THE ANCIENT POWER OF CHANTING

CHANTING TO RAISE ENERGY, TRANSFORM & HEAL

EXPLORING YOUR VOICE OF POWER

Your 'voice of power' is a means by which your energetic intent can be heard in the world. It comes from an inner strength - both physical and emotional - and enables you to put meaning into your words. As a spiritual tool, it is like an energy barometer, both uplifting or deeply calming - according to the chant that you are singing. As with Sanskrit mantra, the spiritual meaning of the words is a vital component in the power that you experience.  It is, quite simply, 'authenticity'.  Being yourself, your 'true self' - as Deepak Chopra says “my desires are fulfilled from my true self”.

From a place of self-awareness, we can PROJECT our energy and intent. It is simply a question of connecting through your 'Soul Space' to the words of the chant, whatever language it is.  Of course, the ancient indigineous chants carry much more power as they have been sung and shared for millenia.  Jana uses both original 'energy chants' in English as well as powerful ceremonial Native American chants which she has been practising for 25 years as part of her spiritual path. She shares a wealth of chants, songs, affirmations and mantras in her workshops and classes and her chants are used all over the world in ceremonial gatherings. Her CDs are available in the shop:  http://www.spiritsound.net/products.html and she teaches in the UK, Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Netherlands and the USA.  If you would like to book her for a private group - either visiting the famous town of Glastonbury in the UK, or in your own community, please do not hesitate to contact her!

 


MANTRA CHANTING AS A MEDITATION PRACTICE

‘Chanting is an ancient meditative practice in all of the great spiritual traditions of the world.  To chant is to shift our focus from the surface of life towards its centre.’

Mantras are Sanskrit words, sounds or phrases which are repeated in meditation as an object of concentration. The vibrational quality of the mantra sound currents are thought to help attune the mind and body leaving one feeling refreshed, cleansed and purified.

A mantra is a powerful sound formula that works directly with the chakras to process energy in a very specific way. The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words. The first is "manas" or “mind,” which provides the "man" syllable. The second syllable is drawn from the Sanskrit word "trai," meaning to "protect" or "free from." So the word mantra in its most literal sense means "to free from the mind."

Mantras can be chanted out loud or internally. They have been used throughout the centuries and it is believed that the sacred power of words and the accompanying sounds in mantra aid in spiritual progression (transcending into higher states of consciousness) and to effect healing in the physical and energetic bodies.


RELATED PRODUCTS:

MANTRA MAGIC - A  practice album of healing mantras 

GAYATRI MANTRA - the long form of the Gayatri Mantra, considered to be 'the Mother of all mantras'. Those who practice this mantra with devotion develop a brilliant intellect!

CHAKRA MANTRAS  - This album takes you on a meditation journey through the chakras, chanting to different Hindu Gods & Goddesses. It has a very dreamy quality to it, which takes the listener deep into the magical world of Sanskrit chanting. It is, in a sense, a spiritual training tool because it is an introduction to Sanskrit mantra chanting as a daily meditation practice. It is recommended for anyone wanting to work regularly with the chakras and mantras.

 

 

 

CHAKRA CHANTING CIRCLE IN GLASTONBURY, UK

 
 
 
 

WHAT ARE MANTRAS?

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A mantra is a powerful sound formula that works directly with the chakras to process energy in a very specific way. The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words. The first is "manas" or “mind,” which provides the "man" syllable. The second syllable is drawn from the Sanskrit word "trai," meaning to "protect" or "free from." So the word mantra in its most literal sense means "to free from the mind." 

Mantras can be chanted out loud or internally. They have been used throughout the centuries and it is believed that the sacred power of words and the accompanying sounds in mantra aid in spiritual progression (transcending into higher states of consciousness) and to effect healing in the physical and energetic bodies.  Mantras are Sanskrit words, sounds or phrases which are repeated in meditation as an object of concentration. The vibrational quality of the mantra sound currents are thought to help attune the mind and body leaving one feeling refreshed, cleansed and purified. There are 108 major nadis (energy channels)  that meet in the ‘sacred heart’ (hrit padma).  By chanting a mantra 108 times, the energy permeates the entire body and energy body.

“Chanting is a significant and mysterious practice.  It is the highest nectar, a tonic that fully nourishes our inner being.  Chanting opens the heart and makes love flow within us.  It releases such intoxicating inner bliss and enthusiastic splendour, that simply through the nectar it generates, we can enter the abode of the Self.”  (Swami Muktananda)


SELF-HEALING

Mantra is like a powerful formula to transform our energy to a higher frequency. There are thousands of Mantra formulas for every challenge under the sun. Here is a sample mantra from ‘Chakra Mantras’ CD by Jana Runnalls

OM GUM GANAPATHAYEI NAMAHA

“Salutations to Ganesha, He who removes all obstacles”

This is a Ganesha mantra. Lord Ganesha is  the elephant-headed God of the Hindus and Ganesha is considered to be bountiful and eternal. He is the endower of joy, the God of knowledge, wisdom and success. This mantra has proved invaluable in removing unseen obstacles, which seem to be standing in the way of progress or achievement, either specifically or generally. Many people have had success in turning things around in their life by using this mantra.

 

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LET THE SOUND OF THE CHANT STRIKE YOU LIKE LIGHTNING.

LET IT FLOW THROUGH YOUR BODY.

THEN YOU WILL BE THE CHANT.

GRATITUDE WILL ARISE SPONTANEOUSLY

AND YOU WILL SWIM

IN THE OCEAN OF NECTAR...

(Swami Muktananda)

Our true nature is that of perfection. In Buddhism it is called Buddha Nature – the primordial basis for everything. But as human beings most of us suffer from dualistic views of our experiences. Our ego twists and warps the energy of our life until it is a barely recognizable form of the reality of things.

Our job on the spiritual path is to dismantle all this debris. These outmoded thought concepts, the faulty thinking, these facades that shroud our true nature – the masks we wear. But how do we go about it? How can we dismantle something we can’t even see? How do we uncover what we don’t understand or even acknowledge is there?

We practice. We practice meditation to cultivate attention – so we can notice what is happening in the moment. We practice compassion and selflessness – so we can pick away at the ropes that bind us to our ego. We practice Sanskrit Mantra – to dissolve and purify our energy so we can reveal our true nature.