BRICK TOWNSHIP — The Brick Township Historical Society hosted Bonnie Leigh of Brick, who is a certified music practitioner, at the June 13 meeting.
Ms. Leigh presented a program about the healing powers of music throughout the ages and recounted biblical times, as she said both the lyre and harp were mentioned in the Bible.
According to Ms. Leigh, the lyre and harp were said to be used to chase evil spirits, calm people and desensitize distress.
Ms. Leigh brought in a harp, which according to her, is smaller than those used in biblical times. Another instrument brought in was a didgeridoo, which is a long tube-like instrument used by the Aboriginal people of Northern Australia for ceremonies and produces a deep rumble.
Playing the didgeridoo can provide health benefits for respiratory ailments, according to Ms. Leigh.
This is an excerpt of the print article. For more on this story, read The Ocean Star—on newsstands Friday or online in our e-Edition.
Subscribe today! If you're not already an annual subscriber to The Ocean Star, get your subscription today! For just $38 per year, you will receive local mail delivery weekly, with pages and pages of local news and online access to our e-edition on Starnewsgroup.com.