Then in the Spring of 1970, I found the ultimate music for enhancing my altered, deep meditative states. It was on a sampler vinyl album, ":The Wild Sounds of New Music," packaged with "Well Tempered Synthesizer" by Walter Carlos on the Columbia Masterworks label. It contained samples of music by Terry Riley, A Rainbow in Curved Air, and Steve Reich, Violyn Phase. Awesome!!!! I had found in those two pieces the ultimate music that inspired my future music work. A few years later I would also discover Philip Glass for my excursions
into the Separate Reality. These people would become my early mentors for developing the
type of music I would compose, perform and use for my meditations.
I have spent my life learning about altered states and helping others discover the hidden
Worlds of this great Universe. I am well versed in astrology, numerology, tarot and psychic
channeling. I also had the opportunity to work for 10-years during the '70s with a very
special trance psychic named Paul Solomon.
In a sense, altered states can be related to "getting high".
Everyone likes to get high in some form. Unfortunately, most people relate getting high to
using drugs. Actually anything you use to create a different awareness or feeling can be
considered an altered state or "getting high". This is a good article on the web by Bruce Eisner
about our natural need to get high.
There are many ways to achieve a "high" or "altered
state", through watching or participating in sports, religion, tv, movies,dancing to
music, food, sex and I could go on. In a way, anything that distracts us from our normal
state of mind, in a sense, is an altered state.
Altered States are important and beneficial to our well-being. I find mine
through music, Cindy through trailriding and writing.
So find one that is satisfying for you and enjoy . . .
If you would like some basic ideas on how to relax or meditate, go here..
If you would like to download a guided relaxation and/or meditation, go here.
This article that appeared
about my work in the NEW TEXAS, a journal of positive lifestyles, in March, 1981.
I compose and perform electronic music that is
designed to deepen or enhance altered states.
My work with music is featured in the book by Kate and Richard Mucci,
The Healing Sound of Music!