D.S. Lionfire Bio

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It was during this time,

at the age of 15,
summer of 67, having played in
numerous, fledgling high school bands ...

“The Illusions”... “The Sounds of Time”,
The Mod Rocs” ,
that he began writing his first, (unfinished)
blues song opera,

" Blues Rhapsody in the Tradgedy of E minor ..."

only to find out from his
close musician friend, “Bill Bailey”

that some cat from the“Who”???

(a mister Peter Townshend)..

in the wonderlandic "PennyLanes" of Jolly Ole England,

had already consumated the
rock opera concept,

...quite convincingly....

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( A Dilemma...

but not tooo... serious,

in the scheme...of deciding the

prodigal propensities...

of concrete awareness,

VS.

the translucent possibilities

of placing awareness on a "magic

carpet ride" ...

back toward's the threshold of a

Divine Creator's

compassionate vision

for all it's creatures....

 

and he ventured forth

towards the the ONE in the All....

towards ..IAM 's .. infinite

kaliedoscope

of ideas, colors, presences, and arabesques of love... )

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It was at this time

at age 22

after reading the masterworks of

Meher Baba ...

"The Discourses", and

"God Speaks"

( Which the spiritual scholar, W. Evans-Wentz .... ie. (("The Tibetan Book of The Dead", with Carl Jung's famous introduction)), referred to as the most comprehensive (paraphrasing from memory ) elucidation of "consciousness" that he has ever read, from any time of history... past or present...)

... that D.S. Lionfire wrote, completed, and recorded his second rock opera

called,

"Christangelis .... a Spiritual Fantasy"

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Upon ariving back from his pilgrimage in India,

he soon moved to New York City,

and met his second wife ...

Parvana

( Patti Eslinger )

an aspirant of Meher Baba and mystical painter...

(He had at the age of 18 married his teenage sweetheart ...

Miss Pamela Wickham...

of whom were brought forth his two beloved sons ...

Joshua Dylan Stalker

and

Abraham Matthew Stalker

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He and his second wife, had a

fruitful marriage for many years ...

... and to them was born their

beloved daughter...

Sarah Mikaela Stalker

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D.S. Lionfire...

composer, bard poet, and painter,

has been writing and singing songs

for the past 41 years...
(1952 - L x L' ... G's infinite beauty)

Transfixed...& al'hurieled...
by the piercing, jingle / jangling
lyricism of ... Dylan ...

and the
illuminated, dancing,

cherubic melodies of
the Beatles .......

he lived his early musical years
in an...

“innocente dream phantastique”...
...inwardly consumed
by the magic and power
inherent in words and music.

He spent his teenage years
swooned to the street prowness,
and blistering coolness,
of Motown...

the kaleidoscopic, crown jeweled,
Canterbury wanderings
of the British Invasion..
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and then... on to
the psychedelic, acid toned, anarchic war crys
of the flower children
revoluting...and metamorphosizing
the held breath of... San Francisco...

...lead on... and warriored forth...
by the fire stringed,
chariot melodies,
of a Hendrix...

only... then, to be misted and lifted up,
on butterflyed West Winds

to the pastoral promises... and
transcendental possibilities,
of "Woodstock's"

tender, Eden embraces...


Avatar Meher Baba

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It was this quietly emerging fire...

that gradually led him at the age of 20,

to the inner aquaintance...

of his Spiritual Torchbearer.....

and Master...

the Silent One ... ( again arrived)

the Ancient One (again forgotten)

"Avatar Meher Baba"

The crucible struggle

of finding Divine Love & Oneness...

beckoned at his doorstep again...

in new earnestness ...

and through the fiery inner presence of his new beloved "Friend"...

(Kabir)

the world of physical reality, began melting down...and then,

burning down around him ...

as he sought a sea and sky of inner perception,

beyond the scathing blandness and shallow fragrance ...of illusive

Dancing Time...

and the shadow forms of it's

hypnotic intrigue...

And a Mortal / Divine romance blossumed

in ever greater ferocity

within him ...

with the sun-blazened and howling winds, ever calling ...

at his doorstep .......

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This work focused on the soul's transcending of the

fabric and fulcrum's...of the mortal coils, and the emergence of a "jhourney"

through the mystical heavens of sublime perception ....

back to

the Blessed Creator's Feet.....

(using archetypal-fantasy characters, to portray the journey of the "Pilgrim" ... on the seven planes of inner existence .... ie.

Aliminder... Thornstone ...Dilini ....

Bullbird ... Whoheis ... and Nultron... and I AM .......)

 

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After completing this writng in Boston

and desperately phoenixing

himself from a love affair with

"Catherine of Cambridge",

he embarked on a spiritual pilgimage

to the tomb of

Meher Baba

in India ... via an overland sojourn through Europe

and the Middle East,

visiting places of spiritual significance ...

& mystical, phantasmagorphic

Jubliation ...

(See "Hx of the writing of Jerusalem A Symphonic Saga")

 

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It was also during this time,
while reading...
Emerson...

(Ralph Waldo),

The Transcendental...

The Great American Sage Poet...


that he embraced the
the conception.... of the

“Oversoul”...

God's Omnipresence...

in and amidst us...

...forthwith... and familiar...

unneeding of introduction...

unproclamated by religious delineations...or doctrinations...

too present...

and Zen-like... & in front of our eyes...

to dispute, with labyrinth metaphors of rational prosimilation & cherished hallucination...

and at this point...

he became aquainted

with the... God ... he knew...

and danced with each morning ...and each evening... and night...

somewhere down... deep down, inside...

and there quaked inside him, an incalcuable curiousity...

which began the

pacings...

of the fragile, inner golden landscapes... of a spiritual awakening...

and in

his "Poetic Imagination" (Blake)

there began a "Wondering" if.......

an "apple"

were simply...

...a "round, red fruit",

 

or if it was ...perhaps...?

" A blazing sweetness of

crimson roundness...

honeyed and succulent in

it's blushing hues..."

 

 

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A few years later ... and mortal wounds,

cut deeper -*-*-*- than pleasantly anticipated,on the mortal stages,of kundalinic, karmonic,

undulations....

he wrote and completed his third rock opera, called ...

"The Thousand Stars of Mavu"

which portrays the Christ / Prophet / Messiah figure, in a sublime realm ... bequesting

The Father,

Allah, Yehweh, Brahma ...

to be allowed to descend into the mortal world,

to awaken and and lift and guide Mankind,

back to the eternal state of

True Being .......

The Father reluctantly allows the Son's decension... and the story depicts

the Son's rejection

by most of those He wished to lift from the cherished dreams

of seperateness... and otherness ...

but goes on to portray the gradual courage and willingness

of those who begin to see the hollowness... of the

trinket treasure's ...

that Man so diligently

devotes his passion's too ...

in the mayavic ...

Yin & Yang gardens ...

of Creation ...

and they are inspired through the dissolution ...

of their own lead and golden chains...

back into the

Presence and Oneness of God.

 

 

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It was in 1981, in NYC, that he began writing

"Jerusalem A Symphonic Saga"...

which he continued writing in intermittant phases, for the next 20 years.

Also during this time, he became a Regisrtered Nurse,

an Art Therapist,

and designed and created the stonework, with the help of his two sons...

of a stone and cedar house near Kingston, New York

which was called "Meher Leela".

( To be continued ...)