The Naked Voice: Transform Your Life through the Power of Sound
North Atlantic Books, 2015
Both science and spirituality agree that every particle of matter, every phenomenon we experience, is a form of resonance or vibration. The human voice is quite literally a mouthpiece of this truth; there is no form of expression more personal, more tied to our identities, than our voices. With simple inspirational exercises, this book by renowned voice teacher Chloe Goodchild gives readers the tools to guide them in a process of sound healing and soul communication that is guaranteed to open the heart and restore forgiveness, compassion, and interconnectedness between individuals and in their communities.
At the heart of every human journey exists the longing to feel at home in one's self and in the world. In a unique response to meet this longing, Chloe Goodchild invites you on a compelling adventure of self-discovery and creative fulfillment through a direct experience of your own authentic voice--the voice of your personal authority, the song of your soul. Going beyond traditional vocal training guides, this book will appeal to anyone wishing to encounter themselves at a primal level through the medium of the voice.
"Chloë Goodchild has written a book that is a major contribution to our understanding of the power of sound and music. From her personal experiences as a singer to the many decades she has worked to empower people through their voices, she has discovered the deep truths inherent in coming into our true, authentic voice and nurturing our souls. This book is a must-read for sound healers, music therapists, physicians, and therapists. It is an astonishing accomplishment."
Barbara J. Crowe, Arizona State University director of music therapy, and author of Music and Soulmaking: Toward a New Theory of Music Therapy
"Chloë Goodchild's clarity of tone--both in her music and in her book--penetrates to the bone. I revel in both her songs and words, especially when she surrenders to the mystery of devotion. In the West we usually shy away from pure devotion, often for legitimate reasons. But Chloë evokes the open, trembling, courageous heart of devotion that more deeply invites us into the danger of living. I celebrate and recommend her work."
Gangaji, spiritual teacher and author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story
"For many years now, through a time in which the sound of the soul has been largely muted by the din of the world, Chloë Goodchild's characteristic optimism and joy have encouraged it to raise its voice in song. Her work has touched and opened many lives, and the light and beauty of her truly liberating spirit shine throughout
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