Muz Murray
Muz Murray is a world-travelling mystic master with an international reputation, having given guidance for many years in his “SHARING THE QUEST” workshops—on Mantra Yoga, Mystical Awakening, Massage and Meditation—in the UK and Europe.

He follows the way of the Universal Mystic—the Path of the Heart—embracing the essence of all traditions, but is attached to none. Although endowed with the saffron robe and spiritual name of “Ramana Baba” in India, he sees himself neither as a ‘Swami’ nor a ‘New Age’ teacher, inclining rather to the notion of a ‘No Age’—seeking the teachings suitable for any age of the world, through attunement to the eternal verities.

Thus his ‘Way of Unlearning’ is a simple “Sharing of the Inner Quest” warmly appreciated by those who seek trustworthy guidance without bondage to any form of cultism. In his early twenties (during seven years of vagabondage around the world) an unlooked-for experience of spiritual awakening—known as ‘Cosmic Consciousness’—suddenly occurred, which was to transform the course of his life and consequently the lives of many others. Some months after this ‘Cosmic Initiation’ he came into contact with a spiritual Master who gave him his first ‘temporal initiation’ into a mantric form of meditation called Shabda Yoga (or the Mystical Sound Current.)

This was later followed by association with masters of many traditions and subsequent initiations into many forms of arduous spiritual practice and esoteric experience. In consequence, he became the Founder of a mystical community in London, known as “Gandalf’s Garden” which produced a world-distributed esoteric magazine of the same name. The magazine and work of this community became a spiritual inspiration to many thousands in Britain and on the Continent during the ‘Flower-Power’ Era of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

The centre hosted Gurus and teachers of every tradition from all over the world and pioneered the spirit of ‘spiritual cross-fertilisation’ between isolated esoteric groups, which resulted in many more universally-minded centres blossoming in its wake in several countries. In 1972, Muz undertook a three-year pilgrimage to India and Nepal, travelling as a sadhu or mendicant monk. Besides following many spiritual disciplines, he deepened his investigations into Mantra (the Yoga of Sound) with Sufi (Dervish), Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Tibetan Masters. On returning to Europe, while giving workshops in dynamic mantra, he also spent several years working with leading psychotherapists in modern regression techniques and founded “The Inner Garden”—a Healing, Retreat and Growth Centre in Suffolk, where individual therapy treatment was combined with spiritual guidance (as featured on BBC television in “Still Crazy After All These Years”).

At the same time he became a founder-member of “The Open Centre” (a psychotherapists’ collective) at the Community Health Foundation in London, where he led Mantra and Psychotherapy intensives for three years. In 1980, after entering into the state of Samadhi (or the ‘God-Conscious’ condition) he removed himself to a hideaway in southern France for the next few years, consolidating his inner experience and writing his spiritual guide to survival in the modern world—Sharing the Quest (Element Books).

At the request of yoga groups, yoga teachers and yoga students all over Europe, he is now teaching the ‘Mysteries of Mantra’ and ‘The Way of Sunconsciousness’ in many countries, undertaking a regular mantra workshop tour of Britain during the summer months and also leading travelling workshops in India.
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Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Muz is an alchemist of the soul—a catalyst radiating in the centre of the group, teaching us the ‘Way of Sunconsciousness’ and mysteriously transmuting everybody's inner world into something one can no longer forget. And we go back to the ‘normal’ unreal world we all live in, like aliens fallen from heaven. Knowing, anyway, in our heart of hearts, we can go back ‘home’ into it, whenever we like.” —W . C . Magrin. (France)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“The wonderful quality of Muz’s presence and teaching is that it transcends the barriers of language and thought...All of us with our different backgrounds were drawn to a source of love which makes no distinctions between personalities, because he sees behind the mask and reflects the light within. To see such a teacher at work, ever giving, never forsaking anyone or any spiritual request, is truly inspiring...Those who spend more than a brief time with his teaching come to experience its depth, wholeness and originality. He speaks with an authentic voice because his understanding comes form the depths of his own spiritual experience. It is fortunate that one who understands the ways of the West, can transmit in such a meaningful way the profound wisdom of the East.” —Gerri Roche (Ireland)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Thanks for everything in your workshop: your teaching, your love, you gave so much... a very special experience. After singing the mantras, when we all sat around you and you looked at each one of us, something happened inside of me, something moved me deep inside. At that moment I felt like I was receiving a lot of extra energy in the heart-centre. I’ve never felt anything like that. The effect it had on me, the energy it gave, was overwhelming; and it’s still working it’s way through! Usually I have a lot of thoughts and many questions, but that Sunday I just felt silent, peaceful, no questions. It felt so good!” —B.Omvlee (Holland)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Muz is truly a very special being and unlike many Realised masters, he is very accessible and approachable. When he chants I feel all my cells vibrating harmoniously with the universe. His eyes transmit so much love and inspiration; I feel it bubbling up inside myself filling me with endless joy. “ —A. J. Oliver (London)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Apart from Krishnamurti, you are the only being I have been close to whose attainments are so mighty, and I found you inspired and inspiring, and can only offer my profound gratitude for your patient work with us. Seeing you, I realise how beautiful and worthy is the spiritual path.” —Jeremy S. Gluck, SPRITECH (Swansea)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Having been in the presence of many so-called enlightened beings, for me, Muz Murray is the most profound. There is a process known as shaktipat, which means the transmission of spiritual power from the guru to the disciple, or the spiritual awakening by grace. If there is such a phenomenon, then for me this was it. —David W.Parker (London)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Muz—he’s some guy: just being in his presence starts to weave an inexplicable magic upon your consciousness. And when your soul recognises the soul of an enlightened being it begins to dance with pure joy!” —Nawaratri Brand (London)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“I feel I have to write and tell you what a lasting impression that weekend has made on my life. It was a truly wonderful experience. I had never done chant to any great extent before, but I find it has a positive effect on me. “I was finding my course of study on Yoga Philosophy a bit difficult to understand—until I attended your workshop, and then it was like a light had been switched on—and suddenly I could see! I haven’t been the same person since! But I like this new me!” —Evelyn Rock. (Slane,Eire)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“It was just an ordinary wednesday. I went to a meeting in which the topic this week was a talk on ‘Sound’ by Muz Murray—never heard of you—you started chanting. ‘O dear,’ I start smiling to myself, ‘whatever will you get yourself into next?’ Your strange noises turn into sweet melodic chanting: I’m enchanted and very happy. I listen to your talk—I understand. I still feel your presence while looking at your books afterwards. I leave with one, knowing that I have been close to a ‘special human.’ “I read several pages of Sharing the Quest before sleeping. Suddenly—I found myself in your words. I now understand myself to be worthwhile...You have given me great inspiration. Come back soon.” —Jay (Hadleigh)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“My wife and I were recently lucky enough to attend a seminar by you in Basildon. I do not yet fully understand what I got from you, but I experienced something unknown to me before, and it was not until teusday evening that I seemed to return to something like normal. I do not think it was only the mantra, although it does give inner peace—and I find your Sounds of Silence cassette inspiring. Only as I write I realise that what you gave us was your presence, for you were in tune with all life. “Thankyou for the Life Force that you imparted to me.” —N. Cook (Laindon.)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“I do not feel I can leave the path I shared with you—brief as it was—without saying that it was indeed a privilege to ‘Share the Quest’ for a short while. It is ten years since I have left a gathering so refreshed and renewed, But most of all I enjoyed the Satsang period—listening to your replies to the questions raised, where your very special presence showed it-Self to the full. Thankyou for what you imparted...but more importantly, for your unique way of imparting the Truth.” —N.L. (U.K.)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“You may remember me as the person who could scarcely speak, due to the trauma following strangulation by my mother when I was small. On your advice, I forgave my mother, and even realised that it was thanks to this problem that I became so receptive to sound. Your workshop opened me up and now I even dare begin to chant. My voice improves...I profited by this grace to reconcile myself with my mother, and we have passed some beautiful moments together. “I also want to thank you on behalf of my sister, whose cancer you helped heal with your vibrations. The cancer has stabilised and even modified. And she is applying the method of ‘Sunconsciousness’ thinking as you suggested.” —C.Chabin (Chaingy, France)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“That unforgettable week! was the most enjoyable and fulfilling experience I’ve had for a very long time—much more that the two weeks of purring in the sunshine of Corfu. In fact, I haven’t felt the same person since, for which I am profoundly grateful. Man, many, thanks. After your ‘treatment’ [shaktipat: mantrically-charged laying on of hands] my knee is much better....Apart from the chanting, which I try to do twice a day, you shed an amount of other useful, wise advice—enough to be working on until we see you again next year. Bless you!” —Barbarba Ryder (Lychett Matravers)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“We have just visited the ashram of Sai Baba in Bangalore, but were very disappointed. When we arrived he was giving Darshan and they were chanting Agni Hotra mantras. It was a magical moment. But we did not feel the love flowing from Sai Baba though—as it does from you—and to my mind that’s what it’s all about. I hope you will manage to come to England again next year. I’m looking forward to the next workshop!” —R.C. (Cheltenham)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“I want to thank you for coming to Grimstone Manor this year. It was an experience of great help in my journey and continues to be so. I told you of my X-ray which had shown calcification and that the surgeon was considering another operation. I was aware of the healing-plus atmosphere at Grimstone, and continued the daily chanting when I returned home. And I am grateful to say that I had another X-ray and the surgeon found the problem had not increased and the general condition has improved—so, no operation. “The chanting in the morning has given me such peaceful feeling, and I find the chants continuing throughout the day. Since using the mantras I seem to have become more sensitive to peoples ‘vibes’ and atmospheres. I also much appreciated your answers to questions and the Fire Ceremony at Crawley. But to hear you speak on spiritual matters was like water on parched ground to me, and I was sorry when you stopped. I hope that you will return again next year...” —B.R.


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“The whole weekend was so happy, so full of goodwill, with Muz a very caring teacher, sharing with us a very important part of our daily living—the vibration of sound. “It was as if the subtle body recognised the sounds of the Mantrams; rather like the feeling of invisible fingers running across the strings of a harp and plucking a tune which massaged the body, mind and soul. If that sounds exaggerated, from my own experience it hardly explains it. So many people have written and telephoned me since—people new and those experienced in yoga—saying how well the weekend worked for them, how happy and toning it was.” —Mavis Fielding (Middlesborough.) Wheel North Journal.


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“I enjoyed the weekend at Tresillian which has just ended. Your voice changes constantly when you chant, and you have a vast repertoire of interesting and unusual voices. The intensity of the sound fills the room and it amazes me that it comes from only one person. There were times during the chanting when I felt really happy, a great source of happiness trying to break out...It is a rare privilege for me to be in such advanced company...and I hope one day I will be able to work again with such an amazing mantra master.” —D.S. (Penzance)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Thank you for a weekend when the doors and windows of our hearts and minds were opened to the sunshine of love and peace.” —Y. M. (York)


Posted: 09 Mar 2012 By:

“Thank you for a weekend when the doors and windows of our hearts and minds were opened to the sunshine of love and peace.” —Y. M. (York) “I enjoyed the weekend at Tresillian which has just ended. Your voice changes constantly when you chant, and you have a vast repertoire of interesting and unusual voices. The intensity of the sound fills the room and it amazes me that it comes from only one person. There were times during the chanting when I felt really happy, a great source of happiness trying to break out...It is a rare privilege for me to be in such advanced company...and I hope one day I will be able to work again with such an amazing mantra master.” —D.S. (Penzance) “The whole weekend was so happy, so full of goodwill, with Muz a very caring teacher, sharing with us a very important part of our daily living—the vibration of sound. “It was as if the subtle body recognised the sounds of the Mantrams; rather like the feeling of invisible fingers running across the strings of a harp and plucking a tune which massaged the body, mind and soul. If that sounds exaggerated, from my own experience it hardly explains it. So many people have written and telephoned me since—people new and those experienced in yoga—saying how well the weekend worked for them, how happy and toning it was.” —Mavis Fielding (Middlesborough.) Wheel North Journal. “I want to thank you for coming to Grimstone Manor this year. It was an experience of great help in my journey and continues to be so. I told you of my X-ray which had shown calcification and that the surgeon was considering another operation. I was aware of the healing-plus atmosphere at Grimstone, and continued the daily chanting when I returned home. And I am grateful to say that I had another X-ray and the surgeon found the problem had not increased and the general condition has improved—so, no operation. “The chanting in the morning has given me such peaceful feeling, and I find the chants continuing throughout the day. Since using the mantras I seem to have become more sensitive to peoples ‘vibes’ and atmospheres. I also much appreciated your answers to questions and the Fire Ceremony at Crawley. But to hear you speak on spiritual matters was like water on parched ground to me, and I was sorry when you stopped. I hope that you will return again next year...” —B.R. “We have just visited the ashram of Sai Baba in Bangalore, but were very disappointed. When we arrived he was giving Darshan and they were chanting Agni Hotra mantras. It was a magical moment. But we did not feel the love flowing from Sai Baba though—as it does from you—and to my mind that’s what it’s all about. I hope you will manage to come to England again next year. I’m looking forward to the next workshop!” —R.C. (Cheltenham) “That unforgettable week! was the most enjoyable and fulfilling experience I’ve had for a very long time—much more that the two weeks of purring in the sunshine of Corfu. In fact, I haven’t felt the same person since, for which I am profoundly grateful. Man, many, thanks. After your ‘treatment’ [shaktipat: mantrically-charged laying on of hands] my knee is much better....Apart from the chanting, which I try to do twice a day, you shed an amount of other useful, wise advice—enough to be working on until we see you again next year. Bless you!” —Barbarba Ryder (Lychett Matravers) “You may remember me as the person who could scarcely speak, due to the trauma following strangulation by my mother when I was small. On your advice, I forgave my mother, and even realised that it was thanks to this problem that I became so receptive to sound. Your workshop opened me up and now I even dare begin to chant. My voice improves...I profited by this grace to reconcile myself with my mother, and we have passed some beautiful moments together. “I also want to thank you on behalf of my sister, whose cancer you helped heal with your vibrations. The cancer has stabilised and even modified. And she is applying the method of ‘Sunconsciousness’ thinking as you suggested.” —C.Chabin (Chaingy, France) “I do not feel I can leave the path I shared with you—brief as it was—without saying that it was indeed a privilege to ‘Share the Quest’ for a short while. It is ten years since I have left a gathering so refreshed and renewed, But most of all I enjoyed the Satsang period—listening to your replies to the questions raised, where your very special presence showed it-Self to the full. Thankyou for what you imparted...but more importantly, for your unique way of imparting the Truth.” —N.L. (U.K.) “My wife and I were recently lucky enough to attend a seminar by you in Basildon. I do not yet fully understand what I got from you, but I experienced something unknown to me before, and it was not until teusday evening that I seemed to return to something like normal. I do not think it was only the mantra, although it does give inner peace—and I find your Sounds of Silence cassette inspiring. Only as I write I realise that what you gave us was your presence, for you were in tune with all life. “Thankyou for the Life Force that you imparted to me.” —N. Cook (Laindon.) “It was just an ordinary wednesday. I went to a meeting in which the topic this week was a talk on ‘Sound’ by Muz Murray—never heard of you—you started chanting. ‘O dear,’ I start smiling to myself, ‘whatever will you get yourself into next?’ Your strange noises turn into sweet melodic chanting: I’m enchanted and very happy. I listen to your talk—I understand. I still feel your presence while looking at your books afterwards. I leave with one, knowing that I have been close to a ‘special human.’ “I read several pages of Sharing the Quest before sleeping. Suddenly—I found myself in your words. I now understand myself to be worthwhile...You have given me great inspiration. Come back soon.” —Jay (Hadleigh) “I feel I have to write and tell you what a lasting impression that weekend has made on my life. It was a truly wonderful experience. I had never done chant to any great extent before, but I find it has a positive effect on me. “I was finding my course of study on Yoga Philosophy a bit difficult to understand—until I attended your workshop, and then it was like a light had been switched on—and suddenly I could see! I haven’t been the same person since! But I like this new me!” —Evelyn Rock. (Slane,Eire) “Muz—he’s some guy: just being in his presence starts to weave an inexplicable magic upon your consciousness. And when your soul recognises the soul of an enlightened being it begins to dance with pure joy!” —Nawaratri Brand (London) “Having been in the presence of many so-called enlightened beings, for me, Muz Murray is the most profound. There is a process known as shaktipat, which means the transmission of spiritual power from the guru to the disciple, or the spiritual awakening by grace. If there is such a phenomenon, then for me this was it. —David W.Parker (London) “Apart from Krishnamurti, you are the only being I have been close to whose attainments are so mighty, and I found you inspired and inspiring, and can only offer my profound gratitude for your patient work with us. Seeing you, I realise how beautiful and worthy is the spiritual path.” —Jeremy S. Gluck, SPRITECH (Swansea) “Muz is truly a very special being and unlike many Realised masters, he is very accessible and approachable. When he chants I feel all my cells vibrating harmoniously with the universe. His eyes transmit so much love and inspiration; I feel it bubbling up inside myself filling me with endless joy. “ —A. J. Oliver (London) “Thanks for everything in your workshop: your teaching, your love, you gave so much... a very special experience. After singing the mantras, when we all sat around you and you looked at each one of us, something happened inside of me, something moved me deep inside. At that moment I felt like I was receiving a lot of extra energy in the heart-centre. I’ve never felt anything like that. The effect it had on me, the energy it gave, was overwhelming; and it’s still working it’s way through! Usually I have a lot of thoughts and many questions, but that Sunday I just felt silent, peaceful, no questions. It felt so good!” —B.Omvlee (Holland) “The wonderful quality of Muz’s presence and teaching is that it transcends the barriers of language and thought...All of us with our different backgrounds were drawn to a source of love which makes no distinctions between personalities, because he sees behind the mask and reflects the light within. To see such a teacher at work, ever giving, never forsaking anyone or any spiritual request, is truly inspiring...Those who spend more than a brief time with his teaching come to experience its depth, wholeness and originality. He speaks with an authentic voice because his understanding comes form the depths of his own spiritual experience. It is fortunate that one who understands the ways of the West, can transmit in such a meaningful way the profound wisdom of the East.” —Gerri Roche (Ireland) “Muz is an alchemist of the soul—a catalyst radiating in the centre of the group, teaching us the ‘Way of Sunconsciousness’ and mysteriously transmuting everybody's inner world into something one can no longer forget. And we go back to the ‘normal’ unreal world we all live in, like aliens fallen from heaven. Knowing, anyway, in our heart of hearts, we can go back ‘home’ into it, whenever we like.” —W . C . Magrin. (France) “It was an extremely impressive seminar for us and we have experienced that mantra-sound in your way of teaching leads very fast to great calmness of the mind, and so towards God. We practise often and thank you with all our heart for everything.” —Maya Naldi and Hanspeter Braun. (Switzerland) “Having had a chance to reflect, thank you again for packing so much in to a one day session. Feedback from individuals has ranged from ecstatic, to "thought provoking," to dumbfounded!! About a quarter of those present were either Yoga teachers, or training to teach; a few were other sorts of healers; the majority were individuals who attend Yoga classes regularly. Their responses are an indicator of the level of their lack of exposure to mantra in their classes. Some, I know, have been attending classes for over ten and twenty years and only ever chanted Om. This is not a condemnation of the individual teacher but more a recognition of the need for more in-depth training of BWY teachers in this area and/or the resources with which to build their experience. You really are such a rare commodity, how on earth can ordinary Yoga teachers acquire even a basic level of skill, unless we press you to find more training opportunities. Many Yoga teachers introduce Mantra to their classes tentatively because they think all mantra has a devotional purpose, as in religiosity—and with general classes they never progress from that perspective—of course it turns many off at that point too. I have even been at BWY in-service training events where established Yoga teachers say they do not use mantra at all—because of the religious connotations and/or because they can't sing!!! The BWY is expanding its teaching population at an alarming rate at present and many student teachers are getting virtually no informed introduction to mantra. The second thing I really liked about your presentation, which I know you have been teaching for a long time now. It was that you offered people a way in, by introducing them to the vowels and consonants and their correspondence to regions of the body - that is so helpful. The `logic' of it as the sound moves forward in the mouth is beautiful. I should like to add that since then several people have endorsed the same views and on one more thing that stood out: it is your sheer dedication to your passion. After spending so many years building up your expertise, it shows... and it was truly valued here. Lots of love and good wishes. Namaste. —Gill Winstanley (British Wheel of Yoga representative for North Wales) “Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for organising Muz’s workshop in Northampton. I’ve been listening to Muz’s tapes: ‘Sound of Silence’ and ‘Songs of Silence’ and practising the mantras since his workshop and have found the results phenomenal! My mind is much clearer and more peaceful with long periods where the internal chattering has stopped altogether. My heart space feels vibrant, alive and energetic. “I learnt so much from Muz on many levels. His teachings on sound, mantra, breath, etc., are excellent. “My heart just keeps blossoming and blossoming just as Muz described. The mantra is amaaaaaaaaazzzzzzziiiiiinnnnnnnggggg! Thank you.” — Clare Carney (Northampton) “This was a perfect workshop, with a great teacher…” —Richard Gordon (Leamington Spa) “Thank you Muz—so much love and light emanated.” —Kizzy MacDonald (Northampton) “Thanks Muz for a beautiful space… wonderful weekend… keep spreading the light and wisdom. I feel very awakened!” —Roz Crampton (Northampton) “The weekend was amazing from start to finish. It was fascinating from the point of view of learning the mantras and also from the point of view of the man himself. I feel grateful for being able to attend and listen to all Muz had to share with us – he is an amazing man and an excellent teacher – even now, when the chants have been revisited in class, I can feel the vibration from the weekend with him. More weekends from Muz would be well received – I certainly know I’d be there.“ (Name lost) “The day with Muz was truly enlightening. I could have sat for more hours just to listen to him talk as he is so knowledgeable about everything. I haven’t stopped talking about the day to everyone who would listen to me. I have been playing the CD The Sound of Silence. It is fantastic and fills the whole house. I can’t really put into words how it makes me feel, but happy and refreshed are just a couple of things that come to mind. Muz has a wonderful aura I felt surrounding him. His presence brought a wonderful energy into the hall which was lovely to share, especially the mantric alphabet which I particularly enjoyed. The day was fantastic. Please let me know if any other days come up.“ —Julie Scanlon (Wellingborough) “I could only attend the Saturday workshop, but found this truly inspiring and enlightening. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was inspired by what Muz said and taught, and by his approachable and down-to-earth manner. I will be most interested in attending a follow-on next year.“ —Karen Cleary (Harpole) “I found the whole weekend very rewarding. Each day was different and very interesting. I felt very relaxed and at peace with myself after both sessions. The vibrations from the mantras reached every cell in my body. Exhilarating is a word that comes to mind. Thanks for holding the workshop and to Muz for your teachings and wisdom. Looking forward to next year’s workshop.“ —Pam Flynn (Northampton) “The mantra retreat was like five days out of this world...” —A. S. (Sheffield)


Posted:
09 Mar 2012
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“Muz is an alchemist of the soul—a catalyst radiating in the centre of the group, teaching us the ‘Way of Sunconsciousness’ and mysteriously transmuting everybody's inner world into something one can no longer forget. And we go back to the ‘normal’ unreal world we all live in, like aliens fallen from heaven. Knowing, anyway, in our heart of hearts, we can go back ‘home’ into it, whenever we like.” —W . C . Magrin. (France)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“The wonderful quality of Muz’s presence and teaching is that it transcends the barriers of language and thought...All of us with our different backgrounds were drawn to a source of love which makes no distinctions between personalities, because he sees behind the mask and reflects the light within. To see such a teacher at work, ever giving, never forsaking anyone or any spiritual request, is truly inspiring...Those who spend more than a brief time with his teaching come to experience its depth, wholeness and originality. He speaks with an authentic voice because his understanding comes form the depths of his own spiritual experience. It is fortunate that one who understands the ways of the West, can transmit in such a meaningful way the profound wisdom of the East.” —Gerri Roche (Ireland)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“Thanks for everything in your workshop: your teaching, your love, you gave so much... a very special experience. After singing the mantras, when we all sat around you and you looked at each one of us, something happened inside of me, something moved me deep inside. At that moment I felt like I was receiving a lot of extra energy in the heart-centre. I’ve never felt anything like that. The effect it had on me, the energy it gave, was overwhelming; and it’s still working it’s way through! Usually I have a lot of thoughts and many questions, but that Sunday I just felt silent, peaceful, no questions. It felt so good!” —B.Omvlee (Holland)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“Muz is truly a very special being and unlike many Realised masters, he is very accessible and approachable. When he chants I feel all my cells vibrating harmoniously with the universe. His eyes transmit so much love and inspiration; I feel it bubbling up inside myself filling me with endless joy. “ —A. J. Oliver (London)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“Apart from Krishnamurti, you are the only being I have been close to whose attainments are so mighty, and I found you inspired and inspiring, and can only offer my profound gratitude for your patient work with us. Seeing you, I realise how beautiful and worthy is the spiritual path.” —Jeremy S. Gluck, SPRITECH (Swansea)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“Having been in the presence of many so-called enlightened beings, for me, Muz Murray is the most profound. There is a process known as shaktipat, which means the transmission of spiritual power from the guru to the disciple, or the spiritual awakening by grace. If there is such a phenomenon, then for me this was it. —David W.Parker (London)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“Muz—he’s some guy: just being in his presence starts to weave an inexplicable magic upon your consciousness. And when your soul recognises the soul of an enlightened being it begins to dance with pure joy!” —Nawaratri Brand (London)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“I feel I have to write and tell you what a lasting impression that weekend has made on my life. It was a truly wonderful experience. I had never done chant to any great extent before, but I find it has a positive effect on me. “I was finding my course of study on Yoga Philosophy a bit difficult to understand—until I attended your workshop, and then it was like a light had been switched on—and suddenly I could see! I haven’t been the same person since! But I like this new me!” —Evelyn Rock. (Slane,Eire)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“It was just an ordinary wednesday. I went to a meeting in which the topic this week was a talk on ‘Sound’ by Muz Murray—never heard of you—you started chanting. ‘O dear,’ I start smiling to myself, ‘whatever will you get yourself into next?’ Your strange noises turn into sweet melodic chanting: I’m enchanted and very happy. I listen to your talk—I understand. I still feel your presence while looking at your books afterwards. I leave with one, knowing that I have been close to a ‘special human.’ “I read several pages of Sharing the Quest before sleeping. Suddenly—I found myself in your words. I now understand myself to be worthwhile...You have given me great inspiration. Come back soon.” —Jay (Hadleigh)

Posted:
09 Mar 2012
by:

“My wife and I were recently lucky enough to attend a seminar by you in Basildon. I do not yet fully understand what I got from you, but I experienced something unknown to me before, and it was not until teusday evening that I seemed to return to something like normal. I do not think it was only the mantra, although it does give inner peace—and I find your Sounds of Silence cassette inspiring. Only as I write I realise that what you gave us was your presence, for you were in tune with all life. “Thankyou for the Life Force that you imparted to me.” —N. Cook (Laindon.)

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“I do not feel I can leave the path I shared with you—brief as it was—without saying that it was indeed a privilege to ‘Share the Quest’ for a short while. It is ten years since I have left a gathering so refreshed and renewed, But most of all I enjoyed the Satsang period—listening to your replies to the questions raised, where your very special presence showed it-Self to the full. Thankyou for what you imparted...but more importantly, for your unique way of imparting the Truth.” —N.L. (U.K.)

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“You may remember me as the person who could scarcely speak, due to the trauma following strangulation by my mother when I was small. On your advice, I forgave my mother, and even realised that it was thanks to this problem that I became so receptive to sound. Your workshop opened me up and now I even dare begin to chant. My voice improves...I profited by this grace to reconcile myself with my mother, and we have passed some beautiful moments together. “I also want to thank you on behalf of my sister, whose cancer you helped heal with your vibrations. The cancer has stabilised and even modified. And she is applying the method of ‘Sunconsciousness’ thinking as you suggested.” —C.Chabin (Chaingy, France)

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“That unforgettable week! was the most enjoyable and fulfilling experience I’ve had for a very long time—much more that the two weeks of purring in the sunshine of Corfu. In fact, I haven’t felt the same person since, for which I am profoundly grateful. Man, many, thanks. After your ‘treatment’ [shaktipat: mantrically-charged laying on of hands] my knee is much better....Apart from the chanting, which I try to do twice a day, you shed an amount of other useful, wise advice—enough to be working on until we see you again next year. Bless you!” —Barbarba Ryder (Lychett Matravers)

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“We have just visited the ashram of Sai Baba in Bangalore, but were very disappointed. When we arrived he was giving Darshan and they were chanting Agni Hotra mantras. It was a magical moment. But we did not feel the love flowing from Sai Baba though—as it does from you—and to my mind that’s what it’s all about. I hope you will manage to come to England again next year. I’m looking forward to the next workshop!” —R.C. (Cheltenham)

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“I want to thank you for coming to Grimstone Manor this year. It was an experience of great help in my journey and continues to be so. I told you of my X-ray which had shown calcification and that the surgeon was considering another operation. I was aware of the healing-plus atmosphere at Grimstone, and continued the daily chanting when I returned home. And I am grateful to say that I had another X-ray and the surgeon found the problem had not increased and the general condition has improved—so, no operation. “The chanting in the morning has given me such peaceful feeling, and I find the chants continuing throughout the day. Since using the mantras I seem to have become more sensitive to peoples ‘vibes’ and atmospheres. I also much appreciated your answers to questions and the Fire Ceremony at Crawley. But to hear you speak on spiritual matters was like water on parched ground to me, and I was sorry when you stopped. I hope that you will return again next year...” —B.R.

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“The whole weekend was so happy, so full of goodwill, with Muz a very caring teacher, sharing with us a very important part of our daily living—the vibration of sound. “It was as if the subtle body recognised the sounds of the Mantrams; rather like the feeling of invisible fingers running across the strings of a harp and plucking a tune which massaged the body, mind and soul. If that sounds exaggerated, from my own experience it hardly explains it. So many people have written and telephoned me since—people new and those experienced in yoga—saying how well the weekend worked for them, how happy and toning it was.” —Mavis Fielding (Middlesborough.) Wheel North Journal.

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“I enjoyed the weekend at Tresillian which has just ended. Your voice changes constantly when you chant, and you have a vast repertoire of interesting and unusual voices. The intensity of the sound fills the room and it amazes me that it comes from only one person. There were times during the chanting when I felt really happy, a great source of happiness trying to break out...It is a rare privilege for me to be in such advanced company...and I hope one day I will be able to work again with such an amazing mantra master.” —D.S. (Penzance)

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“Thank you for a weekend when the doors and windows of our hearts and minds were opened to the sunshine of love and peace.” —Y. M. (York)

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“Thank you for a weekend when the doors and windows of our hearts and minds were opened to the sunshine of love and peace.” —Y. M. (York) “I enjoyed the weekend at Tresillian which has just ended. Your voice changes constantly when you chant, and you have a vast repertoire of interesting and unusual voices. The intensity of the sound fills the room and it amazes me that it comes from only one person. There were times during the chanting when I felt really happy, a great source of happiness trying to break out...It is a rare privilege for me to be in such advanced company...and I hope one day I will be able to work again with such an amazing mantra master.” —D.S. (Penzance) “The whole weekend was so happy, so full of goodwill, with Muz a very caring teacher, sharing with us a very important part of our daily living—the vibration of sound. “It was as if the subtle body recognised the sounds of the Mantrams; rather like the feeling of invisible fingers running across the strings of a harp and plucking a tune which massaged the body, mind and soul. If that sounds exaggerated, from my own experience it hardly explains it. So many people have written and telephoned me since—people new and those experienced in yoga—saying how well the weekend worked for them, how happy and toning it was.” —Mavis Fielding (Middlesborough.) Wheel North Journal. “I want to thank you for coming to Grimstone Manor this year. It was an experience of great help in my journey and continues to be so. I told you of my X-ray which had shown calcification and that the surgeon was considering another operation. I was aware of the healing-plus atmosphere at Grimstone, and continued the daily chanting when I returned home. And I am grateful to say that I had another X-ray and the surgeon found the problem had not increased and the general condition has improved—so, no operation. “The chanting in the morning has given me such peaceful feeling, and I find the chants continuing throughout the day. Since using the mantras I seem to have become more sensitive to peoples ‘vibes’ and atmospheres. I also much appreciated your answers to questions and the Fire Ceremony at Crawley. But to hear you speak on spiritual matters was like water on parched ground to me, and I was sorry when you stopped. I hope that you will return again next year...” —B.R. “We have just visited the ashram of Sai Baba in Bangalore, but were very disappointed. When we arrived he was giving Darshan and they were chanting Agni Hotra mantras. It was a magical moment. But we did not feel the love flowing from Sai Baba though—as it does from you—and to my mind that’s what it’s all about. I hope you will manage to come to England again next year. I’m looking forward to the next workshop!” —R.C. (Cheltenham) “That unforgettable week! was the most enjoyable and fulfilling experience I’ve had for a very long time—much more that the two weeks of purring in the sunshine of Corfu. In fact, I haven’t felt the same person since, for which I am profoundly grateful. Man, many, thanks. After your ‘treatment’ [shaktipat: mantrically-charged laying on of hands] my knee is much better....Apart from the chanting, which I try to do twice a day, you shed an amount of other useful, wise advice—enough to be working on until we see you again next year. Bless you!” —Barbarba Ryder (Lychett Matravers) “You may remember me as the person who could scarcely speak, due to the trauma following strangulation by my mother when I was small. On your advice, I forgave my mother, and even realised that it was thanks to this problem that I became so receptive to sound. Your workshop opened me up and now I even dare begin to chant. My voice improves...I profited by this grace to reconcile myself with my mother, and we have passed some beautiful moments together. “I also want to thank you on behalf of my sister, whose cancer you helped heal with your vibrations. The cancer has stabilised and even modified. And she is applying the method of ‘Sunconsciousness’ thinking as you suggested.” —C.Chabin (Chaingy, France) “I do not feel I can leave the path I shared with you—brief as it was—without saying that it was indeed a privilege to ‘Share the Quest’ for a short while. It is ten years since I have left a gathering so refreshed and renewed, But most of all I enjoyed the Satsang period—listening to your replies to the questions raised, where your very special presence showed it-Self to the full. Thankyou for what you imparted...but more importantly, for your unique way of imparting the Truth.” —N.L. (U.K.) “My wife and I were recently lucky enough to attend a seminar by you in Basildon. I do not yet fully understand what I got from you, but I experienced something unknown to me before, and it was not until teusday evening that I seemed to return to something like normal. I do not think it was only the mantra, although it does give inner peace—and I find your Sounds of Silence cassette inspiring. Only as I write I realise that what you gave us was your presence, for you were in tune with all life. “Thankyou for the Life Force that you imparted to me.” —N. Cook (Laindon.) “It was just an ordinary wednesday. I went to a meeting in which the topic this week was a talk on ‘Sound’ by Muz Murray—never heard of you—you started chanting. ‘O dear,’ I start smiling to myself, ‘whatever will you get yourself into next?’ Your strange noises turn into sweet melodic chanting: I’m enchanted and very happy. I listen to your talk—I understand. I still feel your presence while looking at your books afterwards. I leave with one, knowing that I have been close to a ‘special human.’ “I read several pages of Sharing the Quest before sleeping. Suddenly—I found myself in your words. I now understand myself to be worthwhile...You have given me great inspiration. Come back soon.” —Jay (Hadleigh) “I feel I have to write and tell you what a lasting impression that weekend has made on my life. It was a truly wonderful experience. I had never done chant to any great extent before, but I find it has a positive effect on me. “I was finding my course of study on Yoga Philosophy a bit difficult to understand—until I attended your workshop, and then it was like a light had been switched on—and suddenly I could see! I haven’t been the same person since! But I like this new me!” —Evelyn Rock. (Slane,Eire) “Muz—he’s some guy: just being in his presence starts to weave an inexplicable magic upon your consciousness. And when your soul recognises the soul of an enlightened being it begins to dance with pure joy!” —Nawaratri Brand (London) “Having been in the presence of many so-called enlightened beings, for me, Muz Murray is the most profound. There is a process known as shaktipat, which means the transmission of spiritual power from the guru to the disciple, or the spiritual awakening by grace. If there is such a phenomenon, then for me this was it. —David W.Parker (London) “Apart from Krishnamurti, you are the only being I have been close to whose attainments are so mighty, and I found you inspired and inspiring, and can only offer my profound gratitude for your patient work with us. Seeing you, I realise how beautiful and worthy is the spiritual path.” —Jeremy S. Gluck, SPRITECH (Swansea) “Muz is truly a very special being and unlike many Realised masters, he is very accessible and approachable. When he chants I feel all my cells vibrating harmoniously with the universe. His eyes transmit so much love and inspiration; I feel it bubbling up inside myself filling me with endless joy. “ —A. J. Oliver (London) “Thanks for everything in your workshop: your teaching, your love, you gave so much... a very special experience. After singing the mantras, when we all sat around you and you looked at each one of us, something happened inside of me, something moved me deep inside. At that moment I felt like I was receiving a lot of extra energy in the heart-centre. I’ve never felt anything like that. The effect it had on me, the energy it gave, was overwhelming; and it’s still working it’s way through! Usually I have a lot of thoughts and many questions, but that Sunday I just felt silent, peaceful, no questions. It felt so good!” —B.Omvlee (Holland) “The wonderful quality of Muz’s presence and teaching is that it transcends the barriers of language and thought...All of us with our different backgrounds were drawn to a source of love which makes no distinctions between personalities, because he sees behind the mask and reflects the light within. To see such a teacher at work, ever giving, never forsaking anyone or any spiritual request, is truly inspiring...Those who spend more than a brief time with his teaching come to experience its depth, wholeness and originality. He speaks with an authentic voice because his understanding comes form the depths of his own spiritual experience. It is fortunate that one who understands the ways of the West, can transmit in such a meaningful way the profound wisdom of the East.” —Gerri Roche (Ireland) “Muz is an alchemist of the soul—a catalyst radiating in the centre of the group, teaching us the ‘Way of Sunconsciousness’ and mysteriously transmuting everybody's inner world into something one can no longer forget. And we go back to the ‘normal’ unreal world we all live in, like aliens fallen from heaven. Knowing, anyway, in our heart of hearts, we can go back ‘home’ into it, whenever we like.” —W . C . Magrin. (France) “It was an extremely impressive seminar for us and we have experienced that mantra-sound in your way of teaching leads very fast to great calmness of the mind, and so towards God. We practise often and thank you with all our heart for everything.” —Maya Naldi and Hanspeter Braun. (Switzerland) “Having had a chance to reflect, thank you again for packing so much in to a one day session. Feedback from individuals has ranged from ecstatic, to "thought provoking," to dumbfounded!! About a quarter of those present were either Yoga teachers, or training to teach; a few were other sorts of healers; the majority were individuals who attend Yoga classes regularly. Their responses are an indicator of the level of their lack of exposure to mantra in their classes. Some, I know, have been attending classes for over ten and twenty years and only ever chanted Om. This is not a condemnation of the individual teacher but more a recognition of the need for more in-depth training of BWY teachers in this area and/or the resources with which to build their experience. You really are such a rare commodity, how on earth can ordinary Yoga teachers acquire even a basic level of skill, unless we press you to find more training opportunities. Many Yoga teachers introduce Mantra to their classes tentatively because they think all mantra has a devotional purpose, as in religiosity—and with general classes they never progress from that perspective—of course it turns many off at that point too. I have even been at BWY in-service training events where established Yoga teachers say they do not use mantra at all—because of the religious connotations and/or because they can't sing!!! The BWY is expanding its teaching population at an alarming rate at present and many student teachers are getting virtually no informed introduction to mantra. The second thing I really liked about your presentation, which I know you have been teaching for a long time now. It was that you offered people a way in, by introducing them to the vowels and consonants and their correspondence to regions of the body - that is so helpful. The `logic' of it as the sound moves forward in the mouth is beautiful. I should like to add that since then several people have endorsed the same views and on one more thing that stood out: it is your sheer dedication to your passion. After spending so many years building up your expertise, it shows... and it was truly valued here. Lots of love and good wishes. Namaste. —Gill Winstanley (British Wheel of Yoga representative for North Wales) “Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for organising Muz’s workshop in Northampton. I’ve been listening to Muz’s tapes: ‘Sound of Silence’ and ‘Songs of Silence’ and practising the mantras since his workshop and have found the results phenomenal! My mind is much clearer and more peaceful with long periods where the internal chattering has stopped altogether. My heart space feels vibrant, alive and energetic. “I learnt so much from Muz on many levels. His teachings on sound, mantra, breath, etc., are excellent. “My heart just keeps blossoming and blossoming just as Muz described. The mantra is amaaaaaaaaazzzzzzziiiiiinnnnnnnggggg! Thank you.” — Clare Carney (Northampton) “This was a perfect workshop, with a great teacher…” —Richard Gordon (Leamington Spa) “Thank you Muz—so much love and light emanated.” —Kizzy MacDonald (Northampton) “Thanks Muz for a beautiful space… wonderful weekend… keep spreading the light and wisdom. I feel very awakened!” —Roz Crampton (Northampton) “The weekend was amazing from start to finish. It was fascinating from the point of view of learning the mantras and also from the point of view of the man himself. I feel grateful for being able to attend and listen to all Muz had to share with us – he is an amazing man and an excellent teacher – even now, when the chants have been revisited in class, I can feel the vibration from the weekend with him. More weekends from Muz would be well received – I certainly know I’d be there.“ (Name lost) “The day with Muz was truly enlightening. I could have sat for more hours just to listen to him talk as he is so knowledgeable about everything. I haven’t stopped talking about the day to everyone who would listen to me. I have been playing the CD The Sound of Silence. It is fantastic and fills the whole house. I can’t really put into words how it makes me feel, but happy and refreshed are just a couple of things that come to mind. Muz has a wonderful aura I felt surrounding him. His presence brought a wonderful energy into the hall which was lovely to share, especially the mantric alphabet which I particularly enjoyed. The day was fantastic. Please let me know if any other days come up.“ —Julie Scanlon (Wellingborough) “I could only attend the Saturday workshop, but found this truly inspiring and enlightening. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was inspired by what Muz said and taught, and by his approachable and down-to-earth manner. I will be most interested in attending a follow-on next year.“ —Karen Cleary (Harpole) “I found the whole weekend very rewarding. Each day was different and very interesting. I felt very relaxed and at peace with myself after both sessions. The vibrations from the mantras reached every cell in my body. Exhilarating is a word that comes to mind. Thanks for holding the workshop and to Muz for your teachings and wisdom. Looking forward to next year’s workshop.“ —Pam Flynn (Northampton) “The mantra retreat was like five days out of this world...” —A. S. (Sheffield)

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Never Mind the Mind

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The MAGIC OF MANTRA

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MAGIC OF MANTRA COURSE

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UK SUMMER TOUR

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THE MYSTERIES OF MANTRA

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