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Waking the Spirit : A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul
by Andrew Schulman and M.d. Marvin A. Mcmillen


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For millennia, music has been known to have a powerful role in the healing process. This moving and inspiring book tells the tale of a man pulled from the brink of death by music who, in turn, uses music as medicine to help heal others.

Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009.  Read more...


 
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Overview

For millennia, music has been known to have a powerful role in the healing process. This moving and inspiring book tells the tale of a man pulled from the brink of death by music who, in turn, uses music as medicine to help heal others.

Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds with the help of music he survived: A medical miracle.

Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to dedicate his life to bringing music to critically ill patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel s ICU. In Waking the Spirit, you ll learn the astonishing stories of the people he s met along the way both patients and doctors and see the incredible role music can play in a modern hospital setting.

In his new work as a medical musician, Andrew has met with experts in music, neuroscience, and medicine. In this book, he shares with readers an overview of the cutting-edge science and medical theories that illuminate this exciting field.

This book explores the power of music to heal the body and awaken the spirit.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250055774
  • ISBN-10: 1250055776
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 304


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Books > Science > Life Sciences - Neuroscience
Books > Music > Individual Composer & Musician
Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Healing - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this inspirational memoir, Schulman tells of the healing power of music. After Schulman slips into a medically induced coma following complications from surgery for pancreatic cancer, his wife, Wendy, plays Bach’s St. Matthew Passion for him through earbuds and his vital signs stabilize. As a result of his own experience, Schulman, a classical guitarist, resolves to return to the surgical ICU with his guitar as a way of giving something to patients in a situation similar to his own. One woman for whom Schulman plays—he calls her Alice Blue Gown because of her blue nightgown—is in a coma and appears to be unresponsive to his chords, but two days later, she’s out of ICU, and she confirms that the music reached her and helped her heal. Another patient, Deena, is married to Ernie Harburg, son of Yip Harburg, who wrote “Over the Rainbow” with Harold Arlen; when Schulman plays songs by the Gershwins and Harburg and other works from the Great American Songbook, she connects with her past through music. The narrative can be repetitive, but Schulman nicely describes the healing effect that music can have. Agent: Marly Rusoff, Marly Rusoff & Assoc. (Aug.)

 
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