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Jill Purce

Jill Purce is a British voice teacher, Family Constellations therapist & author. In the 1970s Purce developed a new way of working with the voice, introducing the teaching of group overtone chanting, producing a single note whilst amplifying the vocal harmonics. She is a former fellow of King's College London, Biophysics Department & produced over 30 books as General Editor of the Thames and Hudson Art & Imagination series. Between 1971 & 1974 she lived & worked in Germany with the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Since the early 1970s she has taught internationally - diverse forms of contemplative chant, particularly overtone chanting. For over twenty-five years she has been leading Family Constellations combined with chant. She is married to the biologist & author Rupert Sheldrake with whom she has two sons: biologist & author Merlin Sheldrake, and musician Cosmo Sheldrake. She is the author of The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul a book about the spiral in sacred traditions, art and psychology, as well as numerous articles.