The melodies on this 28 minute solo harp CD were inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myth, Nanna and Ningal, depicting the inner journey of recognizing our dreams and bringing them to conscious awareness, then lovingly embracing them within ourselves.
May we all manifest our dreams in the light of love.
The 5 tracks include:
1. The Dance – 4:28
2. The Dream – 9:58
3. The Union – 6:24
4. The Love Song – 3:12
5. The Commitment – 3:59
Total Time: 28 minutes
A QEEG brainwave pilot study conducted by William Collins, Ph.D., indicated that listening to this CD produced a relaxed mental state in 100% of the subjects tested.
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A Summary of the Myth:
NANNA AND NINGAL
Adapted excerpts by Lishtar
from the web site: www.gatewaystobabylon.com
Nanna, the Moon, his light is a strangeness both intimate and frightening, for his coming brings either sweet dreams or weird, challenging nightmares to play during slumber. But if one chooses to, Nanna will also bestow vigilance and illumination for the diligent student of the Soul's mysteries.
Ningal, on the other hand, is the beloved daughter of the Goddess of Reeds, and Enki, the God of Magic, Crafts and Wisdom. Their daughter, Ningal, is said to be young and pretty, as well as to possess the gift to unveil the language of the Unknown revealed in images, age-old legends, poetry and most of all, in dreams. Thus, in her we have another timeless archetype of wholeness: She is the goddess of Dream Interpretation, of insight and divination, therefore somewhat reserved, living with her mother in the fertile marshlands of South Mesopotamia. And it is Ningal who first falls in love with Nanna.
When Nanna and Ningal finally meet by the marshes, it is love at first sight. Being young and full of desire, they meet by the reeds and make wild and sweet love for a full, intense forthnight, hidden from the older and wiser gods. Then, on the eve of the night of the Dark of the New Moon, Nanna says goodbye to Ningal, promising to return in two nights´ time.
Perhaps because so much joy the ancient gods did not want the young ones to hide, and most certainly because a love so great need to be protected within the sacred ties and rites that should bind couples for the sake of the offspring to come, the Great Gods find a way to hide Nanna´s moonshine from the skies for more than three nights.
Thus, hardly containing his impatience, Nanna descends to the Earth in disguise, as a pilgrim, begging for shelter. Face hidden not to be recognized, he knocks at Ningal´s door to woo her to meet him again later in the marshes. But this time Ningal tells him to wait. With the certainty of a woman who knows her own heart, mind, body and soul, she states that she would only come to Nanna when a set of requirements of hers should be fulfilled. Only then she would come to live with him in Ur. And this is exactly what Nanna does, acknowledging Ningal as his true consort and beloved.
Nanna, Lord of the Moon and Ningal become later the father and mother to the brightest lights that illuminate humankind: Utu the Sun, the Outer Light of the Day, and Venus/Inanna/Ishtar, the Great Goddess of Love and War, Love being the
Truest Inner Light that makes everything special and the simplest things divine.