Temple in the Forest was the first "new age" purchase I made when I was 14. From the first time I played it I fell in love with it. Its gentle enough to play when resting or to encourage peaceful sleep, during meditation or just as background music.
The first track has a beautiful piano playing over the trickling stream, bird song and finger cymbals. The reverberating Om touches the consciousness gently, reaches out to the soul, comforting and expansive. The volume of this track has to be adjusted slightly as the piano can distort easily. If playing this CD on a loop I usually have this track a few notches lower than the second.
The second track, without the piano, is a beautiful stroll in an old growth forest. The temple bells clang in the distance, the stream trickles gently and the consciousness expands little by little. I use it during my holistic therapy sessions, meditation, tarot readings and when I relax in the bath. It is completely versatile and I recommend this to my clients without hesitation.
This is the 3rd time I have purchased this title and I will continue to replace it as necesssary during my lifetime. If I could choose one CD for my clinic and home it would be this one.