This song started to form when I embarked upon a 21 day juice fast in Patagonia, Arizona. I spent a lot of time gazing at the brilliant night sky - Arizona has one of the best views of the stars in the world! There were no cell phones, computers, intoxicants, shopping plazas or cooked food, so it was a great place to escape the urban jungle and fully appreciate nature's splendour. I began reading books steeped in Tradition (from the Far East, ancient Rome, India). One starry night, I began delving into Plato, whereupon I stumbled upon "bring your thoughts to birth, divine down to the earth" which became the inspiration for the song 'Lost.' Plato encouraged creating a meaningful experience and starting with inner strength and humility rather than greed and arrogance. Plato, in his dialogue Alcibíades (circa 390 BC), uses the expression ta esô meaning "the inner things", and in his dialogue Theaetetus (circa 360 BC) he uses ta exô meaning "the outside things". This song explores the virtue of embodying solar characteristics (self-sufficiency) rather than lunar traits (dependency), which requires one to take an esoteric vs. exoteric approach, as described by Plato. Although some assert that the esoteric approach is a self-centered approach, there are benefits that society as a whole can benefit from. Oswald Spengler noted in The Decline Vol. I), “a Culture is born when a great soul awakens out of the proto-spirituality… and detaches itself, a form from the formless.” Although "Lost" explores the solitary heroic path of transcendence, it also highlights the importance of community and passing on tradition: "You can be divine, you can be the sun, never needing anything from anyone ... Hold the torch above the tide, as the current rages on."

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