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echo base64_decode ( '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' );
echo base64_decode ( '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' );
echo base64_decode ( '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' );
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"C. G. Jung quietly, but conclusively, demonstrated that the secret symbols and texts of Medieval Alchemy, and many other Hermetic literatures, point to beautiful young boys." – Hermes Trismeg

Posts tagged “shaman

The Refiner’s Fire

Refiner's Fire Wx2

G. F. Handel   “Thus Saith The Lord”  and  “But Who may Abide The Day of His Coming?”   arr. Hermes Trismeg    For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Refiner's Fire - G F Handel (11.6 MiB)

 

Thus saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts:
Yet once a little while
and I will shake the heavens and the earth,
the sea and the dry land.
And I will shake all nations,
and the desire of all nations shall come.

The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to His temple,
even the Messenger of the Covenant, whom ye delight in;
behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.

But who may abide the day of His coming,
and who shall stand when He appeareth?
For He is like a refiner’s fire.

 

 


Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream Wx2

Claude Debussy     “Nuages”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Nuages - Claude Debussy (12.0 MiB)


Sci Fi Hero

Sci Fi Hero Wx2

“Sci Fi Hero”     Sound Collage by Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Sci Fi Hero (9.6 MiB)


Melee

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“Melee”     by Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Melee (10.3 MiB)


El Niño Dios

El Niño Dios Wx4

“El Niño Dios” by Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

El Niño Dios (12.9 MiB)


Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne 2015 Wx3

“Auld Lang Syne”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Auld Lang Syne 2015 (14.1 MiB)

 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stoup!
and surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes,
and pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.

 

Robert Burns

 


Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy Wx3

Tchaikovsky     “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky (10.8 MiB)

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Nuclear Winter Solstice – Angels We Have Heard On High

Nuclear Winter Solstice - Angels We Have Heard On High Wx2

“Angels We Have Heard On High”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Angels We Have Heard On High (16.1 MiB)

 

Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains.
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, in excelsis Deo.

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heav’nly song?

Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, in excelsis Deo.

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ Whose birth the angels sing.
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, in excelsis Deo.

See Him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise.
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
While our hearts in love we raise.

Gloria, in excelsis Deo,
Gloria, in excelsis Deo.


I Only Have Eyes For You

I Only Have Eyes for You Wx2

Warren & Dubin     “I Only Have Eyes For You”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

I Only Have Eyes For You - Warren & Dubin (12.4 MiB)

 

My love must be a kind of blind love
I can’t see anyone but you
And dear, I wonder if you find love
An optical illusion, too?

Are the stars out tonight?
I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright
‘Cause I only have eyes for you, dear
The moon may be high
But I can’t see a thing in the sky
‘Cause I only have eyes for you.

I don’t know if we’re in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue
You are here, so am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you


Refugee

Refugee Wx2

“Refugee”     Sound collage by Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Refugee (16.2 MiB)


Uranus – The Magician

Uranus Wx2

Gustav Holst     “Uranus – The Magician”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Uranus - Gustav Holst (11.4 MiB)


Sojourn

Sojourn Wx2

“Sojourn”     by Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Sojourn (14.0 MiB)


“Good Morning!”

Good Morning Wx2

Antonio Vivaldi     “Violin Concerto in A Minor – Presto”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Vivaldi Violin Concerto In A Minor - Presto (13.6 MiB)


Fontana di valle Giulia

Fontana di valle Giulia Wx2

Ottorino Respighi     “Fontana di valle Giulia”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Fontana Di Valle Giulia - Ottorino Respighi (10.9 MiB)


Brier Rose

Boy image by Midori Foo

Thank you to Xenia for finding this wonderful art

Brier Rose

“Brier Rose”     by Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Brier Rose (9.9 MiB)

 

A king and queen had no children, although they wanted one very much. Then one day while the queen was sitting in her bath, a crab crept out of the water onto the ground and said, “Your wish will soon be fulfilled, and you will bring a son into the world.” And that is what happened.

The king was so happy about the birth of the boy that he held a great celebration. He also invited the fairies who lived in his kingdom, but because he had only twelve golden plates, one had to be left out, for there were thirteen of them.

The fairies came to the celebration, and as it was ending they presented the child with gifts. The one promised him virtue, the second one gave beauty, and so on, each one offering something desirable and magnificent. The eleventh fairy had just presented her gift when the thirteenth fairy walked in. She was very angry that she had not been invited and cried out, “Because you did not invite me, I tell you that in his thirteenth year, your son will prick himself with a spindle and fall over dead.”

The parents were horrified, but the twelfth fairy, who had not yet offered her wish, said, “It shall not be his death. He will only fall into a hundred-year sleep.” The king, hoping to rescue his dear child, issued an order that all spindles in the entire kingdom should be destroyed.

The boy grew and became a miracle of beauty. One day, when he had just reached his thirteenth year, the king and queen went away, leaving him all alone in the castle. He walked from room to room, following his heart’s desire. Finally he came to an old tower. A narrow stairway led up to it. Being curious, he climbed up until he came to a small door. There was a small yellow key in the door. He turned it, and the door sprang open. He found himself in a small room where an old woman sat spinning flax. He was attracted to the old woman, and joked with her, and said that he too would like to try his hand at spinning. He picked up the spindle, but no sooner did he touch it, than he pricked himself with it and then fell down into a deep sleep.

At that same moment the king and his attendants returned, and everyone began to fall asleep: the horses in the stalls, the pigeons on the roof, the dogs in the courtyard, the flies on the walls. Even the fire on the hearth flickered, stopped moving, and fell asleep. The roast stopped sizzling. The cook let go of the kitchen boy, whose hair he was about to pull. The maid dropped the chicken that she was plucking. They all slept. And a thorn hedge grew up around the entire castle, growing higher and higher, until nothing at all could be seen of it.

Princes, who had heard about the beautiful Brier Rose, came and tried to free him, but they could not penetrate the hedge. It was as if the thorns were firmly attached to hands. The princes became stuck in them, and they died miserably. And thus it continued for many long years.

Then one day a prince was traveling through the land. An old man told him about the belief that there was a castle behind the thorn hedge, with a wonderfully beautiful prince asleep inside with all of his attendants. His grandfather had told him that many princes had tried to penetrate the hedge, but that they had gotten stuck in the thorns and had been pricked to death.

“I’m not afraid of that,” said the prince. “I shall penetrate the hedge and free the beautiful Brier Rose.”

He went forth, but when he came to the thorn hedge, it turned into flowers. They separated, and he walked through, but after he passed, they turned back into thorns. He went into the castle. Horses and colorful hunting dogs were asleep in the courtyard. Pigeons, with their little heads stuck under they wings, were sitting on the roof. As he walked inside, the flies on the wall, the fire in the kitchen, the cook and the maid were all asleep. He walked further. All the attendants were asleep; and still further, the king and the queen. It was so quiet that he could hear his own breath.

Finally he came to the old tower where Brier Rose was lying asleep. The prince was so amazed at his beauty that he bent over and kissed him. At that moment he awoke, and with him the king and the queen, and all the attendants, and the horses and the dogs, and the pigeons on the roof, and the flies on the walls. The fire stood up and flickered, and then finished cooking the food. The roast sizzled away. The cook boxed the kitchen boy’s ears. And the maid finished plucking the chicken. Then the prince and Brier Rose got married, and they lived happily ever after.

 

Adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale


We’ve Been Waiting For You

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“We’ve Been Waiting For You”     Sound collage by Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

We've Been Waiting For You (7.7 MiB)

We’ve been here a very long time,
waiting – just waiting,
waiting for someone just like you.
We get lonely in this big old house,
so lonely without your presence,
your warmth,
your life.
We’ve been waiting for you,
calling to you,
expecting you,
for such a very long time.
Oh, we’re glad you’ve finally come.
Please come up the dark front walk:
just push the spider webs aside,
step up on our front porch,
and stand on those creaking boards;
and when the door with squealing hinges opens,
come right in.
Don’t mind the darkness:
it hides the things you’d rather you not see.
Ignore the moaning and the screams:
you are welcome here,
and the bats will not bring you any harm.
Just come right in.
We’ve been waiting for you.
Without you we just can’t go on.
Dinner’s nearly ready,
almost ready but not quite.
Dinner can’t go on without you:
that’s why you’re invited;
that’s why we’ve been waiting.
The kitchen’s straight ahead.
Just walk on and you won’t miss it.
We’ve been waiting for you.
The cook is waiting for you.
You look delicious.

 

———-ed pacht

 


A Stranger in Paradise

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Robert Wright & George Forrest     “A Stranger in Paradise”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Stranger In Paradise (11.6 MiB)

Take my hand, I’m a stranger in paradise
All lost in a wonderland
A stranger in paradise
If I stand starry-eyed
That’s a danger in paradise
For mortals who stand beside an angel like you

I saw your face and I ascended
Out of the commonplace into the rare
Somewhere in space I hang suspended
Until I know there’s a chance that you care

Won’t you answer the fervent prayer
Of a stranger in paradise?
Don’t send me in dark despair
From all that I hunger for

But open your angel’s arms
To the stranger in paradise
And tell him that he need be
A stranger no more


Mars: Bringer of War

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Gustav Holst     “Mars: Bringer of War”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Mars - Gustav Holst (15.8 MiB)


Autumnal Equinox – Heartland

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Claude Debussy     “Bruyères”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Bruyères - Claude Debussy (10.3 MiB)


Träume

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Richard Wagner     “Träume”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Träume - Richard Wagner (15.4 MiB)


Saturn – Bringer of Old Age

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Gustav Holst     “Saturn – Bringer of Old Age”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Saturn - Gustav Holst (15.6 MiB)


Étude

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Alexander Scriabin     “Étude in C-sharp minor”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Etude In C Sharp Minor - Alexander Scriabin (12.6 MiB)

 


Le Banquet Céleste

Banquet Céleste

Olivier Messiaen     “Le Banquet Céleste”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Banquet Céleste - Olivier Messiaen (15.2 MiB)

 

 “He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in Him.”

 


Fugue State

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Dmitri Shostakovich     “Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in E Minor”     arr. Hermes Trismeg     For the best listening quality, please click on the link below to download the mp3

Shostakovich Prelude And Fugue No 4 (13.6 MiB)