A new scripture written by trees

August 13, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

A friend tagged me on a social media post of this poem by Pir Elias Amidon.

I have already accomplished much of this on my land, through building physical spaces to honor the energies of the land. So I thought I would try to make it in sound!

"We need a new religion around here
with words unstained by blood and institutions,
and ways to lift our heads and sing
without a male god listening.

We need a scripture written by trees
and by the sounds of water in the running brooks,
a faith revealed by the light of dawn
and prayers to say in the evening mist.

Come, let’s drag enormous rocks
and upend them in a circle, and learn there
to move again in time to sacred rhythms."


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The opening ohm is from a whirling dervish performance at Sultan Han in Central Turkey and the prayer chant is from the Mevlana Museum in Konya, Turkey, the resting place of Rumi. The cricket is from Chaco Canyon, and the creek from Canyon de Chelly. You can hear the sound of a bee hive and the Cassini space probe crossing the rings of Saturn. There is even the morse code blessing "The universe is filled with the mystery. Seek the divine golden light of the highest common good."
 And wind blows through a distant valley against the tops of trees. Not bad for 3 hours of work in the middle of the night. 

Below are some photos of this beautiful poem, reflected in what I have built on my land Harmony Farm.


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