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Chakra Chants
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2006
As an instructor of meditation and a seasoned musician I feel I am able to comment. This beautifully presented CD, by Jonathan Goldman, is the best Chakra meditaton music I have heard for a long time. There are no synthesizers here and no drum machines. Goldman uses true over-tone singing and chanting, as taught to him by the Master of the Dalai Lama's 'Deprung Loseling Monastary'. Each track is dedicated to one of the seven chakra's and is written in the, musical, key of that chakra. This gives a gloriously rich, deep sound and an experience that is both powerfull and healing.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Chakra Chants contains seven tracks, each corresponding to one of the chakras on the human body. Starting with the base chakra (Malkhut in Hebrew /Muladhara in Sanskrit) and ending with the crown chakra (Keter/Sahasrara), it is a deeply moving piece of music suitable as a meditation tool, for cleansing and balancing your energy body, mental healing or just for sheer listening pleasure.

The high quality booklet discusses the subtle body, the chakras and the principles of Sacred Sounds. Each track is made up of the appropriate vowel sound, a bija mantra, an elemental and/or shabd sound and a particular keynote. A thorough and easy-to-practice guided visualization and an explanation of overtones are also provided in the booklet.

Overtones or harmonics are geometric multiples of the first note and represent the "color" of sound. The vocal harmonics heard here add a deep emotional resonance to the sound. The voices are those of Goldman, Rabbi Shefa Gold, Gwen Tuesday and Lauren Cuggino, and all the instruments are authentic, i.e. no computerized sounds are used. The result amply rewards the listener with more than 62 minutes of glorious wave upon wave of swirling, uplifting joy.

This is a true masterpiece that invites repeated listening and might serve as the ideal soundtrack to various holistic healing practices. Finally, Donald Beaman's cover art combines the Shri Yantra symbol with a square mandala and the human form in a most magnificent way. Chakra Chants is sublime; I value it highly. Other recommended works by Goldman include Ultimate Om (the `rolling' Om with overtones) and Holy Harmony which blends a vocal chant with tuning forks attuned to specific healing frequencies.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Chakra Chants contains seven tracks, each corresponding to one of the chakra points on the human body. Starting with the base chakra and ending with the crown chakra, it is a deeply moving piece of music suitable as a meditation tool, for getting to know your energy body or just for sheer listening pleasure. The high quality booklet discusses the subtle body, the charkas and the principles of sonic healing. Each track is made up of the appropriate vowel sound, a bija mantra, an elemental and/or shabd sound and a particular keynote. A thorough and easy-to-practice guided visualization and an explanation of overtones are also provided in the booklet. Overtones or harmonics are geometric multiples of the first note and represent the "colour" of sound. The human voice harmonics heard here add a deep emotional resonance to the sound. The voices are those of Goldman, Rabbi Shefa Gold, Gwen Tuesday and Lauren Cuggino, and all the instruments are authentic, i.e. no computerized sounds are used. The result amply rewards the listener in glorious wave upon wave of swirling, uplifting joy. This is a true masterpiece that invites repeated listening and offers the ideal soundtrack to many holistic healing practices. Finally, Donald Beaman's cover art combines the Shri Yantra symbol with a square mandala and the human form in a most magnificent way. Chakra Chants is priceless - I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Jonathan Goldman has been working in this field for years, I first came across him when I read one of his books about sound, Shifting Frequencies.
He has an amazing voice, and reaches deep into the soul in his performance.
I use his music as a background to meditation and it always goes down really well. It is fabulous for getting into the right 'space'. Look out for the new one, Tantra of Sound Harmonizer for working on relationships.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2001
Musically Literate Pagan Says:
If you are looking for a CD that will help you to get started on chanting for the benefit of your chakras, this is the one. Each track links with a chakra in both note tone, traditional chant sounds from India plus a few other strengthening enhancements, my favourites being the underlying soundscapes that crossfade into each other as each track changes accompanied by a bell ringing for the chakra you are moving to. Your root chakra is encouraged to bed into raw earth and raw energy to the real sounds of thunder, your sacral is encouraged to flow with ocean sounds, your solar plexus is brought to light by its affinity to the fire element as you hear a fire crackling, the heart is encouraged to open and breathe its air element to the sounds of the wind, the throat is lifted to expression with the noises of crickets (!!) which sounds strange but actually does work, the mystery and psychic abilites of the third eye are thoroughly explored with the "Twinkling Bells" (sleevenotes description) and the tone of a crystal bowl. The crown thoroughly resounds to the ethereal and cosmic sounding vocals used to help you transcend.
The sleeve notes are excellent, each chakra track is broken down into its individual elements and you are told whether its a Ram, a Yam or an Om that's being chanted, as well as the vowel sounds. On the down side, if you were hoping to work through each one in a sitting, make it a long sitting !! Each track comes in at 81/2 to 91/2 minutes each !! This puts the CD length at just over an hour so unless you're a hardcore dedicated chanter, you may want to do them one at a time, one per day say, as part of a pre-existing meditation practice. An full hour can be quite draining !! I know, I tried it !
However, if you like working with sound for healing generally and you're looking for something to play with, this is good. I have used it for massage and other quiet times as it effectively enhances the atmosphere, but its power is so great that I don't use it for long periods or over long sustained periods of time either. Breaks are necessary with this, I've found. That said, my mother loves it !
If you find you like the kind of sound produced on this CD, I recommend following up with Mr. Goldman's "The Lost Chord". Same sound but without the chakra structure.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 August 2009
I have to say I downloaded my copy from ITUNES. Bearing this in mind you would need a basic understanding of chakras and how they work as there are no vocally guided directions with the download. If you know or are familiar with your chakras, then I would have no hesitation in recommending this album.
All Jonathan Goldmans albums are very good in attuning a persons aura to a higher wavelength. Try them you can't go wrong. If you buy the actual cd from Amazon you get full information notes on how to use the cd.
Good luck with it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2001
This cd uses the seven vowels of the seven chakras. The male and female choral voices moove from one chakra to the other by changing their tones. We can really feel the music and voices mooving inside us! It's quite a wonderful experience. Very relaxing and helpful for meditation. This cd is also used in theraputic healing. Playing time: 1 hour.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2009
I needed a good quality visualization CD to help me get into my Chakras, already had been giving a CD from a friend on "The Angel and the Goddess" by Jonathan Goldman, which i connected to straight away the very next day i decided to look up on Amazon and with luck came across his Chakra Chants which i ordered without hesitation. I've had a great deal of satisfaction, comfort, peace come into my very being on listening and learning from this CD. Yours Sincerly
Poppit pennywise.
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on 22 March 2014
I really like this CD. I enjoy listening to it and feel relaxed afterwards. It lasts about an hour. I would recommend this product
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on 15 June 2013
Bought this for my wife who rates it as an excellent example of sound to facilitate relaxation and meditation exercises.
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