book gives, reminds, opens up, new paths of thought."
~ Kristiina K., Turku, Finland
ancients lived in a quiet world where the vast open spaces
gave them a chance to listen to themselves and the vibrations
in and around us. The sound of nature is the sound of creation
and we , or many of us, have to work a little harder, a
good deal harder, to hear it. This book, as with the music,
takes us down that road and encourages us to lift the veils
of confusion around us so we can caste them aside and can
see and hear more clearly.... into ourselves making us ready
for our journeys...and I look forward to journeying with
~ Michelle Johnston, Bath, England, UK
Goodhart is a shaman of old who has returned amongst
us, bringing back the call of the ancients, adapting his
gifts and his magic to the needs of today."
~ Rosemary Barrios, Daughter of the Sun/Spirit Dancer
like artists with a vision and when that vision lights up
with a spiritual fire then I get excited and I find true
nourishment. I find nourishment here.
got Rich's album Earth Spiral Water Sound and in
that album I discovered such a strong vein of excellent
music, a real living stream of creativity and vitality.
I pre ordered Shaman Mirror Medicine Tree and when
it arrived I felt lucky to experience this amazing work
full of chant and natural timbre. Apart from a short collaboration
with Jon Anderson the album had no lyrics.
this book of the same name has been released which fills
out the vision created by these albums in another direction.
If you have these albums this book will add to that experience,
if you don't and you like energised spiritual music, I highly
book is poetry and the care and joy of sound that is in
those albums is in these poems. They very much benefit from
being read aloud, the words and meaning are permeated with
are essays that are a joy to read on the healing qualities
of sound and movement. There are spiritual exercises that
are easy to follow and give good experience.
is a perfect size, about 80 well spaced pages, easy to carry,
easy to hold, nicely laid out.
I treasure this book and recommend it highly."
artist, Aotearoa (New Zealand)
morning I watched the dawn rise , drank my first cup of
tea, played the music and leafed through the book. The book
and the music really are a single connected vision. They
elicit the same emotions, the same responses. Listen to
yourself and be centered, go out from a place of calm self
with care and thought refreshed ready for the day's journey.
the end of the poetry are a number of poems that some may
call love poems, rather like calling the music medatitive
music or healing music. For me those are categories I would
rather, as I do with the music, express it in terms of what
it achieves: Music that can heal because it can, and does
do a great deal more. Similiarly this last section of poems
are poems about the nature of love and its subtleties.
I find comforting and reassuring is these poems capture
the nature and aspiration of love which makes our spirit
dance and soul fulfilled. It maybe the consequence of being
middle aged but seeking love through the prism of the soul
feels more complete than the way we seek love when we are
younger maybe when we are younger we merely hear our body
calling, later on it is our whole being."
Michelle Johnston, Bath, England, UK
Rich, really enjoyed your book, good explanations of sound
and its effect on us - interspersed with such deep and sweet
poems. I am doing the sounds at the end of my qigong sessions,
definitely feel something."
Roseanne Schnoll, PhD, RD, CDN
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Brooklyn College of CUNY