Back to the roots!

Back to the roots!

May not last
Even the best
Come free
In harmony
With the whole
Whatever way
It’s one’s own
That will lead
Through time
And space
Beyond it all
Heart and soul
Spirit’s home
Always was
Is and will be
In the flow
Of life and love
Light and sound
The divine
Guides ahead
In a world
Of war and peace.

“Pro-Reg fusion” — a meditative sound sample

HexaBluMin — sound sample, calm — 8-string guitar, tanpura — 2:19 — as loop on a separate tab (or via right-click browser option, where available) You may enjoy a tonality loop as sound mantra for contemplation or meditation, for upliftment, focusing, or as soothing background sound for relaxation and regeneration.

From “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy

“What do you think success is?” asked the boy. “To love,” said the mole.

“Isn’t it odd. We can only see our outsides, but nearly everything happens on the inside.”

“Is your glass half empty or half full?” asked the mole. “I think I’m grateful to have a glass.” said the boy.

Back to the roots, the beginnings and endings

Back to the roots!
Celebration at the gates of murmuring sounds — December 2022 — Weng, entrance to the Gesäuse, Austria

A miracle of nature

A miracle of nature
Everything comes around
Regressive turns progressive
All by itself, if left in freedom
As long as dual distinctions
Like negative and positive
Split reality and all in two
Finally it becomes three
When duality melts to unity
In a realization of the divine
Unless pulled back in strife
By some lack of discipline
Needed to go beyond splits
And dwell in consciousness
Everyone as individual soul
In a community of heaven
And earth to be tended
Entrusted and trusting
Dear renewal of life
And love most of all
Spirit and the divine
Who dares call on God
Participating continually
Working together closely
Conscious and aware
As it realizes itself
Not one or another
But everyone and all
Embraced by love.

“Never give up, let go completely” — a miracle of nature

ReachMin — 8-string guitar — December 2022 — 5:05 — as loop on a separate tab (or via right-click, if available)

“ॐ शान्तिः भक्ति ॐ — Ōṃ Śāntiḥ Bhakti Ōṃ” — contemplation

ReachMin — multiple 8-string guitar and voice — December 2022 — 5:15 — (loop via right-click, if available)



“Immer kerzengerade
Nase Nabel senkrecht
Ohren links und rechts”


“Always straight as a die
Nose navel vertical
Ears left and right”

— 墨跡 Bokuseki / Tuschspuren, Tetsuo Roshi Nagaya Kiichi, p. 132, original in German

Miracle colors of nature before a surprisingly normal sunrise

A miracle of nature
Original unaltered colors before sunrise — November 2022 — Lake Winnisquam, Sanbornton, New Hampshire

Terminology let go

Terminology let go
Of possible finality
To open ever more
Spiritual freedoms
Beyond expectation
That could be seen
Ahead or imagined
Focus on the divine
Liberate and settle
Spirit, God present
A scripture purged
From dogma strains
Deactivate limitations
That claim what’s not
Then fully dedicate
Attention and love
To what seems real
Observing with joy
Such sweet blessings
How God realizes itself
Every moment here and now

“Conscious derivative” — an island memory

HexaBlueUp (BlueUp derivative w/o 7+) — 8-string guitar, tanpura — 5:23 — (loop via right-click, if available)

A word of wisdom — free of terminology

“The words are seals of the mind—results or, more correctly, stations—of an infinite series of experiences which reach from an unimaginably distant past into the present, and which feel their way into an equally unimaginably distant future. They are the audible that clings to the inaudible, the forms and potentialities of soul, that which grows and unfolds into perfection.

“The essential nature of words is, therefore, neither exhausted by their present meaning, nor is their importance confined to their usefulness as transmitters of thoughts and ideas; but they express, at the time, qualities which are not translatable into concepts. This is like a melody which, though it may be associated with a deep meaning, cannot be described by words or by any other medium of expression. It is that irrational quality which stirs up our deepest feelings, elevates our innermost being, and makes it vibrate with those with whom we are closely related in love and work.”

The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Books One & Two, Paul Twitchell, pp. 414-415

Grateful for next generation help to let go of terminology

Terminology let go
One son’s talisman holding out across decades and ages — specifically that is from the 90’s to the present or a few millennia — November 2022 — from Bern and Boston

Not someone else

Not someone else
No matter who it is
But you — yourself
Create and carry life
In your personal space
Not the past or future
But the moment now
Counts in every reality
Separated from illusion
Because we are mixed
Together in this world
Of space and of time
Energy and matter
That we hold dear
And also what not
Is your own choice
To determine freely
Detached of others
All the propaganda
And good intentions
Healthy discrimination
Can well turn on itself
As balance is needed
Be healed by looking
Deep into God’s eye
Listening patiently
To the song of life
That — love is all.

“HeptaNa Gita” — harmonics medley

HeptaNa / LydAeolian — 8-string guitar, big gong, tanpura — 3:46 — (loop via right-click, if available)

The tonality HeptaNa / LydAeolian, aka Lydian dominant ♭6 (related to the Neapolitan major scale), is remarkable in that its pitches are the first seven overtones or harmonics of its fundamental. “Hepta” indicates seven and “Na” natural harmonics. You can find the first six harmonics listed in the previous blog post Into the depth of soul along with their use in the piece “HexaNa Gita” — harmonic six-pack. The additional harmonic in HeptaNa, the seventh one, is the minor sixth, which contributes a somewhat melancholic feel (in slight contrast to the touch of LydDorian in “HexaNa Gita”). The other name of HeptaNa, LydAeolian indicates that its lower tertachord is Lydian and the upper PhrygAeolian.

See and hear yourself, not someone else

Not someone else
See for yourself, just before the sun rises over the Alps — November 2022 — Grächwil, Switzerland

Into the depth of soul

Looking into the depth of soul —
Breaking through the superficial
Black and white to all the colors
Duality tends to argue and fight
Why not just simply all together
Such a great force of evolution
Not the fittest or the strongest
But the one cooperating most
An ever new consciousness
Like a phoenix from ashes
Does the old have to burn
Or can it just step aside
Make room for the new
Generation merry go round
Heaping not just much trash
But the unfoldment of all
Consciousness and love
Appreciation and care
For oneself, others, all
A world that is home
Such beauty of nature
God has made the earth
We can plant a few flowers
Or trample them—too often
For black and white views
Too prevalent in humanity
Until able to perceive colors
Appreciate them all together
The spirit of life and of love
All free beyond the surface
Big round eyes open so wide
Looking into the depth of soul.

“HexaNa Gita” — harmonic six-pack

HexaNa w/a touch ClusterPro / LydDorian (a.k.a. acoustic scale or Lydian dominant) — 8-string guitar and tanpura — 3:19 — as loop on a separate tab (or via right-click, if available)

The tonality HexaNa is remarkable in that its pitches are the first six overtones or harmonics of its fundamental. Though our hearing may only perceive the first few harmonics of a fundamental with relative clarity, further overtones or harmonics contribute much to the feel and timbre of a sound, of an instrument or a composition.

The initial six harmonics or overtones in their distinct sequence are: 1) fundamental, 2) quint or fifth, 3) major third, 4) minor seventh, 5) major second, and 6) tritone. Their actual order of appearance in the series of harmonics shows their prevalence and relative importance: 1) fundamental, 2) octave, 3) quint, 4) octave, 5) major third, 6) quint, 7) minor seventh, 8) octave, 9) major second, 10) major third, 11) tritone, 12) quint, etc. Thus, within the first twelve harmonics, the fundamental or octave occurs four times, the quint three times, the major third twice; and the minor seventh, major second, and tritone each appear but once and in this order of decreasing prevalence.

The tritone — the sixth distinct harmonic

Generally in Western music, the tritone, which is the sixth overtone in their distinct sequence or the eleventh in appearance, tends to be suppressed. In exact tuning it does not fit well into the grid of tempered twelve-pitch tuning. As such, the hammers of a piano apparently strike their strings exactly and purposely in the place where this harmonic originates, in order to suppress it.

Finally, from Wikipedia a historical glimpse on the tritone:
“The tritone is a restless interval, classed as a dissonance in Western music from the early Middle Ages through to the end of the common practice period [the era of the tonal system, roughly to 1900]. This interval was frequently avoided… because of its dissonant quality… Until the end of the Renaissance the tritone was regarded as an unstable interval and rejected… The name diabolus in musica (Latin for ‘the devil in music’) has been applied to the interval… designated as a ‘dangerous’ interval… That original symbolic association with the devil and its avoidance led to Western cultural convention seeing the tritone as suggesting ‘evil’ in music.”
— This is an example of how humans kept and keep falling into entanglement with duality, separating and excluding instead of unifying and embracing what is in front of us.

Because. Therefore. Further. Still. The depth of soul…

Into the depth of soul
Cooling feet in glacial melt water — Oct. 2022 — Lake Öschinen, Switzerland — photo by Karin Gsöllpointner