My 2nd album “More…” was published in July 2016 in Santanyi/Mallorca – after the first album “Klangreise der Elemente” published in 2009. A year-long dream came true and I found the right people and place to do it: a collection of songs and Mantras that mean a lot to me, accompanying and carrying me through turning points of my life. Some are my songs, some are traditional songs, some are mixes of both. Tune into “More…”,
We recorded also two of the musical guitar songs of my son Leon, who visited Mallorca in April 2016. “Enid” (no. 4) and “Reflections on Life” (no. 12). Leon also sings the bass voice in the dervish song “Estafurallah” (no.6).
Produced by Brahm Heidl, excellent musician living on Mallorca, who is in charge for all the instrumental parts in all songs (except no. 4 and 12) and male voices – Silke Hamann sings background female voice in no. 2 and 10. The Album has been mastered – and this is a real honour for me! – by Hay Zeelen in his studio at Santanyi.
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Lyrics of “More…”
1.) Tara Mantra (music by Shafiya; with traditional Tibetan Mantras and Shafiyas message)
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha / Om Mani Pemme Hung / Calling good Spirits, calling for Love
Beneficial to protect you, raise your compassion to other beings, being supported by good spirits and protected by the energy of LOVE. Love is the most powerful emotion existing.Together with thankfulness it is stronger than any negative and destructive emotion. In times of despair and fear, create LOVE and Gratefulness in yourself as much as possible and “wrap yourself” in these coherent emotions.
2.) OM Asatoma (music by Shafiya; with Sanskrit Mantra and Shafiyas message)
Om Asatoma Satgamaya / Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya / Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya / Find your truth, live your life, see the light, you are free!
Beneficial to liberate you, so that you can find out who you really are and live according to your being.
3.) Gobinde Mukande (music by Shafiya; with Sanskrit Mantra)
Gobinde Mukande / Udare Apare / Hariang Kariang / Nirname Akame
Beneficial for cleaning your Aura from old and limiting energies and create more compassion within yourself.
4.) Enid (music and guitar by Leon Yao)
Beneficial to calm and rest, creating a contemplating state of being.
5.) House of Lovers (music by Shafiya, lyrics by Rumi and traditional Sufi prayer)
In the House of Lovers the Walls are made of Songs. The floor dances and the music never stops. / Ishq´Allah Mabud´allah!
Beneficial to raise your love within, your love for existence.
By the way….. the lyrics “Ish´q Allah” is pronounced here in the Sufi Camp version which learned in 2003 which sounds more like “Ish´q Allah Mabud´illah” and actually not the way it is sung anywhere else. ;-) But when sung with love, well, at some point there is no right nor wrong… it all says “God is love, lover and beloved”
6.) Estafurallah (Traditional Turkish Dervish prayer – singers: Shafiya, Leon Yao, Brahm Heidl)
Estafurallah / La Illaha ´illalah HU
Beneficial to increase your possibility to forgive.
7.) OM Lokah … May all Beings be Happy and Free! (traditional Mantra)
OM Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu.
Beneficial to increase your personal feeling of compassion with other beings, and to increase worlds peace.
8.) Gate Gate …… Beyond, beyond, I have gone beyond! (traditional Mantra)
Gate Gate / Paragate/ Parasamgate / Bodhi Swaha
Beneficial to pass through difficult times and challenges, go on to a new episode of your life, closing an old chapter you have gone through. You are being uplifted!
9.) Gopala (traditional Hindu Mantra)
Gopala Gopala / Devaki Nandana Gopala
Praising the young Hindu God Krishna, this Mantra carries a cheerful and playful energy.
Beneficial to gain lightness and generate joy.
10.) Todo es mi Familia (Song & Lyrics by Shafiya and Hermetic principles)
Como es arriba es abajo. Como es abajo es arriba. Todo fluye y refluye. Vamos el camino. / Todo, todo es mi familia, es mi familia! La tierra, el fuego, al agua y el viento. Las plantas, los minerales, los animales. Somos los hijos de amor!
(translation: “As above so below. As below so above. All is flowing, and flowing back. We walk the path. All, all is my family, is my family! The Earth, the Fire, the Water and the Wind. The plants, the minerals, the animals. We are the children of Love!)
In high gratitude for our beautiful planet with all her amazing creatures – feeling the ONEness with all.
11.) OM Tryambakam (traditional Mantra)
OM Tryambakam / Yajamahe Sukhandim Pushtivardanam / Urvaru Kamiva Bandhanan / Mrityor Mokshiya Mamritat
Benficial to liberate you from attachments that hinder you to live as you are meant to be, and to protect you in challenging situations. It is said to have helped during accidents., to prevent death.
12.) Reflections on Life (music and guitar by Leon Yao)
Beneficial to gain some distance to your present situation, to rise above your normal perspective and have a more broader and wider view.
13.) Lotus Sutra (traditional, sung in Shafiyas style – background singer: Shafiya)
Nam Myoho Renghe Kyo
– repeated 108 times with an Indian Mala – (translation: “I devote myself to the law of cause and effect”)
Beneficial to liverate and clean yourself from negative karma, in order to reach awakening. (more explanations e.g. on Wikipedia)