Format: Audio CD (change to the MP3 Download of this title)
Artist: Cafe Mantra - Jo Kelly
© 2015. Total time: 66mins
ISBN/UPC Code: 9320170 001401
Features the sacred Gayatri Mantra chant
LIGHT is a tranquil blend of gentle chanting, flowing melodies and soulful flute solos drifting over peaceful hypnotic rhythms. Beautiful mantra music to awaken your inner light.
2 Tracks: (66mins)
1. Song for Surya (47:21)
2. Inner Light Meditation (18:10)
Created especially for yoga practice or to play in the background for relaxation, LIGHT features 2 long continuous tracks paced at 60 beats per minute (resting heart rate). This constant, hypnotic tempo easily and naturally soothes your mind and nervous system, bringing you into deep peace.
The mantra featured is the Gayatri Mantra - a song of praise that awakens your inner wisdom and eases suffering. Just as the sun shines it’s nourishing light upon us, so too does the energy of this mantra shine within to bring peace and mental clarity to your everyday life. When listening to or singing along with this music, the soothing ancient sounds awaken your inner light and open your heart to receive.
Track 1 Song For Surya
Song for Surya is a prayer to Surya Narayana, the Sun God, and the Gayatri Mantra. The sun is deeply nourishing and brings wisdom, strength and vitality to all life. Song for Surya calls in the loving power of Surya with bija (seed) mantras Om Bhur Buvah Swaha interwoven with the soothing ancient sounds of the Gayatri Mantra.
The Gayatri Mantra has been sung by the sages of India for thousands of years and is known for its power to awaken us and bring liberation from suffering. In Sanskrit Gaya means vital energies and trayate means to preserve, protect and liberate. This mantra is a heartfelt appeal to the supreme being for enlightenment. It’s a prayer that says “May the warmth and loving light inspire and guide our minds and open our hearts”
Song for Surya Mantras
Om Bhur Buvah Swaha
Om Bhur Buvah Swaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dimahi Diyoyonah Prachodyate
Om Apo Jyotir Asomritam Bramha Bhur Buvah Swaha Om
Track 2 Inner Light Meditation
Features soft hypnotic chanting with ambient drones and Tibetan bowls. The meditation begins with an invocation of the Gayatri Mantra followed by 108 repetitions of ‘Om Bhur Buvah Swaha’ the bija (seed) mantra for the Sun God, Surya. A bija mantra is a seed syllable that contains a potent essence of spiritual energy. The seed energy is planted in your being when chanting along with loving attention or listening to these sounds.
Jo Kelly's Story of LIGHT
“The music and mantras for LIGHT have been inside me for over a year now and the melody came to me one glorious morning watching the sunrise. I was sitting in my garden at the big tree (I call the wisdom tree) with my eyes on the golden glow of the rising sun and a soft breeze blew gently up the hill and brushed against the wind chime. The melody that was created at that moment was so beautiful that I was inspired to sing ... Om Bhur Buvah Swaha... Tat Savitur Varenyam ... Bhargo Devasaya Di Mahi ... Diyoyonaha ... Prachodayat ... Ommmmmmmmm. I was singing the Gayatri Mantra.
I kept singing this mantra over and over with the melody of the chimes and after a while I went into deep meditation. When I opened my eyes the plants, trees, sky and surrounds shined and glistened with radiant light and I felt happy, clear and calm. It is known from the ancient Indian texts that the Gayatri Mantra awakens your inner spiritual light and that morning it showed me its true power and beauty. I knew then that this was the mantra I wanted to record for my next album and the melody had been given to me on that morning.”
Note from James: Jo has created another lovely album which for the first time includes calming flute melodies - a wonderful addition that is sure to bring peace and harmony to any listener.
Cafe Mantra's Philosophy
As food nourishes your body, sacred sound feeds your soul
For thousands of years the sages of ancient India have known of the spiritual science of sound, mantra and chanting and have passed on this wisdom to us in an unbroken lineage of the Vedic tradition.
The repetition of Sanskrit syllables and simple, yet inspired melodies invoke powerful healing vibrations that restore peace, harmony and vitality to our inner being and outer worlds, awakening us to the great spirit of love.
Cafe Mantra Music is founded on this ancient tradition, yet created for the modern mind. Sacred mantras, soothing sounds and hypnotic beats blend in a peaceful ambience for easy listening, relaxation, yoga or meditation.
For more on Jo Kelly and her music visit www.cafemantra.com