Through the Desert

by Kerala

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released October 4, 2013

Produced, written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kerala

Guitar, Vocals: Jorrel Biedermann
Bass, Vocals: Brendan Campbell

Vocals recorded at Make-Out Point
Guitars and bass recorded at Die Bubenhaus and at 54th St Studio

Special thanks to Max Ley, Miles Chic, Sean Lucky, Greg the drummer, Sam MacDonald, and all the roommates ever for putting up with the noise.

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Kerala Vancouver, British Columbia

Singularity
Enochian magick; divinations
Illusion; reflection
Actualizing imminent objective perception
Thrust back by the warrior saint
Paradoxical intent
The altar of mind
Optics disabled
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Track Name: Origins
Constructed of chains; imitations of itself
Floating in void; possessing no wealth
Eternity passes, it reveals its creed
And upon the world, it absolves the need

Who does it really want to be
And does it care
Is it trying to feel complete
Or unaware

Is it looking for a release
Or tribulation
Does it want to invoke the peace
And bring salvation

Density infinite
Breakdown of general relativity
Singularity
The planck epoch, origin
Quantum effects in control

Cosmic inflation
Exponential growth
Creation and destruction
In plasma, paradox

One minus one
A power of zero
Opposite values
Contradiction

B violation
Symmetry violation
Thermal equilibrium
Baryogenesis

Seventeen minutes of primordial
Nucleosynthesis encompasses all
Seven to one; the ratio stays
Abundance of energy, deuterium destroyed

Hundreds of thousands of years pass by
Electrons and nuclei form new atoms
The force of gravity takes it's hold
Swirling clouds of gas growing dense

Stars are formed
Space is warmed
The stage is set
For life to grow

Constructed of chains; imitations of itself
Floating in void; possessing no wealth
Eternity passes, it reveals its creed
And upon the world, it absolves the need
Track Name: Golden Dawn
Initiation
No Sephirah on the Tree
Meditation
I cannot wait to be set free

Exalted to Zelator
The one and the ten; end of probation
Contemplate Earth through Trithemius lore
The veiled esoteric, mystical lesson

Fire, water, and air
Balance the opposing forces
Unification of mind, body, and soul
The golden sun will rise

Enter the Portal
The invisible, transitional grade
Assented by The Circle
The knowledge of Spirit conveyed

Adeptus
Exemptus
Ruby Rose
Cross of Gold

Astral traveling
Adopt celestial form

Enochian Magic
Divinations

Implement thaumaturgic prowess
Ceremonial rituals
Consecrate crafted instrument
Wield with specific precision

(Initiation)
To the Third
(Meditation)
Order

Initiation
No Sephirah on the Tree
Meditation
I cannot wait to be set free
Track Name: Mirage
Illusion; Reflection
We journey through the desert

This sensory experience: Conceivably unsound
Do I wander a dreamland? Deceived by a perverse divinity?

My eyes behold the sun
Searing sand scorches skin
Taste of blood from cracked lips
The fragrance of hashish
On whispers of the wind

Questioning the validity
Are these dreams or reality?
The boundary lies in mystery
Is logical validity
Creation or reality?
Malicious divine mystery?

This sensory experience: Conceivably unsound
Do I wander a dreamland? Deceived by a perverse divinity?

Open your eyes
Realize
Sophia’s Taj
Is a mirage

If I think, then I am
Track Name: Sphaerics
Perfect heavenly bodies in the sky
Imperfect circles, a preordained path
Forcing the mind to ascend
To the astral realm

Abstraction liberates one’s self
Actualizing imminent objective perception
To fathom the flawless
Is futile

Spherical matter
Intricate traceries in absence
Orb

Perfect orbit
Identified as erroneous
Elemental
Parts of the physical world
Cannot exist
In an immaculate form

Forcing the mind to rise to astral realms

Free your mind
From subjective thought
Absolve your disposition

To see the stars
Seekers of truth
Depend upon
Cloudless skies
Track Name: Sarpa Kavu
Drawn into existence from the Arabian Sea
Thrust back by the warrior saint
Bequeathed upon the second class
The Sacred Grove of the Snakes

Sarpa Kavu

Garden of Snakes
The dwelling of sinners
Decimators of dynasties
Discerned as inhospitable
The presence of coiled beasts
Track Name: The Return of the Philosopher King to the Cave of the Unenlightened Ones
We dwell under this cavern's roof
Believing in shadows
Dancing forms cast upon the wall
Are all we've known

Chained to this fleeting reality
Consumed by illusion
Paradoxical intent
Under this cavern's roof

Why is there a
Light, the origin of lore
Inside; expected to accept
The fountain of propaganda
Cave, the mouth of ignorance

Break free from the chains
Weak limbed; atrophy
Move through will alone
Into the esoteric realm

Leave behind the world of
Becoming and passing away
Enter into the domain where
Truth and reality shine resplendent
The cool sand underfoot
Jerusalem pine; a lurching beast
An endless sky laced with diamonds
Suspended in space; reflective satellite

Return to the cave
Of the unenlightened ones
The truth seen as lies
Overlooked as corruption
Forsake the believers of shadows
Under this cavern’s roof
Track Name: Death Posture
Close my eyes, ego dies
Hold my breath, activate death

The instinct, it beckons, but to my will it's second
My mind is now frantic as my eyes search the blackness

Close my eyes, ego dies
Hold my breath, activate death

Gnosis to inhibit my conscious mind
Trance is induced to make my Self blind
Blood pounding through my head
Mustn't give in to the will to live

Death of all thought is the intent
Temporarily dissolve my self awareness
To pass the censor, implant a thought:
A sigil of a word that I don't comprehend

Close my eyes, ego dies
Hold my breath, activate death

To enter the temple,
The altar of mind
Get past the guardian,
Straight into the core
With glyph in hand, I
Make way to the shrine
Placing the symbol
In the base of my mind

Mustn't give in to the while to live
Track Name: Pyramid of Darkness
A vision of Earth
Smothered in darkness
Blocking the sun
From the eyes of the masses
Optics disabled
Instinctual fear
A need to escape
This tomb for the mind

Presented with the God’s view of reality…
And we believed it

Despair, horror, dread, terror
Illogical impulse independent of reason

A vision of Earth
Smothered in darkness
Blocking the sun
From the eyes of the masses
Optics disabled
Instinctual fear
A need to escape
This tomb for the mind