Kaval ~ Ancient Transylvanian Flute

Moldavian Kavals by Winne Clement
Moldavian Kavals by Winne Clement
Imagine yourself strolling through a beautiful forest, a canopy of trees and grasses, a myriad of flowers all around and just up ahead, a clearing where a river flows down into a deep pool.

As you approach the water you hear a flute playing. The music is coming from the hillside beyond. You decide to sit a while and listen to the sweet harmonics which echo throughout the landscape.

Then, as a wild Deer wanders into sight across the pond and casts its gaze upon you, a falling rock crashes into the water. The Deer is startled but doesn’t move. For the Deer has heard the music too. And the Deer knows this song.

This is the song of the wilderness.

The Moldavian Kaval is perhaps one of the most powerfully startling flutes in the world. At first its voice, sweet and sonorous, innocent and fragile… yet thence in spirit, becomes the thunder, the rain and the mighty rumbling of the mountains.

For this flute, believed to originate in Transylvania many hundreds of years ago, is a flute with many transcendental voices.

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Djolomyga ~ Ukrainian Double Flute

Djolomyga ~ Ukrainian Double Flute
The beautiful Djolomyga is a double fipple flute of the Ukraine and features 13 holes.
When somebody tells you they play the Flute, one immediately imagines the shiny transverse type seen throughout Western orchestras.

Yet it would literally blow your mind to know that in the far reaches of all the Earth, there are in existence, uncountable different kinds of flutes, the sounds of which are beyond the imagination.

This Note section of my blog will as time progresses, be detailing many of these flutes. Indeed, in this blog I will make you believe a flute to be as powerful as thunder.

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Of A Kangaroo…

Of a kangarooI love the Kangaroo. They are special to me, not just because of their beauty, their charm or their charisma, but on a philosophical level. The humble Kangaroo, as I have mentioned in my spiritual works, represents “Creative Evolution”, a pinnacle teaching of my religion, which points to God as the intelligent creator of a world subject in part to the laws of evolution.

It is a topic I will cover in my more personal writings, but in a nutshell, whilst the world is of God’s divine creation, life is also adaptable, evolvable and indeed created to encompass just such traits many speces like the Kangaroo do harbour, through the freely independent laws of science.

However my religion aside, for a) it will only deem this blog quirky and b) it is a lifetime work, so… half a century still to go! Haha.

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