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Over the past few decades, chronic illness has skyrocketed worldwide. Meanwhile, since their debut album release 20 years ago, Deva Premal & Miten have received letters from across the globe, sharing dramatic stories of healing from listening to and chanting along with Deva Premal & Miten’s signature mantras.
How is it possible for music in general, and mantras in particular, to facilitate healing – especially on the physical level? And how can we best apply this knowledge to our daily lives, as well as to our health regimens – whether we are looking to prevent, manage, or heal from chronic illness?
Join Deva, Miten, and leading doctors worldwide, for insightful discussions about these questions and more, at the cutting edges of meditation, science and medicine – live at Facebook and available later at YouTube as well.
Medicine of Mantra: Past Events
Deva Premal & Miten explore The Biology of Mantra: The Science of Harmony and Health with Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, Dr. Lipton has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Dr. Lipton’s research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine between 1987 and 1992 revealed that the environment, operating though the cell membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off.
His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.
Deva & Miten discuss the topic Sacred Mantra & Shamanic Wisdom with Alberto Villoldo, PhD, a medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for more than 25 years. He is the founder of the Four Winds Society, which trains modern shamans in the practice of energy medicine. He directs the Center for Energy Medicine in Chile, where he investigates and practices the neuroscience of enlightenment.
Over the course of two decades with the shamans in the jungles and high mountains of the Andes, Dr. Villoldo discovered a set of sacred technologies that transform the body, heal the soul, and can change the way we live and die. The shamans teach that we are more than flesh and bone – we are fashioned of Spirit and light, surrounded by a Luminous Energy Field whose source is located in infinity. This Energy Field envelops every cell of our bodies, acting as a matrix that maintains our physical and spiritual health and vibrancy.
Dr. Villoldo is the author of numerous best-selling books, including The Art of Shamanism, One Spirit Medicine, and Grow a New Body, available for pre order now at Amazon.
Deva & Miten discuss the topic Chakra Mantras and Your Brain with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary.
Dr. Chaudhary, a regularly-featured medical expert on The Dr. Oz Show, is a neuroscientist and Ayurvedic medicine practitioner who has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy – including groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for 10 years, and then the Chief Medical Officer for New Practices, Inc. She currently heads the Sri Narayani Ayurvedic Centre in Tamil Nadu, India and is working on excavating the ancient Siddha Medicine records, hidden for thousands of years.
As part of her emphasis on patient empowerment, she also incorporates chakra mantras into her work with patients. She is the author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss, and is now working on a new book about sound medicine.
Deva & Miten explore the topic Mantras & the Slow Medicine Wheel of Health with Dr. Michael Finkelstein.
Dr. Finkelstein, The Slow Medicine Doctor®, is the executive director of The Slow Medicine Foundation and is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness, endorsed by Andrew Weil, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD.
Dr. Finkelstein has served as medical blogger for Dr. Oz, Sharecare, and The Huffington Post; he has been featured in top media outlets including The New York Times, Real Simple, and CNN; and he has presented at leading venues including GE Corporation, Summit at Sea, and Omega Institute.
Dr. Finkelstein was trained at premier institutes for both conventional and integrative medicine, including the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he completed an Associate Fellowship in integrative Medicine, studying directly with integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD.
Deva & Miten hosted a live chat at Facebook with Kenneth R Pelletier, PhD, MD, a leading medical authority on the mind-body-spirit connection and on lifestyle medicine. They shared their experiences of the profound healing effects of chanting mantras and talked with Dr. Pelletier about his research into the ways that this can happen, and how lifestyle changes can actually switch genes on and off.
Dr. Pelletier is an international best-selling author, a clinical professor at UCSF School of Medicine, and a medical consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and Fortune 500 corporations, such as Ford and Pepsico. He has appeared in top media including Good Morning America and Today.