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The ancient and modern Maya dance the Deer Dance. The jaguar is always with the deer in this dance, so you will hear the jaguar call. In the dance The jaguar and the deer become one. The jaguar is the creative force that supports the person who is carried by the deer in our life journey. The deer also carries us between worlds when we travel in meditation. The music begins with the call of the Mayan flute from Teotihuacan sounding over running water. The water was recorded here. You will hear the sound of my favorite bird call from Copan, and later, the call of the Macaw. I recorded both of these in Copan last year. As the music develops, the keyboard and the Copan drum carry you on the back of the deer.
Track 1: Velvet Blackness
The feel of this first movement is the same as the feel of velvet on your skin. In the place where all is created, the surrounding energy has this velvet feel. Velvet blackness starts with my large and awesome wind chimes singing out. Then the slow strings of the Kurzweil keyboard create the velvet feel of the cave. Near the end of Velvet Blackness the wind begins to blow and carries the listener into the second movement.
Track 2: Wisdom's Heart
Wisdom speaks and her heart-beat supports. The coyote flute from Central America opens wisdom and then this flute is played at various times throughout. The very large drum carries the heart beat of wisdom, and it is joined by the Copan drum about half way through this movement. The Wisdom Heart music has a vitality and an energy that is irresistible.
Track 3: Carried on the Back of the Deer
Throughout time the Maya have danced the deer dance. The jaguar is always with the deer in the dance, so you will hear the jaguar call in this music. The jaguar is the creative force that supports the person who is carried on the back of the deer. The music begins with the call of the Mayan flute from Teotihuacan sounding over running water. You will hear the sound of my favorite bird call from Copan, and later, the call of the Macaw.
Track 4: One
The oneness of our connection to the Unseen World is celebrated through three Mayan flutes playing an ancient sound in concert over the sound of thunder, rain, and drum. ONE begins with the crack of thunder. For me this is the cracking open of the seed of growth to happen, or the cracking open of my creativity for something new to emerge.
Then the flutes begin to play in a Mayan tone. Underneath the flute, the Copan drum begins to play, leading us into the experience of Maria.
Track 5: Within Maria's Mantle
This movement is pure compassion and a celebration of the sacred feminine. The slow strings bring forward Maria's heart and our place under her mantle.