At the beginning of each meeting, we always sing three of the sacred songs especially composed for the brotherhood by the Master Peter Deunov.
While physically present at meetings, the Master Omraam always encouraged everyone to join in, even if they were unused to singing, and he gave the following reasons:
‘Music harmonises beings. During the day, everyone has lived their own life, they have associated with various people, and singing helps them to harmonise with each other, they are less aware of their differences. Thanks to the songs, other forces circulate, other radiations, and each person, in their corner, vibrates in harmony with their neighbour. Singing plunges the participants into the same atmosphere, it dilates their hearts and unites them; when you sing you feel fraternal; harmony is established…
I want us to sing in order to purify the atmosphere… When you know how to sing consciously, and you put your voice at the service of the forces of light, you will have the power to disintegrate the darkness that hangs over the world. The children of God must know these great laws so as to be capable of producing good.’
The songs are sung in 4 part harmony, based around the original melody given by Master Deunov.
There are opportunities to learn voice parts during the monthly Sunday meetings at the Doves Nest and in London.
Song books are available from Prosveta; for those who would like to learn the songs individually there is also a practice CD for each voice part and full recordings of the whole repertoire sung by brothers and sisters.
“Music is a powerful aid in achieving concrete results. This is why, when you are listening to music, instead of letting your mind wander aimlessly, you should fix it firmly on what you most need in order to further your evolution. If you need health, imagine yourself to be the picture of health; imagine that whatever you are doing, walking, talking or eating, you can feel health radiating from you and communicating itself to all those you meet. If you need intelligence and light for the mind, if you are always ‘putting your foot in it’ and making blunders, use music to help you imagine that you are learning and understanding, that light and wisdom are flooding into you, that you are even distributing them and communicating them to others. Whatever it is you want to acquire: beauty, strength, will-power or perseverance, in whatever area you feel a lack, apply this method and one day, thanks to the influence of music, you will find that you have transformed many things within yourself.”
PO223AN Creation: Artistic and Spiritual– Chapter 7 ‘How to listen to music’