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Rates of Passage

by E.J Gold

The Passage 01:47
Forever 03:42


"I enter into a dreamlike state the quality of which is like a theater in which I'm watching the creation of the whole drama of the reality of the human dimension as well as the five other dimensions of existence.

"Suddenly, I realize where I am. I look around and see my former selves all absorbed in the drama that's going on in front of them. I decide to get up and leave before the drama catches me in its fascinating grip.

"As I walk out, I can't understand how I could have fallen into that trap again and become hypnotized and stupefied by an unconnected set of pictures, and moreover, how I could have come to believe that something was actually happening to me -- not only believe it, but also feel the sensations in myself as I identified with the action supposedly going on in the drama.

"I now realize with sudden clarity of understanding that there is no sequence of events making up the time track and that the apparency of time is simply a random connection of pictures and sounds associated by significance to each other which only makes sense from the dream existence, but the real awakening is still far before me."

-- An excerpt from "The Six Dimensions" by E.J. Gold, The American Book of the Dead


released August 5, 2021

All music © 1984 E.J.Gold (BMI)
Published by Union Label Music
Produced by E.J. Gold
Recorded at Heavenly Studio
Remixed at Moon Studio
Engineered by David Houston
Mastered for CD by Oz Fritz
Recording artists:
E.J. Gold — the Hi-Tech Shaman
Menlo Macfarlane on percussion, pennywhistle, pan-pipes
Cover painting by Anna Flatten
©1998 Cloister Recordings
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FAXL is composed of core members E.J. Gold, Robbert Trice, Nancy Burns, Claude Needham, Iven Lourie, Tabatha Jones, Jim Rodney, and anyone else that happens to find their way on stage. When their tour brings them through Grass Valley, you might see HuDost join in.

FAXL is rapidly developing their own unique sound -- influenced by blues, folk, world, rock, classical, and jazz.
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