Ep. 40 – Music: A Bridge For Healing and Expanded Awareness

by | Alignment & Flow, Healthy Habits (Mind Body), Meditation & Mindfulness, podcast

An Interview With Flicka Rahn, Vocalist, Composer, Sound Therapist, and Author

In this episode, Carol interviews internationally known vocal performer, composer, teacher, author, and sound therapist, Flicka Rahn. Flicka is also a distinguished Academician. She was a member of the music faculty at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Brandeis University in Boston, the Boston Conservatory of Music, and the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. She holds an M.M.Ed. from Texas State University and an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from Texas A&M.

Her book, The Transformational Power of Sound and Music, co-authored with Tammy McCrary, is a recent silver award winner in the Living Now Awards, IPPY, spiritual healing category. She and her co-composer, Daniel Wyman, perform throughout the U.S. and Europe as Icaros, a duo of the keyboard, percussion, crystal singing bowls, and voice. They have two CDs available on all music platforms, Chakra Soundscapes, and Hymns to Gaia. In addition to her professional career as a musician, she is a Sound Therapist at the Integrative Healing Institute in San Antonio.

In this interview, Flicka shares her extensive research into music and sound as a vehicle for healing and creating harmony. We can all be more aware of the music and sounds around us and how we resonate or feel repelled by them. Flicka provides some enlightening examples.

Show Notes:

  1. Spiritual experiences leading to healing through music
  2. Finding the zero point
  3. Web of sonic magic
  4. Patterns in indigenous music
  5. Chakra sounds
  6. The science of Cymatics
  7. Discussion of musical elements – 440 Hz, 433 Hz, Fractals, and the Fibonacci spiral
  8. Sound as an Rx

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C.D.s on Amazon:  Chakra Soundscapes and Hymns to Gaia

Book on Amazon: The Transformational Power of Sound and Music

Authors Mentioned:

Bruce Lipton

Gregg Braden

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