La prière du dimanche. Turilli/Lione Rhapsody: Phoenix Rising…

Turilli/Lione Rhapsody est la quatrième mouture du groupe Rhapsody. Brièvement, le groupe a changé de nom voilà plusieurs années pour s’appeler désormais Rhapsody of Fire. Ensuite le groupe s’est scindé en deux et le guitariste vedette du groupe, Luca Turilli, en compagnie de Patrice Guers et de Dominique Leurquin, a formé un nouveau groupe sous le nom de Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody. Le chanteur Fabio Lione a décidé de rejoindre la nouvelle formation quelques années plus tard. Ils enregistrent sous le nom de Turilli/Lione Rhapsody. Je vous propose la chanson Phoenix Rising de leur premier disque, Zero Gravity – Rebirth and Evolution. La seconde vidéo est une chanson de la troisième mouture du groupe, Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, Prometheus, tirée de l’album Prometheus – Symphonia Ignis Divinus.

Interview with Jason Reza Jorjani about Zarathustra and Iran

The timing for the presentation of this interview couldn’t be more perfect. Now that the Iranian people is getting to the streets to protest against the tyrannical islamist regime in power in Iran, recalling the 2009 Green Revolution, it is time for the Iranians to rediscover their origins, their history, their culture. To sum things up, it is time for them to rediscover their soul. Nobody is in a better position to help them to do so than their great spiritual figure and national hero, Zarathustra. One of the great founders of civilizations, Zarathustra created a new religion based on his observations of human nature, of life and of spiritual experience. The ethos of Zoroastrianism is different from the one of other religions such as Hindouism, Bouddhism, Judaism, Christianity or Islam. As a matter of fact, to my knowledge, that ethos is specific to Zoroastrianism. It doesn’t exist anywhere else, not in this form anyway. It will be a long way before Iranians can get rid completely of Islam on their land. It will be a long and very painful battle. And it can only be accomplish if the people of Iran, individually and collectively, descend deep inside their souls to rediscover who they really are, suppressed and choked by decades and centuries of islamist tyranny. Jorjani says about Zarathustra that he was seing himself as somebody fighting against ‘forces of ignorance and deceit’ and ‘forces of darkness’. Jorjani begins the interview by recalling the immense service that the great German philosopher Nietzsche made to modern consciousness by writing a novel about Zarathustra in which he is its central character. The time has come for the Iranian people to awake from their sleep. Freedom is calling, to open the doors of consciousness, enlightenment and intelligence. The Kingdom of Persia never was a democracy, we all get that. But at least its citizens were free to be Iranians with their culture and civilization and that’s a lot. The time has come for the islamist regime to pack up its boxes and leave. History is waiting for the great return of Zarathustra and its ethos. If it is the first time that you hear Jason Reza Jorjani, I suggest a couple of interviews he gave on their airwaves of Red Ice Radio in recent years.