Music for Meditation?

I’m taking a refresher meditation class today and I’m also a big fan of Llewellyn’s music. It’s good stuff for certain types of meditation, or shamanic journeying.

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I used Madonna’s Ray of Light album when I was a teenager, which means it automatically triggers a meditative state for me now.

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Sometimes classical pieces can help if I’m working through particular problems, particularly if the idea behind the meditation isn’t to relax but to stoke the fires of creativity.

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Do you use music when you meditate? What kind do you like?

About Star Foster

Polytheistic Wiccan initiated into the Ravenwood tradition, she has many opinions. Some of them are actually useful.

  • Anonymous

    Nope, no music for meditation. I think it detracts from the whole point of meditation… which is to disconnect (unplug) and listen inward.

  • sindarintech

    Nope, no music for meditation. I think it detracts from the whole point of meditation… which is to disconnect (unplug) and listen inward.

  • http://sarenth.wordpress.com/ Sarenth

     I like most anything by Hagalaz’ Runedance for meditation, depending on what kind it is.  I also like Gregorian monk chanting, such as St. Domingo de Silos’ group.

  • http://sarenth.wordpress.com/ Sarenth

     I like most anything by Hagalaz’ Runedance for meditation, depending on what kind it is.  I also like Gregorian monk chanting, such as St. Domingo de Silos’ group.

  • Sunweaver

    I tend to meditate without music so that I can remember how to get out of my own head and sit and be in the now. I do sometimes use recorded chants, though, such as those by Deva Premal. Zencast.org has an excellent beginning guide to meditation as well as some guided meditations. Here’s the link to the beginning classes: http://amberstar.libsyn.com/index.php?post_category=Introduction%20to%20Meditation

    I highly recommend these to anyone who wants to learn the nuts and bolts of meditation. If you build a strong base in this kind of awareness meditation, you will be able to build on those skills as you do other forms of meditation. It’s like learning arithmetic before get into calculus, really.

  • Sunweaver

    I tend to meditate without music so that I can remember how to get out of my own head and sit and be in the now. I do sometimes use recorded chants, though, such as those by Deva Premal. Zencast.org has an excellent beginning guide to meditation as well as some guided meditations. Here’s the link to the beginning classes: http://amberstar.libsyn.com/index.php?post_category=Introduction%20to%20Meditation

    I highly recommend these to anyone who wants to learn the nuts and bolts of meditation. If you build a strong base in this kind of awareness meditation, you will be able to build on those skills as you do other forms of meditation. It’s like learning arithmetic before get into calculus, really.

  • http://profiles.google.com/vanye111 Jason Hatter

    Depends on why I am meditating.  If I’m looking to ground myself, I tend to use COOL CHANGE by the Little River Band.

    If I’m looking to just expand myself and connect with the gods, I find listening to SHADOW OF DOUBT and A FAR CRY, by Yoko Kanno, off the Vision of Escaflowne Original Sound Track 2 to be an excellent method.

  • Jason Hatter

    Depends on why I am meditating.  If I’m looking to ground myself, I tend to use COOL CHANGE by the Little River Band.

    If I’m looking to just expand myself and connect with the gods, I find listening to SHADOW OF DOUBT and A FAR CRY, by Yoko Kanno, off the Vision of Escaflowne Original Sound Track 2 to be an excellent method.

  • http://www.thewitchblog.com Rik Potter

    I also enjoy Llewellyn’s music, I have a rather large collection of it. I use it for meditation and as a background for magickal ritual. Also, I like some of Dean Evenson’s music, particularly with the Earth Resonance Frequency recorded into the music.

  • http://www.thewitchblog.com Rik Potter

    I also enjoy Llewellyn’s music, I have a rather large collection of it. I use it for meditation and as a background for magickal ritual. Also, I like some of Dean Evenson’s music, particularly with the Earth Resonance Frequency recorded into the music.


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