Melodies of The Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis and Music
Melodies of the Mind is an exploration of the power of music to move us emotionally when words fall short. It offers unique perspectives on how music “works” as well as the intersection of music and mind. An important message of the book suggests ways to better understand and address psychological, social, cultural, and educational issues that are relevant in everyday life. Melodies of the Mind emphasizes the crucial importance of attending to mental health throughout life and particularly during our time of social and political upheaval around the world. Knowledge of the mind and music can play an important role in promoting understanding, tolerance, and problem-solving with individuals and groups.
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“Speaking from a musician’s viewpoint…I can say it combines scholarship and readability to an extent not often found in a volume dealing with such erudite subject matter.”
“I am loving the book…as someone who thinks of themselves as musically illiterate, it is completely eye opening.”
“Beautiful…unique book…special insightful way of synthesizing musical knowledge and careful listening, with psychoanalytic theory and clinical work.“
“Julie Nagel’s “Melodies of the Mind” brings music to the core of psychoanalysis: a revolution in a field where creativity seems to be irremediably lost.”
“Melodies of the Mind has changed the way I listen to music!”