nationality : Norwegian | occupation : recording artist and sensitive healer
teacher/guru : Mildred Dilling (harpist), Hilda Charlton(great spiritual teacher)
education : puppetry and film making to drama and painting.
website : www.erikberglund.com
Erik Berglund was a unique recording artist who like the troubadours of yore, combines his extraordinary musical talents with the Spirit and power of God's healing gifts. Erik sings like an angel with a refined tenor voice accompanied by the crystalline sounds of his Irish harp. Erik spent 19 years in New York City where he studied harp with legendary harpist Mildred Dilling, the teacher of Harpo Marx. He also studied meditation, healing and life lessens with the great spiritual teacher Hilda Charlton.
He began singing and playing in Renaissance Festivals and then performed throughout New York City, including playing at the United Nations, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Carnegie Recital Hall and Lincoln Center. After moving to the West Coast, Erik expanded to touring throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, South America, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific. He has performed in major cities from Athens, London, Paris, Berlin, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Osaka, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Toronto and Sau Paulo to power points such as Machu Piccu, the Great Pyramid, Glastonbury, Easter Island, Mt. Fuji, the Grand Tetons, Lake Louise, the Yucatan, the Hawaiian islands and the Holy Land. His music was played for Queen Juliana's funeral in Holland and broadcast throughout Europe. He has recorded many albums, including the following CDs: Angel Chants, Harp of the Healing Light, Angel Flight, Healing Harp of Heaven, Angel Beauty, Harp of the Healing Waters, Somewhere, Endless Light, Harp Music for Children, Creating Abundance, Angelic Harp Music and Angel Paradise. In addition to being an international recording artist, Erik is a sensitive healer whose life has touched thousands via workshops, retreats, lectures and private healing sessions.
He facilitates group energy in conventions, conferences and symposiums. Erik has contributed to such gatherings as the 11:11 in Egypt, the 25th anniversary of the United Nations, the Gathering of the Masters in New Zealand, the Light Workers gatherings in Australia and Florida, Discover Life in Conference Metaphysical in Brazil, the Body-Mind-Spirit Festival in London, the Earth Festival in Texas, the Wesak Festivals in Mount Shasta and Germany, the Whole Life Expos, World Congress of Illumination, Group Avatar Conferences and International MAPs Retreats with Jasmuheen.
For many years Erik hosted Mount Shasta Millennium, an international gathering of light workers held in California each summer. Erik has developed several workshops including Abundance, Relationships, Healing, and Angel Workshops. His work is inspired by the angels and is designed to uplift and heal those parts of us that need beauty and healing.
Erik's harp was conceived by his harp teacher, the legendary, Mildred Dilling, known as 'The First Lady of the Harp', and also the teacher of Harpo Marx. Miss Dilling traveled extensively with her pedal harp. When she was unable to take her huge harp into remote areas, she came up with the idea of placing seven levers in the curve of the neck to replace the pedals of the single action harp.
When engaged, each lever would sharpen it's corresponding pitch one semitone, effectively connecting a folk harp into some of the chromatic possibilities of the pedal harp. She commissioned a professional to maker her one and used it for years.