Sacred Trance Music from Taos Mountain” invites us into the magical world of Habib Chishti, Sufi master and singer. Habib, (Patrick Arthur Lee) was born into a Jewish and Catholic home. He lived primarily in Taos, New Mexico, from 13 years of age. When one meets Habib today, one sees a huggable bear of a man sharing the infectious twinkle in his eye. He looks like a wandering ascetic on a Himalayan path, yet well fed. His all-encompassing affection for humanity and the world helps one appreciate Habib’s multiple religious backgrounds.
Habib has been practicing Hinduism and Sufism for over forty years, and was recognized as a Shaykh, or teacher, in the Chishti Sufi lineage. Part of Habib’s mission as a teacher and Shaykh is identifying and sharing the core similarities between religious traditions in order to encourage friendships and collaboration. Habib lives his life as a seeker of truth, no matter whether he is perceived as Jewish, Catholic, Hindu, Agnostic, or Muslim.
Track one includes two cycles of the Hanuman Chalisa, a Hindu hymn to the monkey-god Hanuman. Track two includes two cycles of a Sufi dhikr, or meditative chant, designed to engender a mystical union with God. I hope you enjoy!
Sacred Trance Music from Taos Mountain (DSD EP)€12.99 – €25.99