Saturns

In earlier times, before psychology became a distinct discipline, depression was described as being under the influence of Saturn. Sadness or melancholy was called “being in Saturn”.

Saturn’s Moon “remix” 2018

Nothing feels right
When I am in this melancholy mood
Alone in my room
In the dead of night
In the cold blue light
Under the glow
from Saturn’s Moon
And I tell myself that everything will be okay
It won’t be long before this
Dark cloud fades away
And I tell myself there will be a new dawn coming soon
When I break the spell I know so well in the glow from Saturn’s moon
Nothing feels real
When I am stranded in this world of illusion
nowhere to hide
In the cold blue light
Under the glow from Saturn’s Moon
And I tell myself that everything will be okay
It won’t be long before this
Dark cloud fades away
And I tell myself there’ll be a new dawn coming soon
When I break the spell I know so well in the glow from Saturn’s moon
Cause that’s the way I feel
In the glow from Saturn’s Moon

Most Instruments: Bass, drum, Rhodes, Organ, Vocals, Arrangement – L Sharman

Piano. arrangement – R Pettinato

Lenny Sharman “Production & Sound Engineer

Written By L Sharman/ R Pettinato

Mastering Engineer  – John Ruberto    To J Ruberto’s Website

Copyright al rights reserved  2007 ( APRA)

In earlier times, before psychology became a distinct discipline, depression was described as being under the influence of Saturn. Sadness or melancholy was called “being in Saturn”. The old Roman god Saturn (Chronos in Greek) was deposed by his son Jupiter (Zeus in the Greek tradition). Saturn was the ruler of the “good, old days”, the golden age which had passed. Saturn’s children, people whom today we would label as “chronically depressed”, seem to dwell in the world of memories. One might wonder why people wallow in sad memories and feelings. Moore claims that this process is rooted in the way the soul desires to be both in time and also in eternity. Sad thoughts and feelings are pleasing to the soul. The conscious mind turns over and over its loss of youth and laments. But even in one’s mid-thirties, this clinging to youth is dangerous. We can get stuck in this lamenting and possibly make fools of ourselves with more and more plastic surgery and drinks “from the fountain of youth”.

Saturn can bring new feelings of self-acceptance and self-knowledge. With Saturn “you get a sense of having lived through something, of being older and wiser. You know that life is suffering, and that knowledge makes a difference. You can’t enjoy the bouncy, carefree innocence of youth any longer, a realization that entails both sadness because of the loss, and pleasure in the new feeling of self-acceptance and self-knowledge. This awareness of age has a halo of melancholy around it, but it also enjoys a measure of nobility.” (p. 139)
The next time you fall into a depressed mood, consider the possibility of feeling what you fell into as the road to spiritual evolution. The path less traveled sometimes makes all the difference, as Robert Frost said long ago. Perhaps your Saturn return could be a helpful letting go of things which no longer serve you and the dawning of your noble roots. Just a thought.

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In the language of Borneo’s Penan tribe, there are forty words for sago palm, and no words for goodbye, or thank you – or thief. The Penan are a nomadic people who view the entire rainforest as their home. They are an “eco-village” on the move. In the time it takes to read a paragraph of this text, another three hectares of the Borneo rainforest will have been cut

Sadly indigenous community’s in rainforest are discriminated against and are suffering because of the destruction of their eco environment due to deforestation by unsustainable and illegal logging and cultivation of oil palm plantations

There is a campaign to boycott palm oil products in the western world because it destroys the rainforest and the ethno-sphere as it contributes to global warming and the destruction of wildlife and fauna.


This is a relaxed chill out song I wrote with Robert Pettinato . Its a chill out Tune
with a love spiritual Theme
Lyrics

You Give Me More

Its been so long
Since I had this feeling
Feels so strong
Now my head is reelin
Who would believe
It could turn out to be so right

When you came my way
On that Moonlit September Night

Chorus:
You give me more
Then I could ever need
You give me more
Like the rain is to the seed
You give me more
It’s the feeling
I get from your love
It fills my very soul

I dive into the deep blue sea
I am floating in your serenity
And disappear into the warmth of your smile
And lose all fear like a new born child

Who would believe
It could turn out to be so right

When you came my way
On that Moonlit September Night

To Chorus:
credits
from On The Edge and Beyond, released 31 December 2008
Lenny Sharman : Vocals Bass percussion Synths
Robert Pettinato : Keyboards
Written By L Sharman & Robert Pettinato
Produced by Lenny Sharman
Mastered by John Ruberto (Crystal Mastering)


Genre : Jazz Contemporary Soul World Fusion

A chill out jazz contemporary song about taking time out from our busy Lifestyles

lyrics
Taking time out

Found myself in the same old situation
In a broken dreams no promises
In my solitary world
Till there was you
You made it all complete

Come don’t hide away
Come outside and play
Taking time out
From this crazy world
Spend some time and see
What will be will be
Taking time out from this crazy life
Got to be with you again

Got myself on a clear destination
With you Ill never look back
Till there was you
You made it all worthwhile

Come don’t hide away
Come outside and play
Taking time out
From this crazy world
Spend some time and see
What will be will be
Taking time out from this crazy life
Got to be with you again
credits
from Taking Time Out, released 01 September 2010
Lenny Sharman : Vocals,Bass,percussion,drums,guitars
Justin Hall:Saxaphone
Ben Meeking: Keyboards and vocal Harmony

Review on Smooth Jazz Therapy

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Fallen Angel

LA based R & B songstress Aysha recently caught the attention of Smooth Jazz Therapy with her latest recording ‘Stay With Me’. At the time I described it as ‘a tight and extremely personal collection that includes notable input from several smooth jazz superstars’ and now she has re-emerged as a featured vocalist on the seven track CD ‘Taking Time Out’ from adult contemporary collective Firefly Soul. All the more surprising for the fact that the band’s two central figures, Lenny Sharman and Ben Meeking, are based in Melbourne, Australia, this liaison sits comfortably with other guest appearances from singer Tepaeru (from New Zealand) and Australian sax-man Justin Hall. The resultant fusion of vocals, orchestration and harmony makes for very interesting listening

In fact ‘Taking Time Out’ is arranged around a gentle construct of cool grooves and this is particularly noticeable with ‘Island Town’ that features Tepaeru but which paradoxically has something of a Van Morrison flavor about it. The Steely Dan like title cut benefits from tender sax from Justin Hall and while the hypnotic ‘Energy Flowing’ is among the album’s best tunes it is Aysha’s performance on ‘Fallen Angel’ that steals the show.

This smoothly flowing and decidedly soulful number (which can also be found on Aysha’s 2006 project ‘Love Is A Rock’) can only help to widen the appeal of Firefly Soul from what some call ‘down under’ to the rest of the world