The transition into "Ommanipadmehum" is just lovely. After soaring so high and into such dark and elegiac spaces with "Phantom," I felt like I was just floating, suspended, with this song. What a beautiful, beautiful space to be in. When I was twenty, as I may have already related, Allen Ginsberg gave me my first mediation lesson, a profound, gentle, mystical, and also very simple experience. While it didn't quite take at that chaotic and indulgent time of life, as with the childhood yoga, a seed was planted. When I was forty-two, and halfway through Far Cry (which I finished when I was around your age), I took a class, and had the immediate epiphany that the very thing I was writing about in Far Cry - an enlightenment of transcendental integration expressed through compassion and a moving, meditative stillness that embraced all - were physically embodied in yoga. I often take a type of yoga called Bhakti, in which we sing various mantras, and ommanipadmehum is one. As you can imagine, then, this song is magical and beautiful to me. I would like to try to get it on the playlist of some of my yoga teachers. - Ethan

Written & Produced by Billy Webster
Lead Guitar by Carl Basler
Recorded at The Jersey Dream
(c) Shampoo Girl Music, 2019

Lyrics

Om
Mani
Padme
Hum...