Instrumentation: Singing Bowl and Vocals.
The song was introduced to me in Sacred Circle Dance over a decade ago. It's been a long time since I heard the original and I've done my own interpretation of it now. It's a very Celtic style melody and is about the Great Goddess, who is the mate of the Great God.
The Druidic creation myth is that Goddess created a curved mirror in space, saw herself in it and fell in love. She drew herself out of the mirror then made love to herself, one of her becoming male in the process. The waves of their lovemaking then gave birth to all creation.
The way that mythology illuminates how we think about male and female roles is fascinating to me, and is part of why I love this song so very much. The Druidic view gives a place to both male and female as Creator - in fact, they used to be one being! Kind of like how the Christian view is that there is God who is Father, and there is also Holy Spirit - which some see as Mother, but others refuse to ascribe gender in order to reduce any possibility of the Feminine being perceived as Divine. I believe that by studying mythologies from various traditions we can illuminate which parts of religion are eternal truth and which parts have been edited in order to create a matrix of external control. The Bible may be the Word, yet the Word is still open to interpretation by a fallible mankind. The more we understand the past, the more we can know the real truth.
As a very great man once said: "The truth shall set you free."
This was my first test of the iPad as a recording device. There's a few artifacts. I ran the file through Reaper DAW to try to get it fixed and did manage to get it a bit better.
Can you tell why I love singing at Spadina the most of all the stations? That's the natural reverb, untouched in editing. (I just added compression, de-esser, and master limiter. That's it!)
If you enjoy this song, please leave a like here, and share on Facebook or Twitter! That way I know to make more live recordings like this one. If you know where to buy the original song by Ravenna please let me know and I will be happy to link to it. She created such an amazing piece of work that it's inspired me to cover this, and she deserves support for that too! I haven't been able to find it.