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A collection of articles about music-thanatology and SacredFlight.

Family members' views on the benefits
of harp music vigils for terminally ill
or dying loved ones.

By Ganzini, Rakoski, Cohn and Mularski. Journal of Palliative and Supportive Care. October 2013.


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What is music-thanatology?

SevenPonds: Embracing The end-of-life experience blog.
Sharilyn Cohn of SacredFlight explains the nature of music-thanatology, a form of palliative care that uses harp and voice to aid the terminally ill or dying.
Posted on November 30, 2013 by Christopher Hewitt
(Blog Writer, SevenPonds)


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Music-thanatology can soothe the dying

"Harpist hopes practice catches on in Japan" By Seana K. Magee, Kyodo News.
The Japan Times Online, November 5, 2009


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Music-thanatologists provide comfort during life's final journey.

By Inara Verzemnieks, The Oregonian. Posted on July 25, 2009.


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Way Out: String Theory

By Inara Verzemnieks, The Oregonian. Posted on December 5, 2008.


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Sung to Their Rest

By Brennen Jensen,
The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Posted on March 8, 2007


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Music in the time of dying

"Harp strings resonate with heartbeats. The notes of SacredFlight take death from silence to something beyond words, the gift of women determined to help people find comfort at life's end." By Inara Verzemnieks, The Sunday Oregonian.
Posted January 14, 2007.


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Concert shows art of music
to soothe the dying

The music-thanatologists of SacredFlight display skills they use in easing the
transition to death.
By Inara Verzemnieks, The Oregonian. Posted November 30, 2006.


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Invisible guest: SacredFlight

By Heather Maharry,
The Southeast Examiner.
Published on December 5, 2003


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