The fourth track from the “magnum opus” of Lucette Bourdin – the “Horse Heaven” album, her last and perhaps most significant composition.
Lucette taps the pulse of creation with the swelling, crystalline chords of The Luminous Ocean, radiating out to the dome of the universe, and the growling, powerful bass of Fearless Light.
In ‘Torrent of Nectar’, the artist stands in awe; beatific and still, only music can begin to describe her vision. How, then, can we reduce it to words?
“Horse Heaven is mystic, ineffable, introspective and god-seeking – exploring and celebrating both external and internal infinities, and a quest for their meeting place. Imagine church music for everyone, without any sectarian baggage, with no need for division or fear – just sharing the wonder of this life eternal. That’s how I would sum up this essential release, from an artist whose music should be heard by all.”
A video clip, based on a poem by Niranjan Guha Roy (1920-2005).
Celebrating the Centenary of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry on April 4, 1910.
A prayer by Kapali Sastry, recited by Vasanti Rao. Preceded by a joint recitation of a traditional “refuge” sloka.
A prayer written by Kapali Sastry and recited by Vasanti Rao.
“Victory to Him, our Lord Sri Aurobindo, of entire parts!
Victory to the Sustainer of the worlds, the Mother Mira of white radiance!
To Their Integral Yoga all victory – may it manifest fully on earth!”
From the non-being to the true being
From darkness to Light
From death to immortality
Another luminous gift from late Lucette Bourdin, completed not long before her departure.
“We bow to Her who lives in all beings in the form of Mother
Salutations to her, salutations, salutations again and again.”
An audio recording of Vasanti Rao reciting “Guru Stotram” (1960)
Purulia Chhau dance performance by Sri Tara Pada Rajak and Group at Bharat Nivas, Auroville, on August 11, 2012. Video production by Manohar.
Devotional chanting and rotating dance, Dervish style, of Parvathy Baul, dancer, singer and storyteller from Bengal.
A video clip from her performance in Auroville in 2011, produced by Manohar (PART 2).