Little Latin Bar from Paradise Music

I had planned to tell you about Little Latin Bar from Paradise Music a couple of weeks from now… then I read the Diary of a Familiar-in-Training and felt the need to share this sweet collection of Latin tunes right now. Grimalkin, the familiar in question and cutest feline ever, is having issues learning how to meditate. He finds it boring. He can’t immerse his thoughts into that place where the mind’s only companion is itself. I understand the kitty. I, too, suffered from the malice.

Meditation is no easy discipline. I will never forget the days when it didn’t work for me. I got advice from everyone: some said “Do it in complete silence.” I tried it and my muse filled the silence with stories. Others said “Music will do the trick.” I tried classical music, and my muse added lyrics. If lyrics were present, my muse would try to sing along. Then I experimented with music in English—I couldn’t speak the language then—and you know what? That did the trick. I could get lost in lovely tunes—I love all music—but I couldn’t follow the storyline or build upon it because I had no clue what the singers were saying; my soul rejoiced in music, my brain was entertained by sweet sounding words, and I meditated for the first time.

I no longer have that issue; I can meditate in the middle of a storm. Actually, Little Latin Bar is wonderful for it. I know all the songs, so they take me to known places, and Lila Mayi’s voice has added a few new destinations. This is an enchanting CD, and if you dance to raise energy, then this can be a gem; my body wanted to shape itself to every sound and move. Don’t you love it when music touches your body and soul? I do.

Paradise Music wants to spread the tuneful goodness, so a lucky Wicked Darling will get a Little Latin Bar.  
This is all you need to do to enter this giveaway:
- Visit Paradise music, sample a few songs, then come back here and tell me how they made you feel. Did they remind you of something or someone? What about emotions?  

For extra entries (worth 1 entry each):
- Blog about this post (leave a link)
- Tweet about this post (leave a link)
- Join Paradise Music on Facebook
- Check out the Paradise Music Podcast *It’s delightful!*
- Be a Wicked Darling (follow Pagan Culture)
- Follow Dis Chaos
- Follow Pagan Culture on Twitter
- Friend me on Facebook
- Snatch the Pagan Culture Button
- Steal the Pagan Fiction in 113 Words or Less Button
- Claim a Witchy Enough Campaign Button 
* Please leave separate comments.

This giveaway ends July 31st. The winner will be announced August 2nd.

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43 comments:

  1. I had that same problem with visualizations. Tests have suggested that my brain is funky like that... I have shown traits of dyslexia, dyscalculia and prosopagnosia - all depending on the recognition of patterns, and this obviously also causes me difficulties when trying to "see" something with my inner eye. (I blame it on my mother smoking and drinking when she was pregnant.) Once I walked past the BF at the exact time and spot where we had agreed to meet... anyway, I had to come up with "non-visual visualizations", and that works just fine. ^^

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  2. I so get into the music that I end up singing and dancing away!! Totally blowing the meditation!
    Even with another language...I add my own words and off I go!! Ha!
    TV is my zone background noise...put on low...an inane movie and off I go!!
    Sigh!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. I went and sampled their "Chalice Well" CD -- delightful! It made me feel the same peace that I felt when we visited Chalice Well a couple of years ago. Yes, this music would be wonderful for meditation.

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  4. And for a second entry, I am a Wicked Darling of course.

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  5. Humm I don't know that much about downloading music but I did pass this along to my friend on stumble upon.I will have to go back and give it a try again.I love your blog.

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  6. I lost my cop-looking sun glasses in a Latin bar, Charro was playing and the world was in my guacamole bowl that night.

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  7. Denise - I left you a message at your blog, explaining how to listen to the clips. Let me know what you think.

    A-Hole Boyfriend - I remember when you lost your glasses! Not cool, but to lose them while such a, um, tastily eclectic soul is playing, has to be epic. Good to read you ;-)

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  8. I started listening to the guided faery meditation - found here...that lady's voice is so peaceful and the music just slows your heartbeat, I swear. I am going to have to buy that someday when I have money again. lol

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  9. Just joined Paradise Music on FB.

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  10. We are FB friends. :) (Dis Chaos link just reloaded this blog page)

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  11. I have the Pagan Fiction in 113 words or less button

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  12. Yup, I have the Witchy Enough Campaign Button

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  13. My comment was your Q to go see my blog post for you lol

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  14. I used to have serious problems with meditation. I would either fall asleep or my mind would just race and wander endlessly and I'd get nothing done. I found a way out of that.

    Movement.

    I'm a nervous twit anyway, it's the reason I was a smoker for 20+ years, it's the reason I can't grow fingernails and the reason my health sucks. I figured out very early on that I concentrated better when I was moving. I have a rocking chair for a computer desk chair, no I'm not kidding. I would have been a straight A student if I had been allowed to move in class. Mouse is exactly the same way.

    So, I meditate on my recumbent bike. No joke. Close my eyes, put on music, and focus. Or use a guided meditation. It works SO MUCH BETTER when I'm moving.

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  15. OMG I was going to say I'm tone deaf (but it's only when it comes to MY singing) so when I say I really like the music it REALLY is a compliment, I'm going to play it when my babes come in from school too see if they love it too, you know you never find some great music unless it's exposed (so to speak) in blogs like yours Magaly - well done :)

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  16. Yay! Aren't they precious? And I think the fact Betty, the distributor, is such a sweet person makes thing way nicer. She truly love the music and is an angel when it comes to the those she works with. I think that's the sweetness you feel--I feel it too--there is a lot of love in that shop. And they won Music of the Year Award at the International New Age Trade Show, how cool is that?

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  17. Dear Auntie Magaly,
    As you can see, I am adopting you. My witch says that this is quite forward of me, but I have assured her that you will not mind.
    I am writing, however, to warn your other blog readers that clicking on the Paradise Music link will cause their computers to overheat. I know because ever since my mistress, thanks to you, discovered this site and its podcast, she can’t bring herself to turn off her computer! She listens to song after song after song.
    I personally have no objection. The music makes me feel like rolling in catnip.
    My witch, though, keeps touching her laptop and frowning while muttering: “Just one more song!” I do believe I see little tendrils of smoke starting to rise from the thing….
    Yours affectionately,
    Grimalkin

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  18. Dearest furry nephew, I am glad you claimed me as family, I felt that way already. And about your Witchy getting addicted to Paradise Music's tune, you should just let it be, for it is unavoidable. Their melodies are too awesome to resist!

    I shall visit you soon ;-)

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  19. Hi Magaly ;o) I love music in every way! Sometimes, I lock my bedroom door and just dance! I feel so free! I come alive! I just let my body go! I feel, it's the true me, that I see! And, I love it! I went to Paradise music and I listened to "Medicine Power". I loved "Owl". Very sensual to me! I felt like I was flying! Gliding through the air! Oh, I love music so much!

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  20. I follow Pagan Culture ;o)

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  21. I have the Witchy Enough Campaign Button ;o)

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  22. MagicLoveCrow - I love what music does to you, it sounds like you bring each other to life. I find music very reviving too.

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  23. I have the Witchy Enough Campaign Button ;o)

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  24. Dearest furry nephew, I am glad you claimed me as family, I felt that way already. And about your Witchy getting addicted to Paradise Music's tune, you should just let it be, for it is unavoidable. Their melodies are too awesome to resist!

    I shall visit you soon ;-)

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  25. Yup, I have the Witchy Enough Campaign Button

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  26. I have the Pagan Fiction in 113 words or less button

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  27. We are FB friends. :) (Dis Chaos link just reloaded this blog page)

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  28. Just joined Paradise Music on FB.

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  29. Dear Auntie Magaly,
    As you can see, I am adopting you. My witch says that this is quite forward of me, but I have assured her that you will not mind.
    I am writing, however, to warn your other blog readers that clicking on the Paradise Music link will cause their computers to overheat. I know because ever since my mistress, thanks to you, discovered this site and its podcast, she can’t bring herself to turn off her computer! She listens to song after song after song.
    I personally have no objection. The music makes me feel like rolling in catnip.
    My witch, though, keeps touching her laptop and frowning while muttering: “Just one more song!” I do believe I see little tendrils of smoke starting to rise from the thing….
    Yours affectionately,
    Grimalkin

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  30. I started listening to the guided faery meditation - found here...that lady's voice is so peaceful and the music just slows your heartbeat, I swear. I am going to have to buy that someday when I have money again. lol

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  31. Denise - I left you a message at your blog, explaining how to listen to the clips. Let me know what you think.

    A-Hole Boyfriend - I remember when you lost your glasses! Not cool, but to lose them while such a, um, tastily eclectic soul is playing, has to be epic. Good to read you ;-)

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  32. And for a second entry, I am a Wicked Darling of course.

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  33. I went and sampled their "Chalice Well" CD -- delightful! It made me feel the same peace that I felt when we visited Chalice Well a couple of years ago. Yes, this music would be wonderful for meditation.

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  34. I so get into the music that I end up singing and dancing away!! Totally blowing the meditation!
    Even with another language...I add my own words and off I go!! Ha!
    TV is my zone background noise...put on low...an inane movie and off I go!!
    Sigh!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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