ONE OF MY FIRST UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE GREAT MYSTERIES, STARTED THIS MORNING AT 3.22 AM, LASTING TILL 4.22 AM, FOR IT SEEMED THAT THAT TIME WAS CORRECT TO GIVE FOCUS ABOUT THE SHADOWS CREATED ON THE CIELING ABOVE OUR BED, HERE AT OUR HOUSE..'CASA DEL SOLIEL'..IN ARROYO GRANDE CALIFORNIA....

NOT ONLY WERE THE SHADOWS STRONG AND CLEAR, BUT THEY HAD A UNIFORMITY I HAD SEEN JUST A COUPLE OF YEARS EARLIER, RELATING TO THE 'GOLDEN MEAN'..

MY TRUST UNDERSTANDING OF THE ''SONGS OF TREELANDER'', AND THE SIXTEEN LINKS HANDED DOWN BY THE 'VOICES OF THE 'LEYLINE SINGERS', CAME TO ME SOME 19 YEARS AGO, I HAD READ, LIKE MANY PEOPLE' OF A RARE FIND IN CENTRAL CHINA, AN ANCIENT TOMB CONSISTING OF AROUND A THOUSAND LIFE LIKE GUARDIAN SOLDERS, HORSES AND CHARIOTS, PHYSICALLY PROTECTING A GREAT 'KING'..THE TOMB DATE WAS AROUND 2,500 YEARS OLD...

BUT THAT WASN'T THE INTRIGUE FOR ME, NO NO..IN A SEPARATE CHAMBER SOME 4 YEARS LATER , THERE HAD BEEN FOUND MUSICAL INTSRUMENTS, RANGING FROM 77 PURE BRONZE BELLS, FROM SIZES 5 FEET TALL TO 5 INCHES...ZITHERS, HARPS, FLUTES, KOTOS PURCUSSION AND SUCH ALL DATING BACK TO THAT TIME 2,500 YEARS AGO , WHAT KIND OF MUSIC WAS BEING PERFORMED IN THOSE FAR OFF DAYS...AND WITH SUCH SOPHISTICATION, QUESTIONS SUCH QUESTIONS????

IN 1990, I HAD ALREADY STARTED LIVING AND WORKING IN LOS ANGELES, AND IN THESE MOMENTS HAD STARTED WORKING ON A STRONG CONCEPT RELATING TO THE 'FIND'......AND LIKE MOST 'FAR REACHING IDEAS'...THE MUSIC HAS STAYED WITH ME IN A 'DORMANT' MODE, UNTIL THIS MORNING..05 18 08....

I COULDN'T SLEEP, ALL THE SONGS OF THE LAST 8 YEARS, RUSHING BACK AND FORTH AT ME, IN AND OUT OF VERY 'LUCID' DREAMS.......FOR IT IS ON THE PROPERTY WHERE WE LIVE, SOME 300 YEARS AGO, THERE HAD BEEN, JUST ABOVE US ON THE LITTLE HILL, A SMALL TEMPLE/ALTER, DEDICATED TO 'ANIMAL SPEAK'...CHUMASH SINGSONGINGS SANG BY CHILDREN OF THE LOCAL TRIBES TO ALL THE CONNECTING 'TOTEM' ANIMALS...

SEEMS THAT EVERY TIME AROUND THIS PART OF THE YEAR, I HAD HAD A STRONG EVENTS HAPPEN TO ME, SOME PHYSICAL, SOME SPIRITUAL, BUT MOSTLY MUSICAL EVENTS....KNOWN TO ME AS THE 'LEYLINE' SINGSONGERS...EVEN A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, I HAD BEEN WAITING FOR SOME NEW MUSIC TO ARRIVE FROM OVER THE ATLANTIC, IT WAS LATE....SO I ASKED A YOUNG MUSICIAN TO COME AND HELP CREATE WITH ME, HE WOULD PLAY THE PIANO, AND I WOULD JUST 'TUNE' IN AND SING THESE WONDERFUL SONGS, I WAS NOT SURE WHAT THEY MEANT, ONLY THAT THAT THEY NEEDED TO BE SUNG IN TO THIS WORLD....

TO ME, ALL THE SONGS ARE ABOUT THE ANIMAL TOTEM KNOWLEDGE, ONE OF WHICH HAS 16 VERSES, RELATING TO THE 16 SYMBOLS OF THIS UNIQUE ACCORD WITH OUR FELLOW BRETHREN 'CIYOTE', EAGLE, HUMMINGBIRD, BEAR, SNAKE, RABBIT, SEAL, AND WHALE, ALL OF WHICH COME HERE AT LEAST PART OF THE YEAR AND CO-CREATE....IN THE SONG-DANCE OF MOTHER EARTH..

IN REFLECTING , THESE SONGS, ALONG WITH THE MUSICAL SKETCHES I HAD BEEN DOING EVER SINCE THE 'FINDING OF THE TOMB'.....WAY BACK IN 1990, I NOTICED JUST THIS MORNING A MIRACLE OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT, FOR THEY ALL SEEMED NOW TO BE INTERTWINED IN A NEW GEORGAPHY, WERE WE LIVE AND SLEEP AND EAT AND HAVE SO MUCH LOVE IN OUR HEARTS, HAS IT A PERFECT CORALATION WITH CENTRAL CHINA???, WITH THE MAJESTIC TOMBS SOME 5,000 MILES AWAY

NOT ONLY THAT , BUT THE CHUMASH CHILDREN, THEIR MUSICAL CONNECTION WITH OUR LAND, DANCING IN AND AROUND MY DREAM STATES..

THERE HAD BEEN A SMALL ALTER ON THE TINY HILL BEHIND OUR HOUSE....AN OPEN AIR MEETING PLACE OF SORTS, I HAD HEARD AND DANCED TO THE SONGS IN A DREAM STATE JUST THIS MORNING......IN AND AROUND 1776, HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WOULD COME TO THE 'HILLTOP' TO CHANT, DANCE, LAUGH AND SING.....SONGS OF UNIFIED LOVE OF LIFE, AND THE GREATER NEED FOR COMMUNICATION WITH THE ANIMAL WORLD..

SO HERE WE ARE, INTERWOVEN WITH SOUND AND WHAT HAS BECOME SOME 20 SONGS, DANCES, STORIES, AND MUSICAL DREAMS, SUDDENLY ALL ASKING FOR A 'VOICE'.......

SOME SIXTEEN SONGS OF 'TREES'.....
THE FIFTEEN HEARTS OF STONE....
THOSE FOURTEEN RAYS OF 'DOUBLE LIGHT'...
SOME THIRTEEN MUSICAL DREAMS...
THE TWELVE ELVEN KINGS
ELEVEN WATER FEARIES
HOW MANY OF THESE TREATES HAVE BEEN HONORED.......

WE ALL SEE OUR CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD SINGING, DANCING TO THE SAME SONGS, ALL CHILDREN HAVE THAT FIRST 'RIGHT' TO THE STARS THAT SHINE...THEY ALONE ARE HEARD BY THE ANIMAL WORLD, THEY ALONE ARE THE SINGERS OF THE TREELANDER SONGS...

LISTENING FOR THE SONGS OF OUR BIRTHRIGHT CAN BE EASIER THAN EXPECTED...HOW, IN THOSE THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, DID THE ANCIENT ONCES CREATE AND RE-CREATE THAT MUSIC ..IS IT STILL AROUND US....I BELIEVE SO.........

Jon Anderson - 2008