Hey everyone, it’s time for another Music Monday! I felt inspired by recent philosophical thoughts of mine pertaining to the possible future of our world.
Though this year was full of important and memorable events for all, there seems to be something looming just over the metaphorical hilltop, which makes this one a seemingly insignificant year.
This track is what inspired me tonight, on the eve of this week’s Music Monday!
As per usual, I recommend listening to this track with headphones on, so you don’t disturb anyone around you or in the same room as you. I suppose you could categorize this music as “epic orchestral”: (Click me to listen to the live orchestral event!)
Warning, what you are about to read may be graphic in intensity. Moreover, this is just a summarized piece of a book I’m writing entitled “Mythos of Azernos.” Please read at your own discretion.
The inspiration behind this work-in-progress: Greek/Roman Mythology, current global affairs, and imagination as expansive as the universe itself:
A mythos as old as time itself, this is yet one which should never be told. Only during times of vast uncertainty and darkness does this tale make its presence known to our world.
This is a story of two mortal lovers separated by technological warfare; platoons of soldiers destined for death; a secret trio of two gods and a goddess moving in the guise of silence and darkness to attack at the perfect moment; and of the robotic dictator-like board of inhuman rulers who have the final say in the human lives they watch over.
Yet, this mythos is not just full of sorrow nor of gods and goddesses alone. It is not just a tale of the connection between the physical and spiritual world. Nor of hatred or of war, nor of the ever-impeding doom the humans face in their very existence. And it is not even a tale of desperation. No, this is one of much more.
During times of war, of famine and famish, and of widespread death – our physical world is torn between what is right and what is conquered. It faces the dilemma of choosing the value of human life over that of machination and automation.
And so….it begins.
The wicked machine lifelessly and unknowingly plots alongside the sinister human tacticians who rule over the lives of all who remain complacent with such twisted rules. Deception, Goddess of Intelligent Lies, directs these misguided intellects towards false destinies and deathly fates. She favors inquisitiveness and cleverness above all else, not saving even an ounce of sympathy for the fool-hearty or naive lover of life.
Opposing the Goddess of Intelligent Lies; is Honesty, Goddess of Naive Truth and Strength. She fights with a brave heart and protects any such mortal she deems worthy of a passionate battle. Honesty also holds the hands of all those who were lied to or left for Death‘s door. She, unlike Deception or Death, is one to give way towards forgiveness and happier days.
And as the war between the gods and goddesses in the spiritual world rages on, the physical world is yet one full of mortal misery and misfortune.
The wealthiest human beings, those belonging in the 1%, live in floating castle-like landscapes. Man-made structures which took centuries to build. Long ago, all humans were born onto the land they would eventually die on. But in this modern world, those who are fortunate enough can live their entire lives completely oblivious to the pains and ills of those below whose only wish is to live comfortably enough to enjoy life’s most basic blessings.
Of course, these so-called “wealthy” individuals are nothing more than forced slaves. Forced to exist against their wishes, for they were not born from other humans. They were born from technologies that replaced the role of man and woman.
With technology, humans can create human life without the presence of man or woman. They can create a false community full of lonely offspring with no parents to love them. Society’s rules are upside-down, favoring the old and forgetting the young. Putting importance on achieving immortality. Favoring those with ailing health and discarding those who are healthy and able-bodied. Favoring those who are silent and studious; and casting aside those who show even an inkling of creativity or sympathy. Indeed, this reality was brought upon due to the lack of love and affection the older humans received when they were young themselves.
Yet how could they grow up normally? They too had no parents themselves; they were also born from machines and automation, which replaced the otherwise natural paternal roles God had intended for humans to have as young offspring.
Favoring the fearful and hindering the bravest of souls, this reality has fractured the very equilibrium of human progression. Because truth be told, in this sickening reality, healthier human beings are seen as a liability. A threat to the very stability and structure of this intentionally weakened society. A reality that was calculatingly fostered about by the policymakers of this new world.
Yet far down-below, away from the strange oddities of the modern world, is a world plagued with other horrors. Natural nightmares.
Humans in the world below are savages and unintelligent to the ways of true science or mathematics. They are uncivilized and cruel. Taking whatever they so wish to and having no regard for their neighboring cities, villages, and tribes. But unlike their counterparts living high above in the material-like castles, these humans experience life as it should be.
These humans, down below in the midst of natural water and landscapes, may very well have a truer sense of community and a truer sense of love and affection. With the good also comes along the bad and the ugly.
Such hostility and brute force have overshadowed any sense of protection or safety. Either way, they live lives full of truth and risk.
But like everything else in life, change is inevitable.
Change whispers amongst those belonging to the natural world below.
Change, the Goddess of Opportunity and Prosperity, embraces the deceased old man who has starved to death. She comforts and warms the soul of the woman who is bleeding out as she gives birth to her only hope worth living for. Change wraps her delicate and understanding arms around the lost children of an ancient city down below; as they rummage through the piles of old technologies and resources worth scavenging for. She delights the young man and young woman who have each other in this otherwise cold and desolate world.
Change works alone.
Yet as day turns to night, Change sees her opposition clearly now.
As the sounds of discarded blasts and tainted gunfire ring out, War and Death have begun their onslaught on the humans down below. War, God of Discarded Life, and Death, Goddess of Tainted Souls, begin their ultimate campaign for ruination.
Yet Change is amongst those soldiers who are missing an arm, a leg, a soul, or a heart. She reminds them during their passage to eternal slumber that their life was yet one of great sacrifice. She reassures them that the future generations to come will prosper once again after this long and dreary drought of human stagnation is over.
Change hurriedly protects every man and woman whose life hangs in the very balance of Judgement now. For Change knows all-too-well that Judgment holds no bias.
For, unlike Change, War, Death, or any of the other gods and goddesses – Judgement speaks the final word on every matter.
Judgment is God of Ultimate Authority and Rule. He is the very leader of the gods and goddesses, watching closely on every action imaginable and exacting his powers upon those he deems evil beyond repair; or even those who are good beyond reason.
As the mortals and machines of the physical world fight for survival, and as this play of truth and lies wages on, the true beginning of this mythos yet unfolds on the most auspicious of days.
For a single mortal man and a single mortal woman have come together in union to exchange words that have long since been forgotten about in this world of devastation and death.
For Passion, God of Livelihood, and Love, Goddess of Faithfulness, has granted a rare gift upon their otherwise mortal baby, who is nearly ready to be birthed into existence.
Indeed, Passion and Love brought together these two brave and determined mortal souls to foster forward one such son who is at the center of this sprawling and epic tale of cheer and woe. A hero amongst the greatest of heroes. He will be one whose name shan’t be forgotten even through the passage of time itself. For his mythos, his very legacy; spans multiple tomes, crosses paths with many different lores and intersects with countless epics.
A son born of true love, born of real passion.
His heart and soul are brighter than any such star, than any raging flame or fire, and stronger than any man or machine. His life, infused with the sacred powers of a half-god, is one of an underdog story.
Forever in Your Debt,
Leon R.M. Auguste