The following music files -- representatives of the Third through Nineteenth Waves -- are part of an ongoing experiment in creative, conscious evolution, so the rules of recording and songwriting will be stretched or broken. I don't make "concept CDs" per se.....all of my music is part of an over-arching concept, with each song adding a piece to a vast metaphysical puzzle. The lyrics are similar to channeled messages, with certain references recurring regularly throughout the repertoire such as the process of echoing, the process of unfolding, vanilla energy, cinnamon energy, ginger energy, the "Major Event", a volcano, journeys across the ocean, and an island refuge called The Haven.
The songs are all in a linear format, with a minimum of repetition and an emphasis upon message and development. When many are complaining about the uninspired sterility of today's music, it's hoped that -- at least on this site -- you'll find music that is organic, vital, inspired, purposeful, adventurous. Single songs from previously released CDs, or the current CD The Cinnamon World View, may be found through digital music services such as iTunes, MusicMatch, Rhapsody, Tunecore, Mp3tunes, Napster, and eMusic -- only, of course, if you truly wish to do so. NOTE: If you have Quicktime, simply clicking the links will launch the song. Or you can right-click on the links below and choose "Save Target As".
NEW 02/12/2009: "Illumination" is the first of the Soul Songs group....that is, songs that draw on divine-ground frequencies to act as incantations or spells. This song is a musical Love Potion. The first half's vocals show you how the thing works.....the second half is where you can sing about someone you care about whom you want to begin thinking, even caring, about you. The Druids may have had some such musical enchantment to channel the earth's energies to act FOR them rather than AGAINST them. To check this track out, all you have to do is click here.
I had a dream earlier where I was on a hill watching the sky, which at that time of night was brilliant with constellations. I began to hear a series of notes, and as each note played I saw that the stars in the constellation Ursa Major momentarily flared up, one by one, accompanying that tune which seemed to me to be of ancient origin. When I awoke from the dream I wrote down what I had heard, and by the following day "Illumination" was born.
NEW 12/3/2008: "Season of the Soul" is this year's Winter Solstice track.
To check it out, all you have to do is click here.
12/17/2007: What are we here for? "Finding Paradise", the title track from the now hard-to-find digital CD, answers that question.....and yes, it really is that simple! You can listen to the song now by clicking here.
05/22/2006: ARCHIPELAGOS is now available at cdbaby, finally. You can check it out now by clicking here.
1/7/04: THE VANILLA/CINNAMON LOVE PARADIGM: Here is part of the key to understanding the music, the lyrics, and the metaphysics: Love Energy, about which I have written a great deal, may be manifested at a variety of wave-lengths, each wave-length having a particular power. One of the most potent energies is what I call the Cinnamon Love energy, the pre-coital energy that encompasses desire, longing, the passion to possess. A number of my songs embody this energy: "You Walk In Magic" and "I'm On My Way (To You)", which are low-key; "The Tropic Of Everywhere", which is pretty strong; and "Eros", which is just about off the Richter scale, being a virtual invocation of the Love God. Read Freud to get some better insights into the Eros force; even D. H. Lawrence believed that this force was equitable to a religious ecstasy, and he outlines this in his novels. The purest Love Energy is what I call the Vanilla Love energy -- that is, either the innocent, dreamy Love, or the post-coital morning-after kind of calm, reflective, adoration-level Love. Songs that embody this energy are "Purified", "New Vanilla Love", "The Lovers". The whole point here is that Love Energy must be re-incorporated into our religion, being a force that has a physical, even spiritual impact upon others, upon the environment. a>
The Vanilla World View: Second Edition (242 pages) will soon be available here as a free download; the correlation between the book and the music will be clearer when one has had a chance to view both.
And a hearty welcome to our visitors from Malaysia, where Kevin Lee and eloka.com e-publishing are beginning to spread the word from that beautiful country.
Back by popular demand, the original 87-page first edition of The Vanilla
World View is available free for download. Just click here.
UPDATE 11/07/03: To see what The Cinnamon Love Dialogues will offer in abundance, check out the complete first dialogue, "The Dialogue Of Romance", by clicking here.
World View is a plain-spoken, practical, personal-energy-conscious
metaphysics that gives you the power to dramatically improve the
quality of your life.
And with the
world currently teetering on the brink of global war and economic
collapse, there is a need to completely revamp what we believe in
and what we do in order to guarantee that there will be a world
worth fighting for in the near future....
things, the Vanilla World View believes that:
1. You can use
your personal energy to ward off disease or drive it out once you
have become ill. Combining usage of this energy with the proper diet and vitamins can result in what I call Practical Immortality (see below, and the "Healing" chapter).
2. Our public-school
system is a failure and must be completely re-designed....from
the ground up (the "School Days" chapter).
3. Energy --
rightly used and commanded -- can alter your mood, alter the moods
of others, even alter the outcome of future events (the "Chance"
4. The Soul
is a terrible thing to waste...it must be developed and correctly
energized...in order to survive after death (the "Life After
5. The Seventh Deadly Sin is Routine, repetition. A routine-dominated life deadens the soul, weakens the spirit. Look at prayers, for example: if you are merely repeating words in your prayers, do you think you are really communicating with anyone or anything? When you pray, COMMUNICATE....straight from the heart. You must manifest the energy behind the prayer, or no direct-connect takes place.
6. Evil is a
real, potent form of negative energy that can manifest itself in
terrifying ways, and can in high enough concentrations even take
on carnal form (the "Evil" chapter).
7. History can
be thought of as a seemingly never-ending conflict between the forces
of Good and the Forces of Evil, or -- simply put -- conflicting
waves/forms of energy.
8. Energy, like
the weather, can move across the face of our Earth, much like cold
and warm fronts, and can be a factor in how you feel on a given
day, or on what happens on the streets of your city (the "Weather"
may well be the bane of the human race, the origin of most of our
conflicts, and must be modified or eradicated if we want the human
race to survive (the "Competition" chapter).
one or two simple rules will ensure that your child grows up the
way children are supposed to grow up (the "Children" chapter).
11. The energy of Love, both sexual and platonic, must be integrated with one's religion, as these energies are potent forces that can, if properly guided, develop one's soul, lengthen one's life, develop one's afterlife
12. We are born with a physical DNA, but we are also born with a spiritual DNA, and this DNA in a sense guides what we call our Fate or Destiny, though it is not a rigid control. The lines of Destiny for all living beings form a complex labyrinth; at certain moments we have momentous decisions to make....if we make the wrong decision, we "take a wrong turn" in this labyrinth and find ourselves leading what we often refer to as a "dead-end existence".
13. One of the pitfalls of religion, and one which we should all be urged to avoid, is what is called the "God Quandary":
1. You believe in God.
2. You believe that God is omnipotent, all-powerful
3. Because God is all-powerful, you depend on God for protection
4. Leaning on faith, you become passive
5. Being passive, your Will and Personal Energy are weak, ineffective.
6. With a weak Will and Personal Energy, you are prey to outside forces. Instead of more protection, your belief has resulted in your having less protection.
7. After a few personal crises, and after even more suffering, you stop believing in God.
The above does not imply that one should not believe in God, or that faith is without value. But if you're going to have faith, you should at least make it an active, strong faith.
There's so much
more to the Vanilla World View covering Love, Marriage, Enlightenment,
the Supernatural, and World Events, but space limits what I can
12/22/2008: My latest project, THE CINNAMON WORLD VIEW, was released as a digital-only entity through Tunecore on October 16 of this year. It is therefore available via the usual digital music outlets like iTunes, etc.... One track from this group, "Someone Wants To Change Her Life", was written and titled "Election Day" shortly before the 2008 Presidential election. I have been asked if this track was an attempt to magically influence the election....as the results were what I wanted, I naturally always answer YES. Believe it or not....
NEW 6/4/2008: Mythology often involves what is known as a Journey to the Underworld, when an individual travels deep into the shadows of darkness to complete a quest, to complete a task.
Orpheus, a musician, made his descent to bring back the shade of Eurydice. His music was so powerful that even Hades, the king of the Underworld, let him bring his beloved back to life, provided that he walk in front of her the whole way and not look back. Orpheus, letting himself get carried away, did look back...........and lost her forever.
Imagine the cry of Eurydice as she sank backward into the depths of darkness.......
What does this mean?
Orpheus' music can bring even the things of darkness to Light, but the musician must be possessed by the task and never break the enchantment. When we see music as a product, as a business, we lose our dreams and fantasies back to the Darkness and Oblivion.
Music is a form of sorcery...........it's powerful magic. Music can even enlighten the kingdom of the Underworld and take one on a journey into the Heart of Darkness.....
4/30/2007: The "Soul" of Music, or the Music of the Soul: It seems such a simple proposition, that the Soul in each of us is actually a unique musical signature. But if you think about possible benefits of knowing and acting upon such a principle, the effects are pretty astounding. You know how you feel when you listen to a piece of music that "resonates" with you. Imagine if I told you that you are in fact "developing" your soul, even adding depth to it, by creating such a resonance as often as you can. And developing your soul is one of the ways to develop your spirit's persistence, or durability beyond the death of the physical body. Yes, music isn't just entertainment to be taken lightly. Music has healing properties; music is usually a central focus of all religious ceremonies; music can alter your mood; music can lead you to reflection, which is an internal intelligence energy-echoing effect that adds further depth. What many metaphysicians refer to as our "spiritual DNA" may in fact have a musical basis -- or at least music can attune us to it. When we think of the fascinating Mystery of all things, what can be more fascinating than this?
THE VANILLA WORLD VIEW AND THE "HOLY GRAIL" 6/18/06: If you are reading this now, you may have often wondered about the Holy Grail and its identity. Numerous books have been written about this subject, which is nothing less than the Secret of Secrets. Even Dan Brown's book THE DA VINCI CODE is about this.....if this book made you even more curious, then the author has done his job well. So what is the great Secret of the Grail? Think about it: could it be merely a delineated family tree on a roll of papyrus? A bit of historical information? A woman's identity? How would knowing any of this help you achieve the one goal of your life: the perpetuation, evolution, and transmigration of your soul? Think: the Secret would have to be something applicable ACROSS ALL TIME and TO ALL INDIVIDUALS, something universal, a tool you could actually USE, something that would explain why both a masculine (blade) and a feminine (chalice) element are required to achieve one's spiritual goal. In short, what we've been seeking isn't a piece of history or a person's identity. What we are seeking is a formula.......and that formula is expressed here on this site. It's no mystery why so many secret societies place so much emphasis upon the feminine. What this site supplies is what is so scantily mentioned elsewhere, answering the eternal question: in a world of so many cultures and languages, what is the true religion? How does one most successfully communicate with the divine ground? For a fuller explanation of the reason why the "ministers" of the "secret society" were (and still are) troubadours, you can read an initial overview in a bit more detail here. The Five Declarations touch upon not just a piece of history -- they help explain something that is universal, and that is applicable to everyone......including you.
7/30/04: Check the Vanilla World View Blog's link further down this page for my essay on "Love, Evolution, and Destiny Paths". I'm still adding to it, but the idea is so enormous, so frought with implications, so loaded with consequences, that it's essentially the seed from which an entire religious overhaul could spring. And remember that my songs -- virtually all of them, all of my songs on all of my CDs -- refer to different aspects of the Vanilla World View metaphysical jigsaw puzzle....
6/21/04: Many congratulations go out to "JustAgurl" for winning the recently completed Game-To-Fame contest (http://www.gametofame.net). The Grand Prize, which includes a trip to California and meetings with talent agents and scouts, can seriously bend one's Destiny Path forever. It's interesting that I was working on a song -- with her as vocalist -- when the wondrous event occurred. Go for it, Cassi -- you'll know what to do when the time comes....you've got the instinct, and a great heart.
Vanilla Guide to Love, including "10 Reasons Why Relationships
Fail", may now be found at non-books.com.
Non-books are condensed, intense, and lack the verbiage that characterizes
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So help support the cause.
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August 12, 2003 UPDATE: The Vanilla World View has its own blog now, which can be viewed by going to sassure.blogspot.com.
THE COMMON COLD
DEFEATED. May 27, 2002: Having come down with a cold May 26, I had
a chance to further test the methods prescribed in the Healing chapter.
This time out I managed to seriously weaken the virus' hold on me
after 2 hours. Twelve hours later, all symptoms of the cold were
The key here is energy -- or rather, a particular type of energy
-- and the use of personal power. As doctors have been saying for
years, the human body really can heal itself...it just needs a little
intelligent direction from the brain.
isn't necessarily set in stone...it's too new for that. Think of
the Vanilla World View as a work in progress, though the foundation
and much of the basic principles have already been established.
Click on all
links here to get a smattering of what this World View is about.....
THE WAR: May 5, 2004: Negative energies continue to hold sway over the global shape of things to come, as the year nears its mid-point. I can't help but feel that something is about to happen...what's worse is that I don't know whether this Event will reverse the global energy polarization or simply exacerbate it further. Remember that manifesting negative energy sets up a chain process whereby other individuals respond and manifest their own, adding to the Crisis that appears imminent. Do your part...energize the Light...it too creates its own chain.....
But there are still a great many loose ends that must not be neglected. The seeds of resentment have been sown in many hearts, and unless there is a reaching out, unless aggression can be transformed into generosity and mercy, we may be in for a nasty surprise.
Now is the time to build bridges of understanding with other peoples, other cultures.
World View maintains that the salvation of our world can come about
only through the triumph of positive energy over negative energy...