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Gaia, Earth Goddess: Ritual Dances of the Mother

by Desert Wind

Hypnotic, Trance Dances of the Mother, featuring electronic keyboards and percussion with gorgeous female vocals. THE Quintessential Music for Earth Day.
Genre: New Age: Healing
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1. Scorpio Rising
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2. Gaia, Earth Goddess
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3. Desert Dream
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4. Journey of Light
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5. Ecstasy
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6. Mystic Trance
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7. Night Dance
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8. The Veil (Pachelbel's)
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9. The Priestess
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10. Osiris
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11. Crystal Palace
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12. Ritual Dance
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13. Misirlou
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14. Earth Dance (Mosmoudi)
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15. Celebration Dance (Beladi)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album of ritual dances of the ancient universal Earth Mother, Gaia, is a celebration of Her. Soaring vocals & haunting instrumental themes encourage the listener to rediscover the goddess & explore all of life`s connectedness to Her. ~ As reviewed by Lady Dolphin Moon

GAIA EARTH GODDESS BY DESERT WIND as reviewed by Silverlake Music:

Goddess-oriented group Desert Wind directs their focus on one specific deity this time around -"Gaia." Also known as the "Earth Goddess" or "Mother Earth," Gaia evokes a deep love for the planet, inspiring humans to live in harmony with nature. This album, produced by Alan Scott Bachman, is a collection of mid to upper tempo dance tracks designed for celebration and ritualistic purposes. A majority of the tracks are instrumental, employing a potent pop-friendly mix of percussion, synthesizers, keyboards and flutes. The two vocal tracks, "Gaia, Earth Goddess" and "Misirlou," feature the crystalline vocals of Kristin Gygi. Other highlights include "The Veil," an exotic take on Pachelbel's "Canon in D," and "Osiris," an enchanting number that blends lush rhythms with mystifying panflute melodies.

"The earth is my body
Her water is my blood
Her winds are my breath
Her fire is my spirit,
Gaia . . . Earth Goddess."

The title chant/song is a loving invocation to the elements: "The earth is my body/Her water is my blood/Her winds are my breath/Her fire is my spirit..." Gygi is a classically trained flutist and vocalist, and more recently a Dianic Priestess with a love of creating rituals. ~ Ladyslipper, All Music Guide

From letters to Desert Wind:

"I was completely blown away!
The look on my co-host's face was absolutely priceless
when he heard Scorpio Rising.
He looked as stunned as I must have been the first time
I listened to it." - L.P.F., Pagan Outlook, WAIF FM 88.3,
Cincinnati, OH

"A group of us were visiting the Shuar Tribe in the Amayzon
this past August and sang Gaia, Earth Goddess to them. They were absolutely entranced with the words. Thank you." - John Ketulas, Portland, OR

"My dance teacher Cynthia has this wonderfully beautiful CD,
Gaia - Earth Goddess." - Anita Iversen, Olsokhagen, Norway

"One of my (dance) students is a massage therapist
and she has been using selections from Kali Ma,
Gaia, & Return to the Goddess as background music
for her sessions." - Cynthia Baumann, Audobon, PA

"Dear Alan and friends, . . . I love it!
I particularly like what you had to say as a man on the GAIA CD liner notes.
It feels very affirming to me as a woman to hear those words
coming from a man." - Debbie Kordon from Oakland, CA.

Which brings us to some thoughts from songwriter, composer, arranger, producer Alan Scott Bachman:

Gaia is the name for the ancient earth goddess.
"Goddess" Spirituality is the oldest known spirituality
on the planet. It was a global experience regardless of the
geographical barriers between peoples.

Though today many people link "Goddess" with women,
"Goddess" spirituality throughout the centuries has also been experienced
by millions of men. During the great stone age, men throughout the world
recognized the spiritual powers of the Goddess, including powers of creation,
healing and renewal. Since all comes from the Goddess,
all men and women are equally connected to her.

Many women have already rediscovered Goddess-centered spirituality
and it's importance for returning balance to modern civilization.
However, modern men, like ancient men have much to gain in the discovery
of the ancient mother. The world has everything to gain.

All spirit passes through the laws of the universe and into form.
The same hold true for our beliefs and thoughts. How we view divinity
eventually results in the characteristics of our world. Our world today reflects
many of the beliefs and thoughts about divinity of generations past
as well as that of the current generation.

The recognition and realization of the spirituality of the planet itself
and Gaia, the earth Goddess, in our consciousness,
results in our respect, honor and care of our planet.

All matter is part of the mother. In fact the term "matter" means "mother".
When this is understood, matter is treated in a manner
which is in balance and harmony with all.
In other words, nothing can be taken from the divine mother without an effect
upon the balance. When we consider the divinity of the planet itself,
we care for it's people, air, water, ground, plants and animals.

A recognition of the spiritual essence of all is a great key
to the transformation of the planet into a place for great living.
Spirituality and technology will meet in harmony.

The rediscovery of Goddess is an ongoing process.
For modern society, this rediscovery is still in a very early stage.
Many future revelations and discoveries will occur as we explore
anthropological and archeological data,
and also as we open ourselves up to direct personal experience.

It is my personal wish that this music will help you
in your own exploration of the Goddess.

Blessed Be - Alan Bachman - Desert Wind.


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Kathy

A Great Way to Relax
I love the CD! It is full of great music that helps you connect with Mother and feel the power of the Earth herself.

Nicole de Dolbeau, Lac St-Jean, Quebec

I'm enchanted
I just received it by mail and I'm listening,practising steps on it, I'm dancing on it, it makes me mooving.

I appreciate it a lot

Cindy Vance


I loved Alan's music 18 years ago on the cassette tape and I still love his music today.

Georgia Jameson

Passionate and embracing Desert Wind music. Recommended, A+! Thanks.
Here is a great find. She IS in this day expressing Her divinity on the wings of fury with simultaneous compassion as expressed in the passionate music of Desert Wind. It is all here. Gaia, Earth Goddess: Expanding, embracing, surrounding and forgiving. You will especially love Alan Bachman's song "Gaia, Earth Goddess."

Laura Fitzpatrick

Transported
I first heard Gaia's song "Misirlou" at an Egyptian party about 15 years ago - on a moonlit patio overlooking the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. The hostess had hired a belly dancer who brought this music along. I was transfixed. Totally transported to another time and place. I've been to Egypt 8 times and am familiar with the beauty of it's land and people. As I listened, the big city fell away and memories of sand, warm wind and ancient temples swam before me. You have NO idea how long I've looked for this tape - and I can't tell you how happy I am to have finally found it on your website. I'm sharing the discovery with several dear friends that I met in Egypt... who also will be thrilled to buy a copy. I can hardly wait to hear the rest of the tape. Thank you so much!