"Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents—it was loaned to you by your children." - Indian proverb
"If we surrendered to earth's intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees." - Rainer Maria Rilke
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Sacred Forest... Drifting Clouds...
The soundscape features a real native american flute in G minor. Made of walnut, it has a lovely but subdued sound. Log drums, a rain stick and acoustic guitar accompany the simple, plaintive melody. In addition, random nature sounds (birds, crickets, etc.) add to the ambience.
Native Americans perceived the "material" and "spiritual" as a unified realm of being—a kind of extended kinship network. Rocks, plants, animals, the sky, etc. were all intrinsically interconnected and gave each other life and power. Be sure to click the Native American Spirituality and Music link below for further info and photos.
Native American Spirituality and Music
Native American's understood the interdependence between people and other forms of life and made it a significant aspect of their culture—animals, plants and minerals were all considered companions of mankind to learn from and live with. Learn more about Native American Spirituality and Music.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Rainer Maria Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist and is frequently quoted or referenced in television programs, motion pictures and music. His work is often described as “mystical”. He was one of the first poets to question the source of creativity: Where does inspiration stem from? Human sensations such as suffering or joy or purely imagination? During his time in Paris he became deeply involved with the sculpture of Rodin, then the work of Paul Cézanne. Rainer Maria Rilke