We are living in the largest shift in human consciousness – ever. There have never been times like the present. Ours is an Age of Magnification. It began in 1610 with the publication of Galileo’s book, Starry Messenger. We are participating in a rite of passage that an be described by our cosmology. The sphere in the image below represents our inherited idea of the cosmos. Inside that dome are 6000 stars visible to the naked eye. We have yet to complete our birth out of this starry-uterus in place the past 5000 years:
We are slowing awakeing into a participatory culture that remembers all life is sacred, that knows we participate best as bi-polar souls upon a bi-polar planet in a bi-polar solar system in a bi-polar galaxy among millions of othes in an ever-expanding bi-polar cosmos. We are moving out from beneath the ecocidal atmosphere of the late-modern world view and into the revelatory solid transparency of the emerging participatory world view. Ours is a crucial time because to collectively and unconsciously continue in the late-modern world view is to degrade the life-sustaining capacity of the Earth for future generations.
We are all trying to awaken in the cosmos that magnification has revealed:
My music is Ethical Music or Ethical Folk Music. I have borrowed the term, ‘ethical’, from Marie Battiste’s definition of Ethical Space in her 2013 book, Decolonzing Education. She defined Ethical Space as: the in-between place were Indigenous and Western Wisdom connect. Ethical Music is simultaneously the music of Ethical Space as well as the music that invites, evokes, invokes the conscious awareness that promotes Ethical Space. In-between, in this case, also includes initiatory, liminal space.
The in-between music that connects Indigenous and Eurocentric singing with the Dream of the Earth. It is the expression of the de-colonized/re-indigenized state of conscious awareness in singing where local ecosystems, Indigenous and Western sounds are brought together. Ethical Music is biocratic music that is new, inspiring, affirming of co-creation and co-revelation that has the potential for improvisation or innovation to know the assumptions, values and intent of all. Adding ethics to the music entertains our personal capacity and our integrity to stand up for our cherished values of good, responsibility and our collective biocratic stewardship of the future of Earth.
May we dare to be enduring, wise and generous stewards of Creation.
Discography from 1978-present: