New! Part 1 of an interview with Jill on her Healing Family and Ancestor and Healing Voice work. Filmed at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA USA, with Cynthia Cavalli and Gary S. Bobroff, 10th September 2015.
New! Part 2 of the September 2015 interview, talking about her Mandala ceremonies and including a story of synchronicity during her bethrothal to Rupert Sheldrake at an ancient Welsh church in 1985 (which she has never shared publicly before!)
Jill and Deepak discuss many of the miraculous effects of sound, including the creativity of sound, mantra, resonance and overtone chanting (which Jill demonstrates). They talk about the healing and transformative effects of the voice, and the magical, liberating and healing effects of Jill's Healing Voice work.
Jill Purce pioneered the international sound healing movement through her rediscovery of ancient vocal techniques, the power of group chant, and the spiritual potential of the voice as a magical instrument for healing and meditation.
Chant to Change Your Life
I am not modest — I am trying to re-enchant the world and make it magical again through chanting. I want to reintroduce the extraordinary power of group chanting into our daily lives.
Chanting and singing bring joy and ecstasy back into our lives, by allowing us to acknowledge and become part of a power and dimension beyond our own — to praise and participate with the divine. It can also improve our health by reducing stress levels. Humming as we meditate can stop our mind wandering on to past problems and future fears.
Sound in Mind & Body
My particular interest in sound probably came to me in the womb, because my mother was a pianist and my father was a doctor. It is the healing and transformative power of sound that interests me most.
My work with sound started in the late '60's when I saw a film of the work of a man called Hans Jenny, a Swiss engineer and doctor who was influenced by the work of Rudolph Steiner. He was showing the effect of sound on matter. He had made it his life work to demonstrate what happens when you vibrate matter with sound in a variety of ways, and used all kinds of different substances...