Recommended by us on 16th September 2010.
I once had the LP but the non too great quality of the recording did not make it up for me to make it work, to care enough to listen carefully. Also, the tired slightly delusioned photograph of Yahowa showed to me a person at the end of his powers, in struggle with inner energies, I didn’t insist in trying better and sold the album.
A few years later, with another package of Yahowa-related books (-I’m preparing a serious lecture on the man for the Theosophical Society, -I remained still a fan-), I still bought the CD with some hope on a listening improvement. I still needed a few listens before I think i had a better grip on it.
When focusing on the lyrics the recording falls a bit apart in its focus. Also the first time when I listened I associated the front photograph of a more tired Yahowa, worn out by never ending, perhaps even worrying visions, a bit drifted by them, not so much in the enjoyment of the energy of circumstance as before. It reminded me of some of his last words saying there was not much left to say to his group, and that he taught them already all he knew, so soon it was going to be the time of 'practical experience', also without a direct presence of a fatherly guidance.
The associations of lyrics (into the music) became vague, his voice is disappearing in the background while the jam takes over, it is all but the opera of words as it seemed to have been intended. Its words are formed into a dissolving energy, and are also losing the energy in speech. Within this changing lead of directions, not to focus on that part too much something of that same flame seem to have been weakened. Some of the lyrics say “the problem is you must see what it is you are looking for. Otherwise, the fire will pour. Come have your last supper with me.”
It’s visions are scrambling with random grabbing of surrounding and left-over thoughts which become image-like. It is like the visions of a deceased who travels on the Egyptian ark in the underworld, while feeling aware of its darkest thoughts and projections, tending to keep them there in the underworld, if he can’t get rid of the powers driven by these projections very fast.
Coincidently just before finishing this review I just wrote down a few thoughts I had on the Higher Self and consciousness and channelling. In finding it’s own mastership, a person first makes the energy of the lower, middle and higher self into one flowing channel, so that through an extra energy that is liberated by that he is able to become conscious over people seeing what defines and encourages men from past to future now, through its personality and through it’s soul destiny, thus creating a higher awareness on people and these destinations. It is generally known that the energy coming from the lower self alone is nothing but instinctive. In cooperation with the consciousness that keeps the soul in the body alive it can become more than a deeper life’s instinct, an awareness how all on earth survives better. Lesser known is that also the so called higher consciousness alone, a concentration beyond the point of God-awareness in the brain, also has no other significance but like a projection outside and without the body functions. When people would stimulate the acupuncture point in the brain that stimulates this no significant projection will happen, however there will be a god-like experience. All projections without the middle, human lead, like channelling projections in fact teach us nothing more than what is put into it from the level of experience the person is able to deal with. At a time of death the energy of concerns put into these projections beyond this point is exactly the confrontation with the Dweller which is expressed in those images in the Egyptian book of the dead.
I am rather convinced that such a sort of experience is dealt with in this recording. Yahowa had just returned from Egypt where he had some secret initiation inside the pyramid. It was the last recording he did, and had lost a bit interest in finding a purpose in recording more. Through what I have read, during his deliberately caused passing to death, he luckily must have taken the necessary next steps after this...
For the remaining band recording :they just jammed, with simple bluesy beginnings but also with crazy, almost experimental and distorted psychedelic jam outros, twice. It is as if in my second listen I only heard these jams ; a qualified band they were.. But in fact from that point, except for some odd rhythmic drive led by Father, I guess they were already somewhat on their own…
For an outsider, not being prepared of Yahowa’s visions and jams this 2LP set or CD might not be the best starter to get involved into the personality and also spiritual power behind it. But I hope my context placement will still prove also this part for its own right. The 13th LP?
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