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This beautiful and faithful recording of Tibetan singing bowls is superb for relaxation, massage & bodywork, deep sound meditation, yoga relaxation and sleep inducement. Consisting of two sessions of 27-28 minutes each, 25 different singing bowls are used to create the most amazing sound vibrations perfect for deeply letting go. In fact the liner notes clearly warn that this music should NOT be played while driving!
"The bowls are powerful meditative tools that allow the client to reach deep levels of relaxation. . . " - M. Jeffrey Schmidt, Massage Magazine.
"This is an extraordinary recording of Tibetan bowls performed by a master of this tradition." - Jonathan Goldman, Author of Healing Sounds.
Instruments – 25 Tibetan singing bowls, metal and bamboo wind chimes, tingsha bells.Learn More$15.99
An extraordinary dance journey through the music of many cultures around the world, with influences ranging from rock, funk and jazz to West African, Indonesian and Indian folk and classical traditions.
The latest CD from award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Benjy Wertheimer, Circle of Fire is an extraordinary dance journey through the music of many cultures around the world. The album's influences range from rock, funk and jazz to West African, Indonesian and Indian folk and classical traditions. Many moods are woven throughout the CD, inviting dancers fully into their bodies and inspiring them to take themselves through the full spectrum of expressive movement.Learn More$17.99
Between the Lines: The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru - Anthony F. AveniThe Nasca Lines are one of the world's great enigmas. Who etched the more than 1,000 enormous animal, human, and geometric figures that cover 400 square miles of barren pampa in southern Peru? How did the makers create lifelike images of monkeys, birds, and spiders without an aerial or mountain vantage point from which to view these giant figures that stretch across thousands of square yards? Most puzzling of all, why did the ancient Nasca people lay out these astonishing lines and images in the desert? These are the questions that pioneering archaeoastronomer Anthony Aveni seeks to answer in this book.
Writing for a wide public audience, Aveni begins by establishing the Nasca Lines as a true wonder of the ancient world. He describes how viewers across the centuries have tried to interpret the lines and debunks some of the wilder theories. Then he vividly recounts his own years of exploration at Nasca in collaboration with archaeologists, anthropologists, astronomers, and engineers and the discoveries that have answered many of the riddles about who made the Nasca Lines, when, and for what purposes. He also demonstrates how the lines manifest a universal human desire to create monumental earthworks that extends around the globe and to the present day.
We may never fully know why the Nasca Lines were inscribed in the Peruvian pampa, but this book offers a fascinating overview of what the leading expert and his colleagues currently understand. It's required reading for everyone intrigued by ancient mysteries.Learn More$39.95
Beyond 2012: A Shaman's Call to Personal Change and the Transformation of Global Consciousness - James EndredyThe prophecies surrounding 2012--the end of the Mayan calendar--aren't pretty. For wisdom and guidance concerning this significant date, Endredy consults Tataiwari (Grandfather Fire) and Nakawe (Grandmother Growth)--the "First Shamans." Recorded here is their fascinating dialog. Learn More$16.95
Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family - Robert Vetter and Richard Tartsah, Sr.Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family pays homage to the legacies of two Kiowa medicine men: Big Bow and Abel Big Bow, revealing their spiritual beliefs and how they applied them in their lives. Learn More$19.95
The 10,000 Steps is an atmospheric soundscape of exquisitely crafted ambiance, from singer Lisbeth Scott (The Chronicles of Narnia and Spielberg's Munich) and multi-instrumentalist Greg Ellis (Vas, Matrix series and 300).
What do you get when you cross an insanely talented multi-instrumentalist with a breathtaking vocalist, both of whom have one foot in this world and another in the next? Biomusique. Biomusique is the vehicle for percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Greg Ellis and siren/songwriter Lisbeth Scott.
Some will be familiar with Ellis' work as a founding member of the sacred music duo Vas. Unlike Vas, which is rooted in more Middle Eastern and East-Indian rhythms and atmospheres, Biomusique's first effort, The 10,000 Steps, is a poly-fused hybrid of many styles that range from textured electronic ambience to atmospheric riffs on Celtic sound-stylings. The results are breathtaking.
Lisbeth Scott's vocals resemble the non-local phrasings of Liz Fraser and Lisa Gerrard, toning, intoning, chanting and singing, blending and bending a fluid vocabulary of vocalese. While Ellis moves surprisingly well out of his percussive comfort zone to play a number of other instruments such as trumpet, guitar, dulcimer, piano and, of course, a battery of drums and percussion. Together, they make deliciously organic sounds that echo David Sylvain, Enya, Clannad and Loreena McKennit, but are by no means cloning any of them. Those artists just represent stylistic touchstones.
The musical journey on The 10,000 Steps goes far beyond the tools of language to draw comparison. Take the first step. Listen. No samples or loops of any kind were used on this recording. Learn More$16.99
Birds are our strongest allies in the natural world. Revered in Native American spirituality and shamanic traditions around the world, birds are known as teachers, guardians, role models, counselors, healers, clowns, peacemakers, and meteorologists.Learn More$18.00
An unprecedented account of the shaman's world and the way it is entered.Learn More$14.99
Black Smoke is a wonderful, beautifully written story . . . a true adventure told in a style that rivals the best of novels. This first-person account by an extraordinary woman of her inner and outer journey through darkness into light is a must read for anyone interested in healing. The New York Times best-selling author of Shapeshifting, Spirit of the Shuar and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, this book will thrill and support all readers traveling--or wishing to travel themselves--into the unknown and the mystery of the human spirit. Learn More$19.95