Songs of the Eternal Dream

Songs of the Eternal Dream

Once upon a time in the faraway Land of Oc, the spirit of the Troubadour was returning and spreading across the countryside. New stories of the Grail quest were emerging and inspired the people. Poetry and songs of hope and love were rising out of twelfth century Europe, sung in medieval chateaux, meadows, mountain fortresses—new art rising up like a sleeping giant who greets the dawn of a new day.read more >

Viva Santa Maria

'Viva La Santa Maria'  by Ani Williams This song was inspired by the annual festival of the Three Marys and Saint Sara at Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, France. In late May every year, pilgrims and gypsies arrive for the processions to the sea...music, dance, prayers and rituals of baptismal cleansing in the Mediterranean. The legend of Provence says that after the crucifixion, many of the inner circle of family and disciples of Jesus fled Palestine and arrived on the shore of this seaside village in a boat with no oars. Thus began the spreading of the way of…read more >
Goddess of the Americas

Goddess of the Americas

Our Lady of Guadalupe— Dark-skinned Madonna of the New World “In her name— Whose Love is Endless, Who has never abandoned us. On the contrary, we have left Her too long…” ‘La Diosa de las Americas’ by Ana Castillo Teotihuacan Guadalupe Vision The first rays of Primavera, Spring Equinox sunlight spread over the land to touch the 20,000 pilgrims climbing the Pyramid of the Sun. Plumes of copal incense filled the sky, as Aztec drums beat the ancient rhythms that our bodies could not resist. Feathers of brilliantly colored birds decorated the heads of lead dancers bowing into the circle…read more >
Mary Magdalene Mistress of the Grail

Mary Magdalene Mistress of the Grail

by Ani Williams "The Earth lifts its glass to the sun And light–light is poured. A bird comes and sits on a crystal rim And from my forest cove I hear singing. ….An emerald bird rises from inside me And now sits upon the Beloved’s glass. I have left that dark cave forever. My body has blended with His. I lay my wing as a bridge to you So that you can join us singing." ‘The Crystal Rim’ from ‘The Gift–Poems by Hafiz’ translated by Daniel Ladinsky Like pearls from an ancient lover’s gift, Magdalene sites and legends lie cast…read more >