It is music, silver and bright like shards of glass scattered in the sun. It is swift like running water; it is ever going somewhere, rushing and flowing and racing; fell like a dragon, or proud like a stallion, or mighty like a raging torrent. It is both bright like glittering swords, and dark as summer thunderheads. It is going somewhere – the future is its destination, and it is calling me to join also.
In my consciousness the music explodes like stars going nova, and the sight is so radiant and beautiful that it makes my heart ache, while tears blot out my vision, in the presence of such beauty.
Oh – I cannot resist it, its voice is too beautiful and so fell; the siren that cries, Come to me.
This is the sound of the future, and who can resist the future? It means leaving the old behind, forsaking it for the new and the unknown.
Perhaps this is what the Call is like – that sweet and achingly beautiful voice that is so fatal, that the People cannot resist. It is radiant, it makes all things new and bright. Beyond the brightness is the unknown, and what does it conceal?
The music encompasses me.
I feel the cavernous reverberation beneath my feet, the lightning shards glittering, and the towering lofty constructs twining into a sold wall, and the soaring chords like explosions of light – higher, higher and faster, and brighter, we go.
—30 June 2008. The music still rings in my ears, majestic, puissant, irresistible.
A Human Thought is an actual Existence, and a Force and a power, capable of acting upon and controlling matter as well as mind.
— Albert Pike
Safe within these shores
I feel no conflict here
I feel my spirit soar
Within this sanctuary
There are no ghosts to haunt me
There is no blood upon this land
No power to make me fear
No hour of darkness here
All bathed in emerald
Out of the mist arise
I see the stones appear
A cross before my eyes
Iona, Iona, Iona…
— Iona, Iona (1990)