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Playlist: Book of the Mystery

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While six of the Cosmic History Chronicles were completed with little or no media exposure, for Volume 3, Book of the Mystery, all forms of art and music were explored. Predominant at this time was rock and roll, particularly of the 1960s and 1970s.

Rock and roll was the art form that emerged just after the first atomic bombs were exploded. During this time people were fearful as the governments were testing hydrogen bombs to see how far out in space they could go. As a result many messages in the music of this time had to do with freedom, peace, other worlds and the search for a paradise lost. 

Book of the Mystery states:

The impact of this potential catastrophic world destruction – Ragnarok – was the backdrop of the rise of rock and roll; this is what brought about the burning urgency communicated through the music, arousing lost planet analphs. These lost planet analphs consciously or unconsciously tapped specific memories. Was there a world we destroyed before? Where did this happen? Are we doing this again? How are we going to break out of this?   

Or as Jim Morrison succinctly summed up his mission:

I offer images – I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached … but we can only open the doors, we can’t drag people through. I can’t free them unless they want to be free … A person has to be willing to give up everything – not just wealth. All the bullshit that he’s been taught – all of society’s brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren’t willing to do that.

The following is a list of some of the songs that influenced the making of the Book of the Mystery.

  1. Break on Through (Doors)
  2. Space Oddity (David Bowie)
  3. 2000 Light Years from Home (Rolling Stones)
  4. Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
  5. A Hard Rain’s A'Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan)
  6. All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix's Bob Dylan cover)
  7. Cortez the Killer (Neil Young)
  8. Universal Soldier (Donovan)
  9. Bring on the Lucie (Freeda Peeple) (John Lennon)
  10. Oh You Pretty Things (David Bowie)
  11. Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of a New Day) (Jethro Tull)
  12. Children of the Revolution (T-Rex)
  13. Mind Games (John Lennon)
  14. Third Stone from the Sun (Jimi Hendrix)
  15. Deja Vu (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)
  16. Woodstock (Joni Mitchell)
  17. Ripple (Grateful Dead)
  18. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Pink Floyd)
  19. Battle of Evermore (Led Zeppelin)
  20. Tomorrow Never Knows (Beatles)
  21. Spaceball Ricochet (T-Rex)
  22. Starman (David Bowie)
  23. Atlantis (Donovan)
  24. When the Ship Comes In (Bob Dylan)
  25. Helpless (Neil Young)
  26. Revolution (Beatles)
  27. Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
  28. After the Goldrush (Neil Young)
  29. Memory of a Free Festival (David Bowie)
  30. Chapter 24 (Pink Floyd)
  31. Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
  32. Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
  33. This Word is Om (Moody Blues)

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