In This Issue:
There is a consistency in the kirtan genre that is pleasing but often predictable, and while there is a place for purists, some of kirtan’s most delightful musical moments emerge when it’s used in new ways.
When people return from an NDE, “Things that used to bother them before are now irrelevant. Commercial interests and motivations move to the background and in their place come peace of mind, wholeness and serenity. There is a surrender that occurs. A lot of things an individual may have striven for, or clung to, melt away.”
The massive space buzzes with energy. In the dining area, aqua-accented stools and lemon yellow chairs offer a bright bloom of color against the neutral cement and cinderblock backdrop. The eco friendly chairs are crafted from discarded industrial materials, and attractive recycled cinderblock planters house palms and fig trees.
With multiple time jumps, an abundance of mood lighting and interjected with brief passionate encounters with women, the biopic chronicles his journey from rebellious youth through his mystical initiation to author of 30 novels.
I don’t doubt that miracles happen among cancer patients. I’m one of them. But I find it hard to believe anyone would bypass chemo and surgery for affirmations or crystals or mangosteen.
“We care about testing and outcomes, but that’s not enough. We’re designing and developing an education that leads to graduates armed not with just facts and dates, but self-aware, compassionate individuals who are able to problem solve and operate in the larger world.”
In this deeply revealing work, with its pulsating fusion of South American beats—samba, cumbia, passionate vocals and electronica flourishes—Iemanjo leads us on a musical exploration of the healing properties of nature and its relationship to humankind.