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Interstellar Perception: Volume I

Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.

- Alan Wilson Watts

Concept science fiction story inspired by Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness from Battle Dagorath.

A setting in space was chosen:

Type: Planet

Galaxy: Milky Way

Constellation: Virgo

System: Lich (PSR B1257+12)


Years of steadfast meditation has yielded sufficient energy in the form of tangible thought. Unlike previous journeys, there is now enough energy to arrive, learn and return. The cosmic web is invoked and a focal point is identified deep within. Linked, the intelligent mind is projected into The Universe faster than the speed of light. Spiraling forth as pure energy, a new vision unfolds.

On an unknown planet, the senses clear to witness a pulsating light from a distant star. The vision continues dilating as a sharply curved horizon reveals a landscape of glimmering glaciers. Across the panorama, repetitive flashes of solar aquamarine light reveal deep shades of purple in the tundra. Each light wave reverberates a strong magnetism, blasting through the atmosphere and buffeting the scarred ice fields.

Battle Dagorath - Frozen Light of Eternal Darkness.

Colossal glaciers grate, billowing clouds of ice dust up into the planet's emblazoning auroras. The magnetic pulses permeate the atmospheric myriad to catalyze a resounding melody. In unison with the pulsar, frosted tones inflect in waves as if directing the glacial fracturing below.

Above, at the crest of each tonal wave, aural bliss manifests.

Below, in the trough of such force, shocks from colliding permafrost creates planetary tremors.

Instability nears. The closure of the ritual impends. And yet, howling subzero winds increase in turbulence and an unexpected astral whisper echoes "But it was not the end."

The icy surface erupts in upheaval. Crystalline kaleidoscopes of ultraviolet colors glisten across the transmuting mantle of the planet. The senses are engulfed and meld into a cathartic rhythm in unison to the pulsar's pulsing pulsations. The meditative vision folds as the intelligent mind subsides. Detached, the diminishing projection spirals inversely back.


This Universe now knows this place amongst its stars.


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