The Way of the Pulse: Drumming with Spirit
John Diamond, M.D.
ISBN: 978-1-890995-02-7 (116 pp.)
The concept of the Pulse is the summation and culmination of Dr. John Diamond’s forty years of experience in medicine, psychiatry, complementary medicine, the humanities and music. Like the Tao, the Way, it signifies the movement of life from which all things flow.
Here, Dr. Diamond applies this concept, encouraging each of us to play the drums to enhance our sense of how the Pulse actually feels. For once we feel this movement in music, we can increasingly feel it in other aspects of life.
This book represents a major step forward in our understanding of drumming as a therapeutic modality and life-enhancing practice, for it is knit together by an underlying philosophy that embraces all of music and healing.
“This 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 D. Belli, President, Remo, Inc.
“Drumming is truly basic to life energy. A great concept!”
— C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., Founding President,
American Holistic Medical Association
“I absolutely love this book! I can only compare it to the Tao Te Ching. Dr. Diamond expresses the 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 Aldridge, Managing Editor, Not-So-Modern Drummer
“Diamond’s approach is personal and grounded in everyday experience that he elevates to the realm of the transcendental. Inspiring and motivational, The Way of the Pulse: Drumming with Spirit is directed at all who have ever yearned to play the drums. In short, the mesmerizing quality of this joyously written text should win you over, no matter your age or cultural background.”
— Lois Henderson, BookPleasures.com