So, here I stand, another year further experienced and a couple days past the marked representation of that fact, commonly referred to as the Anniversary of Birth. An integer incremented as I more forward in growth of mind and spirit, and death of body. It is a glaring and looming stigma that floats about and above the notion of what all that means in respect to our place and progression within this existence. Yet I've always felt I've been moving closer to where I need to be mentally and within my own spirit and skin. Not without struggle and challenge have I learned more and more to love myself and fully embrace the realization of who it is that I am destined to become. The pursuit of creative exploration being the conduit for that connection. Where society serves to vex and suffocate, the greater harmony in the world encourages and embraces growth far detached from trivial cycles on the march to an end, as we know it anyway.
While the masses mired in detraction instill notions of fear and stagnancy, those who share and believe in the pursuit continue to applaud movements in opposition of such traits. Upon reflection, the once illogical now rewards my efforts, growth, and burgeoning understanding of Self on this anniversary of its inception. I celebrate and share the notion, progression and exploration with those that follow and adhere to the same mantra. I move forward into another iteration excited by what new progress and wisdom lies before me, and invigorated by what these once infantile efforts have brought me thus far. Without detraction or doubt I delve again into the continuing search of my own peace and understanding, excited by what I will find, and fully open in reception to those I will meet and be inspired by along the way. I hope too that I can connect and inspire in return so that our symbiotic reflections of energy further enrich our unified path. Together we will ascend above the sea of stagnation and realize the true nature and potential of our consciousness of Self.
- Michael M.
The artwork for 'Epiphany' has been featured in Issue 111 of Advanced Photoshop Magazine. In the feature, the album artist, Valp ( valpnow.com ), gives a quick rundown on the making of the piece.
As mentioned before, we are fascinated and passionate about all forms and mediums of art as methods of expression and pathways to vain and understanding of the deeper and abstract layers of ourselves, others and the worlds we all share. As musicians primary art form is of sound, made up of rhythm, harmony, melody and words. Through the aid and vision of others, we have also foraged into visual, digital art and motion graphics, but there are many other avenues and forms through which to express.
This Thursday, July 4th at 5pm PST, we will be hosting a radio show on radiobuzzd.com. Diggy Kat and Miss Mouse, who run the programming at the station we kind enough to invite us to do a monthly audio newsletter of sorts where we will be giving updates on the latest from the Socion, as well as playing a bunch of music from inspirational bands and those up and coming from the LA and regional scene.
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The lyrics to this song were written from a very dark place. A place of pain and helplessness, frustration and paralysis. A place arrived at by a transition through emotional and physical eruption brought on by being pushed past the previous limit of tolerance and perspective. From that place, a transformation to a new perspective was necessary. A release from the weight and pressure of brought on by limited view. And a permanent sign to remember the transformation forever, so that I would never return there again.