Author: Dr.John Diamond
Publisher: Enhancement Books
ISBN: 1-908995-27-4

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The scope of the numerous essays that fill the pages of Volume III of The Life Energy in Music Series is wide-ranging, despite them all having to do with some aspect of life energy in music. Starting with a description of how he first became intrigued with jazz at the age of twelve, John Diamond, M.D., describes in intimate and loving
detail many of the encounters that he has had with musicians over the years, as well as how his thoughts about music have changed over time. His revelations about his lifelong interest in music are especially poignant in his description, in “Death Bed Music,” of the musicians and pieces to which he would, for a final time, wish to listen during his last hours on this earth. For all those who are involved with palliative care, the essay deserves especially serious consideration. His bravery in considering a subject that even trained professionals may prefer to avoid, namely their own demise, indicates with what earnestness Diamond is prepared to view each aspect of life, wishing to maximize the joyfulness of each moment to the full.

 
As one has come to expect from his other writings, of which there are many, John Diamond’s approach in this collection of essays is both personal and intense. His willingness to share with his readership the insights that he has gained from his own personal experience is at once comforting and inspiring. Diamond has the utmost respect for the integrity and intelligence of his audience, whom he trusts with his innermost thoughts and feelings about those whom he has encountered and the experiences that he has undergone.
 
The anecdotal nature of his writings is beguiling in its simplicity and apparently effortless flow. As a highly skilled and trained professional in a multiplicity of fields, including medicine, psychiatry, complementary medicine, the humanities, holism, applied kinesiology, acupuncture theory, spirituality and the arts, Diamond could so easily have poured forth his erudition in a mass of overwhelming and confusing detail. Instead, he has chosen to strive to be as comprehensible and accessible in his writing as possible, writing with such fluency and ease that he disarms even the most querulous reader. The appeal of his works, present volume included, is, therefore, broad, and his approach so accessible that all those who are involved in the field of care are likely to gain immeasurably from reading, and contemplating on, any and all of his books.     
 

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