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Mysticism, Reincarnation and Music







Have you ever experienced a moment in nature that left you spellbound, feeling an inexplicable connection to something greater? Such encounters have the power to transform our lives, leading us down uncharted paths of spiritual discovery. Join me as I recount an extraordinary experience I had on Goat Rock Beach in Sonoma, California, where the boundaries between the physical and spiritual worlds blurred.


On that evening, as I walked along Goat Rock Beach, I could not fathom the profound encounter awaiting me. As I was watching the waves crash on the ground and the moon drift in and out of the fog , a strange energy enveloped my body, transporting me into a euphoric trance. Love and tranquility filled my heart, and this state of bliss endured for hours, offering a glimpse into a realm beyond our normal perception of life.


I had a lucid dream that evening, the sound of an angelic harp resonated in my dream, weaving an ethereal melody in my thoughts as I slept. Awakening the following morning, I instinctively reached for my guitar, tuning it to D# – A# – D – G – G – D, mirroring the sound of the harp I had heard. As if guided by an unseen force, I effortlessly composed the "Shining Light" song, its creation seamlessly flowing from my fingertips.


What seemed impossible, writing a song in one pass in an obscure tuning that would normally take months to learn, left me pondering the encounter I had. It was not until I read the lyrics that the true depth of its meaning became apparent, and a sense of wonderment came over me. The lyrics conveyed the story of my mother's untimely passing from a brain aneurysm in the prime of her life, a wound that never quite healed in my heart.


Drawn to Buddhist philosophy after this experience, I had immersed myself in the teachings that view us as interconnected with all things, including the universe's atoms. Every passing second, these atoms course through our bodies, carrying the essence of all time and human consciousness. Could it be that they hold the souls of our loved ones? Was Goat Rock Beach a sacred space, acting as a conduit between realms? And most profoundly, did this song and guitar tuning serve as a testament to the reincarnation of my mother's soul, channeled through the music that emerged from that transformative dream?


The Harp Guitar Tuning











Shining Light Lyrics


Mother can you hear the sound

Of children laughing

Children laughing at your feet

And if you gather them around, into a circle

The story starts where we will meet

For the days are passing by

They’re numbered by a time

When the sun sets on us all

We’ll join you in this rhyme


Father can you see the light

A silent memory, a silent memory in your mind

Your children gather around and feel your sorrow

A fallen tree lies on the ground


For the days are passing by

They’re numbered by a time

When the sun sets on us all

We’ll join you in this rhyme


Rest your soul we're doing fine

We miss your smile, but it's alright

We sing this song for you tonight

Your memory lingers in our minds


Brother can you hear these words

These words we borrow

From the fables of our lives

For, in the end, we find

A place of knowing

Knowing that our fears are blind


For the days are passing by

They’re numbered by a time

When the sun sets on us all

We’ll join you in this rhyme


And all the love that we share

Comes from knowing that you're there

It guides our dreams in the night

Your stars shining light


Rest your soul we're doing fine

 We miss your smile, but it's alright

 We sing this song for you tonight

 Your memory lingers in our minds


This awe-inspiring encounter opened a door to a new realm of sacred music, where the creative process transcends the boundaries of the physical world. It sparked a profound journey of self-discovery, inviting me to explore the interconnectedness of all things and the mysteries that lie beyond the veil of our everyday existence.


The experience on Goat Rock Beach forever changed the trajectory of my life. Through an intense connection with nature and the universe, I was granted a glimpse into the other-world, where dreams intermingle with reality, and music becomes a conduit for profound emotions and spiritual revelations. As we venture forth, let us remain open to the wonders that await us in the embrace of nature, for there are truths yet to be unveiled and melodies yearning to be sung.


Can the dead speak? We can only speculate until we enter the twilight world. Until then, I find comfort knowing that the ones we love live through us in the beauty of music under the watchful eyes of the cosmos.

Join us, we are happy to see you here and to share teachings of music and spiritual life.


Visit the following links for interviews with musicians on how their spiritual practice inspires their art.


Tabla-Electronica musician/philanthropist, Robin Sukhadia, click here.


Nu-Flamenco musician, Farzad Arjmand, click here.


Zen New Age guitarist/composer, Shambhu Vineberg, click here.




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