Music and Healing

the Soft Power of the Sonic Essence

  • Emmanuel Chukwuemenam Umezinwa Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
  • C C Esimone Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Keywords: Music, Healing, Therapy, Sickness, Essence, Power

Abstract

A lot of people and cultures hold firmly to the belief that music has the power to heal sicknesses. These people and cultures generally do not bother with the burden of proof. Somehow, they ‘know’ they are right. This conviction is a very old one. This paper is an attempt to look at the source of music’s power to heal, the dimensions of healing, the type of music that heals, instances of healing and why this discussion is still attracting a lot of interests today. The conclusion is not farfetched. Music has power. The artful manipulation of the power of music through learning, revelation, association, tradition, cultic rituals, worship, and science can lead to an inexhaustible and manifold experiences including healing.

Author Biographies

Emmanuel Chukwuemenam Umezinwa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

Department of Music

C C Esimone, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

Department of Music

Published
2021-01-26
How to Cite
Umezinwa, E., & Esimone, C. (2021). Music and Healing. African Psychologist: An International Journal of Psychology and Allied Profession, 10(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/AP/article/view/1193
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Articles