Eluv-Live Interview with Krishna Das

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PHOTO: Eluv & Krishna Das

Krishna Das takes time to speak with me about his life, with stories of his adventures. He has a great sense of humor and it was a delight to interview and spend time with him. Ram Ram Ram.

Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Krishna Das' own spiritual work;his way of serving the Divine within himself and others.

In the winter of 1968, Krishna Das met Ram Dass, who had just returned from his first trip to India. After living and traveling with Ram Dass in the U.S., and hearing Ram Dass' many stories about Maharaj-ji, Krishna Das traveled to India, where he was blessed to meet and stay with this extraordinary guru.

While living in India for almost three years, Krishna Das' heart was especially drawn to the practice of Bhakti Yoga—the yoga of devotion. Fanning the flames of his inner longing, Maharaj-ji led him deeper and deeper into the practice of kirtan—chanting the Names of God. As an appointed pujari (priest) for the Durga temple in Maharaj-ji's ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas, Krishna Das immersed himself in the worship of the Divine Goddess.

Krishna Das spent as much time as possible with Maharaj-ji over the years in India, opening himself to the flow of Grace and purifying his heart. Early in 1973, he was asked by Maharaj-ji to return to America.

Krishna Das says,

'At what would turn out to be my last darshan of Maharaj-ji's physical body, I was petrified with fear about returning to the U.S. after so many years. I hadn't worn a pair of jeans or shoes for such a long time that I couldn't imagine what it would be like. I didn't want to ask Maharaj-ji what I should do in America, but all of a sudden I blurted out in anguish, 'Maharaj-ji! How can I serve you in America?'

'He looked at me with mock disgust and said, 'What is this? If you ask how you should serve then it is no longer service. Do what you want.' I couldn't believe my ears. How could doing what I wanted to do be of service to him? I didn't have that kind of faith. I just sat there, stunned. Then after a minute or so he looked over at me, smiling sweetly, and asked, 'So, how will you serve me?'

'My mind was blank. It was time for me to leave for Delhi, to catch the plane back to the States. He was looking at me and laughing. I bent down and touched his feet for the last time and when I looked up he, he was beaming at me, 'So, how will you serve me in America?' I felt like I was moving in a dream. I floated across the courtyard and bowed to him one more time from a distance. As I did, the words came to me, 'I will sing to you in America.'

Soon afterwards, during the full moon in September, Neem Karoli Baba left his body. Now he had to be found within. The chanting, the meditation, the puja and all the wonderful time spent with Maharaj-ji turned out to be seeds that he himself had planted in my heart... seeds that would keep growing and blossom by his Grace.

Over the years Krishna Das has made numerous pilgrimages throughout India, meeting teachers and saints of many spiritual traditions on his quest to open and purify his heart. Living in jungles, in ashrams, and in holy places throughout India, he has had an opportunity to absorb the ancient truths that have been held by the Indian culture for thousands of years. He has studied Buddhist meditation practices with Anagarika Munindra and S.N. Goenka, and has been initiated into Tibetan Buddhist practices by lamas from various lineages.

Krishna Das has been chanting on a regular basis in yoga centers all over the world. He has taught with Ram Dass and sung for many saints and yogis here and in India.

http://www.krishnadas.com/

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Eluv-Interviewed by Living Music Radio in Seattle

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Narayan & Janet Baltzo from "Living Music" radio in Seattle interview Eluv.

They are beautiful people and wonderful musicians themselves and it was an honor to be featured on their show.

ELUV

Vocalist, Composer, Producer, Performer, Radio Personality, Sonic Alchemy.

Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, Eluv's eclectic and diverse musical expression and style has been greatly influenced by her Egyptian, Greek, and French heritage. She records live sounds of nature in Florida’s lush habitat, and sounds of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins underwater in the Bahamas. In addition to live field recordings, she composes music, adding her ethereal vocals to create her signature “Radiant Sol” music series for Spa, Relaxation, Yoga, Qi Gong, Massage, Reiki, Tai Chi and other blissful practices. She is additionally creating a series of Guided Visualization Meditations for healing.

Her recordings are featured on the Monroe Institutes's Hemi-Sync label, with binaural sound healing technology added to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Eluv produces a live weekly radio show on WMNF 88.5FM Tampa, Florida, USA ( http://www.wmnf.org) every Thursday night 9pm-11pm, featuring exotic world music and live interviews on health and spirituality. She is a featured guest speaker on sound healing and performs live “sound healing journeys” and live music for yoga, music events and Spa events worldwide. Eluv is currently working on a book of Smoothies & Elixirs for health and beauty.

Eluv also performs live shows with Grammy award winning Indian Santur maestro Nandkishor Muley, in his East/West fusion ensemble Maitri. Her practices of Yoga and Qi Gong have greatly supported the growth of her musical healing journey.

Music is my vehicle for sharing universal love and light, with others.” “Music is a universal language that transcends time and place.” “It is the language of love, and love is our true essence.” Chanting and vocalizing are a beautiful way for us to connect with true source and our inner place of harmony, joy and peace. Main Links:

http://www.eluvmusic.com

http://www.radiantsol.com

http://www.wix.com/eluvmusic/eluvmusic

http://eluv.voice123.com

Other Links:

http://www.myspace.com/eluvradiantsol

"Ultrasounds" Radio Show: Every Thursday night 9pm-11pm EST:

http://www.wmnf.org/programs/335

FaceBook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eluv/67091397064?ref=ts

My Music & Guided Meditations:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/eluv “Octaves of Light”

http://cdbaby.com/cd/eluv2 “Chakra” Guided Meditation and Visualization

http://cdbaby.com/cd/eluv3 “Letting Go” Guided Meditation and Visualization

"Octaves of Light" and "Chakra" Guided Meditation is also here on Hemi-Sync with Binaural technology:

http://www.hemi-sync.com

http://eluv.podbean.com

http://www.livingmusicradio.com

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Eluv Live interview with Dr Ray Peat.

RayPeat.jpgThere are “good” fats and there are “bad” fats! In this interview: Learn the difference between good and bad fats!  Plus their effect on the body! I spoke with Dr Ray Peat, a Biochemist who has a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon, with specialization in physiology. He has taught at several universities including University of Oregon, Urbana College, Montana State University, National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Universidad Veracruzana, the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, and Blake College. Dr Peat gives excellent scientific information about the benefits of Good Oils with a focus on Coconut Oil.  After listening to this interview, you will most likely change the oils you use. On a side note, Dr Ray Peat is the main scientist who influenced Dr. John Lee with his work on progesterone. Dr Peat has written over 60 articles on hormones, nutrition, aging, and a variety of health problems.

Ray Peat conducts private nutritional counseling and may be contacted via his website: http://www.raypeat.com/

Eluv's Website: www.radiantsol.com

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Eluv Live interview with Roseanna Ellis

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Roseanna Ellis, is a licensed alternative therapist and an EFT practitioner who teaches EFT to her clients. She is a certified practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), CranioSacral, Myofascial, and Manual Lymph Drainage therapeutic interventions, and specializes in sports and neuromuscular massage. Roseanna is a certified personal trainer and a member of the International Sports and Fitness Training Association. She is also trained in Active Isolated Stretching by its developer, Aaron Mattes. In addition to her bodywork and fitness training, Roseanna has spent more than 18 years working with medical professionals, physical therapists, hospitals, and nursing homes to assist patients to heal and manage illnesses through therapeutic bodywork interventions. She is a frequent educator to professionals in the health care industry. For more information on Roseanna Ellis visit: http://www.wellagain.net

She firmly believes that suppressed stress and negative emotions are stored in the body. If allowed to linger there long enough, it puts the body at a high risk for chronic illnesses, pathological and neurological disorders. She has used EFT on clients ranging from the age of 2 to 97. Roseanna states many times when the emotional issues are resolved, the physical symptoms that were attached to the emotion often become resolved also. EFT is a form of emotional acupuncture without the use of needles. Instead you use light tapping pressure on the face, chest and hands to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points. Electric circuits run through the body and send messages to the brain to control all functions, both physical and emotional. The meridians are the energy centers along this circuit. Negative emotions cause a disruption in the energy flow causing the healing process to stop. By tapping on key acupuncture points on specific areas of the body while focusing on the issue you want resolved, the body’s energy system is activated and resolution of the problem takes place within a very short time. In most cases, the anger or fear, pain or phobias simply disappear for good. Blocked energy becomes cleared and healing is accelerated. Thousands of cases have been clinically tested with an average of about 80% success rate. The miraculous wonder of this therapy is that it is simple, safe, gentle, and very profound. Best of all, you can learn how to perform this dynamic therapy on yourself or others. Discovering the secrets to Abundance!

You are about to embark on a wonderful discovery- using your mind as a magnet to attract abundance and prosperity into your life. Many people desire financial freedom but they have unconscious resistance to receiving these gifts. Imagine too that you can learn to change your limited vibrations that are blocking and interfering with your health, happiness, abundance and prosperity. Imagine for a moment having the ability to drastically reduce or eliminate your stress, anxiety, phobias, doubts, pain and fears. Imagine also that you’re changed vibrations can begin to attract abundance and prosperity into your life. Sounds amazing? Sounds unbelievable? Well, it is absolutely true! What if you could live a life of abundance instead of just dreaming about it? What if it is so easy, but you just weren’t given all the tools to make it happen? What if you were finally offered the right tools that really work to clear your blocks to attracting success and abundance into your life? There is plenty of abundance - more than enough for everyone. You deserve to have all that you desire. So what are you waiting for? The art of attraction is right at your fingertips.

According to Roseanna, EFT may be the world's fastest-growing self-help technique out there in achieving a healthy mind and body. When you use EFT, you embark on a wonderful journey - using the energy system of your body with the power of your mind as a magnet to attract abundance, joy, health and, prosperity.

EFT doesn’t only work for abundance and prosperity alone. With it, phobias, stress, anxiety, anger, and traumas just to name a few, often fade in minutes. Even depression can be alleviated in many cases without drugs. It is also used in sports, business, and scholastic performance. EFT paves the way for the mind and the body to heal, issues to become resolved, self-esteem to be restored and self-sabotage to be removed; opening the door to prosperity, abundance and a happy healthy life. It may well be the world’s fastest-growing self-help technique out there in achieving happiness and giving hope when hope is lost.

Roseanna Ellis will be in Tampa, Florida to give a 2 day EFT seminar on October 25th & 26th. Her EFT workshops give you all the basics you need to begin to apply it right away!

To Register for the EFT workshop/More Info: http://www.radiantsol.com

For more info on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique): http://www.emofree.com

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Eluv Live Interview with Internal Astronaut creators, Sebastian Sine and Elijah Tome

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For those of you who like to push the envelope and live outside the box, creators of this unique portal http://www.internalastronaut.com, Sebastian Sine and Elijah Tome provide you with an opportunity to actively participate in “IA” or Internal Astronaut, and help create user generated content…pushing the boundaries of mind/body/space, and going beyond with unlimited potential for inner growth and exploration into the self, and the expanses of the universe.

One part art project, one part social experiment, the Internal Astronaut and its accompanying Temporal Decompression Device, also referred to as the T.D.D., are currently under the humble management of two individuals: Sebastian Sine and Elijah Tome. Sebastian and Elijah are very adamant about defining their roles in regard to the Internal Astronaut as well as the T.D.D. They openly admit their active involvement in the development of the Temporal Decompression Device but strongly emphasize that the ideas and concepts contained within the Internal Astronaut have existed for ages and as such they cannot, in clear conscience, take credit for the creation of the Internal Astronaut its self. Sebastian and Elijah have embarked on a joint effort to present the Internal Astronaut as a philosophy for the future, one that has the potential to identify the similarities among all humans as well as encouraging the development of each individual's unique abilities of perception.

Internal Astronaut is a method of thought who's emergence during this particular time here on earth marks the ending of an era and the dawning of a new age in human thought and development.

Check Out Internal Astronaut here: http://www.internalastronaut.com/

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Eluv Live Interview with Bhagavan Das

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I had the opportunity to spend time with Bhagavan Das and attend his events while he was in Tampa, Florida (USA). I am excited to share this most interesting interview with Bhagavan Das as he speaks of his early experiences, and reflects upon his spiritual journey.

Teacher, performer, counter-cultural icon, lover of God: Bhagavan Das is as rich and manifold as Existence itself.

Born within sight of the Pacific Ocean in California, Bhagavan Das was raised in the heart of postwar American affluence. Six and a half feet tall, athletic, musically and scholastically brilliant, Mike Riggs typified the promise of Southern Californian golden youth.

But bored and disturbed by the monotony of suburban existence and the sterility of American materialism, he set forth to explore the world, leaving home at the age of eighteen to seek fortune and experience. A long journey had begun.

Busking for change throughout Europe, hanging out with the yet-unknown Leonard Cohen in Greece, the future Bhagavan Das headed east, hiking overland through Afghanistan and Pakistan into India. All possessions stolen, he threw himself into an intensive and painful period of solitary retreat. Upon emerging he had a new direction: total, unitary focus on devotion to God.

For the next six years he lived as an Indian sadhu, deepening his spiritual practice and sharpening his discernment. He met many saints and holy people, but his heart was truly opened by his guru, the great Neem Karoli Baba Maharaj, who gave Bhagavan Das his name. Bhagavan Das spent the next few years in the close company of his guru, absorbing his vibrations and drinking from the fountain of his grace.

Bhagavan Das gained worldwide fame from the publication of Be Here Now, the well-known “DIY guide to enlightenment.” The book documents Richard Alpert’s transformation into Ram Dass through an initial encounter with Bhagavan Das, who ultimately brought him to Maharaji. This fateful sequence of events has affected millions of people as it has rippled through time.

Bhagavan Das went on to record a number of albums that are considered classics. AH has been called an originator of the world music style, and Now, produced by Beastie Boy Mike D., brought traditional Indian chants together with contemporary beats and loops. In 2005 Bhagavan Das released the three-CD Sunset Kirtan, recorded live in New York. He has also written a memoir, It’s Here Now, Are You?, which emphasizes the necessity of personal effort to attain spiritual riches.

Today Bhagavan Das tours almost constantly, chanting the name of God and giving structured workshops on the mystic effects of sound. He visits all the major cities in North America and Europe yearly, and usually spends some time in the Caribbean or Mexico on winter retreats.

For more info on Bhagavan Das visit: http://www.bhagavandas.com/

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Eluv Live Interview with Carl Palmer

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Eluv spoke with Carl about the early days in rock and roll, touring, and his latest projects.

Carl is a sweetheart, very gracious and humble... He called me from his cell while he was on the road on his last tour, literally in between shows to do this interview. I very much appreciate him taking time to do this during his busy schedule. Carl Rocks!

Carl Palmer is truly a dynamic, brilliant technician and drummer extraordinaire for some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers

Carl's definitely all about the music. When he's off the road, he does drum clinics. Some of the clinics are for aspiring and also master drummers; others are at schools for deaf children and schools for blind children. In this interview, Carl shares some of his secrets for working with physically challenged children.

I’m sending positive healing vibes and blessings to Carl Palmer...

Carl Palmer, drummer extraordinaire and founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer; Asia and The Carl Palmer Band; has recently had a successful heart operation carried out at an undisclosed hospital. Palmer, 57, had an angioplasty procedure done which is designed to prevent further narrowing of an artery in his heart by insertion of a stent.

"I am happy to say the procedure was a complete success and I am already feeling better each day,” says Palmer, who is resting before beginning the Asia 2008 World Tour, set to begin in March. "This was a precautionary measure done to ensure my safety. In my case, it was as a result of a hereditary factor, and the physicians involved wanted to make sure every precaution was taken. I am very grateful for their medical expertise and care.

With the procedure behind him, Palmer is cleared once again to resume his normal work schedule, which includes tours with both ASIA and his own group, The Carl Palmer Band. Aside from its World Tour launching next month, ASIA will be releasing Phoenix, its first new studio album with the original line-up since 1983.

You can listen to a live interview with Eluv and Carl Palmer right here...

Meanwhile, I wish him a speedy recovery, continued good health, and a wonderfully successful upcoming tour!

Catch him if he’s in your town for what promises to be an unforgettable show!

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Eluv-Live Interview with Anoushka Shankar

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Eluv speaks with Anoushka Shankar about music, life and her Grammy-nominated album “Rise”.

Anoushka Shankar is the only artist in the world to be trained completely by legendary sitar virtuoso and composer Ravi Shankar, her father. Anoushka emerges as a most dynamic and respected artist in her own right, performing with extraordinary talent and grace, bringing her rich heritage of eastern music to the west.

On Rise—which was composed, produced and arranged by Anoushka—she collaborated with a select crew of virtuoso Eastern and Western musicians wielding a variety of both acoustic and electronic instruments, often engaging in unexpected ways to create tantalizing new sounds. On Rise there are a couple of tracks on which she eschews the sitar all together in favor of allowing her voice to be heard by way of her compositions and arrangements instead. The result is a stunning and evocative work that will surely catapult Anoushka Shankar into the vanguard of the world music scene.

Anoushka, in collaboration with Karsh Kale, has just released her most recent album, Breathing Under Water, a mind bending mix of classical sitar and electronica beats and melodies. Notable guest vocals include her half-sister, Norah Jones and Sting, while her father also performs in a sitar duet along with his daughter. The album was released on August 28, 2007.

 

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