God’s Not Dead Movie Review


Just watched Gods Not Dead and thought it was a great movie, especially for it being Christian based. While most movies from the Christian camp seem to be watered downed in substance and fluffed up, this one has a bit more of a bite to it and has substance in the revelance of what it means to have faith, question doubt and be a believer in Christ.

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CD Review: Love Within: Beyond – Regula Curti, Tina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, and Sawani Shende-Sathaye


LOVE WITHIN BEYOND Regula Curti, Tina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, and Sawani Shende-Sathaye
A review by Barbara Bullock

Ever since the first Beyond CD release I have been one of the greatest admirers of the Beyond projects. Since the beginning I felt that these projects are really extraordinary and God sent into our world at this time. Divine timing is not always understood by us humble and sometimes impatient human beings, yet our mysterious universe knows exactly when the time is right. I feel that humanity has recently entered a new level of consciousness. More and more people around the world are opening up to the idea of the subconscious level.

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New Music Video Collection Up

New Music Video Collection up featuring five bands/musicians.

Music ranges from Ambient/Trance to beautiful Mantras, Native American Pop to Crystal Singing Bowls.

GOVINDA – Truth About Humans 0:00
DEVA PREMAL – Om Mani Padme Hum 3:15
LOST AT LAST – Shalom Asalaam 12:35
JANA MASHONEE – The Enlightened Time 17:05

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Music: Govinda


SONG: “Truth About Humans”
ALBUM: Spiritual High CD (1999)

Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin, TX based producer/composer Shane Madden.

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MUSIC: Ten artists/bands that create music with insight and meaning in their music

Couldn’t wait till Sat……..

In this first YouTube post we will include ten artists, ranging from Ambient-World music, Reggae, Rock and Metal, that creates music that has meaning and insight in one form or another.

This and following music posts will include music from a variety of genres including New Age, Trance, Alternative, World, Hip-Hop, Techno, Rock, Heavy Metal and more. Video below….

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CD Review: Alcest – “Les Voyages De L’Ame” 2012 (Prophecy)

Genre: Post Black Metal/Shoegaze

Every now and then a CD comes along that beholds a sense of beauty, a vision of emotion, and a strong longing for greater thoughts to culminate and inspire one to create something within one’s own life and imagination. The first time I listened to Alcest’s “Les Voyages De L’Ame” CD all the way through I felt a need to work on the things that bring me joy and embrace the failures of the past and move past them. Yeah, you might say that’s hard to come by from a genre like Black Metal, where imagery of negative forces and hatred abound, but Alcest is more than heavy music, even so, only two or three out of the eight tracks are in that ‘heavy’ category. The rest of the music has a hauntingly, other world feel through out that leaves you wanting more from this band. At the moment the only band that comes to mind is Agalloch which had that haunting nihilistic feeling on their 2002 “The Mantle” CD, yet, Alcest’s music comes from the polar opposite with lyrics longing for the escape from this cold harsh world and the aspirations and loves of something more.
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CD Review: Dean Evenson – “Relaxation Zone” 2012 (Soundings of the Planet)

New Age musician and composer Dean Evenson takes his relaxation music in new directions in his newest release, Relaxation Zone. For this newest endevour Evnson puts down his flute, which has been a staple of his sound for well over 30 years and composes piano and keys for this album that still resonates with ambient healing and relaxing melodies. Music from start to finish, 64min run time with ten tracks, is very soothing, ambient, and lives up to the name of the CD, music that brings you to that stillness within, that relaxation zone where you find peace and love.
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A CULTIVATOR – Buddhist Hip-Hop

Bringing the Dharma to the Hip-Hop Community

In a world saturated with an abundance of musicians trying to make their mark in the music scene, whether it be in Rock, Metal, Country, Pop, Hip-Hop or whatever, few artists rise above with a positive message that brings peace and enlightenment as well as a realistic view of whats going on in the world around us, and even far less musicians bring about that message from a Buddhist viewpoint.
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Quick Find: Matisyahu – Jewish Reggae/Rock

photo by Mark Mann

Was roaming through some Facebook friends pages and found this Jewish Reggae/Rock artist by the name of Matisyahu. One of the first songs I heard from him was “Youth” which was released in 2006 off the album of the same name. (Video is below) Found that the music and the lyrics were very uplifting and inspirational so I decided to look further into more of his music. Continue reading “Quick Find: Matisyahu – Jewish Reggae/Rock”

Quick Finds: Sarit Hadad – “Shema Israel” Music Video – Israeli/Jewish Female Vocalist

Sarit Hadad – “Shema Israel” Music Video – Israeli/Jewish Female Vocalist 

Very beautiful and heartfelt music from Sarit Hadad. Sarit is a Israeli vocalist that has been performing and releasing albums for over 15 years. Her music incorporates traditional instruments as well as modern in her music and live shows. Continue reading “Quick Finds: Sarit Hadad – “Shema Israel” Music Video – Israeli/Jewish Female Vocalist”

Quick Finds: Times of Grace – “Where The Spirit Leads Me” Video Metal/Metalcore

TIMES OF GRACE – “Where the Spirit Leads Me” Music Video – Metal/Metalcore
This band has been on my radar for a few months now. The singer,  Adam Dutkiewicz, was the original singer for Killswitch Engage and I knew I was going to fall in love with this band. The first time I heard KE I fell in love with the lyrics, which touched on spirtuality in one aspect or another. When I heard that he started TOG I immediately found this song and then the album. Music is in the Metal/Metalcore genre and the lyrics, which are below, are meaningful and powerful. If there ever was a praise and worship song for someone into Metal this is it. The song is off their debut “The Hymn of a Broken Man” which was released Jan 2011. They have been touring the past year and are making their way back throughout the US later this fall. For more info: www.timesofgraceband.com
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