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This image was inspired by a French Black-Death and Symphonic Metal band “Winterburst”. The band used one of my pictures - “The Immortals’ Society” - for their debut album. The underlying idea of this image can be better understood if you listen to their music, of course. The demo CD is composed of 6 tracks on history, mythology, and mixed feelings of rage and despair presented allegorically. Ile-de-France, Band Members include: vocals – Vorender; guitars - Kyll & Jorm; bass – Freyr; keyboards - Terias; drums - Shainsaw.
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The Himalaya Range or Himalaya mountains ( literally it means "abode of snow"), usually called Himalaya for short, is a mountain array in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from Tibet. Himalaya has undeniable reference to religious teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism. While in Hinduism Himalaya is a personification of the god Himavat, in Buddhism it is closely connected with Siddhartha Gautama, known as Buddha or the awakened one who lived and taught in its area between the 6th and the 4th centuries B.C. The essence of Gautama Buddha’s teachings can be broken down to Four Noble Truths, presented sometimes in a prescriptive or diagnostic manner.
1. Life is suffering or ultimately leads to suffering – embrace it.
2. Suffering is caused by false desires. People are deluded into a distorted meaning of existence or perception of self-worth by craving certain material or spiritual things that are believed to bring on happiness or luck.
3. Suffering ends when craving ends. Only through elimination of delusion you can reach a liberating state of Enlightenment.
4. Enlightenment can only be reached if you follow Buddha’s path.

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George Grie,  March 2010
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Michael / United States / Mar 5th

I am a composer in Los Angeles area. I am self published, and I'm interested in your image, for the cover of a piano booklet. Please let me know what you think and if it is acceptable under the terms of your free license. Kind Regards

M Grey / Germany / Jun 25th

I look forward to see more from you… you really have a great talent!

William / United States / Mar 30th

I am planning to do some lectures that will be illustrated by PowerPoint presentations. I would like to use some of your works in my presentations. I will upload each presentation to our web site for you to approve before making it available to all.

Jacques / Mar 13th

I would like to say if there is as possbility to use one of your amazing works in an CD cover. How we could deal about it ?,

Winterburst / France / Mar 6th

Matthieu Morel from Winterburst. Hey this picture is epic as always with your work, I love it! And it's very kind of you to mention us in the footnote of the picture, I will post the link to this on my Facebook profile to make my friends discover that...


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