This piece is now also part of the Iasos album "Essence of Lemuria".
When I was in the only Sanctuary for Pan in Greece - on the Island of Thasos - I went there with the STRONG CLEAR INTENTION of wanting to tune into Pan, and then ask him to please teach me some of his music. I did go there. I did tangibly "sense" his energy there. I did telepathically request that he teach me his music. But despite repeated requests, fervent requests, nothing was received. I was practically begging him to teach me his music.
But after 2 and half hours of this - still absolutely nothing - even though I was tandibly sensing his Presence there. That night, I simply could not accept that I received no music ideas from Pan. So I went back again the next day - with the same intention. Again, I did tangibly "sense" his presence.
Again, I was fervently requesting (telepathically) for him to teach me his music. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I kept trying to persuade him, influence him, cajole him, bargain with him - to please teach me his music! But nothing. After again, another 2 or 3 hours of this, I was at my wit's end. Finally, in my desperation, I said to him:
"Pan, if you teah me your music, I'll be your West-Coast representative."
That did it!
Once I had that thought, it started happening! Pan super-imposed his consciousness over mine - like an umbrella from above slowly coming down over my head. And as that happened, EVERYTHING around me became extremely, insanely, VERY magical! VERY enchanted!
((Please understand: The English language has no words to convey HOW "magical" or "enchanted" this experience was. If there were a word that mean 13 times more enchanted than the word "enchanted", then that would be the word to describe this experience. I am at a loss to describe this experience - extreme beauty & harmony in nature amidst extreme diversity - with all these magical beings of all sizes and colors flying about. So the best I can do is to say it was unbelievably Magical & Enchanted!))
While I was in this reverie, my Logical Mind pointed out to me, that I was now hearing music with a very unusual and magical scale, so I shoud "snap out" of this state long enough to figure out the scalae, and write it down in my notebook. But I was afaid that if I did that, I would lose this state, and not be able to re-enter it. And this state was SO wonderful and beautiful, that I just NEVER wanted to leave it! So my Logical Mind and my Magicalized Mind, were arguing with each other - about whether to stay in this state, or to pop out of it to write down the magical scale. Finally, my Logical Mind won the argument: "Remember? That's why you came here! To receive music ideas from Pan!"
So I took the chance. I popped out of this reverie state, grabbed my flute and notebook, figured out and wrote down this MOST magical scale. (Each scale produces a unique feeling, and these Pan scales were all .....profoundly entrancing.)
After writing it down, I closed my eyes, and PRAYED that I could re-enter this state. Happily, I was once again quickly immersed into this rapturous enchanted reverie.
Then this entire process repeated again - where my Logical Mind was telling me to "pop out" of this reverie, in order to note yet-ANOTHER magical scale!
Again, I popped-out, wrote down the scale, and slipped back into this reverie.
Summary: In about half an hour, Pan taught me 10 magical scales !!!!!
And he also taught me how to play 2 flutes at once (one in each hand).
And so this music piece is my VERY humble attempt to re-create - as best I can - the MAGIC of this experience I had with Pan. It is an attempt to create a musical sketch of Pan in a casual mood in the middle of the afternoon. Know that this piece falls FAR short of how Magical & Enchanted this experience actually was, but at least this is my best attempt in that direction.
The cover image is a small portion of the painting "The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania" by Joseph Noel Paton.
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released July 1, 2014
Iasos - and Pan
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