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The primary intention
of a pilgrim's visit to a pilgrimage site is to receive the darshan of
the deity resident in the temple's inner sanctum or open-air shrine. The
word darshan, difficult to translate into English, generally means the
pilgrim's having a sight and/or experience of the deity. Hindus believe
that the deity is actually manifest in the image, statue, or icon of the
temple. To receive the darshan of the deity is to have a spiritual communion
with it. The image of the deity may either be an iconic, or representational,
image that bears some resemblance to its mythic subject, or an aniconic
form that merely symbolizes the deity. In a large number of celebrated
shrines in India no beautiful statues of the gods and goddesses are found,
but only aniconic blocks of stone or stumps of wood. This tradition
of aniconic images derives from the rural folk religions of ancient India
and bears witness to the great antiquity of the sanctity of certain places.
The shrine in its initial phase may have been only a crude little hut covering
a stone that both represented and contained some spirit of the natural
world. As millennia passed and the small rural village grew slowly into
a larger and larger town, both the myths concerning the stone and the shrine
surrounding that stone were richly elaborated. It is therefore important
when studying or visiting the often monumental pilgrimage shrines of India
to remember that they had their architectural genesis in the simple nature-sanctuaries
of the pre-Aryan rural folk, and that they had their mythological genesis
in an ancient peoples' felt experience of the varied characteristics or
qualities of the earth spirit resident at a particular place.
members: Grant Collins, Mark Robinson
Darshan's studio is near Stonehenge.
It was used to produce house - track _Give Me_ on Ouch! records in (1993)
release _Mind Merge MP3/Ephemeral_
sample in _Mind Merge_:
"Telepathy is not mind reading. It is a direct link between two nervous
systems separated by some space. I want you to make a link between
your brain and his heart. I want your brain...to make his heart...beat
faster." - from the film _Scanners_
on Flying Rhino
on Flying Rhino (1999)
_Speed Freak_ MP3
_Excursion_ MP3 (160k)
_Phased Transition_ MP3
sample: "I can feel the LSD
floating through my entire body, streaming through every pore. All of my
most sensitive areas were in flames, my extremities pulsating
in tingling sensation. It was a fantastic and exhilarating sensation that
would open new worlds for me. An exciting experience I would never forget.
I was suddenly aware of every small detail in the room. I began to float
up and away from my body."
that sample is also used
on the track _Floating Dub_ by The Dub Specialists off of _Dub To
Dub Loop To Loop Vol.3_
_Irrelevant Elephant_ MP3
_Og_ MP3 (160k)
Blip_ MP3 (vK)
_Awakening_ 12" x3
_Awaken_ MP3 (160k)
Probe_ MP3 (160k)
_Anja_ MP3 (160k)
_E.C.G._ MP3 (160k)
_Electroplasm_ MP3 (160k)
track _Harnessing Chaos_
track _Black Magic_
off of _Black Rhino_ 12"x3
on Flying Rhino (1997)
samples - from the film
"This is life. It is a piece
of somebody's life. It is pure, uncut, straight from the cerebral cortex.
I mean, you are there you are doing it, you are seeing it, you are hearing
it. You are feeling it."
"What kind of things, exactly?"
"Exactly anything. It is
whatever you want, whoever you want to be."
"That sounds good"
"See, I can get you what you
want. I can, I can get you anything, you just have to talk to me, you have
to trust me, You can trust me 'cause I'm your priest, I'm your shrink,
I'm your main connection to the switchboard of the soul. I'm the magic
man... Santa Claus of the subconscious."
track _Energy Trace_ off of _Zep
Tepi_ compilation CD on Chaos Unlimited
off of _Airborn_ compilation 12"x3
on Flying Rhino
sample: "Late at night, my mind
would come alive, with voices and stories I gave myself up to, longing
track _Spectra_ MP3
off of _Time
- Re: Evolution
2_ compilation CDx3 on Flying
track _The Beast_ MP3
off of _Turbulence_ compilation CD
on Flying Rhino (1998)
samples: "to her, it simply
is, another child... to us, it is the beast..."; "y'all mind hanging back?
you're jamming my frequencies...."
spoken by Zelda Rubenstein (as Tangina the psychic) from the film _Poltergeist_
track _Open The Sky (Darshan Remix)_ by Transparent
on Dragonfly (2002)
604 track _Darshannon_ by Celtic
Cross off of _Hicksville_ CD