Sacred to Profane
A Collection of YouTube Music Videos

Music celebrates the diversity of life

  Parts of us want comfort, stability, security, to "fit in", to be "normal".
Parts of us are unique, strange, mysterious wild and "weird".
These parts often battle for dominance and control.
If normalcy wins, we run the risk of getting stuck, stagnant, dull and "monotonous" ("single toned").
Music allows us to go beyond the complacent (our comfort zones) and step into the unconventional.

No matter how beautiful, perfect or pleasurable, any sound (or experience), if repeated over and over shall in time become tiring. No one tone (nor any one experience) can ever express the dynamic ever changing multi-dimensionality of ALL of who we are: our ecstasy and despair, our loves and hates, suffering in separation and joy in union, the darkness of ignorance and light of understanding.... Music in all its permutations reflects this duality and allows us to play out its drama within our human body mind and emotions.

Music as an expression of life

  By speaking, singing, playing or dancing our thoughts, imaginations, feelings and experiences (be they pleasurable or painful), we acknowledge and honor all life - as REAL. Such music - nor its expression - does not always sound nice look or feel pretty, but to expand our conscious awareness into and come to peace with all the parts of ourselves that are wounded, fractured, isolated, separated and traumatized, we need to bring everything from out of the shadows and raise it up it into the light.

Music can make us feel good, and we need those moments to ease us through those rough patches in our day. But when we are intending to go deeper into "the mystery" (the "landscape of our soul" - our "inner life"), those songs that bring up uncomfortable feelings inside may be our greatest teachers. Like "whistle blowers", if "disturbing" "discordant" sounds find resonance within, they are telling us to pay attention - something is wrong.

Music as a tool for self awareness

We all store or suppress so much judged, neglected, rejected "stuff" within those dark hidden places within (called our "Shadow"). Most of the time we are either in an outright war with these separated isolated parts, or we are holding a defensive posture, trying to keep this stuff blocked off behind very high thick walls. Yet there are moments when ruptures occur, and these suppressed thoughts feelings and energies are unwittingly acted out with those whom we are in relationship or to the universe at large. According to the law of manifestation, what we put out is reflected back to us, so even if it is not our intention, whatever negativity leaks or gushes out, will return to us in greater measure ! (this is equally true with the good we put out). If you are on a conscious spiritual path then its important to be as present and aware of what resides underneath the surface of your being, and in that way, you are helping to bring all that from out of the darkness of the shadow and move it up into the light. One tool to promote such awareness and healing is when next you listen to a song, sense if it resonates with an internal discordant vibration or energy. Do you feel a rough shaking, vibration or jarring in your body? Are there judgmental thoughts arising in your mind? Do you feel afraid, angry, sad, isolated, cut off? Try to be present with all that is happening and then ask the Higher Power to help transform the energies to a higher frequency, and or release out all that does not belong. So the two movements here are : raising up...and releasing out. (There is a third movement actually, part of the second, which is a "grounding" of energies down through the feet into the earth.)

Sacred or profane, songs are expressions of creation.
To transcend duality we must dispense with judgment

Each song has its own special purpose:
dropping our awareness into hidden or revealed aspects of self
allowing us to feel or give voice to our animal nature
as it jumps flies swims crawls walks runs
eats fights plays or procreates...
transporting us into altered states of reality...
aligning us with the rhythm of the universe
and spin of its celestial bodies...
putting words to unstated thoughts and feelings
expressing our deepest desires, hopes and dreams...
and yes, so too our insecurities and fears.

Sacred to Profane
A Collection of YouTube Music Videos







Bonobo - Flutter

Christopher Cross - Sailing

Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas

Dreamcatcher - Seventh Heaven

Frou Frou - Let Go

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Maria Callas - Ave Maria

Omkara - Remember

Shlomo Carlebach - I Heard the Wall Singing

Sudha & Maneesh de Moor - Om Bhagavan

Thich Nhat Hanh - The End of Suffering

Balinese Baraka Monkey Chant

Ann Nesby - I'm Going All the Way

Roger Whittaker - The Last Farewell

Moby - Porcelain

Limahl - Neverending Story

Zach Sobiech - Clouds

Jason Mraz - The World As I See It

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

Emiliana Torrini - Tookah

Emiliana Torrini - Blood Red

Emiliana Torrini - Lisabeth

Emiliana Torrini - Caterpillar

Gene Wilder - Pure Imagination (Willie Wonka)


Brian Eno - DUNE - Prophecy Theme

Toto - DUNE - Main Theme

Toto - DUNE - Trip To Arrakis

Toto - Dune - End Credits

Marty Simon - "Lexx" - Opening Theme

Marty Simon - "Lexx" - Planet Cruise

Marty Simon - "Lexx" - Fantasy Dance

Marty Simon - "Lexx" - The Escape

Marty Simon - "Lexx" - Final Scene

Lexx - Brigadoom - Two Hearts

Andreas Vollenweider - Phases of the Three Moons

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene (Album)

Kitaro -The Agreement

Kitaro - Oasis (Album)

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (Album)

Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Crystal Method - "Bones" The Complete Theme Song


Paul Schwartz - Sogno

Paul Schwartz - Ascension

Cast Away (movie soundtrack)

Erik Satie - Gnossienne nr.4 - "Being There"

Hans Zimmer - Time (Inception)

James Newton Howard - The Gravel Road

Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First - "The Piano"

Barber's Adagio For Strings, Op. 11

Leonid Kogan plays Shostakovich (Op.99)

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, Cadenza and 4th Mvt

Pachelbel - Canon in D Major

Ron Goodwin - Where Eagles Dare (Main Theme)

Sir William Walton - Battle Of Britain (Battle in the Air)

Tchaicovsky - 1812 Overture - Pt 1

Tchaicovsky - 1812 Overture - Pt 2

Johann Strauss - The Blue Danube

Gustav Holst - The Planets "Neptune, the Mystic"

Mason Williams - Classical Gas

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