Light Out of Darkness
Ravi Miriam Maron, R.N., M.A., holds a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Registered Nurse with a graduate degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern California. A spiritual healer and mentor in private practice, Miriam also teaches intensives on Jewish Shamanic and Kabbalistic healing modalities and has facilitated workshops, services and retreats across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Israel on healing and mind, body, and soul integration. Her concerts, as well as her albums "Wings of Light", "Light out of Darkness", "Chants of the Sacred Four", "Mystic Convergence", "Surrender," 'AngelSong' and "Call from the Narrows," feature Jewish healing and mystical songs and chants, and have received wide acclaim from interdenominational sources across the globe. Her title, "Ravi", an abbreviated version of the ancient title "Ra'vee'na", was conferred upon a few select spiritual teachers and healers in the Jewish tradition, the last known ones being rabbis Ra'vee'na, A'shee, and Ra'va in the Fourth Century, and a woman known as Ey'ma D'Abaya in the Third Century. Ra'vee, was a title given to those who by their teachings, ceremonies, channeling and other means, demonstrated keen spiritual healing abilities and exemplified the capacity to nurture and un-block people's personal processes, moving dormant potential toward fruition, stagnation toward unfolding. A mother of two, Miriam also performs life-cycle ceremonies and sacred dance, and has taught at numerous educational institutions and retreat centers, including Esalen Institute, Philosophical Research Society, Naropa University, Chochmat Halev Center for Jewish Meditation, Rowe Conference Center, SEED Graduate Institute, Marywood University, Integral Yoga Institute, Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality, and Limmud in England and in the USA. Her rendition of a traditional Hassidic melody that appears on her CD Wings of Light was selected as a major segment of a motion picture soundtrack for the foreign film 'Black Prince,' a drama based on the illustrious biography of the notorious 19th-century Russian poet, Pushkin. The film won First Prize at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2005. Peter Yarrow, of 'Peter, Paul, and Mary' writes: 'Miriam's beautiful voice, like her presence, is an oasis of peace. It appears to rise from the sorrow of humankind, transforming itself into an enveloping embrace, a place that soothes like a mother's gentle love. For the moment, one is safe, the world stops hovering and menacing, and Miriam's song makes us aware that there are other dimensions within us that are just as real and present as the fear, the noise and the challenge of our everyday lives -- if only we allow ourselves to summon them. Miriam is a path to the gifts of our soul to which we can return and refresh ourselves in our sometimes wearying journey.' ABOUT THE CD 'Light Out of Darkness' presents a series of uplifting Kabbalistic songs and chants in both Hebrew and Aramaic, mixed with English lyrics, that share the common theme of hope, healing, and empowerment, a theme so desperately needed during these times. Listeners will not only be entertained by the album's creative musical arrangements and multi-layered vocals, but will also discuss remarkable relevance in teaching and prayers several millennia old. In 'Light out of Darkness' Miriam gifts us with her restoration of soul-stirring melodies, songs long forgotten, along with many original pieces, each worthy of it's own album.