In 1934 Alice A. Bailey described The Plan
for humanity, as it is presently sensed, as "The production
of a subjective synthesis in humanity and of a telepathic
interplay which will eventually annihilate time." Now
while this is a very enigmatic statement, when I read it in
the mid 80s, it confirmed my line of action with my music.
Since I had received my basic training in the ways of chakras,
auras, energy, meditation, telepathy, guides and healing etc.
a few years before that, I set about to produce a series of
albums that would act almost as an 'inner aerobics workout'
to exercise and strengthen and nurture this subjective synthesis
I see the inner world as both a real sphere
and as a symbolic sphere. A sphere of awareness and of subtle
being. A sphere of service and a sphere of influence. I also
see it conceptually and symbolically as an individual sphere,
where our inner radiant self 'erupts' in the centre of an
island, outpouring its energy to sustain us in the objective
world. A spherical multifaceted crystal self that reflects
in and out through the faceted skin of the sphere, through
tiny windows of light.
Etched into each facet is a symbolic experience
(not unlike the rich symbolism you find on a Tarot card) that
has been laser-light cut into the facet by what we draw in
and what our inner self shines out. These facets are coloured
and carved out by our perspective, our experiences, karma
and service that in turn colour our perception. It is useful
to us to adopt various colours and pre-cut facets in the form
of religion or cultural conditioning because they help us
interpret the world and negotiate our relationship to it and
to our inner life.
The reason I mention that is because I see
my work with music, artwork, visualisations and video as providing
a creative and symbolic filter overlay which can be applied
to a facet in order to map out and develop a particular facility.
The perceptions exchanged through this lens can help us with
our practice, to facilitate the outer ego in its interpretation
and comprehension of the inner reality and to also provide
different perspectives. I feel the overlay of my work, whereby
the listener experiences and absorbs one of my albums as a
facet, also helps to trigger and support the inner self with
the healthy environment it needs for it to shine, thus facilitating
a bridge between worlds, subjective and objective. Almost
like providing a supportive brace to 'shore up' and hold open
the channel between worlds. To write in big letters on the
wall of the opening - "This Way"
Each album is a doorway, a portal, to experience
higher levels of consciousness. As we practice and bring in
more light and awareness to that inner sphere and keep our
facets clean and clear, we are able to map out that inner
world and feel comfortable in that which is our true home.
We need to become skilful there. We need to be able to reside
there from life to life.
Living more and more continuously in that
space and sourcing ourselves from within, we are able to look
around and across and see that there are many bubble spheres
of consciousness all connected together on inner levels. Our
entire individual sphere of influence with our individual
facets may be nothing more than a facet etched in the larger
sphere of the Master or of an entire esoteric Ashram. Those
are but facets of our planetary sphere and its being, right
through to the sphere of influence of the Solar System and
that great life that lives at the centre of our physical Sun.
What music must they all listen to for inspiration!?
As each individual inner sphere is activated
and given life and light we should find ourselves, with practice,
as a race, developing the facility and ability to communicate
'laterally', 'across' subjective reality from enlightened
sphere to enlightened sphere, known today as telepathy. The
other upside of living and acting from the inner sphere is
that as each objective life falls away and our consciousness
maintains its continuity we will also find that we are no
longer dependent or contained by the concept of third dimensional
time. This will annihilate our current limited relationship
with time when we are able to hold our light focused through
many different expressions.
So, in some small microcosmic way, at this
particular point in human evolution, I see my Journeys Beyond
catalogue providing an inner work-out to help bring our inner
and outer lives together and practice bridging between worlds,
as the first few steps are exercised toward living a deeper
and fuller and brighter existence. So we can all join together
on the inner spheres, reflected out onto the outer spheres,
and merrily go forward across times and spaces toward whatever
greater purpose awaits us.
I see the catalogue as a basic training
ground in as much as any other spiritual tradition is a training
ground. They all help us become rightly oriented toward the
good, the beautiful and the true, to develop a relationship
and an energetic dialogue with that most essential part of
our beingness. The Journeys Beyond catalogue is still evolving
even 23 years later, as it becomes more relevant in these
testing times. Already there are 6 double CD guided visualisations
including Nevill Drury's profound Mystic Pathways series plus
two of my own creations The Great Great Silence and The Radiant
It is essential that the novice and the
adept can have the option of practicing with or without signposts.
So my guided visualisation albums have the original musical
journey soundspace on one disc and that is package with a
second disc which contains a guided visual story spoken by
me over the original soundspace. This then provides a choice
to listen with 'a guide' and find out the 'lay of the land'
or you can experiment with building your own inner sphere
and practice going on your own inner journey, already knowing
some of the parameters to expect. The music is already rich
enough with symbolism in sound and colour on its own in order
to promote the inspiration and evocation of your inner world.
In the near future I will be updating the
remaining 6 single disc albums releasing them as double CDs
making the spoken guided stories (which were based on the
existing musical journeys) available on a separate CD over
the existing music. This will complete the audio basis of
the catalogue that will then be available as it is now on
iTunes world wide.
I have huge visions for digital video
and TV programs to be developed in the immediate future, all
tied in with the music and the covers and the visualisations
but I can't go into those just yet, suffice to say visuals
are yet another facet to inspire more light into a multiplicity
of spheres. One of those facets is my as yet unreleased songs,
one of which won Best Environmental/Message song in 2001 and
another won Best Folk song in 2003 from the North Coast 'Dolphin'
Awards. It is my hope that over the next ten years my work
will affect as much of humanity as possible via as many different
mediums as possible in order to switch the focus around from
our preoccupation with the objective world to look in a more
balanced way at the subjective worlds within, helping us all
to stand together and bring more light to the universe.