9781250055774

Waking the Spirit A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250055774

  • ISBN10:

    1250055776

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/2/2016
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

For millennia, music has been known to have a powerful role in the healing process. This moving and inspiring book tells the tale of a man pulled from the brink of death by music who, in turn, uses music as medicine to help heal others.

Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds—with the help of music—he survived: A medical miracle.

Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to dedicate his life to bringing music to critically ill patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s ICU. In Waking the Spirit, you’ll learn the astonishing stories of the people he’s met along the way—both patients and doctors—and see the incredible role music can play in a modern hospital setting.

In his new work as a medical musician, Andrew has met with experts in music, neuroscience, and medicine. In this book, he shares with readers an overview of the cutting-edge science and medical theories that illuminate this exciting field.

This book explores the power of music to heal the body and awaken the spirit.

Author Biography

ANDREW SCHULMAN is the Resident Musician in the Surgical ICU at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. He is the founder and artistic director of the Abaca String Band, which performs regularly throughout the United States and Europe. He is also a solo guitarist, and has performed his original music and arrangements at venues as diverse as the Improv and The White House. He lives in New York City with his wife.

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