I would believe only in a god who could dance.
Music is used throughout Heartwork events to accomplish a number of purposes:
- To evoke and/or support certain emotional states.
- To add energy to ones yearning to propel through ones internal barriers so one can get what they have come to get for themselves
- To make a statement about a particular issue.
- To prepare participants for what is coming next.
- To open the heart/mind to deeper layers of awareness or consciousness.
- To celebrate.
- To accentuate certain internal tensions for the purpose of looking more deeply into issues.
- To soothe and to heal.
We invite you to consider the music you listen to in your daily life and how it affects your state of being. If you have any music that particularly moves you, e-mail and let us know.
The following artists are just a few of the favorites of those frequently used in Heartwork events:
- Andrew Lloyd Webber – especially from “Phantom of the Opera:” songs that stimulate the archetypal lover
- The Beatles – “The End” is my all-time favorite: “…and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make!”
- Chris Williamson – “Changer and the Changed” is a classic
- Dan Fogelberg – I want to be reborn as Dan Fogelberg! I saw him live and can tell you that he doesn’t hold back on a single note!
- David Darling – check out “Eight String Religion” and his “Musical Massage” series – very beautiful soulful music
- Dead Can Dance – primordial
- Eliza Gilkyson – especially “Legends of Rainmaker”
- Leonard Cohen – the most profound singer/songwriter around – try “Ten New Songs” and “Live” for starters
- Mary Black – magnificent Irish singer – great songs, great voice
- Moody Blues – this is where it all started for me and Heartwork music, especially “On the Threshold of a Dream”
- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – ecstatic trance “Qwaali” dance music
- October Project/November Project – tremendously moving music
- Peter Gabriel – “Security,” “So,” and “Us” for stirring the bones, and “Passion” for the archetypal King
- Steve Roach – verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry far out “space music” – “Dream Circle” is my favorite
- U2 – deeply moving, powerful music and lyrics