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I am profoundly happy and honored to have founded and now run Project Peace On Earth. We are a grassroots movement and production company that aims to promote greater world peace through globally broadcast concerts of inspirationally sacred music and transformational peace campaigns that engage people to Be the Change.

Our organization relies on the generosity of individuals like you so I invite you to share in the abundance of your life and graciously make a joyful donation to our cause. Please support our efforts TODAY by chipping in $5, $10 or $20… more if you like.

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With your empowering support, Project Peace On Earth can continue our extensive efforts to produce international peace concerts, expand our on-the-ground peace initiatives, produce more cause related benefit albums, create more short-films of inspiration and manage/promote our websites. See our accomplishments here:

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Our Project Peace on Earth Picasso Peace Dove / LOVE ALL image in Jericho at the base of the Mount of Temptation consisted of some 1000 Palestinian UNRWA refugee children. In September of 2012, the UN proclaimed this photo one of the 49 most iconic images in the history of the UN out of some 800,000 images..

All donations go to cover the costs associated with concerts/events/initiatives planning and production implementation. They also cover administrative, promotion, communication and travel costs.

Project Peace On Earth can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members of our community. Without your donations our efforts are not possible.

Help us spread the message of peace TODAY and empower us to inspire the world toward greater love and compassion. Your support of a joyous donation of $5, $10 or $20…or more… TODAY will make a difference!

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When you make any level of donation, and as my personal thank you, I will gift you with a digital copy of my new book: The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

In Service and with Gratitude,

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Why the focus on the Palestine / Israeli Middle East Peace Conflict?  

As this region of the world constitutes the birthplace of the three monotheistic religions, it may also represent the geo-spiritual and geo-political lynchpin for peace on our planet.  Respectively, if we can bring peace here and to this conflict, it is likely that peace on earth can be established.

 

 

2 Unite All album (released Oct. 30, 2014)

 

Journalist Tom Rayner’s July 10th, 2014  report of suffering little girl in Gaza Hospital sparks the 2 Unite All benefit album and a global movement of healing for Palestine.

 

 

 

November 5th, 2014 

2 Unite All album release party at Acabar , LA. 

 

 

 

December 8th, 2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorsement

 

 

GAZA and Middle East healing and peace benefit album

 

2UniteAll.com

 

Project Peace On Earth proudly releases the “2 Unite All” benefit compilation album featuring famed 26 famed Rock Stars and acclaimed Singer/Songwriters/Composers and Grammy winners to support healing and peace in Gaza and the Middle East.   The album is  released to raise funds for urgently required Surgical support, Medical supplies, PTSD therapies and Peace initiatives in Gaza/Palestine and the Middle East. Steve Robertson, the album’s Executive Producer and Ricky Kej, is a Producer.

 

Ricky just won the 2014 Grammy Award for best New Age album.  His song “Mahatma,” featured on his Grammy winning album “Winds of Samsara,” is also featured on the 2 Unite All album.  The song “Mahatma,” a dedication to the peace work of Mahatma Gandhi, was also written and performed by  Wouter Kellermn, another PPOE Musical Ambassador, who also shared the Grammy win along with Ricky for their “Winds of Samsara” album.  

 

 2 Unite All Musicians Bios

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Gabriel boldly says of his decision to participate in the 2 Unite All album:

“Although I am sure both the Palestinian and Israeli people would benefit enormously from a just and  fair two-state agreement based around the ’67 borders, we have watched the Palestinians subjected to more and more suffering for far too long, especially in Gaza. Meanwhile their long held land is repeatedly stolen by force for illegal settlements. I am not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic; I am anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation.

“There is clearly a growing movement around the world willing to speak out, including my own country’s Parliament. I am happy to be one of these voices now asking the Israeli government, ‘Where is that two state solution you have so long said you wanted?’ and more simply, saying, ‘Enough.’”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serj Tankian said that “helping to rebuild the lives of Palestinians in Gaza is a necessary and noble worldwide humanitarian prerogative that we must not shy away from. It’s the least we can do for a people that have suffered under an occupation, embargo, and invasion.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewart Copeland (co-Founder of The Police): “Our music may not be able to rebuild homes nor bring back victims of violence, but at least it can soften hearts.”  He continues…“Hard hearts allow violence in the Holy Land and softening up allows persuasion. Even the most flinty realpolitik analysis shows that ‘Kumbaya’ is more credible than ‘They Must Go.’”

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Allen of Def Leppard says, “Our world is finally focusing on resolving this conflict. Too many lives have been lost and too many innocent children and families remain perilously injured.” Lauren Monroe, Allen’s wife and songwriting partner, adds, “The beautiful people of Palestine require the world’s immediate medical support. Contributing a song to help bring necessary healing and resources to Gaza was the least Rick and I could do.” Allen concludes, “I’m encouraging all Def Leppard fans to buy a copy of 2 Unite All and support this cause.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricky Kej, 2 Unite All album producer (2014 Grammy Winner for best New Age Album: “Winds of Samsara”) “I just knew how important it was for me, and all people, to help bring awareness and an end to the suffering of the people of the Holy Land,” said 2 Unite All album producer, Ricky Kej

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Robertson, PPOE founder and Executive Producer of the album, has conducted several awareness-raising peace projects in Palestine. He says that 2 Unite All was inspired by a report he saw about a young Palestinian girl who was in a coma from the bombing. “The doctors weren’t sure if she would survive, but said if she did regain consciousness, she would learn that her mother, father and sister had all been killed,” says Robertson. “My tears wouldn’t stop and I said to myself, ‘That’s enough. I have to do something now and offer some sort of healing support to the people of Gaza and this Middle East crisis.’”

 

The 2 Unite All album features:

 

 2 Unite All Musicians Bios

 

Peter Gabriel (Six-time Grammy® Winner)
Stewart Copeland (The Police) and Serj Tankian (System of a Down), with Omar Fadel
Rick Allen of Def Leppard, with songwriter Lauren Monroe
Pearl Thompson (The Cure), with Finbar O’Hanlon
Sasha Cooke (Grammy® Winner, Opera)
Gary Nicholson (Grammy® Winner, Country)
Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy® Winner, Native American) with Leah and Diane
Richard Gannaway, Jay Oliver & Miriam Stockley of AOMusic
David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks
Rickie Byars Beckwith
Christoph Bull
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Sussan Deyhim and Richard Horowitz
The GuruGanesha Band
Lili Haydn
Fritz Heede
Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman
Fox Lima of the Enigma MMX Social Media Song
Ray Lynch
Maetar with Itai and Hagai Disraeli
Gary Malkin with Thich Nhat Hanh and Phap Niem
Hani Naser Band
Elijah Ray and the Band of Light
Riddle the Sphinx with Christiane Cargill Kinney, Burgundy Morgan, Christo Pellani
SEAY
Kenji Williams of Bella Gaia

 

The 2 Unite All album has been purchased in the following countries:

US

Russia 

Hong Kong

UK

Canada

Germany

France

Ireland

Switzerland

Norway

Sweden

Denmark

Finland

Belgium

Poland

Latvia

Estonia

Lithuania

Netherlands

Spain

Portugal 

Italy

Greece

Japan

Australia

New Zealand

S. Africa

 Malaysia 

Mexico

Chile

 

All “2 Unite All” album proceeds support Surgical teams, Medical supplies, PTSD Therapies and a permanent peace solution within Palestine and the Middle East region. The Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund  (40%) and UNRWA USA (40%) are the primary beneficiaries of the album proceeds.  Dr. Edward Tick, PTSD therapist, will lead a team into Gaza and the Middle East region on behalf of Project Peace On Earth, who will receive a small portion of album proceeds (20%) for this work and continued peace initiatives with the Middle East region.

Project Peace on Earth (PPOE) is deeply grateful to efforts of Nadia Saah and the entire team at the Institution for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) for their awareness and press related efforts on the 2 Unite All album.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS OF 2013

 

CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEARS EVE 2013

WORLD FORGIVENESS CONCERT EVENT

The World Forgiveness Concert for Bethlehem, features numerous performances of sacred and inspirational music from famed Rock and conscious HipHop stars, the world of Country, Opera and Contemporary/World music along with Grammy Winners and Nominees including:
Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police;
Pearl Thompson of The Cure/Robert Plant and Jimmy Page Tour who now teams with legendary guitarist Finbar O’Hanlon;
Gary Nicholson, Country Music Grammy Winner;
Sasha Cooke, 2012 Opera Grammy winner;
Joanne Shenandoah, Native American Grammy Winner;
David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks, Grammy nominees;
Beth Nielsen Chapman, Country Music Grammy nominee;
Fox Lima, of the MMX Enigma Social Media Song and video;
Miriam Stockley and Richard Gannaway of AO Music;
The group 2002: Randy, Pamela and Sarah Copus
Kenji Williams of the Bella Gaia/NASA world tour;
Itai Disraeli and Hagia Izraeli of the group Maetar;
SEAY, award winning singer;
Fritz Heede and Nijole Sparkis of Ritual Path;
Kellee Maize, conscious HipHop/Rapper;
Hani Naser, world-famed Oud player;
Elijah Ray, of the group Band of Light.

With video messages from  National Best Selling Authors:
Gary Zukav (Seat pf the Soul)
Caroline Myss PhD (Anatomy of the Spirit)
Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements)
Jerry Jampolsky MD and Diane Cirincione PhD 

PALESTINIAN Government and Private Sector MESSAGES OF SUPPORT

Minister Rula Ma’ay’a of Palestine Tourism – World Forgiveness Message

George Bassous General Mgr. of the Bethlehem Convention Palace PPOE 2013

 

 

SUMMER OF 2013

 

 

Launch our SELF EMPOWERMENT page which is filled with empowering tools to support personal growth and development.

 

Global Broadcast of Peace Film “Admissions”

Global Broadcast of writer John Viscount’s (PPOE Advisory Board member)  Award Winning film “Admissions” is telecast out to 80 million homes 2 times daily over the course of 30 days in the languages of English, Farsi, Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish through MelliTV

“Admissions”, written and produced by John Viscount (PPOE Advisory Board)  stars Academy Award nominee James Cromwell and tells a transformational tale about what it takes to find lasting peace, even in war-torn places like the Middle East. Featuring an Israeli couple and a Palestinian, this modern parable is set in the Admissions Room for the afterlife. Its purpose is to start a conversation that heals. The message of the film is based on the Course In Miracles teachings.

The film was originally produced in English.  Then through the coordinating and production efforts of Steve Robertson of  PPOE and the generous support of Shan Hashemizadeh (owner of MelliTV), it was overdubbed in Farsi and then subtitled into Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish.

“Admissions” was then broadcast out in these varying languages over the MelliTV/MTC network two times daily to 80 million homes over the course of 30 days.   MelliTV/MTC is a multi-cultural music video and entertainment news channel that runs 24 hours a day and seven days a week to an estimated 80 million homes worldwide in the languages of Farsi, English, Turkish, Arabic, Armenian and Spanish.

 

AERIAL ART IMAGES OF PEACE

(November 2011 / Jericho; Christmas December 2012 / Bethlehem;  New Years Eve 2012 / Bethlehem)

      

PPOE Picasso Peace Dove / LOVE ALL 
1 of 49 most iconic images of the UN
PPOE  November 25, 2011 Peace Initiative
PPOE “LOVE ALL” 2012 Manger Square Bethlehem
PPOE December 24, 2102 Peace Initiative
PPOE “FREE ALL” sage-ing the Bethlehem dividing wall 
PPOE Dec. 31, 2012 Peace Initiative
PPOE “VISIONS OF PEACE” Palestinian Medical Mission (09/2010)
Eyesight (free cataract surgeries) returned to 40 Elderly people

DECEMBER OF 2012

 

 

2nd ANNUAL PROJECT PEACE ON EARTH GLOBAL CONCERT FROM BETHLEHEM

CHRISTMAS EVE (12.24.12)

2012 Bethlehem “Free All” Project Peace On Earth concert from Steve Robertson on Vimeo.

On December 24th Christmas Eve 2012, as part of Project Peace On Earth’s second annual global musical prayer for peace concert from Bethlehem, world famed musicians beamed in their musical prayers for peace to Bethlehem and then sent them out to the world.

The PPOE streaming concert link of 12.24.12 transmission to and from Bethlehem to the world features performances by:

Jon Anderson (lead singer of YES), Serj Tankian (lead singer of System of a Down), Gary Nicholson (Grammy winning Texas Hall of Fame singer/song writer – introduces the performance of the song “Divine Mother” he wrote with Ana Egge.  It is performed by Beth Nielsen ChapmanCarmella RamseyJoan Moser and Chevonne Kennedy);  Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American singer/song writer), Sussan Deyhim (world famed Sufi Singer featured by U2 and the 2012 Academy nominated film “Argo”), Fox Lima (MMX Enigma Social MMX Song singer/song writer), Richard Horowitz (famed film score composer of “The Sheltering Sky” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci), Itai Desraeli and Hagai (Maetar), Ernest Chapman (lead singer of Team Illuminati based in Nashville), Seay (award winning New Age/ World Music singer/song writer from Nashville), Peter Joseph – edutainment video shorts (“Emergence” and “Spirituality” content contributions from Steve Robertson)

Project Peace On Earth(PPOE) Bethlehem peace initiatives: On Christmas Eve 12.24.12 in Manger Square Bethlehem, Boy and Girl scout troops lead additional Palestinian youth to participate in forming a human “Peace Symbol and spelling the words “Love All” to send an aerial image message of Christmas love, peace and joy to the world.

December 24th, 2012:  Steve Robertson, PPOE founder,  made Bethlehem’s Mayor Vera Baboun and George Bassous, General Mgr of the Bethlehem Convention Palace (BCP) aware of the December 14th Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.  He then suggested to honor the children and adults who tragically perished by place 26 Angels on the original Manger Square Christmas tree.   The Mayor and George overwhelming agreed to support the idea and Robertson when out to secure and have them made.  When Steve approached Lama Brothers Souvenir Store in Bethlehem about the project, Michael Lama, immediately offered to have his craftsman make the angels for free.  George of the BCP donated funds to decorate the angels to give further meaning and honor to children and adults.  A larger twenty-seventh angel was added to group of angels to represent and honor all of the children and people in Gaza who died during the recent bombing there, just one month prior.

December 31st, 2012:  As part of a Project Peace On Earth “Free All” peace initiative, hundreds of boy and girl scouts join in solidarity at the Dividing Wall in front of the Israeli guard tower, just next to the famed Entry Gate of the Patriarch in Bethlehem (the historical original road into Bethlehem). Here, the scouts formed the message “Free All” and express a continuous image of permanent handprints that send a prayerful plea to all world leaders and the brotherhood of all scouts to bring the Israeli Dividing Wall down and to establish a lasting freedom, justice and peace for all. President Abbas delivers a speech to the boy and girl scouts on the importance and historic significance of their participation in the PPOE “Free All” aerial art initiative. (“Free All” making of video montage and President Abbas speech soon to be released)


Morning of December 31st, 2012:  Steve Robertson is seen here cleaning and clearing the space for the “Free All” peace initiative.

DECEMBER 2011 (Christmas Day, Bethlehem/Palestine)

FIRST ANNUAL PROJECT PEACE ON EARTH GLOBAL CONCERT FROM BETHLEHEM PALESTINE CHRISTMAS DAY (12.25.11) Edited

(Edited excerpt from original Broadcast and Live Stream)

The PPOE Concert Christmas Day (12.25.11) concert from Bethlehem was Sponsored by: The Palestinian Government, United Nations (UNDP), The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, The Bethlehem Convention Palace/Consolidated Contractors Company/Palestine Investment Fund, VisitPalestine, Netours, The Ambassador Hotel (Jerusalem), Melli TV and Project Peace on Earth.  The Executive Producer of the concert was Steve Robertson.  The Production team consisted of Steve Robertson and the production super heros: Brian Thomas, Marc ScarpaFritz Froehlich (UNRWA Coordinator), Sami Khoury (ABS Marketing/VisitPalestine), Sami Abu Dayyeh (The Ambassador Hotel/Netours), George Bassous (Gen. Mgr. Bethlehem Convention Palace).  Special thanks to: Jonathan Elias (famed composer of the Prayer Cycle albums), David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks for assisting as Musical Directors; Rutger Hauer (famed BladeRunner actor – his opening PPOE video spot) and Shaun Monson for directing the piece; Peter Joseph (Zeitgeist Films/Movement) for the video broadcast pieces (Emergence and Spirituality), Enigma (use of their MMX Social Song video), John Quigley’s (PPOE,UNRWA Picasso Peace Dove PPOE concert promotional effortsJonathan Elias and Jon Anderson for the use of their music from the Path to Zero album), Burgandy Morgan esq (her amazing legal support), Greg Spelanka (artist/graphic designer extraordinaire PPOE iconic Peace Goddess image), Mike Houle (artist/graphic designer of PPOE broadcast logo).  Special thanks to Kenny Fields and Todd Brown of West Post Digital for generously in donating office space, multimedia editing support and always willingness to support;  Randy Copus of the musical group 2002, who has so graciously dedicated his time and talents to remixing and editing the concert broadcast audio and video (soon to be released); and Tyler Norris and  Nell Derick Debevoise whose loving guidance and support literally established, launched and opened the doors for our peace initiative efforts in the Middle East.

                                

              

                        (The Bethlehem Convention Palace)

December 25th, 2011 – A Christmas Day Global Peace Concert – December 25th, 2011

 

On December 25th, 2011 almost 80 million homes were reached by our globally telecast musical prayer for peace on Christmas Day from Bethlehem Palestine. Our first worldwide concert accomplished what many said was impossible, a globally telecast concert of Grammy Winning Musicians sending out a sacred musical message of peace to an audience of over 80 million people.  Please watch the PPOE live broadcast on our home page.

 

 

NOVEMBER OF 2011

 

 

 


On November 25th, 2011 we brought 1000 Palestinian Refugee Children to the base of the Mount of Temptation in Jericho.  They were then guided to form the image of the Picasso Peace Dove and spell out the words “Love All”.   The image of the Dove and words “Love All”, which was filmed and shot aerially, sent out a message of love and hope for other children and adults worldwide.  In September 2012 the UN selected this image, out of 800,000 pictures, as one of the 49 most iconic images since the organization’s inception.

 

 

SEPTEMBER OF 2010

 

 

On September 28-29th, 2010 our Medical Mission helped to restore the eye-sight of 40 elderly people.  PPOE brought a famed eye surgical team to Saint John’s Eye Hospital in Hebron Palestine.  During this mission we delivered almost $400,000 in Free cataract surgeries to 40 deserving elderly people.

 

Inner Peace Creates World Peace

The Vision:

Sacred Music Concerts Inspire Love and Peace


“We are all interconnected. The science is clear. The task before us now is to become aware and intentional — to embrace an integrated humanity which cherishes the earth and each other. It is time for songs of love and compassion inspiring us to be one. Project Peace On Earth (PPOE) is gathering the musicians and composing the score.” Dr. Roger Nelson, The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) originally founded out of Princeton University.   The GCP maintains a world-spanning, continuously running network of RNGs as an instrument monitoring the effects of globally shared emotions and states of consciousness driven by historically great events, both tragedies and celebrations. The formal experiment shows a 7-sigma departure from expectation over a 15 year database, which representsa trillion to one odds of being just chance fluctuation, and mundane alternative explanations have been excluded.

(This video was written and produced by Steve Robertson and Richard Gannaway of AO Music. The Music is generously provided by AO Music. The voiceover by musician Miriam Stockley of AO Music and the famed song Adiemus. Special thanks to Kenny Fields at West Post Digital for editing support.)

A Global Shift:

The Physics of How Music Transforms Consciousness

The Physics of Music create an experience of Peace: Project-Peace on Earth written and produced by Steve Robertson on Vimeo

“When we learn to interconnect consciously, we will achieve a previously unimagined control of our planetary destiny. This how the new PPOE Global Campaign can positively impact humanity and our planet.”Dr. Roger NelsonThe Global Consciousness Project (GCP) originally founded out of Princeton University.

Our Philosophy:

All Are One, Lovingly Connected


 

World Peace Begins With Inner Peace

“The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.” –Hazrat Inayat Khan

 

SUMMER OF 2008

 

PEACE HAS BEGUN bus campaign 

 

 
Summer of 2008 – PPOE launched the Peace Has Begun campaign designed to reposition the word “Peace” from a noun into a tactical verb the transforms the meaning of peace into actionable activities that address key social issues that impact children, teens, adults, families, schools, cities, communities, and states.  Two broadcast journalists traveled on the bus interviewing people on the streets, civic leaders, national best selling authors, university leaders and famed celebrities to discover their personal pathway to peace and how they apply this daily to make the world a better place and place of peace.

I STAND FOR PEACE, Peace Has Begun campaign

 

 

THOUGHT-LEADER INTERVIEWS

“PEACE” as a “VERB”, Peace Has Begun campaign

ORIGINAL (1994) PPOE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

 

We are already in planning for our next 2014 December concert and organizing various empowerment projects for children.




 

Your financial support will enable Project Peace On Earth (PPOE) to fulfill our mission of inspiring a world that more lovingly works for all.   Our primary mission is promoting the message of love and peace through a series of global broadcast concerts of spiritually inspirational music, promoting programs that empower young people to fulfill their dreams and that of delivering humanitarian/medical services to those in need.

Your donations are very important in helping Project-Peace on Earth (PPOE) to create and produce a worldwide musical prayer for peace.

Official Merchandise of Project Peace on Earth

 

Over the coming weeks we will be creating a donor legacy wall to commemorate your generous donation, whatever it might be.  We also welcome you to play and/or download music from our music gift page as our way of saying thanks you for your interest, support and/or donation.  No donation is required to download or enjoy the listening to the music we have posted.  We are deeply grateful to each an every PPOE Musical Ambassador for gifting us with their music to share with you.

If you prefer to make a donation in some other form, or have any questions about your donation, please contact us at donation@project-peaceonearth.org    If you choose to make a donation to Project-Peace On Earth, your credit card information WILL ONLY BE USED FOR THIS TRANSACTION through the secured PayPal payment system.  Project Peace on Earth does not retain credit card information.

DONATIONS ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE and may be disclosed to the IRS as per all state and federal rules, regulations and laws.

Thank you for your generous support of Project Peace On Earth
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Promoting Peace on Earth 

Imagine a space in your busy life where the only intention is to celebrate and experience Peace.  Imagine this peace as more than the absence of war, and more that the absence of noise, worry and even fear.   Of course this feeling of peace is available to us all the time, however, most of us find this hard to remember much less choose to experience this simple reality.  So now, imagine creating this space, a personal alter of peace for yourself,  on a specific day for 6 hours. Now imagine yourself and everyone you know all on the same day at the same time, at the same alter…Your neighbors, your family and friends, all the people you have ever met and new friends with whom you will soon connect… all having the hippest, most mind-blowingly cool, heart-opening, inspiring, authentic, collaboratively created peace experience ever had. This annual celebration of Peace is called “Project Peace on Earth”. 

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Ricky Kej Internationally acclaimed Composer of Kamasutra Lounge 1&2 (USA), Fiery Drums (Virgin EMI), Mesmerizing Flute (Virgin EMI) and Featured in over 100 compilations across the globe.  He has scored and composed for 5 Indian feature movies and over 3000 advertising jingles for Nike, Levi’s, IBM, Fosters, Toyota, Air India, Arrow, etc.

Ricky won a ‘One Show’ award for Advertising Excellence and a finalist for the Cannes Advertising Award for his Nike Jingle. Hailed as a ‘World Famous Star in Fusion Music’ by Virgin-EMI and as a ‘National Youth Icon’ in India by the Rotary Club. Composed the score for 2011 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony. This was the highest rated sporting opening ceremony event in world.  Ricky  also owns and controls a music library for sync- www.bestsyncmusic.com. Over 200 musical clips from this library have been placed with commercials and brands.

 Enigma – MMX The Social Song

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MMX (The Social Song) by EnigmaSpace

  Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Shine All Your Light” from the album Prism co-written by Kimmie Rhodes

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A SPIRITUAL HipHop song:  My Religion (Sweet Love)

  Beth Nielsen Chapman – “My Religion (Sweet Love” from the album Prism lyrics by Atoaji Radellant. Melody by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Atoaji Radellant

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  Cofield Mundi – “Everybody Show It” from the album    The Big Question

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  AO Music “On Jai Ya” from the album Twirl

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 Gary Nicholson the song “Choose Love”

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Gary Nicholson – Choose Love by Gary Nicholson

 Joanne Shenandoah the “Prophecy Song”

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  Seay “All Around The World” from the album All Around the World

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  Shanti Mission Music – Thank You I Love You

This song is inspired by the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness known as Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono)

“Hoʻoponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary[11] as “mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.” Literally, hoʻo is a particle used to make an actualizing verb from the following noun, as would “to” before a noun in English. Here, it creates a verb from the noun pono, which is defined as

“goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.”

Ponopono is defined as “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.”

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Shanti Mission Music – Thank You I Love You 

 

 David Arkenstone -Embrace Everything

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 Randy and Pamela Copus of 2002 –

Memory of the Sky

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 Hani Naser – the song “Butterfly”

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 Riddle the Sphinx – Within Reach

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Promoting Peace on Earth 

Imagine a space in your busy life where the only intention is to celebrate and experience Peace.  Imagine this peace as more than the absence of war, and more that the absence of noise, worry and even fear.   Of course this feeling of peace is available to us all the time, however, most of us find this hard to remember much less choose to experience this simple reality.  So now, imagine creating this space, a personal alter of peace for yourself,  on a specific day for 6 hours. Now imagine yourself and everyone you know all on the same day at the same time, at the same alter…Your neighbors, your family and friends, all the people you have ever met and new friends with whom you will soon connect… all having the hippest, most mind-blowingly cool, heart-opening, inspiring, authentic, collaboratively created peace experience ever had. This annual celebration of Peace is called “Project Peace on Earth”. 

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Ricky Kej Internationally acclaimed Composer of Kamasutra Lounge 1&2 (USA), Fiery Drums (Virgin EMI), Mesmerizing Flute (Virgin EMI) and Featured in over 100 compilations across the globe.  He has scored and composed for 5 Indian feature movies and over 3000 advertising jingles for Nike, Levi’s, IBM, Fosters, Toyota, Air India, Arrow, etc.

Ricky won a ‘One Show’ award for Advertising Excellence and a finalist for the Cannes Advertising Award for his Nike Jingle. Hailed as a ‘World Famous Star in Fusion Music’ by Virgin-EMI and as a ‘National Youth Icon’ in India by the Rotary Club. Composed the score for 2011 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony. This was the highest rated sporting opening ceremony event in world.  Ricky  also owns and controls a music library for sync- www.bestsyncmusic.com. Over 200 musical clips from this library have been placed with commercials and brands.

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  Beth Nielsen Chapman – “Shine All Your Light” from the album Prism co-written by Kimmie Rhodes

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  Cofield Mundi – “Everybody Show It” from the album    The Big Question

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  Shanti Mission Music – Thank You I Love You

This song is inspired by the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness known as Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono)

“Hoʻoponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary[11] as “mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.” Literally, hoʻo is a particle used to make an actualizing verb from the following noun, as would “to” before a noun in English. Here, it creates a verb from the noun pono, which is defined as

“goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.”

Ponopono is defined as “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.”

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  Lindsay Wagner – “Crystal Cathedral” from the album Open to Oneness

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Project Peace On Earth Endorsements – Peter Rodger

Project Peace On Earth Endorsements – Peter Rodger

Peter Rodger: Writer, Producer, Director of: The Question (Oh My God) is an Advisory Board member of Project-Peace on Earth. He describes the importance of the power of music to unite us and the importance of the PPOE worldwide musical prayer for peace.

PPOE Endorsements – Gary Zukav

PPOE Endorsements – Gary Zukav

Jonathan Elias and Gary Zukav (PPOE Steering Committee Member and author of the national best selling book “Seat of the Soul” – 10 Million copies) discusses his support of the Project-Peace on Earth concert.

 

PPOE Endorsements – Don Miguel Ruiz

PPOE Endorsements – Don Miguel Ruiz

 

Jonathan Elias and Don Miguel Ruiz (PPOE Steering Committee Member and author of the national best selling book “The Four Agreements” – 4 Million copies) discusses his support of the Project-Peace on Earth concert.

 

11.11.11 and “The Prayer Cycle”

The Prayer Cycle – Johnathan Elias

As you’ve probably already noted, the letter from the Mayor of Bethlehem on our home page, secures that our concert date is scheduled for November 11, 2011 (11.11.11) in Manger Square.

Jonathan Elias’s Prayer Cycle albums (The Prayer Cycle and Path to Zero) will be the musical centerpiece of the Project-Peace on Earth concert. Jonathan and I are intending that a large majority of the Prayer Cycle musicians will participate in the live Bethlehem performance.  We having been meeting with and are in talks with many of them presently.

Jonathan Elias (http://eliasarts.com/) (Elias Arts – NY & Los Angeles) is considered one of the top composers of TV, Advertising and Film scores.  He is also the composer and producer of “The Prayer Cycle”.  In the following short video he discusses the Project-Peace on Earth concert in Manger Square Bethlehem on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11) and his collaborations with:  Sting, Trudie Styler, actor Robert Downey jr., Jonathan Davis (lead singer of Korn), Perry Ferrel, Jon Anderson (lead singer of YES), Serj Thankin (lead singer of System of A Down), Salif Keita, Linda Ronstadt, Dadawa (considered the Eyna of China), Alanis Morissette, James Taylor, Rahat Ali Khan (famed Sufi singer), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American singer), Yungchen Lhamo (Grammy winning musical representative of Tibet) and others.  

Jonathan Elias is about to release his second Prayer Cycle album called “Path to Zero” on June 7th.Proceeds from the “Path to Zero” album will benefit the efforts of the GLOBAL ZERO (based in Washington DC), whose mission, to rid the world of nuclear weapons, is supported by: Pres. Jimmy Carter, Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev, Queen Noor, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and many other noted world leaders.

The new “Path to Zero – A Prayer Cycle album” features specific performances by: Sting, Trudie Styler, actor Robert Downey jr., Serj Tankin (System of a Down),Jonathan Davis (lead singer of Korn), Sinead O’Connor, Salif Keita, Perry Ferrel,  Jon Anderson (lead singer of YES), Rahat Ali Khan (famed Sufi singer), Dadawa (regarded as the “Enya of China”),Yungchen Lhamo (musical representative of the Dalai Lama and Tibet), Joanne Shenandoah (Grammy winning Native American singer), and more.

Presently, our PPOE MUSICAL AMBASSADORS include:

Jonathan Elias – “The Prayer Cycle”, including: Bono, Sting, Trudie Styler, Perry Farrell, Alanis Morissette, James Taylor, Sinead O’Conner, Serj Tankin (lead singer System of a Down), Jonathan Davis (lead singer of Korn), Alex Ebert (lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), Linda Ronstadt, Rahat & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Yungchen Lhamo, Joanne Shenandoah.

Marc Isham – Composer of Oscar winning films “Crash” and “A River Runs Through It.”

Sasha Cooke – New York Metropolitan Opera star.

Monica Yunus – New York Metropolitan Opera Star and daughter of Nobel Prize for Peace winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus)

Richard Horowitz – Golden Globe winning film score composer

Sussan Deyhim – Famed and Grammy Nominated Iranian Sufi singer

Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Coachelle Music Festival 80,000 people);

Joanne Shenandoah – Grammy Winning winning Native American (Iroquois) singer – who has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Woodstock (1994) and with artists: Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Carlos Nakai.

Relative to my twenty-four year journey to realize the globally broadcast concert of sacred music, a worldwide musical prayer for peace, I’ve come to realize this…Every time I ever lost hope along the way, each time I was about to throw the towel in, I remembered the words of Richard Bach, “You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true….When you have come to the edge of all the light that you know, and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.”

I hope you will join us in this vision of bringing peace to our world through this Globally Telecast Musical Prayer, and in your own way, find a way to support the production of: Project-Peace on Earth. May your life be blessed.

May peace prevail on Earth.

Amen.

Thank you for reading about The Prayer Cycle.  We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback.

PPOE – Who We Are

PPOE – Who We Are

Project-Peace on Earth is a Los Angeles-based organization promoting what will be a worldwide telecast concert of superstar musicians performing inspiring and sacred music from the some of the most mystical sites on the planet including from the host venue, Manger Square Bethlehem in Palestine. Steve Robertson is the Founder and Executive Producer of Project-Peace on Earth and is joined and supported by many of the absolute top names in the Music, Film and Television industries.

Project Peace on Earth CEO & Founder Steve Robertson

Position Paper

The Spiritual Origins of Sound and Music

“People say that the soul, on hearing the song of creation, entered the body, but in reality the soul itself was the song.”
– 14th Century Sufi poet Hafiz

Research has shown that music has the power to change emotional states, change perceptions and physiology, and elevate spiritual awareness.  Certain types of music, devotional and sacred in nature, also have the power to transform individual and collective consciousness into the heightened states of love, forgiveness, compassion, and physical healing.  Such heightened states of loving awareness tend to be what empowers human consciousness to more empathetically identify with disharmonious societal, geopolitical, and environmental issues, and at the same time, envision, co-create and implement solutions for them. This paper, which I wrote over a ten year period of time, explores the possibility of how a globally-broadcast concert of spiritually inspired music can potentially shift collective consciousness so that each person authentically experiences their own innate divinity as a reference point of recognizing this same divinity in others, the sacredness in all of our planet’s wildlife, its natural resources and our custodial responsibility and honor for the earth.  In this way and from this more illuminated state awareness, we can choose to evolve and honor the spiritual, cultural, and ethnic diversity that is the watershed of God’s loving creative expression.

“I believe that from the earth emerges a musical poetry which is by the nature of its sources tonal. I believe that these sources cause to exist a phonology of music, which evolves from the universal known as the harmonic series. And that there is an equally universal musical syntax, which can be codified and structured in terms of symmetry and repetition.” – Leonard Bernstein

The earth and universe, according to all major religious texts, were created and brought into form through sound.  The Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, which predates the Bible by some three thousand years, literally translated means “Celestial Song.”  Its’ text states: “In the beginning was Brahman, with whom was the Word, and theWord was Brahman and Brahman said this world shall be and the world came into being.”

“And God said ‘Let there be light.” – Genesis

Similarly, in the Bible’s Gospel of John it states:  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” According to John the Evangelist in the first century A.D., the Biblical translations of the ‘Word’ means ‘Primary Harmony.’

Egyptian religious texts state that the Singing Sun created the world with its cry of light.  He sang: “This world shall be,” and the world came into being.  The religious texts of the Aztecs also referred to God as the ‘Creator’ and state that “He sang the world into existence.”

Hindu teachings describe the ‘Word’ in terms of the sound ‘OM,’ which is the vibratory essence of God and the creative energy used to bring the universe into existence.  Buddhists refer to this energy as the ‘Primal Vibration,’ teaching that it was divided into 12 tonal derivations, each of which gave rise to and corresponded with the 12 signs of the Zodiac, the 12 months of the year, the 12 hours of the day (yang), the 12 hours of night (Yin), as well as the 12 notes of the chromatic scale.

“All things are aggregations of atoms that dance and by their movement produce sound.
When the rhythm of the dance changes, the sound it produces also changes . . .
Each atom perpetually sings its song, and the sound at every moment creates dense subtle forms.”
– Alexandra David-Neel

Music and all audible sound, according to these spiritual texts, represented the audible manifestation of the “Word,” ‘OM,’ or ‘Primal Vibration.’  In fact, the great Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, went so far as to say:  “What makes us feel drawn to music is that our whole being is music; our mind and body, the nature in which we live, the nature which has made us, all that is beneath and around us, it is all music.”

“And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.”  – John 1:14

In physics, Einstein’s statement, “Energy and mass (matter) are different forms of the same thing mass/energy,” creates the foundation for understanding the energetic/vibratory nature of all matter.    As energy increases, matter begins to take form.  In the 19th Century, physicist Ernst Chlandi discovered that when he sprinkled sand onto a flat surface affixed to a pedestal base, and then drew a violin bow perpendicularly across the edge of the surface, round, mandala-like shapes were formed as the grains of sand were moved by the soundwaves generated. This work was followed by Dr. Hans Jenny in a field he named ‘Cymatics’ or the study of waves.  Jenny was able to capture on a device called a “Tonescope,” the patterns of a circle when “OM,” the sound associated with God, was chanted into this device.  He also discovered that concentric diamond shapes also formed within the circle during the process.

“Architecture is crystallized music.”  – Goethe

Music differs from other art forms, such as paintings, sculpture, photography, or literature, in that they express more of a linear or more of a one and two-dimensional form of matter/energy than does music.  As such, these art forms are processed by either one or the other brain hemispheres.   Music, as a type of matter, remains in a vibratory state and is thus processed holographically, or by both the right (intuitive) and the left (analytical) hemispheres of the brain.  The philosopher and poet William Kindler proclaimed that “of all of the arts, music is the perfect art, because it strikes the soul without the aid of the intellect.”

“The Science of the future will be based on sympathetic vibrations.”  – Rudolph Steiner

Music affects consciousness because of two Laws of Physics:  the first is called the Law of Sympathetic Vibration, and the second is the Law of Entrainment.  The Law of Sympathetic Vibration works like this: take two acoustical (string-type) musical instruments, such as a piano, violin, or guitar, and place them near one another. As the string on instrument A is struck, the vibration from that instrument will resonate and carry across the room striking the strings on the untouched instrument B causing it to vibrate. Likewise, this Law of Physics is what facilitates the communication and transference of a song’s emotional message (harmony or melody) from the mind of the composer and its performers to the mind of the listener, thus causing the person to feel and to take on the corresponding emotional essence of a song’s compositional intent (happy or depressed, peaceful or violent, hopeful or hopeless, and so on).  Similarly, the Law of Sympathetic Vibration explains why a person gets “goose bumps” when listening to a song.

“The companions of right reason are decency, accord, and cadence; decency in song, accord in harmony, and cadence in rhythm.”  – Plato

The Law of Entrainment, or as it is technically called, ‘mutual phase-locking of two oscillators, was first described by a Danish physicist in 1767.  This Law of Physics was discovered one afternoon as the physicist observed the armature motion of two pendulum type clocks that he had placed side-by-side on a fireplace mantel.   Initially, the armatures swung in opposition to one another.  Then, after a short period of time, they began swinging in unison (entraining).  This Law of physics occurs as a result of energy always seeking the path of least resistance or, said another way, finding the most efficient means of expressing itself.  In other words, objects (clock armatures) moving in unison (harmony/entrain) expresses a more efficient use of energy than when they move in opposition (disharmony) to one another. Similarly, the Law of Entrainment is what causes the unconscious neurological tendency of a person to move their body or tap their foot in rhythm to music.

“The noble-minded man’s music is mild and delicate, keeps a uniform mood, enlivens and moves.
Such a man does not harbor pain nor mourn in his heart; violent and daring movements are foreign to him.”  – CONFUCIUS

Ancient Chinese philosophers believed that music was an energy formula that could be used for either the benefit of humankind or misused according to free will. In one of their most revered texts, ‘The Spring and Autumn of Lu Bu Ve,’ it states: “When desires and emotions do not follow false paths, then music can be perfected.  Perfected music has its cause.  It arises out of justice.  Justice arises from the true purpose of the world.”  So strong was the Chinese belief in using music to promote peace that every word for music (Yuo) is represented by the same graphic symbol as the word serenity (lo).  To the Chinese, music represented the highest form of prayer and the most powerful means of directing consciousness towards spiritual realization. Therefore, it was important that composers and performers understood, integrated, and aligned themselves with the higher order thoughts of love so that their music promoted a harmonious vision for people.

“A Psalm is the tranquility of souls, the arbitrator of peace, restraining the disorder and the turbulence of thoughts, for it softens the passion of the soul and moderates unruliness . . .So that the singing of psalms brings love, the greatest of good things summoning the help of angels.”
– The Christian Church of St. Basil

David Tame, noted author of The Secret Power of Music states:  “Surely the lowest common denominator which determines the precise nature of any musical work is the mental and emotional state of the composer and/or performer.  It is the essence of this state which enters into us, tending to mold and shape our own consciousness into conformity with itself. The fact is that all types of musicians, good and bad, tend to be quite aware of the communicative power of tonal art.  Through this communicative power, the emotional state of one artist can be transferred to a hundred, or even ten million listeners.”

“A great musical performance is actually an exercise in the accurate and exquisite communication of emotions.
For the audience to feel the emotion in a musical phrase the performer must also feel it in mind, body, and spirit.”
– Felix Mendelssohn

Throughout history numerous noted scholars have been interested in the relationship between a musician’s creative intention and the resulting composition’s affect on the emotional and spiritual state of the listener.  One of the earliest recorded observations was made by Iamblichus, a pupil of Pythagoras.  He observed, “And there are certain melodies devised as remedies against the passions of the soul, and also against despondency and lamentation, which Pythagoras invented as things that afford the greatest assistance in these maladies.  And again, he employed other melodies against rage and anger, and against every aberration of the soul.”  In Timaeus, Plato stated, “Man’s music is seen as a means of restoring the souls, rendered confused and discordant by bodily affliction, the harmonic proportions that it shares with the world soul of the cosmos.”  Aristotle also concluded that, “Emotions of any kind are produced by melody and rhythm; therefore by music, a man becomes accustomed to feeling the right emotions; music has thus the power to form character, and the various kinds of music based on the various modes, may be distinguished by their effects on character- one, for example, working in the direction of melancholy, another of effeminacy; one encouraging abandonment, another self-control, another enthusiasm, and so on throughout the series.”

“Music is the shorthand of emotions.”  – Leo Tolstoy

“All conditions and all circumstances in our lives are a result of a certain level of thinking.
If we want to change the conditions and circumstances, we have to change the level of thinking that is responsible for it.”  – Albert Einstein

In the early 1800’s, Thomas Young, an English physicist, conducted ground-breaking research to establish that light traveled in a wave-like pattern in what he termed the “double-slit experiment.”  Approximately one hundred years later, Einstein’s experiments on light proved that it traveled in a straight line (or as though it had been shot out of a gun) in what he termed the “photo electric principle.”  These differing conclusions confounded the physics community who pondered how could light travel in both a wave pattern and also in a straight line?  In 1934, Heisenberg, the renowned German physicist, answered this question in his experiments, which lead to the principle of quantum mechanics, called the Uncertainty Principle.  Heisenberg’s experiments concluded that the very act of observing a natural phenomenon actually changes what is being observed.   In other words, if the experimenter’s hypothesis is that light travels in a wave pattern, as was the case with Young, then these thoughts literally cause the light particles at a subatomic level to conform to this outcome. Similarly, if the experimenter sought to prove the hypothesis that light traveled in a straight line, as thought Einstein, then these thoughts caused that outcome.

“The superior man tries to promote music as a means to the perfection of human culture.  When such music prevails and when people’s minds are lead to the right ideals and aspirations, we may see the appearance of a great nation.”
– Confucius

The phenomenon of thoughts causing specific outcomes, as defined by Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, has been described by spiritual doctrines throughout history in terms of how humans express free will and co-create.  “As a man acts, so does he become.  As a man’s desire is, so is his destiny, “states the Upanishads. “All that we are is a result of what we have thought,” stated Buddha.  The Bible’s King Solomon said, “As a manthinketh in his heart, so is he.” Interestingly, the root origin of the word “man” means consciousness. Shakespeare concluded,  “Nothing is either good nor bad, but thinking it makes it so.” Emerson proclaimed,  “The ancestor of every action is thought.”

“The profound meaning of music and its essential aim . . .
is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man and with the Supreme Being.”   –  Igor Stravinsky

Pythagoras, the father of mathematics, believed that the philosophical principles of love, peace, wisdom, compassion, forgiveness, and joy were embodied in the harmonics of what he termed, “Music of the Spheres.” This music, he believed, was heard and recreated in proportion to the composer’s level of spiritual evolution and most importantly their intent to create compositions from that devotional mindset.  This state of spiritual intention, according to history’s great mystics,  is accessed through a devotional and contemplative listening to the small, still voice within that guides the self into union with Divine Will.  “Be still and know that I am God,” says the Bible.  Paramahansa Yogananda, author Autobiography of a Yogi  stated, “The Veda’s, India’s most ancient scriptures, were divinely revealed to the rishis, or ‘seers.’  It was a revelation by sound, directly heard.”    Aldous Huxley said, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”  Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet said: “My soul counseled me and charged me to listen for voices that rise neither from the tongue nor the throat.  Before that day, I heard but dully, and naught save clamor and loud cries came to my ears; but now I have learned to listen to silence, to hear its choirs singing the song of ages, chanting the hymns of space, and disclosing the secrets of eternity.”

“I function as a channel through which music emerges from the chaos of noise.”
-Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire

“from the deeply laid principles of inherited associations, musical tones would be likely to excite in us,
in an indefinite manner, the strong emotions of a long-past age.”  – Darwin

From birth, our consciousness is hard-wired to hear and to listen.  The first bone to develop in the human fetus is the ear bone.  The cochlea, part of the inner ear, looks like the shell of a snail.  In it, there are some 60,000 hair cells, each of which resonates like a microscopic tuning fork, to a specific frequency or sound.  As one of these specific hair cells resonates, a corresponding neurological impulse is sent to the brain, causing the release of neuropeptides, or what are called “communicator molecules.”

“Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of spirit.”  – Beethoven

According to Candace Pert, Ph.D., former Chief of Brain Biochemistry at the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the National Institute of Health, “Everything in your body is being run by these messenger molecules, many of which are peptides.  A peptide is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins.  Peptides are amino acids strung together.  They (peptides) appear to mediate intercellular communication throughout the brain and body.  We’ve actually found the material manifestations of emotions in these peptides and their receptors. Emotions, they’re the bridge between the mental and the physical or the physical and the mental.  Our organs and tissues are physically affected by moods and attitudes because they come from the realm of the mind and transform themselves in the physical realm through the emotions.   Emotions affect whether we’ll get sick from the same loading dose of a virus and directly influence the probability that an organism will get sick.’”

“Every sickness is a musical problem, the healing therefore, is a musical resolution.”
– Novalis, the 18th century German mystic poet.

Similarly, Margret Kemeny, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, states “We tend to think of feeling happy or sad as intangible.  We experience these emotions, but we don’t imagine that they have physical correlates.  But in fact, when we feel happy or sad or angry or afraid, very specific changes take place in particular regions of the brain.” In 1964, the renowned biochemist, Anfinsen, drew an interesting analogy between music and protein molecule stating, (in the 2nd edition of Stryer’s text book on Biochemistry), “It struck me recently, that one should really consider the sequence of a protein molecule about to fold into a precise geometric form, as a line of melody written in a canon form and so designed by Nature to fold back into itself, creating harmonic chords of interaction consistent with biological function.”

“Consciousness is somehow a by-product of the simultaneous, high-frequency firing of neurons in different parts of the brain.
It’s the meshing of these frequencies that generates consciousness, just as tones from individual instruments
produce the rich, complex, and seamless sounds of a symphony orchestra.” – Francis Crick, Co-Discoverer of DNA

The renowned Japanese mathematician and research scientist, Susumu Ohno, converted the mathematical formulas of living cells into musical notes in an attempt to make the patterns of complex genetic codes more discernable. In another experiment, Ohno reversed the process by converting phosphoroglycerine kinase, an enzyme that enables humans to metabolize sugar, into a mathematical formula and then played its musical equivalent to a group of Japanese kindergarteners.  He found that it always put the children to sleep because “It sounds like a lullaby.” In another, he reversed the process, translating the notes of Chopin’s funeral march into chemical equations and found the entire passage appeared almost identically to a cancer gene found in humans. Ohno concluded, “This is not surprising, as nature follows certain physical laws, the universe obeys them, as does the process of life.  Music follows the same patterns as well.”

Researcher Dorothy Redlack performed strictly regulated scientific experiments to measure the affects of different types of music on plant growth.  In her experiments, music was piped into atmospherically-controlled cabinets that housed seedling plants.  Over the course of several weeks each of the cabinets/planets were exposed to different types of music for a period of three hours daily.  One group was exposed to acid rock, another to classical music, and a third to devotional music.  Within ten days, plants being exposed to acid rock began leaning away from the speakers and after a month they died.  Plants exposed to classical music leaned towards the speakers and grew at a normally-expected rate.  However, plants exposed to devotional music leaned towards, rapped around the speakers, and grew two inches taller than the other plants being played classical music.

“I don’t read music.  I have the music in mind and sing with my body.”   – Pavarotti

In a recent article in Scientific America, the Nobel-Prize-winning quantum physicist Brian Josephson, Ph.D., theorized, “that music stems less from superficial cultural influences than from timeless universal ‘structures’ of the mind.” By probing the human response to music, Josephson stated, “Researchers may discern these structures.”  Carl Jung, the renowned psychiatrist, referred to these “timeless universal structures” as archetypal symbols which, in essence, formed the subconscious software from which human emotions are experienced and from which thoughts are created.  Jung also believed that each person’s thoughts contributed to a planetary matrix he termed the “The Collective Consciousness,” a unified data base, from which, each mind both received and contributed information.  Jung’s thesis was later substantiated by the scientific research of world renowned biologist, Rupert Sheldrake.

“O believe, as thou livest, that every sound that is spoken over the round world,
which thou oughtest to hear, will vibrate in thyne ear.”   –  Emerson

In Sheldrake’s experiments he measured the learning curve of individual rats (of the same genetic lineage) as each ran in succession through a maze.  The experiments showed that when Rat A ran through the maze in X time, its’ thought process (or learning curve) was broadcast to and received by the proceeding Rat B, thus reducing its time to run through the maze.   Sheldrake found that when Rat F finally ran the maze it benefited from the aggregate learning curves of Rats A, B, C, D, and E.  From these experiments he concluded, “Everything we do . . . thoughts, feelings, emotions, behavior, is deposited, if you will, in a sort of gigantic information bank that is encoded into this planetary thought field that represents the collective experience of the human race.”  Sheldrake called this thought field the “morphogenetic” or “M-Field.”

“The presence of those whose minds are not purified and still becomes a source of unrest for others as well as for themselves…
Everyone is tired by their presence, and their atmosphere causes uneasiness and discomfort.”
– The Sufi Message

In Dr. William S. Condon’s 1975 article in the Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia entitled, “The Multiple Response to Sound in Dysfunctional Children” he writes, “Just as our internal rhythms are locked on hold with one another, they are also entrained with the outside world.  Our physical and mental states change in rhythm with the seasonal swing of the earth and the sun, with tides, with the day-night cycles and perhaps the cosmic rhythms that present-day science has yet to isolate and define.  When these rhythms are forced out of phase, disease is likely and dis-ease is inevitable.”

Through foolishness they deceived themselves into thinking that there was no right or wrong in music – that it was to be judged good or bad by the pleasure it gave.  By their work and their theories they infected the masses with the presumption to think themselves adequate judges . . .

As it was, the criterion as not music, but a reputation for promiscuous cleverness and a spirit of law-breaking. –   Plato, (Laws)

“If one desires to know if a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of the music will furnish the answer.” – Confucius

Is there a relationship between the music that children listen to and the way that they might act and grow up?  An article in ADWEEK noted, “Teenagers and young adults buy more albums than their elders and are more likely to take their message to heart, whether philosophy, politics, or style.”  If this is so, we might consider how Nirvana’s 1993 album “In Utero” (meaning ‘in the womb’), which sold over 9 million units worldwide and  featured the song written by Kurt Cobain entitled, “I Hate Myself and Want to Die,” might have influenced its listeners.  Coincidently in this same year the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Report found “3 to 6 million U.S. children are clinically depressed.”   In 1994, Pearl Jam sold almost 4 million units of  “Vitalogy,” an album that featured a song that lyrically described a child explaining to a therapist why spankings are better than hugs: “Because you get closer to the person.” A review by KRT News said the album’s lyrics provided a “harrowing observation that reminds us how effective Pearl Jam has been in using pain to make that valued connection with its fans.”  In this same year, UNICEF’s year-end report found that the U.S. ranked third in the world in youth suicides.

“Even music can be intoxicating.  Such apparent slight causes destroyed Greece and Rome,
and will destroy England and America.”   – Henry David Thoreau

In 1993, Dr. Jonathan Klein published his research in which he surveyed 2,760 adolescents ranging from ages 14 to 16.  He found that, “There is clearly an association between embracing heavy metal-music and risky behavior (smoking marijuana, cheating, stealing, drinking, alcohol and having sex).” This same year Snoop Doggy Dog released his album, “Doggy Style” which sold almost 1 million units in it’s first week on sale.  Lyrics from the album stated, “Walking down the street smoking indo (marijuana) sipping on gin and juice . . .Later on that day my boy Dr. Dre came threw [sic] with a gang of tangeray [sic] and a fat ass J of some blue bonic chronic (marijuana).

“The three goddesses of Beauty, Truth and Goodness are independent and jealous ladies, each with their own particular sphere of activity…
we must clearly differentiate their distinct roles if we are to lay the basis of a valid aesthetic judgment;
and it would be perverse to allocate music to any except the first.”   –  Francis Routh

A 1995 University of Michigan study found that, “One in four school children have used illegal drugs before reaching High School.” This same year Green Day, Rolling Stone magazine’s Band-of-the-Year, released their album, “Dookie,” which sold over 5 million units.  Lead band member Dirnt was quoted in a feature article interview as saying: “I think drinking and doing drugs are very important.  Everybody should drop acid at least once.” In this same interview Billie Joe Armstrong, lead guitarist and vocalist for the group, stated, “Say you hate somebody, and you sit and think about every possible way that you could kill them.  You’re like, ‘I f..king hate’em’ . . .  That’s what I like to write about.”

“Rome fell not because of political or economic ineptitude, not even because of barbarian invasions; Rome collapsed through a leaching away of meaning and a loss of faith.  Rome fell because of a barbarization from within.”
– Lewis Munford, renowned historical scholar.

“. . . the purpose of human life is to achieve our own spiritual evolution, to get rid of negativity,to establish harmony among our physical,
emotional, intellectual and spiritual quadrants, to learn to live in harmony within the family community, nation, the whole world and all living things, treating all of mankind as brothers and sisters –  thus making it finally possible to have peace on earth.”
–  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

In order to transform our world we must first transform ourselves. The Disciple Paul stated, “If you want to be transformed, be not of the world.  Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”   Confucius said, “Do not fight evil. Strive consciously to create the good.”  Similarly, Jesus stated, “Resist not evil (with evil). Evil should be resisted only with its logically effective opposite: Good or Love.”   Sophocles proclaimed, “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.”   In the epic 1926 film Metropolis, the dialog states, “Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hands and the mind.”

“No one is without love, only some cannot see it.  Love is the force that brings all living beings, into being,  Being together, in love.” – Lyrics by Chris Spheeris from his album “Pathways to Surrender.”

Individual emotional and physical healing, as well as the eventual attainment of planetary peace, all begin from the same place, the love of self.  Music that is inspired and composed with an intention to promote love, and inner peace awakens the mind and opens the heart to actualize the wisdom of Jesus who stated, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

“Music can minister to minds diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with its sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart.”
– Shakespeare –

Great composers like J.S. Bach wrote at the head of their compositions “A.M.D.G.,” the Latin initials for “To the Greater Glory of God.”  Thus, when musicians create and perform from a devotional and self-realized state this intent, at the level of quantum physics, formats their music into a sacred energetic formula that expresses the enlightened perspective of love or what Pythagoras called ‘Music of the Spheres.’ When this music is experienced by the listener, the Law of Sympathetic Vibration dictates that their mind will resonate correspondingly.  Therefore, the process of listening to spiritually-inspired music establishes the protocol whereby the mind stills and the body relaxes.  In this state, the mind, is moved into a present-time reality where the sacred vibration of harmony (OM, Aum, Amen, or Cosmic Vibration) is least distorted and the mind is quiet enough to both witness and remember the Song of the Self, or the mystical principle of the   “I AM,” the Divinity within.  Here, the mind is moved from passive hearing to a conscious listening of the “Word” or “Primary Harmony.”  In other words, the process of listening to sacred music empowers the mind to perceive and release illusions of fear, pain, and suffering so that it experiences and remembers the reality of the love that it already is.  Thus, atonement and the integration of Divine Will  is made possible.

“Music should be healing, music should uplift the soul, music should inspire; then there is no better way of getting closer to God, of rising higher towards the spirit, of attaining spiritual perfection, than music, if only it is rightly understood.”
– The Sufi Hazrat Kahn –

One person cannot give to another what he or she does not first have.  Peace from emotional disorders and physical disease, peace between cultures and on our planet are inextricably linked to our ability to first find peace within ourselves, to find what Jesus called “The kingdom of heaven that dwells within.”

 

“The healing of ourselves is the healing of the whole nation.”
– Buddhist poet Thich Nhat Hanh