Secret Sound - 17 - The Galaxy of Turiya (Alice Coltrane) 

Episode 17, the Galaxy of Turiya, focuses on jazz icon, harp pioneer and multi-instrumentalist, and spiritual teacher, Alice Coltrane, aka Turiyasangitananda (1937-2007). Born in Detroit and raised singing in the African-American baptist church, she went on to radicalize jazz music through a mutual spiritual calling with her husband John Coltrane. Following John’s death, she dove deep into her own spiritual practice, inspired by Hindu teachers like Swami Satchidananda and Sathya Sai Baba. Ultimately she abandoned the commercial music industry, moved to California and founded her own ashram where she served as a spiritual teacher. Through this ashram, Alice developed a unique devotional music anchoring her spiritual commune, the Sai Anantam ashram, which still exists today. Welcome to the infinite chant…

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  • Radha Botofasina
    Radha Botofasina Los Angeles
    This is so beautiful. I pray it inspires many people....

    This is so beautiful. I pray it inspires many people....

  • Matt Marble
    Matt Marble
    Thank you so much Radha. I'm always grateful for feedback, but I'm especially humbled by yours, as I recognize your name from studying the ashram. I have been endlessly inspired by Alice's life and work for years. And I have no doubt that the power inside her music will only continue to spread and inspire others toward love. I can only imagine how wonderful it was to be in her presence and to participate in such deep musical devotions. I hope this finds you well, thanks for reaching out. So much love, Matt

    Thank you so much Radha. I'm always grateful for feedback, but I'm especially humbled by yours, as I recognize your name from studying the ashram. I have been endlessly inspired by Alice's life and work for years. And I have no doubt that the power inside her music will only continue to spread and inspire others toward love. I can only imagine how wonderful it was to be in her presence and to participate in such deep musical devotions. I hope this finds you well, thanks for reaching out. So much love, Matt

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