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The Stillness Inside: The Meditation Music of Paul Horn is now available!
I spent hours and hours listening with so much pleasure to the music that Paul recorded in such sacred sites as The Great Pyramid, the Taj Mahal, the beautiful Kazamieras Cathedral of Lithuania, and the Grand Assembly Hall of the Potala Palace, where the Dalai Lama spent his boyhood.
I loved every moment of it. What peace. What beauty.
I chose the pieces that I thought would allow each of us to travel deeper into ourselves carried on the waves of his golden flute.
– Ann Mortifee, Producer of “The Stillness Inside”
at the Maui Arts & Cultural Castle Theatre
Tickets: $25 MACC Box Office 808-242-7469
OTHER HAWAII EVENTS on Kauai and Oahu
November 12th 7pm ~ Kauai – KCC Performing Arts Center
November 13th two shows 1pm and 4pm ~ Oahu Doris Duke Theater
Ann’s singing in the dome was a life changing experience for me. I expected that event to be an evening of good music in the presence of Paul Horn and friends. Ann was a total surprise for me and I think for most of the audience.
When she started singing, I couldn’t help but close my eyes and allow her voice to transport me to a totally different realm of existence. During the entire duration of the concert, I was just being transported to higher and higher, subtler and subtler levels of Being. Words fall short of describing what I was witnessing happening. It was a complete perspective changing event for me. And since that concert I’ve been aware of a completely different reality of existence…. one which is more real than the everyday reality I experienced earlier, or still do every day.
Everything on the outside remains the same but I’ve just been made aware of my Absolute Nature at the deepest level.
Once the concert was over I went to the front of the Golden Dome to greet Ann. I don’t remember what I told her, more precisely , I don’t remember what I said to her…. but she just held my hand gently and I know she completely understood whatever I was trying to say.
I came from the concert and tried explaining to my friends and how amazing it was for me. I remember I told them that it was as if Ann is Mother Divine and she was just gently asking her son to come out and see the Leela.
I’m so grateful that I got to experience her that evening. My friends were laughing at me, but they don’t realize what had just happened to me. I’m most grateful for everything since then. I’m still me in the outer world, but it is my inside which has been transformed. Life is so much more playful to me now. Everything is just an expression of the flow. Thank you, Thank you! A K
Paul Horn’s flute gave my mind a chance to wander and settle down…. full of lyrical vastness and breathing in of forms. Ann Mortifee’s signature pieces gave the exaltation of trance and transformation. All over I heard people …even a day or two later….saying that they were spell bound. This is real music, as close to the heart as it gets. - Mathew L-W, Washington , D.C.
Such a blissful concert last night. I felt Ann’s singing healing my heart- she is the embodiment of Mother Earth. - Deboragh Weberg
Ann is an amazing, connected, earthy, yet out there, spiritual and ethereal woman. She connects us with our own Deeper Self. She speaks/acts from that gut level…. power from the solar plexus. I was blown away by the evening. I felt Ann opened all our hearts and gave us a glimpse of personal power we can all aspire to. - Helene Darisse
Ann has a powerful and beautiful voice and Being. I loved her. She made me feel proud to be a woman. - Dr. Christy Kleinshnitz
The deep love between Ann and Paul was obvious…. and it flowed out so passionately through their wonderful music. My companion had the same experience and immediately picked up on their magnetism. I really enjoyed their concert and I look forward to them returning soon. - Dr. David Leffler, musician
Ann and Paul’s concert was one of the most memorable events that we have had at MUM. Ann and Paul deeply touched everyone’s heart , soul, body , mind, and emotions. - Isabel Millman Heaton, musician/songwriter
Ann’s concert was so beautiful and very relaxing. All of her stories and her amazingly vibrant voice with those deep sounds made the afternoon a complete joy. It really resonated with everyone, took us all out of the intellectual –and into our bodies. – J.D.
Ann Mortifee is definitely one of the best performers I ever saw and heard. Such beautiful voice, so much passion, so lively. I am looking forward to see and hear her again. - Birgitta Larsson
Paul was playing a bit before a concert in the Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfeld, IA. I was resting a bit before leaving the dome. My eyes were closed and so it was possible for me to enjoy the delicacy with which he explored the acoustics of the room. He played very slowly at first and then began to play more rapidly. The effect on me was very nourishing, I was very much enjoying the way he unfolded the confident rapid phrases from the confident slow explorations……People were more than just impressed — they were thrilled — by Paul and Ann. I definitely encourage all those who have not heard Paul to be alert to opportunities to hear him. Those who have heard him are already encouraged.- Steve Sufian
I was very settled in program and was so clear and open. Then the music started and the full measure of the inner consciousness which is infinitely malleable was transformed into the power of the emotions generated by Paul and Ann. Ann in particular has such a deep and powerful capacity to express emotions that we all feel…. but are unable to touch with that clarity and intensity. It is like someone turning on a switch in my body that awakens the primary love and courage of the heart to appreciate and share this Glorious life we live. Thank You for allowing me to remember. When Maharishi talks about pure consciousness he means a vast pure unobstructed capacity to become anything. If powerful positive emotions are triggered from the voice or musical instrument, the consciousness rises to become that wave and the more pure the consciousness the deeper the experience and the more powerful the ability to have it radiate out to others, not even in the room. The consciousness is pure region of potential and if you inject some glorious feeling into it then you get that back. If we all could hear this music every day we would be able to ?create the right type of world. It’s just having the capacity to remember the feeling. Then you automatically must share it. People walk into the room and they hear and feel the music and have an experience. When they leave the room they are not the same anymore, they can’t think the same way. They can only think, ‘I love this’ .’ I love this’ and then kiss their children differently when they return home. The reason Paul is 81 and is so vital is that he surrounds himself with the delicious flow of pure spontaneous creativity rooted in the eternal. The body has no choice except to create positive chemicals and keep itself at the highest level of function. - Allen Reminick. Mathematician and Jyotish Master
These are rare and heart filling events by two world class performers…… top priorities… if you are in the area. You will cherish your experience for your lifetime. – Jenica K Waymen
ANN MORTIFEE & PAUL HORN COMING TO CALGARY – Two Days Only
Friday, September 16th
In Love with the Mystery: Join Ann and Paul for an intimate evening of stories, improvised music and readings from Ann’s inspirational new book and CD.
7:30 Pm at Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Dr. S.W. Calgary (At the south entrance to Edworthy Park)
Saturday September 17th
Sacred Union FULL DAY WORKSHOP 10:00am – 4:30pm
A lively workshop featuring Ann Mortifee & Paul Horn
Jazz legend, Paul Horn, and his wife, Canadian arts and culture icon, Ann Mortifee, bring together their unique and shared life experiences.
You will love this day and come away with:
• Tools to integrate mind, body, emotion and spirit
• The ability to use your physical body as an ally in staying grounded in the present moment
Through music, story, improvisation and meditation, you will find yourself expanded and joyous.
REGISTER: $100 (includes your ticket for Friday evening)
Ann’s most recent appearances have been to launch In Love with the Mystery. Improvising on the themes in the book, in both spoken word and song, Ann’s presentations have been meaningful and inspiring to audiences in Santa Barbara, Vancouver and Victoria. Together with her husband Paul Horn, who accompanies her on the flute, Ann has read from the book as well as told stories of its creation.
She’s currently planning their schedule for upcoming spring and summer events.
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In this recent video interview, Ann reflects on the inspiration behind her book and CD project, IN LOVE WITH THE MYSTERY. We hope you will enjoy this short video, an interview by award-winning journalist, Pamela Post. The video, filmed by Alexandre Marinho, captures some of the background story behind the book and Ann’s intentions for it.
This workshop originally scheduled for the Week of October 24-29, 2010, has been cancelled.
Paul Horn and Ann Mortifee
Cultures throughout the world have used the wheel to symbolize unity, stillness, and movement through the cycles of renewal, including the Buddhist wheel of life, the Native American medicine wheel, and the Hindu mandala, among others. Based on Ann Mortifee’s upcoming book, The Wheel of Integration, this workshop creates a map to help identify where we need to focus our attention if we wish to become more balanced and integrated as individuals.
Join jazz musician Paul Horn and Canadian vocalist and arts-and-culture leader Ann Mortifee as they bring together their unique and shared life experiences as husband and wife.
“To become fully alive in all our humanness and vibrant in our spiritual essence, a merging of opposites needs to occur,” write Ann and Paul. “Strength with vulnerability, active with receptive, known with unknown. Through music, story, improvisation, meditation, and work with the wheel, the intention for this workshop will be to stabilize and free the body, expand yet focus the mind, and awaken and embody the spirit.”
Come ready to dive deep and to have a lot of fun along the way.
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The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011
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