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This piece started out as a meditation piece in the style of Buddhist music but ended up being the way it is through sonic manipulations (i.e. effects).

The second half is the same recording as the first but it slowly fades away to silence.

the title is from the Jewish Kabala, namely the 'roof' of the Tree of Life, similar to Godhead or Boundless Countenance or Limitless Light.

(I changed the title today to better reflect the sounds rather than the spiritual concepts).

Make of it what you will. More will follow. (Apologies for that).
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Uploaded: May 26, 2007 - 06:56:33 AM
Last Updated: May 27, 2007 - 01:47:27 PM Last Played: Oct 25, 2017 - 11:18:42 AM
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said 3858 days ago (May 26th, 2007)
Nice!
Strange that the title is from the Kabbalah and I see an ad on the side for Kabbalah jewelry, yet you do not have the same spelling in your description, so how does the MJ interface know what the song relates to?

anyway, nice music, it glistens and flows :)
This is the type of music I heard in Thailand buddhist temples when I went there
Reinholt56 said 3854 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Hey Tom.....
The probable answer to why they added a Kabbala jewellry ad by my tune was due to similar-sounding words and or response to a type of weighted search-algorithm?!

I've changed the title since your visit, to keep the idea of Buddhism central to the sounds, although at the end of the day religious experiences from many spiritual paths cross many times in type and intensity of content, probably due to the fact that we're all human (to differing degrees) so are bound to have similar experiences, but are different enough in life-experiences to describe them in different ways.

We are all basically on the same Path but only realise this when we reach out with our arms and find the guiding hand of those in front and the seeking hand of those behind. In effect we become less self-centred and more altruistic.

Unfortunately for some there are other pieces in this vein on their way.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paul.

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dajama said 3855 days ago (May 29th, 2007)
Great sounds as always
and I have to say it still sounds pretty meditative to me, although the effects do give it more of a soundtrack feel (soundtrack to a meditation?). I think it works well. I'll be interested to hear what else you're going to do with it. Nice work. Peace.
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Reinholt56 said 3854 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
Hi Dajama....
I'm probably not going to do any more with this mix. It is too 'narrow' in scope for me to want to continue with. I would probably change it beyond recognition and so it would not be the same piece but just the same genre.

I'm going through a spiritual anticline at the moment so more of my pieces will be bent this way, from a purely meditative/reflective point of view.

My aim with this sort of music is to induce some sort of inner peace and tranquility but the way to that is through stilling the mind so my task is one of setting a quiet ambience within which/through which music phrases may induce calmness and invite introspection, with maybe someone looking back at their day from a detached point of view, making the experience less emotion-laden.

I've a long way to go to reach that inner peace with my music so I guess I'll just keep searching for the right combination of sounds.

Paul.

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Bowman said 3846 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
A timeless quality...
...to this Paul. Very generous and informative stuff you've posted along with this work. I like what I've read.
It's a great journey that we're on.
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Charlie
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Reinholt56 said 3846 days ago (June 7th, 2007)
Thanks Charlie.....
Thanks for taking time to listen, read and leave a comment.

I suppose what I'm really aiming for is music that has little emotional baggage either attached to the type of music or the idea evoked by listening. It's a very tall order but I think possible.

I think of a very calm sea or mill pond, and if the surface of the water simply remains reflective, or as a mirror, when this type of music is heard, then I've done my job. If it evokes anything apart from a peaceful scene then there will be ripples on the surface due to emotion kicking in, and this clouds any clear thinking or inhibits reflection.

In one of Larry Niven's novels (Ringworld) he speaks of 'Whiplash of the Heart'. I don't think that he got it totally correct but he was on the right lines and the general 'feeling' or experience is what this type of music should attempt to avoid.

I've many lives left to try and get it right. Right?

Take care.

Paul

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