The pounding vocals and electrifying rhythms of Ingathering are a personal as well as collective journey from Exile into Redemption. Conceived in the ancient mountain village home to the Kabbalah, Ingathering is inspired by real-life experiences from the highway offramps of North America to the Blue Hills of Jamaica to the deserts of Sinai to the Land of Israel itself. Infused with the wisdom of the mystical masters from a tradition expanding more than three millennia, Ingathering's high-energy innovative funk/reggae/ethnic sound rocks the new generation of higher consciousness. 'Listen up and revive your soul.' (Isaiah 55:3) With musical influences such as Gil Scott Heron, Stevie, Van Morrison, Toots Hibbert, and the Allmans, Ingathering integrates a conscious inspiring message for people of all backgrounds with deep mystical interpretations from the Jewish Sages on ancient Hebrew text. The mystical tradition of the Torah emphasizes yichudim - unifications - of which the Ingathering project attempts to effect on a grand scale: individual/collective, intellect/emotion, body/soul, past/future, creative/traditional, practical/visionary, introspective/inspirational. Any listener wishing to pursue the theme of World Redemption in traditional Jewish mysticism and consciously join in this Ingathering can - and is encouraged to - study the source texts listed in the 16-page booklet included in the CD package for an extended course of in-depth learning. While the vast majority of sources have yet to be translated, or even taught openly,the primary intention is that the music alone has the power to inspire and unite all of us, each on his/her own spiritual level. May each merit to rectify his/her unique soul root, and may the entire Creation soon enjoy the revealed light of the Divine Presence.