Ancient Vedic faith
"Felix Maria Woschek's beautiful, warm voice sings ancient, Vedic songs of faith in a way that brings them into a European spiritual landscape. (...) Ultimately it is quite unimportant which religion the singing celebrates. Who knows God needs no religion. The experience that really overcomes the listener is a deep, satisfying faith. The Indian mantras that Woschek sings become a "vehicle" for everything that they "transport": liberation, love, peace, grace, bliss. "The true significance", as Woschek says, "cannot be appreciated by any translation, but only in the heart itself." Nevertheless, a sensitively worded explanation is provided to help the listener to understand each of the mantras.
I was most particularly moved by the title piece, "So Ham", the great mantra of one-ness so urgently recommended by Muktananda. Woschek sings it with an urgency that tells the listener: "Thou art this ... Thou art the universe ... Thou art God ... In Thee are all things ... ".
Joachim Ernst Berendt