MANTRA MEETS DANCE: HOW PARVATI SUNDARI illuminates OUR MIND, OUR BODY AND OUR ENERGY FIELD
What happens when a three thousand year old Vedic mantra meets Dan Slater, Phil Rigger and Vishaka three DJ/Producers from Australia and USA and dance floors all over the world get to hear the results of this brand new alchemical fusion? That’s the question Newcastle spiritual teacher, singer and healer Parvati Sundari set out to explore just on eighteen months ago…
“ I was driving from Sydney airport to Newcastle for the Bhakti Bliss festival, listening to Leftfield” Parvati explains,” I started chanting the Gayatri Mantra over one of the tracks. It really worked and suddenly I began to be aware of the potentiality of many thousands of people worldwide chanting the Gayatri Mantra while they joyously danced.”
Parvati’s realisation set in motion a series of events that saw her by turns co-write the song illuminate (incorporating the Gaytari Mantra); collaborate with an array of top producers, DJs and film-makers; set up Source Studios her own indie label; and in a sign of the times successfully crowd fund the entire operation.
The release of the five track EP illuminate is powerful evidence that Parvati has delivered a compelling song that not only showcases an extraordinary range of remixes but also announces the arrival of Parvati as a singer who fully justifies her description as a “true force of nature”. Parvati observes, “When I sing I feel a tangible connection with every person in the room and everything in the universe. I feel in every part of me an unstoppable joy.”
Parvati says that releasing illuminate is “an opportunity to serve in the raising of human consciousness. illuminate is a vehicle that can be used by many people to chant an ancient and powerful mantra which literally facilitates the raising of consciousness.”
The essence of all spiritual teaching is love. Love is the doorway through which we can explore our oneness with all-that-is. The ever-expanding heart of love is the passport to the deepest mysteries of our existence. illuminate is nothing more than the expression of that love”.
released January 2, 2016
Recorded, produced, mixed & mastered by Phil Rigger at Monstereo Studios, Rozelle, Sydney @2014 (Sundari-McArthur-Rigger/APRA)
Executive Producers: Baz & Susie (PB) Briggs, Bhavani Ma & Narayan
Indie Label: Source Studios
Dedicated to my guru Sri Shakti Durga whose radiance illuminates my life. A million thank yous to: Narayan, Phil Rigger, Bhavani Ma, Mark Steinward, John Scott, Ginni Sarawati Ma, the PS illuminate Crew and Sebastian Chase. To my brothers and sisters in spirit and unity endless love. To all those who generously contributed to the illuminate EP and Video and Ambika, Jaia, Premananda/Amy, Elastik, Devaki/ThinkBox, Roar Footage, Bright Spark Media: thank you! And deepest gratitude to the beloved of my heart Kalki Durga. Om Namo Narayani!