Modern scientific research is beginning to prove what shamans, healers and human hearts have known from the beginning of time: sound heals the human body and opens us to higher states of awareness and consciousness.
Biologically, the water in each of our cells can be restructured through coherent sound frequencies, and the sine waves of certain sounds like drumming have the capacity to open neurons and memories inside the human brain. The sounds of our own voices can vibrate and soften the vagus nerve, de-armoring our traumas and the blocks inside our nervous systems. Music is medicine.
Borne of and celebrating our innate human capacity to create beauty, the first single from Roots + Stars (2021), "Beauty, I Am" weaves whispers of the Navajo/Diné "The Beauty Way" prayer, alongside Jane's own journey to remember her capacity to see the beauty in every circumstance that arises. Our human hearts, when freed from the chains of ancient conditioning, hold the key to see truth: that this entire existence, though challenging and often painful, is full of extraordinary beauty. Listen.
Roots + Stars, my second full-length studio album, weaves earth medicine, cosmic soundscapes and the mythology of the sacred human experience. In 2016, I embarked on three years of world travel, seeking the heart of the Mystery. She wandered from Peru to India, from Thailand to Ireland, from Hawaii through the Pacific Northwest and the great deserts of the Southwest of Turtle Island (commonly known as the United States), and to countless other oceans, rivers, mountains and caves in search of something she couldn't yet name.
As she wove their medicine with the songs emanating from her heart and the mythology of her own childhood spiritual tradition, she began to craft a unique sound that is the sonic resonance of her True Self.
After years of searching for the right musical collaborator to bring this sound to Earth, she found Arturo LaCruz, an award-winning Peruvian ethnomusicologist, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Together, they have created an entire world of mysticism and mythology that invites us to journey through the roots of our earthbound bodies and the stars of our timeliness souls in search of our True Selves.
Borne of three years of plant diet and earth medicine transmissions in Peru and recorded in my childhood church in Alabama, LIGHT is a shamanic journey for your personal healing and soul connection. Each of these songs and mantras (sung in English and Shipibo, an indigenous language of the Amazon), is a sacred transmission to awaken your Soul into its full power and true embodiment.
Woven from the threads of my own journey to the True Self, "Awakening" is an hour-long audio journey that combines twelve of my poems written over the course of the last five years, alongside commentary and stories from the turning points in my life where the poems were birthed. "Awakening" is designed to take you on an auditory journey through the awakening process, give you guideposts for your place on the circular path, and remind you that you're not (and never are) alone.
To purchase, visit my online store, or listen to a preview below.
Live recording + photography of channelled earth + angelic song frequency, recorded in the belly of the Manitou Cave in North Alabama in October, 2019. A sacred site to the Cherokee nation, this cave holds codes and memories of sacred humanity and sacred Earth.
For more music, visit janemayer.bandcamp.com.
An homage to the voice that lives deep down inside each of our hearts, "Daughter" is our Source's prayer for us: that we remember how loved we are, how sacred our lives are, and how powerful our voices are. It was given to me as a love song by the Creator to help me remember my own voice. And now, I give it to you. May each of us, as Life's children, find our voices, and may they guide us all the way Home.
Dreaming Ourselves Awake: A Plant-Assisted Dreamwork Course is back after an over-two-year hiatus! Come gather with us this fall, in a small community of dream travellers, as we explore the mythic archetypes, shamanic landscapes and communal medicine of dreaming, supported by dreaming plants
from the high Andes Mountains of Peru.
On August 13, come join us for a free introduction session
-- the doors to register open afterwards!