"The excellent production, good songs that don't talk down to kids, live and lively instrumentation, and clear passion of the performers make this CD particularly entertaining and engaging to kids and families. And what's more, the kids might actually learn something useful to help them get along in life!" - John McCutcheon, musician, 5 time Grammy award winner
"Consciously and unconsciously, Paulette plants lessons of peaceful living in the minds of our children with the richness of her songs. From primal, soulful rhythms to the modern drumming of hip-hop, her music calls us to be more of who we are and who we want to be." - Dr. Becky Bailey, award winning author and early childhood educator. Founder and director of Loving Guidance, dedicated to creating positive environments for children in schools and families across the country.
"Excellent content, beautifully recorded, well sung and played. I love the variety of styles."
- Peggy Seeger, internationally known performer and recording artist
"I would recommend this CD to anyone teaching peacemaking skills to children."
- Priscilla Prutzman - Director, Children's Response to Conflict, a national organization with over 30 years experience training teachers how to create peaceable classrooms.
"A magnificent collection of songs that teach conflict resolution and promote community understanding."
- Ruth Harris -- SongsForTeaching.com
"The songs on this CD enhance and reinforce our school-wide peacemaking program perfectly. We have been using it for assembly programs, with students doing skits around some of the stories in the songs. The students really love the music!"
- Reba Barkley elementary school principal
"Any music teacher will appreciate this CD, both for the music and the message. The rhythms and sounds from various cultures serve to bridge many multicultural situations and invite children to sing and experience ethnicity in a non-violent, non-competitive way."
- Lois Shegog, elementary school music teacher
"My daughter is so excited about your CD; she insists we have it both in the car and at home with us. Although she enjoys music, I've seldom seen her so enthusiastic!"
- Beth Franks, parent
"A must for every home and school."
- Fran Schmidt, author of Creative Conflict Solving for Kids (Peace Education Foundation) and The Adventurous Peace Rangers Peacemaker Series (Peace Education International)
"The students ask for these songs again and again."
- Beth Palm, counselor, grades K-5
"It is wonderful how so many of the songs relate exactly to incidents/situations in the classroom."
- Darla Barry 4th grade teacher
"If every child grew up listening to and learning these songs, the world would be a different place for sure."
"I listen to Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plainsong when I need to find my feet again, to remember what is most important and to connect with Spirit. The a cappella style is powerful, and the lyrics stay in my heart long after the CD is finished playing, urging me to live with awareness, compassion, and integrity." Cathy Hale, writer, poet
"While people often admire Quakerism from the outside, as a testimony to non-violence, Paulette's songs both make clear and deliver the means for Quakers and non-Quakers alike to reclaim the powerful kenotic spirituality on which their tradition is founded. I hope these songs are learned and sung by Christian contemplatives everywhere!" The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Ph.D,author of Chanting the Psalms and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.
"As a Catholic, I have found these Quaker chants to be uniquely powerful tools for deepening my prayer. I have been very excited to introduce this CD to many other Catholics who are serious about contemplative spirituality, and the word is spreading fast that this is an amazing, historic resource. The CD is being used by retreat leaders, spiritual directors, groups studying mysticism, and our little worshipping community. I use these chants as mantras for drawing me nearer to God, and they have stayed vibrant for me through many months."
Anne Becker, writer, Christian mystic
This is timeless spiritual wisdom in an accessible format that is worth the time to explore, especially if you are interested in broadening the dimensions of your soul. Pastor Bart, United Methodist church. Lynchburg, VA. from his blog " Beautifully Furnished"
Paulette Meier's rich voice, unforced singing, meditative pacing, and natural cadences bring the hearer to that inner peace where truth abides. This approach helps liberate early Quaker spiritual power for a new time.
Doug Gwyn, Quaker scholar, writer, minister and musician
What a treasure these are! . . . The passages [Paulette] has chosen represent timeless wisdom that all, regardless of denomination, will find inspiring. I now frequently find them coming to mind on my morning prayer walks, which are richer for them.
Bill Dietrich, former Executive Director, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation
The chants are like prayer beads for me, grounding my spiritual intention to follow my inner guide.
Rose Marie Cipryk
[These songs] open a doorway to a spirituality that can, in the words of Quaker found George Fox, 'shake all the country for ten miles round.' Her voice moves us into Gods heart, leaving us both challenged and comforted, and resting in a place of deep peace.