The Spirit of Gaia, Earth Mother,
And Shekhina, Hebrew Goddess.

*Earth Mother*

Gaia is the name for the ancient earth Goddess.
"Goddess" Spirituality is the oldest known spirituality
on the planet. It was a global experience regardless of the
geographical barriers between peoples.

Though today many people link "Goddess" with women,
"Goddess" spirituality throughout the centuries has also been experienced
by millions of men. During the great stone age, men throughout the world
recognized the spiritual powers of the Goddess, including powers of creation,
healing and renewal. Since all comes from the Goddess,
all men and women are equally connected to her.

Many women have already rediscovered Goddess-centered spirituality
However, modern men, like ancient men have much to gain in the discovery
of the ancient Mother. The world has everything to gain.

All matter is part of the Mother. In fact the term "matter" means "mother".
When this is understood, matter is treated in a manner
which is in balance and harmony with all.
In other words, nothing can be taken from the divine Mother without an effect
upon the balance. When we consider the divinity of the planet itself,
we care for its people, air, water, ground, plants and animals.

A recognition of the spiritual essence of all is a great key to the transformation
of the planet into a place for great living.
Spirituality and technology will meet in harmony.

The rediscovery of Goddess is an ongoing process.
For modern society, this rediscovery is still in a very early stage.
Many future revelations and discoveries will occur as we explore
anthropological and archeological data,
and also as we open ourselves up to direct personal experience.

It is my personal wish that my music will help you
in your own exploration of the Goddess.

Blessed Be- Alan Bachman - Desert Wind.

*Goddess of Peace*

Shekhina is the radiant presence of the Divine.
Shekhina is "the quantum collective consciousness of the entire universe".
I believe that this consciousness must reach a critical mass of appropriate prayer
(including thought, art and actions) on Earth to initiated the Messianic Era.

The word for deity, mentioned over 7000 times in the Hebrew bible,
is composed of four letters : Yod, which stands for Father, Heh which stand for Mother,
Vav, which stands for Son, and Heh, which stands for daughter.

Shekhina is associated with the Heh letter
While it is clear that the female is given equal importance in the written representation
of Deity in Holy Scripture, consious acceptance of the female was nearly eliminated
with the patriarchial takeover thousands of years ago.

As stated in Proverbs: "Happy is the one who finds wisdom (Shekhina)
and the one who gets understanding... She is more precious than rubles...
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand are richer and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasure, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life
to those who lay hold to her; and happy are those who hold her fast".

It is said that Shekhina fled when her Jerusalem temple was destroyed
thus Divinity was split apart. Kabbalistic writings teach that the absence
of her feminine spirit within the Divinity is the source of great distress and imbalance
in the world. For many centuries, Hebrew peoples have prayed for her return.

The most important reason for connection with Shekhina is the experience of true joy.
This is an experience one has in the womb.
In current society we are taught to look outside ourselves
for satisfaction and contentment. Our society is experiencing
this iniquity with widespread violence, toxicity, and disease.
To turn this around we must understand that all our thoughts,
art forms and acts are prayers. Since prayer does work,
and since every thought is a part of our prayers, our world reflects
the sum total of these prayers. The Messianic Era occurs
when the common consciousness reaches the threshold of connection
with this experience of true joy by connecting with the essence of the

Shekhina Within.

The first step to having a "whole" people is a "whole" Divine.

Blessed Be- Alan Bachman - Desert Wind.

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