Paul Baker | The Ladder of the Soul

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The Ladder of the Soul

by Paul Baker

Peaceful relaxation and meditation music performed on the Celtic harp by master harpist, Paul Baker - be enveloped in a "sea of calm." The pure sound of the harp is mesmerizing, the intimacy and clarity of the recording are exceptional.
Genre: New Age: Healing
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1. Awakening
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2. Acceptance
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3. Understanding
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4. Compassion
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5. Forgiveness
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6. Loving
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7. Grace
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8. Transcendence
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Album Notes
Peaceful relaxation music performed on the Celtic harp by master harpist Paul Baker. Following in the tradition of "The Tranquil Harp", "The Ladder of the Soul" presents eight improvisations in keys corresponding to the energy centers of the body. The improvisations are designed to ground your body, open and tune your mind, balance your emotions and soothe your spirit. The pure and ancient sound of the harp, sometimes called "the ladder between earth and heaven", is ideal for relaxation, meditation and integration. Each track is provided with suggested meditations. These improvisations were created on a Dusty Strings FH36-B Celtic harp made in Seattle, Washington. This CD includes over an hour of music for you to relax and re-tune your body, mind and spirit.

"The Ladder of the Soul" was recorded at the Mary Chapel, Mt. Saint Mary's in Los Angeles. This chapel has spectaular reverberant acoustics. The sound of the harp has not been enhanced with added reverb or effects so you hear the wonderful true harp sound interacting with the building's acoustics. Grammy nominated recording engineer Fred Vogler engineered the recording and mastering sessions.

The graphic design of the packaging was created by the award winning design group Bloch+Coulter.

PAUL BAKER'S music on Celtic harp, concert harp, piano, organ and harpsichord can be heard in concert and on recordings and movie soundtracks. Twice a prizewinner in the International Pop and Jazz Harp Competition, he has published 20 arrangements of American standard songs arranged for solo harp. The group Pastiche premiered his arrangements for flute, harp and voice, "A Gershwin Sampler" and "Seven Popular Spanish Songs" at Carnegie Hall. Voted "Best Musical Director of the Year" for his work with Stephen Sondheim's musical "Assasins", Mr. Baker performs, teaches and presents workshops throughout the United States. His two Celtic harp albums have been widely acclaimed for their innovation, beauty and craftsmanship.



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Unexpected and amazing!
I only heard Paul Barker's Tranquil harp in first place, and i believe this must be good, so i just risk myself to it in CDbaby, and its just VERY VERY VERY good.

excellent for manifestation process...........

Susie Basanda

Moments of Peace and Tranquility
"Ladder of the Soul" offers a forum for active or passive
meditation through individual affirmations or quiet
listening. The free flowing harp passages soothe and lift
the soul. This CD is a very good companion to "The Tranquil
Harp". When played together they offer close to two hours
of meditation music or peaceful music to calm the household.
Even the animals in my home become quiet and peaceful when
these are played. Paul Baker's virtuosity on the harp
is superb.

Peter Rutenberg

The apex of tranquility
Paul Baker's latest CD is the apex of tranquility, even better than the first. It is a wonderful experience to have over and over again. These improvisations are moving and reflective of a profound sense of humanity. As a whole, they offer a vehicle by which anyone can travel the circuit of their soul, gaining insight and focus, and emerge refreshed and invigorated. The gentle sounds of the celtic harp and its musical explorations are enhanced by the spiritual ambience -- and all are extremely well recorded.

Lisabeth Collins

Experiencing the Ladder of the Soul
The Sounds of the Celtic Harp surround me and fill me with peace each time I listen to it. Each note of the soundtrack deepens the experience;each repetition of the affirmations brings deeper connections to the soul. This is truly an experience of peace and calm that is not to be missed. What a gift Paul Baker has given us.

Chris O'Connell

We've been giving the Ladder of the Soul to hospice patients and families for many months. We've heard nothing but positive feedback. The music cultivates an atmosphere of rest, reverence and beauty. This CD gets my highest mark.


Forget All That Stress
The first time I heard this album, I was in my car on the way to work. It was a packed freeway and I didn't care in the least. In fact, I found myself half wishing for a continuing traffic jam so I could spend more time basking in the beautiful music. Each track was deliciously different. The music felt both calming and energizing at the same time --- it had a healing quality. You'll love it.

Laura Thorpe

Ladder of the Soul
This is a fabulous CD! It is so peaceful and calming. I had trouble sleeping so put this on to repeat all night, very low. It helped me go to sleep and when I woke up in the middle of the night it would quickly lull me back to sleep. I tried other harp CD\'s but they were not as mellow all the way through so they did not work like this one did. I got a replacement because I gave mine to a friend who was having trouble sleeping also and going through a very emotional time. She has reported that it is helping her also. A must have for healing!!!

Kathleen Clark

The Gift of Divine Health
I play this CD every day. It truly promotes healing on the emotional and spiritual planes. It connects our essence to the divine in such a way that we emerge purer and more aware of our true being and purpose in this life. This is real health. Divine health. What a gift to be brought to us by one man. This album is so aptly named as it proves that the harp truly is "the ladder between earth and heaven," connecting us to the divine safely and lovingly. Thank you, Mr. Baker, for giving me the experience of true happiness and peace. I am in awe of the gifts you are sharing with the world.

Suzette E Smith

healing sound
Paul Baker uses his unique improvisational style to build a succession of healing sounds that can be used simply to stop, and be here in the now. Use it any time you want to be calm and at peace.