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About me:
JILL PURCE www.healingvoice.com.
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. Through her workshops, Inner Sound and Voice; The Healing Voice; Re-enchanting the World; and Ritual and Resonance- Healing the Family, she has taught internationally for over forty years, teaching diverse forms of sacred chant, and especially overtone chanting .She is the author of "The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul" 1974, a book about the evolution of consciousness in spiritual traditions, art and psychology. For fifteen years as General Editor of "Art and Imagination" she produced over thirty books on Sacred Traditions, Art and Cosmology, After receiving an Honours degree in Fine Art, she was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in King’s College Biophysics Department, University of London, where she initiated a dialogue between science and mysticism with Maurice Wilkins (Nobel prize for DNA).Between 1971-4 she lived and worked in Germany with the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen investigating the spiritual dimension of music. Interested in the magical properties of the voice, she learnt overtone chanting( producing chords or simultaneous notes octaves apart). The latter she studied in the Himalayas with the chantmaster of the Gyutö Tibetan Monastery and Tantric College. She has been following the philosophy andpractice of Dzogchen since 1978, when she first met the Tibetan Lama, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. She has worked with American Indians and Shamans from different traditions. Some of her published articles include: Patterns of Growth in Nature and Consciousness; Time and the Music of Form; Creative Tension; Harmonics of Mind and Body; Sound in Mind and Body; Healing Resonance; Re-enchanting the World; The Healing Voice; Being In Tune. Her recordings are "Overtone Chanting Meditations" and "The Healing Voice" She stayed in India with Father Bede Griffiths, where she also taught. She worked in a number of closed Anglican communities in order to re-establish the contemplative power of chant. She has taught the English Shakespeare Company and led seminars and workshops for English National Opera. As well giving lectures and workshops all over the world she teaches in hospitals, schools, monastic communities as well as the business sector. She lives in London with her husband, the biologist Rupert Sheldrake and their two sons.
Karlheinz Stockhausen
chantmaster of the Gyutö Tibetan Monastery

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At 7:45pm on July 2, 2014, Moisés Pérez Miguélez said…

Hi from Spain!

I sing with "MuOM, Barcelona Overtone Singing Choir" & we visit London & Wales at the end of this month! It'd be a genuine blessing for the group if you are able to attend an event or share the info with some of your contacts, if you feel inspired to do so.

Thank you & enjoy your week!

"MuOM, Barcelona Overtone Singing Choir" in concert:

Friday July 25th - 8:30pm
St. Peter’s Vauxhall Church
(amazing acoustics!)
Vauxhall Station
£10 online now / £13 door:

Saturday July 26th - 8:00pm
St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace & Reconciliation
("Listen to the World Concert Series")
Liverpool Street Station
£12 - please book online:

Sunday, July 27th - doors open 7:30pm
Llangollen Fringe Festival, Wales (closing concert)
(in the ruins of a spectacular abbey)
£7.50 - please book online:

Facebook event page for all 3 concerts:
(your click on "going" genuinely helps :)

video clips:
(new, short clip) www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=691106300984279

At 10:45am on July 1, 2010, Arjopa said…
Dear Jill!
Thank you so much for your OMN friendship!
We admire you wonderful work since ages!

Hope you like our Khoomei Throatsinging Folk Rock,too!

Greetings from Berlin!
Arjopa & The Master U-like

At 2:06am on March 12, 2010, wolfman said…

dear jill,

what can i say?.


make it real, join the party party, thanx
At 7:20pm on April 16, 2008, Kolja Simon said…
At 9:20pm on April 15, 2008, Tran Quang Hai said…
Dear Jill,
I am glad to know that you are now a member of the Overtone Music Network. Hope that you will discover other performers' techniques.
Tran Quang Hai

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