C R E D O
…In Nominå Deus
There is nothing except Everything.
There is no God except God.
Music is a mystical union of the One's separate parts,
a superreal substance which belongs to the inseparable stream of Existence.
Will is a correct direction of energy,
anticipation of Achievement.
Love is the silence of music.
Art's geniune and original nature
is embodiment of spiritual substance
and ritual Service.
Ritual is joining constant fulfilment of Higher Laws.
Reaching true freedom
is acceptance and obeying laws
and restrictions of Divine Order.
Will to Act is a conscious expansion of inner space, going beyond body borders
and a spiritual transmutation act.
"Overcome yourself by restoring rituals".
The triune nature of music comprises
rhythmic organization of music flow,
a harmonic system of tonal vibrations and a system of encoded text layers.
Mystical basis is an everlasting interweaving of symbols and meanings
possessing the power to change spirit into matter and matter into spirit.
Language is a live reflection of protosymbolic reality
and a child of ritual.
Mixture of languages and meanings is a divine play filled with shadows of
Verity, a reflection of Demiurge's play.
Sound is the crimson blood of Existence, it reacts to Her phantoms
and casts a spell on Her future.
It is a vague and ever drifting away path between
the Outer and the Inner.
Music is the highest stage of creative development
defined by a combination of aesthetic codes with a universal mystical
language of spiritual practices.
Manipulations with inner time are a way to
bring order to streams of feelings of reality.
Mathematical models are both
a system making the ritual extremely formal and the archetypal structure of
Hymns and Dances
are a dual feature of Orphic tradition,
incarnations of Apollo's and Dionis's archetypes, as well as the most
religiously filled forms of controlling inner musical flow and approaches to Service.
Steps of musical consciousness are the stages of merging Ego
into mystical sound time:
listener - performer - improvisator - Creator.
The hierarchy staircase on its top level automatically comprises all the
previous levels of Gift.
The Creator is the Relayer of highest-plane
information, who joins in the Game from time to time.
Ritual is the basis of Tradition,
a conscious existence within the spiral of
repeating events and eternal values.
Mythology is a system of eternal
cultural values providing an essential basis for a personality
following theinner path of personal change.
Reality of progress is subsidiary compared to
fundametal ritual basis of human existence.
Progress and tradition areprincipally antagonistic types of culture,
sometimes united only by the epoch when they co-exist.
Post-modern cultural space is a unifying factor
for any of the modern cultural forms, nevertheless the level of spiritual
fulfilment never changes.
Laws of art perception coincide
with metaphysical reality of social castes.
Art by nature is divided into castes.
The highest achievements of enlightened creative impulse
cannot and should not belong to masses.
Ideological art is a sphere of personal self-fulfilment,
which includes, among many other things,
propagandizing values of a certain cultural system
based on clear philosophical and/or geopolitical convictions, and which is
expressed in a consious creative impulse.
As MOON FAR AWAY see it,
Gothic Art is a spiritual sub-culture, in its brightest forms defined by
the present-day level of Initial Knowledge.
It also opposes artificial and
massively imposed American mass culture stereotype,
which is faceless by nature
and alienates traditional cultural values.
The kernel of Goth culture
is a modern form
of traditional European mystical creative consciousness,
which sees art as part of ritual service enriched by technical achievements
of the Recession Epoch and exists in post-modern reality.
MOON FAR AWAY
is a music project denying limiting borders
of space, time and society. It creates mystical and ritual soundscapes
in the framework of Gothic music.
Behind the consciously faceless visual image
of the project there is the desire of the Project members to create a
unified audio and semantic image as free from any human origin as possible.
No matter how the Project members live or what they do outside MFA,
it has no significance whatsoever for adequate understanding
MOON FAR AWAY
A combination of classical traditional European culture and modern select
avant-garde tradition, along with technology and mass-media development of
modern civilization, merged with strict obedience to traditions reflecting
the mentality of Russian North sea regions are the basis of
MOON FAR AWAY
Spirit, Service, Will, Tradition, Power, ART
(c) 1998 Russian Gothic Project