Deep Listeners: Music, Emotion, and Trancing
"A fascinating thesis and a timely synthesis. . . . Becker urges the reader to view certain arcane cultural rituals as being in the mainstream of spiritual development and argues that the resulting trance-like states may relate to the basic fabric of emotions and consciousness, which are our ancestral, animalian heritage. This is both a risky and courageous undertaking that challenges both cultural and neuroscientific studies."
—Jaak Panksepp, author of Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions
In Deep Listeners, Judith Becker brings together scientific and cultural approaches to the study of music and emotion, and music and
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