Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem. Elsewhere in the universe, a star manyfold the mass of our third-rate sun is living out its final moments in a wild spin before collapsing into a black hole, its exhale bending spacetime itself into a well of nothingness that can swallow every atom that ever touched us and every datum we ever produced, every poem and statue and symphony we’ve ever known — an entropic spectacle insentient to questions of blame and mercy, devoid of why.
In four billion years, our own star will follow its fate, collapsing into a white dwarf. We exist only by chance, after all. The Voyager will still be sailing into the interstellar shorelessness on the wings of the “heavenly breezes” Kepler had once imagined, carrying Beethoven on a golden disc crafted by a symphonic civilization that long ago made love and war and mathematics on a distant blue dot.
But until that day comes, nothing once created ever fully leaves us. Seeds are planted and come abloom generations, centuries, civilizations later, migrating across coteries and countries and continents. Meanwhile, people live and people die — in peace as war rages on, in poverty and disrepute as latent fame awaits, with much that never meets its more, in shipwrecked love.
I will die.
You will die.
The atoms that huddled for a cosmic blink around the shadow of a self will return to the seas that made us.
What will survive of us are shoreless seeds and stardust.
And when two people have loved each other see how it is like a scar between their bodies, stronger, darker, and proud;
exploring into the life and work of musician and Sufi teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan
"Those in power write the history, those who suffer write the songs" –Frank Harte
These songs — the oldest musical expressions of the slave experience in this country — still have a lot to teach us about how we think about death and dignity.
Canadian artist focused on the relationships of cosmic patterning, divine intelligence, the environment and the interconnectivity of all life forms
We spent the hour with Sophie as she shared numerous writings and musing on being good soil
The legendary singer discusses her Buddhist practice with Lion's Roar Magazine
Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Gurrumul's music video 'Wiyathul', taken from the album 'Gurrumul'.
Exploring the concepts of Listening in Dreams, Deep Listening, Black Quantum Futurism, and Quantum Listening
Zen flute, breath, consciousnes, and alchemy, with extended music pieces from Cornelius
Dazzling timelapse shows how microbes spoil our food – and sometimes enrich it.
Remembering the late great singer and activist with this interview and performance from Irish TV on her own interspiritual journey through music
Zen Buddhism and its relation to Nonduality, the symbolism of the ensō (円相, "circular form") calligraphy, and the Heart Sutra
From the Wisdom of Trauma 'Talks on Trauma' Series – All Access Pass
We need Afrofuturism; not as a box to put people in, but as a lens with which to change the way we imagine and actualize an inclusive future. A future where Black people are in control of their own destinies.
A review and deep dive into the future of music composition from a Quantum Music conference at the Goethe-Institut
16th Century devotional poet who composed over 1,000 devotional bhajans expressing her love for Lord Krishna.
A new story from Sophie read at the Sophie Strand was a guest speaker at Bayo Akomolafe's webinar The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound webinar
a blissful exploration of Indian classical music
Gurdjieff Ensemble filmed at Karahunj prehistoric archeological site in Syunik province, in Armenia.
First Native American composer to win Pulitzer Prize on his experimental process
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