Mantra Magic

 Meaningful Mantra For A New Year

A mantra is a sound, syllable or group of words which, when recited, are regarded as capable of producing spiritual transformation. A word common in the eastern world made up of two words: man meaning “mind,” and tra meaning “instrument.” So, a mantra is an instrument of the mind. In eastern religions, and the mystical traditions of Christianity, mediators use mantras to center themselves and bring greater unity between the mind, body and spirit.

In many respects, a New Year’s Resolution is a kind of mantra. But, like mantras, resolutions must be practiced daily with intention and integrated into your way of being. A beneficial place to begin is with the mantra: Embrace All That Is You. Make this your new year mantra, or come up with your own. Think personalization and empowerment. Then, meditate. In fact, if you make only one resolution this New Year’s, choose to meditate every day. Align yourself for a stellar year ahead. Meaningful mantras will manifest. Blessed journey.

Waking Up

Waking Up For iPhone & Android

Join Sam Harris, neuroscientist, philosopher, bestselling author, and host of Wonder. Wisdom Words. favorite podcast Waking Up, for a course that will teach you to meditate, reason more effectively, and deepen your understanding of yourself and others. Designed for anyone who wants to begin the practice of mindfulness meditation, as well as for those with an established practice. The long-awaited for app + Waking Up Course is available for iPhone & Android.

  • Daily meditations led by Sam Harris
  • A series of short talks by Sam Harris on a wide range of topics, including consciousness, negative and positive emotions, free will, the self, moral philosophy, the neuroscience of meditation & more
  • A self timer for silent meditation

About

Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He is the author of five New York Times bestsellers and the host of the Waking Up Podcast. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics -neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, and rationality- but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves & the world is changing our sense of how we should live.

Music Medicine

DEVA: The New Album From Deva Premal. A Transcendent Collection Of Signature Mantras That Are Medicine For The Soul. Album Cover Photo By Francesco Mastalia, Photographer & Author Of The New Book Yoga: The Secret of Life.

Deva Premal’s composition, the Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra, debuts on DEVA, nearly 20 years since her original, ground-breaking version of the ancient Gayatri Mantra began topping alternative music charts world-wide. With a rich mix of soothing, uplifting, and inviting chants, Deva’s voice ushers us into deeper states of meditation, serving as a portal to inner-peace, and takes us on a well-travelled mystical journey that comes full circle. Deva means “divine” in Sanskrit, and this beautiful collection reflects the many dimensions of Deva Premal’s soul and musical expression, from the beginning of her spiritual journey through today. Available from White Swan Records.

Shamanic Oracle

Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards, by Alberto Villoldo (Author), Colette Baron-Reid (Author), Marcela Lobos (Contributor), Jena DellaGrottaglia (Illustrator) 2018. Deluxe-packaged oracle deck based on the wisdom and beauty of the shamanic world.

Legends say that before there was time, before there was language, there were the sacred symbols. The Medicine Wheel, the Curse, the Eagle, the Jaguar, and others spoke to us intimately. In their countless manifestations, they offered hope, expressed caution, illuminated opportunity, inspired creation, courted power, and shared knowledge. The sacred symbols belong to the realm of archetypes and the collective unconscious, the spiritual common ground shared by peoples modern and ancient.

Details Of  The Journey, The Medicine Wheel & The Sacrifice Mystical Shaman Oracle Cards.

Now, three master teachers and healers –Alberto Villoldo, Colette Baron-Reid, and Marcela Lobos, have brought their wisdom and talents together to offer a doorway into the realm of the sacred symbols with the Mystical Shaman Oracle. When you consult the oracle, you summon power and insight that can help you understand the present, heal the past, and influence the course of your future. We can become our own prophets and visionaries. We can converse directly with Spirit, dialogue with the forces of nature, speak with the great archetypes, the ancient gods, without intermediaries. No one needs to stand between the Creator and you, or between you and the great powers of nature.

The Owl Mystical Shaman Oracle Card.

Every card is a dynamic snapshot of a situation or a moment, and shows you how the moment can transform from one condition to another. The symbols present the forces and influences at play and the direction that the energy is moving toward. After you meditate on the image and the power that it holds, consult the text in the guidebook. Each card has three important messages: The Essence. The Invitation. The Medicine.

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. as a medical anthropologist has traveled to the source of India’s holy rivers in the Himalayas to rediscover the wisdom of the Sadhu, India’s ancient shamans. Villoldo directs The Four Winds where he teaches the practice of shamanic energy medicine. His books include: One Spirit Medicine; Shaman, Healer, Sage & Power Up Your Brain.

Feminine Wisdom

Feminine Wisdom In Leadership: Dakini Teachings From The Tibetan Tradition. An Evening With Judith Simmer-Brown, ABC Home NYC, September 27th 2018.

Tibetan Buddhism offers a paradigm for leadership inspired by the sacred feminine that flourishes in the face of change and fosters community through dialogue. This presentation draws from the dakini tradition of Tibet as well as cutting ­edge organizational development literature to suggest fresh approaches to authentic leadership.

Judith Simmer-Brown, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative & Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978. As Buddhist practitioner since the early 1970’s and student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, her senior teaching specialties include meditation practice, Buddhist philosophy, tantric Buddhism, and contemplative higher education. Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath, explores the feminine principle as it reveals itself in meditation practice and everyday life for women and men.

About

The Naropa + ABC Home partnership, co-presented with Garrison Institute & Tricycle Magazine, offers a New York City audience the rare opportunity to experience the practices and pedagogies that lie at the heart of Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Through quarterly presentations, performances and workshops featuring Naropa faculty, they endeavor to integrate a contemplative view into society in order to foster the next generation of enlightened leaders.

Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism by Judith Simmer-Brown, Shambhala, 2001.

The primary emblem of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism is the dakini, or “sky-dancer,” a semi-wrathful spirit-woman who manifests in visions, dreams, and meditation experiences. Western scholars and interpreters of the dakini, influenced by Jungian psychology and feminist goddess theology, have shaped a contemporary critique of Tibetan Buddhism in which the dakini is seen as a psychological “shadow,” a feminine savior, or an objectified product of patriarchal fantasy. According to Judith Simmer-Brown -who writes from the point of view of an experienced practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, such interpretations are inadequate.

In the spiritual journey of the meditator, Simmer-Brown demonstrates, the dakini symbolizes levels of personal realization: the sacredness of the body, both female and male; the profound meeting point of body and mind in meditation; the visionary realm of ritual practice; and the spacious qualities of mind itself. Grounded in the author’s personal encounter with the dakini, this unique study will appeal to both male and female spiritual seekers interested in goddess worship, women’s spirituality, and the tantric tradition.

Freeing The Spirit

Yoga + Jes MaHarry Jewelry Collection, Video by John Phaneuf.

Get an empowering acroyoga prana fix while admiring the new Jes MaHarry Jewelry ~ Lucid Collection. A follow-up to her equally beautiful Divine Light Collection. Artisan jewelry, handmade in Ojai, California. Jewelry with soul, using recycled Silver & Gold and ethically sourced gems. The Lucid Collection was inspired by living a life true to your heart, influenced by MaHarry’s love for yoga. Finding a deeper connection to life through following your breath, being fluid, and following the Sun… becoming lucid.

The Art Of Jewelry, Jes MaHarry + Sundance Resort & Catalog.

Jes MaHarry has a spirited passion for life that pours through everything she does. Her strong desire to live each moment as fully and freely as possible is fueled by her empathic relationship with animals, deep love of nature and compassion for all living things. Her soulful lifestyle informs her art & original mixed-media jewelry that has come to be renowned worldwide. Collections of bold gemstone fusions, authentic ancient trade beads, and distinctive charms she so artfully carves with symbols of life, love & words of inspiration.

MaHarry’s pieces can be found at her California studio, and Wisdom. Wonder. Words. perennial favorite: Sundance Catalog. With humble beginnings as a General Store at Robert Redford’s beautiful Sundance Resort -which radiates the art of untouched Nature. Over the years the General Store has cultivated many relationships with an impressive selection of talented artisans from across the U.S., many of them handcrafting exclusively for Sundance. When you purchase from this catalog, not only have you found something truly unique, beautiful, and skillfully made, but you are also supporting American craftspeople and efforts to enhance and preserve the environment.

 Also find therein, MaHarry’s new interactive adult coloring book, infused with the bohemian-chic artistry of this magical jewelry designerthat encourages creativity, introspection and positivity on every beautiful page. Purchase includes: a signed limited edition print, pencil and a handmade bookmark made of pewter, leather + trade beads. Bookmark charm stamped on front with “Free Spirit” and an Owl, back stamped with a Horse and artist signature.

Free Spirit: A Coloring Book for Calming Your Mind, Freeing Your Imagination, and Igniting Your Soul by Jes MaHarry, 2016.

As the number-one selling jewelry designer for the Sundance Catalog MaHarry’s whimsical designs have been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, and the Today show, and have been worn by celebrity trendsetters coast to coast. Her eclectic style appeals to those who favor the hand-crafted over the mass-produced, and her carefully sculpted charms are infused with spirit, insight, and a rare depth of emotion. On the cutting edge of her industry, MaHarry was the first jewelry designer to popularize positive affirmations written on jewelry.

And now she sets a trend in motion with her Free Spirit adult coloring book, which, like no other coloring book, also features affirmations, spiritual inquiries, and room for users to answer questions and add their own artful elements. Each page of beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations leads readers into spiritual inquiry through journaling prompts, mindful magic through coloring, and offers encouragement for freeing the spirit so it can soar.