Apollo, Orpheus, Dagda And Schroeder, Music For The Dying

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Gleeson, 2004, Under "G" titled "Some Conclusions" Schroeder-Sheker, Music for the Dying, 44.

110.43 - Addressed in clinical narrative #49
110.44 - My internship experience did not lend itself to working with a wide range of religious and cultural systems. However, I have a deep appreciation for the individuality of others in regards to beliefs and values. One of my greatest fears is playing or singing in a vigil, material that may be insulting or offensive. Having a solid sense of my own religious and cultural principles draws a place of reference and sensitivity for encountering those with beliefs that may differ from my own. It 's important to know and understand cultural and spiritual principles of others before one can truly be of
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Apollo was the Greek God of music. He discovered that the sound of his bowstring could heal physical wounds and soothe souls. He gave his son, Orpheus, a lyre. Orpheus soon became a powerful and famous musician. He was so skilled at playing the lyre that he could transform minds in order to obtain what he desired. He successfully charmed his way to the underworld of Hades to retrieve his wife to the land of the living, although was unsuccessful in his efforts.

Asclepius was the God of medicine. His father saved his life by cutting him from his mother 's womb, as she died in the process of giving birth. Asclepius was raised by a centaur, named Kheiron, who instructed him in the art of medicine. Asclepius had a process of healing called incubation in which patients spent the night at the temple and were healed by morning. Asclepius became so skilled he was able to restore the dead to
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The concept of sound, creating matter is similar in a lot of faiths and traditions. In Judaism, the sound of the breath when inhaling and exhaling represents the sound of the word Yahweh. For God was able to use his breath in the form of air to breathe life into the world. Through breath came sound which became word. Created was all we have today; water, land, animals, sky, stars and mankind. The importance of sound in the creation of our world reflects highly of the benefits of using sound as a tool for healing at the bedside. Sound is the energy source in our body and the earth. It is natural that we should respond to sound, especially in the form of music. Through sound, healing can take

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