School of Movement Medicine - Mindfulness in Motion

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Issue: November 2011
Found in translation

By Rainer Arp

After translating Susannah's follow up letter for "Source", I dreamed about my translation for "incantation". I used "Zauberspruch" which more or less means "magic spell". I was not happy with that, but could not come up with something better.

During my meditation over this issue I stumbled upon a root. As I looked closer I found : the root of "incantation" is cantare (latin for: to sing).

This sounded interesting to me, so I decided to give it a try. I was dancing, and singing out loud and clear my incantation this morning. I found this root tastes sweet and is nourishing. It definitely opened a new door for me. My impression is, that my emotions are involved on a deeper level when I am singing, instead of speaking, and sound is vibration, that has an influence on matter.

If this sounds interesting for you too, I recommend to give it a try.

Maybe I will use the word "mantra" next time.

'A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation".' (Wikipedia)

one love


ein frohes leben

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rainer arp

I am a moving man of the movement medicine movement!

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