"A Musical Gift from the Dolphins"
Written By Scott Huckabay
The Sonic Alchemyst/Guitar Shaman www.scotthuckabay.com
In 1991, I was living in Venice Beach residing at the infamous Morrison Apartments, a place where artists like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, W.C. Fields and so many others had once spirited the hallways. One day, at the crack of dawn, I was awakened and had a feeling to look out my window. Close to shore were approximately 20 bottlenose dolphins that, unknown to me, would dramatically change the direction of my life.
My heart was pounding with excitement so I jumped up, grabbed my trusty guitar and headed towards my true destiny. There was not a human soul in sight, just the dolphins, a still ocean and a radiant pink sky. I started to play my guitar with all my heart while I danced, pranced and spun in circles honoring their presence. They seemed to enjoy the moment and much as I did jumping in and out of the water. It is a memory that I hold so precious in my soul!
Then I put my guitar down, took off my clothes, and softly walked into the ocean. I swam up and surrendered my soul to my new friends. I made eye contact with one of them in the pod and it was that very sacred moment that changed the direction of my soul's path. I felt their joyous energy radiating around me. Then, unexpectedly, one dolphin beamed this sound frequency that I never heard before that put me in a trance-like state. It was then I felt something go deeper inside me that I never felt before. The core of my being was 'touched' and a Divine gift of enlightened music came over me. At this point, I felt my life had a new meaning. I discovered that the true purpose for my life was to share this new music that had entered my being. My mission and direction in life from that point on was to share this gift with all of humanity.
After the dolphin experiences in Venice Beach, I was compelled to move to Hawaii in 1992 and live in seclusion to commune with the dolphins some more. I discovered a remote beach, lived in a tent and had no human contact for nearly a year. Every day, I would wake up at dawn, swim with the dolphins all day long and then play my guitar in the evening under the stars. I
was becoming one with Nature, learning to honor the land, the sea and my Divine friends. There were native papayas to eat as well as apple bananas & hand full of other varieties and the most exquisite scenery of landscape that helped to assist my growth as a conscious human.
It was a perfect, magical and fantasy-like setting in which this new music was developed. The dolphins were the teachers and I was their student. I kept a daily journal of my experiences with the dolphins and had written many poems from each experience. I had experienced so many visions, healings and transformations being with these incredible teachers of the sea. I affectionately call them my 'Tribe'. The following poem came to me one evening while asleep:
'FROM THE MOMENT OF LIFE' (a surreal life changing dream with Jimi Hendrix part of it)
"Rest in the magical pillow kingdom, my age of shimmer. Awakened on mystery street, the secret book of child's dreams awaits face to face. Some say a channel is life after death. In reality, truth unveils the driven unconscious mind in a world of visions, revelations and thoughts alive. Vibrant colors, spiritual sounds, imagination is this beautiful scene all around. We ride together! Vaguely understood is a divine journey our sacred prophecy leads. A tender egg represents the medicine of nectar. Turbulent clouds present the pedestal we defend for. Growing so softly inside and bursting free, we are creation for the children of the sea...."
Originally, there were eleven Spinner dolphins, but became twelve after I was honored to be a witness to the birth of a new member of the 'Tribe'. To my astonishment, the newborn was all white! This one, I had called 'Angel'. I was truly one of them now, learning to communicate through telepathy and sharing sacred moments in the ocean together. This was my new family as they had adopted me into their sacred tribe.
My 'Tribe' taught me everything about who I am, the world around me, and most of all, sound frequencies of everything that evolves around. Now it is my mission to share all that I have been taught with the sound from the dolphins and the whales to the rest of the world. This was was the most profound experience of my life. To this day, the dolphin energies course through my body as if I were still swimming with them. After 11 years, my journey continues, sharing this gift of music, inspired by the dolphins....
"Underneath the velvet blue moon, many circle astonishment so faraway.This flower child of long distance crowned my emotions above her beauty.
Within the ancient forests blooms a liquid sky of the psychedelic dolphin made for golden unity. She has all reasons to celebrate our enchantment collectively in spirit. Tranquility has influenced our destiny for another magical journey outside these pure hearts. We will wait for compassions healing to rejoice beside the arms we bless. Inside season's offspring, we'll make love for eternity will follow a path of honor beyond. My ocean flows through your river soul..."
Acclaimed in BAM Magazine as Guitarist of the Year, and garnering a New Age Album of the Year from the Independent Music Awards for his last endeavor, 'Alchemy', Huckabay has shared the stage with a diverse array of artists including Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Sara McLachlan, and Bob Weir, among many others.
Proclaims jazz superstar Stanley Jordan, "Scott is one inspirational cat!"
Notes the Omega Music Directory, "Eddie Van Halen, Michael Hedges, and Jimi Hendrix all rolled into one...a dream come true for guitar enthusiasts everywhere!"
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