“I wish I could describe the feeling of being at sea; the anguish, frustration, and fear, the beauty that accompanies threatening spectacles, the spiritual communion with creatures in whose domain I sail. There is a magnificent intensity in life that comes when we are not in control but are only reacting, living, surviving. I am not a religious man per se. My own cosmology is convoluted and not in line with any particular church or philosophy. But for me, to go to sea is to glimpse the face of God. At sea I am reminded of my insignificance – of all men's insignificance. It is a wonderful feeling to be so humbled.”
I've been looking for a new language to learn! Irish may be the next rainbow/Iris bridge I cross into the land of wish-granting syllables.
I've been thinking about your question on musical tone for the color white at the head and its OM. This morning I woke up and ambient electronic music like Brian Eno and Robery Fripp made and David Bowie picked up on started my mind going. The white meditation Buddha Vairochana (the Illuminator) is at the head and like OM he is the light from space that brings the form of all things into visibility.
Or is the ambience the music of neurons and also the music of the sun that has recently been recorded? Then again the sound of Tibetan bowls may be the thing that best picks our head up at dawn. We have a lot of options.
"Normally" in Buddhist Tantra the heart chakra is the residence of the meditation Buddha Akshobhya who is blue. The seed syllable is a blue HUM. As with Susan's Practice this is a first step, what you might call a dub version of an old tradition. Thank you for starting to work with it and suggesting musical tones. i will add more later.
Hi Deb, thanks for becoming my friend. In mind I'm a Buddhist, at heart a Hindu and I feel that the speech chakra bridges that gap with languages, especiallySanskrit and the language of mantra. Then it takes one to the other chakras where the Greco-Roman traditions and living Wicca nourish us holistically. As for the music of mantra as we tune-up, I think we need to look to the HIndu tradition. Too much Tibetan Buddhist religious music sounds like a funeral. Hindu religious music reminds me of being at a wedding. What do you suggest? Thanks for the beautiful art on your page. I am also a history buff and a lover of the Irish. Jim
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