Rishi & Harshil write:
We like to dedicate this album to Frank Natale, a.k.a. Professor Trance, who inspired and initiated us into the way of the Shaman.
As Frank used to say, since the beginning of time we danced to the beat of our hearts, moving like the animals we worshiped, to celebrate the presence of Spirit in every form, to live a life of passion and deep respect for Nature.
Today our right to celebrate and worship life is sacred as ever, and we can access to that Wonder, so easily… In a TranceDance ceremony we move on an inner journey, not limited to normal perceptions of time & space. We can empower abilities such as courage and compassion, as well as receive insights. We can enter the consciousness or “become the Spirit” of Nature itself – the sun, the moon or various animal and plant life, re-absorbing their qualities to fulfill our lifes, in tune with Mother Earth.
TranceDance is a blend of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing techniques and the use of a blindfold or bandana – together stimulating a ‘trance’ state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being. That easily happens through the use of three simple tools :
The first tool is a bandana which covers the eyes is shutting down the major source of distractions to the brain and is stimulating an ‘inner vision’ that reveals hidden meanings and answers about our life. The bandana allows the participant to become a witness to the richness of his or her own inner experience
The second tool is the so-called Fire-Breathing technique: the dancer opens up to the energy and the Spirit-World by a twice quick-inhale through the nose, and one exhale through the mouth in a rhythmic sequence, until the trance is provoked .You will hear this breathing in many variations as a reminder throughout the musical journey
This breathing technique energizes and heals the body by filling it with fresh energy, while stimulating the connection with Spirit and parallel realities..
The third important ingredient is Intention: Focus your attention into your heart, towards an issue or something that needs clarity or healing. By keeping your focus on the issue, you help Spirit to manifest healing and guidance throughout the ritual.
So – by travelling through “Forget Your Limitations” you are invited to lively experiment with the power of those tools, and for sure you’ll wonder !
The release of this album has been possible thanks to the support and love of so many people and spirits and animals, spontaneous syncronicities as well as “sweating work”, through the “power” of Rishi’s Mother Earth Moving Studio, setup in the incredible surrounding beauty of Podere Amarti, and supported by the loving power of “Inipi”.
We will never be able to name all our angels, but our immense gratitude goes to :
Aloka, Gramya, Chintan, Joshua, Subodha, Kamal, Milarepa, Satgyan, Maneesh de Moor, Tarla, Ramo, Marina, Khalad, Nirava Absa, Aziza, Nissim, Sadhu, Sergio, Elisabetta and Family, Christel, Rajita, Dionisio, Pujan, Purana, Osho, Manu & Boris from the Band Ashram, Arhat, Yashen, Shantirup, Samadh, Coccola, Giada, Nonna Cat, Mamina, Fulminella, Yang, Grigio, Franco, all the Chickens, and …….!!!
Members: Rishi Sigurd Vlote: Drumset, Percussions, Djembe, Congas, Udu, Framedrum, Voice, Keyboards, Beats and Programming Harshil Filippo Chiostri: Djembe, Congas, Percussions, Framedrum, Voice, Keyboards
Guests: Chintan Relenberg: Tabla, Keyboards
Prem Joshua: Bansuri (Indian Flute)