The rich and devotional album for deep meditation and dance.
Mata Mandir Singh's Turn of the Age CD includes an 8 page booklet with lyrics. Experience the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius with music to tune in to the eternal flow of the spirit. The rich and devotional singing of Mata Mandir Singh merge with the yearning sounds of the Indian cittern, violin, guitar, penny whistle and tabla, bringing a melodic and spiritual-contemplative highlight to the release. Turn of the Age is perfect for any listener looking for centering, states of awareness, creative enhancement, meditation, yoga, bodywork, and deep listening.
This CD is dedicated to the children of the Age of Aquarius. In the Sixties, there was a configuration of stars that was the beginning of the cusp period of the Age of Aquarius. Many young people began to rebel against the systems of society that were seen to repress the true human spirit. We let our hair and beards grow and began to meditate without knowing why. We marched against wars for profit, and looked for new ways to express our reality. Many took drugs and died, many were put in prison, many began spiritual practices to keep their energy up.
Some of you may remember the prophetic song, "Age of Aquarius," from the musical "Hair." The astrological configuration talked about in the song happened a few months ago as I am writing this. I received an e-mail to that effect on that day that it was happening, and I sat on my roof terrace in Mexico the whole night singing my own version of the song to the stars, the moon and the village dogs. As I've been saying in concerts recently, "I have been waiting 30 years to sing this song, so you will all just have to put up with it because now I am going to sing it." So I hope you enjoy the version herein.
Mata Mandir pours devotion into each note that he sings. His gentle voice creates a sacred atmosphere for healing and connectedness, helping students calm their minds and open their hearts. His Sikh-inspired mantras invite listeners to have a personal experience of the Divine.
A longtime student of Kundalini Yoga Master Yogi Bhajan, Mata Mandir learned early on about the power of the sound current for elevation. "Yogiji told me a long time ago that if you play any instrument in a rhythmic pattern, that will put you into harmony with the whole universe," he says. Inspired by Yogi Bhajan's life-changing teachings, Mata Mandir then embarked on a journey of helping others come in tune with the rhythm of the universe. "Everything has a frequency and vibration, everything has its own song," he says. "When you tune in to sounds of the world, like the sound of your breath or your heartbeat, for example, the world becomes different. You create a new intelligence in your life and you begin to see rhythm where before you only saw chaos."
Mata Mandir currently performs and teaches classes on the science of chanting and listening both across the United States and internationally. In his upcoming book, Naad Yoga - the Yoga of Sound Workbook, he explains how one can use mantras to stimulate the brain and glandular system and reach deep states of bliss. "There's a cascade of chemical changes in every word we speak," he says.
Sharing a deep passion for Naad Yoga, Mata Mandir uses music to guide his students to the present moment and into a natural state of empowerment. Adding to his detailed teachings on chanting, he also emphasizes the importance of learning to deeply listen. "The eyes can create a lot of illusion," he says. "But the ears are very accurate and can distinguish all different notes, all different sounds."