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New album working title: Snakes and Arrows?

Tue, Jan 16, 2007@8:44AM | comments

Rush new album cover?As was mentioned in the previous post, the working title for the new Rush album is rumored to be either Snakes and Arrows or Snakes and Ladders. To put this in the context of the rumored spiritual theme of the album, I'll provide this quote from InnerTraditions.com which is in reference to a book titled The Yoga of Snakes and Arrows.

Chutes and Ladders, the popular children's game, is derived from the ancient Hindu game Leela, or Snakes and Arrows, which charts the ups and downs of the soul's path toward reunion with the Infinite. Snakes and Arrows was designed by the seers and saints of India as a tool for understanding the relationship of the individual self to the Absolute Self. For thousands of years the 72 spaces on this game board have enabled players to chart the paths that represent the course of their lives. Each space represents a virtue or a vice, an aspect of consciousness, or a plane of reality and is accompanied by a commentary explaining its meaning. The player's progress on the board is dictated by the fall of a die corresponding to the forces of karma. Repeated encounters with the snakes and arrows on the board reveal the full meaning of the commentaries and can give shape to habitual patterns of the player, resulting in greater self-understanding and even a gradual detachment from the ego's delusions.

Many thanks to Counterparts member PumpkinHead for digging this up, and thanks to Power Windows for the mock album cover. :)

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