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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press; 2 edition (June 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844091945
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844091942
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 1.5 x 21.8 cm
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"Stewart's gift is to show us how extraordinary the power of the voice can be."  —Simon Callow, actor

"Stewart Pearce is an inspirational force . . . he guides his students to experience their true creative potential."  —Peter Kyle, manager, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

"Ever since meeting Stewart, I've wished others could benefit from his knowledge and wisdom. Now, The Alchemy of Voice makes this possible"  —Shelley von Strunckel, astrologist

About the Author

Stewart Pearce is an internationally renowned voice coach and sound healer who has held positions at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Drama Centre of London. He has worked with many celebrities and statespersons, including Simon Callow, Princess Diana, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anita Roddick, as well as with corporations such as BBC and L'Oreal.

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Stewart Pearce is very good at explaining this concept. Well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit through Sound - an exhilarting exploration June 14 2010
By S. Mitter - Published on
Format: Paperback
Stewart Pearce's The Alchemy of Voice is the most extraordinary introduction to the world of Spirit through the medium of sound.

Most spiritual seekers are introduced to Spirit through light. We learn about the chakras and the aura in terms of their colours; spiritual teachers talk about healing in terms of bringing in the "light". What distinguishes Pearce's book is that it shows us how we can access the higher realms of Spirit through sound. As well he might! As he points out in the very first chapter, "In the beginning was the Word!"

There are two features of the book that make it such a wonderful read. First, it has the right balance between theory and practice. The theory is illuminating, at once simple and profound. The exercises are easy to follow. Together they make for a most thrilling exploration of the unseen world of energies and vibrations.

Secondly, it is written beautifully! Pearce is a very gifted writer who is able to combine lucidity with stylistic virtuosity in a manner that is quite rare.

This is a very valuable book from one of the world's leading authorities on the subject. A must-read!
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant May 30 2010
By Chakardjian - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have always been fascinated with what underpins a great voice - what makes some so luring, attractive, engaging, and magnetic?
Basically... I wanted one.
As I navigated my way through Stewart's book, I felt a sense of coming home. As sense that at some point I knew this wisdom to be true and I was re-membering it. Finally a book that puts all the pieces together, how to combine the "being" and "doing" aspects of myself, through my most creative instrument, my voice, using my signature note to express my whole being in sound, and in doing so enjoying the fruits that come from speaking directly though my heart. If your appetite is poetic, Stewart carries you with his inspired metaphors and stirring stories. If you seek a more functional explanation, he explains it with such ease that you'll be wanting to use your voice right away to transform and enrich your life.

I now see and use my voice as my guide, a true reflection of where I am in my alchemic journey, and a tool to create the life I love both in my business and my personal life
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Find the power of your own voice! July 4 2010
By D. Sfameni - Published on
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If there is anything really underestimated in this world,it is the power of our own voice and the incredible impact it can have on ourself and our audience. Stewart Pearce is called a Master of Voice and if you have ever seen him "in action" you will know for sure that he is a true master of his craft. If you ever had the fortune to see him teach "The Alchemy of Voice", you will understand that he is much more than that. He is one of this rare Initiiates, somebody who heals with using his voice, somebody who knows EVERYTHING about sound and how to use his voice as a sacred instrument. He provides you with simple but very effective exercises how to find your signature note, the one unique note you came into this life! Just being able to reconnect with your signature note is so powerful and will change you forever. His exercises are fun to do and easy to accomplish and the result will astoninsh and delight you. Whether you will use your voice to pitch for new business, to act on stage, speak in public or simply talk to your loved ones, you will feel and experience that you have developed a new power within, which has always been there - asleep - ready to be awakened! Whatever your goal is, you could simply use this book and learn the techniques it provides you or start the journey to find IT! The distinctive sound of your own note!
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Targeted to those in voice performance arts, light on the mysticism and alchemy June 24 2011
By MysticJaguar - Published on
Format: Paperback
The forward and first chapter of this book are a powerhouse of insight and information. Stewart does a great job providing a solid orientation to sound and voice that makes the reader yearn for more. In chapters 2 and 3 (The Voice Mask and Breath as Creator) the inspiration begins tapering down as this is definitely throttling back from a book on alchemy to become a self-help book that would be most helpful to actors, singers, and orators in general. By chapter four the alchemy is primarily in the wings while self-help takes center stage. Mind you this is fine and the book will delight those who are oralicians, however for those interested in alchemy and mysticism there are scant nuggets to be searched for once you hit chapter 6 (Sound Healing).

This book will be most meaningful to those who are either voice-profession oriented or relatively new to the spiritual, alchemical, and mystical paths. The author clearly knows more than he is getting onto in this book which does leave the more advanced reader somewhat disappointed. The case studies are generally a distraction. The Epilogue (The Voice In The Fire) has some very interesting content. So even if you feel in the doldrums in the middle of the book either keep pressing or skip to the Epilogue to ensure you get what this book has to offer.

Of particular disappointment was the lack of a bibliography at the end of this book. There were many very fine sources of information the author has cited including the Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan and the Tiwa mystic Joseph Rael. This lack of additional sources to look too was particularly blarring and the editor/publisher should be asked what were they thinking? Bibliography is frequently how you follow the trail from one book of interest to others. Without a bibliography you are presented a dead end.

There are frequent references to lines from Shakespeare which clearly frame this book in the context of the authors training being as a voice coach in the theatre (darling). There are enough of these references to tend to alienate English speakers from outside her Majesty's domain such as Americans.

So, this book is of value to those new to the metaphysical path, even those on the path for a number of years. Consider it an introduction to the major aspects of sound and a framework for further exploration. However, the more advanced aspirant will have already found most of this framework, and lacking a bibliography, will not be able to utilize this work as the kind of springboard for future exploration that it would have, nay Yorick, should have been.

If after having read this book you are indeed looking for deeper alchemical and mystical approaches to sound then you better get your birthday or Xmas list together with these juicy items here in this mini-bibliography:

- Shabda: Mantra Mysticism
- Sound: Native Teachings and Visionary Art of Joseph Rael
- Being and Vibration
- Ceremonies of the Living Spirit
- The Mysticism of Sound and Music (Shambhala Dragon Editions)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Your voice: your personal key signature Feb. 29 2012
By Dr Ana Garcia PhD, DTM - Author, Public Speaking Coach, Metaphysical Mentor. - Published on
Format: Paperback
After finishing writing my book on public speaking, I realized that I needed to shift myself to the next level. I found that this book gave me exactly the training I needed in terms of tunning into my personal sound and the power of resonance to reach people when you talk from the (sound chamber of) the heart. I practiced with a few clients and the effects were so powerful that I realized the importance of breathing and oxygen to bring up the awareness of a blocked emotion, thought or a lost memory. I myself lowered my voice a notch over a period of time and became very conscious of breathing when I speak, and felt that I found a long-lost friend: myself!