Ya no maa…..
My Inde’ teacher taught me the Ya no maa chant waaaaay back, when I was 21.
-Actually I should rather write it like this:
…because of the way “a” is vocalized in Inde’….
He taught me this chant and several others and then, when I was keyed into the melody, the inner voice of it, (what we in the West would call “entrained”, then he had me sing/chant my own words to the melody.
Anything that came to my mind, anything I needed, anything I was “calling out for” or “calling in”
So since then, that is what I do: I chant the Ya no maa
…. This one is for my Grandmother and my Great Grandmother….
It’s the right time of year for a chant like this.
When the trance comes, so does Grandmother Ulaly
… and we talk….