The Ceremony (Icaros)

by cee reality

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This song was inspired by two brothers i met through ayahuasca ceremony, Nadeem and Anthos. Sampled their amazing guitar and singing and flipped it into this hip hop ode to Abuela, grandmother, the mother of the mother of the plants, the vine of the dead, my greatest teacher, Ayahuasca.

This year marks 10 years from my first experience with the plant medicine, an experience which changed my life. Forever grateful to the Amazon and all the lessons learned in her healing embrace. In the time since Ayahuasca has flourished around the world, with good and bad effects. The healing power of the medicine is incredible, but in our commodified western world it seems to have become another experience to purchase, with legions of new age hippies flocking to the south to experience something of real value. I don't begrudge the search for truth, but a hard look at the craving for spiritual experience is important, as well as respect for the indigenous peoples who share this medicine with the world and their lands and customs.

There isn't easy answers, but the love and healing that i witnessed forever has changed me. I'm forever thankful to the plant teachers, Pacha Mama, and all my relations i share this journey with

lyrics

Cuidando la naturaleza siempre
Nosotros y nuestros hijos
Ayahuasca nos enseña amar a la naturaleza
Puede ver la espiritualidad de la tierra
Para Ver a Pacha Mama

(Defending nature, always
Us and our children
Ayahuasca teaches us love for nature
To see the spirit of the land
To see Mother Earth)

Nadeem:
Where are you now? Darling
There's some powerful healing taking place
We are all around you
Your brothers and sisters are holding space

Cee:
I'm on the precipice inside the recipe
I taste her chemistry dimethyltryptamine
Inside my mind i sketch the nature of reality
From an atom to the galaxy I'm presently
In the presence of this profound essence
From the ground to the heavens i'm absorbing all her lessons
Impressing the impression despite the suffering and the stresses
This life is a gift every day i count my blessings
Each second my heart beats inside my chest n
Connecting my mind to the rhythm of my breath n
Reception of the energy clearing my perception
The vine goes inside and answers all my questions
I'm wrestling with past my body trembles and
Look the pain in the eye give a full confession and
Abuela's welcoming a love without conditions and
Cleansing my soul with the healing of her visions and

Nadeem:
Where are you now? Darling
There's some powerful healing taking place
We are all around you
Your brothers and sisters are holding space


Grandmother, mother of the mother of the plants
We sing your songs to your rhythm we dance
Salud buena pìnta the medicine has
The power of the cosmos an ocean so vast
Infinite intimate sacred geometry intricate
Feel her presence coming so imminent
Return to a child's mind so innocent
Return to the trauma to the past incident
The body the instrument the temple's in the ligaments
Spirit mind and body together is the synthesis
Her love unlimited touching each participant
Giving us wisdom freeing from imprisonment
Nothing more significant the words cant articulate
Her beauty so magnificent harmonize the dissonance
There's no equivalent I walk the path in increments
Holding her lessons until my last instant when


Nadeem:
Where are you now? Darling
There's some powerful healing taking place
We are all around you
Your brothers and sisters are holding space


The waking world and the world of the dream become one
Ayahuasca nos enseña amar a toda una cosmo
(Ayahuasca teaches us love for the entire universe)
What the psychedelics do is they dissolve boundaries they dissolve the illusion of separateness

credits

released January 13, 2017
Produced by cee.reality
Original song by Nadeem Philip and Anthos Apollonios
Samples from the awesome doc on Ayahuasca "Shamans of the Amazon (www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbs9mVtHIYQ)

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