Sound: Creating form through sound. The science of yantras. The psychology of Impressionistic art. Understanding the impact of music: Pokemon Shock Syndrome, synesthesia, Mozart effect, ancient healing temples.

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