Jerusalem

A Symphonic Saga

 

by D. S. Lionfire

 

" A mystikal

psychoanalysis,

of the veils between

Mortal and Divine Love ......."

 

A Rock Opera in 7 Colors

Synopsis

Jeruslem A Symphonic Saga”, is a seven act, eclectic rock opera with musical influences from the realms of ... rock, classical, folk, jazz, Mid-Eastern, and Indian music.

It’s a spiritual allegory... inspired by the mystical love poetry of Kabir, Rumi, and Hafiz,in which the heroine character, “Jerusalem”... is symbolic of the earthly city ... “Jerusalem” ... with it’s spiraling history of mortal and divine struggles,while simultaneously...
it portrays the visionary idea of , “the New Jerusalem”... in which "Jerusalem", radiates the soul’s inner, consciously awakened...heavenly transformation back into...the Eternal Oneness ... of the "I AM" reality.

The metaphor is ...

"Jerusalem", is presented as a woman having three suitors .... representing the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They all lay claims to her exclusive love and attentions ... as she endeavors to bring them to the understanding that...

the Creator has brought her forth... for the love... and upliftment of all...and none can lay sole claim... to her embraces.

The work, originally written for the stage, was created over a period of 20 years.... eventually growing ( through more complex characterizations and multilayered resonances of meaning)... into a work to be of 7 Parts/Acts, in it's completed version. (A two and a half hour version distilled for the stage, will hopefully arise one day, from the larger work.)
The first 4 Parts/Acts... tell the narrative story of the earthly journey of Jerusalem and it's leading characters...

It portrays some of the myriad....... historical... psychological...cutural... gender related... and religious... paradigms of the characters...

and the process they must go through, in percieving and transcending, the self-limiting identifications... of the outer "husks" of the Path... that they may tread... the inner fragrances...in the betrothal of the illumined radiances... that will carry them back ...to the thresholds of the Divine.......

The final three Parts/Acts... seek to evoke the spiritual ascension, through the heavenly realms and kingdoms... where the characters must shed the remaining outer husks and masquerades of the mortal world...as they still... must struggle to transcend the archtypical adornments and allurements of Spirit... that they may stand...

Naked and Whole... beatified and triumphant before the...

Creator’s Holy Feet and Throne...

before wedlocking... into the Oneness....

of the Eternal... Divine.......


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