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"Ever since I released my first CD (The Northern Light) in 1993, it has always been my direction to touch the listener's heart and soul with music and my soul song, thus enabling deep spiritual experiences. My being and my being are saturated with a deeply mystical experience of consciousness. From my inner space of the soul the music and the singing arise. I have always felt that it is my task and vocation in this life to touch and inspire many people in our western cultural area who are not yet on a spiritual path of consciousness with music and stage art that conveys a deep spiritual and mental message, without being obtrusive and without coming across as too "spiritual" or "esoteric". Therefore I mostly use musical elements, instruments and sounds that are easily accessible to people in western culture. In addition, I prefer a high musical quality standard. The highest level of consciousness for perfection in music is for me the path of love for detail. For me it is about audible and visible divine love in every detail.

When I was asked in 1999 to compose my first Mantra-CD, it was quickly clear to me that I should create Mantra music in the very sense described above - sacred chants, which can be understood, accepted and also sung along by a broad, non-spiritually oriented audience due to their demanding and interesting musical arrangements. This is how the first Mantra-CD "AUM" was created. In the meantime I have produced and published 11 Mantra-CDs together with my musical partner, Frank Steiner.

I feel very connected to many singers who are touring the world with Mantras, Kirtans and Bhajans, although in most of these concerts and Mantra interpretations there is a clear difference in the musical composition as well as in the arrangements, as described in the continuation of this article. But the essence, the direction and the devotion are the same: to create music, songs and concerts that invite people of all ages and walks of life to a holistic inner experience of love, grace and devotion".

Mantren singen mit Lex van Someren

"Ever since I released my first CD (The Northern Light) in 1993, it has always been my direction to touch the listener's heart and soul with music and my soul song, thus enabling deep spiritual experiences. My being and my being are saturated with a deeply mystical experience of consciousness. From my inner space of the soul the music and the singing arise. I have always felt that it is my task and vocation in this life to touch and inspire many people in our western cultural area who are not yet on a spiritual path of consciousness with music and stage art that conveys a deep spiritual and mental message, without being obtrusive and without coming across as too "spiritual" or "esoteric". Therefore I mostly use musical elements, instruments and sounds that are easily accessible to people in western culture. In addition, I prefer a high musical quality standard. The highest level of consciousness for perfection in music is for me the path of love for detail. For me it is about audible and visible divine love in every detail.

When I was asked in 1999 to compose my first Mantra-CD, it was quickly clear to me that I should create Mantra music in the very sense described above - sacred chants, which can be understood, accepted and also sung along by a broad, non-spiritually oriented audience due to their demanding and interesting musical arrangements. This is how the first Mantra-CD "AUM" was created. In the meantime I have produced and published 11 Mantra-CDs together with my musical partner, Frank Steiner.

I feel very connected to many singers who are touring the world with Mantras, Kirtans and Bhajans, although in most of these concerts and Mantra interpretations there is a clear difference in the musical composition as well as in the arrangements, as described in the continuation of this article. But the essence, the direction and the devotion are the same: to create music, songs and concerts that invite people of all ages and walks of life to a holistic inner experience of love, grace and devotion".

Mantren singen mit Lex van Someren

Mantrasback to overview

Mantrasback to overview


Mantras-Sing-Along-EveningsSinging Mantras with Lex van Someren

Mantras-Sing-Along-EveningsSinging Mantras with Lex van Someren


Mantra-ChoirThe Big Mantra Choir Project

Mantra-ChoirThe Big Mantra Choir Project


Mantra-Texts... to all our Mantras

Mantra-Texts... to all our Mantras


Mantra-CDslistening samples in our Shop

Mantra-CDslistening samples in our Shop


What are Mantras???Here you'll get answers

What are Mantras???Here you'll get answers

Mantrasback to overview

Mantrasback to overview


Mantras-Sing-Along-EveningsSinging Mantras with Lex van Someren

Mantras-Sing-Along-EveningsSinging Mantras with Lex van Someren


Mantra-ChoirThe Big Mantra Choir Project

Mantra-ChoirThe Big Mantra Choir Project


Mantra-Texts... to all our Mantras

Mantra-Texts... to all our Mantras


Mantra-CDslistening samples in our Shop

Mantra-CDslistening samples in our Shop


What are Mantras???Here you'll get answers

What are Mantras???Here you'll get answers


Introduction by Lex van Someren

"Since I released my first CD (The Northern Light) in 1993, it has always been my direction to touch the listener with music and my soul singing in heart and soul and thus enable deep spiritual experiences. My being and my being are imbued with a profoundly mystical experience of consciousness. From my inner space of the soul the music and the singing emerge. I have always felt that in this life my task and calling is to touch and inspire many people in our Western culture who are not yet on a spiritual path of consciousness with music and stage art that convey a deep spiritual message without being intrusive and without coming across as "spiritual" or "esoteric". Therefore, I mostly use musical elements, instruments and sounds that are easily accessible to people in Western culture. In addition, I prefer a high standard of musical quality. For me, the highest level of consciousness to perfection in music is the path of love for detail. For me it is about divine love made audible and visible in every detail.

When I was asked to compose my first Mantra CD in 1999, it quickly became clear to me that I should create mantra music in the sense described above - sacred chants that can be understood, accepted and sung along by a broad, nonspiritually oriented audience through their demanding and interesting musical arrangements. This is how the first Mantra-CD "AUM" was created. Meanwhile I have produced and released 11 Mantra CDs together with my musical partner, Frank Steiner.

I feel very connected with many singers who are on the road worldwide with mantras, kirtans and bhajans, although in these concerts and mantra interpretations there is in most cases a clear difference in the musical design as well as the arrangements, as it is described in the continuation of this article. But the essence, the direction and the devotion are the same: to create music, songs and concerts that invite people of all ages and walks of life to a holistic inner experience of love, grace and devotion".

Mantra CDs


The combination of traditional and European mantra music by Lex van Someren- by Bohdan Shved and Dr. Sonja Stanger

The traditional way of mantrasing is to focus the mind through many repetitions of simple texts and phrases, to let the mind come to rest and thus to center the person. This is comparable to a kind of spiral into the deepest interior, the heart space, to which mantra singing can lead, depending on duration and intensity.

It is precisely this simplicity as well as the repetitions that contain our daily consciousness, so that we are no longer distracted by anything outside. Since our uninterrupted, often uncontrollable and unwanted thoughts resemble an elephant's trunk, which is constantly in motion as long as it has no task, we often feel at the mercy of this flood of thoughts. Mantras are a wonderful way to break out of the circle of thoughts and calm the mind, just as the elephant keeper does with the rod for the elephant's trunk. But this direct effect of the mantras is only a partial aspect. It is also essential that with regular practice an inner peace can be restored, which will support and strengthen us in all situations in life.

From the musical tradition we Europeans know mostly Mantras from the oriental or Asian area as meditative music, which are characterized in particular by continuous, monotonously sung recitations. On the other hand, European music developed over many centuries through diversity and creative design. The so-called variation form of Western music is aimed at supplementing more and more finesses by repeating successive variants of a theme in order to further develop the structure - the basic construction of the composition, so to speak - so that it never remains exactly the same as it progresses. A theme is usually changed melodically, harmonically, rhythmically or dynamically.

If one compares these two historical paths of a composition of mantra music, which are originally almost contrary to each other, an obvious contradiction inevitably arises. This contradiction, however, is only apparent, since these two movements inwards and outwards (as upwards and downwards) can nevertheless be combined and led into a unity.

The path that Lex van Someren and his arranger Frank Steiner take in mantra music is exactly the one that connects these two directions. On the one hand we Europeans hear with our trained musician's ear that there is a constant development in the composition of the mantra from one repetition to the next. Parallel to this, the numerous repetitions create a feeling of introspection, deep peace and centricity, as well as the musical development in the mantra song an alignment and erection within - like a pillar, firmly connected to the earth. This corresponds to a feeling that can also be achieved through traditional Indian and Oriental mantra singing.

How are these two experiences possible at the same time?
Obviously this experience lies in the eye of the beholder or the hearing person. When someone is completely immersed in this music and sings along with it, he experiences the path inward. The viewers from the outside, who listen to this music-making rather as a concert and may not even immerse themselves in singing, also experience an inspiring alignment through the level of the constant musical development of the mantra, which connects inside and outside with each other.

This makes Lex van Someren's mantra music a deeply fulfilling and sublime experience. The unique opportunity to experience both musical paths at the same time with mantras is a great gift - something very special - and thus a double pleasure that can lead to ecstatic heights of consciousness. The perfect and precisely thought-out use of musical stylistic devices from the most diverse cultural and musical styles puts the listeners and fellow singers into an even higher vibration than the pure repetition of a mantra in classical kirtan alone can achieve.

This process is further intensified in the concerts as well as in the mantra singings by the space of silence between the individual mantras, so that the vibration increases permanently over the entire evening without any interruption. This opens an infinitely large space of consciousness, which Lex also calls "soul space". That space is the decisive factor in terms of the possible depth of the meditative state that can be achieved with or through mantras and mantra music. This special mode of action of mantras in combination with pure silence can also be found in other mantra-, kirtan- and bhajan-singers, but in Lex van Someren's concerts special value is placed on not breaking through this sacred vibration increase by explanations or stories.

This effect can also be used with Lex van Someren's music in meditation and inner work as well as in yoga classes, healing applications, massages, relaxation exercises, therapies and much more.

Lex' mantra compositions and arrangements, as well as the concerts, thus represent a combination of simplicity and highest musical demands, of purity and variations, of bhakti and centering in the innermost, of deepest devotion and highest opening of consciousness.

The combination of traditional and European mantra music by Lex van Someren- by Bohdan Shved and Dr. Sonja Stanger

The traditional way of mantra singing.


The traditional way of mantra singing is to focus the mind through many repetitions of simple texts and phrases, to let the mind come to rest and thus to center the person. This is comparable to a kind of spiral into the deepest interior, the heart space, to which mantra singing can lead, depending on duration and intensity.

It is precisely this simplicity as well as the repetitions that contain our daily consciousness, so that we are no longer distracted by anything outside. Since our uninterrupted, often uncontrollable and unwanted thoughts resemble an elephant's trunk, which is constantly in motion as long as it has no task, we often feel at the mercy of this flood of thoughts. Mantras are a wonderful way to break out of the circle of thoughts and calm the mind, just as the elephant keeper does with the rod for the elephant's trunk. But this direct effect of the mantras is only a partial aspect. It is also essential that with regular practice an inner peace can be restored, which will support and strengthen us in all situations in life.

From the musical tradition we Europeans know mostly Mantras from the oriental or Asian area as meditative music, which are characterized in particular by continuous, monotonously sung recitations. On the other hand, European music developed over many centuries through diversity and creative design. The so-called variation form of Western music is aimed at supplementing more and more finesses by repeating successive variants of a theme in order to further develop the structure - the basic construction of the composition, so to speak - so that it never remains exactly the same as it progresses. A theme is usually changed melodically, harmonically, rhythmically or dynamically.

If one compares these two historical paths of a composition of mantra music, which are originally almost contrary to each other, an obvious contradiction inevitably arises. This contradiction, however, is only apparent, since these two movements inwards and outwards (as upwards and downwards) can nevertheless be combined and led into a unity.

The path that Lex van Someren and his arranger Frank Steiner take in mantra music is exactly the one that connects these two directions. On the one hand we Europeans hear with our trained musician's ear that there is a constant development in the composition of the mantra from one repetition to the next. Parallel to this, the numerous repetitions create a feeling of introspection, deep peace and centricity, as well as the musical development in the mantra song an alignment and erection within - like a pillar, firmly connected to the earth. This corresponds to a feeling that can also be achieved through traditional Indian and Oriental mantra singing.

How are these two experiences possible at the same time?


Obviously this experience lies in the eye of the beholder or the hearing person. When someone is completely immersed in this music and sings along with it, he experiences the path inward. The viewers from the outside, who listen to this music-making rather as a concert and may not even immerse themselves in singing, also experience an inspiring alignment through the level of the constant musical development of the mantra, which connects inside and outside with each other.

This makes Lex van Someren's mantra music a deeply fulfilling and sublime experience. The unique opportunity to experience both musical paths at the same time with mantras is a great gift - something very special - and thus a double pleasure that can lead to ecstatic heights of consciousness. The precisely thought-out use of musical stylistic devices from the most diverse cultural and musical styles puts the listeners and fellow singers in a high sublime and celestial vibration.

This process is further intensified in the concerts as well as in the mantra singings by the space of silence between the individual mantras, so that the vibration increases permanently over the entire evening without any interruption. This opens an infinitely large space of consciousness, which Lex also calls "soul space". That space is the decisive factor in terms of the possible depth of the meditative state that can be achieved with or through mantras and mantra music. This special mode of action of mantras in combination with pure silence can also be found in other mantra-, kirtan- and bhajan-singers, but in Lex van Someren's concerts special value is placed on not breaking through this sacred vibration increase by explanations or stories.

This effect can also be used with Lex van Someren's music in meditation and inner work as well as in yoga classes, healing applications, massages, relaxation exercises, therapies and much more.

Lex' mantra compositions and arrangements, as well as the concerts, thus represent a combination of simplicity and highest musical demands, of purity and variations, of bhakti and centering in the innermost, of deepest devotion and highest opening of consciousness.

Mantra CDs



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