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Temple Of The Heart

by Serpentine Arborvitae

Vocal enchantress Serpentine transports listeners with mid-eastern world rhythms, ambient electronics and shimmering harmonics into a world of magical feminine mystery and exotic beauty.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. My Body is My Cauldron
1:54 $0.99
2. The Magician
2:07 $0.99
3. Temple Of The Heart
4:38 $0.99
4. Baby Tantrica
3:44 $0.99
5. Silverbird
4:34 $0.99
6. Sex Is Holy
5:33 $0.99
7. Goddess Girl
3:54 $0.99
8. White Witch
4:07 $0.99
9. Dinosaur/We All Come From The Goddess
4:14 $0.99
10. Mikdashey Halev
4:34 $0.99
11. Woman Is The Medicine
3:16 $0.99
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Serpentine Arborvitae ~ " Temple of the Heart "

For anyone identifying with Earth-centered traditions or anyone who pursues an interest in the Divine Feminine, Temple of the Heart is a must for your collection. Serpentine's magical shamanic rites of sound aid to quench the yearning within each of us to reestablish our core with its purest innocence and also ultimate intelligence, for this is our Holy nature. This ingenious exploration of humanity, from the womb and through life experience, is a work of praise to the Goddess. As such it does not center around transcendent concepts, or escaping this Earthly plane, and instead is a celebration of the imminent experience of being human and especially as experienced by a woman.

The raw and base sounds that emanate from My Body is my Cauldron is a superb beginning to the quest of self that both female and male will adore, calling forth the Elemental Quarters and applying them; Earth as body, Air as Breath, Water as blood and Fire as Desire in such practical and clear form.

The song, Temple of the Heart, from which too the title is derived follows this quest's initiation with didje and drum, continuing a trance-like entrance into sacred contemplations that are intrinsically tied to Divinity as experience and Divinity as Earth.

Baby Tantrica sends a clear message of the holiness of life at its unconditioned starting point. Infancy sees out into the world with such pure excitement. Baby Tantrica is an appeal for us to tap into our distant memories of pure self.

What CD is complete without an appeal to love? Silverbird fulfills this through verses of yearning, woven almost like an act of spellcasting. The drums and ethnic opening, as well as the solemn nature of the song almost makes one visualize the shamanic work of a woman lighting love candles and burning incense, its smoke trails twisting an incantation of love out of a room's balcony and escaping into the Moonlit night.

Sex is Holy reverberates with the heartbeat of heightened senses and sensuality. "All the Earth is Holy Ground" is a harmonious celebration of the fertile centers of our bodies in action. I am cast into the ancient Spring rite of Beltane with this song, when the honored Stag was given to the Bride, or Brigid, a human incarnation of the Earth Goddess Herself, who offered herself to be seeded by the great God of the Green Earth. A pure sense of revering the delicious nature of sex is conjured by this sensuous song, and not in any trite fashion. On the contrary, in honoring the deeply spiritual connection that authentic and loving intercourse may bring, Sex is Holy is a powerful lesson to all.

Both Goddess Girl and White Witch will appeal to all women or feminine-identified persons who follow the path of the Earth and of Goddess worship. The first is a song of empowerment to the Divine Feminine and thus an empowerment to females who channel the Goddess energy. White Witch follows as a tranquil and solitary soliloquy for the follower of the Goddess, an adoration to the silvery unleashing of Lunar and Cosmic magick.

All Earth-centered individuals will take to Dinosaur-We All Come From the Goddess for its fulfillment to one of the most adored of Pagan Hymns. The very well known Mantra of Goddesses' names are rounded into a tantalizing and again, reverent, hymn to the Great Mother that is easily learned as a song to be sung over and over.

Mikdashey Halev is as powerful as a storm in the night and as simple as a typical Circle Casting, only chanted in Hebrew. Portraying this ancient rite in one of the world's oldest languages adds an exotic flavor that most Earth-centered folks should not miss out on.

Woman is the Medicine continues on this exploration and elevation of the Divine Feminine into a position of authentic reverence not experienced very often in our modern world of Male-dominated theology. Woman is the Medicine brings the ancient position of Woman as a foundational and positive balance to humanity. Its enchanting appeal to the winds draws our attention to the need we all have in knowing not only the archetype of Goddess but the essential spirit of woman and Her indivisible value to our shared experience.

"Perfect darkness and perfect light, neither malignant nor benevolent, and paradoxically both " Temple of the Heart " moves across a spectrum of intensity alternating raw animalistic shrills into a cascade of haunting sounds. Soothing, disturbing, caressesing something utterly profound within the shared human psyche.

Compared to her earlier works like Rock the Goddess or Darker Than Black, Temple of the Heart is a matured exploration of the soul's experience of mortality reaching toward immortality. Each song is clearly channeled through the heart of Serpentine, and explores the profound human longing to remember intimacy as felt within the core of our most pure existence.
- Mark Foley April 2008

Serpentine is sure to appeal to broad- minded listeners that can enjoy both Paula Cole and Dead Can Dance, with this poppish global feast.
Exceptional production and visionary sound!

" As always, Serpentine does not concern herself with merely sounding pleasing to the ear. Her music is designed to stir up, to confront, to empower, to awaken, to invoke, to be dark and powerful. Some of her pieces are pure invocations, complete with her trademark hisses, groans and wild high howls. The sounds she makes are evocative and compelling and move one into an altered state.
It must be said with her ethereal voice and powerful music, I can’t help but thinking of her as Enya on a broomstick! This magnificent album may disturb some, be forewarned, but listen if you dare...This is another treasure from the new rock high priestess.” ~ Don St.Clair HEARTSONG REVIEW

" I have listened to " TEMPLE OF THE HEART " several times. I am blown away. I love your other work, but till now, I guess I had heard your songs as solitary creations. Sure, each of the songs on TOTH can easily stand on their own as wonderful works of art, but when listened to from the beginning to the end, particularlty in the midst of a horrific thunderstorm on I-10 in Louisana, it makes the hairs stand on end. In short, this album is like a mind-altering drug. You might consider putting an advisory sticker on it: " Warning--highly addictive! "
You're probably sick of everyone heaping praise on you, but I've got to be honest. The only problem with your music is that I don't have 20 or 30 CDs to listen to. Simply incredible.
On this end, I'm going to keep on spreading the message till your name and music are household words." ~ Roger Steakley



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