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December 24, 2013

Ascension Harmonics: Sacred Attunements Through Music, by Richard Shulman & Samuel Welsh

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Over 72 minutes of dynamic, orchestral synthesizers. Designed to give the listener an experience of Heaven on Earth. Great for stress release, meditation, alignment with soul’s purpose. Spiritual attunements by Samuel Welsh.

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ABOUT THIS ALBUM

Album Notes
Ascension Harmonics: Sacred Attunements through MusicRichard Shulman & Samuel Welsh

Tree of Life
Alignment
Harmony
Love
Forgiveness
Freedom
Transformation
Surrender to Source
Purification
Peace (the Still Point)
Allowing Heaven on Earth
Universal Potential
Universal Awareness
I AM
Ascension Activation
Let This Be Sealed Through All Dimensions

Do Not Drive while listening to this music.

“An absolute feast of divine sound…the focus of this work is on creating an “ascension” process, whereby the vibrations of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies are raised to such a degree that Divine qualities are able to manifest into our reality… lush, lofty and beautiful, sometimes earthy and other times angelic. It is a delight to the senses and the heart….This music is for people who are ready to break through to whole new levels of being, and soar. Magnificent.”
–Karin J. Johnson, Heartsong Review

Blessing: Musical Meditations for Taiwan

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Inspirational, healing music especially made for the people in Taiwan – but universal in its benefit for Lightworkers and spiritual seekers around the globe. Perfect for meditation and any kind of energy work.

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“Evidence of Shulman’s talented playing is heard throughout the album … The rich tones are very well suited to the title, and his composition is able to grow and still return to a familiar base in a kind of rondo form…the composition being so wonderfully strong, and the performance woefully beautiful…
Being such a personal album with a deep concept, Blessing warrants a listen from any fan of new age music or spiritual compositions….the tracks with Marie D’Andrea are so well done that their beauty could be appreciated by virtually anyone…” —- Heath Andrews, “Review You”

“Listening to Richard Shulman’s music gives me a feeling that I’m safe at my hometown by myself.
I can listen to this music again and again. It allows me to let my emotions and thoughts go everywhere and the melody always matches my feelings.I realize that I don’t have to always search for impressing and powerful music. In my daily life I need this kind of tender music with a profound quality to sooth me.
Most of all, this CD is composed by such a famous spiritual composer and with his blessings to Taiwan.
Just by listening to it you will experience a sense of blissfulness.” 
—Ma Chin Bao-Min Huang, Certified Akasha Flower Essence practitioner 
& Certified Angel Therapy practitioner / Editing Counsultant of Life Potential Publishing 

TAIWAN, also known as Formosa (from Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, “Beautiful Island”), is an island nation situated in East Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China.

“Taiwan is the land of the precious.
August 2001, Graham Hancock, the author of bestselling books including“Fingerprints of the Gods”visited Taiwan because his research suggests that the civilization of Taiwan may be traced to 12,000 to 18,000 years ago, and he put the results of his journey to Taiwan in the last chapter of his book“ Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization”which was published in 2002.
In late April 2005, Dutch bioscientist Jaap Van Etten PhD found astonishing high energy in this island, maybe the best place for spiritual healing in the world, even exceeding the energy in Sedona, Arizona, USA, and any other location he had ever been before.
In 2009, Hsien-Jung Ho, the host of “Taiwan Paleo Civilization Center” and former chairman of ”Taiwan Ufology Society ”used many solid proofs in archeology and scientific research in his book “The First Land of Civilization Was Taiwan” , showing the closest relationship between Taiwan and many other lost civilizations, including Atlantis and Mu.
In 2010, at the same period as I wrote this story, Bystroem Stig Henrik, former Representative – Head of the Swedish Trade Council in Taiwan (equivalent as Swedish Embassy) determined to become the permanent citizen of Taiwan, due to his very positive impression in Taiwan of science, economics, trade, and geographic location, and for his experience that Taiwan is a very friendly country for the foreigners, which you can seldom find in other countries around the globe. 
Also, you may have similar experiences as I have had: after travel though many part of this planet
, I found that the convenience, diversity, vitality, health care system, climate, landscape, and relatively peaceful society in Taiwan is very unique and satisfying, even compared with other “advanced” western countries. 
Affected by the history and political climate, plus TV pundits and political commentators in recent years, people in Taiwan have a tendency toward “schizo” in general: we complain about others, then do the same things to others unconsciously ! While we complain, however, we forget that we, as the Taiwanese people, have many positive qualities others may long for; the past experiences are not necessarily to be our future; and most importantly : we can make it different and the change can begin with me !
All of these were my intentions for this production in the first place….

Richard and I have set the intentions since the first day of this production, to make the music as a portal, connecting with the quality and essence of this island and her people. Many qualities such as diligence, striving, amicability, toleration, and gratitude were lost without knowing during the path of our development in modern society. 
All you have to do is sit back and close your eyes, immerse yourself in the music, and you will see the totally different world– which maybe is forgotten but is always in our blood as the legacy of the human race….

You may not have the same experience as I did, but I believe it will take you to embark upon a spacial journey of your own….”
———-Excerpt from the Liner Note, written by Brian Chen, Original Concept / Co-Producer 

Sky Jazz – with Earth & Sky (aka Richard Shulman Trio)

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The Richard Shulman Trio (Earth & Sky)

Sky Jazz

Piano – Richard Shulman
Bass – Mike Holstein
Drums – Sonny Thornton

Recorded May – July 2008 at RichHeart Music Studio
Recording engineer – Dave de la Rosa
Mixed by Cliff Rubin – WalkAcrossFire Studios, Asheville, NC
Mastered by – A.T. Michael MacDonald
Produced by – Richard Shulman
Cover Photos – Tebbe Davis and Dave de la Rosa
Tray Card Photo – Larry White
Other Photos – Tebbe Davis
Design – Bonnie L. Down, Bonnie Designs
Liner Notes – Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Acknowledgments

Special thanks to my long-time friend Dr. Judith Schlesinger for her ongoing encouragement, her insightful comments on track sequencing and production, and her offer to donate  the liner notes. Special thanks also to Lois (Lytingale) Henrickson who told me I must do something with my jazz as it is too important to let lie fallow, and to Dave de la Rosa who volunteered mics and gear from his studio, and ended up engineering the recording. Thanks to Mike and Sonny whose playing together is magic,
and who have given me a framework to express my heart through jazz.

And thank you dear listeners who have given me the support to keep following the path I love. And all thanks to the Source of Inspiration and Love!

Richard Shulman and Sky Jazz
By Dr. Judith Schlesinger

“Sky Jazz” is Richard Shulman’s new genre of music. Recorded by his North Carolina trio, it combines the traditional jazz elements of harmony, pulse, and improvisation with the deliberate goal of soothing and inspiring the listener. Full of melody and swing, the music delights on its own, while helping people to relax, meditate, and even heal.

I’ve been reviewing jazz for two decades and listening for more than four. During this time I’ve probably heard it in every incarnation: mainstream, third stream, and slipstream; hot and cool; free, Latin, world, and fused with everything from Chopin to hip-hop. But I’ve never encountered jazz with such strong spiritual intent. The closest was the urgent questing of saxophone legend John Coltrane — not surprisingly, one of Richard’s major influences — although Sky Jazz inspires a much sunnier and more serene kind of reflection.

This CD circles back to the early New York days when Richard played with Ron Carter and Frank Foster, among other luminaries. Possessor of a formidable talent and technique, as well as a Master’s degree in composition, Richard first explored the healing power of sound when an injury prevented him from playing in public for two years.

On this release the focus aims skyward with the very first track, as “Pictures in the Clouds,” which describes their joyful tumbling across a bright and limitless sky. Taking time to watch their shape-shifting beauty can rest the soul and clear the mind, opening it up to insight. Listening to Sky Jazz has the same effect, of inviting the imagination out to play.

While Richard’s songs describe his own challenges and celebrations, they encourage listeners to contemplate their own. It should be noted that Sky Jazz bears no resemblance to the repetitious, generic stuff that many people associate with the “New Age” category. Instead — and as usual — Richard’s music is well-crafted, deeply felt, and cliché-free. He’s got such a strong melodic gift that his tunes could well become staples of the jazz repertoire.

As it happens they are already universal, since everyone has experiences to file under “Circular Mind,” “Getting Over Lost Love,” and “Goodbye to Fantasy.” The CD’s closer, “Relaxin’ at Home,” goes on like the favorite pair of slippers that warms the end of a day.

Sky Jazz also soothes the soul because it never dwells in darkness. When we reflect honestly on our lives, there will always be a poignant moment or two (or a thousand). There’s simply no way for humans to avoid loss, mistakes, and those dreams that insist on staying out of reach. Our healing comes when we salute such things as natural, understand and accept their lessons, and move beyond their pain to wisdom. Richard conveys this philosophy with his harmonic colors, using his rich musical palette to relieve tension and create the sound of hope.

As a psychologist, I can recommend Sky Jazz as an enjoyable, easy-to-use aid to relaxation and creativity. As a jazz writer, I can tell you that the music is terrific. But however you choose to approach or apply it, one thing is sure: this CD will take you on a wonderful journey.
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Dr. Judith Schlesinger ~ Senior writer and columnist, Allaboutjazz.com
Author of “Dangerous Joy: The Mad Musician and Other Creative Myths”

Titles with notes from Richard

Pictures in the Clouds
Atmospheric

One for Us
There is no one outside the circle of us.

Piano Interlude
One of those kinds of things I love to play

Getting Over Lost Love
Sometimes our history must be acknowledged.

Never Before
A vehicle to create textures in improvisation – for me this song expresses innocence in action.

Live at Arthur’s
Written for a club in Hoboken, NJ which the RS Group played at in the mid 1980’s when I lived in NYC.

Love Revisited
Human love – sometimes sorrowful, sometimes joyful, always a doorway to a deeper love.

Dan’s Song
A wedding present for a friend.

Goodbye to Fantasy
Honors a major lesson to be present.

Circular Mind
The mind likes to go in circles – and sometimes they sound good.

Still Young at 95
A happy birthday song written for my grandfather.

Relaxin’ at Home
May your home be Relaxin’.

All songs written by Richard Shulman and
©, (p) 2009 RichHeart Music, All rights reserved.
419 Creekside Dr. Asheville, NC 28804
888-699-3682 info@richheartmusic.com
http://www.richheartmusic.com & http://www.RSTrio.com

1. Pictures in the Clouds – 6:14
2. One For Us – 4:27
3. Piano Interlude – :57
4. Getting Over Lost Love – 6:59
5. Never Before – 7:40
6. Live at Arthur’s – 4:36
7. Love Revisited – 8:37
8. Dan’s Song – 6:51
9. Goodbye to Fantasy – 6:33
10. Circular Mind – 4:56
11. Still Young – 9:59
12. Relaxin at Home – 7:00

Total time 74:50

RHM 0923

Sacred Music for Healing Hands, Volume 2

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Sacred Music for Healing Hands Volume 2
Richard Shulman

Healing Touch / Energetic Healing

This music was composed and performed by Richard Shulman during a workshop on Energetic Healing led by Dr. Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, CHTP, CHTI, at Virginia Beach, April 1998. Together they combined their gifts to bring you these two unique CDs (Volumes 1 & 2). Sacred Music for Healing Hands can be used in any healing practice.

Dedicated to all those committed to use the hands and heart for healing. May you be guided and protected as you share your light and love unconditionally. May the Divine Spirit that looks after each of us assist in our healing efforts.

“…music for enhancing the healing arts and personal meditation/reflection practices. Shulman’s gently evolving musical texures consist of low frequency keyboard tones that calm the body and provide listeners with a mindset focused on healing and spiritual enlightenment. The album features four extended length tracks filled with the power of peace and tranquility to help with chakra cleansing, Hara alignment and finding inner light.”
–Music Design in Review

Richard Shulman is a composer, keyboardist, and recording artist who dedicates his music to the expression of love and the awakening of inner joy. A former student of Chuck Mangione and Marian McPartland at the Eastman School of Music, Shulman uses his skills as a jazz, classical, and healing-music keyboardist to create music to assist groups and individuals in experiencing their own spiritual essence. Richard tours doing solo and group concerts and has produced eighteen albums on his label, RichHeart Music. His orchestral recording, the award winning “Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled” is based on the fulfillment of dreams of the heart. His best-selling album, “Light Music: To Clear and Align the Chakras” is popular with massage therapists and creative people.
Website: http://www.richheartmusic.com

Music for Magnified Healing

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Gentle, high vibration synthesizer music created for healing at a Magnified Healing™ workshop. Excellent for massage, healing work, and meditation, this sweet music carries the vibration of Kwan Yin, known in the Orient as the Goddess of Mercy, Healing, and Compassion. Two pieces, each about one-half hour, enfold the listener in a musical loving embrace. Total time 60:28

DO NOT DRIVE WHILE LISTENING TO THIS MUSIC. It is best used for meditation and healing.

“Richard’s synthesized, high vibrational keyboard music fills the air with the healing energies of Kwan Yin, the mother of compassion, healing and mercy. …Richard’s inspired tones are joyful and gentle. This joy permeates the soul…. As the music progresses, the light of healing and restoration surrounds you. Music for Magnified Healing is one of the best meditation pieces we’ve heard. It is gentle and invigorating. Healing is a natural side effect to listening to this wonderful CD.”
–Concepts Magazine

About Richard Shulman

Composer, keyboardist, and recording artist Richard Shulman has, since 1984, dedicated his music to the expression of love and the awakening of inner joy. Richard uses his extensive background in Classical, Jazz and New Age styles, including studies with Marian McPartland and Chuck Mangione at the Eastman School of Music, to create music to assist groups and individuals in embodying their own spiritual essence.

Richard Shulman works with the power of music as a medium of positive transformation. For this purpose he has created hundreds of Musical Soul Portraits for individuals, couples and groups, performed at the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Art Park, the United Nations and numerous venues throughout North America and in Europe, and has composed, produced and/or performed on over forty recordings. Richard’s latest releases are the award winning “Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled”, and his duo recording with cellist Adriana Contino entitled “New Beginnings.”

 

Music to Walk the Labyrinth

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Music to Walk the Labyrinth: Synthesizer Music for the Inner Journey.

Richard Shulman

This music was spontaneously composed and performed at a Labyrinth Walk sponsored by the Labyrinth Project of Connecticut, Inc. A labyrinth is a particular kind of maze with only one pathway leading to and from its center. There are no choices and you cannot get lost in it.

Labyrinths offer an opportunity for walking meditation and can be seen as metaphors for life. Many find that walking a labyrinth helps them to enter into a natural meditative state. This walking meditation can be used for reflection and problem solving, as well as for spiritual and psychological growth.

Music to Walk the Labyrinth is a continuous 47-minute synthesizer improvisation, created and performed specifically to enhance this experience.

Composed, performed and recorded by Richard Shulman April 23, 1999 at the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT.
Mastered by: Steven Smith at Soundsmiths Mastering, Asheville, NC.
Producer: Richard Shulman
Associate Producer: Helen Curry
Total time: 47:50

Do not drive while listening to this music. This music is best used for meditation.

Dedicated to the Divine which makes Itself known through walking the Labyrinth.

Founded in 1993, The Labyrinth Project of Connecticut, Inc. offers community
labyrinth walks using both the 11-circuit Chartres labyrinth and the
Classical 7-circuit labyrinth on a regular basis. In addition to an on-going
prison ministry, The Project offers workshops wherever invited, and has a
Ceremonial Labyrinth specifically for labyrinth weddings.

For more information about labyrinths contact:

Helen Curry, Founder and Executive Director
The Labyrinth Project of Connecticut, Inc.
email: director@CTlabyrinth.org
http://www.CTlabyrinth.org

“The pure synthesizer music, what I call classic New Age, sweetly drifts along and is excellent for many kinds of bodywork as well as meditation or relaxation after a stressful day. Music to Walk the Labrinth is a continuous piece of music nearly 50 minutes long. Long, resonant tones soothe the psyche while calming the heartbeat, and angelic chords evoke the eternal peace of the heavens…. For an experience of soul healing, be sure to walk a labyrinth with Shulman’s music.”
–Steve Ryals, New Age Retailer

Richard Shulman is a composer, keyboardist, and recording artist who dedicates his music to the expression of love and the awakening of inner joy. A former student of Chuck Mangione and Marian McPartland at the Eastman School of Music, Shulman uses his skills as a jazz, classical, and healing-music keyboardist to create music to assist groups and individuals in experiencing their own spiritual essence. Richard tours doing solo and group concerts and has produced eighteen albums on his label, RichHeart Music. His orchestral recording, the award winning “Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled” is based on the fulfillment of dreams of the heart. His best-selling album, “Light Music: To Clear and Align the Chakras” is popular with massage therapists and creative people.
Website: http://www.richheartmusic.com

11:11 Piano Meditations for Awakening

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11:11 
Piano Meditations for Awakening 

Richard Shulman 

I first heard about 11:11 in 1991 through Erik Berglund, who introduced me to Solara (http://www.nvisible.com) who organized and facilitated the 11:11 planetary activation in 1992. I have often found myself looking at a digital clock and seeing 11:11, and I’ve enjoyed resonating with the inner light and love within all whenever I see this symbol. 

Several synchronicities have led me to record this set of musical meditations for experiencing the 11:11 vibrations on a deeper level. On 11/11, 2006 I performed at an 11:11 event in Asheville, NC and then the following June I met Zera Starchild who invited me to create music for an 11:11 gift basket she is marketing. So during the second half of 2007 at 11:11 am and pm Eastern Standard Time, I would sit at the piano, ask for music for the highest good with regard to 11:11, and then play and record the music I heard in response. 

Then I was invited to play for a healing session at the United Research Light Center, in Black Mountain, NC, where I often perform, on 11/11/2007. The music just happened to be professionally recorded that day, and I was gifted with a CD of what I had played. After hearing that music and starting the process of producing the finished CD, I went to a theatre performance. The box office attendent gave me seat 11 in the 11th row! That was way – more confirmation than I expected! 

I hope you will enjoy these piano meditations and that they help you to deepen in your awareness of the oneness behind all life and in your sacred journey. 

Much Love, 

Richard 

Special Thanks to Solara, for her work with the 11:11 activation, to Gillian MacBeth-Louthan who organized the 11/11/06 Quantum Awakening event, to the UR Light Center, and to Zera Starchild of Doorway Publications and Anara Brinmere who initially asked me for recordings of 11:11 music. 

Recording: Richard Shulman at RichHeart Music, Asheville, NC 
Mastering: Soundsmith Mastering, Stephen Smith, engineer 
Cover Art and Design: Bonnie Lee Down/ Bonnie Designs 
Photography: Larry White 

We’d love to hear from you: For our free catalog, to order, and/or to give your comments please write, call, or email us at 
RichHeart Music * PO Box 6731 * Scarborough, ME 04070-6731 * 1-888-699-3682 toll free 
http://www.richheartmusic.com * info@richheartmusic.com

Sacred Music for Healing Hands, Volume 1

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Ambient music in tune with and timed to assist healing clients and practitioners in the transmission of subtle energies.

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Sacred Music for Healing Hands Volume 1
Richard Shulman

Healing Touch / Energetic Healing

This music was composed and performed by Richard Shulman during a workshop on Energetic Healing led by Dr. Mary Jo Bulbrook, RN, CHTP, CHTI, at Virginia Beach, April 1998. Together they combined their gifts to bring you these two unique CDs (Volumes 1 & 2). Sacred Music for Healing Hands can be used in any healing practice.

Dedicated to all those committed to use the hands and heart for healing. May you be guided and protected as you share your light and love unconditionally. May the Divine Spirit that looks after each of us assist in our healing efforts.

“…tonal keyboard ambience designed to guide listeners toward the goal of spiritual healing and renewal…ideal for use with healing practices like massage therapy, yoga or Reiki. The soothing music flows with a soft positive energy that restores the soul and fills the listener with a sense of balance and divine presence.”
–Music Design in Review

Richard Shulman is a composer, keyboardist, and recording artist who dedicates his music to the expression of love and the awakening of inner joy. A former student of Chuck Mangione and Marian McPartland at the Eastman School of Music, Shulman uses his skills as a jazz, classical, and healing-music keyboardist to create music to assist groups and individuals in experiencing their own spiritual essence. Richard tours doing solo and group concerts and has produced eighteen albums on his label, RichHeart Music. His orchestral recording, the award winning “Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled” is based on the fulfillment of dreams of the heart. His best-selling album, “Light Music: To Clear and Align the Chakras” is popular with massage therapists and creative people.
Website: http://www.richheartmusic.com

 

Light Music: To Clear and Align the Chakras

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(LIGHT MUSIC TRAY CARD TEXT)Light Music – Richard Shulman

PROGRAM 1, In order of performance. Music stays in each key for about 5 minutes.
Program Time 36:30

Color Chakra Musical Key

1. Red Root C
2. Orange Sacral D
3. Yellow Solar Plexus E
4. Green Heart F
5. Blue Throat G
6. Indigo Brow A
7. Violet (or Pink) Crown B

PROGRAM 2 is a second version working with the same order and timing of lights, chakras and musical keys. Time 36:10

Total time: 72:40

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PO Box 6731, Scarborough, ME 04070-6731
Tel. 1-888-699-3682
E-mail: info@richheartmusic.com
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Do not drive while listening to this music.

Synthesizer music spontaneously composed in the Light Chamber of the United Research Light Center, Black Mountain, NC. “Light Music” is designed to clear and align the seven major chakras. Two programs each present about thirty-six minutes of music beginning in the key of C (Red/Root chakra) and moving up the scale (spectrum and spine) to the key of B (Crown chakra).

(LINER NOTES)

LIGHT MUSIC: TO CLEAR AND ALIGN THE CHAKRAS

Dedicated to the expression of the Divine in form.

Special thanks to the angels and masters of music, light, and healing, and to Jonathan Goure, who supported the recording of this music.

To order this music and to receive our catalog, please write or call:
RICHHEART MUSIC, PO Box 6731, Scarborough, ME 04070-6731
Tel. 1-888-699-3682
E-mail: info@richheartmusic.com
Web site: http://www.richheartmusic.com

Wholesale inquiries welcome.

MEDITATION:

A suggested meditation/visualization for use with the music (for either program 1 or 2)

[As you work with each area, see or feel the energy of the chakra, in front and behind the physical body as well as within it. If you find the energy moving in a non circular pattern, gently and persistently encourage it to move through any blockages until it smooths out, using your hands to guide it, if necessary.]

As the music begins, sit comfortably in a chair with the spine supporting itself, and the feet flat on the floor. Let the feet relax and become soft. Take a few deep breaths, letting out tension with a sigh.

Visualize a beautiful red ball of energy at the base of the spine, permeating, and enlivening the hips and pelvis. Feel or visualize this beautiful red color moving down through your legs and feet, and then deep into the Earth. Welcome the loving energy of Mother Earth responding to your energy, moving into your feet, legs and pelvis, and relaxing and rejuvinating your lower body. Allow the Earth’s energy to accompany you through the body, supporting you as you work with each chakra.

When the music changes key, visualize or feel an orange ball of light forming in the belly just below the navel, expanding, vitalizing, and spinning clockwise (top of ball towards your left) until the color fills the lower body. With your intent, make it bright, vital, and joyful.

At the key change, visualize a bright yellow light expanding from the solar plexus, behind the bottom center of the rib cage, expanding, strengthening, and enlivening. See this ball of light spinning clockwise, as bright as the sun.

At the center of the chest, known as the heart center, visualize an emerald green ball of light expressing pure unconditional love. Allow this love/light to expand, filling the chest and radiating out the arms and through the hands, embracing all that you are…all that is.

Bring your consciousness to the base of the throat and experience a blue light of truth expressing the Divine nature of your love. See this blue ball of light expand and spin clockwise, bringing greater clarity and effectiveness to your expression.

At and behind the center of the forehead visualize a ball of indigo light spinning and expanding. Allow Mother Earth’s energy to rise up through the neck, filling the head, and supporting the vision/hearing/sensing in the indigo ball of light.

At the top of the head, see a transcendent violet light expanding into a ball, filling and surrounding the entire head. Feel or see it connect with a golden light above the head.

Bring the golden light above the head down into a focussed ball at the center of the head, between the ears. Connect it to the brow center in front and to the crown center above. Then bring this golden light to the heart center. Reconnect with Mother Earth, visualizing a golden light ascending from her core to your heart center, meeting and connecting with the light from above. While maintaining your focus at the heart center, allow the energies of Heaven and Earth to circulate freely, nourishing your entire being. Notice how centered you feel while connecting with and being supported from below and above. Remember this feeling, so you can call it forth whenever you choose.

Gently become aware of your surroundings and gradually begin to move. Make sure you are feeling your feet firmly on the ground before resuming any normal activities.

Richard Shulman is a composer, keyboardist, and recording artist who dedicates his music to the expression of love and the awakening of inner joy.  A former student of Chuck Mangione and Marian McPartland at the Eastman School of Music, Shulman uses his skills as a jazz, classical, and healing-music keyboardist to create music to assist groups and individuals in experiencing their own spiritual essence. Richard tours doing solo and group concerts and has produced eighteen albums on his label, RichHeart Music. His orchestral recording, the award winning “Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled” is based on the fulfillment of dreams of the heart. His best-selling album, “Light Music: To Clear and Align the Chakras” is popular with massage therapists and creative people.
Website: www.richheartmusic.com

“Richard Shulman is the quintessential New Age musician. His ambient, ethereal melodies offer the listeners a wonderful opportunity to release stress…. Specifically designed to clear and align the chakras, each of the 14 tracks lasts approximately five minutes. Songs are named with the color corresponding to that chakra. Liner notes include a detailed visualization to be practiced while listening to the music. Shulman plays keyboards with loving care, creating a direct celestial link that aids in the clearing process. LIGHT MUSIC is perfect for meditation, massage, and deep relaxation.”
–Steve Ryals, New Age Retailer

Music of Peace (solo piano)

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” This piano music reflects a spectrum of feelings arising out of a choice for inner peace.” Richard
Music of Peace

Music of Peace

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Liner Notes:
In 1985 a healer I was working with suggested I do a solo piano album. Through a series of events and synchronicities this became my first spontaneously created album, dedicated to and entitled, “World Peace.” This was the beginning of two decades of work focussing on music created with conscious intent for peace, healing and Divine connection.

Out of this intent has grown a type of concert/presentation I’ve come to call Music of Peace concerts. During one of these concerts at the United Research Light Center in Black Mountain, NC, a member of the audience expressed a wish that the music she was hearing be recorded. It dawned on me that the Light Center would be a perfect place to record a Music of Peace album, with its concert grand piano, geodesic dome, and a twenty-five year history of sponsoring prayers for peace. So we scheduled three days for me to record both in concert and by myself. The music contained on this album is gleaned from these days, and expresses a peace which is alive and passionate – not a “peace” just from the absence of war, but a peace which embraces all in an accepting love.

All of the music, except “Remembrance” and the “World Peace Theme,” was spontaneously composed or improvised in the moment, although there were a few ideas which I focussed on for a few takes until I felt good about the performances.

May the Peace within each one of us expand in love, embracing and blessing the world. Richard

Recording: Adam Johnson and Richard Shulman
Mixing: Richard Shulman
Mastering: Soundsmith Mastering, Stephen Smith, engineer
Cover Art: Eli Frantzen
Photography: Larry White
Design: Bonnie Lee Down/ Bonnie Designs

Special thanks to Charlotte Kurz and the UR Light Center, Elizabeth Robertson, for asking for a recording, Dell Emerson for his suggestion about song order, and all who have listened to and supported this music.

Performed and recorded March 25, 26, & 27, 2006 in the Dome of the United Research Light Center, Black Mountain, NC on a Kawai Concert Grand piano.

Dedicated to the One Source of all inspiration and peace, and to all who are seeking and finding inner peace. This inner peace expands to create a divine, beautiful and loving experience for all. May it be so in your world.

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