Ten eclectic, modern songs inspired by The Radiance Sutras, Lorin Roche’s poetic interpretation of the Vijñana Bhairava Tantra, one of the most ecstatic and iconoclastic texts of yoga philosophy. Elixir unites the talents of leading ecstatic chant artists Dave Stringer and Donna De Lory with contemporary singer / songwriter Joni Allen. From stimulating bhangra grooves to country anthems and sultry ballads, these are songs to be danced with and meditated upon.
“Upbeat, at times bluesy and always ecstatic. The rapture of music and movement, the insistence in going toward “what you love” is fervent and inviting. This is a truly unique and inspiring project, perfectly realized with an eye to the sky, an ear to the earth, and all hearts to the One. These are songs to be danced with and meditated upon. ‘Raise your glass, close your eyes, and toast the universe’ with Elixir.” — Lloyd Barde for Common Grounds Magazine
“I’m so in love with ‘Elixir’ I can hardly stand it — I bought the book.” — Kitzie Stern (New World Kirtan Podcast)
“There’s a space in the heart where everything meets. Come here, if you want to find me!”
“Immerse yourself in the rapture of music. You know what you love: Go there.”
“All this talk of purity and impurity — these are just opinions. Beyond them are the astonishing energies of creation.”
“Passion and compassion, holding and letting go. This ache in your heart is holy.”
The Radiance Sutras
“If you love Rumi, Hafiz, The Tao, if you love words dancing out of the mystery, welcome to The Radiance Sutras: these are among the most profound, exquisite and luminous verses you will ever read.” – Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path With Heart
“Lorin Roche’s rendition of the Vijnana Bhairava is truly radiant, filled with insight and poetry, and illumined by the power of his practice.” – Sally Kempton
“Like feeling and reading Shakti in print. I read a little bit each day, then close my eyes and do the exercise, or ponder the thought. I let the warm sweet loving words and imagery wash and heal my many layers of self.” – Lilias Folan
“Lorin Roche’s Radiant Sutras Present the most inspiring translation of the Vijnana Bhairava Sutras I have ever encountered. It is juicy, hip, intelligent, inspiring and the best companion for your daily life. We all need daily reminders to “Celebrate the boundary where body meets infinity.”.This book is a must read!
– Margot Anand, author of The Art of Everyday Ecstasy and The Art of Sexual Ecstasy.