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Alduarthan

My latest single Alduarthan is a tribute to an Oak tree friend I came to know, and is an ambient free flowing Druid medicine song that speaks of the connection of all things. The music intends to impart the feeling of union with all beings and for us to not see the things that separate us all, but the things that unite . That was the trees wishes in the inspiration of the music. Despite many times talking to the tree and asking for a vision around which I could weave, a meaning if you like almost as if I was hoping for something else – the consistent feedback was unity. Then I got to look at why I was hoping for something better than unity, what’s that all about ? I laughed at my own ego and then set to work.

As a musician and creator you can often spend so much time trying to make forms, and details. You can spend countless hours lavishing over format, presentation, technical brilliance (or lack of) and then there is the diamond of audience. If you want to share and make money, how will this be received and heard ? Even if you are someone that is focused and confident in your artistic vision and identity, these themes will crop up. A pressure many experience as writers block, or a creative brick wall that meets the resistances in your being.

So with this piece of music, I finally wanted to say goodbye to these creative fears and resistances and completely allow myself to create a medicinal soundscape that encompassed the intentions of unity that I felt to communicate. Even when you have spent years making music just how you feel, there are always more layers to unfold and transform. The beautiful craft of life and its artistry is a daily, moment to moment work is it not ? I find that beautiful not a chore or a insurmountable mission, so with Alduarthan for the first time it genuinely felt that I had let go sufficiently.

For the recording sessions, I would sit in the forest and manifest through that emotional sensation and reality of unity, that creates a landscape embodied by the physicality of the forest around me and allow whatever sounds came through. At no point during the initial stages of recording did I have anything for reference other than the initial very first track- so each sound would be played in this mind map if you like, where a loose memory of the other parts would be deposited. I liked this almost tangible reference point, that was sufficiently intangible and loose to not stifle the free flow. All the sounds were recorded on my old iPhone 5 with the inbuilt mic and a dodgy pair of Chinese made earbuds :). I wanted something raw and blemished almost, indeed for me I wanted to give people an experience of what a sound healing druid sat in a forest with an iPhone trying to make music might sound like.

I really enjoyed there being no drums or bass, or set pattern, I wasn’t interested in worrying about time maps and the rules that rhythms employ. That in of itself was so freeing, being classically trained prior to playing in bands and writing my own music, its hard to walk away from the low end and drum sounds and pulses, and I love rhythm so much, so the movements were as the wind in the trees. Sweeping and cascading and swelling. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable with your own journey of creation for me is a strength, and to watch the beauty revealed by the spaciousness that beckons with it, is a delight and a further source of inspiration.

So I hope you enjoy the music and feel that same or similar sense of unity as I did creating it. I am currently working on a druid medicine album that involves inter species composition and collaboration, incorporating sound directly recorded from trees and plants that picks up where this song ends if you like…

If you would like to support and donate to us, buy or stream this music please head here : https://themindorchestra.hearnow.com/

Buy original 24-Bit 3D audio – https://themindorchestra.bandcamp.com/track/alduarthan-2

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Vairocana (Kunrig) Maha Mantra

Buddha Vairocana is the primordial, fundamental Buddha of the Universe – The Cosmic Buddha, and He is seen as the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of Emptiness (Sunyata). The name ”Vairocana” translates as “embodiment of light” or “luminous” in ancient Sanskrit, while in Japanese, ”Dainichi” translates as “great sun.” He is the central deity among the five primordial Buddhas or the Tathagatas. Each of the five primordial Buddhas first identifies a specific human failing and then supports us in transforming it into a positive characteristic, bringing about the spiritual evolution required for enlightenment. More specifically, He represents the conversion of ignorance into wisdom.

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE / SARVA DURGATE PARI SHODHANI RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM SHODHANI SHODHANI / SARVA PAPAM VISHODHANI / SHUDHE VISHUDHE / SARVA KARMA AVARANA VISHODHANI SVAHA

May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering,
May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment, and anger.

Kunrig Mantra

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Om Ye Ra Ma Sa Siddhi Hung

This is the Yera mantra or the rainbow healing blessing for the benefit of all beings. This mantra is very beneficial for use during self healing or for others. It is very good at working with the generation of life force energy and using that for benefit within the body to harmonise and balance the full spectrum of essence. This mantra is works with cultivating the light body.

Om : represents the five elements in complete harmony and balance, within and without with no sense of separation. The elements in harmonious unity. It also represents through that unity the ability to cleanse, heal and transform our body speech and mind into luminous being.

Ye : represents the eternal, primordial principle of light. This syllable is the flame and the light of heat, the wind that brings life-force. The generator of awareness is manifested with this sound.

Ra : is the sound of the particle – this syllable projects the light of Ye that beams in all directions. Using this sound we can use our will to send it places in the body. Its light purifies and transforms all it touches to harmony. The rays of clarity that shine inwardly and outwardly, receiving and sharing. The sun essence.

Ma : The sound of the healing compassion, a principle of heart centered unity the lunar essence. The light of Ra is illuminated by the winds of love and kindness and its sound carried in completeness across existence and beyond.

Sa : the grounding earthing principle that roots the being in harmony that resounds the firmament of emptiness with its stability and inherent peacefulness.

Siddhi : the sound of the life-force itself, a syllable that encompasses the energy and treasures it speaks of. An expression of totality, the gathering of the preceding syllables. A connection to our intent.

Hung : this sound represents wish fulfilling accomplishments generated by primordial self arising wisdom, and being open to receiving the blessing and acceptance that it has already taken place.

This is the Druid chant of the Awen set to a background of the sacred 528 Hz frequency. This music is intended as healing and shamanic medicine and less for entertainment. This music uses a five octave pentagon- five octaves for five elements within and without. This music uses Pythagorean intervals and the centaur microtonal tuning to help create healing and harmony. It has been recorded in the forest, in caves and by springs. Another essence of this music is like the wellspring of transformation. So this track is about finding the Awen (flowing inspiration) like a spring, then using it to transform your body, your speech and your mind.

This track is not just for the Pagan community, but for the transformation and harmony of all. The opening of the heart, the expansion and nourishing, the completion and birthing. So it is ideal for meditation, contemplation and finding inspiration and shamanic journeying.In this music you will hear the rush of wind, the flowing of springs, the call of birds and the sacred grove.

This music has been composed, recorded and created during meditation and journeying to help facilitate transformation for the listener.

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Awen artwork by Ksenisa Tselmin
Awen artwork by Ksenia Tselmin

Credits :
Nick Gent – vocals , tones and instruments
Heather Stogsdill – vocals
Ksenia Tselmin – artwork

”the act of reciting mantras transcends external sounds and words. It is more like listening to a subtle inner sound that has always inhabited our nervous system.”

Lama Yeshe 1975

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The Canticle of the Serene Heart

Our latest release The Canticle of the Serene Heart on Jamendo is an improvised vocal sound healing meditation to assist and promote harmony and a peaceful heart.

The Canticle of the Serene Heart

Recorded in the forest with a iPhone, this track is composed of multiple vocal improvisations around eachother, layered at times randomly. Intentionality plays a key role if not the most critical when it comes to sacred sound- so the sounds have come together for the purpose of assisting/ fascilitating the listeners journey into a deepening flowering of the heart. The clean clear nature of the mind.

I like recording this way, out in nature no equipment and expensive plugins and hardware, just a phone and cheap mic and the imagination. So in the track you will hear rain, wind and streams and oceans and leaves blowing in the winds- I did not try to edit them out. This track is inspired by my Druidic work with the forest and nature and the elements in general. I was lucky enough to have animals guest on the track too – many birds and other beauties 🙂

hope you enjoy 🌀💜

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Cold & Cough Medicine Recipe

I’d like to share this simple but tasty and effective remedy for colds, coughs and general respiratory complaints and issues. I found it best to use fresh ingredients, preferably hand picked but bought and/or dried will work well also.

Ingredients :

• one handful of fresh Elderflowers

• a sprig of Rosemary

• a sprig of Thyme

• two or three tablespoons of lemon juice

• one tablespoon of honey

How to Make :

You simply add the elderflowers with as little stalk as possible to your cup. Crush and break up the Rosemary & Thyme and add that in. Add the Lemon juice and Honey to taste and pour over boiled water that’s cooled for maybe five minutes. I find it best to not add water that’s just boiled as the intense heat will affect the medicines within. Stir well to dissolve the honey and mix the ingredients and enjoy.

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“An Apple for the Androgyne” – a film Directed by Olga Guse

Beautiful short animated film by artist and Director Olga Guse. Androgyne is a symbol of man born physically or mentally between the two sexes. Throughout his life, he is torn between male and female, Adam and Eve inside and outside. Her film features our song from the debut album ”Devoured by the Comfort Zone”- Healing Transformation. We encourage you to check out and discover her work.

Screenings of her film still set for 2017 :

Luan Gallery exhibition
17th October – 11th December 2017,
Athlone, Ireland

Southwark LGBT Network art exhibition
July 2017
London, England

Visit her Website for more : http://olga-guse.wixsite.com/guse

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Listen to our Debut Album on Spotify

Please join us on Spotify to hear and stream our releases. We also curate playlists of various genres we enjoy 🙂

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Breath of the Wandering Road

A simple Song-Prayer to wish inspiration and ideas for all beings. We look for and find so many differing and inventive ways to be inspired, and sometimes we forget that the notion of inspiration and the breath itself is enough for us to find and follow our song of life.

You can watch the YouTube Video here :

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Sound Healing Research Foundation

This looks to be a very honest open and deeply wonderful bunch of people investigating and conducting research into this field of health, wellness and Medicine.

http://soundhealingcenter.com/SHRA/