The Diamond Method for Music: An Introduction

The Diamond Method for Music offers a totally new understanding of the relationship between music and health. More importantly, it gives us unprecedented insight into how we can use music to benefit ourselves and society in general.
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Dr. Diamond’s Books on Music for Health

Music is central to Dr. Diamond's approach to holistic health, and he has written several important books which are essential reading for anyone interested in the subject.
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Videos: Music for Healing Series

Short, informal talks, revealing different facets of Dr. Diamond's unique approach to using music for healing.
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“To Beat – or to Caress”

Let’s look at three words:

Beat: to strike, to punish by hitting or whipping, to break by repeated blows, to defeat.
From the root BHAV, to strike – hence also baton and buttock!!

Mold: to give shape to, to guide.
From the root MED, to take appropriate measures.

Caress: a gentle touch, tenderness.
From the root KA, to like – hence also charity and cherish.
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Video: How I Began Composing Therapeutic Songs

Dr. Diamond discusses how he developed his unique approach to the creation of healing songs. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks.

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Video: The Two Types of Musician

Dr. Diamond discusses the two basic types of musicians and, by implication, two ways of making music, one healing, the other not. From the “Music for Healing” series of informal talks.

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Video: Zdenek Kosler – An Appreciation

An appreciation of a musician with very high Life Energy, the Czech conductor Zdeněk Košler (1928-1995).

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“The Drum Is Your Mother”

Not only is music associated with The Mother, with our mothers – but especially so is the drum. Marija Gimbutas, drawing on her most extensive analysis of the signs and design patterns that appear repeatedly in the cult objects and painted pottery of Neolithic Europe, writes concerning the Goddess and music about "the intimate relation between the drum and the Goddess."
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“The Pulse, the Mother, Music and Water”

My soul is an enchanted boat. Which, like a sleeping swan, doth float Upon the silver waves of thy sweet singing.

– Shelley

The pulse, the mother, music and water. Let's see if we can draw all these together. When we think of the word pulse, words invoking fluidity come to us like blood, flow, and waves. One of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) definitions of pulse is "the rhythmical recurrence of... undulations." It gives this illustrative quotation: "like the pulse of the flowing sea."
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“Pure Art”

What could make pure art?  Obviously it cannot be created with notes of music and instruments, nor with paints and brushes, nor with cameras, nor with marble and chisels, since every medium has gross limitations. A medium is not full of life. We can bring it to life, but by itself it does not live.

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