that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is
- Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963), "Music
at Night", 1931
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I have recently learnt a secret which I will share ... Magic
is Within Us All. ... Magic is MUSIC and Music is MAGIC.
Listen to the wind and the rain sometimes and the music
birds singing... frogs croaking
take the time to listen to your own heart beat
listen to the rhythm of life and ohms
of your very own being.
Whatever path one walks it would be even more mundane without
the Music ... the Music that sings in our Hearts ... the Melody
of Life and the Harmony of Soul.
Just to digress for a minute, recently I was given two books,
one I have previously mentioned either in an editorial here
or in forum posts. It was given to me as a gift from my Dragonfly.
The title of the book was A New Earth by Eckhart
Tolle. It is a wonderful and amazing book. I am currently re-reading
this wonderful tome and it has opened me up spiritually. I see
everything very clearly now. The fog has been lifted which has
helped me to really appreciate the other book I was given as
a gift from my Dragonfly's mother, Denise.
This other book, I found to be truly inspirational. It is
titled, The Rollicking Ramblings of an Irishman
by Tony Kearney. It is a marvelously amusing read. The central
theme of this manuscript is 'Obfuscating'. Something, I have
been accused of doing by at least two magistrates in two separate
court matters. I had never actually heard of the word before,
and if I had never heard of the word, nor understood what it
meant, how could I be a perpetrator of such a horrendous thing.
So looking it up, way before I received this marvelous gift
of the book, I found it to be a verbal tool of politicians i.e.:
Politicians do not lie, they obfuscate away!
Now, this is all well and good, I can imagine
my readers thinking, but what has this to do with Music
or Magic for that matter?
Well, hold your horses, I am getting to it and before I
am accused of confusing the matter, in other words obfuscating,
I wish it noted that there is a reason for my wandering off
the topic at hand.
For many months, I have been ranting and raving about the
mean, malicious, vindictive and nasty people who take it upon
themselves to make life difficult for not only me but also,
for my kith and kindred.
They say that the pen is mightier than the sword, or in
other words, the written word does more damage than the verbal
expression. One thing for sure, it is evidence if used in court
to prove defamation amongst other things. To be clear here Libel
is the written defamatory statement and Slander
is the verbal defamatory statement. It is often extremely hard
to prove that someone has verbally defamed you especially if
you have no witnesses to the actual slanderous remark besides
yourself and then, it becomes a case of your word against theirs.
Of course the court could rule that the spoken word was not
slander at all and rather was more abusive and derogative
in nature. I implore the reader to fully understand the complexity
of both Libel and Slander. Especially,
if a reader of this article, concludes at the end of reading
this well researched and literary masterpiece, that it is defamatory
This is not my intent at all. My intent is to write an editorial
which will have the reader understanding the basic fundamentals
of human nature and how they can tune into the melody of the
magical music within.
But again, I find I have digressed. Oops
If my dear reader is becoming slightly miffed and frustrated
with my meandering thought process then, clearly you are not
really focusing on what I am trying to convey. I am attempting
to teach you how to overcome the complexities of life and social
order as best to harness the music within your very soul.
Now, do you not think that is better than getting
the rough end of a pineapple, or a poke in the eye with a burnt
stick or even falling off a roof while clearing gutters?
. Or, as a close friend said to me:
I guess its all a matter of if a leaf falls to the
ground and no one is around does it make a sound?
Yes probably something like this... SSSSSShhhieeeeeeTTTTTTt!!!
F**k f**k f**king hell... oh f**k f**k f**k!
Now that I have seemingly, obfuscated, digressed and euphemised
enough (not sure what these words mean? Then visit dictionary.com
like I had to do a very useful tool it is too), I will
endeavour to steer the reader back to the subject at hand.
When overwhelmed by the misbehaviour of certain people in
society; when frustrated with the vindictiveness of nasty cretins;
when angered by the malicious and childish inappropriateness
of buffoons (dictionary.com),
a reading of a good book (like the ones I mentioned above) and
listening to some beautiful and vibrant music quite often soothes
the savage beast within,
These days, it works remarkably well for me
and writing rollicking, rambling rants like this article. C'mon
I believe it much more civilised to put my thoughts of
the frustrating, immature, nasty and vile behaviour of others
to written expression rather than go and take them behind
a back shed (like one pagan waug suggested he would do
to me, as he believed that this was the pagan way
of sorting out a disagreement) and thumping the bejesus out
of them ...or waiting in a back alley with a baseball bat (another
method the pagan who will go unnamed suggested)
out the disagreement ...although I have contemplated many times
sorting out my partner's ex-husband using the Braybin
I believe that I am more civilised, mature and above all
intelligent than that and would rather rant and rave from here
to eternity through my many rambling, rollicking editorials.
With apologies to my readers, I seemed to have once again
slipped into the area of Digressions, Euphemisms, Non-Seqiturs
and Tautologies (dictionary.com)
and will earnestly try to avoid such from here on and stick
to the topic of the editorial.
Over the last couple of months I have had a great deal on
my plate and if it was not for my recent association with some
remarkable and talented musicians, working on countless music
videos and listening to some magnificent magical music, I feel
I would have allowed the stress to take hold and may have found
myself with a similar neuological disorder to a certain former
associate who has it documented and which, he produced in a
court action against him, to get his arse out of the fire.
I have discovered that Music is Magical . It embraces and
envelopes you like nothing else. You can close your eyes and
disassociate from the cesspit of society, the troubles,
the dilemmas and even, the mundane.
This is tapping into the Magic ...the start of an adventure
and journey to other realms.
Let's face it who wants to be caught up with the back-stabbing,
obnoxious, onerous judgmental, rumour-mongering of people who
will sneak into the ears of performers you hired only to spread
malicious, unsubstantiated rumors about you
Kind of reminds me of a scene from a movie which starred
the late great Donald O'Connor
you know the one ...the
one that has a talking mule whose name escapes me now
but I am sure it is a slip of the tongue away. It seems that
some people will stoop to new lows and in a method so Un-Australian
then, again they aren't even Australian) and in their own
judgmental manner are willing to make an ASS of themselves (if
Music is Non-Judgmental and the Magic of Music is that it
holds no judgement on the listener. The listener actually, becomes
ONE with the Music.
Dare I digress again? Why not? I can hear the
readers all sigh in unison. It's not as if you haven't
OBFUSCATED all over the place already! I hear you all
mutter in resignation. Go for it!
I beg your indulgences dear reader, but how can one try
to even fit a square peg into a round hole without first analysing
the situation completely and digesting the fundamental principles
which have brought me to this magnificent magical and spiritual
secret that I am willing to share with you all, without examining
the rudimentary reasoning and catalyst behind my great discovery?
The worth of this basic understanding hangs heavily on my
shoulder. How can anyone fully appreciate the harmony within
without first grasping the insidious nature of certain individuals
around them. Such as the insidious, villianous behaviour of
a person who joined an organisation only to financially rip
the organisation off, to bring the organisation into disrepute,
to act in such a totally heinous manner that they used the organisation
to only financially benefit themselves and resort to activity
which is akin to criminal to do so? Naughty, Naughty Cassaruna!
Then, again, having one ruthless, self obsessed and self
absorbed individual in an organisation is better than having
an entire executive committee of an organisation in total control
and who are more interested in feathering their own nests and
furthering their own social status than in the constitutionally
protected rights of the members.
I am always reminded of the Wiccan Rede; the rules of three-fold
and ten-fold; the law of Karma whenever I stop and allow myself
a Pasa (sorry, Freudian slip), a passing thought on these individuals.
As far as I am concerned , they have no music in their souls,
they march to the beat of their own drum, sing their own songs
and are totally out of tune with the rest of us
at least those who can FEEL the MAGIC arising in their being.
I have came to the conclusion that these people are not worth
worrying about anymore ... nor am I going to worry about the
cancerous growth which has attached itself to my partner,Dragonfly's
bum, namely her ex-husband ...
Over the months, I have come to see the GOOD in many. Yes
...there are the cretins within the Community
and I mean
the Community as a WHOLE
not just the Pagan Community
or the Alternative Spiritual Community
There are those amongst us whose very existence make those
aforementioned cretins seem like ants and their mountains look
like mole hills.
There are people who have found the Magic of Music and the
harmony of existence who give of themselves
who do favours
for people expecting no return favour, as they are greatly rewarded
by just doing for others. People like my good friend Amethyst
who will soon be launching her PINK
people like my own Dragonfly who is the back-bone of
Ways Inc and who has been cordially invited to attend and
participate in the conference discussing "Freedom of Religion
and Belief in Australia" hosted by the Australian Human
Rights Commission, and the Australian Multicultural Foundation
people like my good friend Sherostar
her own troubles and tribulations goes out everyday in her capacity
and work as a Social Worker to help others
Even my humble self, who promotes musicians without thought
of material gain and who is greatly appreciative, surprised
and overwhelmed when he is given a gift of a Music CD for his
efforts. Thank you Rob
and is also, presented with free tickets to concerts
and invitations to attend pub gigs by other bands and performers
who aren't even playing at his Druid's Dreaming gig
I am humbled
and sincerely thankful not only for
these gifts but also for all the new found friendships.
So, my dear reader, I at least have discovered that there
is indeed MAGIC in Music
and from the sheer pleasure
of listening to music
Allow all music to embrace you
allow it to envelope
listen to the rhythm of Life. Chant to your Deities
... sing to your Gods and Goddesses and you will find the Magic.
Always beguile yourself with MUSIC to stir the Magic Within
Conclusion and another Digression
At the very least, I feel that I have proven to Mr. Tony
Kearney, himself, if nobody else that I am worthy of becoming
(like him) an honourary member of The Ancient and Royal Society
of Obfuscators, as I have obfuscated better than any recent
Australian politician I know of, any public servant, any magistrate
and any other obfuscating Ratbag.
and to be on the safe side, if I am not approved
for membership, I have established my own Ancient
Order of Magnificent Procrastinators and Obfuscators of
which I am the founder and President.
Long Live the Grand AOMPOH!
Footnote: The reader
will note above a link to AOMPO.
Before you are tempted to join this auspicious Order you must
present to the Grand AOMPOH (Moi) a essay of 25 words or more:
"What you believe each word (procastinates and obfuscates)
means and why you consider yourself to be one or the other."
Ratbags ONLY Need apply ...trouble-making Trolls and Cretins
If you want
to change the world my friends change your thinking first.
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