Sound Vistas

Explorations Through and Beyond the Senses

The Songs I hear – Alana Wood’s Blog

Welcome to my blog “THE SONGS I HEAR”. It is my pleasure to spend some moments sharing with you, stories, prose, poetry and art work I have kept all these years. Some are my creations, some are from others. May these ideas bring you times to ponder as they have for me. If you would like to subscribe to this blog please come join me. I welcome you! This is a free sharing. In awakening consciousness, Alana Woods

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Music and Nature

Shared on January 12th, 2011
By Alana Woods

The concept of music as a healing force began through one philosophical concept held in common by shaman, priests, and ancient prophets: that all that exists in manifestation has a complimentary unmanifested form at its source. The sound of music, therefore, represents a macrocosm of the order of the universe…the movement of galaxies, stars and […]

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Hearing

Shared on January 12th, 2011
By Alana Woods

Long before we had eyes to see, before we could walk, taste or speak, we could hear. Hearing is the first sense to develop in the womb, and is the last sense we have when departing the earth. Helen Keller, born deaf, blind and mute, said that “if you don’t have the sense of seeing, […]

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Music Medicine

Shared on January 12th, 2011
By Alana Woods

We are rapidly moving toward a new science of music…Music Medicine. Walt Whitman once said “Music is what awakens in us when reminded by the instruments.” This conveys the essence of the answer to the question: “Why use music in healing?” It is indeed our own healing energies that awaken in us when activated by […]

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Listening to the Music of Your Cells

Shared on January 12th, 2011
By Alana Woods

In a paper from the Beckman Research Institute in Durante, California, January 5, 1988, geneticist Susumu Ohno, while searching for the chemical origins of life found something else: A WALTZ . Bored with tedious math equations, he decided to convert chemical formulas for living cells into music notes. He felt listening to the complex genetic […]

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Hour of Enchantment

Shared on January 4th, 2011
By Alana Woods

It was a beautiful spring morning in the Northwest as I arrived at the nursing home with my harp to play my usual hour for the residents. I had created a special therapy for them, joining with a massage therapist. She massaged their hands while I played the harp. We gathered wheel chairs together in […]

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Inner Listening

Shared on January 4th, 2011
By Alana Woods

All my life I have been keenly aware of the sound of people’s voices, relationships, and the patterns created in conversations. The first 20 years of my life I lived on a farm in the Midwest still enjoy waking up at the first dawn, watching the waves of light come, listening to the first bird […]

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A Journey to Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Shared on January 4th, 2011
By Alana Woods

Chaco Canyon, near Farmington, NM, is very hot and dry, without shade or water. We had to carry everything in, driving the last 23 miles on a rough dirt road that seemed to go nowhere. We had been warned by the ranger about plague, carried by fleas (should one bite you), and rabies (if one […]

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