Reading List

Required Reading

You can purchase many of the required books directly from the IHTP Reading List at the Emerald Harp online shop.

Non-English Speaking Students: We are compiling reading lists as part of our restructuring Harp Therapy for the World. International students should choose the books from your list that cover the following subjects: TA Today, Psychology and Counseling, NLP, Music Therapy, Ethics, Empathic Listening, Vibrational Medicine and other’s that you fit in our class discussions. In addition, please have the Cradle of Sound book and the Illuminations Healing Music book. Here are the various International reading lists: Dutch, German , French, Japanese, Danish to come).

Illuminations Healing Music Book/CD – C. Tourin

Read the opening text in the Illuminations Healing Music Book

and begin working on the following selections – any level:

1) Little Dove or Unite (Earth Element)

2) Harbor Cove or Tranquility (Water Element)

3) Shadow Spirit or Annwyn (Wood Element)

4) Diamonds from Heaven or Cherubim (Fire Element)

5) Clair de Lune (see fingering video on this site at:

These pieces have structure yet are unfamiliar (except Clair de Lune) and serve the various human elements. For the Metal Element, the Chanter or Scarborough Faire in the Dorian mode is appropriate.

There is also a CD – Illuminations that will help in learning the pieces.

Price $35.00/book, $15.00/CD

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Harp Therapy Manual with CD – Cradle of Sound – C.Tourin

There are over 100 topics covered in this 600 page book. Topics include: Research on harp therapy, How-to’s (where and how to address various illnesses, situations with appropriate approaches, understanding hospital machines, etc.), History, Special articles by leaders in the field of Sound Healing, and amazing personal stories.

Price $95.00

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Music and Soulmaking: Toward A New Theory of Music Therapy – B. Crowe

This resource explores fascinating new avenues in music therapy, providing concrete examples of the effect music can have on a wide range of patients, with diseases as varied as Alzheimer’s and Down’s Syndrome.

Price $50.00

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The Healing Musician – S. Benson
 – A Guide to Playing Healing Music at the Bedside

This guide is for anyone who wants to play live healing music to the ailing at their bedside, and with true empowerment.
Learn how music can affect the body in five basic ways, both physiologically and psychologically, by manipulating the three major principles of music: rhythm, harmony and melody.

Price $30.00

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Color My World – Blue Series – Songs of Stillness and Tranquility – Christina Tourin

18 Beautiful Songs with a DVD to show you fingerings, chords, accompaniments and beautiful visuals that enhance the songs – especially for showing to people in assisted living while you are playing.

Price $49.00 BUY NOW

Grace Notes – Tami Briggs
– Reflections on the Harp and Healing

A book about Tami Briggs’s profound and deeply spiritual experiences playing harp at the hospital and hospice bedside.
The stories, selected because of their powerful impact, illustrate music’s role in the healing process.

Price $25.00

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At the Heart of the matter – Anne R. Bewley
– Communicating Care in Helping RelationshipsThis book introduces helpers who are not professional counselors to the fundamental theory and essential skills of helping interaction: centering, listening, reflecting, responding, and asking questions.Price $20.00Buy Now

Special Offer for the above required books!

Save $70.00 when you purchase all the above required reading materials at one time.

Individual price $ 320.00 + multiple shipping charges

Special Discount Price $250.00 + single shipping charge

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The following books are highly recommended but not required

Healing At The Speed of Sound

by Don Campbell and Alex Doman
AVAILABLE as hard copy, eBook and Enhanced eBook from HERE

TA Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis [Paperback]

Ian Stewart (Author), Vann Joines (Author)
Available from

The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illness: Lessons for Caregivers

Richard McQuellon (Author), Michael Cowan (Author) (NY, Oxford U Press, 2010)

Available from

The Mozart Effect – D. Campbell – Avon Books/Harper Collins

This book can be purchased by following this link.

Music: Physician for Times to Come – D. Campbell Amazon

This book can be purchased by following this link

Sound Spirit: Pathway to Faith – D. Campbell Amazon

This book can be purchased by following this link

Therapeutic Harp 3-DVD Set – by S. Williams

3 part documentary about the use of harps in healthcare settings.

Part 1: Ancient Legacy
Part II: Sound Science
Part III: Clinical Applications

Total 2 hrs.43 mins.

Price $79.95

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The Mythic Harp – S. Williams

Following this link

Good Vibrations – S. Williams

Follow this web address

Regarding the books,
you can often borrow from the library but we do have some required books for the program by the teachers who are presenting, and those are sometimes hard to find.

You should have a total of 12 book reports including the required books.

Choose from these possibilities below, or ask about others.

Alphabetically Listed:

All I Really Needed to Know I learned in Kindergarten – Robert Fulghum

Anatomy Coloring Book – Kapit and Elson

Annie Stories – Brett, Doris

Articles on audition, immunology and therapeutic use of music – Bradford S. Weeks, M.D.

At Personal Risk: Boundary Violations – Marily Peterson

Biocybernetics of Emotion Communication – Manfred Clynes, D. Sc.

Biomedical foundations of music as therapy – D.B. Taylor

Body Stories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy – Andrea Olsen

Care of the Soul – Thomas Moore

Catching the Thread – Sufism, Dreamwork and Jungian Psychology – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Chasing Daylight – Eugene O’Kelly

Collection – The Arts in Pscyotherapy – Pergamon Press

Coma – Artie Mindell

Coma Communications – Stan Tomandl and Ann Jacob

Conscious Evolution – Barbara Hubbard

Creates happy, smart and confident children – John M. Ortiz, Ph.D

Creative Healing – Michael Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane

Cymatics – Jenny Hans

Death: The final stages of Growth – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Richard Carolson, Ph.D.

Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life – Ira Byock, MD

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within – Kenny Werner

Embraced by the Light – Betty Eadie

Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

Energy Medicine – Donna Eden

Enneagram Transformations – Don Richard Riso

The Enneagram and NLP: A Journey of Evolution – Anne Linden and Murray Spalding

Energy Medicine – Donna Eden

Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer – John Diamond, M.D.

Facing Death and Finding Hope: a guide to the emotional and spiritual care of the dying – Christine Longaker (a student of Sogyal Rinpoche)

Feel the Fear – Susan Jeffries

Final Gifts – Callanan & Kelley

Frogs Into Princes – Brinder-Brandler

Good Grief – Granger E. Westberg

Guided Imagery and Music in the Institutional Setting – L Sumner

Harmonic Chant – David Hykes

Harp Full of Stars – Joel Andrews

Harpers Diary – Christine Grace Magnussen

Healing and Regeneration Through Music – Corinne Heline

Healing Sounds – The Power of Harmonics – Jonathan Goldman

Healing with Music and Color – Mary Bassano

Healing, Personal Growth and Empowerment – Gary Doore, Ph.D.

Hearts Code – Brinder-Brandler

Hidden Messages in Water (The) – Dr. Masaru Emoto

How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter – Sherwin B. Nuland

How, Now, Shall We Live – Wayne Mueller

Improvisational Models of Music Therapy – Bruscia, K.E

In Search of the Lost Chord – Jonathan Goldman (founder of the Sound Healers Assoc.)

Infinite Mind – Dr. Valerie Hunt

Instant Rapport – Michael Brooks

Introduction to Medical Terminology – Marge Bergstrom

Introduction to the Musical Brain – Don Campbell

Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork – Deane Juhan

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal – Rachel Naomi Rensen, M.D.

Life After Life – Raymond Moody Jr.

Life Lessons – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

Life Outside the Physical Body, and Colour: The teachings and lectures of Helio-Arcanophus,founder of the Atlanteans

Listening for Wellness – Pierre Sollier (a student of Dr: Alfred Tomatis)

Making Music for the Joy of It – Stephanie Judy

Making Music with the Young Handicapped Child: A Guide for Parents – E. Streeter

May I Have This Dance? – Joyce Rupp

Methods of Utilizing Prescriptive Sound – Alana Woods

Music and Miracles – compiled by Don Campbell

Music and Sound in the Healing Arts – John Beaulieu

Music and The Brain – Arthur Harvey, Ph.D.

Music and the Elemental Psyche – R. J. Stewart

Music & Your Mind; Listening with a New Consciousness – Helen Bonny and Louis Savary

Music for the Handicapped Child – Juliette Alvin

Music in Medicine – Manfred Clynes, D. Sc.

Music Therapy. An Art Beyond Words – Bunt, Leslie

Music therapy for the Autistic Child – Warwick

Music Therapy in Action – Mary Priestley

Music Therapy in Palliative Hospice Care – Munroe

Music Therapy in the Treatment of Rett Syndrome – Montague, Janette, (National Rett Syndrome Assoc.)

Music Therapy with Hospitalized Children – Froelich

Music, Mind and Brain: The Neuropsychology of Music – Manfred Clynes D. Sc.

Music, Power, Creative Living – Barbara Anne Scarantino

Musical Qi Gong – Shen Wu

Musician’s Survival Manual: A Guide to Preventing and Treating Injuries in Instrumentalists – Richard Norris, M.D.

Musicworks – The Canadian Journal of Sound Exploration

My Grandfather’s Blessings – Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

My Voice Will Go With You – Erickson, Milton

The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul – Jill Purce

Mysticism of Sound and Music: The Woman With the Alabaster Jar – Margaret Starbird

NLP: Enneagram Transformations – Don Richard Riso

Nurturing Your Child With Music – John Ortiz

On Music & Health, A Proven Way to Help You Integrate Mind, Body and Spirit – Mathew H.M. Lee and Joseph Nagler

Please Understand Me – David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates

Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim – Edward Hays

Psychosynthesis, The Act of Will – Roberto Assagioli, M.D.

Qigong for Health and Vitality – Michael Tse

Reiki, Energy Medicine – Libby Barrett and Maggie Chambers

Rhythmic Language of Health and Disease – Mark Rider

Rhythmic Medicine – Music With a Purpose – Hoffman

Rhythms of Learning – Don Campbell

Sacred Sounds – Ted Andrews

Saved by the Light (also At Peace in the Light and The Secrets of the Light) – Dannion Brinkley

Sensing, Feeling, and Action – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Serpent of Light – Dunvalo Malchezidek

Sing Your Body – Susan Gallagher Borg

Sounding the Inner Landscape – Kay Gardner

Sounds of Healing – Mitchel Gaynor, MD

Spiritual Economics – Eric Butterworth

Stories for the Third Year, Stories that Heal – Wallas, Leigh

Structure into Magic – Anthony Robbins

Soul Prints: Your Path to Fulfillment – Marc Gafni

TA Today – Stewart and Joine

Tales of Enchantment (Book of Metaphors) – Lankton, Stephen

Textbook of Performing Arts Medicine – Sataloff, Brandfonbrener, Lederman

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

The Bardic Source Book: Inspirational Legacy and teachings of the Ancient Celts – John Matthews

The Communication of Emotion: Theory of Sentics in Emotion, Theory, Research and Experience – Manfred Clynes, D. Sc.

The Creation of Health – Carolyn Myss

The Diamond Color Meditation – John Diamond, M.D.

The Enneagram and NLP: A Journey of Evolution – Anne Linden and Murray Spalding

The Ethics of Caring; Honoring the Web of Life in Our Professional Healing Relationships – Kylea Taylor (Santa Cruz, CA: Hanford Mead, 1995)

The Evolution Angel: An Emergency Physician’s Lessons with Death and the Divine – Dr. Michael Abrams

The Field: The Quest For the Secret Force of the Universe – Lynne McTaggart, 2002

The Giant Within – Anthony Robbins

The Harmonics of Sound, Color and Vibration: A System for Self-Awareness and Soul Evolution – Elias DeMohan

The Healing Energies of Music – Hal Lingerman

The Healing Light – Agnes Sanford

The Healing Sound of Music – Mucci

The Hidden Face of Music – Herbert Whone

The Hidden Messages in Water – Dr. Masaru Emoto

The Hospice Choice – Marcia Lattanzi-Ticht

The Inner Game of Music – Barry Green and W. Timothy Gallwey

The Language of Medicine – Davi-Ellen Chabner

The Listening Book – W. A. Mathieu

The Music of Life – Hazrat Inayat Khan

The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul – Jill Purce

The Perfect Wrong Note, Learning to trust your musical self – William Westney

The Power of Intention – Dr.Wayne Dyer

The Practice Of The Presence Of God – Brother Lawrence

The Roar of Silence – Don Campbell

The Secret Lore of Music: The Hidden Power of Orpheus – Fabre d’Olivet

The Secret Power of Music – David Tame

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche

The Troubled Dream of Life – Daniel Cahallan

The Two of Music, Sound Psychology – John Ortiz

Therapeutic Metaphor – Gordon

Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within – Mills, Joyce and Crowley, Richard (tied in with NLP)

Therapeutic Touch – Janet Macrae

Therapy in Music for Handicapped Children – Nordoff, P. Robbins, C

There’s A Spiritual Solution to Every Problem – Wayne Dyer

Tomatis Effect: Overview of the Tomatis Method – Pierre Sollier

Tonal Awareness – Heiner Ruland

Toning: The Creative Power of the Voice – Laurel Elizabeth Keyes

Total Pain Management – Cicely Saunders and the Hospice Movement

Tree of Strings – A History of the Harp in Scotland – Keither Sanger & Alison Kinnaird

Tune Your Brain – Elizabeth Miles

Uncommon Therapy – J. Hailey

Unlimited Powers – Anthony Robbins

Walking on Water – Madeline LxEngle

What Survives? – Gary Doore, Ph. D.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Harold S. Kushner

Where Is God When It Hurts? – Philip Yancy

Whose music? A Sociology of Musical Languages – Shepard, J.

You Are Your Instrument – Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Zen Guitar – P. Toshic-Sudio

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By Category:

On Grieving:
How to Survive the Loss of a Love – Melba Colgrove

Grieving: The Pain & Promise – Deanna Edwards

Teenagers Face to Face With Bereavement – Karen Gravell

The Grief Recovery Handbook – John James

Teenagers Talk About Grief – June Cerza Kolf

A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis

Beyond Grief – Carol Staudacher

Men & Grief – Carol Staudacher

Necessary Losses – Judith Viorst

Loss of the Ground Note – Vozenilek

Good Grief – Granger Westberg

Using Grief to Grow – Johnette Hartnett

The Funeral – Johnette Hartnett

Grief in the Workplace – Johnette Hartnett

Different Losses, Different Issues – Johnette Hartnett

Death Etiquette for the 90’s – Johnette Hartnett

Children & Grief – Johnette Hartnett

When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Harold Kushner

On Dying:
Final Gifts – M. Callahan

Please Understand Me – David Kiersey

Death: The Final Stage of Growth – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

On Death & Dying – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

To Live Until We Say Goodbye – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Healing Into Life & Death – Steven Levine

Meetings at the Edge – Steven Levine

Who Dies? – Steven Levine

The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche

For Caregivers:
Letting Go – Richard Boerstler

The Helping Relationship – Lawrence Brammer

How Can I Help? – Ram Dass

Coming Home – Deborah Duda

Healing the Dying – Mary Jane Linn

Home Care for the Dying – Deborah Whiting Little

Therapeutic Touch – Janet MacRae

On The Arts:
Creativity & The Close of Life – CT Hospice

The Healing Energies of Music – Hal Lingerman

Art as Medicine – McNiff

The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

On Hospice:
Hospice Resource Manual for Local Churches – John Abbott

A Hospice Handbook: A New Way to Care for the Dying – Michael Hamilton

Hospice & Ministry – Paul Irion

The Hospice Alternative – Anne Munley

The Hospice Movement – Sandol Stoddard

On Philosophy:
The Denial of Death – Ernest Becker

Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl

Care of the Soul – Thomas Moore

Healing & the Mind – Bill Moyers

You Can Do Something About AIDS – Sasha Alyson

AIDS – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Borrowed Time – Paul Monette

AIDS: A Self-Care Manual – AIDS Project L.A.

On Self-Help:
Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson – Joan Boryshenko

Minding the Body, Mending the Mind – Joan Boryshenko

Three Minutes a Day – Father John Catoir

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind – Deepak Chopra

Quantum Healing – Deepak Chopra

Anatomy of an Illness – Norman Cousins

The Healing Heart – Norman Cousins

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten – Robert Fulgham

Focusing – Eugene Gendlin

Surviving the Cure – Janet Henry

The Migraine Puzzle – Susan Borg

My Voice Will Go With You – Sidney Rosen

Love, Medicine & Miracles – Bernie Siegel

Peace, Love & Healing – Bernie Siegel

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The Ultimate Fake Book 4th Edition with over 1200 songs – compiled by Hal Leonard Publishing
A Classified Song Listing which lists according to the songs’ years (1920, 1930, etc.), as well as by category: Show Tunes, Movie Hits, Polkas, Latin, etc. The book is for all instruments in the key of C, and most arrangements look fairly easy to perform.
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Harp Therapy Manual with CD – Cradle of Sound
- Christina Tourin
Price $95.00
Music and Soulmaking – Toward A New Theory of Music Therapy
- Barbara Crowe
Price $50.00
At The Heart Of The Matter
- Anne Bewley
- ISBN1-59457-841-9
Price $20.00
The Harpers Diary
- Christine Grace Magnussen
Poetry by Jeff Worthy
Price $14.95
Grace Notes
- Tami Briggs
Price $25.00
Illuminations Healing Music Book/CD
- C. Tourin
Price $35.00
Save over $50.00 when you purchase all the above required reading materials at one time.
Individual price $ 239.95 + multiple shipping charges
Special Discount Price $200.00 + single shipping charge
Therapeutic Harp 3-DVD Set
- by Sarajane Williams
3 part documentary about the use of harps in healthcare settings.
Part 1: Ancient Legacy
Part II: Sound Science
Part III: Clinical Applications
Total 2 hrs.43 mins.
Price $79.95
The following books can be purchased by following the suppiied links
The Mozart Effect – Don Campbell – Avon Books/Harper Collins
Sound Spirit: Pathway to Faith – Don Campbell Amazon
Music: Physician for Times to Come – Don Campbell Amazon
The Mythic Harp and Good Vibrations – Sarajane Williams
web address: