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Old 12-03-2017, 04:45 PM   #229
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Lightbulb Cedars of God

The Memory of Trees..
The mountains of Lebanon were once shaded by thick cedar forests and the tree is the symbol of the country.. After centuries of persistent deforestation, the extent of these forests has been markedly reduced..It was once said that a battle occurred between the demigods and the humans over the beautiful and divine forest of Cedar trees near southern Mesopotamia..This forest, once protected by the Sumerian god Enlil, was completely bared of its trees when humans entered its grounds 4700 years ago, after winning the battle against the guardians of the forest, the demigods..The story also tells that Gilgamesh used cedar wood to build his city..Over the centuries, cedar wood was exploited by the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Israelites & Turks..The Phoenicians used the Cedars for their merchant fleets.. They needed timbers for their ships and the Cedar woods made them the “first sea trading nation in the world”..The Egyptians used cedar resin for the mummification process and the cedar wood for some of “their first hieroglyph bearing rolls of papyrus”.. In the Bible, Solomon procured cedar timber to build the Temple in Jerusalem..The emperor Hadrian claimed these forests as an imperial domain, and destruction of the cedar forests was temporarily halted..

Dreadzone - A Canterbury Tale ..

Concern for the biblical "cedars of God" goes back to 1876, when the 102-hectare (250-acre) grove was surrounded by a high stone wall, paid for by Queen Victoria, to protect saplings from browsing by goats.. Nevertheless, during World War I, British troops used cedar to build railroads..Time, along with the exploitation of the Cedars’ wood, has led to a decrease in the number of cedar trees in Lebanon.. However, Lebanon is still widely known for its cedar tree history, as they are the emblem of the country and the symbol of the Lebanese flag..The Lebanon Cedar is frequently mentioned in the Bible..Example verses include: "Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars..Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.." (Zechariah 11:1, 2) - "The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted." (Psalm 104:16 NRSV) - King Solomon made cedar as plentiful as the sycamore-fig trees in the foothills (1 Kings 10:27, NIV, excerpt)..

A Canterbury Tale (1944) Wood scene..

Enya is the sole composer of the music on The Memory of Trees and co-arranged them with Nicky Ryan..The Young King of the Black Isles, a painting by American artist Maxfield Parrish from 1906, itself based on the story of the same name from the collection of folktales, One Thousand and One Nights.. Enya is depicted as the crying young king sitting on his throne in a costume designed by English fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel, along with her former husband David Emanuel, is best known for her 1981 work for the wedding of Diana, Princess of Wales..After the 1981 Royal Wedding the Emanuels designed a major part of the Princess of Wales wardrobe for her Gulf Tour, and appeared with her in an Independent TV documentary entitled In Private - in Public.. At this time both The Duchess of Kent and The Duchess of York also became patrons of the Salon..The garments seen on Greta Garbo in Camille, Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind, and Marlene Dietrich in The Scarlet Empress were all recreated to some degree.."The Memory of Trees" is an instrumental title track with wordless vocals, something that Enya also did on Watermark & Shepherd Moons..The track originated from Roma after she read about Irish mythology and the Celtic druids, who placed a great importance on trees and believed they were sacred & possessed wisdom... if we were to train them how to mine?..Have you blown a head gasket?..Once we've finished mining out this miserable little planet, let's do the universe a favour, let's exterminate the lot of them!..Any report filed today still has my name on it and you are out of your skull bone if you think that I am going to write on the report...

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