This album was produced to benefit the work of the not-for-profit Earthen Spirituality Project & Sweet Medicine Women's Center. The Project attracts deep-feeling students and seekers from all over the world who make their pilgrimages there, questing, apprenticing, or participating in programs such as wildlands restoration, wild foods gathering, healing sweats and special women's events.
Gaian spirituality informs and supports other spiritual and magical paths with its integration of holistic science, ecology, shamanic insight and ancient pan-racial wisdom- "a new model for teaching and practicing, in reciprocal relationship with the instructive natural world."
Here we're called to make an intentional and passionate ritual of our very lives, while fulfilling our "most meaningful purpose."
In addition to the powerful spoken wizardry of Jesse Wolf Hardin, contributing to this special mix are the enthralling Loba, the acclaimed Jenny Bird from Taos, Ricardo Mendoza and Carlos Lomas on Middle Eastern oud, Joanne Rand from N. California, and the blessings of a 93 year old Indian medicine man.
Interspersed are a Kokopelli drum jam, bamboo flute and Buddhist chant.
From a Syrian love song to the rockin’ Spanish-flavored dance piece “DragonFlight,” the overall effect “creates an opening to wholeness” (Ralph Metzner), a musical celebration of personal and planetary connectedness.
"A surprising experience; archaic, fresh, future, wild, refined, all at once. Which should be no surprise-- that 's how the real world is!" -GARY SNYDER