Throughout history, people from all corners of the globe have woven into their myths their fascination with the famous star cluster known as the Pleiades. The legends surrounding these stars have had an enormous influence on the human psyche and the collective awareness of our place in the cosmos. The Pleiades, also known as the […]

This week, on NPR’s “Fresh Air”, I learned about a 20 year old study done by Italian researchers who gathered a group of subjects and had them recite the Ave Maria, the Catholic prayer cycle. Subsequently they had them recite the Buddhist prayer Om Mani Padme Hum. What they discovered was that it took about […]

Featured today on the “Relaxing New Age Music Channel”, one of the largest new-age and relaxing music libraries on Youtube, and premiered, last week, on “One Minute Wonders of the World”, when twenty three musicians presented their “one minute” to the world. I perceived the famous mantra Om Mani Padme Hum as a guardian spirit […]

I operate from a quiet place, a place where stories are born and voices are heard in the silence of my thoughts, and share with Ken, a transformative mediator I met years ago in Mexico, the more introspective sides of life. Mirror of Love is one of a series of meditations by Ken Macfarlane, that […]

Branches is a sound-memory that evolved out of a drive years ago down the Bolivian Andes, down a treacherous road often referred to as the “death road”. Branches is based on Wagner’s “Im Treibhaus”, one of many melodies that pop up into my mind in different places of the world. Like confluences of landscape and […]

Thank you RenĂ©e Blanche, host of US radio program Night Tides, for featuring music from my latest album Lotus Dreams. Kansas City University Radio (KCUR) is the flagship National Public Radio (NPR) station in the Kansas City metropolitan area and a listener supported radio station that is part of the NPR network. To support their cause, you can […]

While visiting Broome I was invited to share my Discover Breathing course with staff and co-workers of Boab Health Services. Discover Breathing, a meditative journey through relaxation and breathing, was developed and tested through years of teaching voice and breathing techniques and I am happy to announce the release of part one to this course. […]

The shakuhachi is a testament to the elegance of traditional Japanese culture, and produces a sound that is said to replicate the full range of natural life on earth. I love the sound and meditative quality of this Japanese bamboo flute, and used it in Elegy for a Cherry Tree. In this song it complements […]

Tri Hita Karana is the Balinese Hindu concept that promotes harmony with our spiritual, social, and natural environments. Every year, The BaliSpirit Festival, through the traditions of yoga, dance, healing and world music, attracts thousands of people from around the globe. This year the festival is being held March 24-30. Its goal – to nourish […]

The Hearts of Space radio program featured Christel Veraart’s music in two recent programs dedicated to the wintry north: Polaris – Feb 1 Featured Aurora from Polar Suite Frozen Times – Feb 8 Featured Trance from Arctic Aquarelles and Alyeska from Polar Suite Hearts of Space is a weekly syndicated public radio show in the […]