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Interesting Experiences, Amazing Characters and a Life Full of Stories

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Everything is a story, yet nothing is a story

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Tools for Transformation - Mantras

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Two Perspectives on Personal Transformation Two Perspectives’ is a bi-monthly column with two different perspectives from two different continents, genders and cultures on the same topic viz.
Dr Janet Smith Warfield (based in Florida, USA) and 
Dr Amit Nagpal (based in New Delhi, India).

Dr Janet Smith Warfield's Perspective, USA
What are Mantras?
According to Thomas Ashley-Ferrand, mantras are sacred words of power. According to others, they are energy based sounds, embodying the highest spiritual state. Yet others refer to them as sound mysteries that change consciousness.
Some time ago, a friend sent me an email with a link to a series ofSoundsTrue audios about Sanskrit mantras:
Knowing that I was working on another book about word energy, my foreign rights agent had previously mentioned Sanskrit as a language I should explore. Western language uses symbolism and meaning. Sanskrit uses the pure vibration of the sound.
I ordered the audios and began listening. There was a mantra for …