I absolutely love this book! I can only compare it to the Tao Te Ching. Dr. Diamond expresses Zen of drumming - highly inspiring!Russ Moy, Professional Percussion Instructor and Artist
Fantastic - everyone should study this concept!Sam Ulano, Master Drummer and Editor, The Mental Drummer
This is the most enchanting, captivating writing on the power of the drum I have ever read. Heartfelt, poetic, and from the soul: read this book and be moved.Larry Dossey, M.D., Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words
An inspirational book which implores us to look for ways to incorporate the pulse of music into our drumming and lives in a more spiritual way. My thanks to Dr. Diamond for putting this almost indescribable concept into words.John Aldrige, Managing Editor, Not-So-Modern Drummer
"I used to practice Medicine, but now - Music!" Dr. Diamond has discovered that, of all musical instruments, the drums are the most easy to play on The Pulse and most easily raise the Life Energy. He captures his own life-long interest in drumming and here reveals their impact on Preventive Medicine. Drumming always has been deeply rooted in man's spiritual endeavors. Its simplest metaphor is the heartbeat. Dr. Diamond shows how to make drumming therapeutic. A special communication with rythms and melodies found in the soul. Imagine this amalgam of a trained clinical psychiatrist and a primitive drummer. That's a powerful unity! Dr. Diamond relates his Pulse to Tao, borrows from more poetry. "Play with joy, with a smile." Full of Life Energy. -- Jay Bail, The Book Reader
Drumming is truly basic to life energy. A great concept! -- C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Founding President, American Holistic Medical Association
The book demonstrates the genuine interest and passion Dr. Diamond has shown by his continuing research into drums and drumming as a quality of life enhancement option for everyone! -- Remo Belli, President, Remo, Inc.
About the Author
John Diamond, MD, is a pioneering figure in the field of holistic and alternative medicine, and a past president of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Diamond's remarkable body of work - a blend of over forty-five years of research and clinical practice - embraces a wide range of disciplines, including conventional and complementary medicine, psychiatry, the humanities, holism, applied kinesiology, acupuncture theory, spirituality, and the arts (especially music) to help people overcome their problems. He concentrates on the totality of the sufferer - the interrelatedness and interdependence of the inseparable triune of body, mind, and spirit. He is the best-selling author of over twenty books.