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Ut queant laxis Resonare fibris

Another edition of healing frequencies, and we are going back to ancient solfeggio scale by featuring tracks from Gregorian chants, along with orgianl ut, re mi...and other sacred music.
The origin of the ancient Solfeggio scale can be traced back to a Medieval hymn to John the Baptist, and the original frequencies were capable of spiritually inspiring mankind to be more “god-kind”.
The original Solfeggio scale was developed by a Benedictine monk, Guido d’Arezzo (c. 991 AD – c. 1050 AD). It was used by singers to learn chants and songs more easily. Today we know the Solfeggio scale as seven ascending notes assigned to the syllables Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti. The original scale was six ascending notes assigned to Ut-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La. The syllables for the scale were taken from a hymn to St. John the Baptist, Ut Queant Laxis, written by Paulus Diaconus.
Guido d’Arezzo
The secret meanings of the ancient syllables
Each tone has its own unique potential
As you already know, the syllables used to denote the tones are: Ut, Re, Mi Fa, Sol, La. They were taken from the first stanza of the hymn to St. John the Baptist:
Ut queant laxis Resonare fibris
Mira gestorum Famuli tuorum
Solve polluti Labii reatum
Sancte Iohannes
Literal translation from Latin: “In order that the slaves might resonate (resound) the miracles (wonders) of your creations with loosened (expanded) vocal chords. Wash the guilt from (our) polluted lip. Saint John.”
In other words, so people could live together in peace and communicate in harmony about the miracle in their lives, and how God blessed them to produce this “magic”, people’s true unpolluted spiritual natures required revelation. The above text seems to suggest that Solfeggio notes open up a channel of communication with the Divine.

Poppo on Archeology

Poppo Pingel is a celebrated architect, who came to Auroville in 1968 for the inauguration as the German delegate. In this interview, Pingel talks about his passion for archeology that stayed with him throughout his life, but found an outlet in Auroville. He describes his various findings from his very first excavation attempt to his recent discoveries as well as the challenges that accompanied them. Additionally, he discusses the archeological park he established (which is situated on Crown Road between Solar Kitchen and Visitors Centre) and explains why he chose to create a 'park' instead of a conventional historical site.

Intro Chroniqueuse Gangalakshmi

Une introduction sur la vie de notre chroniqueuse Gangalakshmi et son parcours à Auroville.

Journey Trough Tradition Inquiry

Last night on the occasion of the Kerala Festival, in India Space Manoj gave a presentation of the story of avatars. Through an inquiry of the evolutionary path from the perspective of Sri Aurobindo's teaching.


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Sep 2014

The Last Months of a Free Nation


Last night presentation and discussion on latest Claude Arpi book on history of Tibet at Pavilion of Tibetan Cutlure in International Zone, was moderated by Lt Gen Ashok Chatterjee, former General office Commandin-in-Chief, Southern Command of the Indian Army, who became aruovilian after his retirement.
Book titled The Last Months of a Free Nation; India Tibet Relation 1947 - 1962 is the first of four book which extensively, and well documented describe that particular, and painful era of Tibet. Claud Arpi, who is fascinated by history of Tibet since 1972, is researching through all possible, and available archives to put light on those fragments of history. Audience expressed deep interest on the events in history of Tibet , which has determined its path, regarding the relations between India and Tibet.

Book was officially launched on 7th of Septmeber 2017 at the United Serivce Institution of India in Delhi by Mr. Shishankar Menon, former National Securtiy Adivser and Foreign Seceretary. book is available at White Seagull .

The Auroville Foundation Act

In September 1988, the Government of India protected Auroville by passing a unique Act of Parliament, the Auroville Foundation Act,1988. Alain Bernard, Frederick, Pashi and Paulette shared the background facts, anecdotes and personal experiences of the circumstances of the times in which Auroville was at stake. Listen to first-hand memories of meeting president Indira Gandhi without prior appointment or to the process of drafting the Act within two days and the actual adaptation of the Act which passed unanimously in both Houses of Parliament.
The CAT session took place in Unity Pavilion on January 31st, 2017.

Grandmother's Legacy

Despite the rain , this Sunday morning Jenny Mallin has visited us in our studio and shared with us some insights on her beginnings of the book - Grandmother's Legacy, which was recently published in England. Jenny herself will present the book in the afternoon at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone from 4pm onward. . The story of the book brought Jenny once more to India where she has planned to travel through five cities where her five grandmothers have been living - Dehli, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Pondicherry. Whilst traveling she is presenting the book, and today's presentation will be the only one in the area.
book is an amazing, multifold document of certain era , place with its intimacy of family cooking and eating habits. A legacy which should not be forgotten.


http://www.indianmemoryproject.com/150/

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/columns/sunday-read/A-delectable-legacy/articleshow/48127080.cms

Michel Danino on History

This morning we were graced by the visit of Michel Danino, who actually has started his life in India in 1977 in Auroville, where he was active with writing, and translating of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. In short interview we talked about his very active life , and projects he is passionate about. And indeed the passion of history of ancient civilization might have lead him to come to India in the first place. Today he will share with the community at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone a lecture -"Can Ancient India Help Today's India".


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Oct 2017

Intro Gangalakshmi chroniqeuse

Une introduction sur la vie de notre chroniqueuse Gangalakshmi et son parcours à Auroville.
An introduction of our contributor Gangalakshmi's journey to Auroville.
Gangalakshmi presents over 80 recordings in French, of her reading titles from; Sri Aurobindo, The Mother and Satprem under the title 'Selections par Gangalakshmi' on Auroville Radio.

HH Chetsang Rinpoche Talk

On 10th of November at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsan Rinpoche blessed the pictorial exhibition on the Relations between India and Tibet through the Ages. Inaguration was followed by HH Chetsang Rinpoche talk on ecology awareness and environmental issues. HH Chetsang Rinpoche who is the 37th throne holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage and the 7th reincarnation of the Chetsang Rinpoche, a manifestation of Chenrezig(Avalokiteshvara) was talking on his personal experiences of the life near Dehra Dun in Uttarkhand. http://www.drikung.org/their-holiness/hh-kyabgoen-chetsang