Our destination was an abode known as the "Forest of the Old King." After climbing and searching through the cold and dark, we came upon its outer precincts and offered an invocation to the spirits of this hallowed ground.
There, after sitting in freeze-deep meditation, we were visitied by a man who told us that he was "certainly much older than both of us put together." As he chatted with us, asking seemingly innocent questions, we realized that he was the "Old King," and we found ourselves deeply moved and flowing back through our own mythical histories.
Both our fathers gone, we were seeking to reconnect with the histories that bore us, and with our mothers - the very grounds we were walking on, yet hardly recognized.
In that moment of visitiation, this song-poem, drum, music, prayer offering was born, as a new concept of sound and sense, music and meditation, rhythm, mantra, and voice, for the healing-integration of the male and female - within and without.
Relax and listen deeply; this work speaks on many levels, known and unknown, conscious and unconscious, through sky-blaze, on deep earth, in easy ocean, and starlit rays, we are reconciled with the Father, and the Mother rises in bliss.
African percussionist, ritual drummer, master of the gong and digeridoo, founder of the drumming ensemble "Les amis des tam-tam" and the shamanistic music-group "Mantis." Recorder of CD's Frames, Dreamtime: Digeridoo and Water, and Runasonr- The Story of Edda. Visionary Poet, author of In Search of the Sacred, Your Life's Work, Poetics of the Sacred, and founder of the "Anti-Career Workshop."
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Story of the Father
2. The Glory of the Mother