The human spine with its primary and secondary curves looks like a standing wave. Is it possible, asks the author, that energy echoes like a standing wave between these curves in order to maintain the structural and neural integrity of the spine and nervous system? That question led Dr. Wieder into research on the resonance of the spine. Her studies reveal that each bone of the spine has its own tone and frequency, and that applying specific vibrational frequencies directly to the vertebrae generates a sympathetic response that activates the embedded harmonics that help maintain healthy functioning. This book provides an overview of the history of harmonic healing from ancient times to the present, and chapters on how sound creates form and the neurobiological basis of vibrational healing. But the core of the book is about a vibrational therapy called bone toning, how it was developed and how it can be applied.
Author: June Leslie Wieder
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This one-of-a-kind text describes the specific anatomy and neuromusculoskeletal relationships of the human spine, with special emphasis on structures affected by manual spinal techniques. A comprehensive review of the literature explores current research of spinal anatomy and neuroanatomy, bringing practical applications to basic science. A full chapter on surface anatomy includes tables for identifying vertebral levels of deeper anatomic structures, designed to assist with physical diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of the spine, as well as evaluation of MRI and CT scans. High-quality, full-color illustrations show fine anatomic detail. Red lines in the margins draw attention to items of clinical relevance, clearly relating anatomy to clinical care. Spinal dissection photographs, as well as MRIs and CTs, reinforce important anatomy concepts in a clinical context. Revisions to all chapters reflect an extensive review of current literature. New chapter on the pediatric spine discusses the unique anatomic changes that take place in the spine from birth through adulthood, as well as important clinical ramifications. Over 170 additional illustrations and photos enhance and support the new information covered in this edition.
Author: Gregory D. Cramer,Susan A. Darby
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
How can an abstract sequence of sounds so intensely express emotional states? How does music elicit or arouse our emotions? What happens at the physiological and neural level when we listen to music? How do composers and performers practically manage the expressive powers of music? How have societies sought to harness the powers of music for social or therapeutic purposes? In the past ten years, research into the topic of music and emotion has flourished. In addition, the relationship between the two has become of interest to a broad range of disciplines in both the sciences and humanities. The Emotional Power of Music is a multidisciplinary volume exploring the relationship between music and emotion. Bringing together contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, musicologists, musicians, and philosophers, the volume presents both theoretical perspectives and in-depth explorations of particular musical works, as well as first-hand reports from music performers and composers. In the first section of the book, the authors consider the expression of emotion within music, through both performance and composing. The second section explores how music can stimulate the emotions, considering the psychological and neurological mechanisms that underlie music listening. The third section explores how different societes have sought to manage and manipulate the power of music. The book is valuable for those in the fields of music psychology and music education, as well as philosophy and musicology
Multidisciplinary perspectives on musical arousal, expression, and social control
Author: Tom Cochrane,Bernardino Fantini,Klaus R. Scherer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders. In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen's keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries. We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Why is this island idea so important? Because islands are where species most commonly go extinct -- and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth's landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity. Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. We also meet some fascinating human characters. By the book's end we are wiser, and more deeply concerned, but Quammen leaves us with a message of excitement and hope.
Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
Author: David Quammen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the spring of 1862, Lucy McKim, the nineteen-year-old daughter of a Philadelphia abolitionist Quaker family, traveled with her father to the Sea Islands of South Carolina to aid him in his efforts to organize humanitarian aid for thousands of newly freed slaves. During her stay she heard the singing of the slaves in their churches, as they rowed their boats from island to island, and as they worked and played. Already a skilled musician, she determined to preserve as much of the music as she could, quickly writing down words and melodies, some of them only fleeting improvisations. Upon her return to Philadelphia, she began composing musical settings for the songs and in the fall of 1862 published the first serious musical arrangements of slave songs. She also wrote about the musical characteristics of slave songs, and published, in a leading musical journal of the time, the first article to discuss what she had witnessed. In Songs of Sorrow renowned music scholar Samuel Charters tells McKim's personal story. Letters reveal the story of young women’s lives during the harsh years of the war. At the same time that her arrangements of the songs were being published, a man with whom she had an unofficial “attachment” was killed in battle, and the war forced her to temporarily abandon her work. In 1865 she married Wendell Phillips Garrison, son of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, and in the early months of their marriage she proposed that they turn to the collection of slave songs that had long been her dream. She and her husband—a founder and literary editor of the recently launched journal The Nation—enlisted the help of two associates who had also collected songs in the Sea Islands. Their book, Slave Songs of the United States, appeared in 1867. After a long illness, ultimately ending in paralysis, she died at the age of thirty-four in 1877. This book reclaims the story of a pioneer in ethnomusicology, one whose influential work affected the Fisk Jubilee Singers and many others.
Lucy McKim Garrison and Slave Songs of the United States
Author: Samuel Charters
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Judith Moore knew she had bene brought up by loving parents. Before age 40 she had no memory of childhood trauma, although she knew she had bene sick a lot mor ethan most peoople -- but it wasn't until she joinged an incest survivors' group to help her adopted daughter that the memories began surfacing. In this brave and groundbreaking work, Judith Moore shares her shattering revelations of the reality of HIGH-LEVEL MIND CONTROL. She opens the pages of her journal and the innermost feelings of her heart to share with the reader her JOUNREY TO WHOLENESS and to healing. Her early environment, rich in NATIVE AMERICAN FOLK-LORE, helps her in her quest. With the help of caring prefessionals, she researces, travels, investigates and meditates in an effort to set herself free, to reclaim her very sense of herself a sa person. Her search leads her into terrifying, unknown territory and ILLUMINATING DISCVOERIES about her own psyche and that of today's society as a whole.
Author: Judith Moore
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Sometimes finding your own voice is a matter of listening to the heart.... Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment....For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent -- and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.
A Novel in Five Voices
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Song of Lilith is a shout of light, combining poetry and artwork in a powerful ode to truth, transformation, and homecoming. Like Adam, Lilith was created out of clay to be an equal partner in Eden. When the equality of their partnership is brutally shattered, Lilith flees Eden in a desperate attempt to maintain her humanity. Outlawed from earthly presence and power, she faces her fears, defeats her demons, and grows in strength. Many years later, the weary and disillusioned descendants of Adam and Eve call out for Lilith, and she returns home with the gifts of wisdom, courage, independence, and passion.
Author: Joy Kogawa,Lilian Broca
Publisher: Global Professional Publishi
The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine provides all the state-of-the-art coverage you need on both operative and non-operative treatments for different clinical pathologies of the aging spine. Dr James Yue and a team of talented, pioneering orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons cover hot topics like minimally invasive fusion, dynamic stabilization, state-of-the-art intraspinous and biologic devices, and more...in print and online. Search the full text and access a video library online at expertconsult.com. Master the very latest techniques and technologies through detailed step-by-step surgical instructions, tips, and pearls. Stay current on the state-of-the-art in intraspinous and biologic devices—such as Stent (Alphatec) and Optimesh Spineology; thoracic techniques—kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and spacers; and conservative treatment modalities—including injection therapies, acupuncture, and yoga. Make expert-guided decisions on techniques and device selection using the collective clinical experience of pioneering editors and contributors. Identify the advantages and disadvantages for the full range of available microsurgical and endoscopic techniques for management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pathology—minimally invasive fusion, reconstruction, decompression, and dynamic stabilization.
Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques - Expert Consult
Author: James J. Yue,Richard Guyer,J. Patrick Johnson,Larry T. Khoo,Stephen H. Hochschuler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Two thousand years before Dante, Michelangelo and the Medici of the Renaissance, the extraordinary Etruscans civilized central Italy. 3 generations of the ambitious Porenna-Laris clan 2 powerful rival cities threaten to tear apart this noble family 1 mysterious Flutist guides their journey to the afterlife. Meanwhile, The Great Prediction heralds doom. Amidst pestilence, tyranny, deceit and murder, sophisticated Etruria prospers. Magnificent temples, sumptuous dwellings and roads with arched bridges dot the land. Men revere women. Women own property. Couples eat together at banquets wearing fashionable tunics and stylish leather shoes, while the rest of the cosmos goes barefoot. Wealth, wisdom and artistic beauty abound. Opulent tombs provide for eternal contentment. Praise the gods! Glory to the Etruscans! Rosalind Burgundy brings the unique Etruscans to life in the stirring epic Song of The Flutist
Epic of the Ancient Etruscans
Author: Rosalind Burgundy
In the poetry of Song of Earth, eternal, transcendental Beauty manifests on the ephemeral terrestrial scene as an enchanting flower, a breathtaking seascape, the frenetic spin of new love, and the intelligent search for ultimate Truth in the union of soul and Spirit: "Taking a slowly turn, the four eyes of two lovers met, true to two heart's promise, with a billion billion years hence memory, sense fled sensibility, and she quaked, as electric current melted the moments of fluid time, and displaced the atoms of aquatic space: two were who? Alleviated from what separates, thrown into-for instance sake-a monopole subnuclear state, and grassfires sped from incendiary slates, spelling from Quidalba's eyes-with unseen, unnoticed, undefined tears of grace: for what cries in salt sea water has one ocean for proof to wet. And in the instantary oneness, Quidalba lost her self; feeling the thoughts of Tandtlor, inspecting the contents of his heart, Tandtlor and Quidalba were married by recognition of what reflected in this mirror-eternal verity of Self seeing same." -from the poem, Tandtlor and Quidalba: Love Affair and the Monopole
Author: S. R. Osborn
Category: Literary Criticism
Set in post-World War II Shanghai, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a girl born of the longtong, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods. Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks fame in the Miss Shanghai beauty pageant, and this fleeting moment of stardom becomes the pinnacle of her life. During the next four decades, Wang Qiyao indulges in the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly playing mahjong during the antirightist Movement and exchanging lovers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of modern Chinese history, Wang Qiyao emerges in the 1980s as a purveyor of "old Shanghai" a living incarnation of a new, commodified nostalgia that prizes splendor and sophistication only to become embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth. From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful tale of old China versus new, of perseverance in the face of adversity, is a timeless rendering of our never-ending quest for transformation and beauty.
A Novel of Shanghai
Author: Anyi Wang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In his new collection of verse, Michael R. Collings touches upon themes of science fiction, myth and fantasy, and horror. The well-known SF writer Orson Scott Card says: "Collings's poetry is a path, a road, sometimes even a highway, taking you to destinations you did not even know you wanted to visit, and yet you always did in some deep place in your heart, and when he takes you there, you recognize it and realize that you are, for this moment, home."
Poems of Science Fiction, Myth and Fantasy, & Horror
Author: Michael R. Collings
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Translated from the Coptic, Pig Latin, Aramaic and Greek by Yaq Cuartz, The Song Itself is the memoir of a nameless and sexless messenger whose memory and world are set ablaze by contact with an ancient Gnostic codex. After witnessing the aftermath of a brutal murder ignited by the codex, the protagonist must face a cult of arson-loving linguists, a luthier-psychopomp, an Egyptian alchemist and a Dionysian ghost. Religious, mystical and philosophical elements burn in dreams, conversations and events while the narrator seems to be withholding a ghastly truth. Sacrilegious and controversial, The Song Itself is a caffeine ingesting, chain smoking tour through an absurd world that is about to explode into flames.
Author: Yaq Cuartz,Yq Cuartz
John Love drifts in on the grey North Sea tide to grace a remote island off the English coast. The stranger effects an immediate messianic glow upon the bladder-wracked community of odds and sods, making disciples of the most unlikely characters.
Author: Chris Hill
Publisher: Skylight Press
In 1987, medical transcriptionist Patricia Pereira suddenly started receiving telepathic communications from the star Arcturus and was requested to begin a series of galactically inspired manuscripts, Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light is the fourth volume in the series. The mission of this series of books is to awaken us to our individual and collective spiritual obligation for the health and well being of our planet and all creatures who live upon her. Philosophical in cope, the essays in these books provide pragmatic, practical suggestions for emotional, mental physical, and spiritual transformation. They remind us of our familial relationships to beings of light who inhabit the great star nations. Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light moves beyond solely Arcturian energies to incorporate high-level representatives of the brotherhoods of light, including Christ Essence and Sanat Kumara of the Order of Melchizedek.
Arcturian Star Chronicles, Volume Four
Author: Patricia Pereira
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN
All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love
Author: George R. R. Martin,Gardner Dozois
Publisher: Simon and Schuster