Sacred sites guide
"Ani Williams is one of the most celebrated
harpists and singers of her generation, with dozens of recording credits
to her acclaim. A pioneer in the field of women's sacred music, she
delights in performing her original instrumentals and songs at sacred
sites all over the world."
PJ Birosik, Musik International Corp.
is world-renowned harpist and singer, and has recorded more than two-dozen
albums of original sacred music based on ancient spiritual traditions.
She has done seminal work in the study of sound healing and the relationship
between musical tones, the human voice and healing.
Williams has been exploring
the role of Mary Magdalene in the emerging feminine since 1987, and
guiding women’s pilgrimages to Magdalene sites in France, Britain
and Egypt. Her research of the feminine disciples in the Gnostic texts
has resulted in recordings dedicated to Magdalene and Sophia, with
music and chant in Aramaic, Hebrew and Egyptian languages, incorporating
ancient Middle-Eastern music scales. Her writings on Magdalene blend
history with poetic depth and she is currently co-producing a series
of documentary films on Magdalene’s role in the grail mysteries.
Ani has been recording
her enchanting style of music since 1981, has been produced and distributed
by such noteworthy companies as Music Design, White Swan, New Leaf,
Ladyslipper Records, and internationally in Europe, England, Australia,
In addition to her own
releases, Williams has recorded four releases of sacred chant with
Lisa Thiel, three co-created recordings with Brooke Medicine Eagle,
and a recent recording at George Lucas' Skywalker Studios, for the
CD "The Psalms of Ra" by composer Jim Berenholtz.
Ani has performed internationally
since 1985, in Central and South America, England, Holland, Scotland
and Egypt, in such venues as Saint James Cathedral in London, Findhorn
Foundation in Scotland, the Giza Pyramids, Den Rus in Amsterdam, Centro
de Cultura in Mexico City, and in the United States for various conferences,
including Tom Kenyon Seminars, Women of Wisdom in Seattle, Institute
For Noetic Sciences, Delta Society in Atlanta, United Nations Fiftieth
Anniversary in San Francisco and for the annual Conference on the
Arts, Portsmouth New Hampshire.
In 2005 Ani’s Egyptian
harp music was chosen for the Hatshepsut—From Queen to Pharaoh
exhibit tour soundtrack at the De Young Museum in San Francisco and
the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
In May 2006, Travel Channel
will feature Ani’s music and presentation in Rosslyn Chapel,
Scotland for a special program on the Da Vinci Code material.
Williams has appeared on
numerous television and radio programs, including having her music
aired on syndicated FM show Music From the Hearts of Space. Her 1986
original soundtrack for the film Andromeda won high honors at the
Chicago International Film Festival and her music has been mentioned
in Billboard Magazine as well as reviews and interviews in dozens
of magazines internationally over the last twenty years.
In 1994 she developed Songaia
Sound Medicine, a system of using specific musical frequencies as
therapy, and developed the Songaia CD’s a series sound meditations,
used as an effective healing tool for her clients. She presents sound
healing seminars in the US, Mexico, Holland and England, and maintains
a private sound counseling practice. Williams leads pilgrimages to
Egypt, England and Scotland, where her groups experience the transformative
power of sound.
She is a contributing writer for Four Corners Magazine, Spirit of
Maat web magazine, and The Temple Booklets published in UK. Ani is
published by North Atlantic Books in the book Earth Walking Skydancers,
edited by Leila Castle, which includes her stories on sound healing
at sacred sites.
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