We absolutely love the sacred sounds of Deva Premal and Miten, so it was a true honour for us to delve into Deva’s new single, OM, for our Summer 2020 issue. Read on below for a sneak peek of what our co-editor, Alison, experienced!
The incantation of OM
by Alison McEvoy
Deva Premal is a world renowned singer of devotional music and chants. She travels the world with her band and musical partner, and guide, Miten. Both are devoted to showering the healing power of sound on as many people as possible. Deva recently released her twenty third album which was nominated for Best New Age Album at this years Grammy awards.
The Hertz of Harmony
It’s 8am and baby just went back to sleep. A droning starts outside a few moments after my head sinks back into the pillow. Baby is fine but I spend the next twenty minutes having angry, imaginary conversations with the management company of our apartment block.
Mind too tired to swim against the tide of what is, I finally turn around and go with the flow. Reaching for my phone, I seek out some slumber-inducing music to drown out the incessant hum of the lawnmower drawing eights around the shrubs.
I come across some piano music styled for sleep but even the ever so slight plink-plonk, staccato transition from one note to the next keeps my mind alert. I go searching again and come across some music created at 432Hz. Hmm, I learned about this pitch recently when looking into Deva Premal’s new single, OM. Hopeful (and desperate), I lie back…
Two hours and 30minutes later, baby and I emerge from the deepest morning nap we have had in six months.
The 432Hz pitch is believed to be aligned with the natural vibration of the universe; including the biology of the human being and of nature. Music performed at this pitch is thus more in tune with the innate harmony of our being, and helps us come into natural alignment. Before I drifted off I remember feeling my body tingling, and the heaviest parts of my legs felt as if they were lifting up from the bed. I woke up refreshed and my body felt whole again. It was wonderful.
You can read more about Alison’s experience in our Summer 2020 issue – click here to find out where you can pick up a copy, or here to subscribe. For more on Deva’s wonderful music, go to: devapremalmiten.com