Big Ideas is a series of talks addressing some of humanity’s shared challenges and opportunities as we work to advance an emerging global civilization. This series brings together perspectives from the Baha'i writings with current research and experience as well as contemporary discourses on key issues of our time.
Friday, May 12, 2023, 7:30 EDT
“Luminous Tones: The Power of Sacred Sound and Chant” With Nancy Watters
How can we draw closer to our Creator and drink deeply from the well of Divine Grace at every devotional gathering? How can we enter “realms of spirit which cannot be described in words or expressed in symbols?” How can we overcome our shyness about lifting our voices and singing “the blissful anthems of the spirit?”
In this presentation Nancy “Kaasei” Watters will discuss how communal devotional singing can transform individuals, communities, and whole societies. She’ll reveal how she overcame her fear of singing in front of people, and how you can too. She will give a mini concert using “Alchemy™ crystal singing bowls, overtone singing and drumming. She’ll demonstrate how “Sound [is] the most powerful magic for enabling us to live extraordinary lives filled with peace, passion, health and a sense of unity with the universe.” [Oncologist Mitchell L. Gaynor]
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