Inspired by ancient chants, these healing melodies awaken the sunlight within, calms the nervous system, clears the mind preparing us for meditation and connects us to the starlight within.
Research with this 23 minute CD indicates it has a direct positive impact on brainwaves disrupted by stress and trauma. After listening to this CD once a day for 10 days it increased neurological functioning (as measuring by Quantitative EEG) in 4 women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Saliva sample studies also indicated that this music had a sustained impact on immune system biomarkers for up to 72 hours after listening to it once.
The Scientific Arts Foundation, a Missouri nonprofit organization, completed pilot study research exploring the impact of "The Magic Mirror-Inspired Reflections" solo harp CD by Amy Camie on 4 women undergoing treatment for cancer. Results indicated that EVERY neurological processing problem in EVERY patient tended to normalize after just 10 days of listening to this 23 min. solo harp CD resulting in improved concentration and focus, reduced feelings of worry and anxiety and general reports of 'feeling better.' This CD actually INCREASED neurological functioning in 10 days!
William Collins, Ph.D., the primary investigator for this pilot study comments:
"The results were in a direction that was totally unexpected. I had supposed that certain frequencies related to stress or relaxation would change. Solo harp music is very relaxing and enjoyable. This would be a reasonable expectation. What I didn’t expect was that fundamental brain functioning would change. In each of the subjects the pre qEEG report indicated specific areas of deviation from the norm or decreased functioning. As we supposed, the stress had made its mark on each person involved in the study. The brain showed decreased ability in every day life. However, after listening to this CD for ten days, ALL subjects’ brains tended to normalize. In other words, listening to 'The Magic Mirror' solo harp music had a direct positive effect on the subject’s neurological functioning, not simply increasing or decreasing stress responses."
Twp saliva sample pilot studies were also conducted which indicated a sustained impact on immune system biomarkers for up to 72 hours after listening to the music once.
"The Magic Mirror-Inspired Reflections" CD is the same CD being used for "Help Soldiers Sleep" - a Community Outreach Program of the Scientific Arts Foundation. For "Help Soldiers Sleep" the CD artwork was redesigned to reflect the "Help Soldiers Sleep" logo but the music is the same.
View "Autumn" on YouTube using the first melody from "The Magic Mirror":
Here is a beautifully writte review by DailyOM:
July 12, 2011
The Magic Mirror
An extraordinarily empathic harp player, Amy Camie has long been active in exploring the healing elements of music. She has played in hospitals and hospices, and her CD The Magic Mirror was used in the Scientific Arts Foundation's study of music on the mental health of cancer patients. The test subjects listened to the album in its entirety once a day for 10 days and afterward tested significantly lower in stress levels. The results are even included on the back of the CD, along with liner notes explaining how the harp's vibrational entrainment and sympathetic resonance work to align the breathing, heart rate, and molecular vibrations of the listener. The album is just one 23-minute track, but that's all that's needed. Its relatively short duration helps make it an easy commitment if you want to see some significant improvement in your life, or give a gift that could save a loved one's life without scaring them off in the process.
Besides having scientifically documented healing powers, The Magic Mirror is a simple yet stunning work of solo harp, with a gentle melodic outline gradually sketched in and stunningly counter-shaded through Camie's dexterous playing and clear-hearted gift for letting alternating currents vibrate and cascade up and down the strings. Camie was clearly inspired when she made The Magic Mirror, as she notes of the recording session: "The studio felt like a temple or sanctuary and the music just flowed through me as if from a divine source."
Indeed, you can feel that divine source flowing from Camie's harp into your soul if you do as she recommends and listen in a quiet place with headphones and as much openness to the vibrations as your scattered self can muster. "Relax, breathe, and let go...the chimes will bring your attention back at the end." Benefits may include a greater tolerance and forgiveness for the burdensome, negative energy of others; a sympathetic vibration with the true loving core of the universal soul; and a greater connection to the inner peace that has always been with you. After a few weeks of daily, close listening you may forget altogether how uptight and stressed you used to be. Let The Magic Mirror reflect your true nature and reverse your stress magnet polarity until you yourself become timeless love, breathing in each next lovely resonant pluck of Amy Camie's absolving, wondrous, healing harp strings.