Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in by Benjamin D. Koen

By Benjamin D. Koen

whereas Western medication has conventionally separated tune, technological know-how, and faith into detailed entities, conventional cultures in the course of the international have consistently considered song as a bridge that connects the actual with the non secular. Now, as humans in even the main technologically complex countries around the globe fight with acquiring cheap and trustworthy healthcare insurance, progressively more everyone is turning to those historical cultural practices of ICAM therapeutic (integrative, complementary, and replacement medicine).

With Beyond the Roof of the World, Dr. Benjamin D. Koen finds the Western separation of therapeutic from religious and musical practices as a culturally decided phenomenon, and proves the relevance of scientific ethnomusicology in mild of the globally spreading ICAM therapeutic practices. utilizing the tradition discovered in the towering Pamir Mountains of Badakhshan Tajikistan, in a spot poetically often called the Roof of the area, because the paradigm of ICAM therapeutic, Koen exhibits spirituality and musicality to be in detail intertwined with one's actual lifestyles, wellbeing and fitness and therapeutic. For the 1st time, Koen bridges the common hole among ethnomusicology and song remedy. Koen's wide examine and emersion into the Badakhstan tradition presents the reader with an "insider" viewpoint whereas preserving an "observer's" view, as he infuses the textual content with proper scholarship.

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