The following materials were used a source material for my article on the Power of Music in the WellBeing Annual, released in Australia in December 1997.



My thanks to Dr Rita Crews and Kay Distel for their assistance and support for the writing of this article. Kay Distel is President of the Health and Education Association for Research into Sound, 'HEARS" which provides contacts and further reading material on many aspects of sound and healing. Ph (02) 6259-1364




1. Kathleen Raine, The Inner Journey of the Poet p.88

2. Joachim-Ernst Berendt, The Third Ear, outside back.

3. ibid p.29

4 . ibid p.17

5. ibid p.29

6. Dr Thomas Verny Secret Life of the Unborn Child, p.72

7 . Dr Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind, p122-123

8. Ruth Bright, Music Therapy and the Dementias, p32

9. Joachim-Ernst Berendt, The Third Ear, p.79

10. Kay Distel, 'Sounds That Heal', Natural Health magazine , Oct/Nov 1993

11 . Lucy Harmer, interview with Kavan at the World Congress of Alternative and Biological Medicines, Mexico 1995



1. Buzan, T.(1993) The Mind Map Book, - BBC Books, London

2. Tomatis, Dr.A.(1991) The Conscious Ear, Station Hill Press, New York

3. Berendt, J.A.(1988) The Third Ear, Element Books Ltd, Dorset

4. Campbell, D.(1989) The Roar of Silence, Quest Books, Wheaton

5. Campbell, D(1991) Music Physician for Times to Come, Quest Books, Wheaton

6. Raine, K.(1982) The Inner Journey of the Poet, Allen & Unwin, London

7. Gardner, H.(1984) Frames of Mind, Heinemann, London

8. Verny, Dr.T.(1981) The Secret Life of The Unborn Child, Sphere Books, Glasgow

9. Bright, R.(1988) Music Therapy and the Dementias, MMB Music Inc. Saint Louis

10. Gardner, K. (1988) Joy, Colour and Crystals ' A Journey through the Chakras - The Crossing Press, Freedom, California

11. Steinmetz. J. (1984) Rx for Nurses, A Nurses Guide, Bull Publications. New York


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Bringing Matter to Life with Sound

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