Wellsprings of Life: Quaker Wisdom in Chant A new collection of soul nourishing chants, filled with spiritual encouragement at a much needed time.
An inspiring collection of 19 chants composed from words of Quaker writers and leaders spanning the course of three centuries. The words reflect the contemplative wisdom of Quaker spirituality, which is at the root of Quaker practice of peace, integrity, simplicity and equality. While this album has some songs similar to Paulette's first album of Quaker chant-like songs, sung in monophonic a cappella style, most of the chants here are beautifully embellished with piano, bass and harmony vocals and are shorter and meant for group singing. Flute, cello and native flute are also part of the mix.
Well-known contemporary teacher of the Christian Contemplative and Wisdom traditions, Cynthia Bourgeault, had this to say:
"Paulette’s chants open a door to the pearls of transformative wisdom waiting to be discovered in the Quaker mystical tradition. This new album sparkles with the message of joy and steadfastness, even in the midst of troubled seas. Concepts as subtle and challenging as inner stillness, non-attachment, and the inward Christ Spirit come powerfully alive through these mystical chants. One can drink these chants in, almost like an elixir of hope!"