The music on this CD tells about the eight seasonal festivals of the Celts, all together they make the Celtic Wheel of the Year. This wheel is used by many paganistic-groups in the world as a natural calendar to remind themselves to celebrate sacredness of life at least eight times a year.
Since I learned that these spokes of the Wheel of the Year can be used as interesting metaphors to make sense of the phases in the personal human lifecycle, I called this CD Wheel of Life, and added some musical pieces about the journey of my own life to it.
This CD is dedicated to all the people that I love dearly.
I carry deep feelings of thankfulness towards my very beloved family: Peet, Duir and Senna, thank you so much for loving me, and making me feel at home on planet Earth (not a very easy thing to accomplish :-D).
A thousand words of thank and love to my sisters; (Mar)Iëlle and Nyni; with your light in my life I am truly blessed.
Nyni special thanks for the fact that I can really share Everything with you, and that you still love me after such conversations/situation. Please come back and live around the corner once again!!! I miss you far to much…
Iëlle, you are so powerful, I really look up to you. To me you are my medicine woman, thank you for always looking after me and Duir. I decided not to include the ‘Imbolc snowflake version’ on this CD, but I dedicate the original ‘Imbolc’ to your lovely starchild daughter Isolde and hope it will inspire her to bring more of her star-wisdom to the Earth.
Loving gratitude I owe to my muse, who’s Being greatly influenced many creative aspects of me. Thank you for our unearthly love. Thank you for being my muse. Hope life treats you better from now on, and I hope I you grant me the honour to be part of it.
The piece ‘Rose Croix’ is composed for the grand master of the Dutch-speaking jurisdiction from the ‘Ancient Mystical Order of Rosae Crucis’. KJ, I will –as I always did- treasure our special and ancient friendship in the sanctum of my heart.
‘Beltane’ is dedicated to Michel, the only other person on Earth who can play this piece. (And for your birthday!!!)
Erik, we know each other in mysterious ways. Thank you for your true friendship, and for reminding me of our space-connection. Many thanks for you shaman-wisdom and your help with recording all the music-pieces in the best way possible.
Marco -who touched me-, can’t tell you enough how thankful I am for this fact and for helping me out with the layout. I’m just very lucky to have met you.
René… don’t speak. Just listen (and please take your rightful place in the Wheel of Life).
I’m sure some of the angelic-words I sing are some sort of secret codes that the lightbeings included especially for you.
Werner my brother, may the Goddes bless you with as much health and wealth as you can possibly think of. Your practical help with the websites, and your wise words and friendship are gifts that I will always treasure in my heart.
Tijn, thank you for the gift of having your enlightening presence in my life. For your eternal loving-kindness, and blemishless peaches . Just so grateful for you, have no words for it!
Last but not least; this CD is very much dedicated to my good friend and mentor Dennis (Merlin), who inspired me to walk the Old Path and thought me about the Celtic Year Wheel. I love you and I miss you.
Whilst recording this CD, the harp (the entity called Flora) was tuned in the natural ‘healing’ 432 Herz-frequency. This brings even more powerful and balancing qualities to the music (apart from the magic that harpmusic already radiates on it’s own).
There are many articles to be found on the internet about this subject and I really recommend you to read about it, when I first heard about it I was stunned and I expect you will be too!
‘Angels Speak’ is an exceptional piece on this CD, it’s recorded in the ‘common’ 440 Herz, but a very special piece of music to me. Because the first demo-CD was to short for my taste after having recorded all the other music, I just sat down in the studio embracing the harp and suddenly this wonderful tune came through. I never heard nor played it before, and it funny enough it was exactly 5 minutes- the extra time I wanted to add to the CD. I included the original ‘demo’-recording in to ‘Wheel of Life’, that’s why it sounds bit different then all the other pieces.
I know all my music is a gift from the Source, but this experience was really a miracle to me. Hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do
It is especially dedicated to my father, for it brought tears to his eyes the first time he listened to it. (I know you tried to hide them, but I saw them anyway and I love you for it, x.)
The language used in the songs is the Angelic language, I channel the words while singing, hope it makes sense to you… For a few of the songs I also made English lyrics, which –amongst all kinds of other information- are to be found on my websites, google me!
If you want to know more about the Wheel of Life; I wrote a book on this subject. It tells about the deep wisdom you can learn from finding metaphors between your personal life and the cycles of nature. At the time of this writing only available in Dutch, but who knows what life will bring…
This CD is for all my beloved friends, I can not mention all of you right now for it would make this booklet bible-sized, but I am very much aware of the fact that my life would be no good without you! Thanks and hugs, all of you have been very inspirational to me!
Recorded and mastered at SoundWaveStudio at Wijdenes Netherlands
Femke Bloem, 2012