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By Benjamin D. Koen

ISBN-10: 019536774X

ISBN-13: 9780195367744

ISBN-10: 0199798214

ISBN-13: 9780199798216

whereas Western medication has conventionally separated song, technology, and faith into distinctive entities, conventional cultures in the course of the international have continuously seen tune as a bridge that connects the actual with the religious. Now, as humans in even the main technologically complex countries around the globe fight with acquiring cheap and trustworthy healthcare insurance, an increasing number of individuals are turning to those historical cultural practices of ICAM therapeutic (integrative, complementary, and substitute medicine).

With Beyond the Roof of the World, Dr. Benjamin D. Koen reveals the Western separation of therapeutic from religious and musical practices as a culturally decided phenomenon, and proves the relevance of clinical ethnomusicology in gentle of the globally spreading ICAM therapeutic practices. utilizing the tradition came across in the towering Pamir Mountains of Badakhshan Tajikistan, in a spot poetically often called the Roof of the realm, because the paradigm of ICAM therapeutic, Koen indicates spirituality and musicality to be in detail intertwined with one's actual lifestyles, overall healthiness and therapeutic. For the 1st time, Koen bridges the frequent hole among ethnomusicology and track remedy. Koen's broad study and emersion into the Badakhstan tradition presents the reader with an "insider" standpoint whereas protecting an "observer's" view, as he infuses the textual content with suitable scholarship.

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