Posted by sigismund on June 27, 2011, at 14:50:38
In reply to Songs of faith, posted by Dinah on June 25, 2011, at 11:50:21
I planted this tree garden which hasn't always been done as well as I would have liked. I wanted the multilayering of different kinds of rainforest foliage. It is OK, I guess. Maybe it is like cooking....the cook is never impressed by the food.
Anyway one time I had eaten just a couple of psiloscybin mushrooms and was listening to Messiah, and had come to this.......
Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, God with us.
and CHORUS O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain: O thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Arise, shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
There was the layering of the music in the chorus that seemed to be like a beautiful rainforest, and something about the words. I was really quite overcome and it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced.
Which is odd, because Christian theology and me do not get on well, but it was perhaps something from the religious readings of my childhood that resonated so deeply. Something about the cities of Judah, but I have no idea what. And of course the glory of the Lord.