Dragons — Music Themes

The Music Theme for this week is DRAGONS.
For next week Maddie has chosen   “Attitude of Gratitude”.
Hagalaz’ Runedance – On Wings Of Rapture
3min. 3sec.

Dragon fly! Dragon fly!
Through my eyes to the soul so old,
From where?
Dragon fly! Dragon fly!
Spirit so young, filled with dreams and hopes…
Never grow old!
Dragon fly! Dragon fly!
Broken Wings chained until the end
Beauty that will die
3min. 14sec.


The dragonblood tree earned its fearsome 
Name due to its crimson red sap, which is used as a dye and was used as a 
Violin varnish, an alchemical ignredient, and a folk remedy for various 
Ailments. (Image credit: Csilla Zelko)
Lord of the Rings:Return of the King. Eowyn protects Theoden from the Nazgul.
2 MIN. 22SEC.

Am I misguided if the DRAGONS that I slay are not the same DRAGONS that you want to be slayed?  Who is misguided? Must we slay our own personal DRAGONS, ourselves? Does the blood of DRAGONS have healing powers? If you slay your own DRAGONS, does that process provide healing? Can we help each other with the slaying of DRAGONS, or must we do it all alone. Must we give up if no one else understands which DRAGONS need to be slayed in order for healing to take place? Is accepting help part of healing? Is it the healing that is actually the reason for us all? Is it possible to live lives of love and service, even without being healed ourselves?
Everlasting — 2 Steps from Hell
2min. 50sec.

Csillag-Ős — The Moon And The Nightspirit with guest vocalists Catarina Raposo of Dwelling, Saskia Dommisse of Poets to their Beloved, and Alessandra Santovito of Hexperos
5min. 27sec.

CHASING DRAGONS — 2 Steps From Hell
1min. 27sec.

DRAGONS are not extinct:
Lisa:  Lisa
Johnny:  Johnny,
Maddie:  ♪Dragons – Music Themes
Peter,Paul & Mary – Puff The Magic Dragon
3min. 26sec.


HUNGER — Njalkemme — Music Themes

It was my turn to choose the Music Theme for this week. The theme is HUNGER.

I decided to limit myself a few longings that cannot be satisfied by ordinary means. Two questions I posed to myself:

What of HUNGER cannot be eased or satisfied by ordinary means?

What longings so ache within as to become HUNGER?
Maddie has chosen MEDITATION for next week.  “I’ll go with Meditation as next week’s theme. Seems appropriate as I’ll be in meditation for 2 days at the Gyokusenji Monastery in Sendai, prayer for world peace practice. Much Love♥”
Who does not HUNGER for home, idealized in memory or through anticipation? Is a warm and secure sense of belonging, of being cared for and caring in return, that perhaps never existed, still HUNGERED for, as for sustenance when there is none?
MEHRNOUSH — Zaubersprueche — Faun
4MIN. 20SEC.

In einem dunklen Tal
lag jüngst ich träumend nieder,
da sah ich einen Strahl
von meiner Heimat wieder.

Auf morgenroter Au´
war Vaters Haus gelegen,
wie war der Himmel blau,
die Flur wie reich an Segen!

Wie war mein Heimatland
voll Gold und Rosenhelle!
Doch bald der Traum verschwandt,
Schmerz trat an seine Stelle.

Da irrt´ ich weit hinaus
ins öde Land voll Sehnen,
noch irr´ich, such´das Haus
und find´es nicht vor Tränen.
Who Hungers to fly with the eagles? To soar above the clouds, to be borne aloft, removed from small cares and troubles, free, flying on wings of light? Though we human beings cannot fly with feathers, we can fly with awareness and light.
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE — Gila  Antara
4min.  56sec.

Does the human spirit starve without illusion? Is the intense HUNGER for the ideal only a dream of illusions? Is hope an illusion? Can we act purely because it is right to do so, or is courage starved by the HUNGER for hope?
STARVATION — Illusions — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 27sec.

Is there a HUNGER for expression? Is it the HUNGER to have voice? Is the creative urge a means to express still other HUNGERS?
“…. I am the voice of your HUNGER and pain …”
I AM THE VOICE — Celtic Women — Alex Sharpe
3min. 13sec.

Does everyone HUNGER for love in the autumn, as the days wane and darkness lingers? Is love in autumn different from love in the other seasons of the year? Does each season of love have its own special expression? Is love never expressed, actually love? Or is it only HUNGER? IS all love expressed in the same manner?

Does everyone HUNGER for love through out all of the changing seasons of life? Are the fires of love a HUNGER that is banked in some seasons and burning in others?

In the autumn of life, is the HUNGER for lost loves and loves that never came to be, a Hunger that can never be soothed? In the autumn of life is it too late for a grand amour passionné? Does this HUNGER pass?

In the autumn of life there is an aching HUNGER for love that is just as intense in its anguishing loss as any youthful desires, yet unfulfilled.
AUTUMN LOVE –Thomas Bergersen
3min. 50sec.

I have been told that the HUNGER for power is the most insatiable of all addictive HUNGERS.
Not all entities that experience this HUNGER are human beings.
REALM OF POWER — 2 Steps From Hell
4min. 21sec.

EVA:   Hunger ~ It Comes In Many Packages
JOHNNY:   Music Theme – Hunger | johnny ojanpera
MADDIE:  ♪Hunger – Music Themes
WILLOW:     http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/music-themes-hunger/
When all is HUNGER, when there is nothing but HUNGER, no food, no warmth, no love, no hope, what is left? Only starvation, there is only the HUNGER. Have you ever been close to starvation, so that all was the HUNGER?
Njalkemme — Garmarna
5 min. 3sec.
Njalkemme (Samic or Soumi) = HUNGER
“Lastemååjegeh jeenjesh sjidteme Njaalkeme stuerebe enn åvtesne Moereh aajngesem steerieh, jaamah jïh gahtjah Almetje goh snöölhke mah tjelmehts sjidteme Njaalkemem lea dïhte maam manne damtam Njaalkeme bijre jarka Translation (English): Njaalkeme/Hunger — There are so many caterpillers Hunger, greater now than ever The trees hold their breath, die and fall Man is like a blinded wolf Hunger is all I feel Hunger everywhere” Translation offered by vereno1986 on You Tube.

JOURNEY — Music Themes

Eva chose JOURNEY as our Music Theme for this week.
Next week the theme is to be HUNGER.
A JOURNEY that has particular relevance, at this time of the year, as we in the Northern Hemisphere enter the tunnel of winter and darkness, is the JOURNEY all inhabitants of our beautiful Blue World make annually around our star in a spiral dance of the cosmic JOURNEY through space and time, beginning and ending in the same eternal moment as the JOURNEY of awareness, itself, the JOURNEY GYRE.
In my own small sphere, I have to work to remind myself that the autumn and winter seasons are merely a time of transition, not the end. There is no end to this JOURNEY.
Persephone — Dead Can Dance — Lisa Gerrard
6min. 47sec.

Have you ever embarked upon a journey with a glorious destination that turns out to be  fantasy?  Nowhere are the expected riches or the results that were originally anticipated. Yet the journey itself was of such wonder and freedom that you are changed forever, finding the path followed, the JOURNEY, was all along, the destination.
EL DORADO — Sky World — 2 Steps From Hell
4min. 20sec.

El Dorado The Lost City Gold [FULL DOCUMENTARY
Can it be that a life begun on the path of an emperor and ending as a laborer can be viewed as a successful JOURNEY? Are there influences on the direction of some lives that are beyond personal control? Does everyone get to choose the particular path that is to be followed?
LUNCH —  The Last Emperor –  Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su
4min. 55sec.

Is it possible to travel a JOURNEY and not understand the words and descriptions that others use, to not be able to describe one’s experiences, and yet be able to understand internally  the essence of what is learned while JOURNEYING in the unknowable?
Punagra, dina jine jane, Punagra de, Punagra, dina ji.
6min. 19sec.

Is it possible to sing the world into being? Can a JOURNEY be remembered from the Dreamtime, so that it will exist in the world today?  A path is created before, and a path is left behind.  However,  JOURNEY paths are only temporary, existing while being traversed, until they are again recalled from the Dreamtime and sung into being and walked with song.
DREAMTIME* — Dawn of Time — Makara
6min. 01sec.

Makara = The Seven Sisters (Pleiades constellation)
Is it possible to change the path on which we JOURNEY by changing our selves?  Is that internal change enough? What happens when a selfish life has been lived, and consequences are thought of only when encountering the last gate on life’s JOURNEY? Does it matter what influence current and past actions and attitudes have in the future, as we all die anyway?  Do we have a responsibility for the consequences of what we do or omit to do?
THE FUTURE  —  Leonard Cohen
7min. 10sec.

Are destinations, conclusions, honors, awards,  endings, triumphs, pinnacles, all that there is?  Can these also become locked gates across the direction of one’s JOURNEY?  Should one stop and turn to gaze only on what has already been accomplished?  Is it possible to simply unlatch the gate and continue on, whether or not accolades and congratulations tie one to past goals?  If one has no exact expectations of achievement, what qualities are required to pilgrimage on a path that is, itself, all there is?  Are all lives a pilgrimage?  Are all JOURNEYS  a pilgrimage?
5min. 14 sec.

Does our JOURNEY end with this life?  Do we just travel on and on and on?
LESS IS MOI — the Goat Rodeo Sessions — Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile
7min. 28sec.

It seems that some JOURNEYS  do not ever end, even as the pathway passes through the opened gates. Is this true for all of us? Do we create with each step, ripples of effect that never end?
2min. 45sec.

EVA:   All Packed and Ready to Go Forth and Conquer Yourself? Yeah, It’s Journey Time.
LISA:     Lisa
JOHNNY:  Johnny
MADDIE:  ♪The Journey ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead? Music Themes
WILLOW:  Willow