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Introduction, Session 7: The Power of Silence

In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The power of air is the power of silence, of clearing away the buzz of constant distractions so that we can listen to what is truly important both inside us and around us. In this session participants hear about acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who, in the process of recording the sounds of nature, has become an activist preserving silence — places where there are no human-made sounds. Through both practicing silence themselves and by listening intently to the sounds around them and sounds drawn from nature, participants learn about the cost of the incessant noise of our modern world and how we can create spaces of peaceful silence.

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Last updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

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