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Beyond the Roof of the World: Music, Prayer, and Healing in the Pamir Mountains

Benjamin D. Koen

Abstract

Western medicine has conventionally separated music, science, and religion into distinct entities, yet traditional cultures throughout the world have always viewed music as a bridge that connects and balances the physical with the spiritual to promote health and healing. As people in even the most technologically advanced nations across the globe struggle with obtaining affordable and reliable healthcare, more and more people are now turning to these ancient cultural practices of holistic and ICAM healing (integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine). This book convincingly demonstrat ... More

Keywords: health and healing, medical ethnomusicology, integrative medicine, complementary medicine, alternative medicine, Tajikistan, Badakhshan, spirituality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367744
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367744.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin D. Koen, author
Florida State University College of Music