I would so love to call the girl Lalena after the Donovan song that Deep Purple covered. But it seems no matter how you sing this beautiful name it has Donovan all over it. So for now she is a nameless mystery. But in my secret place she is called Lalena.
I think the album begins with a song about her and touches on elements of her world. It is a full moon night – she is going through a Luna retreat alone on the sacred hills a little way from her village. The villagers are of course partying with songs, exotic dancers, wines and sweet wines that foam! She alone, in the sacred hills, enters deeply into the mystery of the Moon Magik, under the guidance of the High Priestess of her Clan.
The song describes the mythical qualities that surround her life and how she feels about them. In the video you see I have only a small guitar part to begin with as I start to write the lyrics. By the end of it the song has developed really nicely with a solemn chant and an exhilarating penny whistle piece. This penny whistle – is a first for me!
Breathing of time is scented for her now / Floating on the blossoming sky / blowing through the days of flutes and anklets /fanning the poets lit fire / and the beggars bowl is filled with a spring dance/ laughingly scented for all / these are the days of melody and welcome / upon the leaves of a song
On these sacred hills alone she wanders / Moonlight entangled in her hair / The jewels on her brow sparkle like dancers / Silk, soft and fair / These are the ways she must reach for her wisdom / Healing for all to bear / The truest of treasures, the softest of pleasures / Before the dawns gold aire…
Since this album is written in mythological style and manner with regards to channeling the lyrics (dream-speak) rather than intellectually carving them, the words are naturally rich with symbols. For example the moon in ancient wisdom represents the subconscious mind, memories, and psychological patterns; it also pertains to the emotions. The hair on a person’s head symbolizes what that person’s thoughts are radiating -- their “mental aura” so to speak…so we have a lovely image in the lyrics
‘moonlight entangled in her hair’.
This simple phrase captures the idea of the contemplative Luna magical workings she is entangled or absorbed in. The prize of this sort of spiritual practice leads to “the truest of treasures, the softest of pleasures”; there is nothing more subtle, or more blissful than consciousness awakening into super consciousness.
Those of you who have some experience with Tarot and alchemical symbolism will immediately recognize the formula for the making of the “gold” which is imbedded in the story of this album. The secret to making gold lies in the alchemical wedding. Only atheists and fools really believe the alchemist gold is a solid material. Those who know -- know, that there is no such thing in the entire universe as a ‘solid particle with fixed properties. These are some of the ideas hidden within the concept of this album
Please share your insights.
Venus in Moon: photo art by Kripa
Moon card lifted from: www.thaliatook.com
Art card lifted from: www.energyenhancement.org