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“Ode to Quetzalcoatl” by David Bixby

October 13, 2012

“Ode to Quetzalcoatl” by David Bixby

I received an e mail yesterday from a man who
found value in Ode to Quetzalcoatl. He claimed to have found depth in the music.
His parents were a part of “The Group” in 1969. His father played guitar and
sang at group meetings in Muskegon
Michigan. This young man was not
even born when these events occurred. To me it’s a phenomenon.
The summer of 1968 I was turned loose on
the world. I had a car, a guitar and an amplifier. Grand Haven became my summer
home while I lived at the beach in a tent.  I was chasing girls, drinking beer, smoking
pot and dropping acid; and more acid tripping beyond the veil that blinds us.
You could have a good trip or a bad trip. I always had good trips, at least until
the last trip.
While tripping on acid, I went to the moon
and missed its gravitational sling to get me back to earth. I continued into
black space forever and I wasn’t happy about it. No one told me about “void
travel” and I was unprepared to experience “the nothing”. I was dysfunctional as
a body and mind for several long months, unable to put sentences together or
focus on any thing.
I prayed for help hoping there was a God. In
time I was rebooted and every thing worked fine.
It was actually a bit of a nightmare but I
came through it.
After my light was restored I began writing songs and relating to other
people. I was given a new spirit and a new life. As the music developed so did
the Group. New friends, brothers and sisters, an entire peer group, and more
importantly, a support group for the promotion of Ode to Quetzalcoatl. Things
happen with group dynamics and good leadership. Don DeGraff (SIR) was and
outstanding leader, however he didn’t always practice what he preached and it
got him in the end. That’s typical of charismatic spiritual leaders. You will
find hypocrisy in all religions but don’t be disappointed.   To quote Jefferson Airplane:
                                      “When the
truth is found to be lies
                                         And
all the joy within you dies.
         
                             Don’t
you want somebody to love?”
Five years ago Guerssen Records, a Spain
based company, signed a contract with me to reissue “ODE TO QUETZALCOATL and “HARBINGER
THE SECOND COMING”.
Though I was incredibly surprised, it felt good
to be recognized, and PAID for my music.
Guerssen Records sent me a bundle of LP’s
and CD’s that were beautifully re-mastered,  including professional art work and a well
written story about the album. The new release is making its way to the hands of
the next generation.
After years of searching the scriptures, I
come away with this – the “Word” is not a book but the Holy Spirit in action,
breathing live into creation. Quiet, subtle, often missed and easily ignored; a
still, small voice or a whisper. 
So when I’m asked “what did I get from the
cult experience?” I answer with: “listen to others, but do my own thinking”. 
I hope to see you in concert.
David Bixby
Column made by Dave Bixby / 2012
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http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.com/ 2012
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