Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan by Alanna Kaivalya, Dave Stringer and Christopher Yeazel EPUB
2014 | New World Library | ISBN: 9781608682430 | 2.07 MB | 232 Pages | EPUB
The mantras and kirtan (call and response devotional chants) of yogic practice sometimes get the short shrift in the West because they aren't well understood. These chants are an integral part of most every Eastern spiritual practice because they are designed to provide access into the psyche while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life. Sacred Sound shares the myths behind the mantras, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every practitioner. Each mantra and kirtan includes the Sanskrit, the transliteration, and the translation. Clear retellings of the pertinent myths highlight modern-day applications so that readers discover their own personal connection to the practice. Alanna Kaivalya has refined her teaching over a decade with a diverse audience of tens of thousands. Her unique and popular approach to human connection and self-knowledge turns a time-tested tradition into a versatile and potent tool.