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SERIES DESCRIPTION

Quest To Be Whole is composed of an interlocking series of concept albums, with each album serving as the equivalent of a novel's individual chapters. The primary departure from this paradigm is that each concept album is self-contained. The context of the other albums merely brings deeper relationships to light.


The series theme, by definition, weaves through every area of Life. The process of becoming mature, both for individuals and for the Church, is that of uniting the fragments of our lives into a complete being, a whole without weakness or imbalance.

If a person is highly intellectual but barely social, they are not whole. If a person is highly spiritual but naive, they are not whole. If the Church grasps the symbol of the Soldier but misses that of the Body, it is not whole. Every area of Life is to be confronted by the reality of Jesus alive in His joint heirs. The 'world flight Christianity' that ran off to monasteries and left society without the salt of Life was not whole.

This album series will progress from an examination of the problem to a reaffirmation of the Solution; Jesus. It will move from immature to mature, broken and scattered to a Body knit together by what every part supplies. As you listen, consider how each song relates to this theme of wholeness by looking at the situation examined by each song, and how that situation is either a barrier or an aid to maturity.


On another level, Quest To Be Whole takes as its subject the realm encompassing the search for Truth, knowledge, wisdom, and meaning. For instance, beneath the classic philosophy question, "What is the good life?" is the implicit assumption it is possible to live with greater richness and actualization, implying we have not exhausted our potential and thus are not whole.

If perfection in every realm of life is the goal, then certainly our time in this world is an unfinished journey. On this level the quest becomes the reason why we would search for Truth and understanding. If expansion is an illusion, if no one can multiply their connections to the entirety of Life, then there is no point at all in religion or science or education or, in the end, Life itself. In modern society, we are all too acquainted with such nihilism.

We will do our best to explain what each song means on several levels in order to help these albums achieve communication. It is vital to remember that each song has an existence and meaning of its own. But equally important, no song fails to be enriched by the context of the other songs. What we are trying may be somewhat unconventional, but we believe that with God's blessing, and the Holy Spirit we share, true communication will be achieved. Again, for every success, praise God. For every shortcoming, blame us for not listening to God.


At a high level, the quote below represents the structure of the album series. On the Quotes page of each album you will find this quote, along with a brief explanation of how that album plays its part.

"Truth indeed came once into the world with her divine Master, and was a perfect shape most glorious to look on: but when he ascended, and his Apostles after him were laid asleep, then straight arose a wicked race of deceivers, who, as that story goes of the Egyptian Typhon with his conspirators, how they dealt with the good Osiris, took the virgin Truth, hewed her lovely form into a thousand pieces, and scattered them to the four winds."

"From that time ever since, the sad friends of Truth, such as durst appear, imitating the careful search that Isis made for the mangled body of Osiris, went up and down gathering up limb by limb, still as they could find them. We have not yet found them all, Lords and Commons, nor ever shall do, till her Master's second coming; he shall bring together every joint and member, and shall mould them into an immortal feature of loveliness and perfection."
John Milton


John Keats said a poet should, "Load every rift with ore." Though hardly poets, a great deal of our artistic energy has been used to determine the location of these rifts, their ore carrying capacity, and how one goes about to fill them.

We apologize in advanced if this is hard to follow. The first album series was designed to be pondered by serious fans of Mirror Covenant over the dozen years that may be required to release all the albums. As you might imagine, the complexity required to keep albums fresh over years of close examination can be a barrier to understanding that same work in a few minutes.

Can songs deep enough to still surprise after a thousand hearings also be simple enough that people might actually listen? With layers, we can create moderately complex songs with much more complicated meanings stuck, so to speak, between the lines. But that is only the beginning. To maximize the potential number of relationships, we select the songs and organize them to produce concept albums. Continuing this process, we arrange the concept albums to produce an album series. Call it a concept series. The basic idea behind this is easily understood. Think of the songs as words. Think of the albums as sentences. Think of the series as chapters. Think of the band as a book.

This also illustrates why the songs take on different interpretations depending on their album context. It is the same as a word in a sentence being selected for the one desired meaning out of that word's many potential meanings. Were we to say, "She went over the falls," you would understand we mean "waterfall" and not "repeated stumbling". Were we to add the context of "airplane" however, the word "over" changes its meaning from "swept past the brink of the waterfall" to a meaning of "flew above the waterfall."

To extend this example a bit, by manipulating the context it is possible to construct a song so that the refrain of, "She went over the falls," takes on all the prior interpretations. To understand a song performing such transfigurations, you would need to discover the unifying principle drawing these contexts into relationship.

In just this fashion, we have been able to create a truly multi-dimensional art form. Indeed, on top of all this, it is our intention to create a video for every song, such that the sequence of videos for a particular album illuminate that album's meaning in ways only possible with visual images.

After we started, we realized this multi-level matrix of relationships corresponds to the structure of the Bible; the Artwork of the Ultimate Artist. Later still, Al Gore invented the Internet and we found we had been led to construct a website before there was a Web. Look at a chain reference Bible and you will see the original hypertext document. We took this as a sign we were on the right track. But we were to learn firsthand God keeps His own timetable.

The first series, Quest To Be Whole, consists of twelve interlocking concept albums. We also have detailed descriptions of a few of the levels of meaning for each song, album, and series on our website. Further, we have links drawing explicit relationships. Knowledge is all about relationships rather than about the tiny atoms of data themselves. This tapestry of relationships can rightly be considered the heart of our communication.

The structure utilized by Mirror Covenant can transmit complex meanings. It begins with a song that has a set of meanings larger than its album context. This expands to a set of such songs which comprise a concept album with a set of meanings larger than its series context; in this case, Quest to be Whole. The series is organized so that there are several discrete yet interrelated threads of meaning by which you are to traverse the series.

Add in the nonlinear relationships that can be drawn directly between any portions of the series. Then add on top of all this that these are only the potential internal relationships. When you add in the external relationships with subjects like the Holocaust, science, fame, existential isolation, war, marriage, and of course the Bible, there are a nearly limitless multitude of potential relationships.


We will make several passes through the series in order to bring various aspects to light.

We begin with the straight list of twelve albums and a very brief description of what they represent. This is a common grouping, like that of a table of contents.

A - ALBUM LIST (TABLE OF CONTENTS)

1. Predator
External evil.

2. Deep
Internal evil.

3. Void
Nihilism, the world's philosophical response to evil.

4. Epiphany
Scientism as an allegory of an inverted society digging its mass grave.

5. Shards & Facets
Hedonism as an allegory of the superficial people left on the surface.

6. Personal God
You must face God without your machines or your lovers.

7. Stranger
Social interaction from a distance.

8. Compatriot
Friend and countryman.

9. Beyond Self
Marriage.

10. Generation
The family.

11. Lattice
The Body of Christ.

12. One
The Bride of Christ.


Now group three albums at a time. Again, this is fairly common, as it leads to sections 1, 2, 3 and 4.

B - THREE ALBUM GROUPS (SECTIONS)

Albums 1, 2 and 3 (Predator, Deep and Void) deal with evil. These are the existential albums.

Albums 4, 5 and 6 (Epiphany, Shards & Facets and Personal God) show the world's and God's response to existence.

Albums 7, 8 and 9 (Stranger, Compatriot and Beyond Self) describe the three social levels.

Albums 10, 11 and 12 (Generation, Lattice and One) examine the three family levels.

These album trios also tie together as thesis/antithesis/synthesis groups:

External evil // Internal evil // Despair
Scientism // Hedonism // Salvation
Stranger // Friend // Spouse
Family of man // Family of God // Bride of Christ


Now take the list of the first three 'chapters' in each 'section' and lay the lists side by side. If you then scan horizontally, you will see a group of 1st albums, 2nd albums and 3rd albums.

C - FOUR ALBUM GROUPS (THIRD LEVEL)

The first albums of each set of four, 1. Predator, 4. Epiphany, 7. Stranger and 10. Generation, represent the vicarious world of the machine. From such a distance people are too small to matter. They are objects. They also form a dehumanization set, as outlined below.

1. Predator - Prey
4. Epiphany - Tool
7. Stranger - Idol
10. Generation - Spare Parts

The second albums of each set of four, 2. Deep, 5. Shards & Facets, 8. Compatriot and 11. Lattice, represent the human. Here people again have faces. They also form a progression, as outlined below.

2. Deep - Alone
5. Shards & Facets - Lost in a Crowd
8. Compatriot - Friends
11. Lattice - Family

The third albums of each set of four, 3. Void, 6. Personal God, 9. Beyond Self and 12. One, are the pivot albums, the transition points, the conclusions. They also form a progression, as outlined below.

3. Void - What does the world have to offer? Nihilism.
6. Personal God - What does God offer me? Personal salvation.
9. Beyond Self - What should we do with salvation? Transcend selfishness.
12. One - Where will transcendence lead? To the very throne of God.


D - HIM, HER, US

Now let us return to the simple A-type album list, and traverse it using a different thread.

Predator - A young man looks at world and sees evil.
Deep - Young man looks into his own heart and sees evil.
Void - Young man looks to the world for an explanation of that evil.
Epiphany - Allegory 1 - Young man escapes Tower pit after reading a book by an old man.
Shards & Facets - Allegory 2 - Woman of the surface people discovers copy of book old man brought out.
Personal - The old man's words heightened the woman's discontent with her superficial life.
Stranger - She is now a stranger to the superficial world.
Compatriot - Young man and woman wind up in the same circle of outcasts.
Beyond - After being abused by others, they meet and marry.
Generation - The trend of their society concerns parents.
Lattice - Transcend earthly unity, Body of Christ.
One - Full unity as Bride of Christ.

So album trio 1-3 (Predator, Deep, Void) are the man's story which culminates in his allegory, Epiphany.

The woman's story begin with her allegory, Shards & Facets, then continues on album trio 6-8 (Personal God, Stranger, Compatriot).

The couple's story begins with 9 (Beyond Self). It then continues expanding families in album trio 10-12 (Generation, Lattice, One) which are the family of man, the family of God, and the Bride of Christ.

So there are four albums about him, four about her, and four about us. It is stereotypic, but conceptually useful, to classify the four albums on the search for Truth as male, and the four albums on the search for Love as female.


E - NOVEL

From the novel perspective, Predator is backstory. Deep is one of the main characters the night he awakens. Void is his perception of the wasteland. Epiphany is his story to explain what has happened to him. Shards & Facets is the woman's story to explain from whence she came. Personal God takes us on the woman's search for love and relationship. Stranger is the two characters' looking at our culture's world. Compatriot is the two of them entering the same circle of outcasts. Beyond Self is marriage. Generation is their family pressured by society. Lattice is both the Church and the Multiplication Corporation. One is the Bride.


F - NOVEL ELABORATED

Of course the novel can be structured at a more complex level.

Man in Predator is in the Tower pit. He learns the way of Tower society.

In Deep Man climbs to surface. He sees Superficial society is also corrupt. Then he realizes he too brought that corruption up with him. This is the underlying truth he had been missing. This intensifies the scene where he is looking down at the stars reflected in the surface of the lake. He knows he is also looking down at those he left behind in the pit. He accepts Jesus as his savior and is born again.

In Void he battles the resistence of his culture to truth. Both Tower and Superficial societies were, in their own way, hollow. He is aged by the nihilism. Void is also his "Secret Flame" return to try to convince people to abandon the pit.

In Epiphany, as he is getting ready to lead those to whom he was sent out of the Pit, he writes The Tower and Give Yourself, to be left behind. The words may reach those he will never meet face to face. The young man finds the words, then reads, wakes, escapes, returns as the new old man, and ascends back to the surface, leaving words for the next young man.

This cycle from Predator through Epiphany imitates Jesus descending into Hell, taking captivity captive, preaching to those in Abraham's Bosom, ascending to the surface, then ascending to Heaven. We received from those who came before us. We owe them at least the thanks of leaving behind as much or more of the Message as was left for us.


G - NOVEL A THIRD TIME

A boy is born. Dropped naked and ignorant into an ongoing society. In school he learns the terrible things people have done. (Predator)

When he comes of age he goes out into the world to understand the who, what, when, where and why. He is disillusioned by the experience. Yet Nature is but the visible shadow of His face, and he turns to God. (Deep)

He sees the answers provided by the world are empty. (Void)

We symbolize his story as an allegory about an upside down scientism society that worships the creature rather than the Creator. (Epiphany)

We symbolize her story as an allegory about a woman living in the sensualist society of those people left on the surface as rejects from Babel Mark II. She learns there are other ways to live. (Shards & Facets)

The sensualist girl and her search for belonging and love. (Personal God)

Sensualist society falling under the spell of a charismatic leader who is actually a rationalist from the pit come to burn away their 'superstitions' about human rights and make himself absolute ruler. (Stranger)

The man and woman first become friends through meeting as outcasts. (Compatriot)

The couple find each other after suffering heartbreak at the hands of the now metal minded sensualists who use their new found form of rationalism against one another in their personal relationships. (Beyond Self)

Now that they are starting a family, the course of the society their children will face one day is a vast concern. Politics is no longer a dull and irrelevant pastime. (Generation)

The Body of Christ is joined together by what every part supplies under the Lordship of Jesus. This means there are realms united that no one would guess are joined to each other. (Lattice)

The marriage of the Groom with the Bride of Christ will finally make us whole again. (One)


H - OLD AND NEW COVENANT

The old man is the thread that ties the first half of the album series together like the Prodigal's elder brother. In fact the old man can be the Preacher from Ecclesiastes.

Ecclesiastes
1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Old man represents history, and thus Predator. This is how the world is. This is the culture we are handing to you young people. As Pandora, we have made a mess of things. But Hope too was set free. The Preacher looks at the world.

Ecclesiastes
1:5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
1:8 All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

In Deep, the old man is "the preacher" referenced in "Dark Illumination". That ties to the Preacher of Ecclesiastes. The Preacher tells those who will listen how to live.

Ecclesiastes
5:1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.

In Void that Ecclesiastes theme comes through clearly. The Preacher concludes everything is empty. The Preacher anticipates our modern philosophy of nihilism by a few thousand years, yet does not come to the atheistic conclusion so popular today.

Ecclesiastes
1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
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1:16 I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
1:18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

In Epiphany the old man wrote the book read by the young man which led him to leave the pit. The Preacher tries the world of great works but remains unsatisfied.

Ecclesiastes
2:4 I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:
2:5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits:
2:6 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:
2:7 I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
2:8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
2:9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
2:10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

In Shards & Facets the book brought to the surface by the old man changes the woman's life. The Preacher tries the road of pleasure but does not find fulfillment.

Ecclesiastes
2:1 I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.
2:2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it?
2:3 I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
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5:10 He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
5:11 When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?
5:12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

In Personal God he steps back because you must face God alone. The Preacher bows to God in spite of the emptiness. He cannot leap to the level of transcendent personal relationship because the Incarnation is in his era still a mystery.

Ecclesiastes
3:12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
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12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

The Preacher shows the limit of human reason. The old man thus represents the Law. When Peter said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God," Jesus told him that flesh and blood had not revealed that to him, but the Spirit of God. An illiterate fisherman had comprehended that which eluded Solomon.

The young (new) man and woman represent the Church as it matures from the Second Birth to the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. This new life, this completion, was something hidden even from the Old Covenant wisdom of Solomon. The second half of the series is the perfecting of the saints until we come together as the Bride fitted to the stature of Christ Jesus.

Ephesians
4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

The old man is me, such that I am speaking to the me I was. This idea of speaking to the person I used to be is found in "Secret Flame" but even more explicitly in "Haunted by Charlie".

As depictions of the Old Testament, the first five albums present humanity's insufficiency. Our sin.

We are not ascending. In the material world entropy rules. Its counterpart in the social world is the predator. Things are pulled down. Sin corrupts all our efforts to be whole. We exist in a vast cycle of sin, sickness and death, like rivers running into the sea that is not filled.

This cycle could only have been broken by He Who lives outside injecting Himself into our realm. What is the most astounding aspect of this is that God did so for you. You. The personal God is the unimaginable. God suffering for your personal salvation is the cataclysm of human effort, is the light that reveals our arrogant hopelessness. The Light shows we can no more save ourselves than we can shove a camel through the eye of a sewing needle.

But if we bow and accept His mercy, His unmerited favor, God sets us on a journey beyond the sin cycle, a journey that accelerates until it escapes the Earth's gravity pit. The endless cycle exchanged for the straight line running directly into the heart of eternity.


I - SUMMARY
One last summary pass through the series.

Album 1, Predator

The existential album. Evil is a given of human existence. This album represents the evil without. It is staggering how many educated people build their worldview with an at most tangental acknowledgement of evil.

Album 2, Deep

Represents the evil within. I look inside and see the sins which grew into monsters like wars have their roots in my own heart. Much of the world's answer to guilt is that you should simply ignore that feeling. We are then surprised how many people are void of conscience.

Album 3, Void

This album represents the world's response to evil, which is nihilism. This is what Frankl called the 'existential vacuum'. This vacuum produces scientism (Epiphany album) and hedonism (Shards & Facets album). Is it not strange that humanity's best answer to life is that it is meaningless?

Album 4 - Epiphany

I realize it is not just modern society's ideology that is hollow. It is fully centered around that void. This horrifying revelation ties to "Curse of Vision in Hell". Epiphany is an allegory about a citizen of a society centered around the construction of a tower; call it Babel Mark II. One day this citizen realizes the tower is in fact reversed, that rather than raising an edifice to heaven, the builders are digging deeper and deeper, (Moria) in point of fact excavating their own mass grave. He leads to the surface all who accept his explanation.

Album 5 - Shards & Facets

We climb from the pit onto the surface. Here we meet the discarded, those the Tower builders held worthless. Having been rejected, these superficial people cannot figure out what is worth keeping. This society too is centered around the void. It is centered around being rejected by that void.

Answers like balance of forces are too simplistic. It is not a question of balance because the problem for each ideology is the root they share: nihilism. This philosophical disease leads in both cases to dehumanization. Scientism technologists talk blithely about the 'post-human' society, as if 'human' referred to a species of ant. The hedonists reduce human beings to dopamine receptors. What both lack is any meaning to their existence.

For Shards & Facets, this means the album begins in rejection. Being rejected by the technologists, the superficial people cling to each other. But being alone together holds little long term satisfaction. And being fickle, they eventually betray each other. Emotions cannot be sustained. Over time this trains them to be cynical. Or, at the least, disconnected.

Album 6 - Personal God

After the with/without dual-faced allegory of Epiphany and Shards & Facets, the remaining albums represent the journey back to the Garden, back to the place where we were whole, back to unity with God. Although not all, many products of "progress" will need to be discarded because they are forces of atomization rather than union. (See "Passtimes")

Begin with the assumption we can at least cling to each other. But that is only a group of addicts passing around the bottle of misery. I finally face God without my looks, talent, lovers, knowledge, money, culture, or machines. None of these will take me where I must go. Strip off the reifying attributes. The baseline of Truth is the relationship between me and my Maker. All else flows from this.

Album 7 - Stranger

I return to confront the world; this time as a new creature. Now I am truly the outsider. The sense of belonging the world gave me was a farce, a pathetic participation in alienation. On another level, when we face God, only then do we realize we are strangers to Him.

Album 8 - Compatriot

We begin our salvation relationship with God as friends. Friendship opens hope. I find I have been reborn into a family whose connections run deeper than the world can grasp. Having been stripped of everything to enter the kingdom, I now begin the journey outward, gaining real things in place of the counterfeits I threw down. This album also holds the nuance of ambassador to a foreign land.

Album 9 - Beyond Self

But God is more than our friend. God is the lover of our soul. All the others were but imposters.

Everything human in our society rests on the marriage relationship. Yet this is the very aspect of our culture under the greatest pressure. Why? Because so few people can get past their selfishness. I begin in the pain I encountered in Personal God when I tried to get some other person to rescue me. But now, reborn, I move forward into the real love of which the counterfeit-love's betrayal made me despair.

Album 10 - Generation

The man and the woman stand against the intrusion of the machine into the marriage bed. I, like Job, continue the process of reacquisition. Family and society are not things upon which to make great demands. They are things for which I make sacrifices. For which I wrestle with principalities and powers. The world's idea of family is that of a machine, something subject to quality control, something to be processed. The world thinks a person's value is determined by that person's usefulness to the group.

Album 11 - Lattice

Unlike the world’s idea of family, God’s value begins with the individuals. A group's value is derived from that of its members. We leave reacquisition behind as we reach a realm the world cannot even counterfeit. Each part of the Body of Christ joins to another part in mysterious ways. But through the unlikely chain of unions, a center can be discerned, who is Jesus. As long as we serve the Head of the Body, Who is above all, then our multiplicity is cause for rejoicing.

A vital Scripture concept is Deuteronomy 32:30 with one chasing a thousand and two putting ten thousand to flight, and Leviticus 26:8 where five chase a hundred and a hundred put ten thousand to flight. Unity between believers clearly creates connections on many dimensions. Otherwise adding united believers would not cause such an exponential increase in effect. Imagine the breadth and depth of the web of effect from the unity of millions of followers of Christ! Imagine the flood we are already holding back. Imagine the effect when we leave.

Album 12 - One

Here the family and the lover and the individual become one and the same, emerging larger for their union. We move into the mystery. The union Jesus invokes in the 17th Chapter of John is not something that would satisfy an empiricist. In this album we move from the Body of Christ to the Bride of Christ. When Jesus prayed to the Father, "That they may be one as we are one," our hearts should tremble in awe. Think on the species of unity found in the Trinity. Jesus calls that forth as our destiny. Compare it to the unity of the world, a unity of fear and oppression, of ritual and custom, of lust and conquest; of greed. Compare the unities! The world may kill our bodies but it cannot triumph. That flawed paradigm has already been tried. Satan had Cain kill Able. Satan had all the Bethlehem babies murdered. Satan had our Lord killed, Stephen stoned, and Romans feeding Christians to lions. Some creatures never learn. Love Never Fails.


On a high level the entire series mourns the oh so fashionable fallacy that as modernity advances, religion retreats. The truth is that modern secular society represents a stage of arrested development. Few people have been able to transcend the metal minds that rule this present darkness. But completion lies on the other side of modernity's void.


Song tone.

Thy will.

Him and Her.

Not linear.

 
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