The Healing Essence of Music On-line Course with José Melo
"When you recite a mantra,
you make yourself positive,
pure and your vibration is
very penetrating" YogiBhajan
Introduction to the Course
Our relation with music and sound spans a long way back in time. From the time our brain evolved in a way that it was able to process sounds, and serve as a channel to other states of awareness, music has been given great importance. The oldest musical instrument is 60 000 years old, a flute made of bone. Music has been used in ceremonies and celebrations as well as to lullaby a child into sleep or to heal a patient’s mental state. Recent and old studies have proved the use of music as a very effective tool in healing physical, mental and emotional conditions, as well as being pleasant to the subject. Research has found that when a subject listens to music that gives them the chills, it triggers a release of dopamine to the brain. And if you don't know, dopamine is a kind of naturally occurring happy chemical we receive as part of a reward system.
Other reactions also take place in the brain and body when listening to certain music but, there is something else to music, as if it was an element which we are made of but we know very little about. That mystery has been the object of research for many people around the world: scientists, medical practitioners; musicians; religious and spiritual people. All expecting to know more about the amazing effects music can have on a human being.
This is a subject that has been of great interest for me. Having spent more than 30 years in music as a composer and performer, made me realize the power that music has on people. I’ve seen transformation beyond words thanks to music. This course will try to bring to light everything that we feel with music at physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. It will help you bring awareness to your life in a kind and gentle way. This course is mainly made to empower you with the holiness of music.
In order to understand the processes triggered by music, we need to understand our body. Not just our physical body, but all the energy structures we are made of. Einstein said everything is energy with the equation e=mc2, meaning matter can be turned into energy and vice versa. So, understanding this energy and the different spectrums, is of great importance in order to take the best out of the use of music. It will open new perspectives and encourage you to take a step further in your relation with music. It will also show you different therapies that can be integrated with music. How and why they work and what they are indicated for. How the use of your focus and attention enhances the results of certain practices and therapies. Then it will give you tools to choose from in order to develop your own music medicine in any form you wish.
My main point of focus in music therapy is the emotional side of a person, and it is by being familiar with emotions and understanding them better that we can have a life free of unpleasant feelings and toxic behaviors which most of the times leads to disease and illness. Music and emotions is a relation that we make total sense of but we know very little of how to benefit from. This course will help us familiarize with the emotional side.
Whether you are musician or a music lover, this course may enlighten certain aspect of your musical passion and invite inspiration to settle within a mindset/body who understands it in its essence.
Deepen your connection with music and see the flourishing of a new reality in various aspects of your life.
The course is composed of beautiful and ground breaking theory, with several hours of videos, audio and exercises. All original and created by myself. During the course I try to keep a balance between the scientific view and the spiritual view of subjects inherent to medicine music and vibrational medicine. music in its therapeutic context. Studies will be mentioned when necessary.
It is important to keep an open mind because, even though what I have to share is not out of this world, it can be challenging at times. Some things can be explained by science but others will never be able to. In the old Greece there were two ways considered that would give you knowledge: the mythos and the logos, logos to do with western science and mythos to do with divine deeds.
Last but not least, I’m not claiming any cure, the therapies proposed in this course work better as a prevention, but we can’t deny it’s healing nature. There is a vast list of reported success in healing with music and sound.
So, jump in this trip through the deeper realms of the healing essence of music and immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful elements we were blessed with as human beings.
José Melo’s The Healing Essence of Music
Understanding The True Nature of Sound and Music & Its Healing Potential Online Course
Module I - The Physics of Sound
Lesson I – The Physics of Sound
Session I - Frequencies and Vibrations.
Session II - Sound Waves vs Electromagnetic Waves (Logic: Sound Wave Pitch Class).
Session III - Pitch, Musical Notes and Chords (Logic: Sound Wave Pitch Class).
Module II – The Healing Essence of Sound
Lesson I – Sound as a Divine Element
Session I - Mythos and Logos.
Session II - Sound as a Divine Element.
Session III - Sound and Matter.
Lesson II - Sound as Medicine
Session I - Sound as Medicine.
Session II - Vibrational Frequencies and the Body.
Session III - Therapies With Sound.
Module III - Chakras and Subtle Energy
Lesson I - The Realm of Subtle Bodies.
Session I - Subtle Energy.
Session II - Multidimensional Bodies and the Human Aura.
Lesson II - Chakras
Session I - Introduction to the Chakras.
Session II - Chakras.
Session III - Chakras Table of Correspondences part I & part II.
Lesson III - Meditation
Session I - Meditation.
Session II - Meditation Techniques.
Module IV - Music as Medicine
Lesson I - The Realm of Music.
Session I - Introduction to the Realm of Music.
Session II - Music and the Plant Realm.
Lesson II - Music as Medicine.
Session I - ‘Musica Humana’.
Session II - The Healing Nature of Music.
Session III - Music Therapy.
Lesson III - Music and Emotions.
Session I - Identifying Emotions.
Session II - Healing With Emotions.
Bonus Module - Music and Essential Oils
Lesson I - Essential Oils
Session I - Introduction to Essential Oils.
Session II - Blending Essential Oils.
Lesson II - Healing with Music and Essential Oils
Session I - Essential Oils and the Brain.
Session II - Music and Essential Oils
JOSE has been involved in music since his first successful punk rock band as a teenager in Sintra, Portugal, which had a strong following for many years and made a number of recordings. He quickly moved into working with the uplifting, feel-good beat of ambient electronic music which he composed and produced as a professional musician for several record labels and performed as an internationally acclaimed musical artist DJ for over a decade.
Performing to a live crowd gave him the knowledge of how music influences emotions, the sense of well being and connection to the whole.
His musical expression is continually evolving as he is continuously looking for new ways of communicating through music to now embrace the deep healing resonance phenomena of medicine songs and the healing frequencies of plant spirit vibrational medicine, especially to the essential oils and the aromatic herbs whose high frequency vibration has a commonality to harmonious musical resonance.
His warm, easy going and caring approach allows people working with him to relax into their own healing through close encounters with teacher plants and allies.