IJSSH 2011 Vol.1(4): 266-268 ISSN:2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2011.V1.48

Sound-Prayer-Meditation Dynamics in Health and Healing

Benjamin D. Koen

Abstract—Over the last two decades, research in anthropology, music, and medicine has dramatically increased concerning sound and healing, prayer and healing, or meditation and healing. Yet, the connection among sound, prayer, and meditation in healing has been largely avoided. To approach this problem, this paper presents the sound-prayer-meditation dynamics model as a culturally sensitive and flexible framework for conducting and analyzing research.

Index Terms—Cognitive flexibility, entrainment, healing, medical anthropology, meditation, prayer, sound.

B. D. Koen is with Xiamen University, China (e-mail:ben@benkoen.com).

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Cite: Benjamin D. Koen, "Sound-Prayer-Meditation Dynamics in Health and Healing," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 266-268, 2011.

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