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
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
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
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.
DEVA & PUNAGRA — Faun
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
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
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?
PEREGRINATIO — Irfan
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
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?
DISCOVERY OF INDIA — GANDHI — Ravi Shankar
EVA: All Packed and Ready to Go Forth and Conquer Yourself? Yeah, It’s Journey Time.
MADDIE: ♪The Journey ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead? Music Themes