Rumi meets Sofia A Love Story... and what an evening it was! with Coleman Barks, Sofia and Lisa Starr (former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island)
in beautiful Bigelow Chapel (yes, that is curved wood!) on the campus of United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota. last April 2017.
Sofia creates healing music.
For their first step into this work Sofia has chosen The Beatitudes, Jesus of Nazareth’s central teachings, in his original language of Aramaic,
Sofia chose the Aramaic beatitudes for their beauty and for their philosophy towards wholeness.
.The Aramaic phrases are short and cyclic and are easily learned. Often Sofia encourages all to sing along, which creates a group singing-meditation. All singing rests upon a bed of elegant guitar work.
Sofia sings at churches, house concerts, yoga centers and more. See "book sofia" page to schedule Sofia.
Light the candles. Open your heart. Clear your throat. Take a deep breath... In beauty it’s begun.
Sofia is: Timothy Frantzich, Carin Vagle and Dean Magraw.
Sofia: The Beatitudes is available on iTunes. to find it, go to iTunes and search: Sofia: the beatitudes: the central teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
click above to listen to Beatitude One chant by Sofia traditionally translated as "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven"
Much like Hebrew, Aramaic is a rich and poetic language often with multiple meanings per word, so additional perspectives can be heard in these wisdom teachings.
Aramaic scholar Neil Douglas-Klotz offers this as additional translation for Beatitude One: "Tuned to the Source are those who live by breathing Unity; their 'I can' is included in God's" For Neil's books and other work, please go to: Abwoon Network, www.abwoon.org'