The Release of Gateway to the Goddess by @SheerZed 26/10/2018 #NewMusic

Gateway to the Goddess cover art

I bow to the Goddess who is ’the soul of All Yantras’. – Lalitāsahasranāma

Gateway to the Goddess is a sister release to last year’s Cosmic Consciousness EP. During this time through stillness and deep meditation I explored and recorded strong internal pyramidal manifestations, which often relate to or denote a tract of motor nerves within the pyramid of the medulla oblongata in the human brain. Within these intensive meditations from last year I recorded two visions within the discipline of free hand drawings, of which Gateway to the Goddess is the second. Here in the drawing shown above the rhythm of creation is crystallized in the primal symbolism of cosmic location, the inverted triangle symbol of creative feminine power, otherwise called the ‘Yoni’. This female emblem or yoni-mandala of the Sakti-principle is also associated with the great Goddess Kali. The three sides of the yoni, the primordial triangle stand for the three qualities composing nature; Sattva, the ascending quality, Rajas, the kinetic quality and Tamas, the descending quality or inertia. In visual and sonic terms this release is the diametric opposite to the Cosmic Consciousness EP though it resembles and has in common numerous coincidental factors.

The above quote is from the Lalita Sahasranama (Lalitāsahasranāma) which is a text from the Brahmanda Purana, a sacred text for Hindu worshippers to the Goddess Lalita Devi (the Divine Mother or Goddess Durga, in the form, Shakti). Etymologically, “Lalitha” means “She Who Plays”. In the root form (vyutpatti), the word “Lalitha” means “spontaneous” from which the meaning “easy” is derived and implicitly extends to “play”. This sumptuous two track album of luxuriant immersive electronic music journeys through various moods and vistas. Gateway to the Goddess pays homage and is lovingly dedicated to my mother, my sister, Olivia Robertson, author, artist, co-founder and high priestess of the Fellowship of Isis (a peaceful society honoring the Goddesses of all cultures, races and religions) and finally but by no means least to the magnificent and praiseworthy Thai Lanna Buddhist deity Mae Surasatee (a manifestation and emanation of Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī) the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning who is worshiped throughout Nepal and India). The album has two tracks of various lengths that will make it a useful and hopefully beneficial tool within rituals, meditations, traveling, extended club floor excursions or just straight forward listening pleasure. An excerpt of the track Garden of the Goddess from the album can be heard via SoundCloud below. The album will be available through numerous global digital purchasing, streaming and smartphone services.

Release date: 26th October 2018

Genre: Experimental Electronic Techno Dubstep Ambient Drone

Artwork and Production: Sheer Zed

Mastering: Gregg Janman at Hermetech Mastering


1. Garden of the Goddess – 14 mins 37 secs.

2. Gateway to the Goddess – 25 mins.

Published by: Sheer Zed

• Writer • Buddhist Shaman • Musician • Artist • Born in Newport, South Wales, Sheer Zed started singing at the age of six. He showed an interest in audio production, producing experimental tape shows in his bedroom at the age of eleven and started to write songs at sixteen. With a strong leaning to electronic based music, Sheer Zed recorded an industrial electronic album "Electro-Punk ’86" during the mid 1980’s. Festivals and numerous radio shows such as The Séance, The Dark Outside, The Phantom Circuit, The Numbers Broadcast, Frome FM's Homely Remedies and The Alrealon Musique Show have all featured Sheer Zed’s peculiar brand of outsider electronics. For over thirty years Sheer Zed has worked with many artists, collectives and groups. Numerous compilations such as Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism and Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazines Indie Shaman, TQ zine, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. He is a practicing Buddhist and shaman, exploring the realm of sound through ritual, mantras and sound design. Sheer Zed also has contributed to the 2019-20 exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on three pilgrimages to Thailand and is currently working on various papers within his fields of interest while producing music and creating art •

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