Mara'kame/Musician Scott Sheerin is the main human servant in the creative process of making the music on HMN.The music on this site is current, with new tracks being uploaded as they are made, and archival with the earliest track dating to 1981.
My friend and colleague Eliot Cowan has suggested that I could consider myself as a kind of musical pioneer. I've been touched by the sounds and feelings of many musical cultures, and the music that manifests when I work sounds like it's own thing. I feel it is my love and devotion to Fire, the transformative force in the universe, that holds the music together and breathes it into life. My training in the traditional healing and ritual ways of the Wixarika ( Huichol Indians) helps me to listen to the song of the world and express what is ultimately mysterious and Silent.
This music is a doorway to the experience of heart. The heart is in the present moment and is meant to be a reliable guide for how we move in life. The heart just knows. In modern culture much of our sickness has it's roots in the tyranny of the mind's insistence on telling us what is really going on. I hold the perspective that this healing music helps us to return to the dream of nature, a place where everything is alive and in relationship.Through repetition over time we dwell less in the dream of separation, that place of disconnection and lostness which could be seen as a core signature of modern society.
This music is inspired by and drawn from nature. The wind, the sacred waters, the cloud people all are speaking to us and are asking for us to listen. The podcasts and webinars on this site focus on the act of listening as a spiritual practice and as a foundation of effective prayer.
There is a variety of styles and textures in this music. Much of it is deeply meditative and without what we call rhythm. These pieces have an invisible rhythm, a kind of breathing cyclic rising and falling, like listening to the ocean.There are also many albums and playlists which have beautifully uplifting and joyful percussion tracks.