Peace Through Sound with
Jeanne White Eagle and John Pehrson
Jeanne White Eagle was given a vision in January 1996 in which she was shown how to teach individuals to bring forth new sounds, new spontaneous songs forming inside each of us that will raise individual/collective vibrations and move us closer to World Peace. A Cabalistic Rabbi in Zefat, Israel told Jeanne and John that the special, spontaneous way that they work with sounds in concert was once taught to the ancient Prophets 2000 years ago in Israel because it created a direct connection with the Divine.
At one point in the concert, all the people are encouraged to create songs with no words, no thought, only the intent of Love. The vibrations then enter the people, the Earth and the atmosphere raising the consciousness of the masses to one of new and extraordinary heights, vibrations capable of healing a planet.
Jeanne sings the lead with amazing virtuosity and she accompanies herself on a Native American hand drum, rattle, or one of many percussion “friends” have given to her in her travels. John sings an inspired harmony to Jeanne’s rich and powerful improvisations when he is not accompanying her on a pulsating didgeridoo or a melodic cedar flute.
When you attend one of these concerts, or hear the CD, you can feel Jeanne’s intensity and the vocal harmonics that reach deep into the center of awareness. The sounds go beyond chanting. They are more complex, but at the same time they are balancing. The vibrations resonate with a unifying purpose that feels like peace and healing. For those moments, the individual is not separate from anyone, anywhere. In that realization, the listeners become Peacemakers.
When the audience becomes involved, and their own individual sounds begin to be sung, the rational mind might predict that there would be cacophony, a chaos of discordant sounds. But miraculously, each voice finds its level and the blend seeks unity, and unique harmonies appear.
In hundreds of venues in multicultural environments where languages, cultures, and religions would seem to clash, the communal singing at the end of the peace concert achieves harmony and even transcendent beauty. Often, when the song ends, there is a moment of awe expressed as silence, and then there is laughter, wonder at what the collection of former strangers have created together.
History of the the Peace Concert
On a special day in November 2000, Jeanne White Eagle, with her husband John Pehrson, recorded a new concept in concerts—wordless songs sung for world peace.
Jeanne White Eagle—her Native American connection is Cherokee—had a career as a professional singer. She began performing publicly as a child, receiving professional training on through her university years, after which she became a founding member of the international musical of Up With People. During this time she moved on to the concert stage where her beautifully powerful, near four-octave range voice was critically appreciated. Joseph Rael saw that Jeanne, with her husband John, would go worldwide, doing sacred sound ceremonies that would move the planet toward a lasting peace, and initiated her into taking this vision forward.
The first years of singing for world peace saw Jeanne and John perform across Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the U. S., and Canada. Then Bolivia, Croatia, Bosnia and Israel, and South Africa summoned.
Eventually, as a result of the concerts and from the many requests to record a CD, Between Slices of Light was recorded as an encouragement to all who would hear the music, a catalyst for the listening audience to create their own spontaneous songs to sing alongside Jeanne. Joseph Rael himself did the cover painting which has served as a blessing for the ongoing Peace Concerts that continue through today.
For more information on scheduling a Peace Concert for your area or purchase of the CD, contact Jeanne.
To learn more about sound visit The Sound and Consciousness Workshop page.