Cups of the Heart
- Artist: Emerald Joy
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/11/2001
An original and unique musical and poetic journey into the tarot by Emerald Joy and Paul Tye. Each song and poem is based on the cups cards of the minor arcana and uniquely depicts the symbols and meanings of each card. By using a landscape of sounds, vocals, and instruments (which include guitars, mandolin, synthesizers, percussion, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, and recorders) the CD helps you to experience and learn the suit of the cups in an artistic and meditative way. Whether you want to indulge in a greater understanding of the tarot deck or let your spirit soar to the music, words, and sounds this CD paints luminous pictures reminiscent of the Waite tarot deck. Certainly a great listening tool for either purpose. With fourteen original poems written by Emerald Joy each card tells it's own story and creates an inner sanctuary of hidden expression. Meanwhile the versatile music written by both Paul Tye and Emerald Joy set the intuitive scene by which one can imagine and sense the unspoken mysteries of each card. This CD leaps into a different type of New Age listening experience that combines all the elements of healing music with the rich compositional variations of many genres of music including blues, renaissance, baroque, jazz, and popular idioms. Yet, all seem to blend together to complete the quest of the cups cards journey that expresses the element of water the very essence of feelings and senses. The cups cards are the heart of the minor arcana (pips) and bring the understanding of love and higher spiritual compassion. As the Ace of Cups says, 'the vessel is full, dive in'. Dive into this one of a kind CD that will take you on an adventure to your heart. Emerald Joy is a singer, songwriter, poet, actress, and healing spirit that has combined her love of the arts with her desire to uplift the spirit. She has been involved in the intuitive and musical arts for over twenty years sharing her talents as a professional musician and teacher. This is the third CD she has produced and hopes to complete the entire minor arcana tarot in the future. She resides in the Los Angeles area where she produces other projects, does vocals for film scores, performs different generes of music and teaches others to sing. Paul Tye is an accomplished musician, composer, and recording engineer with many credits to his substantial music career. Born in NY, Paul studied guitar and composition receiving a Master's in Music degree. He now resides in San Diego where he produces new artists, composes for film, and continues song writing. Inspired by the tarot CD, Paul is currently working on a solo guitar recording of healing music.
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