From the recording Shaman Earth Dance (mp3)
The mantras sung in this track and their meaning:
- Shalom (Jewish) - Peace
- Ehieh asher ehieh (Jewish ) - I am who i am
- Maranatha (Aramaic) - Our Lord come!
- Aleluja (Christian) - Praise the Lord!
Also sung on this track (Sufi tradition):
Ya Fattah - How strong and beautiful is an open heart
Ya Ali - Oh highest
Ya Hayy - Oh Everliving
Ya Azim - Oh the Greatest
Ya Ahad - Oh the one and Only
Ya Wahid - Oh the Unity
Ya Qayyum - Oh the Self-Existing
Ya Qadir - Oh Most Capable
Ya Alim - Oh All Knowing
Ya Ghaffar - Oh All Forgiver
Ya Basit - Oh Unending
Ya Baqi - Oh Everlasting
Ya Samad- Oh eternal
Ya Haqq - Oh Truth
Ya Rashid - Oh Pointer of the Right Path
Ya Fattah - Oh Opener of Hearts
Nanda Re about this track:
“Earth Spirit is the musical realization of a dream that I had at the home of a Shaman friend of mine in 1995, following an evening of meditation:
I dreamt of a great, unadorned, white sacred building which housed a spacious flight of stairs that was flooded with light shining from above. On each floor were temples, houses of worship and the church facilities of diverse religions and of mystical groups.
As a compositional approach to “Earth Spirit”, I imagined the mix of sounds from the various prayers coming together as a harmonic conglomerate on the staircase of that temple. All of them calling out in peaceful, liberated coexistence to the same god – with different names."