BINDU / HEALING MUSIC CD
by Michael Brant DeMaria [Music CD]
"The Universe is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose
circumference is nowhere."
Where my last albums have explored outer nature as a place of healing - Bindu
has been my attempt to explore our deepest inner nature. In deep states of meditation one can glimpse
the truth expressed above. Said another way, that which is most deeply personal is most universal.
In many ways the best way to help take care of the world is by quieting our minds and opening our hearts
to the miracle of this moment, this life and each other. That is what bindu is about for me.
Bindu in sanskrit means point or dot (which is the root word for Bindi - the ornamental
red dot worn by many in India). In yogic philosophy Bindu refers to the moment of creation - in both a
universal and deeply personal sense. Bindu reminds us of the miracle of this moment - the miracle of life,
the miracle of each breath - and the miracle of how each of us lie at the very center of creation - and are
truly a doorway to awakening. In this way, we see unity in diversity, the one in the many, with a deep
compassionate awareness and wisdom.
"Michael Diamond says of Bindu, "impeccable sense of arrangement..a deeply meditative mystical
listening experience. A lot of the music takes on the feel of a shamanic journey...The last two compositions are totally
expansive and leave the listener floating on an inner ocean of consciousness. I've been a huge fan of Grammy-nominated
Michael Brant DeMaria...I have enjoyed everything I've heard by him, however...I'd have to say that this is my favorite so far."
-Music and Media Focus