About this course
10 online Lessons
Done at your own pace
Created and Facilitated by Lauri Ann Lumby
Online discussion moderated by Lauri Ann Lumby
In this ten-lesson course, you will learn a powerful mantra from the Aramaic tradition that was created to facilitate personal transformation for the purpose of liberating our Soul - freeing our Soul's unfolding so that you might live the meaningful, fulfilling, life of your dreams.
Soul is the uniquely creative way in which you have been gifted to find meaning and purpose in your life and the way in which you are called to find fulfillment in service to the betterment of the world. Soul is your true self - the part of you that knows your gift and your call, and is that which compels you to seek out, discover, cultivate, and nurture those gifts and their calling, thereby empowering you to share your gifts in service to the betterment of the world.
-Lauri Ann Lumby
Lesson One: Introduction to the Aramaic Mantra
Lesson Two: Abwoon d'bwashmaya - the mantra of Oneness
Lesson Three: Nethqadash shmakh - the mantra of Unconditional Love
Lesson Four: Teytey Malkuthakh - the mantra of Inner Knowing
Lesson Five: Nehwey tzevyanach aykanna... - the mantra of Giftedness and Co-Creation
Lesson Six: Hawvlan lachma ... - the mantra of Abundance
Lesson Seven: Washboqlan khaubayn... - the mantra of Empowerment
Lesson Eight: Wela tahlan l'nesyuna - the mantra of Liberation and Truth
Lesson Nine: Metol dilakhie malkutha... - the mantra of Integration
Lesson Ten: Closing meditation, healing and attunement
What you will need for this course (available new or used on Amazon):
Prayers of the Cosmos by Neil Douglas-Klotz.
The Hidden Gospel by Neil Douglas-Klotz*
Suggested Supplemental Reading:
Setting a Trap for God – The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus by Rocco A. Errico
Required Music (Available for purchase as CD's or through your favorite music streaming service)
Prayers of the Cosmos companion CD
Abwun – The Prayer of Jesus performance CD
You will also need a notebook or journal for engagement with the meditation and creativity exercises that are part of this course.
NOTE: The price for the course does not include books or cd's.
The Genesis of Soul Song:
After the alchemical process, Authentic Freedom, was revealed to me and I had put it into a workable curriculum and shared that course with several others, I attended a Sacred Dance retreat. As part of that retreat, we were introduced to the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, as interpreted by Neil Douglas Klotz, the translation and interpretation of which blew me away. Aramaic, I learned, was the language that Jesus spoke and taught in, not Hebrew as I had been led to believe. Aramaic, I also learned is a much more expansive language with many layers of possible translations. (You can read more about this in Neil’s book, Prayers of the Cosmos, a required reading in this course.) Under Neil’s guidance I learned a more expansive and inclusive form of the prayer that had been part of my everyday existence. Having been raised Catholic the Lord’s Prayer was an integral part of my religious upbringing. As an adult, however, the prayer had become irrelevant to me as it spoke only of a God who was male and implied punishment and retribution for our “sin.”
Through the work of Neil Douglas Klotz, I learned a whole new perspective on the Prayer of Jesus. For example, instead of “Our Father who art in heaven,” the first line of the Lord’s Prayer became “O thou from whom the breath of life flows and is present in all forms of vibration and light!” HOLY COW! This was a prayer I could get my head and heart around. The expansiveness did not end with the first line. The entire prayer spoke deeply to all the places of woundedness within me around my images of the Divine and of having been raised in a hierarchical, patriarchal religious system. I was hooked! At the end of the retreat, I purchased every resource I could find on the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and began to make a study and a practice of it.
For the next year, I diligently applied myself to the study of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer. In particular, I was determined to learn the prayer by heart so that I could recite it and sing it in replace of the oldy moldy prayer that no longer served me. As I embarked upon this course of study, I observed an interesting phenomenon. As I attempted to learn the phrases in their original Aramaic, some came quite easily, others seemed nearly impossible to master. Upon reflection, I realized that the phrases what posed a problem for me were reflective of a spiritual wound or fear that I had not yet mastered. The phrase on “forgiveness,” for example, caused me great difficulty. I also learned that as I worked on the difficult phrase and reflected on its spiritual lesson, the wound within me was healed and released, and with its release I was suddenly able to sing the phrase without difficulty.
After a year of practicing and studying the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, I was ready for the next layer of understanding. One day, while practicing the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer, it suddenly hit me: there are seven phrases to the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer (the eighth line is a bonus line added later by the institutional Church)! With this realization I wondered, was there a connection between the seven phrases of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and the process of Authentic Freedom? It was quickly revealed to me that yes, indeed there is a direct and powerful connection between the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer and the alchemical process I had uncovered in Authentic Freedom. I immediately set to work in crafting this course with the soul/sole purpose of deepening and enhancing the work of Authentic Freedom and providing an additional tool for transformation and for supporting us in our individual and collective journey of self-actualization. I now believe that Jesus taught this prayer, not for the sake of rote recitation, but for the purpose of inner spiritual transformation and healing. It is this approach that you will learn in this course.
Lauri Ann Lumby
Has over twenty-five years of experience as a soul-tender, educator and guide. She has supported hundreds through her one-on-one guidance, books, workshops, retreats, over thirty online courses, and online community.
Lauri is the author of seven books focusing on personal development, including Authentic Freedom – Claiming a Life of Contentment and Joy. She is also the author of two poetry collections, and a novel.
Lauri earned her master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia/ITP University, is a trained Spiritual Director in the Ignatian traditioned and has certificates in Adult Education and Psycho-Spiritual Development. Lauri is a Reiki Master Practitioner in both the Usui and Karuna traditions and is an ordained interfaith minister. Lauri has also studied and been trained in shamanic practices under the tutelage of Dr. Stephen Schmitz. You can reach Lauri directly by emailing email@example.com or calling (920) 230-1313.
A Note on Western and Eastern Scripture: Please note that I do not approach scripture from a dogmatic or doctrinal perspective. Neither do I use it as a way to instill fear or manipulate specific actions or behaviors. Instead, I approach scripture as the ancients did – as a collection of symbolic and metaphorical stories (myth, poetry, etc.) which have the opportunity to reflect back to us aspects of ourselves. In this way, scripture becomes a vehicle through which our highest self can speak to us – providing guidance, support, inspiration, nourishment and even healing. When we pierce through the veil of other people’s interpretations and allow our Soul to speak to us personally and directly through these ancient texts, we discover the transformational power of The Word as it was originally intended – as a tool to guide and sustain us on the path of self-awareness and personal growth.