"The Magic Mirror" is being offered as "Music for Mental Health" & "Music to Help You Sleep"
Soldiers & Veterans,
Cancer & Hospice Patients,
Children with PTSD,
and so many others,
have all found a sense of peace and comfort through this music.
Inspired by ancient chants, these healing melodies calm the mind, relax the body and gently touch the soul.
Pilot study 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.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF PILOT STUDIES
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. Dr. Abdul Waheed summarized these findings by stating: These results suggest that the effect of “The Magic Mirror” listening is very effective and could be used in combination with other therapy for cancer or physiologically stressed patients to minimize the effect of their disease.
TESTIMONIALS about how this music changes live:
"Subject Line: "The Miracle of Your Music" - I need to share another amazing outcome of The Magic Mirror music. (My husband) has been dealing with increased panic attacks, feeling as if he is suffocating and the walls are closing in on him. Sometimes he gets in his truck and drives around with the windows down regardless of the time of night. He is under the care of several doctors for diabetes and on going heart problems. He just had excessively high, life threatening potassium levels last week and was taken by ambulance to the ER. This week he had his 4th heart attack and had a 9th stent placed. He is a high risk for another bypass. These panic attacks have happened for about 8 years, but were few and far between. Now they come every day and night in waves of physical and emotional misery. He is now feeling desperate since he can't asleep whether it's napping or night time sleep, not even if he sits in a recliner. So what can he do? Amy, the ONLY thing that helps is your music! We discovered this about a month ago for his occasional attacks, but didn't see the full impact until last week. I play the CD on a loop in the bedroom and he is able to sleep. He is completely in a deep sleep. This is so wonderful! I know that this is helping his mind and body heal from these panic attacks. If we don't play it, he can't stay asleep. My husband is a good man who carries anger from internalized childhood heart break as well as that from the loss of a son. I know that your music is the best medicine for soothing the scars of his heart and soul."
"I have chills all over my body and tears in my eyes as I recall some of the stories...sleep achieved with the help of her music made many of my clients feel more able to move through the rest of life (motherhood, professional, wife, friend) more peacefully and feeling more 'like themselves'."
"My sister is a Missionary in Bolivia working with young girls, troubled by life experiences. One girl was anxious and noncompliant to even the everyday happenings, restless and tormented. She was offered a space of quiet with the melodious sounds of this Harp Music as a background, shortly much to the teachers surprise, she fell asleep."
"I am at a very energetic job and at times winding done after long hours is difficult. I decided to turn off the TV and listen to the music of The Magic Mirror, I remember nothing further, I just remember being refreshed in the morning."
"My youngest sister, who recently experienced the tragedy of the suicidal loss of her only son, came to my house a month after the funeral. I had her room set up and had my CD player on repeat so that the music of The Magic Mirror was always her background. It not only provided her with a peaceful environment, but also helped her so much in getting sleep in somewhat restless nights."
"As I was listening on the first night my thoughts were crowding my head as I was bemoaning the fact that I couldn't tune them out. Upon completion of the music I turned over and immediately fell asleep. I should add that I also have Fibromyalgia and restful sleep just doesn't happen with this disease. Well after the first night I awoke rested. I have made a habit of listening to The Magic Mirror upon retiring each evening and am delighted that it works better each evening."
"The results I received from the men in the military (St. Louis) were that they enjoyed the music. It made them relax and feel calm after listening to it...Several stated that they could listen to it and process their feelings right away rather than wait to talk about it later. The men also found that when they needed to calm down from daily changes since Iraq, they would use it to help them…"
"College life is stressful - anyone who has experienced it can attest to that. Between passing tests, making rent, and maintaining some semblance of a social life, it's easy to become overwhelmed. In that sort of environment, it's important to find something that can bring a little peace into one's life. For me, that was Amy's music. Whenever things felt like they were going just a little too fast, I'd put on "The Magic Mirror" and breathe. I can't count the number of nights I fell asleep listening to that CD, letting its meditative melodies carry me away from all the stress and static of the world around me. I can safely say that Amy's gift made a profound, positive impact on my college experience, and would absolutely recommend her albums to anyone looking to find a reprieve from stress, discomfort, or anxiety."
More testimonials: http://www.amycamie.com/testimonials.html
REVIEW by DailyOM:
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.
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