NJWeedman Films ‘Roadamentary’ While Driving Weedmobil Back to Jersey – Seeks Funds from ‘Pothead’ Supporters
Comments Off on NJWeedman Films ‘Roadamentary’ While Driving Weedmobil Back to Jersey – Seeks Funds from ‘Pothead’ SupportersPosted in Popular PostsMar 26, 2012
Hollywood, CA – On a mission that recalls the hope and ‘high’ aspirations of Cheech and Chong’s legendary “Up in Smoke” antics, Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman has announced the making of “Roadamentary,” the filming and documentation of his journey, driving across the states, from California back to New Jersey, in his infamous Weedmobil. NJWeedman hopes the trip does not end ‘up in smoke’ though, as he will be relying on donations from potheads and weed sympathizers to fuel the journey.
This may well be the NJWeedman’s last hurrah. On April 10, 2012 his trial begins in the state of New Jersey for violation of the state’s drug laws. The Weedman was originally arrested in Mount Holly, NJ on April 1, 2010 when he was stopped by an officer who found a pound of cannabis in the trunk of his car.
He faces more than a decade in prison if convicted.
The road trip is his last gallant effort to mobilize support for his cause and raise awareness for jury nullification, a tactic he plans to employ in an effort to win his case. NJWeedman will be making stops along the journey to interact with marijuana supporters.
This will be Forchion’s second bid to bring the issue of jury nullification to the forefront of the judicial system. He faced up to 30 years in prison back in 1997 when he was arrested and charged with conspiracy and possession of over 40 pounds of marijuana. He acted as his own defense counsel then, with a defense of religion, medical and open advocation of jury nullification. He envisions this case as another opportunity to bring jury nullification back to the forefront.
A native of New Jersey, Forchion relocated to Hollywood, CA several years ago to take advantage of the more relaxed medical marijuana laws, opening his own shop, the Liberty Bell Temple. This past December however, Forchion’s temple/ dispensary was raided and shut down by the DEA. The federal seizure of his assets left the activist down – but not out.
“The Feds got me for everything. But my spirit is not broken,” asserts Forchion. “I’m looking to get by with a little help from my friends. Marijuana is no longer the gateway drug it was once perceived to be. Smoking has become mainstream now. And I know there are enough smokers out there to get me across the states and back to New Jersey. If everyone who smoked weed donated just $4.20 to my cause even, we’d have enough gas to make it across the New Jersey state line.”
As detailed in his book release, “Public Enemy #420,” Forchion has a history that spans decades in his quest for his right to smoke marijuana legally. A cult figure in the marijuana legalization community, he first achieved media notoriety when he was arrested for smoking marijuana in front of the entire New Jersey State Assembly in 2000. He then garnered a national platform when he fired it up at Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA during the Republican National Convention.
Forchion has since become one of the most vocal and recognized members of the pro-pot movement. He is the founder of the Legalize Marijuana Party of New Jersey and has run previous campaigns for Governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, the State Legislature, and the Burlington County Board of Freeholders.
Check out the trailer for “Roadmentary” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQquVy1wohQ.
To donate go to http://home.njweedman.com/node/189.
Black Men’s Xchange Advances the Agenda with New Howard University Chapter and Black MSM HIV Policy Summit
Comments Off on Black Men’s Xchange Advances the Agenda with New Howard University Chapter and Black MSM HIV Policy SummitPosted in Non Profit NewsMar 18, 2012
Washington, DC – As a response to the growing needs of same-gender-loving (SGL) and bi-sexual black men, Black Men’s Xchange (BMX) National remains in the forefront as an organization aggressively advancing an agenda that addresses issues pertinent to the overall health and well-beingness of the Black community at large. In addition to the establishment of a new BMX chapter on the historic campus of Howard University, Black Men’s Xchange (BMX) National designed, coordinated and conceived the “Innovations in Black MSM Policy and Advocacy Summit” recently held in New York.
With financial support from the Ford Foundation, the summit gathering included Brotherhood, Inc., the Hetrick Martin Institute where the event was held and Jamaal Clue of The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). Collaborators engaged, examined and analyzed policy and advocacy issues focusing on Black men, HIV policy, prevention and care.
“The summit played a crucial role in dissecting the current HIV policy paradigm in relation to Black men. Current policy is built upon a system that has not been responsive to the needs of Black men; a system plagued by institutional racism,” cites John-Martin Green, leader of the BMX chapter in NYC.
“Among a number of strategies, the summit posed the question: How will we address health issues uniquely faced by Black men – for example – HIV, if we do not have ‘indigenous and culturally embedded’ black men at the forefront of this struggle? We expect that it is in this question of leadership that we will find the answers and the approaches we need to reframe the paradigm,” adds Michael James Foster, Chief Operations Officer of Black Men’s Xchange National.
The implementation of their new Washington DC based chapter is another important cornerstone for BMX. Offers BMX founder Cleo Manago, “We have been concerned for some time regarding issues among same gender loving and bi-sexual black men in the Washington DC area. Though several DC residents attend our Baltimore chapter, we had been receiving calls over the years for a chapter to be established in the capital. When local community activist Kevin Sanders contacted us asking if he could start a BMX chapter there, we felt it was time to make it a reality.”
The Washington DC chapter of BMX is poised to implement weekly empowerment and educational gatherings to be held in partnership with Howard University. The chapter will also convene community forums and town hall meetings. In addition, there are plans in place to work with local organizations who are interested in serving black men more effectively toward helping to resolve health and wellness disparities facing African-Americans in the DC area.
Manago also informs that his study, the Critical Thinking and Cultural Affirmation (CTCA), will be utilized to assist with the unparalleled HIV AIDS crisis facing diverse black men in the area. CTCA is a culturally informed preventive health strategy that addresses positive mental, sexual and community health, encouraging self-actualization, cultural empowerment and responsibility.
The Black Men’s Xchange (BMX) National is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to promoting healthy self-concept and behavior, cultural affirmation and critical consciousness among same gender loving (SGL), gay-identifying and bisexual African-descended males, and allies. 2012 has seen the organization continue to press forward and make great strides within the Black community.
Black Men’s Xchange has chapters in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Harlem/New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and the Bay Area. With 20 years of experience and success at healing, empowering, unifying and transforming young and adult black men’s lives toward constructive decision-making, behavior change and wellness, BMX looks forward to continuing to impact the Black community at large. For more information, go to BMX National at http://www.bmxnational.org .
“The World’s First Gay Rapper” Sissy Rich Invites Us to “Party” / Donates Proceeds to The Center to Benefit LGBT Community
Comments Off on “The World’s First Gay Rapper” Sissy Rich Invites Us to “Party” / Donates Proceeds to The Center to Benefit LGBT CommunityPosted in Entertainment NewsMar 18, 2012
Orlando, FL – Sissy Rich is one rapper who is not hiding in hip hop. He’s sayin’ it loud – he’s gay and he’s proud. And to his burgeoning fan base, fueled by his YouTube postings and iTunes downloads, he is emerging as a hero of sorts. Unabashedly announcing himself as the “World’s First Gay Rapper,” Sissy Rich is the bold new face of what he calls ‘homo hip hop.’ With lyrics that echo the hype and bravado of everyday rap, Sissy Rich doesn’t rap gay though. He just is gay, and proud about it – and therein lies his power.
The 21-year-old is defiantly unapologetic about who he is and his lifestyle. His winning appeal is the fact that he is proving that talent is genderless. With the mainstream release of his new digital single, “Party (I Just Wanna)” Sissy Rich is inviting everyone, gay and straight to the festivities! “Party (I Just Wanna)” is a bangin’, boisterous, and bodacious celebration of life, riddled with his spitfire flow!
It was a freestyle video submission on WorldStarHipHop.com that first brought Sissy Rich to the masses. The video post yielded him more than 100,000 fans on his Facebook fan page, more than 170,000 followers on Twitter and over one million views on his YouTube channel, all within two months !
His viral notoriety even garnered rap queen Trina’s attention. The raptress was so impressed with his style and delivery, she allowed her artist, Nisha Rockstarr, on the remix of his single, “I’m a Different Breed.”
“My mission and goal is to prove to the world that the rap game isn’t just made for heterosexuals and that talent is talent regardless of who and how you love!” asserts Sissy Rich. “I’m keeping it real with my name, yes – they call me ‘sissy’ and yes – I’m gonna be rich! But it shouldn’t matter about race or sexuality. Music is for everybody!”
A native of Miami, now residing between Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL, Sissy Rich, like so many same gender loving individuals, suffered shame, discrimination and abuse while growing up. He was ridiculed in school and almost didn’t finish high school. With the support of his mother, he transferred locations several times before successfully securing his degree with honors.
“So many of us are in pain,” reveals Sissy Rich. “I am bombarded with Facebook messages and tweets of support literally from around the world. I never realized I was a voice for so many. They listen to my music and thank me for being brave enough to honor who I am! But this is just the beginning! I am a Gay Rapper for real! It is not a marketing ploy or just the name of new CD! I am a Gay Rapper and I’m plan to blow up the hip hop game! It is our time!”
In a show of commitment, Sissy Rich has pledged to donate 40% of the proceeds from the sale of the single to The Center – The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida. The Center, located in Orlando, FL, will celebrate 35 years as an organizing force within the LGBT community. It is a crucial source for information, education, advocacy and support and offers a variety of support and social programs including AA, AL-Anon, NA, HIV+ and transgender support groups along with counseling for individuals and couples. Over 30 various social/support groups meet at The Center each month, of which seven are 12 Step programs. The Center serves more than 15,000 individuals a year through its doors and over 8,000 a month online.
“In the hip hop world, it takes both extraordinary talent and confidence to succeed…Sissy Rich possesses both and The Center is honored to be the recipient of his generosity,” states Randy Stephens, executive director of The Center. “We applaud Sissy Rich in his gallant effort to bring attention to our community and cause.”
Get to know Sissy Rich at http://www.SissyRichOnline.com then contribute to a good cause while downloading “Party (I Just Wanna)” at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/party-i-just-wanna-single/id506458382. For more information on The Center, go to http://www.thecenterorlando.org/ .
Comments Off on Hip Hop Artist/ Producer TrakBoss Says “Act Like You Want It” with New Digital ReleasePosted in Popular PostsMar 15, 2012
(Chicago, IL) – When you come from a city with a musical legacy as vast as Chicago’s ( think Common, think Kanye, think Kelly, hell – think even Buddy Guy ok! ) – you got to bring it! You got to act like you want it !
Enter TrakBoss – the smoldering Windy City talent who is primed for the challenge. The sexy, young heartbreaker knows actions speak louder than words – but that the right words make way for the action. With his new digital release, “Act Like You Want It” TrakBoss makes it clear; not only does he want it, he has claimed it as his!
“Act Like You Want It” rocks with bold bravado, rolls with smooth defiance and rhymes with audacious declaration. An artist and producer, TrakBoss is not only riding the Chicago hip hop legacy, but also taking it to new heights. “One of the better producers you’ve never heard of” is how ReviewYou.com tagged him – that is – until now!
Raised on the South East side of Chicago, Trakboss has been ‘schooled’ by the best. Under the tutelage of his uncle, platinum-selling artist/producer Marcus Darc, who formed his first group R-Kelly & MGM as a teenager; and Tyrone “Hurt ‘M Badd” Wrice, the producer of some of Tupac’s greatest hits, including “Hail Mary” and “Me and My Girlfriend,” TrakBoss is perfectly poised to aim and release fire!
Music has always run through his veins. He was just 14 when he entered and won his high school’s annual talent show. That’s when he knew he was born to perform. Now at 24, he is ready for the world. Self-described as the “coolest nerd you’ve ever met,” TrakBoss delivers with a fervor and intensity that reflects his dedication and passion to his craft. “Act Like You Want It” is not just a club banger but also an acknowledgement of the cool agility that sizzles right below his surface.
No newcomer to the game, TrakBoss dropped his debut mixed tape, “Whether You Like It Or Not,” in 2010 with the sophomoric follow up “Call It What You Want To” in June of last year. His tracks have received radio play on several popular urban internet radio stations including the SEA Award winning Dirty South Radio Online, Swurv Radio, Coast 2 Coast Radio and WBMZ Chicago.
Comments Off on Black Women’s Roundtable Celebrates Women’s History Month with National Women of Power SummitPosted in Non Profit NewsMar 14, 2012
Featured speakers include Susan L. Taylor, Rev. Cynthia Hale, and MESHELLE: The Indie-Mom of Comedy
Washington, DC – Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) will celebrate International Women’s History Month bringing together local and national faith, political, civic and labor leaders, health experts, and financial advisors for the BWR National Women of Power Summit, “Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls in 2012 and Beyond” taking place March 21 – 24, 2012 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC. Created to empower Black women and girls, the event is open to the public. For more information call (202) 659-4929.
“The national summit has a dual purpose,” said Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener of BWR. “One track is our Healthy Wealthy and Wise tour stop allowing women and girls in DC to come together to share problems and information and support each other in sisterhood. The summit will also bring together state coordinators and also faith leaders for a vigorous training to prepare them for the upcoming presidential election,” Campbell adds.
Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale, founder and Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia will speak at the Opening Prayer Breakfast. Susan L. Taylor, National CARES Mentoring Movement is the keynote speaker for the BWR Mentor/Protégé Luncheon and Dialogue. MESHELLE: The Indie-Mom of Comedy, and vocalist, Cherise Watson, will also participate in the summit.
“We will host the Power of the Sister Vote Town Hall Meeting & Protect Our Vote Rally on Thursday 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm to celebrate the collective political and economic power of Black women of the Diaspora,” said Dr. Patricia Hobson, co-chair of the local host committee. “Also on Thursday, in preparation for the 2012 Presidential Election, over 100 faith leaders will assemble for training on voter education, mobilization and protection.”
Other summit highlights include:
• Thursday March 22 – Jazzercise Class, Inspirational Hour of Power, BWR Mentor/Protégé Awards Luncheon, Public Policy Briefing
• Friday, March 23 – Workshops on Healthy Living, Equal Pay, Financial Planning, Mental Health and Wellness, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship; Global Empowerment Luncheon: Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls; and skills-building sessions to train organizers on fundraising, utilizing new technology, and mobilizing voters.
• Saturday March 24 is Community Day and will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. Community Day activities include a Love You More! Health Walk to Support Mental Health and Wellness; a youth summit; and a Healthy, Wealthy & Wise health fair and mini-expo.
Made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and AT&T Foundation, the BWR National Summit is the culminating event for the ten-city BWR National Healthy Wealthy and Wise tour that traveled the country to educate and uplift underserved women and girls featuring inspirational women like actress/singer/activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph (Moesha); actress/businesswoman, Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Set It Off), actress/singer, Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), and Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute.
Black Women’s Roundtable is an intergenerational network of The National Coalition bringing together diverse women to motivate Black women to engage in all levels of civil society. The National Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. Current initiatives of the organization include Black Youth Vote! Black Male Initiative and the Unity 2012 Voter Empowerment Campaign. For more information on The National Coalition log on to www.ncbcp.org.
Comments Off on Celebrity Hairstylist Dr. Boogie Is a Suave Fashion Star !Posted in Entertainment NewsMar 14, 2012
Hollywood, CA – Dr. Boogie is back on the scene! This time the sought after hair stylist to the stars graces television on NBC-TV’s new reality series, “Fashion Star” starring host and executive producer Elle Macpherson along with celebrity mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. Dr. Boogie joins the cast as one of the Suave Professionals® who team with the show’s top stylists as they create the hottest hairstyles to complement the designers’ fashion looks. One of Dr. Boogie’s fabulous hair creations opens the season’s first show!
“Working with the Suave Professionals was great fun,” reveals Dr. Boogie. “My fans have been asking to see me back on TV and “Fashion Star” was an incredible opportunity to make it happen again! I truly love their product line and their Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray is just my favorite. Its simply out of this world!”
Dr. Boogie made his television debut on the first season of Bravo’s “Shear Genius” endearing himself to fans with his creative flair for hair fashion. Having done the ‘do’s of Hollywood’s finest, including Kimora Simmons, Vivica A. Fox and Kym Whitley – the hair doctor has plans to unveil his own product line soon.
Check out Dr. Boogie on the Suave Beauty/ Fashion Star BTS Guide Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/SuaveBeauty?ref=ts&sk=app_328461793873267 and keep up with him at http://www.boogiesecrets.com.
Filmmakers Ron Chepesiuk and Alan “Al Profit” Bradley Uncover the Mystery of Crime Boss Frank Matthews in New Documentary Release, “Frank Matthews Story: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin”
Comments Off on Filmmakers Ron Chepesiuk and Alan “Al Profit” Bradley Uncover the Mystery of Crime Boss Frank Matthews in New Documentary Release, “Frank Matthews Story: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin”Posted in Entertainment NewsMar 12, 2012
Durham, North Carolina – If anyone can cover a story and uncover the truth when it comes to real life crime and bigger-than-life gangsters, award winning author/ filmmaker Ron Chepesiuk can. Having recently exposed the lies behind “The American Gangster/Frank Lucas” saga with the book and DVD “Sergeant Smack: The Legendary Lives and Times of Ike Atkinson, Kingpin, and His Band of Brothers” Chepesiuk is back on the scene and joining him is noted Detroit-based filmmaker/director Alan “Al Profit” Bradley. The beat this time – the greatest getaway story in gangster history, the mystery of drug kingpin, Frank Matthews.
In 1973, Frank Matthews, history’s first African American drug kingpin, jumped bail in New York City with $15 to $20 million and a beautiful girlfriend. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews, the money and the girlfriend, Cheryl Brown, remain a complete mystery!
The trailer for the new DVD documentary, co-produced by Studio August and Strategic Media Books, “Frank Matthews Story: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin,” garnered over 150,000 views in less than four hours on WorldStarHipHop.com, indicating a ‘mob’ of interest in this true life legend! “It’s as if Matthews dropped off the face of the earth,” explains Mike Pizzi, a retired U.S. Marshal who was involved with the hunt for Matthews, the fugitive, for several years.
“Frank Matthews Story: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin” features rare archival footage, interviews with Mike Pizzi, detectives, retired gangsters and other sources who have never spoken publicly about Matthews. The one hour and 25 minute documentary includes exclusive footage and rare photos of Matthews and his crew.
Chepesiuk and Bradley explore several intriguing issues, including how was Matthews able to operate for several years without being detected; what was his relationship with La Cosa Nostra; why did the CIA get involved in the Matthews’ investigation; what happened to Cheryl Brown and why has the mystery of his disappearance been so difficult to solve?
Frank Matthews’ crime empire rivaled the Italian Mafia. When he boldly built himself a mansion in Staten Island’s most exclusive neighborhood, right across the street from mobsters Paul Castellano and Three Finger Brown, he found himself on the verge of a war with La Cosa Nostra. Matthews also battled militant Black Muslims for control of the streets in New Jersey and Philadelphia.
“Frank Matthews was a one-of-a-kind legend in the drug trade,” Bradley explains. Bradley (http://www.alprofit.com) is the noted director of several documentaries about urban gangsters, including “Rollin’,” “Motown Mafia” and “Murder City.” “Matthews emerges as an almost mythical figure when it comes to true crime stories. Our documentary offers some fascinating insight behind this truly mysterious man.”
“The $15 to $20 million dollars he disappeared with is roughly equivalent to $100 million today,” adds Chepesiuk. “What happened to Frank Matthews? That’s the most intriguing question in organized crime history,” ponders Chepesiuk (http://www.ronchepesiuk.com), who has spent five years researching the Frank Matthew story. “Amazingly, despite one of the largest manhunts in US history, there is still no proof as to whether he is alive or dead.”
Dead or alive, Frank Matthews made a defiant mark in history. “Frank Matthews Story: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin” is available for DVD purchase and instant digital download at http://www.frankmatthewsmovie.com as well as on Amazon.com and wherever DVD’s are sold.
The documentary will be screened March 23, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. EST at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, North Carolina, and on April 11, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. EST at The Museum of the American Gangster in New York City. Both events are open to the public.
To view the movie trailer, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt2XV0B05aU.
London – Former pharmacist Niraj Naik was once perhaps the most unlikely candidate to promote meditation and anything as seemingly as far fetched as sound healing. A pill popper who also dispensed them as well for a living, he found his life spiraling out of control however. Unimaginable stress lead him to depression and a serious bout of ulcerative colitis, a very debilitating disease. Niraj had forsaken his music roots for a seemingly comfortable career in pharmacy. But the absence of inner peace was literally killing him.
Until he said enough! Niraj began to pursue a path of healing that lead him not only back to his music roots, but also to the discovery of his alpha mind. Research led Niraj to uncover the finding that due to our busy lives we tend to operate in a beta mind state. Although very necessary for day to day functioning, staying in beta for too long can cause a host of problems such as stress related diseases, anxiety and even depression. The alpha mind however, is a natural state allowing more flow and relaxation.
Today, the 30 something year old has not only healed himself, but is helping thousands of others as well with his knowledge of Ayurveda, nutrition and the development of a sound therapy meditation series he has tagged, The Alpha Mind System (http://alphamindsystem.com/). The Alpha Mind System is a personal empowerment program designed to help reach peak alpha brainwave states whenever needed, giving the mind a much needed recharge and refresh. A musician, meditation coach and online marketing expert, Niraj Naik has now entirely rebuked the pharmaceutical industry and traded in his pills for headphones! He is empowering others to do the same.
While undergoing his miserable battle with ulcerative colitis, Niraj realized that by entering an alpha state of mind through music, he was able to deeply relax and completely de-stress. It was this stress management system that lead to the complete disappearance of his ailments. Returning to his music roots, he then formed the band amAya with his friend, Dr. Mrigank Mishra, and began producing spiritually awakening sounds, music and guided meditations. The band’s overwhelming acceptance and success led to him developing his trademarked Trypnaural meditations. Trypnaural meditations feature an advanced form of brainwave entrainment using isochronic tones.
Niraj went on to develop and build the Alpha Mind System as a step-by-step program that teaches not only newbie’s, but also aids veteran meditators how to effortlessly reach an alpha state of consciousness. The alpha state is a scientifically proven state of mind where the brain is in a heightened and receptive mental state. This mental state has been associated with increased well-being, intensified creativity, inspiration, relaxation and peak performance.
Niraj also discovered through his research a technique using special mantras known as “scientific prayers.” When these mantras are repeated while in an alpha state, the brain will actually reprogram hard-wired negative beliefs and exchange them for the positive results wanted in life. This technique combined with his Trypnaural meditation music has produced a truly incredible system for producing amazing life success.
“Meditation is becoming more and more mainstream throughout society,” explains Niraj. “But so many people think they can’t meditate. Generally many believe that they have to sit still in a dark room and that thought alone bores them. With the Alpha Mind System, the listener is guided through a step-by-step program that is stimulating and engaging. The music, which incorporates elements of trance, jazz, new age, tribal and nature sounds, is encoded with our special Trypnaural effects. You are a seductively lulled you into a relaxed but aware meditation state. All that one needs is a pair of headsets.”
The Alpha Mind System includes mp3’s for downloading, visually stimulating videos for viewing, easy to read and digest e-books for additional information, and a community forum for social networking. The actual sessions are concise and easily managed time -wise, with some of the meditations only ten minutes in length.
Music and marketing are a natural for Niraj. Before settling down as a pharmacist, Niraj led a roller coaster lifestyle, running one of the largest dance music events in the UK in the late ’90’s; setting up one of the longest running independent university societies, One Mission; and operating a successful independent record label. His Alpha Mind System taps into his inherent skills and launches them in a totally new and holistic direction.
As a producer, Niraj Naik has composed music for healing centers, spas and therapists around the world. He scored the soundtrack for Madonna’s yoga teacher, James d’Silva’s latest DVD and his compositions have been found so powerfully effective that a healing spa named itself after his band, amAya.
“I am so happy to be able to dispense mp3 tracks instead of pills in an effort to aid healing and comfort,” reveals Niraj. “Sound therapy was instrumental in revitalizing my life and I know it can do the same for so many others.”
The Alpha Mind System is quickly becoming one of the most popular life transforming programs on the internet today. Created together by Niraj and his team of world-renowned scientists, musicians and physicians, with just 15 minutes a day, the system successfully fosters stress reduction, increased mind power, productivity, creativity and even intelligence.
To tune into the Alpha Mind System and get a dose of aural deliciousness in these hectic times, listen in at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yQOkeCMyQGc
then go to
http://www.nirajnaik.com for more information.
Master Sound Composers Hypnotica & Denver Clay Upgrade the Cult Classic Audio Odyssey Experience “The Sphinx of Imagination” with New 2012 Release
Comments Off on Master Sound Composers Hypnotica & Denver Clay Upgrade the Cult Classic Audio Odyssey Experience “The Sphinx of Imagination” with New 2012 ReleasePosted in Entertainment News, Mind/Body/SpiritMar 6, 2012
San Diego – When sound sculptors Eric Von Sydow aka Hypnotica and Denver Clay first unveiled the now cult classic, audio odyssey experience, hailed as “The Sphinx of Imagination” almost 10 years ago, it was a CD that was light years ahead of its time. A luscious blend of trance, meditation and hypnosis, The New York Times lauded the composition as “sort of like a Grateful Dead concert without the band or the drugs.” Merging fantasy and reality into a surrealistic experiential medium, “The Sphinx of Imagination” was a genre bending, therapeutic immersion that defied logic. As testimony to its compelling allure, it has consistently ranked as the Number One best seller in the New Age category on CDBaby.com, one of the largest online record stores, since its original release in 2003.
So what becomes of a masterpiece? Well with the advent of 2012 and all the anxiety and anticipation that has emerged with it, the composers have enhanced the epic guided music journey and released “The Sphinx of Imagination 2012.” The upgraded edition is literally what dreams are made of! A musical laboratory steeped with subsonic symmetry, subliminal audio frequencies, cutting-edge brain entrainment technology and eerily evocative melodies, “The Sphinx of Imagination” is the farthest you will ever travel between stereo headphones. Simply stated, it is a miraculous mind voyage.
“The Sphinx of Imagination” plunges the listener into a vivid world of multi-layered, inner- dimensional storytelling narrated by the acclaimed mind scientist Hypnotica (http://hypnotica.org) with a supporting music score contributed by consummate composer and sonic alchemist Denver Clay (http://www.denverclay.com/). Clay’s vast cinematic acoustic effects coupled with the spellbinding resonance of Hypnotica’s vocal tones are irresistibly delicious in this whimsical adventure.
Painting scenarios riddled with ambiguity and allegory, Hypnotica invokes the spirit of traditional storytelling from the most ancient of times, tapping into an Akashic library of universal references and resources. His mythical stylings recall not only Egyptian imagery, but also Greek mythology, Arthurian legend, Siberian culture, ancient Celtic heroes, angels and the shamanic figures of African and Native American tribes. He expertly incorporates his knowledge of neurolinguistics, neurosemantics, psycho cybernetics and shamanistic storytelling, culminating an experience that allows for the progressive transformation of the mind, spirit and soul.
In under an hour, “The Sphinx” whisks you away on an exploration which seemingly spans lifetimes. There are bridges to cross, sacred books that reveal, wizards that guide, magical gardens, heavenly temples and angels that bless. One’s imagination is ignited and the realms of creativity are lovingly nurtured via Clay’s enchanting soundscapes rich in color, language and dimension. His gentle harps, elegant piano, haunting flute, shimmering chimes and evocative crystal bowls are just a sampling of the magical aural visuals so stunning, one can almost reach out and touch them.
Hypnotica, an author, hypnotist and self-evolvement life coach, explains, “You don’t just listen to ‘The Sphinx of Imagination” you experience it! It is specifically encoded to tap into one’s subconscious and weave possibilities that spark a personal journey into the depths of your very being. It is designed to tap and release the incredible beauty and power stored within us all.”
Denver Clay, a leading authority on how music, sound and vibrations can be manipulated to deliver and propel profound states of consciousness, adds, “The Sphinx is a mind-blowing ride that you will get lost and found in. ‘The Sphinx’ is scientifically engineered to provide graduated moments to reach higher states that allow for and provoke profound changes in the mind. Stress, worries and anxieties are vanquished, creating the space for empowerment to thrive and grow.”
The “Sphinx of Imagination” is the perfect tool for transformation in these endearing times. An mp3 download that requires high quality headsets for maximum benefit, the composition runs just under 60 minutes. A stress buster, confidence booster and balance builder, “The Sphinx of Imagination 2012″ offers a medicine/drug free antidote for many of today’s common ailments such as anxiety, tension and depression.
A baptismal journey for ascension, “The Sphinx of Imagination 2012″ will rock your inner world, and then sooth your outer worldview! Get a glimpse of the magic at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlsZ3JiRTAI
and then take the dive at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hypnotica8 .