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Healing Mantras

Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Ballantine
 | 
August, 1999
ISBN:
9780345431707
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Banyen's Description: 

Mantras, or simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention—specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing and insight. Healing Mantras is a practical guide that makes the strengths and benefits of mantras available: for the first time ancient Sanskrit mantras have been explained and adapted for Westerners.

One of the few Western experts in Hindu and Buddhist mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand has practiced mantra-based spiritual discipline since 1973. In Healing Mantras, he explains how and why mantras work and shows how to use them for controlling habits, overcoming fears, curing specific ailments, dealing with anger and other undesirable emotions, changing physical and planetary karma, manifesting abundance and prosperity, clearing away obstacles, and more.

Mantra is a Sanskrit word with many shades of meaning: “tool of the mind,” “divine speech,” and “language of the human spiritual physiology” are just a few of these. In the context of this book, mantra is a tool for healing problems that we all face in life. As the mystic Sufi master Vilayat Inayat Khan states, “The practice of mantra actually kneads the flesh of the body with sound. The delicate cells of the elaborate bundles of nerves are subjected to a constant hammering, a seizure of the flesh by the vibrations of divine sound.”

Using mantras does not mean you have to leave your present religious organization or your roots or abandon other spiritual practices.... Mantra is a wonderfully effective complementary spiritual practice that can enrich your life.

In each of the more than fifty mantras, all transliterated and translated from the Sanskrit, Ashley-Farrand unlocks the power of every word, explains its appropriate application, and tells you how to pronounce it in easy-to-follow phonetic symbols. These mantras can be repeated aloud or in silence “as you wash dishes, as you drive on the freeway, as you meditate, or as you cook.”

It helps to hear these mantras. So Thomas Ashley-Farrand has also released The Power of Mantras (2 cassettes), Healing Mantras (CD), and Mantra: Sacred Words of Power (6 cassettes).

Publisher’s Description: 

"Sound is more than simply a medium of artistic expression. Sound has practical and powerful applications in the real world."

Mantras, or simple chants, are short phrases packed with energy and intention--specifically designed to generate powerful sound waves that promote healing, insight, creativity, and spiritual growth. Healing Mantras is the practical, how-to guide that makes the strengths and benefits of mantras available to everyone. The transformative power of sound has been passed down to the present from the sages of India, the classical scientists of ancient Greece, and the medieval monks of Europe. Mantras, sounds, and chants have inspired, comforted, and mended the lives of individuals, religious orders, and even entire cultures. Even though the science and discipline of chanting and formal prayer are practiced in every religion around the world, this is the first time that ancient Sanskrit mantras have been explained and adapted to Western needs.

One of the few Western experts in Hindu and Buddhist mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand has practiced mantra-based spiritual disciplines for twenty-five years. In this illuminating book, he explains how and why mantras work and shows how to use them for everything from controlling habits to overcoming fear, from curing specific ailments to finding inner peace. In each of the more than fifty mantras, all translated from the original Sanskrit, Ashley-Farrand unlocks the power of every word, explains its appropriate application, and tells you how to pronounce it in easy-to-follow phonetic symbols. Inside, you'll find mantras for

- Health - Worldly Success - Habit Control - Protection - Grief - Anger - Controlling Fear - Personal Attraction - Wisdom - Concentration and Mental Clarity - Healing Life Issues - and more!

These mantras can be repeated aloud or in silence and can be used by people of any religion or spiritual practice, "as you wash dishes, as you drive on the freeway, as you meditate, or as you cook." Sound can help and sound can heal, and Healing Mantras now makes this sound medicine available to everyone.You can use mantras to help you with any issue and to change your life for the better, asserts the author, an expert in Sanskrit mantra who has attracted a loyal following through his lectures and web site. Here is his practical manual for using mantras and other healing sounds to solve everyday life and health problems -- a tradition handed down by the sages of ancient India, the scientists of classical Greece, and the monks of medieval Europe.

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