The Journey Aum
As a human kind, there is one thing that connects us all. It is seeking the answers to timeless questions such as “Who are we?”, “Where did we come from?”, “What’s our purpose?”, and “Where are we going?”.
This is the impetus and inspiration behind creating The Journey Aum.
The Journey Aum is the fourth full-length album produced, written and performed by musician and sonic-alchemist Clandestiny. This 17-track album is a cinematic sonic journey, delving deep into the subconscious energy of the body, mind, and spirit of all sentient beings, the Earth and the Uni-Verse, to release the cathartic expression of timeless truths we all contain within.
All of human kind shares the aspect of the Journey. We set off from some place unknown, individually in our life’s birth, and collectively as a species, and eventually come to find that we are all traveling together, with many aspects running parallel across time, culture and language.
Along the way we seem to notice a much deeper thread connecting each of us inexplicably through life's currents. Each one of us holds the key to unlocking this mystery. Within each and every being there is a seed of Truth. These truth’s can be discovered, expressed and shared to the world around us, ultimately shaping our Reality.
When we come together we discover the One Truth, the Unity of the multiplicities, All languages, all cultures, all beings, united.
The Journey Aum is about discovering our origin, and inspiration for being, and guiding each other back to that Source of our Creation.
It is Now that we tell the story of our Earth, together.
A Call To Action
I am inviting all of those who have a story to tell, to help us all remember where we come from, to gather together now. For in the individual remembering, we spark the catalyst for a collective, worldwide and planetary remembering.
I am extending an invitation to all storytellers, writers, poets, filmmakers and visual artists, to dig deep into your infinite well of cosmic truths.
I would like us all to band together and create an audio-visual experience, telling the tale of our human origin, considering the questions posed above, “Who are we?”, “Where did we come from?”, “What’s our purpose?”, and “Where are we going?”.
Using tracks from The Journey Aum as a soundtrack, I intend to piece together an entire visual film that can ultimately be shared world-wide with all people, all cultures, the telling of our human journey.
I invite you to cultivate your creative talents, inspiring words, and fantastic images, and create a music video for a song or song of your choice that resonates most with you off of The Journey Aum.
We will review the best submissions and string together a sequence of videos to create The Journey Aum Visual Experience.
The Grand vision is to tour and perform this entire album live with the visuals that you helped created! Now is a chance for the world to see and hear your story.
The Grand intention is that in the experience of this audio-visual immersion, it will trigger within the viewer/audience/listener a deep remembering of who they are, why they came here, and what there purpose is now, to share their life’s calling and passions with the world, revealing to us all, the way back home to our truest selves.
2. Listen to the entire album and decide which track(s) you feel inspired to create imagery/words for.
3. Create a music video, film, or visual expression that you can upload to youtube/vimeo.
4. Submit your youtube/vimeo link HERE for review.
Deadline for submission is January 1st, 2016.
The Origin of A U M
The sound of AUM encompasses all words, all sounds in human language. AUM is a matrix of all sounds, when in its diversified form gives rise to all words used in language.
Linguistically, all audible sounds are produced in the space within the mouth beginning at the root of the tongue and ending at the lips. The throat sound is A, and M is the lip sound; and the sound U represents the rolling forward of speech articulation which starts at the root of the tongue, continuing until it ends in the lips.
To pronounce AUM correctly, remember, the sound vibration is pronounced “oom” as in home.
AUM and OM
In Sanskrit, the sound “O” is a diphthong spelled “AU”. A diphthong is the blending of two vowel sounds where both are normally heard and make a gliding sound. As a result, the difference between OM and AUM is simply one of transliteration.
AUM represents the 3 Fold Division of Time
A – is the waking state
U – is the dream state
M – is the state of deep sleep
At the end of AUM is a pause, a silence. This represents the state known as Turiya, or Infinite Consciousness
The visual symbol represents the meaning of AUM
The symbol OM visually consists of three curves, one semicircle, and a dot.
The large bottom curve symbolizes the waking state, A.
The middle curve signifies the dream state, U.
The upper curve denotes the state of deep sleep, M.
The dot signifies the fourth state of consciousness, Turiya.
The semi circle at the top represents Maya and separates the dot from the other three curves. It signals to us that it is the illusion of Maya that is an obstacle to realization of the Highest.