2019 IONS Conference – Jill Purce

Jill Purce

Voice Teacher & Author

Jill Purce is a voice teacher who developed a new way of working with the voice, introducing group overtone chanting to produce a single note while amplifying vocal harmonics. Since the early 1970s she has taught internationally diverse forms of contemplative chant. Jill worked with German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, exploring the spiritual dimension of music, and learned overtone chanting in the Himalayas with the chant master of the Gyutö Tibetan Monastery. She has practiced Dzogchen since 1978, working with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. In the last twenty years, she pioneered her workshop Healing the Family and Ancestors, a unique combination of family constellations, chant, and ceremony. Jill is author of The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul, and her recordings include Overtone Chanting Meditations and The Healing Voice. To learn more about her and her work, go to www.healingvoice.com.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Healing Family & Ancestors – Ceremonial Family Constellations

Heal family trauma, release unhelpful patterns, and dissolve trans-generational tendencies in this powerful family constellation workshop.

When ancestors or family members have died too young or left the family under unusual or difficult circumstances — such as accidents, suicides, wars, addictions, mental illness, emigrations, incarcerations, adoptions — these separations can cause painful patterns of exclusion that are frozen in time, trapped in the unconscious field of the family, and can become like magnets, which later generations may be drawn unconsciously to repeat. People often find themselves doing things which make no sense in the context of their own lives, until they discover which earlier family member they’re “following.” These inherited patterns can create powerful unconscious compulsions. By honoring and restoring what has been excluded, you reestablish the integrity of the field, dissolving the trans-generational tendencies and liberating the living, their children and future generations. This work can be intense, oracular and profoundly healing and seems to restore aspects of the psyche closed to normal therapeutic.

Family and Ancestral Healing for those who find find themselves doing things that don’t make sense in the contexts of their own lives, and for those wanting to transform strong negative family patterns or low grade inherited irritations into powerful gifts and blessings for themselves, their family and posterity. Purce’s unique method combines chant, ceremony and family constellations to heal the resonant fields of family and ancestors, unlocking persistent patterns so that order and joy are restored.