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Why « Samsara » ?



(Album Cover for « Samsara » by Christopher Stewart)





Poligraf’s first album will be entitled « Samsara » in reference to the cycle of reincarnation in Buddhist culture.



Samsara is a Sanskrit and Pali term derived from to « flow together, » « to go or pass through states, » « to wander, » and which translates as «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on October 23, 2010 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Between Worlds (Epilogue)



("Maitreya the Conqueror" by Nicholas Roerich)





I read the The Tibetan Book of the Dead twice. I started with a French…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 27, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Determination (Between Worlds part 5)



("Akshobhya Buddha" by VanemTao)





« Between Worlds » is a composition that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and maternal grandmother, both…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 24, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Into The Ashram (revisited - with poetry)



("Ashram" by Nicholas Roerich)





« Into The Ashram » is the first chapter of the « Entering The Stream » trilogy, which also comprises « The Chrome Lake » and « Leaving The Ashram. »



The composition is intended to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 23, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Deliberation (Between Worlds part 4)



("The Dhyani Buddha Akshobhya" - Unknown Artist)





« Between Worlds » is a composition that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 20, 2010 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Dissolution & Dance Of The Archetypes (Between Worlds parts 2 & 3)



("Dance of the Lord of Death" by Jean-Marie Hullot)





« Between Worlds » is a composition that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and maternal grandmother, both due to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 16, 2010 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Departure (Between Worlds part 1)



("Buddha painted on a rock wall in Tibet" by Unknown Artist - photography by onwardtibet.org)







« Between Worlds » is a suite in five movements that started as a song entitled « Requiem » which was written in response to the deaths of my father and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on August 10, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Into The Ashram



(Ashram by Nicholas Roerich)

An instrumental in 4 movements (The Ordinary, Running Out Of Breath, Dweller On The Threshold, Jambudvipa), the composition aims to evoke the progress of an individual getting fed up with their day to day life to the point of taking an extended time off for…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 12, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 4)

(The Wheel of Becoming - Symbolic Representation of Saṃsāra in Tibetan Buddhism)

Poligraf's first album is entitled "Samsara." Traditionally, the term refers to the Buddhist concept of the cycle of birth and death in which all beings in the universe take part and which can be escaped only through enlightenment. Personally, I agree with the view that it is rather that very same process of… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 22, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 3)

Poligraf has been an essential part of my life since its inception at the beginning of February 1998.

The adventure began after the collapse of a band that probably never really existed as it only had a handful of rehearsals, but for which I had already written a lot of material. Left alone at the helm, I connected with a group of experienced musicians via a co-worker friend and after agreeing on a general aim and formula, we raised sail and… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 2)



(Buddha the Conqueror by Nicholas Roerich)

Buddhism has been an essential part of my life since the mid-90s.

The adventure began when I stumbled upon a feature in an encyclopedic dictionary that highlighted the Four Noble Truths. That finding immediately sparked my curiosity and a few days later I was buying a copy of… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 19, 2009 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Music and Spiritual Practice - An Overview of Poligraf (part 1)

Music has been an essential part of my life since the end of the 80s.



The adventure began during the second of my four years of studying electrical engineering at Université Laval in Québec City. Through various friends and contacts I reconnected with progressive rock, a form of music to which I had already been exposed to in my youth thanks to my older brothers and sisters. Hearing the music of bands such as Yes, Rush, Genesis, and King… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on May 17, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments


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