I'm back from winter hibernation. Spring renewal is here with exciting news and new events! #1 - my new album "Resonate" will be released sometime in May with many new songs and chants and awesome guest artists; including David and Mira Newman, Gina Sala and Daniel Paul, the Kirtaniyas, Emy Berti, Brenda McMorrow and more ! Here is an advance mix of "Fill Me Up" for your heart's enjoyment. Stay tuned for the updated calendar of American and European dates for this summer. Many Blessings ♡ Philippo
Between the Notes continues our Psalms of Sex series with Dawn Cartwright, a Tantra teacher from Los Angeles.
Dawn integrates the principles of Tantra and presents them in a direct, experiential way that can be understood in the west. We can say that the ultimate aim of all branches of Yoga, from Hatha to Bhakti to Tantra, is to unite the consciousness of the individual being with the Infinite Source of Being - the Divine, God, Goddess, Allah, the All. The mystics say it is like a drop of water merging back into the ocean.
The Tantric path teaches that all the manifest Universe is Shakti--the body of the Divine Mother--and thus our own bodies are microcosms of the Divine. Physical life and desires are not to be avoided or denied (as in some more ascetic branches of yoga) but to be celebrated and employed with reverence as a gateway to experience union with the beloved AS the Divine.
When Dawn speaks about re-discovering love, she invites us to feel deeper and wider than our habitual comfort frequencies and to resonate, express and trust more of ourselves. As she explains, our bodies intuitively know and understand the rhythms and vibrations of the Infinite--this is, after all, what we are composte of!
It is our conditioned minds, and our limited sense of identity which must expand and release. Union with the Divine is the full experience of Love . Rediscovering love is Re-Union with the Divine, and the ultimate Self Love.
Resonate deeply and BE the vibration of Love you are !
Philippo, the Musical Alchemist
Posted by Philippo Franchini on November 25, 2012 at 11:52am
Hello from the Alchemy Station ☆♒
We had a very lively rehearsal last night for our Bhakti Fest concert next Friday, Sept 7th. Joshua Tree is getting ready for the thousands of yogis and music lovers who will be arriving next week. If you've never been to Bhakti Fest I want to encourage you to come; it's a unique kind of festival and the energy is really beautiful and uplifting. Lots of devotion, love and laughter ... and of course music, yoga and amazing workshops lead by…Continue
Posted by Philippo Franchini on August 31, 2012 at 11:40am
"A sensual, evocative musical journey to awaken the vibrant shakti and wide open spaces of 'Yes!' within. For the last decade, I have had the honor of working with Philippo and watching his music make magic upon thousands of students, whether moving them to tears or moving them to their feet in ecstasy. His music heals, pure and simple. Dive in, take the journey!" -Micheline Berry
"Philippo plays music from the whispers of the universe. He captivates you with his storytelling and then soothes you with the colors of his music. Shakespeare said, 'If music be the food of life, play on.' Play on, Philippo. Your music is not only the food, but the dessert as well. I love you and your music. Thanks for blessing me."-David Matthew
Brown, Host of Inside Out
"I had the unique opportunity to interview Philippo Franchini. It was a great experience speaking with him, musician to musician, while at the same time learning about Nada Yoga. I got to "wear my morning mellow" while we chatted. He truly is a Rock and Roll Yogi!" -Dara Blaker, from Dara...On Radio; Where Regular People Do Really Cool Things
I have been a fan of Philippo's music since I first saw him play his guitar with David Newman. His CD with the band Blues Divine, Shine Like The Sun, has great songs and heart. I fell in love with it and later had Philippo on my radio show, In The Spirit, to talk about it. Recently, he was on again, and the focus was on his new CD, Magic and Grace. Unlike his previous CD, this one is all instrumental. "Heavenly" is the best word to describe it. The music soars and simmers, taking you on a journey to inner worlds you never knew existed. Taken together, these two CDs represent two journeys: Earth and Heaven. By listening to them both, you realize Heaven and Earth exist right here, where we are. -Gary Goldberg, host of In the Spirit, on WRPI 91.5 FM
Philippo Franchini's CD, Magic and Grace, touched me upon first listen. What I felt through the music was pure and simple: love. The acoustic strings, spare vocal tracking (provided by Donna DeLory), and easy pulses made for a relaxing experience. This music is rooted in Philippo's study of Nada yoga, or the yoga of sound. Many of the melodies are quite simple and provoke deep reflection. I am really enjoying “Kama's Spell,” which is written for the banjo. This combination mixes the American tradition we are now creating with the rooted mystical sounds of the East.
There is a classical feel to Magic and Grace. Philippo is active in LA's yoga scene, performing with the improv tribal group, Shaman's Dream, touring with the couple David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira, as well as playing his own music. He's also quite proficient in the studio, having produced Mira's fabulous country-twinged Kirtan record, Living Prayer. Magic and Grace is topnotch serene music. -Debi Winston Buzil, Temple of Kriya Yoga and Yoga Chicago Magazine