Derelict (Lifeforce part 4)


The Sea of Ice » aka « Polar Sea, » aka « The Wreck of Hope » by Caspar David Friedrich)


« Derelict » is the fourth chapter of « Lifeforce » and is a completely instrumental section intended to evoke a dark, chaotic, threatening mood, and to suggest a painful descent.

In the storyline of the suite, the passage depicts the period when things start to go awry. Inspiration is ignored or resisted and activity slowly subsides. The goal is put aside, only for a while, but long enough for doubt to invade the process and destabilize it.

The first demo clip presents the transition from « Infused » to a first guitar solo which is intended to be angular and to convey awkwardness and difficulty.

The first part of the second demo clip presents what is intended as an accompaniment for the second guitar solo. The band's original lead guitarist (Louis Fiset) used to shine here with a very effective gut wrenching slide guitar solo that sadly very few people have had the privilege to hear thus far (but don't worry, I still have tapes). The ending of the section used to feature a distorted guitar playing a funerary melody, which has evolved with time and is now harmonized and arranged for two clarinets and a trumpet.

Hoping it's not such a day of dereliction for you, here's the associated poetry :

Defeated
Unwilling to go through
This door of innovation
Not knowing the courage
For more transformation

Disjointed
Unwilling to believe
This voice of intuition
Not knowing the virtue
Of its revelation

Defensive
Unwilling to concede
These proofs of divination
Not knowing the release
Of exoneration

Depleted
Unwilling to receive
This gift of inspiration
Not knowing the reward
Of the culmination

Delinquent
Unwilling to honour
These walls of limitation
Not knowing the insight
That they are instruction

Degraded
Unwilling to resist
This sweet song of temptation
Not knowing the setback
Stemming from transgression

Deflated
Unwilling to elude
This pull of gravitation
Not knowing the lightness
Of high elevation

Derelict
Unwilling to go on
This road of liberation
Not knowing the distance
From here to completion

As I reread the verses, I am reminded of this quote by Carl Gustav Jung :

The foundation of all mental illness is the unwillingness to experience legitimate suffering.

·
« Lifeforce » is the story of a personal catastrophe, an individual end of the world, beginning from a state of inspiration and hyperactivity, through doubt, destabilization, failure, consternation, collapse, and then on to relativisation, assessment, the return of hope, and renewal.
E-mail me when people leave their comments –

You need to be a member of Ashtar Command - Spiritual Community to add comments!

Join Ashtar Command - Spiritual Community

Copyright Policy: Always Include 30-50% of the source material and a link to the original article. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. If you believe that someone's work has been copied and posted on Ashtar Command in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please Contact Us and include the links to these pages and relevant info. 

Latest Activity

Richard L liked AlternateEarth's blog post An Etheric Copy Of This Chip Will Remain After Death; Swedes are getting implants in their hands to replace cash, credit cards
3 hours ago
Richard L liked rev.joshua skirvin's blog post The Great Evolution Is NOW ; Aurora Ray Ambassador of the Galactic Federation .
3 hours ago
Coralie posted a blog post
LIVE! International Tele-session -  August 13, 2022   9am (US/Las Vegas/Pacific Time)  $44  120 minReplay Available \This ‘Vril Power’ class will ignite the primal force within you (often known as Kundalini) and re-spark your energy; awakening a new…
11 hours ago
Drekx Omega replied to Drekx Omega's discussion The Soul of Mother Russia Resonates With The Incoming Aquarian Ray - Like Attracts Like
"Hehe...!! Thanks love, glad you enjoyed that story......Drekx x 😊"
13 hours ago
ET Hugger replied to Drekx Omega's discussion The Soul of Mother Russia Resonates With The Incoming Aquarian Ray - Like Attracts Like
"Of course I am now wildly speculating in which eras I may have lived and other soul rays as well.

I expect that the 7th ray may have been around when the temple cultures of Egypt, the Middle East and Greece were at their height.

I read many…"
13 hours ago
Drekx Omega left a comment on Comment Wall
"That crazy and woke state broadcaster in the UK, namely the BBC, is getting hysterical about our annual summer being HOT.......Which is, of course about promoting the armageddon they call; "climate emergency." 🙃

With red burning maps of the UK, and…"
13 hours ago
Drekx Omega replied to Drekx Omega's discussion The Soul of Mother Russia Resonates With The Incoming Aquarian Ray - Like Attracts Like
"Plato did write a fictional story, around 330 B.C. with a fictional character named "Critas." And in this story he includes information he had received from Solon, in Egypt, who told the story of a wonderous, though corrupted civilization, 9000…"
15 hours ago
𝒮𝒜𝒩 不滅 left a comment on Comment Wall
"Here is something funny. Unfortunately, this can only be found on German, but look at this, that I saw when I was a child and I was born in 1978.
Is this supposed to be a light ship?
A diamond?
https://youtu.be/0GVb1Qdm9cc"
16 hours ago
More…