MP3 Keary - The Open Path
Lush soundscapes with melodic chants and gentle percussion, visionary and powerful,yet still spacious and calming
enough to be of great use for meditation, yoga, massage, visualization, and journeying.
11 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: Healing, NEW AGE: Meditation
"The Open Path" is the follow-up CD to "The Secret Gate" (also available at cdbaby). Marketed independently, both CD''s have been very favourably received and are selling in numerous metaphysical/spiritual book/music/gift stores in Canada and the U.S. The music has also found a successful home in wellness centres, hospices, and the practices of various kinds of healers.
When played at louder volumes, with full attention, perhaps using headphones, this music is able to transport the listener to altered landscapes of emotional depth, peace, and great beauty. Many find it to be very visual. Closer listening also reveals layers and subleties not always heard on first listening. The following comments by Greg Wilson, the music buyer for Quest Bookshop in Seattle, Washington and an enthusiastic (as well as eloquent) supporter of both CD''s, are among my favorites of the numerous descriptions and testimonials I''ve received from retailers, artists, and friends.
"As I continue to evaluate what I''m hearing I''ve become aware that the music on The Open Path is elusive and difficult to pigeon-hole. At times it''s like Western reverential chant with an Eastern backdrop. Your voice is of course Western...but the other instruments bring in Eastern suggestions. Then a choral piece arrives from stage left that transports me back to what could be called "Western ethereal." So I would have to call the CD a musical journey that evades typing, but because of it''s holy inclusiveness presents to the listener continually shifting ethereal scapes and fragrances, in a very well- woven tight way, that end up being a kind of global healing for the listener. It is both grounded and up in the clouds. But it has the ring of light that is talking to us, whether it is from the streets or a monastery or a mountain top."
According to feedback from many listeners, at quieter volumes this music provides a gentle, peaceful, and moving environment or backdrop perfectly suited to use in massage and other types of bodywork sessions, yoga, t''ai chi, and certain kinds of meditation. This comment from Linda Weatherall, a healer, meditation group leader, and metaphysical book/music store owner, is representative of a number I''ve received.
"Our weekly meditation group has used a variety of music to meditate with over the past year. Stephen Keary''s ''The Secret Gate''; seems to have provided the deep Theta state we have been searching for. Well done, Stephen!! "
Both CD''s create a rich, lush soundscape of ''organic'' keyboard instruments with layered melodies, gentle percussion, and live and sampled vocal chant. I''ve been deeply involved over the years with both Tibetan Buddhism and Native American spiritual work and have been influenced by the chanting and singing of these traditions. The Native American Church, in its peyote songs, uses mainly chant syllables, the literal meanings of which have evaporated over the centuries of oral history, but which still retain great emotional resonance and healing power.
It''s been said by many that intention creates reality. My intention has been to create the most beautiful, uplifting, and potentially healing music I''m able to and share it with others. I hope it is of use to you and if so please write me and tell me. Stephen Keary.
P.S. Please note that the samples available for listening on cdbaby are the first 2 minutes of each song. Each piece is between 5 and 8 minutes long. The first minute or more is often a kind of introduction that sets the environment for a journey that evolves through several changes, often becoming more active or elaborate at certain points after that 2 minute cut-off. I''ll have some longer samples at my website, "https://www.tradebit.com".