Cover for "Magdalene's GiftSongs
to the Beloved"
Burning Wish, the Aramaic Lord's Prayer; Beloved's Flute,
a love song with lyrics from the Persian mystic poet Hafiz; Flight
From Palestine, featuring Ani's passionate voice; Bride
of Avalon, Magdalene's danceable blessing song; and, a ceremonial
Aztec piece Santa Maria Guadalupe with children's voices.
- Burning Wish
"And all shall be well
And all Manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are infolded
Into the crowned know of fire
And the fire and the rose are one."
T.S. Elliot, The Four Quartets
"I flame above the beauty of the fields
I shine in the waters
In the sun, the moon and the stars
Hildegard of Bingen
"May the burning wish of yor heart unify
heaven and earth."
Aramaic Prayer of Jesus by Neil Douglas-Klotz
Companion of the Savior,
Apostle to the Apostles,
Daughter of Sion,
The Medium of Secret Revelation,
a few of the titles accorded to Mary Magdalene.
She is calling to us now to remember the lost feminine chord in the
song of the Beloved.
She is calling for the return to beauty and truth as healing unguents
for us all."
Ani Williams, June 2004
Sensual music honoring the Beloved
featuring Middle Eastern tonalities with harp, voice, violin, guitar,
tabla and cymbals
See the articles:
Magdalene and Venus: Venus and The
Return to Beauty NEW
Mistress of the Grail
BEAUTIFUL! This CD’s exotic, spicy Middle Eastern tone and timbre,
and Ani's ethereal voice come highly recommended!”
—Posted on www.magdalene.org/music August 2005
Gift is really lovely…I play it again and again. I told my agent
—Ki Longfellow, author of ‘The Secret Magdalene’
has created a wonderful kind of magic here!”
—Brooke Medicine Eagle, recording artist and author of ‘The
Last Ghost Dance’ and ‘Buffalo Woman Comes Singing’.
“I was taken aback by the beauty of your music and voice and
your incredible healing ministry.”
—Father Jorge Eagar, Director of the Shrine of Holy Wisdom
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