Jonathan Goldman is an American author, musician and spiritual teacher in the fields of Harmonics and Sound Healing. He is based in Boulder, Colorado.
Goldman began as a guitarist in the Boston punk scene in the late 1970s. Goldman began to research the science of sound and music psychology, directing his overall studies towards the possible use of sound as a healing force.
In 1982, he founded the Sound Healers Association (SHA) in Lexington, Massachusetts.
During this time, Goldman continued his research with a master's degree from Lesley University.
He began recording his own music and he formed Spirit Music, one of the firstrecord labels dedicated to the therapeutic use of sound and music. The label has recorded and released music by Goldman, as well as Don Campbell, Sarah Benson, Sam McClellan, Laraaji, the Gyume Monks and more recently, Lama Tashi, among others.
In 2011 Jonathan Goldman was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. That year, he was also included by the Watkins Review as 74 on its list of "100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in the World".
Connection to Tibetan Buddhism
During his research, Goldman worked with the Gyume Monks. Goldman met and became a student of the monks during their 1988 US Tour.
He later went on to meet the Tibetan Buddhist Monk, Rinchen Chugyal, then Chant Master for the Drepung Loseling Monastery. In 1995 Rinchen Chugyal ordained Goldman as a Chant Master, empowering him to teach Tibetan Chanting in the West. He also met the Venerable Ngawang Tashi Bapu (Lama Tashi), who succeeded Rinchen Chugyal as Chant Master. Lama Tashi recorded several sessions of Tibetan chanting with Goldman. His 'Tibetan Master Chants', recorded and produced by Goldman, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004.
Goldman's chanting has been featured on several recordings, notably the 1999 Grammy Award-winning album by Kitaro, 'Thinking of You'; his own 'Chakra Chants' series; 'Chakra Dance', which was produced for the opening of a holistic dance club in New York City, and 'Medicine Buddha', made for the US teachings of the Dalai Lama in 2001.
Discography and bibliography
As of June 2018, there are over 30 albums of Jonathan Goldman's own music released on Spirit Music and other labels. His music has ranged from new-age, chanting, ambient, minimalist, to techno.
As of June 2018 Goldman has written eight books in the field of sound healing which have been published. Four of Goldman's books have been published in numerous languages and are Best Sellers.
|1990||Dolphin Dreams||Spirit Music|
|1991||Gateways: Men's Drumming and Chanting||Spirit Music|
|1991||Angel of Sound||Spirit Music|
|1991||Trance Tara||Spirit Music|
|1992||Song of Saraswati||Spirit Music|
|1992||Sacred Gateways||Spirit Music|
|1994||The Angel and the Goddess||Spirit Music|
|1995||Celestial Reiki||Spirit Music|
|1998||The Lost Chord||Etherean Music|
|1999||Chakra Chants||Spirit Music|
|2000||Celestial Yoga||Spirit Music|
|2001||Medicine Buddha||Spirit Music|
|2001||Celestial Reiki||Spirit Music|
|2002||Ultimate Om||Spirit Music|
|2002||Holy Harmony||Spirit Music|
|2003||Healing Sounds DVD||Spirit Music|
|2004||Chakra Dance||Spirit Music|
|2004||Chakra Chants 2||Spirit Music|
|2004||Celestial Reiki II||Spirit Music|
|2005||Healing Sounds||Spirit Music|
|2005||Vocal Toning the Chakras||Sounds True|
|2005||Tantra of Sound Harmonizer w/ Andi Goldman||Spirit Music|
|2005||Frequencies: Sounds of Healing||Spirit Music|
|2005||The Divine Name w/Gregg Braden||Spirit Music|
|2006||Reiki Chants||Spirit Music|
|2007||Waves of Light||Spirit Music|
|2008||2012: Ascension Harmonics||Spirit Music|
|2009||Crystal Bowls Chakra Chants||Spirit Music|
|2010||2013: Ecstatic Sonics||Spirit Music|
|2012||Cosmic Hum||Spirit Music|
|2013||The Divine Name: I AM||Spirit Music|
|2013||Merkaba of Sound||Spirit Music|
|2014||Healing Sounds: Frequencies II||Spirit Music|
|2014||Supreme Solfeggio||Spirit Music|
|2016||Quantum Resonance||Spirit Music|
|2018||Ambient Realms||Spirit Music|
|2018||Rainbows of Venus||Spirit Music|
|2019||Moon Over Bali||Spirit Music|
|2020||Music for the Heart Chakra||Spirit Music|
|2021||Moon Over Bali||Spirit Music|
|2022||Sounds of Light||Spirit Music|
|1992||Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics||Healing Arts Press|
|1998||Shifting Frequencies||Light Technology Publications|
|1999||The Lost Chord||Spirit Music, Inc.|
|2005||Tantra of Sound||Hampton Roads Publishing|
|2008||The 7 Secrets of Sound Healing||Hay House|
|2010||The Divine Name: The Sound That Can Change the World||Hay House|
|2011||Chakra Frequencies||[Destiny Books]|
|2017||The Humming Effect: Sound Healing for Health||Healing Arts Press|
|2022||30th Anniversary Edition - Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics||Healing Arts Press|
Goldman grew up in New Jersey, at a family-owned kosher hotel. His father, Irving B. Goldman was an otolaryngologist and plastic surgeon. Jonathan's wife, Andi Goldman, is a licensed therapist.
- ^ Rosenbloom, Stephanie: What's the Buzz? Sound Therapy The New York Times. November 24, 2005
- ^ Ear Wars and the Ultimate Om Arkansas Democrat Gazette. June 10, 2010
- ^ History of the Sound Healers Association
- ^ 100 Spiritual Power List Watkins Review. Issue 26, Spring 2011
- ^ Thich Nhat Hanh Chanting from the Heart Parallax Press; 2006. ISBN 1-888375-63-9
- ^ Tibetan Monk Nominated for Grammy Archived 2010-01-02 at the Wayback Machine www.phayul.com. December 10, 2005
- ^ Grammy nomination for Buddhist monk The Hindu. January 26th, 2006
- ^ I am only a monk "Medicine Buddha" at Shoreline Ampetheatre, May 17–20, 2001
- ^ All Music Guide: Chakra Dance, 2004