Vocal Medicine Book

Vocal Medicine: Transformation Through Sound

Vocal Medicine Book Front Cover

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.

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, $15.95 Paperback, $9.95 PDF

Topics include:

  • Improved emotional health through mantras
  • Create a happy brain through singing
  • Mantras, sound and the chakras
  • Connections between sound, color and healing
  • Bija syllables and the building blocks of sound

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"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!!" 

Vocal Medicine Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Mantras
1: Reforge Your Heart with Mantras
2: Science of Mantras
3: Building Blocks of Sound
4: Formulas for Freedom
5: Sounds of the Cosmos

Part II: Transformation and the Chakras
6: Wheels of Fire-Seven Chakras
7: Establishing Safety-Base Chakra
8: Healing Relationships-Sacral Chakra
9: Honoring Intuition-Solar Plexus Chakra
10: Giving Devotion-Heart Chakra
11: Mastering Power-Throat Chakra
12: Holding a Vision-Third Eye Chakra
13: Finding Unity-Crown Chakra

Part III: Enhancing the Power of Mantras
14: Synergy of the Body and Soul
15: Sound, Color and Kirtan
16: Mantras and Yantras

Part IV: Songs of Transformation
17: Finding Bliss through Kirtan
18: Goddess Chants
19: Chants for Peace
 20: Chants of Divine Love
21: Chants of Victory

Responses from Readers to Vocal Medicine

Vocal Medicine Book Signing Event

Kathleen Karlsen, Book Signing in Boise, Idaho

"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."

“I just finished your book. Wow. What an incredible resource. It is truly wonderful.”

"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."

Vocal Medicine Book Cover

The cover of the Vocal Medicine book incorporates a painting by Kathleen Karlsen with an original illustration of the ancient Sri Yantra symbol by Rose Karlsen. Yantras are geometric forms similar to mandalas that have been in use for thousands of years. In fact, there have been stones found in India with drawings of yantras dating back 10,000-12,000 years. Yantras are a central part of the practice of using visual aids for meditation. Prints of the Sri Yantra are available. An extensive article on yantras can be found here: Yantra Meaning & Sri Yantra: Powerful Sacred Symbols.

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