The Musician

From his early teens, Dr. Donovan was writing and performing his own music. His music has been described as a fusion between Leonard Cohen and 60's Folk Rock. His lyrics are poetic and address the deep passion of the human soul in its longing for love. His music has given him a greater appreciation for the rhythms of life and a deeper awareness of the sensual and harmonious nature of each soul's sacred dance of relationship. This has helped him greatly in his healing work because the dance of relationship is an essential aspect to all healing. As Dr. Donovan states in his book, Dancing With The Beloved: Resurrecting Divine Sexuality through Profound Relatedness:

“Everywhere in nature, the erotic choreography of this courtship dance and the refrain of its melodic conversation can be witnessed, from the strutting of the peacock to the flowers of the field, from the croaking of the frog to the chirping of the crickets. Life is engaged in an ongoing conversation with itself; a soliloquy of many tongues; a song of many melodies. The topic is self-discovery and self-transcendence through relationship.”

Below are a few examples of Dr. Donovan's music from his Raw & Unmixed collection of studio-recorded tunes. (These may be downloaded as MP3 files if you are interested.)

Tracks from the Album Donovan: Unmixed and Raw

Lovin' You, written by P. Donovan © 2005. Performed (guitar and vocal) by P. Donovan.


The Relationship, written by P. Donovan © 1970. Performed (guitar, sythesizer, lead vocal) by P.Donovan and (base, vocals) by Jack Ballard.


The Mystic's Lover, written by P. Donovan © 1994. Performed (acoustic guitars, drums, lead vocal/harmony) by P. Donovan and (base, electric guitar, vocal) by Jack Ballard.


Chasing Ashes in the Snow, written by P. Donovan © 1994. Performed (acoustic guitars, lead vocal/harmony) by P. Donovan and (base, electric guitar, harmonica, vocal) by Jack Ballard.


Janet's Song (Dance With Me), written by P. Donovan © 1994. Performed (acoustic guitars, drums, synthesizer, lead vocal/harmony) by P. Donovan and (base, vocals) by Jack Ballard.


For Those Who Are Strong, written by P. Donovan © 1994. Performed (acoustic guitars, synthesizer, lead vocal) by P. Donovan and (base, vocals) by Jack Ballard.


Lady of the Sun, written by P. Donovan © 1970. Performed (acoustic guitars, synthesizer, lead vocal/harmony) by P. Donovan and (base, vocals) by Jack Ballard.


Shannon, written by P. Donovan © 1970. Performed (acoustic guitars, lead vocal) by P. Donovan and (base, vocals) by Jack Ballard.



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