Rates of Passage

E.J. Gold

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...I enter into a dreamlike state the quality of which is like a theater in which I'm watching the creation of the whole drama of the reality of the human dimension as well as the five other dimensions of existence.

Suddenly, I realize where I am. I look around and see my former selves all absorbed in the drama that's going on in front of them. I decide to get up and leave before the drama catches me in its fascinating grip.

As I walk out, I can't understand how I could have fallen into that trap again and become hypnotized and stupefied by an unconnected set of pictures, and moreover, how I could have come to believe that something was actually happening to me -- not only believe it, but also feel the sensations in myself as I identified with the action supposedly going on in the drama.

I now realize with sudden clarity of understanding that there is no sequence of events making up the time track and that the apparency of time is simply a random connection of pictures and sounds associated by significance to each other which only makes sense from the dream existence, but the real awakening is still far before me.

-- An excerpt from "The Six Dimensions" by E.J. Gold, The American Book of the Dead

Track List

  • 1. On the Threshold
  • 2. Childhood's End
  • 3. The Passage
  • 4. Temporarily Forever
  • 5. Sacrificial Well
  • 6. In Her Majesty's Secret Chamber
  • 7. Eternal Equinox


  • All music © 1984 E.J.Gold (BMI)
  • Published by Union Label Music
  • Produced by E.J. Gold
  • Recorded at Heavenly Studio
  • Remixed at Moon Studio
  • Engineered by David Houston
  • Mastered for CD by Oz Fritz
  • Recording artists:
  • E.J. Gold - the Hi-Tech Shaman
  • Menlo Macfarlane on percussion, pennywhistle, pan-pipes
  • Cover painting by Anna Flatten
  • ©1998 Cloister Recordings
  • All rights reserved.