High Vibration Visions
Eternity's Pillar was a television program hosted by visionary musician and spiritual guru Alice Coltrane Swamini Turiyasangitananda. It aired late at night in Los Angeles on KTTV Channel 11 television in the mid-1980s. This episode, from 1985, includes music, meditation and musings from Turiya plus spirited bhajan chanting from the students of The Vedantic Center with featured vocalist John Panduranga.
Alice Coltrane’s Ashram ~ a film by Vincent Moon & Priscilla Telmon
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda’s devotion to spirituality was the central purpose of the final four decades of her life, an often-overlooked awakening that largely took shape during her four-year marriage to John Coltrane and after his 1967 death. By 1983, Alice had established the 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram outside of Los Angeles, in Agoura Hills, California. She quietly began recording music from the ashram, releasing it within her spiritual community in the form of private press cassette tapes.
The Ashram became a sanctuary and refuge for many, and a multi-ethnic and multi generational community developed. One of the high points of this very special and loving environment took shape on Sundays when Alice, also referred to as Swamini or Turiyasangitananda by her family and students would lead the community in a spiritual ceremony that featured devotional music.
This was filmed in March 2017, ten years after Alice left her body.
In October, 2017, the Ashram closed its original location. However, the Ashram still continues, and the work of Swamini Alice Coltrane Turiysangitananda keeps spreading.
This film hopes to support that.
A film by Priscilla Telmon & Vincent Moon Produced by Luaka Bop, Boiler Room and Petites Planètes
Images, sounds, editing by Vincent Moon & Priscilla Telmon Production by Eric Welles-Nystrom & Yale Evelev Executive Producers Joe Alexander & Harry Benson With the voices of Purushottama Hickson, Marilyn McLeod, Uma E. Pierson and Surya Botofasina
Dedicated with love to THE MEMBERS OF THE SAI ANANTAM ASHRAM & THE FAMILY OF ALICE & JOHN COLTRANE