"Destination Eschaton" as written by Colin Gilbert/west Angus....
Oh nobly born, let the mind be not distracted
Though the road ahead is hard and long
And the journey seems without ending
Oh that which thou art, let they gaze be not deflected
Fix thy attention on the goal,
And light that shines so celestial

Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run
From alpha into omega

Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run
From alpha into omega

Pilgrim take heart,
There's a strange attraction, keeping strong acceleration
See the light, enter the light, become the light and shine
Like the star you know you are

Be ready for the storm
As confusion ushes in a time of chaos
But up out of the turbulence,
A better order surely will emerge
Synergy and harmony and wisdom will come in time terrestrial
Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run
From alpha into omega

Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run
From alpha into omega

Pilgrim take heart,
There's a strange attraction, keeping strong acceleration
See the light, enter the light, become the light and shine
Like the star you know you are

And on, across the Rubicon
So imminentised by Eschaton
Unto Ragnarock or Nemeton and beyond
In the name of Adam Kadmon you move on
Ego gone be as one
Transformation to solarisation
Towards the final confrontation
Eschaton is thy destination

Onward ever ever on, Onward ever ever on
Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run

Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run
From alpha into omega

Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run

Onward ever ever on
Destination Eschaton
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to run
From alpha into omega
From alpha into omega


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    Song MeaningThis song is basically about death. Using part of the Tibetan book of the dead, it is about the journey from birth (alpha) to death (Omega) for the spiritual in their quest to be focussed when entering the light, in being aware of becoming one with the light and not being distracted in the process of becoming one with the light, as discussed in the book of the dead.
    @nthonyon May 31, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningAlpha and Omega are mostly known as biblical terms relating to the Trinity or God. God being the first and the last, the beginning and the end , the alpha and the omega. Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. It's like saying in English "we have everything, from A to Z."

    An Eschaton is an "age" or a "time". In Biblical theology there is the study of Eschatology or "end-times". This is the study of the return of the Christ, the rise of the Antichrist, Armageddon, the book of Revelation (where the Alpha and Omega are mentioned by the way) and so on.

    Here is a quote from Wikipedia: "The eschaton is a time period described in eschatological writings and doomsday scenarios."

    One line of the song says "So imminentised by Eschaton". Biblical scholars speak of the imminent return of Christ, which means it could happen at any moment. Whether this is referring to that or to the end of one's own life I'm not sure.

    The idea of the Christian as a pilgrim is also found in the Biblical record of 1st Peter for example.

    "Oh that which thou art" The language here is reminiscent of the most famous and well known Bible in English The King James Version of 1611 ad.

    The says at one point "In the name of Adam Kadmon you move on". Wikipedia explains that "Adam Kadmon is a phrase in the religious writings of Kabbalah meaning "original man"."
    Kaballah is a Jewish form of mysticism made popular by Madonna.

    After that it says "Unto Ragnarock". Again Wikipedia illuminates "In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in the Norse canon, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory."
    This ties in the Biblical idea of the "Last Days" or the "Eschaton".

    And once more Wikipedia shows us the light in regard to "Nemeton": "A nemeton was a sacred space of ancient Celtic religion."

    As the other commentator mentioned (and I take their word for it), it contains elements from Tibetan book of the Dead. The song writer has obviously been influenced by a number of sources including but not limited to Buddhism Judaism, Paganism and Christianity.

    This song then is promoting Western New Age religion, which emphasizes the idea of the god within, the unity of all religions and pagan practices and rituals among other things.
    davescpon October 12, 2014   Link

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