A song for these times ....?
Paolo Nutini - Iron sky (Lyrics)
A song for these times ....?
Read by Thich Nath Hanh, chanted by brother Phap Niem.
The creators of this audio track were Gary Malkin, the composer/arranger, producer, and collaborator Michael Stillwater. The work came from a CD/book called 'Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying'.
Visuals taken from:
HOME, Earth and Baraka
You can download the audio here
MP3 Download: wkup.org/images/audio/thay_phapniem_greatbellchant.mp3
Published on Dec 18, 2012
Narration by Anandmurti Gurumaa : Music composed by Kanchman Babbar
Ney by Kanchman Babbar : Rhythm by Babbi
Breathtaking. Entrancing. Exhilarating
Lovingly presenting the short video 'Introduction to Hu, The Zikr' with the soul-stirring narration by beloved Anandmurti Gurumaa. It features the ecstatic poetry of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi* coupled with captivating music that truly enthralls.
Watch, awaken, and don't go back to sleep. Forget any prejudices and just listen to the message of Divine Love. Inspirational. Rejoice watching it!
Evan Porter : Upworthy : 06 Nov 2015
© linssimato : The Sea Organ, or the Morske Orgulje, is an incredible feat of architecture
designed to bring life back to one of the world's oldest cities
In 2005, a Croatian architect designed a 230-foot-long organ that turns the rhythm of the waves into actual music. Nope, not nonsensical bellows or chaotic tones. Real, actual, music. Most of us have never seen, or heard, anything like it.
Imagine walking along the picturesque Adriatic Sea, treading lightly on a set of white stone steps as a cool breeze rolls past. Carved into the steps are narrow channels that connect to 35 organ pipes, each tuned to different meticulously arranged musical chords. As the waves lap against the steps, they push air through the pipes and out whistle-holes in the surface above, making a harmonious and completely random musical arrangement. But you don't see what's happening below the surface. You close your eyes and all you hear is a song like you've never heard before, one completely unique to the movement of the sea at that exact moment.
Take a listen: Here's what it sounded like at one particular moment, on one particular day. On any other day, it might sound completely different.
Zadar, a 3,000-year-old city on the coast of Croatia, was almost completely destroyed in World War II - - so many of its ancient landmarks lost forever. Years after a rebuilding that featured lots of plain, concrete structures, award-winning architect Nikola Bašić was brought in to bring some delight back to the coastline.
That's when he came up with the idea. No doubt he was inspired by the hydraulis — a nifty little instrument built by the ancient Greeks that used water to push air through tuned pipes — or even the Wave Organ in San Francisco — a set of curved tubes built in the 1980s that amplify the gurgles and howls of the Pacific Ocean. But the intricate design of the Sea Organ is what sets it apart and makes it truly something to marvel at.
The hidden structure of the musical Sea Organ, and the tuning scheme, detailing the chords and musical notes played by the sea.
Sonic Geometry: The Language of Frequency and Form
by Alanna Luna
Becky Oskin : Live Science : 24 Jul 2014
The Earth sings every day, with an electric chorus. With the right tuning, radios can eavesdrop on this sizzling symphony of crackles, pops and whistles - the melody of millions of lightning bolts. A listener in New Zealand can even hear a volcano in Alaska erupt, a new study reports.
Lightning strikes unleash intense bursts of visible light and very-low-frequency (VLF) radio waves, among other kinds of energy. With a VLF receiver, anyone can listen to the constant chatter of Earth's lightning, estimated at 8 million strikes every day. (Not every lightning bolt becomes a whistler.)
A worldwide listening network is tuned to one particular lightning sound, called whistlers. These eerie electronic signals supposedly got their name from soldiers, who compared the sound to falling grenades. Modern ears might liken whistlers to a video game's "pew-pew-pew" soundtrack. [Listen to the Volcanic Whistling]
Whistlers are pulses of VLF radio energy that have traveled into space, leaping from one side of Earth to the other along the planet's magnetic field lines. Scientists monitor whistlers because the beautiful noise tells them about the planet's protective bubble of charged particles, called the plasmasphere. Whistlers on Venus and Jupiter suggest lightning also crackles on other planets.
Now, however, researchers have also linked a flurry of whistlers detected in Dunedin, New Zealand, to processes deep inside the Earth. For the first time, scientists have connected whistlers to volcanic lightning, according to a study published July 2 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
"I think it's really cool," said Jacob Bortnik, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved in the study. "We're establishing a new connection between deep Earth and space."
Read the full article - and listen to the earth 'singing' - at :
Josh Richardson: PreventDisease.com: Sun, 11 May 2014
Artist Bartholomaus Traubeck has custom-built a record player that is able to "play" cross-sectional slices of tree trunks. The result is his artpiece "Years," an audio recording of tree rings being read by a computer and turned into music, much like a record player's needle reads the grooves on an LP. It gives us not only a sense of nature's message, but a perspective on a unique arrangement of sounds that would be impossible to interpret through any other medium.
Adults who spent three days in forests by trees and plants have dramatically boosted levels of cancer-fighting proteins and natural killer cells, reflecting lower stress. In Japan, where shinrin-yoku or "forest bathing" has long been recognized as an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Another study demonstrated that young men who spent just 15 minutes sitting in the woods instead of the city experienced significant drops in heart rate and salivary cortisol.
The tree rings are actually being translated into the language of music, rather than sounding musical in and of themselves.The custom record player takes in data using a PlayStation Eye Camera and a stepper motor attached to its control arm, and relays the data to a computer. A program called Ableton Live then uses it to generate an eerie piano track.
Ancient and indigenous peoples respect Nature as if She were alive; ask Nature for Her permission and advice. These kinds of practices were considered "crazy" but are now on the rebound. It is this kind of thinking outside of Western culture's box that can re-establish dynamic balance and rejuvenate the health of not only trees and plants but also WHOLE ecosystems. Partnership, co-operation, and equality with Nature as a whole and specifically with Her other living beings represent paradigm shifting practices. By peeking into the realms of what we can interpret from mother nature, we open ourselves up to something more.
Though the record player "interprets" rather than actually "playing" the tree trunk, the digitial interpretation still varies with each new piece of wood placed on the turntable, indicating there is enough variance between trees to create unique compositions. To some, each piece sounds a bit like a horror film, and to others there is beauty and a sense of peace.
Josh Richardson is blogger, healer, and a constant pursuer of the natural state of human consciousness.
'Perfect Day' by Lou Reed
A tribute to singer/songwriter Lou Reed, who died on 27 October 2013 at the age of 71.
MF·81 videos : Uploaded on 1 Jun 2010
'Perfect Day' is a song written by Lou Reed in 1972, originally featured on 'Transformer', Reed's second post-Velvet Underground solo album. Its fame was given a boost in the 1990s when it was featured in the 1996 film 'Trainspotting', and after its release as a star-studded charity single in 1997. Reed re-recorded the song for his 2003 album 'The Raven'.
The original recording, like the rest of the Transformer album, was produced by David Bowie, with guitarist Mick Ronson providing the arrangement.The song has a somber vocal delivery and slow, piano-based instrumental backing balancing tones of sweet nostalgia ("it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you") with an undercurrent of menace ("you're gonna reap just what you sow"). The line alludes to Galatians 6:7: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
Whether you consider yourself to be 'religious' or not, the deeply meaningful words of this song, as sung by Jon Anderson to the beautiful music of Mozart's Ave Verum, speak directly to the spiritual heart. This song is particularly appropriate at this time of transition for Humanity; as the Divine Consciousness ('Christ Consciousness') envelops Earth and Humanity in higher vibrational energies of Love and Light and offers the opportunity of accelerated spiritual growth and evolution - and the remembrance of Who We Really Are as expressions of The Creator.
Enjoy .... Messenger Spirit
Jon Anderson – Ave Verum Lyrics
See through this teaching
Light shines around my being
Out in the mist of timelessness
I see your face
Hold me closer now
Each and every feeling now is come
At last this Majesty is come
Hear me through your love
See me in the light you are
Hold me closer to the Earth
And All That Is
Now I feel your true light
Now I see your pure light
Now I hold this love within my heart
God of love, of light, will shine
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing – Writer: HEDGES, MICHAEL DAMIEN / ISAAK, SALLI / HERBERT, SALLY / DELARGY, DAVID / O'HAGAN, EUGENE / O'HAGAN, MARTIN / MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS
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Translucent (Delta binaural beats) Unisonic Ascension
Uploaded by illumeinessence on 18 Oct 2009
Translucent available on CD or mp3 download.
Absorb deep rest and rejuvenation with warm and comforting Delta tones.
Uplifting strings with ethereal vocals calm and balance the mind.
This Translucent video; is a 10 min demo, of the 22 min Delta meditation from Unison Vol 3.
Unison Vol 3; has three 22 min binaural beat meditation's in Alpha Theta & Delta, to take you beyond meditation.
Binaural Beats are a scientifically proven brain entrainment process that slowly started to gain recognition after an article called, 'Auditory Beats in the Brain', by Dr Gerald Oster, was published in the October 1973 edition of 'Scientific America'.
Binaural beats work by sending two different Hz frequencies, one to each ear, via stereo headphones, causing the left and right brain hemispheres to work in unison to hear a phantom frequency or third tone, the centred Hz difference between the two tones. The Hz separations create a constant gentle beat and its timing and pulse match the Hz separation per second. The binaural beat process can be used to stimulate altered states of consciousness by selecting binaural beat patterns to match a desired brainwave. After a few minutes of listening and calculating, the brain starts to match this binaural beat, because of a process called 'frequency follow response'. In reality a binaural beat is not heard as true sound in the headphone environment, it is more like a neurological signal perceived within the brain by both brain hemispheres working in unison.
The neural synchrony stimulated by binaural beats is a major aspect that assists the brain to function at a higher level. The brain continually forms new connections following new experiences. The quality and strength of neuronal connections can vary according to the input received by the brain. Binaural beats in the Alpha, Theta and Delta range provide a continuous relaxed input and promote healthy rewiring through its audio neurological signal calculation. These new audio experiences in the brain trigger a burst of new connections between neurons, and with repetition these new neural pathways become fit, just like going to a gym, and it is the fittest connections in our brains that survive. The binaural beat process is faster, easer and more than just meditation. After several weeks of repeated listening, the brain becomes more lateral and starts to form permanent relaxed memories in both hemispheres.
The brain doesn't become dependent on binaural beats for relaxation, over time it actually becomes more resilient to stress and this process continues to develop further when more binaural stimuli are received by the brain. Furthermore, as the synchronised hemispheres and neurons develop, greater personal awareness and insight follows, combined with greater stress resilience, making binaural beat therapy a valuable tool in counselling and other therapeutic settings.
Binaural beats are excellent for developing higher states of consciousness.
Spirit Science 7 : Dimensions
Uploaded by TheSpiritScience on 1 Jan 2012
This week, Patchman takes you on a quest to understand the dimensional levels, and where we are on that scale. We also take a look at some Particle Physics, and touch upon Leonardo Da Vinci! Everything in the universe is frequency and vibration, this is scientific fact. This vibration is also infinite, and flows harmonically through octaves. It works through colour, music, and even the Chakras!
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On Wednesday Sept. 5th a group of California high school students celebrated the 35th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1 in an unusual way: they launched a rubber chicken. The popular NASA mascot Camilla traveled to the top of our planet's atmosphere on board a suborbital helium balloon. Here is a snapshot from an altitude of approximately 120,000 feet:
Camilla is wearing headphones. Why? Because she's listening to the Golden iPod, the modern-day successor to the Golden Records bolted to the side of the Voyager probes. The students are updating the Golden Records with 21st-century content that the students would like to send into the cosmos. This was just a test flight; in 2013, they hope to launch the Golden iPod into Earth orbit onboard a CubeSat they are building.
At the apex of the Sept. 5th suborbital flight, the helium balloon popped as planned and Camilla parachuted back to Earth. The students, who call their group "Earth to Sky," recovered Camilla and the Golden iPod from a remote landing site in the Nevada wilderness on Sept. 6th. Now they are all enjoying music that has been to the doorstep of space itself.
More information about the flight and the recovery expedition may be found at Earth to Sky's Facebook page. Students who wish to participate in the Golden iPod project can submit their ideas for the iPod's playlist at goldenipod.org.
I couldn't resist including this! I've seen it a few times and it always makes me chuckle. I hope you enjoy it. Messenger Spirit
Creative high schools students give a great rendition of Halleluia!
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