Free Mantra Course

Free Mantra Course with Kathleen Karlsen

Free chanting course (Sounds of the Cosmos) includes over 90 minutes of videos in 10 segments.
Features full-color illustrations, artwork and mantra lyrics.
Includes Chanting Course Handout.

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Part 1: Intro & Seed Syllable HRIM for Spiritual Fire
Length 16 mins, 21 secs    Click here for Chanting Course Handout.

An introduction to chanting and the concept of seed syllables. Discussion of the Sanskrit sound “Hrim” (hreem) associated with the fire of the heart. The seed syllable “hrim” is a combination of “ha” for prana, space and light with “ra” for fire, light and dharma and “im” (pronounced “eem”) for energy, focus and motivation. Includes the chant “Hrim Mantra for the Heart.” Learn more about seed syllables in the article One Word Mantras.

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Part 2: Chant to the Eastern Goddess of Wealth
Length 7 mins, 38 secs  Click here for Chanting Course Handout.

Explanation and chants with the Sanskrit seed syllable “shrim” associated with wealth and the goddess Lakshmi. Meaning of the chant: “Goddess Lakshmi reside in me and bestow thy abundance on all aspects of my existence. I make a humble offering at your feet.“ Clears the space of unwanted energy, to create abundance. Useful for opening the heart to possibilities and experiences. Learn more about the goddess of wealth in the article Lakshmi Mantras.

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Part 3: Chant to Saraswati, Goddess of Music & Art
Length 8 mins, 11 secs Click here for Chanting Course Handout.

Explanation and chants with the Sanskrit seed syllable AIM. AIM is the feminine counterpart of the bija mantra OM. AIM is the seed mantra of Saraswati, goddess of knowledge, wisdom, music, art and speech. Saraswati has many names and many aspects. Her name means Mother of Lakes and Water. Learn about a beautiful Saraswati legend in the article Saraswati Mantras.

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Part 4: Chant for Spiritual Protection
Length 10 mins, 57 secs  Click here for Chanting Course Handout.

Explanation and chants with the Sanskrit seed syllables KRIM and HUM. Krim is associated with the Eastern goddess Kali, a powerful protector and master of time and death. Hum is a fire mantra that can help to kindle the consciousness. This is an etheric fire connected to lightning, prana, and the breath. This lightening can also be used for protection. Learn more about this powerful goddess in the article on Kali Mantras.

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Part 5: Bija Seed Syllable DUM for the Goddess Durga
Length 7 mins, 16 secs
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Explanation and chants with the Sanskrit seed syllable “dum.” This is the seed syllable of Durga, a goddess whose name means a safe place or fort. DUM eliminates sorrow, obstacles and barriers. In the Vedic system, “dum” is an earthly fire that can aid digestion. Read the amazing story of this goddess in the article Durga Mantras.

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Part 6: Bija Seed Syllable KLIM for Divine Magnetism
Length 6 mins, 29 secs
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Explanation and chants with the Sanskrit seed syllable KLIM. This seed syllable is the magnetic power of attraction and the power to hold things in a fixed place. The syllable is often associated with Kali. Kali is the Hindu goddess of death and time. She is a fierce goddess usually depicted with multiple arms and weapons. Her skirt is made of severed arms and she holds a head in one hand. Learn more about her true nature in this video. Explore other bija seed syllables in One Word Mantras.

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Part 7: Astrological Mantras
Length 19 mins, 51 secs
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Astrological mantras function like adaptogens: if your astrology for a planet is challenging, they ameliorate the effects. If the astrology is good, they make it even better! Introduction to the seed syllables and mantras associated with Vedic astrology. Learn more in Astrology Mantras.

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Part 8: Chakra Seed Syllables
Length 6 mins, 40 secs
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Each chakra is associated with a Sanskrit seed syllable to balance the energetic body through chakra alignment. This section of the workshop covers the seven seed syllables and includes a chant for all seven of the major chakras. Explore over a dozen topics related to the chakras in our Chakra Articles.

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Part 9: Mantras for the Heart
Length 4 mins, 13 secs
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This segment includes three Vedic mantras to bring the energies of spirit and nature into the heart for balance and healing. These Sanskrit seed syllables connect to the five elements as well as fundamental energies of nature. The heart is a central repository for spiritual fire in both Eastern and Western traditions. Learn more about Five Element Mantras.

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Part 10: Mantra for Peace
Length 6 mins, 29 secs
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Workshop conclusion and introduction to the Lokah Samastah mantra. This is a beautiful mantra meaning, “May all beings be happy and free! May my life contribute to the happiness and freedom of all.” This traditional mantra is set to original music by Kathleen Karlsen. Explore many other mantras in our articles on Eastern Mantras.

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Author Kathleen Karlsen

Kathleen Karlsen is a musician, artist, writer and speaker. She is the author of two books (Flower Symbols and Vocal Medicine) and over 200 articles. Kathleen, her husband Andrew, and their five children live in Bozeman, Montana. More about Kathleen Karlsen.

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