Stereognosis (pronounced with a silent “g”) literally means in English “the ability to perceive and recognize the form of an object in the absence of visual information.” Its closest synonym in Arabic transliterates in English to Estesh3ar, although the meaning of Estesh3ar is slightly more versatile. Stereognosis was chosen as the name of this project because it combined the idea of music (implied by “stereo”) and the idea of mystical enlightenment (implied by the phonetically related term, gnosticism). Sufi author Hazrat Inayat Khan wrote eloquently about the Mysticism of Sound and Music. Our goal is to produce very deep music, both rhythmically and melodically. We sincerely hope our music speaks to you.