3000 years ago in ancient
Israel, a young shepherd boy named David was brought quickly many
times in the
of the night to play his harp before an ailing King Saul. The king
had been having nightmares, anger fits and general malaise that was
affecting his mind as well as his physical health. When the harp was
being played he 'felt better and the evil spirit departed from
Saul". Powerful words to describe a situation known all too well by
many people in our own times.
" The spirit of G-d departed from Saul, and he was tormented by a
spirit of sadness and melancholy from G-d. Saul's servants said to
him, 'Behold now! A spirit of melancholy from G-d torments you. Let
our lord tell your servants who are before you that they should seek
a man who knows how to play the harp, so that when the spirit of
melancholy from G-d is upon you, he will play the harp with his hand
and all will be well with you."
Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said " Send me David your son
who is with the sheep....
And it came to pass, that whenever the spirit of melancholy from
G-d was upon Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his
hand, and Saul would feel relieved and it would be well with him,
and the evil spirit would depart from Saul.' ( Samuel I 16:14 -23).
3000 years ago the servants of King Saul knew that the sounds of
the harp were able to have a healing affect on people. They didn't
have the scientific knowledge of why and how, but they did know that
something profound happened to people when the harp was played, and
so they found the 'best harpist' in the land to bring to their
ailing king to ease his suffering and bring him moments of peace and
3000 years later, in our generation, recent medical research, studies and testing is showing the 'why and the how' of the healing affects of the sound of the harp. The following articles are based on some of this research and what is being done in the realm of healing with the sounds of the harp now, in hospitals, private homes and hospices as well as being used in alternative therapies in conjunction with other healing modalities. The results are very impressive. To learn more - read on....
Doctors Promote Healing, With a Zing of
the String of a Harp
Healing Sounds of the Harp
Harp Has The Power to Soothe But It Can
Healing Benefits of Harp Music