Peter Gabriel – the Man, the Music, the Mission

April 21, 2010 by  
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It’s easy to be inspired by Peter Gabriel who seems to never have stood still in the more than 40 years that span his career. He started his career as the lead singer of Genesis, founded already in 1967, and to the shock of many fans, left in 1975 to pursue a solo career. His many solo hits like “Solsbury Hill”, “Games Without Frontiers” and “Biko” – often competing with Genesis songs – seem to prove that this was the right move.

Peter Gabriel at a performance in 1978

Peter Gabriel at a performance in 1978

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Fall in Love with New World Music

February 11, 2010 by  
Filed under New Age Music, New World Music

Looking for some inspiring music to lift your spirits?  If you haven’t discovered the genre – trust me – you could fall in love with New World Music faster than cupid can draw back his bow.

Relaxing sounds and inspiration are within reach.  These days, it doesn’t take much to download new musical discoveries from the Internet within minutes.  But New World Music can be found in traditional record stores, at online music stores and more.

Listening to world music is a unique way to travel to distant lands.  Stamp your passport, close your eyes and feel the stress of your reality melt away….

Fall in love with New Age Music! (image from alykat on Flickr)

Fall in love with New Age Music! (image from alykat on Flickr)

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Space music deep meditation

January 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Ambient Music, News - Nouvelles

You’ve probably heard of chill music, ambient music, and world music.  But what about space music?  The term isn’t as “out there,” as you might believe!  In fact, it is quickly becoming recognized as a sub-genre of new age music. Here are some music artists I really enjoy to do my daily meditation or sometimes to fall asleep in a dreamy state. I discovered some of them in films!

Even though space music is more often described as a feeling, or a mood evoked from listening, perhaps its not surprising to hear that its often played at planetariums and in film soundtracks. marcome-seven-seas-new-age-music

As described on Wikipedia:

“Space music ranges from simple to complex sonic textures, often (though not exclusively) lacking conventional melodic, rhythmic, or vocal components, typically evoking a “continuum of spatial imagery and emotion”,beneficial introspection, attentiveness for deep listening, subtle trance effects called “spacey”, (defined by the Compact Oxford Dictionary as “drifting and ethereal”) and psychoacoustic spatial perceptions, particularly, sensations of flying, floating, cruising, gliding, or hovering.”

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Traveling the Road to Lhasa

October 23, 2009 by  
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Travel along with me, on the road to Lhasa.  The name of this city in the clouds (one of the highest capitals in the world) literally means “place of the gods,” and is the seat of the Dalai Lama and capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China.  While it may be quite a hike to reach the 3,490 metres (11,450 feet) elevation, the journey is well worth it.  It is a transformative experience.

When you consider Tibetan monks, images of meditation and peace probably come to mind.  These holy men are well-known for their chant Om Mani Padme Hum,” which roughly translates to,”Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus. Hail to Him who is the Jewel in the Lotus.  The chants help them along their spiritual journey to achieve enlightenment, or Buddahood: a state that is said to be one of “continuous bliss mixed with a simultaneous cognition of emptiness, the true nature of reality.”

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet (image from reurinkjan on Flickr)

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet (image from reurinkjan on Flickr)

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New Age Music and Meditation

January 28, 2009 by  
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New Age Music Female Singer Marcome

New Age Music Female Singer Marcome

One of the most popular uses for new age music is meditation.  Through relaxing melodies, poetic lyrics, and hypnotic rhythms, popular new age music groups provide a background for opening the mind and heart to the greatest mysteries in the universe.

Most of the people making and selling new age music have a passionate dedication to the spiritual advancement of our planet.  They understand that we have reached an important point in human evolution where our individual and collective spirit is pushing forward past purely instinctual and primal needs toward an existence based in higher frequencies of vibration and light.

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