Sounds for Tuning the Chakras: Vowels, Consonants and Syllables for
by James D’Angelo, Ph.D.
Published by Destiny Books (division of Inner
Traditions International, Rochester Vermont). soft cover, 118pp. ISBN
$14.95 (USD) & £12.99 (UKS). Includes 66 minute CD.
A practical guide to vocally resonating your energetic and psychological
centers to balance the emotions, purify the soul, and dissipate negative
• 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
the chakras, leading to spiritual transformation and wholeness as energetic
blockages and negative states are dissipated
• Includes a 60-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 60-minute CD guides you through each exercise
as well as 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.
Considered an authority on sound healing therapies, James D’Angelo
is an awardwinning and published composer, musician, educator, and workshop
leader based in the United Kingdom. Formerly on the music faculties
of the City University of New York and Goldsmiths College, London, since
1994 he has developed and led therapeutic sound and movement workshops
in Great Britain, Europe, and the United States. The author of The Healing
Power of the Human Voice, he lives in Gloucester, England.
Buy the book through the links below.
"As a sound pioneer, concert
musician, music philosopher, and conduit of 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 tramsforming
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 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 Voice
Foundation and Training Program and Author of The Naked
"James D'Angelo has created an intriguing jorney 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 Frquencies
and Healing Sounds and Director of the Sound Healers Association.
"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's 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 wordplay while naming
chakra characteristics is insightful and articulate. His accompnying
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 Studies and
Director of Education at the International Sound Healing Network.
Healing Power of the Human Voice:
Mantras, Chants and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony
Published by Healing Arts Press (division of Inner Traditions International).
Soft cover, 177pp. ISBN 159477050-6.
$19.95 (USD) & £16.99 (UKS) Includes 72 minute CD.
In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces
the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises
to put these concepts into practice. He explains in detail the meanings
and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression,
from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs.
He reveals the power of singing and the ways in which group singing
can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic
classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows
how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantras to help
clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the
techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualised context
and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward
inner harmony, health, and peace. In addition, the author demonstrates
all the major vocal techniques on the accompanying CD - including mantras,
chants from major religious traditions, seed sounds and syllables, and
overtones - giving you all the tools necessary to create these sounds
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"His book connects ancient
theories with modern intuition through the vital and significant
role of the voice in health and spirituality. Explore your own
inner world with James D'Angelo as your guide and inspiration."
Don Campbell, author of 'The Mozart Effect'.
"The book is full of pertinent and practical exercises
on the uses of the voice as a healinbg instrument. I highly
Jonathan Goldman, author of 'Healing Sounds'.
"James D'Angelo is an engaging and insightful guide to
the sounds we produce. The information and exercises in The
Healing Power of the Human Voice provide great value for anyone
seeking equanimity and wellness in their lives."
Joshua Leeds, psychoacoustic music producer and author of 'The
Power Of Sound and Sonic Alchemy'.
“There will come a time when a diseased
condition will not be described as it is today by the physicians and
psychologists, but it will be spoken of in musical terms, as one would
speak of a piano that was out of tune.”