Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth & Meaning of Mantra & Kirtan

Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth & Meaning of Mantra & Kirtan

Each of the 21 mantras and kirtans presented includes the Sanskrit version, the transliteration, the translation, suggestions for chanting, the underlying myth and its modern-day implications.

Each of the 21 mantras and kirtans presented includes the Sanskrit version, the transliteration, the translation, suggestions for chanting, the underlying myth and its modern-day implications.

by Alanna Kaivalya —

In yoga practice, mantra and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chanting) are uncommon in the West because they are not well understood, though they are an integral part of almost every Eastern spiritual practice.

They are designed to provide access into the psyche, while their underlying mythology helps us understand how our psychology affects daily life.

Kaivalya shares the myths behind the mantras and kirtans, illuminating their meaning and putting their power and practicality within reach of every reader.

Each of the 21 mantras and kirtans presented includes the Sanskrit version, the transliteration, the translation, suggestions for chanting, the underlying myth and its modern-day implications.

Based on Kaivalya’s years of teaching and studying the myths and sacred texts, this book offers a way into one of the most life-changing aspects of yoga practice.

 

$15.95 — New World Library, 14 Pameron St., Novato, CA 94949.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 4, August/September 2014.

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