The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal • September - December 2010 • Page 44 Music Reviews By Sarah Newland Into Light cd: The A Hundred Blessings cd Meditation Music of By Mirabai Ceiba Deva Premal The music of Deva Premal has captivated Listening to this new release from audiences for its simple purity of the partnership duo Mirabai Ceiba is devotion. In these eight luminous mantras like wrapping yourself in soothing, and chants, she invites you to relax comforting melodies with the warm, into the sacred space of each song as it gentle voices of Angelika Baumback and carries you inward to your divine light. Markus Sieber. This cd was made while A bestseller at Crazy Wisdom over the Angelika was pregnant. The music is like years, Premal’s angelic voice carries a lullaby to your soul, like listening to you through your practice and your day, the voice of a loving mother and father infusing each moment with a spiritual singing to your inner child. Love and embrace. She was raised in a German devotion shine through. Both musicians home permeated with Eastern spirituality. also contribute instrumentals and are By the age of five, she was already chanting the Gayatri Mantra daily. Premal has released 14 joined by other excellent musicians, albums and dvds with her partner, Miten. including Cameron Stone on cello. $17.98 by Sounds True $17.99 by Sprit Voyage Records Shelved in Chant Music. Shelved in Chant Music. Soul Journeys cd: Music Leave Your Sleep cd for Shamanic Practice By Natalie Merchant By Sandra Ingerman and the On her first album of new material in Shamanic Transmission Band seven years, the beloved Natalie Merchant is joined by over 100 musicians on 26 new In the practice of shamanic journeying, songs, composed by Merchant with text by rhythm fuses with intent to carry us into various poets. We’ve been waiting long for the unseen worlds for wisdom, healing, this cd and are so happy to have it in the and insight. With this cd, Ingerman store! She is one of the longtime leaders presents a unique collection of musical in the women’s music genre with her soft journeys made to transport you into an folk-rock style and lovely, lilting vocals. expanded state of perception. In addition Includes two cds and an 80-page booklet. to drumming sessions for general use in shamanic practice, there are tracks to enable $25.98 by NoneSuch key journeys for self empowerment. Played on traditional instruments and infused with the Shelved in Women’s Music. intention of experienced shamanic practitioners, these recordings support you in ascending to the upper world, contacting a helping spirit, and communing with a spiritual ally. $24.95 by Sounds True Shelved in Shamanic Music.