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The Sound of The Shaman – Sounds of The Four Directions

The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest non-chemical medication. – Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Once, heartbroken after leaving a long-term relationship, I took up playing the guitar. Little did I know then that holding and playing…

January 2, 2019
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Dragonfly Medicine

I experienced many mystical visits from the Dragonfly this fall. One afternoon, a Dragonfly landed on my arm, and right on top of my Owl tattoo, resting there for quite a while staring right at me. The following morning, a song arrived, and I…

October 17, 2017

New Release: Ch’aska Punku by Sami Brothers

Today, September 20, 2017 the Sami Brothers, Alex & Madhu, release there 2nd studio album, Ch’aska Punku. Ch’aska Punku means Star Portal in Quechua, a language of the high Andean indigenous peoples, and refers to stellar alignments which we experience on Solstices, Equinoxes, and Solar…

September 20, 2017

Whistling Vessels – Magical Mysteries

Whistling Vessels, Huacos Silbadores. Are they ancient artifacts, magical musical instruments or ritual shamanic tools? According to some, maybe all three.  These dual chambered ceramic vessels are designed to be filled with water and then either blown into or tipped back and forth by…

February 27, 2017

HOW MUSIC TRANSFORMS OUR WORLD

The wisdom of our ancestors (be it that of our bloodline or of our soul) is often contained within the vibrational element of sound. These words contain not only knowledge, but a deeply ingrained resonance that can alter the listener in even more profound…

May 19, 2015

THE POWER OF SACRED MUSIC

According to Hopi legend, Grandmother Spider descended upon the Earth and wove a song over the land to animate all living things. Thus, the first song was born, and in turn, birthed all of creation. The power of sound and its vibrational qualities has…

March 16, 2015

TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS

According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 – 480 B.C.) The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master…

January 2, 2015