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Saturday, December 29, 2012

"Conscious Wielders of Creative Fire": Joel Andrews- The Violet Flame (1976)

I was recommending The Violet Flame to a friend the other day.  Naturally, I directed him to the source, the phenomenal Crystal Vibrations-- but when we got there the link for this particular treasure was long down.  So I figured I'd resurrect it here for the benefit of all, and take the opportunity to direct all those still-unfamiliar toward the hallowed New Age hall of wonders that is Crystal Vibrations.  Many priceless jewel-boxes (with live links) thrive there still.

Joel Andrews' The Violet Flame is a delight, and incredibly simple.  Each side of the LP is fully given over to a single "side-long meandering" on solo harp.  You cannot lose.  From the liner notes:

"During the time of the winter solstice, 1976, Joel gathered with a small group for a meditation to invoke, anchor and broadcast the Transmutive Seventh Ray activity of the Violet Flame through the medium of music. This is a result of that meditation and is a companion to the first album released entitled Kuthumi."

"the devic and elemental kingdoms are at one, and work interdependently on the horizontal grid of physical manifestation. therefore the vertical process of personal individual transmutation becomes a part of the process of planetary transformation, and through the symbol of the cross, stands as an essential link in bridging the elemental, human, and angelic kingdoms. this transmutative work, carried out from below by conscious wielders of creative fire, when couple with the transformative activities of those dispensers of cosmic force from on high, illustrates the highest quality of co-creative effort in building a new heaven and a new earth, and becomes a practical demonstration for the vision of a new age. LET LIGHT AND LOVE AND POWER RESTORE THE PLAN ON EARTH"



DonHo57 said...

Thanks for putting this one out for our enjoyment, Flash Strap!

rsmclaughlin said...


Recently discovered and am loving the posts on you blog. Thanks for your exploring skills! This record in particular was helping me into the new year yesterday. Whatever copy you found also has a really nice rhythmic crunch that adds a layer, I think...

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