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A woman wants to track down the Oakland rapper/meditation teacher who works with Matthew Fox’s new p

18 May
A woman wants to track down the Oakland rapper/meditation teacher who works with Matthew Fox’s new project - Professor Pitt - and locate his DVD, entitled Meditation..
Dear Belleruth,
You ran an article about a meditation program using rap music in Oakland, I believe, at the beginning of 2007. What was the name of the artist who orchestrated that delightful rap music?
Nancy



Hi, Nancy.
I just found the reference in our website''s December 11 update letter, which, luckily, get archived in our data bases. Here is what I wrote:

I’ve just returned from the fabulous NICABM conference in Hilton Head. One of the great things about being there is the tremendous knowledge, resources and tips you can pick up from the attendees, who are extremely knowledgeable and experienced, not to mention the other presenters. One such moment came when a counselor in my pre-conference workshop who works with troubled, chemically dependent young adults from disadvantaged parts of the city, told me about a rap guided meditation by a gifted, charismatic rapper/artist/producer/martial arts teacher from Oakland named "Professor Pitt" (his given name is Phillip T. Colas) who is downright amazing. He’s producing, with Matthew Fox, a rap-meditation DVD that’s perfect for inner city kids looking for some guidance they can relate to. It’s based on the 10 principles Matthew Fox has developed in his YELLAWE project: Youth and Elder Learning Laboratory for Ancestral Wisdom Education. It’s a brilliant and captivating piece of work for any viewer of any age and any background.

The only way you can sample it that I can figure out it is to click on http://media-nf.speakingmatters.org/video/pitt_meditationhi.wmv and then you’ll get to watch and hear this dazzling work. Trust me, you too will be agog.


We actually wanted to carry this CD in our catalog, but Cindy was unable to locate the people who distribute it. If you have any better luck, please let us know!
All best,

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award