Sacred Sound

Discovering the Myth and Meaning of Mantra and Kirtan
Product Number: EB00772828
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608682447
Publisher: New World Library
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The mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga practice sometimes get 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 tens of thousands of diverse audience members. Her unique and popular approach to human connection and self-knowledge turns a time-tested tradition into a versatile and potent tool.

Author(s): Alanna Kaivalya
Original Publish Date: Mar 15, 2014

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