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Call for God and remember God has many names and forms!
Bring the dualities (male and female) within you in balance.
Maranatha is Aramaic, the extinct language spoken at the time of Jesus. I came across this word through a powerful chant I learned from Raimund Mauch. ►www.kraftderstimme.de
The song grew as we were singing it more often, and since we were calling with “Maranata” for God to arrive, more sacred names and mantras appeared. This old exclamation expressed in early christian times the expectation of the coming of the Christ. (1 Kor 16,22) “Maran atha” means “Our Lord will come” and “marana tha” “Come, our Lord”
For me it vibrates with the saying that if you go one step towards God, he will walk two steps toward you. The word Maranata is closely associated with the energy of Jesus Christ. Soon a mantra for the descendant master of love (Prem Avataraya) arrived in me, together with a calling for the female energy of Maria Magdalena. It is important to cherish Maria Magdalena as the female aspect of the holy spirit that manifested at the time. “Ma-Ra-Natha” can also be literally translated as “born from the moon and the sun” or describe a being that has perfectly balanced the female and male energies. I am inspired from the historical material by Holger Kersten “Jesus lived in India” (1983) and I relate to Jesus more through the Sanskrit Jesus Mantra (Track 08) than through the cross. I feel that Jesus was a man like you and me. After meditation and long preparation as a young boy with the spiritual community of the Essene he became fully enlightened and melted with his higher self .He became one with Christ, fearless and speaking his (fathers) truth. I always found it interesting that the the name “Krishna” of the Maha-Mantra of Vaishnavism is similar to Christ“. Well the root word “Kris” seems to be a sound syllable for the Light (of God). So in this Maranata chant, a meltdown of mantras and holy names came together. Along with powerful drums, a journey with rich bansuri flute lines and many spaces for you to sing along
from Malikarjuna - Inner Journey
released January 3, 2015
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Melody and Chords “Maranata” Raimund Mauch
Lyrics traditional Aramaic Mantra, Philipp Stegmüller,
traditional Hindu mantra-singing-circle
Vocals & guitars Philipp Stegmüller
Bansuri David Mages
Tabla Erhard Dengl
Synthesizer & sounddesign Laurens van de Loo