Throughout my life music is vital in my personal process of spiritual transformation, finding expression in so many musical endeavours.

Lotus Rising is a collection of 50 new songs, chants and hinos on this theme of spiritual transformation, with a mixture of lyrics in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Sanskrit, Japanese and Tibetan.

Arising from time spent immersed in deep nature, from medicine circles, spiritual retreats, kirtan, moments of meditation,collective song-sharing, and contemplative silence. Messages from the realms of inner wisdom, from the longing of the human heart for understanding and peace, from the ancestral soul, from spirit guides, from the spirits of the forest, rivers, seas, mountains and flowers, stars, astral realms and of universal love.

Songs of healing, songs of hope, of transformation, of spiritual growth, prayer, meditation and dharma.

The songs have been recorded in various locations around the world with singers Ayla Schafer, Susie Ro, Helen Knight, Elahn Keshava, Charlotte Mabon, Sam Lee, Tao Txana and other musicians including Michael Stanton, Iwan Kushka, Arjun Magee, Ravi Freeman, Misha Mullov-Abbado and Brazilian friends Chandra Lacombe, Txai Fernando, Tuchawa Shawandawa, Andrea Catalan, Alexa, Carlos Gomes, Gui Alves, Antonio Arvind, Paula Siquera, and Adriano Machado.

The new collection is still in the process of being prepared for release. It is a joint project in collaboration with Nixi Music, the medicine music label of Nils Noa (Norway) and Txai Fernando (Brazil). Lotus Rising is a project many years in the making, now coming to the final stages of fruition. The 50 songs will be released in a series of albums divided into Parts I – IV with the first album planned for release in May 2020. There will also be a new edition of the songbook, containing new illustrations, English-Portuguese translations and musical notation.

The illustration featured at the top this page is from a new painting by Noriko Moonbird, made especially for this project. Noriko’s work is featured throughout this site and on all my other albums.

Insights into the Lotus Rising

-A series of articles exploring different aspects of this project-

From Darkness To Light

Symbolism of the Rising Lotus

Caboclos and Bodhisattvas

Guias espirituais and deities of the
Lotus Rising

All the flowers in the garden

Introduction to the musicians in
this project


Please enjoy this new version of Lotus Flower from the Lotus Rising project. This is a special pre-release mix, as the final album version will include Misha Mullov-Abbado playing double bass and some other musical flavours.

The track features Ayla Schafer, Susie Ro, Helen Knight, Mike Stanton, Jasmin Kiya, Joseph Rose and myself.  Please listen on good headphones or speakers! Please leave your email if you would like me to send further pre-release tracks and other updates on the Lotus Rising Project.
  • Lotus Flower - Adrian Freedman
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I shall be donating a percentage of the profits from this project to a charity that is dear to my heart – RAIN

Empowering Brazilians to respond to desertification with community-led tree planting
  • Regenerating springs and streams, biodiversity and local economies
  • Working with indigenous communities to reforest ancestral lands
  • Twinning schools in the UK and Brazil to build sapling nurseries and re-wild and reforest both countries
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