Diana Zaheer x Lincoln Parish: The Healing Power of “Over the Counter Meditations”

Over The Counter Meditations is without a doubt one of the most unique things I’ve had the privilege of reviewing in my time writing for music publication. I’ve had works in my hands that I’ve described or cataloged as “pensive”, “meditative”, “introspective” and even “new-age”, but it never really occurred to me that I’d have the pleasure of listening to a spoken word LP with legitimately metaphysical purpose. The album is an incredible and almost unprecedented collaboration between healer and teacher Diana Zaheer and ex-Cage The Elephant musician and producer Lincoln Parish.


Diana Zaheer is a spiritual teacher with over 30 years of experience, helping people all over the world on their inner journey. She draws from a diverse range of traditions and cultures to create a nurturing approach to her healing work, which emphasizes the Inner Harbor® within each individual. 

Zaheer grew up in a family of healers in the San Francisco Bay Area and spent 15 years in an inner work school, gaining wisdom from master teachers across the globe. She currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, where she supports individuals, couples, and families through virtual and in-person sessions. She also launched the podcast “Two Wise Women Talking” with Sheira Kahn, a marriage and family therapist. She also has ongoing writing projects and upcoming online classes.

Lincoln Parish is an American musician, songwriter, and producer, best known for his work as the lead guitarist of the alternative rock band ‘Cage the Elephant’. He co-founded the band with lead singer Matt Shultz and his brother, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, in 2006. In 2013, Parish left Cage the Elephant to focus on his career as a record producer. Since then, he has worked with a variety of artists, including Lilly Hiatt, Rivers And Rust, Alicia  Blue, and more.


For “Over The Counter Meditations” Zaheer and Parish joined forces to create a powerful vehicle for positive transformation and great support during pivotal moments in people’s mental health journeys. The album features entire lessons and teachings by Zaheer which were then taken by Lincoln who intuitively made music spring out of them as a way to expand the message and take it to a higher dimension where you can even listen to it through and through as a form of assisted meditation. However,  don’t go in expecting every track to be soothing and minimalistic. On the contrary, Parish made sure to provide a richer listening experience by bringing different grooves and synths into play that are a delight to listen.

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