CONFIDENCE — Music Themes

The Music Theme for next week is HONOR
What courage and CONFIDENCE is required to tread in ever wider circles ?  What CONFIDENCE is required to take a traditional song and perform with your own personal and unique flavor?
WIDER CIRCLES — Rising Appalachia
4min. 52sec.
How much CONFIDENCE and self assurance is required to allow oneself to be vulnerable enough to ask for tenderness?
COME TENDERNESS — The Silver Tree — Lisa Gerrard
3min. 35sec.
snowboard7201’s channel
A CONFIDENCE can also be a secret.
Prologue — The Book Of Secrets — Loreena McKinnett
4min. 25sec.
What sort of CONFIDENCE, what special knowledge is required to be able to be at home in the sky?
Égnyitó — The Moon And The Nightspirit
5min. 33sec.
Prophecy Productions BroadCast
What CONFIDENCE is required to be, just as you are?
CHILDREN OF THE SUN — Two Steps From Hell — Thomas Bergersen
4min. 43sec.
Two Steps From Hell
LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Confidence
MAGICAL MADDIE: ♪Confidence – Music Theme
JOHNNY: Music Theme – Confidence
The secret to peaceful CONFIDENT sleep is trust.
Sleep Song —  Suantrai  — The Secret Garden —  Brendan Graham —  Saoirse
4min. 46 seconds
S xo


HIDDEN – Music Themes

The Music Theme for this week is HIDDEN.
MARVELOUS MADELINE has chosen next week’s theme: SHADOWSIDE
Are some answers hidden by a protective  labyrinth, waiting for knowledge of the way to be remembered? Are the answers just part of the puzzel?  Can hidden knowledge be learned by study and research,  or must such knowledge be achieved by living experience?  Is being alive, itself, a journey through a layrinth?
LABYRINTH — Frigga’s Web —  Hagalaz’ Runedance
4mon. 02sec.
Ephesius wicca
What is not hidden, at all, though most do not or cannot see?
THE HIDDEN RAINFOREST — The Human Experience OST — Thomas Bergersen
2min. 57sec.
Are silent prayers hidden ? Can secret gardens within the heart be known?  Is finding hidden love actually the art of opening and revealing rather than keeping the true self hidden?
DREAMCATCHER — Secret Garden — Fionnuala Sherry
4min. 35sec.
What cycles and magic are hidden from knowing?  From what hidden and unknown means is the beauty and rebirth of Spring created? How can Spring be separated from anything else? Is Spring an isolated season?Is Spring visible part of the year and hidden at other times?
Tavaszhozó (Spring Creator) — Holdrejtek —  The Moon And The Night Spirit
6min. 02sec.
Barbara Waluś
What is hidden behind the masks people wear? What can be perceived, through closed eyes, that is hidden from ordinary sight? Does the hidden  meaning of language gain power with intent?  How does hidden intent affect the form of prayer?
MASKED BALL — Flood — Eyes Wide Shut OST — Jocelyn Pook
3min. 42sec.
dts corsair
“Translation from … Romanian to English:
“And God told to his apprentices…I gave you a command…to pray to the Lord for the mercy, life, peace, health, salvation, the search, the leave and the forgiveness of the sins of God’s children. The ones that pray, they have mercy and they take good care of this holy place”. Blueskywatcher
What skills, what practice, what hidden discipline and sacrifice, does mastery of the term Hidden Dragon represent?
NIGHT FIGHT — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon OST  – Tan dun — Yo Yo Ma
3min. 04sec.
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“Lying Tiger and Hidden Dragon) a movement consisting of an openhanded block
thrusting downwards Fuhk FuKyuhn (C) [Ying Jaau] (lit. Subduing the Tiger)a
hand form fuhk fu lihn jyu (C) [Huhng Ga] (lit. Lying Tiger Joining Pearl)a
downward …”  Tuttle Dictionary of the Martial Arts of Korea, China, & Japan
What occurs as a metamorphosis that is hidden?  Can we see within the changes of nature without irrevocably altering the process?  Do Human Beings experience metamorphosis?  Are people always able to understand what is happening within themselves as they change and grow and live and die?
Μεταμόρφωση της Φύσης ( Nature’s Metamorphosis — Psychostasia  — Daemonia Nymphe
5min. 14sec.
Ὀρφεύς Kερασφόρος
MARVELOUS MADELINE:  ♪Hidden – Music Theme
LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Hidden
Sometimes nothing is hidden at all.  There are no hidden meanings. It’s just for fun.  It is all available.
Deva & Punagra — Faun with Omnia at Paganfol-Special 2006
Is it wished that some events would remain hidden by ignoring them or pretending they did not happen? Does ignorance of history make the past different?

In 1941 the largest single massacre of the Holocaust took place at Babi Yar, a ravine in Kiev.
In just 2 days almost 34 thousand Jews were murdered by a team of German SS troops, other German units, and local collaborators.

Are such massacres a thing only of the past? What horrors are secretly being perpetrated and hidden now? Yesterday? A month ago? Last year?   … Tonight?  … Tomorrow?

Бабий яр – Babi Yar  by Yevgeny Yevtushenko —Reading: Boris Vetrov —   Music:John Williams
3min. 59sec.
waclaw schreyer
English translation by Paul Celan  can be found here:



Lisa has chosen “WHERE THE UNICORNS PLAY” or “FINDING MY HAPPY PLACE” for the music theme this week.
Eva has chosen :
The Journey ~ Upcoming Music Theme ~ Where Do Your Tracks Lead?
As our theme for next week. Follow the link to read more.
The Last UNICORN — Opening Scene
6 min.

The Irish Rovers — The UNICORN Song
3 min 21 sec.

Brahms’ Lullaby — sung by Chloe Agnew
2min. 34sec.

Innocent children are like stars radiating sparkling warmth and spiritual beauty. How can anyone not be HAPPY in their company? Unless the child is unhappy, then there is a type of selfless joy in doing what can be done for the child’s best interests.

So how is it that the HAPPINESS of children is so easily amplified? A wonder and a mystery for which I am grateful.
God Danced the Day You Were Born — Andrew Lawrence — sung by Hot Soup
2min. 42sec.

My Little Sister sends me a link to this video every year on my birthday, since it was first placed on You Tube. Not only is it a nice remembrance, it makes me HAPPY to listen to this because I know that my sister can sing equally well, a cappella, and she prefers HAPPY, upbeat music for herself, and to share. She has had more than her portion of heartache and tragedy, yet she is of such a strong good heart, that she is always trying to raise the spirits of those close to her.
4min. 58sec.

If I am feeling sad or misunderstood or blue, this video cheers me up right away. The concluding applause has not yet failed to evoke a big grin, and at the minimum, from myself, a silent chuckle. Sometimes I laugh out loud.
Δαιμονία Νύμφη Μουσών
3min.  38sec.

The Muses are a source of HAPPINESS by facilitating Voice. Whether perceived and understood, or not, the acts of expression and creation are acts of joy.
In the video clip there is pictured a lovely UNICORN, for Lisa.
Please be fore warned, the last two selections are NOT sweetness and light, nor are they My Little Pony.
Égi Táltos –-  Álmok elfelejtett és történetek nem mondták  —
A Hold és az éjszaka Lélek
4min. 48sec.

Trees and Tree Spirits have been a source of much of my HAPPINESS.
Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah

Forests have also afforded me a great deal of comfort, safety, beauty, and peaceful HAPPINESS.
Lovers — House of Flying Daggers — Shigeru Umebayashi & John Williams — sung by Kathleen Battle
4 min. 13 sec.

We each have our own understanding of the relationship between HAPPINESS and Lovers.
Requiem — Mozart
1hr 17min. 12sec.

What did Mozart have to transcend to write this? What did this orchestra have to transcend to perform? What had to be overcome for the venue with the beautiful pipe-organ, to even exist? I am taken to a place outside of HAPPINESS, outside of myself, outside of death, by this performance.
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir of Venezuela
Samia Ibrahim, Soprano
Katiuska Rodriguez, Mezzo-Soprano
Robert Giron, Tenor
Alvaro Carrillo, Bass-Baritone
Gregory Carreño, Conductor
Sala Simón Bolívar, Centro de Acción Social por la Música
Lisa :         Music Theme – Where the Unicorns Play
Johnny      Johnny
Eva             Where The Unicorns Play ~ Anywhere They Want
Willow        Willow
FIRE — OST Angels and Deamons — Hans Zimmer
6min.  52sec.

Sometimes the closest I am able to come to HAPPINESS is to say nothing, and so allow those close to me to retain their own HAPPINESS by not becoming aware that I am present and that I am also not present.
I am present.
I am also not present.
I am an observer
Of myself.
I am a guardian
Of my grief.
I am a
Silent voice,
To preserve
The Wa.
My heart is
Somewhere else.
I only pass through
This pleasant
As a guide.
I must move gently
Through your HAPPYNESS,
As the voice
Of my silence
Travels on
To somewhere else,
Another life,
Another time.
Bear … 10.08.2014
4min. 47 sec.

When I mentioned to my youngest son, as we were discussing amusing things, that the music theme this week is WHERE THE UNICORNS ARE, he said he knew of a UNICORN song, and would send me a link. He did so, and included this sentence “When life gives you marshmallow unicorns, give life speed metal.”

Summer — Music Themes

Lisa has chosen the new theme for Thursday:  “I was thinking distance. I have much to say about that. ”

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

Hungarian and Portuguese and Dutch and Italian

Summer, Vivaldi Recomposed — Max Richter — Daniel Hope — Orchestra L’arte del Mondo Rostock, 2013

Faun — Iduna

We have already passed the solstice and though the heat is still building, here in the Northern hemisphere, we are headed towards autumn and harvests. Fist, and in some cases, second cuttings of hay have already been done and many hot crops (water melons) have been harvested already. Second plantings have been done. Mid-summer hottest stuff growing.. beans, okra, peanuts, sweet potatoes, tobacco … and it’s a hot summer …

Berta, Berta  —  Branford Marsalis  —The Piano Lesson 1990 — August Williams  —  Charles S. Dutton – Courtney B. Vance – Carl Gordon – Lou Myers

The insect noises in the piece sound just like the noises of hot summer where I live. the lyrics are inviting a prisoner’s sweetheart to find a good man, not in prison, and to go ahead and marry and to have a good life before it is too late. While the prisoners on the chain gang sweat and work and chant/sing.

Faun — Unda

What is summer without water, without waves? And if for you, like for me, the ocean is dream of yesterday, and you can’t even get in the sun, for one reason or another, then you can become the waves, the vibrations. For that is what everything is … resonation.

Unda (Latin) = the Waves
Unda attingit        The wave reaches you
Te et abducit         And leads you
Te in profunda      To the depths.
Sicut es unda.        Likewise you are the wave

Blood of the Dragon – Nox Arcana

How can anyone get through summer without slaying a few dragons?

Das Märchen vom Zaren Saltan, Act III, Scene Tableau 1: Orchestral Interlude. Hummelflug — Rimsky Korsikov 1903 — Sergei Rachmaninov piano arrangement and recording Flight of the Bumblebee 1929

Bumble bees, of course, do their work in Summer.

Falkenstein – Sommer

Mermaids — Hans Zimmer—Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides …

Summer is also a time of fantasy and imagination and myths. Or are myths based on some lost truth? Sea-faring cultures from around the world have stories of mermaids.

Faun -Mehrnoush …

Summer seem to enhance the intense nostalgia for childhood home, though the reality may be covered in mist….

Zaubersprueche                                                  Spells or Enchanment

In einem dunklen                                               Tal In a dark valley
Lag jüngst ich träumend nieder,                     Where I was recently dreaming,
Sa sah ich einen Strahl                                       I saw a beam
Von meiner Heimat wieder.                              From my home again.


More Summer Music:

LISA:  Lisa
JOHNNY: Summer -Music Theme | …




MAYA माया ILLUSION — Music Themes



Bear … 02.20.2014

ⓒ Bearspawprint

Tibetan Thanka showing the Wheel of Life and Realms of ‘Khor baor Sra
Gabor Szabo – Galatea’s Guitar

Ana’s Door – Jocelyn Pook

Door = a moveable barrier within a portal
Vaskilintu – Sanna Kurki-Suonio
Kuulin kuiskaus

Vaskilintu = The Bronze bird     Kuulin kuiskaus = I heard a whisper
Hagalaz’ Runedance   —  Nesevishet

Hagalaz’ Runedance = Audacious  Incantation Dance      Nesevishet = The Dawning
균열의 춤

Last Hanryangmoo Dancer “Mun Jang Won” 91 yrs old
균열의 춤 = Dance Between Cracks
Negura Bunget – Norilor

Norilor = Cloudy
Irfan – Peregrinatio

Peregrinatio = pilgrimage or roaming absence or searching journey



As the inertia was lost while some of us were AFTC (Away From The Computer) for various reasons, and we have been unable to overcome the resulting inertia, CRTICALLY CONFUSING CRYPTICS will have to create its own momentum. I have chosen the first subject MAYA माया ILLUSION to start off. The next subject will be chosen by Eva to be “published” Thursday, February 27, 2014.
Just Bear:
Another aspect:
Maya — original written words and music by:
Immersed in illusion:



1. Égi Táltos &  Mohalepte

Égi Táltos –The Moon and the Nightspirit   Of Dreams Forgotten and Fables Untold

Égi Táltos  = Celestial Shaman

Mohalepte — The Moon and the Nightspirit

Mohalepte = Moss becoming or emerging or surprise as You  or  You becoming or emerging or surprise as Moss  or

MossBeing    MossyForestBeing


2.  Puita

With Trees –  Korpiklaani

Korpiklaani =  Forest/Wilderness Clan

Puita = With Trees


3. The Memory Of Trees

The Memory Of Trees — Enya


4.  Mänty Metsät

Pine Woods       – by Korpiklaani

Korpiklaani = Forest/Wilderness Clan

Mänty Metsät = Pine Woods


5..  Alaska Forest Firenado

Alaska Firenado film by  Douglas Burts   –Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars

Doubglas Burts of the Alaska Division of Forestry caught incredible footage of a ‘firenado’ forming from

a forestfire.  ‘Firenados’ are what they sound like, fire swirling clouds of smoke with tornado strength winds.


6.  Lysabild

Lysabild  —  Valvran

Lysabild =  Light Crabtree

Valvran =  described as originating from ravens who consume the bodies of the dead on the battlefield,  alternately, as wolf/raven hybrids

I træets øverste grene

Sad en pige så alene
Et ansigt sig spejlede i tællelampens skær
Borte var alle hun havde haft så kær
Og dødens vind den strejfede hendes kind


In the tree’s upper branches
Sat a girl so alone
A face is mirrored in counting the lamp inserts
Gone was all she had held so dear
And the wind of death roamed her cheek


I træets øverste grene sad en pige så alene
Men håbet det boede i hendes unge sind
Som lyset det flakkede i den røde aftenvind
Og livet kyssede hendes kind

Alene de andre er døde
Alene alle er døde
Alene resten er døde
Lys mit lys

3 mile derfra sad i sorg en ungersevend
Hand troede ej mere skulle få en ven
Modløs han stirrede mod aftenhimlen grå
I det fjerne et glimt ud i mørket han så

Han løb gennem stok han løb over sten, gennem moser og krat og forrev sine ben
Men ensom at være det ville han ej, og ran så af sted på den lange mørke vej
Han løb over mark og han løb gennem skov, alt imens pigen sad i træet og sov
Han løb gennem hegn og løb over krat, han stred sig igennem den mørkeste nat

Alene de andre er døde
Alene alle er døde
Alene resten er døde
Lys mit lys


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