- “Om Spiritus” is the coming together of all (“the One”), invoking the primordial sound of Om and spreading the message of peace throughout our beautiful world.
The mantras on this album are some of the most popular and powerful on the planet, They come from Sanskrit, Aramaic, Latin and Buddhist traditions, taking the listener on a musical journey that is contemporary, worldly and accessible to everyone. Instruments such as Sitar, Armenian Duduk, Turkish Gaida, guitar, keyboards and beautiful vocal harmonies, backed by smooth drum grooves, make this a very powerful and extremely listenable album.
Tuning oneself to the beauty and joy of the music is the real spiritual attainment, connecting us to the Divine Source of all existence.
“O Music, In your depths we deposit our hearts and souls;
You have taught us to see with our ears
And to hear with our hearts”.
- Kahlil Gibran
Track 1 Ode to the Goddess
Track 2 Om Poornamadah
Track 3 Tubwayhun
Track 4 Om Namah Shivaya
Track 5 Song to Krishna
Track 6 Lokah
Track 7 The Triple Gem
Track 8 The Gayatri
Vocals and keyboards by Vicki Hansen and Ron Ragel
Sarangan Sriranganathan – Sitar on Ode to the Goddess, Voice on Om Namah Shivaya
Kim Sanders – Duduk on Tubwayhun, The Triple Gem and The Gayatri. Gaida on Tubwayhun
Chris Rollans – Guitar on Krishna Manohara, Slide Guitar on Lokah
All musical and vocal arrangements by Vicki Hansen and Ron Ragel
Engineering by Vicki Hansen, GNP Studios
Drum programming by Vicki Hansen
Mixing and mastering by Peter Kennard, Soundevents
Cover Design and layout by Selena Quintrell, Eternal Sun Publishing
Ode to the Goddess
One of the most beloved verses in praise of the Goddess
"sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
sharanye tryambake gauri naaraayani namostute"
”Adorations to the Goddess,
who is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious,
to the accomplisher of all objectives
who is the bestower of every desire of one’s heart.
I have taken refuge in you and bow to you”.
Om poornamadah poornamidam
That is Absolute (Perfect). This is Absolute (Perfect). Absolute (Perfection) arises out of the Absolute (Perfection). The Absolute (Perfection) is taken from the Absolute (Perfection), yet the Absolute (Perfection) remains.
Tubwayhun lahwvday shlama dawnaw(hie) d’alaha nitqarun.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
All the major traditions that arose from the Middle east i.e Jewish, Christian and Islamic have their roots in the same source, the same Mother Earth and probably from the same language. They are believed to have all originally called God either El or Al which means “that” “the One” or “that One which expresses itself uniquely through all things”. From this root arises the sacred names Allaha (aramaic) Allah (Arabic) Elohim (Hebrew), and Elat (Old Canaanite).
(Above translation from Prayers from the Cosmos (Meditations on the Aramaic words of Jesus translated and with commentary by Neil Douglas- Klotz)
Om Namah Shivaya
A powerful and popular mantra of five syllables or six if including Om in praise of the Absolute, includes Kyrie chant or Kyrie Eleison, Greek for Lord have mercy.
A song to Krishna
A song to the most beloved God in the Hindu pantheon
Krishna Manohara Gokula Nanthana Govardhanothara Murlidharasha
Mukund Murari Nanda Kishora Gopi Manohara Murlidharasha
Jai Jai Vithal Vithal Vithal Vithal
A vedic mantra to heal our planet
Lo-kah Sa-mas-ta Sukhi-no Bha-van-thu
May our whole world be established with well-being and happiness
The triple gem
Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhamman saranam gacchami
Sangam saranam gacchami
The Triple gem also called the Three Treasures or the Three Refuges, are the three things in the Buddhist tradition that people take refuge in, and look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge.
The Three Jewels are refuge in the:
• Buddha, depending on one's interpretation, can mean the historical Buddha, or the Buddha nature—the ideal or highest spiritual potential that exists within all beings;
• Dharma the teachings of the Buddha.
• Sangha The community of those who have attained enlightenment, who may help someone practicing the tradition to do the same. Also used more broadly to refer to the community of practicing Buddhists.
One of the most important Mantras known as the mother of the Vedas
Om Bhur Bhu– vas Su-va-ha
Tat sa-vi-tur Va-re n yam
Bhar-go De-vas-ya Dhi-ma-hi
Oh creator of the Universe we humbly bow down to thy Divine splendour
May thy radiant power illuminate our lives destroy our sins
And Guide our intellects in the right direction