As a Reiki practitioner, this is the only CD I use because it's so powerful and I love the sounds. Sometimes I think my clients don't even need me; they say they start feeling better shortly after the music starts. And the ambiance in the room seems to change dramatically.
After four years, I'm still not tired of listening to Healing Harmony and play the CD for myself, my pets, and I even leave it playing for my indoor fish. It really does feel magical with or without actively using Reiki. ~ Tara
Angelic Harp Music by Peter Sterling: Peter went from being a ski instructor to hearing music from the angels. Only the harp resonated with him as a medium to reproduce the music he was hearing. His music is magical; his work helps us raise our vibrations in the most gentle ways. Peter was featured on CoasttoCoastam.com in August 2012.
Peter's angelic harp music is available here through Amazon. In order of popularity:
Celtic Woman A PBS favorite, also a best seller. You can now buy both volumes through Amazon.
Book of Secrets (Bonus Dvd) ~ Loreena McKennitt If you like Enya, Clannad, and Marie Brennan, you'll love the Celtic vocals, the spiritual lyrics and the tranquil music of Loreena McKennitt.
Niya Yesh ~
Axiom of Choice
Axiom of Choice took their name from the mathematical principle of free choice, and that's exactly what this world-music chamber ensemble accomplishes on "Niya Yesh."
Black Sand ~
Following up "Waltz of the Wind," a collaboration with country music stars Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss, Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Led Kaapana offers "Black Sand," an enchanting solo collection of instrumentals. This album flows with the warmth of traditional slack-key guitar and Kaapana's centered touch, which evokes an island paradise.
Tingstad and Rumbel
Guitarist Eric Tingstad and oboist Nancy Rumbel have been a duo for decades. They're best known for their languid, Paul Winteresque melodies, and their new album, "Paradise," is no exception.
Midnight Moon ~
Keyboardist Steve Roach picked up the guitar and recorded the stunning "Midnight Moon," a sparse CD with dark tones and expansive ambient colors. Roach bends textures while layering tonalities to create serene, slow-moving soundscapes.
A Day Without Rain ~ Enya
Five years have passed since Enya's last album of original material, but her new collection, "A Day Without Rain," confirms the wait was well worth it. With her graceful, downy synth and delicate breathy voice, the Celtic artist takes you away to the windy moors of Ireland with an ethereal selection of hymnlike songs that prove her reign as a New Age goddess isn't over yet.
Mirage of the East ~
Japanese visual and electronics artists, self-named Sorma, mixed the sounds of Bali, India, and Mongolia into a techno landscape for the unique "Mirage of the East." Trip-hop grooves float into sensuous beats as Japanese shakuhachi flute flies into sitar, harp, and enticing vocal chant for a mystical journey into Eastern Asia.
The Room ~
With "The Room," ambient master Harold Budd proves he can still create the same sort of low-key, intimate music that brought him recognition in the mid-1980s. On this album, Budd and his synth, organ, and piano, create a dark, contemplative atmosphere that helps the aching mind unwind as on a solitary rainy day.
Musical Massage: Resonance ~
There's profound beauty in vibrating sounds and this is what the collection "Resonance" is all about. Using bells, digeridoo, and other exotic instruments, Jorge Alfano highlighted the "is-ness" of music, letting instruments ring and resonate with deep, brilliant sound just as they were designed to do.
These are compilations of Mozart's most healing music, based on Don Campbell's fascinating book, The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit.