Tuesday, October 3, 2023

From Bonham to Buddha and Back #BookTober

About The Book:
What does it look like to follow a contemplative path of study and practice while also being very much in the world as a Rock-and-Roll drummer? In this memoir, Clementine Moss - a depth hypnosis practitioner and spiritual counselor who is also the founding drummer of the Led Zeppelin powerhouse Zepparella - offers her music career as a metaphor for spiritual practice. Performing live, musicians seek to find that place beneath thought, where the song plays them. Life on the road offers ample opportunity to investigate the ego attachments that perpetuate misery. Clementine illustrates transcendent moments of oneness in a venue crammed with people -then steps off the stage into struggles of self-consciousness, competition, heartache, and loss. What does a "spiritual" life look like anyway? How does contemplative practice figure in the day-to-day? In this reflective book, Clementine shines a light on how each drum beat, each moment, offers lessons of awakening, no matter how gritty the path.

About The Author:
Clementine Moss is the founder and drummer of Zepparella, with a busy solo career as a singer and songwriter. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a creative writing degree, her writing path gave way to a musical one until she began her blog Bliss and Drumming in 2016. In the essays, tales of her music career provide metaphors for contemplative practice, and many of those pieces are found in various forms in, and were the impetus for, this book. Clementine is a spiritual counselor and a nondenominational Minister at The Foundation for the Sacred Stream. Using the modalities of Depth Hypnosis, Applied Shamanism, Energy Medicine, Sound Healing, and Morphic Awakening techniques, Clem has an active healing practice. She is certified in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Conflict Resolution. A Vipassana meditator for over thirty years, her study and personal practice span many traditions. She lives in San Francisco with music manager and musician Tim Moss, and Henry the Pug. Her writing has appeared in Modern Drummer Magazine, Memoir Magazine, and several other online publications.


~Hayley

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