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Craft of the Union
(by Isis Wolfe and Fredrick von Hamilton)
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This is the first song I've ever structured myself. When deciding to work with Fred for this cd, we realized how in tune we were to our understanding of magick and spiritual studies. The lyrics to this song hold a deep meaning to me. Actually, I think anyone can identify with the words. It's about letting go of someone, or even another side of yourself, in effort to follow the path of you new spiritual realizations. I was thinking about this while outside one esbat night, and the magick flowing in the darkness around me was like a blanket to comfort the pain of loss I felt. Not everyone understands or can relate to our choices to be witches and seek out more of the self inside. I've had people close to me unable to think of me as anything but crazy. I've sacrificed different sides of myself for a greater purpose. This song is for anyone who has faced loss in sight of their different perspectives. And to those who can't understand, I suppose this song is for them.
Recorded: Pittsburgh home recording
Technical Notes: Used were various DAT recorders and electronic equipment, sound sampling, keyboards,etc.
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Craft of the Union
(words & music by Isis Wolfe and Fredrick von Hamilton)
Descending on a beginning,
A flight of my mind,
The gates of my consciousness opened,
Yet you were behind.. No turning back.
And I wanted more than you could ever see,
I reached to the sky as it enfolded me,
And even in the silence more than was ever seen,
Was found down below in the inner prophecy.
Let me become one,
Held down by your shroud,
Yet released inside,
Let this be the answer,
As the dark surrounds,
My sould will move with the sound.
So I begged to these truths,
Suffer it less,
Nothing I could do,
My path had been set,
As I reached out to you,
To comfort the pain,
Long ago you were lost,
Didn't realize it then.
And I wanted to hold it up
higher than any plane,
But the madness of the center
was driving you insane,
so I let go of all that had ever been,
and between us let go to travel further within.
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