Track: Transpersonal Psychology, Psychotherapy and Clinical Studies
The Healing Voice and Healing the Family and Ancestors
This experiential lecture will explore how sound and the voice have been understood and used in different traditions as one of the most effective ways to balance the mind and body and ultimately achieve enlightenment. Jill will show how we can empower our lives by using our voice to release a uniquely powerful energy, which can be used for physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual healing. By freeing the voice in certain ways it is possible to find physical health and emotional joy and spiritual ecstasy. We will experience the ancient magic of Mongolian overtone chanting, sacred songs, chants, sonic meditations and more. Jill will also talk about her development of sonorous family constellations, which heal the resonant field of the family. When earlier family members die or 'leave" prematurely, trapped and painful patterns of exclusion act as magnets or attractors for later generations. Jill will talk about her work, which finds the key to unlock persistent patterns, so order is restored and the family system opened to the light of revelation and redemption, the key that sets the individual and the family and later generations free. Have fun while learning to use, share, extend and free your voice with the international pioneer of sound and ancestral healing.
Post-Conference workshop: Healing Voice Workshop – Liberation Through the Ecstasy of Chant – Heal Our Soul with the Sound of our Voice
Jill Purce is recognized internationally as the pioneer of both the sound and the ancestral healing movements. In the1970's she introduced the teaching of overtone chanting throughout the world. After her postgraduate Fellowship in the Biophysics Department at Kings College London, working with Maurice Wilkins (nobel prize for DNA), she lived and worked with German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen exploring the spiritual dimension of music. She learned overtone chanting in the Himalayas with the chant master of the Gyutö Tibetan Monastery and Tantric College. Jill has been following the philosophy and practice of Dzogchen since 1978, when she started working with the Tibetan Lama, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. She lectures and conducts workshops internationally, especially The Healing Voice, and has taught the English National Opera and The English Shakespeare Company, as well as teaching in hospitals, schools, monastic communities, and businesses. In the last 20 years she pioneered her workshops, Healing the Family and Ancestors, a unique combination of Family constellations, chant and ceremony. Jill, is the author of The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul. Her recordings include Overtone Chanting Meditations and The Healing Voice. She lives in London with her husband, the biologist Rupert Sheldrake and their two sons, biologist Merlin and musician Cosmo Sheldrake.