Music Lessons for the Spirit

+ JCK_BookFrontCover_FinalMusic Lessons for the Spirit
by Janet Kessenich

Through the gateway of music, personal stories, and reflective practices, Music Lessons for the Spirit deepens our connection with our spirituality and inspires us to live more insightful, meaningful, and satisfying lives.

Rests, overtones and improvisation might seem unlikely sources of inspiration for spirituality. But in her transition from musician to holistic healer, Janet Kessenich discovered that these and other musical concepts were apt metaphors for vital aspects of spirituality such as incorporating silence into our lives, establishing a spiritual practice, and cultivating deep inner listening.

Whether you hum in the car or play in an orchestra, spiritual seekers who resonate with music will be enriched by the reflections and wisdom in Music Lessons for the Spirit.

TO ORDER YOUR COPY:  Order here (right sidebar) from the author for your personalized copy.

Cost: $15 per book (MA State Sales tax included) + $3 shipping for up to four copies sent to the same address. 

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What people are saying about Music Lessons for the Spirit…

“Janet Kessenich’s thoughtful and self-revealing memoir is woven through with her sensibilities and insights as a musician and a spiritual seeker. Music Lessons for the Spirit is a very personal and heartfelt book.”

~ Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, author of Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows

“This book is written from the heart.  It will bring music to your ears.”

~ Mary O’Malley, Author of What’s In the Way IS the Way and The Gift of Our Compulsions

“Janet Kessenich’s Music Lessons for the Spirit is a touchingly personal and inspiring book.  It offers an alternative vision for what might be possible for an artistic life, or even a life touched by music. The personal stories and recollections of frustration and struggle will be familiar to many who have tried to learn to sing or play an instrument.

This book reveals a wise musician’s journey of discovery about a deeper meaning beyond standard musical training and development. She shows how it can lead to healing, an appreciation of music’s expressive power, and an expansive experience of life and the cosmos. There is much here to learn and it is a delight to read.”

~ Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, Pianist and President/Creative Director Amade Music

“The power of Janet Kessenich’s book lies as much in the honesty and intelligence with which she unveils difficult personal truths as in the wisdom and tough-mindedness of the Lessons which result. While drawing imaginatively and eruditely from music, literature, religion and mathematics, the greatest pleasure of Music Lessons for the Spirit is in observing the warmth and spaciousness of the healer’s heart break through the defenses of the conscientious classical musician. Kessenich’s wonderfully empathetic description of a teenage girl’s rendering of Amazing Grace at a Quaker wedding is one of many outstanding moments.”

~ Jim Maguire, Musician, poet and winner of the 2012 Strokestown International Poetry Prize

Janet KessenichAbout the author: 

Janet Kessenich, M.M. is an energy healer, spiritual/psychological intuitive, teacher, seminar leader, and musician. She hosts Creating a Spirited Life, on and is the author of Music Lessons for the Spirit.