JUDEO-CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM IN THE DREAMFLIGHT TRILOGY

Copyright in 1986 by Herb Ernst / All Rights Reserved

Occasionally someone asks me if the Bible has played a role in my music.  The answer is yes, my music is replete with Biblical references, including (but not necessarily limited to) the following songs and the corresponding event, symbol, reference, inspiration, quote or concept:

 

SONG TITLE

 

 

BIBLICAL INSPIRATION

 

 

From Dreamflight:

 

 

  1.  "Awakening Stars"

The Star of Bethlehem

  2.  "Candlelighting”

The Christ Child in the manger

  3.  "Sea Quest"

The Sea of Galilee

  4.  "Liquid Indigo"

Christ’s calming the turbulent waters

  5.  "Celestial Descent"

Moses descending Mount Sinai

  6.  "Celestial Ascent"

Prayer; touching the Kingdom of God

  7.  "Voyage into Silence"

“The Kingdom of Heaven is within.”

 

 

From Dreamflight II:

 

 

  1.  “Gaia’s Song”

The Garden of Eden

  2.  “Galaxy Delight”

“A great wonder appeared in Heaven:  Behold!  A Woman clothed with the sun, with the moon at her feet, and on her head – a crown of twelve stars!” [Revelation]

  3.  “The Crystal Forest”

“Be like the lilies of the field.”

  4.  “Ancient Castles, Secret Mists”

Christ’s personal struggle in the Garden of Gethsemane (“Take this cup from Me.”)

  5.  “The Light of Forever”

Christ’s overcoming the fear of the Trial and Crucifixion; “Lo, I will be with you always…”

  6.  “Midnight Ocean Reflections”

“I will make you fishers of men.”

  7.  “Silver Aura”

Angels’ Halos; Christ’s Transfiguration

  8.  “The Healing”

Christ’s Healing Power

  9.  “Reverence” (a.k.a. “Shannon’s Song”)

The “Peace that passeth understanding”

 

 

From Dreamflight III:

 

 

  1.  “The Enchanted Dance”

The Joy of Life in God’s Love

  2.  “Crystal Echoes”

The innocence and purity of Mother Mary

  3.  “Prima Materia”

The Joy of God’s Creation

  4.  “Song of the Rose”

Christ’s overcoming the "devil’s temptation"

  5.  “Ascension”

Christ’s Ascension

  6.  “The Freedom of Forgiveness”

“Forgive them, Father -- they know not what they do.”

  7.  “Shimmering Wings”

A flight of Heavenly Hosts; Angels

  8.  “The Monastery”

The Essenes; the Catacombs beneath Rome

  9.  “Song of the Soul”

 

The Truth of the Inner, or Higher, Self

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