Books

VOCAL MEDICINE: Transformation Through Sound

This book brings together a personal journey through mantras, chanting and kirtan, and years of research into the power of sacred art and sacred music. Topics include the building blocks of sound; bija seed syllables; mantras and the chakras; and the transformative power of sound, color and the arts. Features musical notation and descriptions of over two dozen mantras and chants for transforming the body and mind. Extensive illustrations by Rose Karlsen. $15.95, 186 pages

Responses from Readers to Vocal Medicine

“Vocal Medicine is a beautiful book! I had only been involved in Kirtan a few times when I was divinely guided to Kathleen Karlsen. I knew that I loved the way I felt when I was chanting but I didn’t understand exactly why. This book dives into the breakdown of the chants and was exactly what I was looking for without even knowing it! Highly recommend!!” S.M., Kirtan Music Fan

“I went through your book last night and found myself looking in each chapter for your personal story. I was inspired by your determination, your love of learning and your patience. Your years-long search has brought you healing, answers and a gift which you can share with others.” S.H., Intuitive Coach

“I just finished your book. Wow. What an incredible resource. It is truly wonderful.” M.H., Kirtan Leader/Music Educator

“As a health practitioner I can truly recommend this book for those who are seeking authentic empowerment.  Considering that your voice is your very own personal instrument, Kathleen’s book gives us the research and the understanding of heart felt chanting which may contribute to your transformation and awareness of the power of healing yourself, your family and your community at large. CRH, Massage Therapist

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FLOWER SYMBOLS: The Language of Love

This book includes fascinating information about the symbolism and folklore of the world’s most beloved flowers, with illustrations of selected flowers, famous quotes about flowers, selected poetry featuring flowers and information about traditional uses of flowers for healing. A perfect gift for every flower lover in your life! $12.95, 112 pages

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“This little book reveals special meanings that different flowers have for humanity, and it has inspired in me a deeper appreciation for the unique blossoms of nature. While it seems we give flowers for gifts and to show we care all the time, this books gives further explanation as to what we might be communicating and sharing with others when we relate with flowers in art or on the doorstep. I enjoy revisiting this book when I am spending time with flowers in the garden or in the meadow.” Alethea Lambert, Home Educator

“This book shares detailed information with a joyous heart. Well researched and hard to find information included in each chapter. Flower Symbols is a great book to give as a gift.” Maria Low, Aromatherapist

“Flower Symbols is a precious and enlightening book….The day I read the book, I immediately used it to craft a birthday bouquet that communicated Hope, Playfulness, and Magic. What fun. As icing on the cake, Karlsen also provides an overview of essential oils and healing uses of flowers.” A. Bjorkland, Freelance Writer

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