- 01 On a Slide of Light (Eastern Peace) part 1 sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 02 On a Slide of Light (Eastern Peace) part 2 sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 03 Memories of Tomorrow sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 04 The Art of Stillness sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 05 Contemplation sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 06 Harmonic Haiku sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 07 Gaia's Garden sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 08 Gaia's Choir sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 09 Samadhi sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 10 Moonlight on the Ganges sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 11 Amrita sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 12 Sakura sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 13 August Moon sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 14 Breath of Bamboo sample Steven Halpern 1:00
- 15 In the Hall of Records sample Steven Halpern 1:00
Using sound and music for healing, meditation and spiritual growth is a tradition that predates ‘recorded’ history. Many musicians from ancient Greece to modern times have described their creativity as often being received as a gift from their Muse, angels or spirit guides.
For me, It’s not always possible to know the source of the inspiration, but the ineffable energy feels quite different from my own energies. Ultimately, what really matters is how the music transmits healing energy, and how it feels to you. I have always chosen to let the music speak for itself, rather than let the discussion on the identity of my collaborators become a distraction. As you tune in to the first half of this album, I invite you to be open to ‘see the music and hear the colors’, as Greta suggests in her books.
This recording documents a new chapter in my own creative process, which built upon the life-changing breakthrough I experienced during deep meditation in a sacred redwood grove near Santa Cruz, CA in November 1969. That experience directly led to my shift from high energy trumpet player to meditative pianist and sound healer.
In November 1977, I was introduced to Greta Woodrew, a remarkable woman whose amazing story of her ET contact with the Ogatta civilization is recounted in two books, “On a Slide of Light” and “Memories of Tomorrow.” On the 40th anniversary of that remarkable evening and ‘intergalactic music lesson’ that led up to the recording of EASTERN PEACE, it feels like the time is right to share the full backstory and re-release this profound recording.
You see, shortly after our meeting, extraordinary musical guidance from the Ogatta group again manifested, this time in the recording studio. I was instantly transported into a deep meditative state.
I put my fingers on the piano, closed my eyes, and about 20 minutes of music came through in one continuous download. Whatever the source of the heightened creativity, the music will transport you to an elevated state of consciousness and inner peace. The music of EASTERN PEACE, CHAKRA SUITE and my other albums were used in Greta’s healing work with great success throughout her lifetime, and continue to help heal millions worldwide.
What I could not reveal 40 years ago can now be revealed.
The events leading up to this recording began on a memorable evening in late November 1977. After speaking at one of the first major health and consciousness expos in NYC, I was invited to meet with Greta Woodrew, a colleague of Dr. Andrijah Puharich, the world-famous research scientist and confirmed ET contactee himself. Greta was a scientifically proven healer and had recently become a channel for beings from a civilization from another galaxy, known as the Ogatta group. They communicated with us by controlling Greta’s voice. Having recently met Dr. J.J. Hurtak, Uri Geller and Dr. Puharich myself, I was aware of the significance of this opportunity.
During the channeling, I was asked if I would like a lesson about music and healing from Bilakka, their ambassador of music. Of course I said “Yes!”
What transpired expanded my perception of our multi-dimensional reality. The details are included in Greta’s two best-selling books, “ On a Slide of Light” and “Memories of Tomorrow”, and in my June 2017 Dreamland interview with Whitley Streiber (unknowncountry.com).
During our session, I can report that their ambassador of music, Bilakka, shared his philosophy and a specific energetic technique for interfacing with the keyboard, which I have employed ever since. One of the most mind-blowing aspects involved the cassette tape recording that was made of every channeling session. Everything was recorded….until I was invited to step over to the piano. We were told to turn the tape off.
My voice can be heard saying, “No one touch the recorder. How will they know?” No one touched the recorder, which sat on a coffee table several feet from all the chairs. Yet, when we played it back, there was just silence….you could hear the tape still moving inside the deck. At the end of the music lesson, we were told to turn the recorder back on. That was when we discovered that they had somehow controlled the tape machine. (This was done in real time, not after the fact, as in the famous Nixon/Watergate tapes) All four of us humans in the room witnessed this, unlike my initiation in meditation under the redwoods when there was no third-party confirmation or recording.
Little did I know then that several weeks later, the same magnificent energy field would unexpectedly manifest in the recording studio.
Echoes of Ogatta
I was in the middle of recording another album when the energy of the room suddenly changed. I intuitively understood that the Ogatta group was present. I told my engineer to put on a fresh reel of tape, closed my eyes, and began to play. It felt like my fingers were guided by an unseen hand.
This was the first time an entire side of an album came through in one continuous download. It was clear that the ancient tradition of connecting with one’s Muse was alive and well in my life.
Throughout my career, I’ve received guidance from several other sources, but EASTERN PEACE marked the first time I had my own musical version of a close encounter of the third kind. The bonus tracks on this album were received in a similar fashion.
To discover the hidden stressors in most music, watch my “Scalus Interruptus” video: youtu.be/-Ml8KiWH_1E
Music, Meditation, Mindfulness and Healing
In all of my mindful, brain balancing music, the spaces between the notes speak as eloquently as the tones themselves. Silence is an essential component of the arrangements. The free flowing structure allows you to shut off your analytical mind and be totally present, in the Now. Without any effort, your breathing deepens and slows down, activating your innate relaxation response and higher coherence states of balance in your brain and heart.
Pay particular attention to the subtle sustained overtones and harmonics, and you’ll know why so many listeners have used this album for deep meditation and healing for 40 years. Listen with attention and intention, especially with headphones, for a more multi-dimensional vibrational healing.