Sacrifice

by YRSEL

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Sacrifice is - etymologically - the action allowing man to connect with the numinous, the “divine”. Originally being the offering of a sensitive object to win the favours of higher powers, it has slowly been amalgamated to the idea of death, and - by euphemism - of loss, especially the inner loss to which we become worthy of
“celestial trade” : thus appears the sacrifice of self and the idea of individualisation and spiritual fulfilment. Sacrifice consists therefore of two poles : on one hand we offer, and on the other we deprive ourselves of what we offer, and this through a ritual of destruction, de-materialization, symbol of renunciation, in an expiatory and
purifying prospect. Also, the transition from animal sacrifice to human sacrifice distinguishes the accession to the idea of “self-sacrifice”. This idea is only transcended by the sacrifice of the divine to itself, notions which feature in trinity or messianic figures : sacrifice of the divine to create or simply perfect the world. There is consequently no possible evolution without the acceptance of death for every horizon, and ego inclination. Sacrifice imposes a psychic transformation,
forsaking everything or a part of self, to whom wishes to enrol in
a culture. Each spiritual reality implies sacrifice.

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released December 1, 2010

CJ Larsgarden and Julien Louvet recorded this album
during the years 2009 and 2010.
Thanks to James McCray for the drawings.

Limited LP (350 copies) available via Aurora Borealis.
www.aurora-b.com

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