Open Secrets is a unique collection of music based on the sublime poetry of Rumi and Hafiz. The selected poems are reinterpreted by Puran as he plays original musical improvisations on the Sarod. These improvisations are based on the ancient Indian wisdom of raga – where each mode (raga) has a specific emotional and spiritual energy. The Sarod is a beautiful mellifluous Indian musical instrument (a sister of the Sitar, you might say) whose haunting resonant glissando adds a magical depth to the melodic passages.
The unifying theme of this work is the “open secrets” that so many spiritual teachers freely share. These profound insights about how to achieve lasting happiness and fulfillment become only too obvious when you actually see them clearly. And perhaps no one has been as effective at pointing these out as the great Sufi poets, Rumi and Hafiz.
Puran Lucas Perez, a murshid (senior leader) of the Sufi Way, is a musician, author, videographer and digital artist. Deeply experienced in the path of creativity and spiritual awakening, he has performed, taught and led programs throughout Europe and North America for more than 30 years.