Sacred Power and Presence with Sita Jamieson

sitaa1Jeffrey’s delightful conversation with musician and spiritual singer, Sita Jamieson, who has been chanting in different venues for the past 20 years. A native of Ireland, Sita feels that her voice comes out of her Celtic roots with a powerful resonance harkening to an ancient, earthy form of song.  Sita began her singing within the Hindu tradition of Kirtan eventually expanding out to all traditions reaching a broader audience. As a disciple of Neem Karoli Baba, Sita and has performed with Krishna Das, Ram Dass, and Bhagavan Das.

In Sita’s words:

sitad1“I work with chants from every tradition because it allows more people to relate to what I do, and also reveals that the chants all come from the same source, the same wellspring. Chanting is a devotional practice in that it makes conscious the longing in all of us to be united with the Beloved. At some point we realize, especially if we chant for longer periods of time, that there is no separation between ourselves and the deity or the energetics that symbolize the Beloved in our psyches. Chanting is like dropping a vessel into a deep well and bringing up an overflowing source of nourishment. This nourishment of sound feeds the soul as water and food feed the body. Through the chant we can pour all our longings, frustrations, grief, and joy into this mystical container called life, so it can be transformed into a nectar that is both sweet and powerful.  When your inner being is humming with music suddenly you find that the same music is outside and the separation between you and the outer disappears. Then there is nothing inner, nothing outer just one expanse, one unity”.

The Omni Art Salon theme music When Angels Smile, is provided courtesy of Back To Earth

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