Vocal Medicine: Transformation Through Sound

Vocal Medicine reveals Kathleen Karlsen’s personal journey with mantras, chanting and kirtan. This book is also the culmination of years of research into the power of sacred art and sacred music.

Topics include:

  • Achieve improved emotional health through mantras
  • Create a happy brain through singing
  • Extensive discussion of sound and the chakras
  • Connections between sound, color and healing


Features extensive illustrations by Rose Karlsen. Includes musical notation and descriptions of over two dozen mantras and chants for transforming the body and mind. 


186 pages
30 Illustrations



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Responses from Readers to Vocal Medicine

Kathleen Karlsen Vocal Medicine Book Author

Kathleen Karlsen, Bozeman Public Library

"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.C., Kirtan Leadership Institute

"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