Science to Source: Mantras & Chanting
With Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD
June 28 - July 2, 2019
Enjoy mantric language, Vedic healing chant, and auditory stimulation methods. Throughout the ages, by divination, intuition and through trial and error, people from a wide array of circumstances and cultures have employed mantra, chant, and melodic song to communicate with nature and petition the support of a “Divine Source.” The Vedic culture of India is one of the earliest to employ a science of sacred sound for healing, spiritual development, and a path to the “Source”.
The knowledge contained in the Vedas (holy texts) are mantric teachings. These timeless vibratory teachings “illuminate” the manifestation of existence. This vast collection of Sanskrit mantras and hymns were “heard” (śruti) from “Source”, experienced and retained by rishis (seers). They remain in their original form today due to supreme reverence and strict adherence to pedagogy and the prescribed rules of chanting.
Vedic mantras and chants have been passed down via oral transmission by rishis, brahmin priests, acharyas, ayurvedic doctors, chant practitioners, and yoga therapists for the purpose of stimulating self-inquiry and to heal. Practitioners and listeners both experience the beneficial affects on physical, mental and energetic human systems.
Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD, is the founder and director of the Open Ear Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a distinguished pioneer in the field of sound and cross-cultural musical healing applications in healthcare and education. She is a teacher, consultant, clinician, and author. Dr. Cook has extensive training and certifications in auditory stimulation and sensory integration methods including the Tomatis Method and the Listening Fitness Program (LiFT). She is a Fellow of the Association of Music and Imagery (FAMI) and certified in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Pat is a certified Vedic Chant…
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