We rounded the last bend in the maze and entered a circular chamber. It was empty – except for a large hole in the floor where the icy stream which had coursed through the winding pathways of the maze now disappeared. The roar of the watervoice, like that of a god, came up through the dark hole as the falling stream shattered on the rocks somewhere below.

"We have reached the Heart of the Heart," Tegid explained. "Here memory is extinguished."

"Memory is extinguished in death," I mused.

"That is so. But to die to one world is to be born into another. Therefore life, like all created things, though it ceases to flow in the this world, continues its journey in the place beyond."

The tingling I felt was the hair on the nape of my neck creeping. In the place beyond ... the Phantarch sleeps ...

Excerpt from The Paradise War © Stephen R. Lawhead
Used with permission. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


from Songs From Albion 1, released March 15, 1992


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ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. View Jeff's complete discography here: www.selahservice.com/2015/05/jeff-johnsons-arkmusic-discography/ ... more

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