Meditations, the fifth Wayfarer album release, once again embarks in a new direction. Spirituality and the exploration of the mysteries of life has always been at the core of Wayfarer music. In this album, Wayfarer explores the art of meditation and one of the common types of meditations, chakra stimulation.
Meditation, at its simplest level, is the act of maintaining a quiet mind, free of thoughts, especially in word form, such that one can experience what lies beyond the physical world. In Eastern philosophies and religions, this is where the divine would enter, bringing pieces of enlightenment or enlightenment itself. One can also, however, have a focus to meditation, where the quiet mind maintains a focus on a subject or concept, but is nonetheless quiet in all other regards, without thinking about the subject of focus with words. those who wish to stimulate or cleanse the 7 base energy centers, chakras, of the body, would focus on these colors and their positions along the column of the body while quiet in thought.
In an attempt to aid this process, Wayfarer composer, Lawrence W. Moore, did some research on the frequencies of vibrations in sound that relate to each of the energy centers. In using tones at these frequencies and a binaural beating pattern to encourage a quiet mind, Moore uses sound in an attempt to get the mind to focus on these energy centers during quiet meditation without the mind having to engage itself in thought about it while doing so. This is an attempt, over 20 minutes, for each meditation to bring a focus to the seven base chakras, while helping to maintain a quiet mind in the process. The three meditations on this album have 3 different sets of nature sound ambiance in order to relax the listener and not have the tones become too aggressive in one’s hearing or thoughts, which could disturb one from attaining a quiet mind. The ambiance is provided in order to help one to not think about the experience, but just behold it as the sound unfolds.
- Music and Art by Lawrence W. Moore
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