Jim Parks | A Journey Into Light

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A Journey Into Light

by Jim Parks

Luxurious guided meditations on light and sunshine -- along with luscious music -- designed to bring healing and light into a listener's "dark days."
Genre: New Age: Meditation
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1. Brilliant Newborn Sun
14:42 album only
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2. Sparkling Spa
14:24 album only
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3. Shower Of Light
12:09 album only
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4. Shaman's Fire
14:19 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Everyone experiences dark days from time to time...because of the weather or because of the events in our lives. A JOURNEY INTO LIGHT is a collection of guided meditations that is designed to invoke sunlight that will shine away darkness...darkness that has arisen for whatever reason.

The CD uses vivid images and luscious music to create the feeling of light -- renewing, revitalizing, and refreshing -- and transporting the listener to a secluded beach to witness the dramatic dawning of the sun over the ocean, to a tropical spa for a delicious massage with liquid light, to a private shower for a frolic in rainbow-colored light...and a few other surprises!

A JOURNEY INTO LIGHT was created by husband-and- wife team Linda and Jim Parks, with the meditations growing directly out of Linda's struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Jim (the host of Home & Garden Television's "New Spaces") drew on his twenty-some years as a voice-over artist to invest the words with the perfect warm, inspirational tone.

Linda (a professional organizer and Feng Shui consultant who works to create spaces that nurture and support) views A JOURNEY INTO LIGHT as an opportunity to bring sacred space to people through the audio experience.

Together, they have the created the perfect "meditation vacation" to dispell the darkness, and they urge you to take off your shoes, kick back, and experience the healing this powerful little CD has to offer.

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Melusine62

Creative, different, effective "anti-winter" meditations for your collection!
This CD is a really clever idea. Returning to the Northwest, I was not bothered by the abundant rain, but had forgotten how grim the short winter days could be. Here is a CD to drive away winter (or other) gloom with imaginative, specific and effulgent light visualizations.
Light imagery is of course used in many meditative and spiritual practices, and I have often noticed what a happy response my body has to these images of light. There is a spiritual (essentially New-Age) component to these meditations, but the chief emphasis is on sensation--especially visual and physical--which makes a nice contrast to some other meditations. The same is true of Jim Parks' voice, which initially gave me pause--it definitely sounds like a radio voice, but the different timbre, greater variation and more narrative tone make a nice change from more serene, more soporific voices, and support the imagery well. The narrative tone, language of the meditations, and the music are enthusiastic, direct, and rather fulsome, which I found worked well here to give a feeling of energizing immersion. The intros are pretty short, and each meditation then builds, with a quite creative storyline, to increasingly envelope the listener in warm, radiant light, ending with a nice silent space before moving to the next track.

Brilliant Newborn Sun is the most realistic meditation, painting a picture, stroke by stroke, of a sun slowly rising above the dim horizon and then blazing into glory. You see all the changes of light touching the sky and feel the sun's warmth spreading through and energizing your body and spirit. In Sparkling Spa, one of my favorites, you enter a lovely, sun-drenched outdoor spa set in the rainforest, enter a serene, warm pool and soak, and then receive an all-over massage that soaks you in light and transforms you. Shower of Light likewise provides strong, detailed imagery that transforms into other sensations--drops of water become sparks of light that sparkle and stimulate your skin, then a torrent of light you can taste and swallow, light bubbles, and currents of light circulating through your body. Shaman's Fire starts out like a traditional shamanistic journey--journeying from the side of a shaman's fire outside one's body, conducted by an animal spirit guide to a forest, where you are assailed by sparks of light like fireflies. These are pieces of your soul, and when they speak, they sound a bit like one of Marley's ghosts from A Christmas Carol. You gather your missing soul pieces and swallow them, reuniting all your soul and body, and then streaming into the sky (now reminding me of some of William Blake's pictures) to join ecstatically with other spirits.
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