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Album Review: 3rd Eye Rising
Paradiso & Rasamayi
Cover image of the album 3rd Eye Rising by Paradiso & Rasamayi
3rd Eye Rising
Paradiso & Rasamayi
2011 / 5th Element Music
67 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
3rd Eye Rising is the first collaborative recording by Paradiso and Rasamayi. Subtitled “A Journey Through Ascending Realms,” the back cover states “This unique CD accelerates your evolution by unlocking these spiritual gifts.” Each of the eleven gifts is the title for its corresponding song. They are, Bliss, Gratitude, Invocation, Abundance, Transformation, Love, Guidance, Flow, Wisdom, Power, and Purpose. Instrumentation includes didjeridoo, Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, chanting, chimes, gongs, tampura, and Shamanic percussion.

Paradiso is a producer, musician, master didjeridoo artist, and an internationally acclaimed sound healer. He also performs on keyboards on this album and has released four best-selling and award-winning CDs to date. Rasamayi is also an acclaimed sound healer whose elegant and soothing chants and crystal and Tibetan singing bowls create a fascinating contrast to the earthy and resonant didj. Each song was recorded with the intention of facilitating healing and transformation on all levels through the healing power of sound. The album is ideal for meditation, relaxation, massage, and all other healing modalities. The liner notes also state that the artists/healers are “twin flames and partners in the mystic healing practice of the Sacred Sound Current. They are full body channels for many Guides, Angels, and Masters, who prescribe the frequencies for the development of those the couple serves in private practice, musical performances and group sound healings worldwide. Together, they represent the balance between divine masculine and feminine energies.”

I have to admit that this album is very different from the piano music I usually review, but the journey is a fascinating one. The sound quality is superb, allowing the listener to focus on any of the layers of sound as well as to the blending of the various musical voices as a whole. More ambient and atmospheric than melodic (with exceptions), I find that the music evokes many visual images for me that bring a rather hypnotic state. If you are interested in exploring the art of healing music, this is a great place to start. 3rd Eye Rising is available from 5thelementmusic.com, Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, Borders bookstores, and metaphysical venues. Check it out!
February 8, 2011
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