Thoughts and Recommendations
First I give thanks to my sister Ulrike Borck (Lotta Marie) who painted the cover picture for this website.
My first recommandation: Make time to read "The Heart of the Shaman" by Alberto Villoldo.
There is an interview with the autor and Michael Sandler on youtube.
Our ears are the receivers of the heart.
If humans take time to listen, not only to music but to silence and everything else what can be heard around us, we make deep experiences. Music-making is a very peaceful way to communicate. It is routed in stillness. With patients we learn to understand not only ourselves and each other much better but also other living fellows like animals and plants. To practice listening enhances our communication skills and with that our lives.
For deepening such thoughts and developing new ways of thinking I recommend the books written by:
Joachim-Ernst Berendt, especially "The Third Ear - On Listening to the World",
"Permacultur" and other books by Sepp Holzer,
"The Art of Communicating" by Thich Nhat Hanh,
"Practicing the Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle,
"the Myth fo Normall" by Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté
For friends of very lively music:
I recommend Karolin Ketzel-Grüneberg: www.holzwind.de