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The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 4 : Machine Messiah





Chapter 4 : Machine Messiah



The central character of the fourth instalment of the Threshold Bookcast is none other than the Chancellor of the Ovelian Federation himself, Richard Ramsay.



As we join him in a conference room of the First Cruiser of the Federal Fleet, we find the experienced politician in deep…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 16, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 3 : Togetherness





Chapter 3 : Togetherness



The third chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World, » revolves around Aeira, a high profile soothsayer, often derided as a celebrity astrologer by her detractors.



As the narrative begins, the prophetess is enjoying post dinner conversations with three of her closest friends.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 11, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 2 : Going For The One





Chapter 2 : Going For The One



In « Going For The One, » we meet Jake Harvey, one of the key political players of the era, and members of his entourage.



At the beginning of the chapter, the former businessman is settling in his executive suite for a determining weekend in Triton Aeolus.…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 1, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Introduction & Chapter I – Homeworld





The Bookcast



I was more than surprised this morning when I googled the terms “bookcast” and “bookcasting.” I had imagined that what I was expecting to see in the results would have been common practice in this day and age, and yet I actually saw very little of what I had in mind. Moreover, I couldn't find entries for the words in Wikipedia, nor in the Wiktionary. In fact, this is the best definition I…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 23, 2012 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Perseverance



Goldfish Pulling a Snail Cart » by James Pollock)



« Perseverance » is the fourth of the series of segues composed to join the tracks of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 12, 2012 at 6:13pm — 2 Comments

Essay : On the Meaning of Sin

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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 5, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Understanding



Detail of a poster for the International Hygiene Exhibition 1911 in Dresden » by Franz von Stuck)



« Understanding » is the third segue in the series that I have written…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on January 21, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Angel on the Threshold



Holzfigur Engelchen auf Halbmond » by 4028mdk09)…







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Added by Christopher Stewart on December 25, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Vigilance



Lebenslauf » by Adi Holzer)





« Vigilance » is the second of a series of short segues that I have composed in order to combine already existing pieces into one larger, continuous whole.



Each of the segues highlights a…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on November 20, 2011 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Essay : On Desire



Photo of the magnetic field of two bar magnets with like poles close together » by Alexander Wilmer Duff)





In Buddhist culture, there exists the core notion of the three poisons, which are considered to be the cause of all sufferings.



In English, the poisons are generally…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 17, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

Purposefulness



Dance Of Fire » by SarThePhotographer)







« Purposefulness » is the first of a series of short segues that I have put together in the hopes of joining existing compositions into one continuous piece of music.



In order to preserve the surprise, I won't…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 12, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

Procession (Juggernaut part 3 - revisited)



Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India » by James Fergusson)





The third part of « Juggernaut, » entitled « Procession, » evokes the arrival of the crushing force before it unleashes into a frenzy of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 4, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

On Individualistic Spirituality

In my opinion, on some social networks there appears to be a tendency to avoid challenges altogether in order to protect beliefs.



The rationale seems to be that the intent of the challengers is merely to « make wrong, » and that those who challenge are just not « confident in their own beliefs. »



But what then if the intent is not to « make wrong » ? What if the intent is to shed a different light ? What if the prompting comes from the heart and not the ego ? What if the… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2011 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Integration (The Chrome Lake part 7 - revisited)



(Based on « 4D virtual 3x3x3x3 sequential move puzzle, scrambled » by SpinningSpark)





« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »



This instrumental section starts…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 22, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Steamroller (Juggernaut part 4 - revisited)



Wilesco D36 steamroller » by Morn)





« Steamroller » is the fourth chapter of « Juggernaut. » In the storyline of the suite, it represents the apex of pain, and the metanoia.



The instrumental is one of the most busy pieces of music that I’ve written up to now, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 17, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Introspection II (The Chrome Lake part 5)



(« Introspection II » by Christopher Stewart)





« Introspection II » is the fifth section, and second with vocals, of « The Chrome Lake. »



The chapter is an almost-but-not-identical twin to « Introspection I. » And again, the subject matter is pretty much self-explanatory.



Here are the lyrics :



I see you…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 11, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

Surface (The Dam part 6 - revisited)



Surface Tension » by darkmatter)





In « Surface, » the sixth chapter of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is gradually returning to activity after having transformed into who they feel like being. Ultimately, they reach the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 7, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

Introspection I (The Chrome Lake part 3)



(« Introspection » by Alberto Baumann)







« Introspection I » is the third part of « The Chrome Lake, » and its first section with vocals.



As implied by the title, the piece is about looking into oneself. More precisely, it speaks of having the courage to look…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 23, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

Satori : A Momentary Flash of Enlightenment



Emanation of light » by Limonc)



Back in 1998, I underwent a very peculiar experience, indeed, thus far at least, a once-in-a-lifetime event, which opened many doors for me and confirmed some of the directions I had previously chosen.



In time, I came to consider this occurrence as an instance of satori, a sudden…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 10, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Portrait : Everyday Was The Same



Glass of Beer and Playing Cards » by Juan Gris)





everyday was the same

but she wouldn't notice

oblivious to the game

that had become practice



well, many times she had

but she couldn't stand it

it always felt so bad

better to deny it



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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 6, 2011 at 6:02am — No Comments

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