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Memory of a Cosmic Heart

$5,855 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 1 month

Welcome! Memory of a Cosmic Heart is a synergy of musicians, vocalists, opera singers, choirs, DJ's, and artists creating together to bring a musical odyssey of our cosmic heart to life. We are nearly finished mixing the album and are asking all of our fans and patrons to support this project by pre-ordering the limited edition album, purchasing the numerous rewards, or become a sponsor, co-producer and receive credit on the album, illuminated manuscript, and theatrical concert. 

PURPOSE: "Memory of a Cosmic Heart" is made up of three parts- it is an album of music, an illuminated manuscript, and a theatrical performance, designed to awaken the neural connections in the heart, sending an electromagnetic wave of love to hearts around the planet. The focus of this Go Fund Me campaign is to offer pre-orders of the music and illuminated manuscript.

STORY: A daughter of the Sun falls to earth and is born a human. Her name is Memory. A fiery soul growing up in a fleshy garment is challenging, yet she does her best to fit in, sharing her gifts and heart, until visions of her celestial home begin to appear. I am creating an illuminated manuscript of the story and songs.

MUSIC: It is cinematic, operatic, new age, ambient, with world and electronic accents. The talent on the album is a synergestic dream.

CONCERT: After the music and book are produced, then a multi-media concert will be the final incarnation of the project.

We are offering special limited edition versions of:

                            (album cover art may change)

200 vinyl LPs, with full color jacket, printed protective inner sleeve , and hand pressed foil numbering. Some of these LPs will be paired with limited edition prints and artwork! See the Rewards for details.

There is something authentic about the tangible reality of records.  Pulling an album from its jacket, then taking it out of its sleeve, placing it on the turntable and watching the needle hit the grooves is relaxing, and fulfilling. It almost feels like a sacred ritual.  

                               (CD cover art may change)

300 CDs within a full color Eco Digipak. Will come with a booklet of lyrics and esoterica. Some of these are available with artwork!
                                      
Digital Downloads are available for only $15.


100 Illuminated Manuscripts, 9"x9" hard cover, full color, numbered and signed.  I am writing and creating the art for this story of a daughter of the sun who falls to earth and must live as a human. The pages will be filled with fascinating esoterica on astronomy, geology, astrophysics, metaphysics, and alchemy.

→ TELL ME MORE

The "Memory of a Cosmic Heart" album invites us to Wander in the Wonder. What does that mean? These songs will cool the mind, invite the sun into your heart, and invoke a soothing rhythmic motion in the body (involuntary dancing).

Together with my writing partner Rob Jacobs we have been developing this musical odyssey of the heart for over ten years. From the beginning our desire was to compose songs that expressed a love lifting vibration,  evoking feelings of wellbeing and peace. Patience and time allowed the music to evolve, become more nuanced, more beautiful, ultimately transcending our initial conception. 

Final recording and production are in the works now, with a launch of the Vinyl and CD and Illuminated Manuscript scheduled for late 2018.

→ THE HEART OF IT

The heart is revered in all cultures as a symbol for love,
courage, and compassion. It represents the ambition of the soul, connecting our physical evolution to our spiritual revolution. Like a multi-faceted gem the heart's physical attributes are many.

✧ The heart is the first organ to form in the body. It is the organizing factor for physical formation, including brain formation. The heart contains extensive brain-like neural matter and has recently been classified as a gland because it produces its own hormone. The heart not only puts out its own balancing and regulating hormones, but also instantaneously communicates electromagnetic and chemical information to the rest of the body and to other bodies near it.

✧ Research has shown that the heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body. The electromagnetic energy of the heart not only envelops every cell of the human body, but also extends out in all directions in the space around us. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain.

✧ Our cardiac field touches those within 8-10 feet of where we are positioned (and perhaps in more subtle ways at greater distances). One person’s heart signal can effect another’s brainwaves, and heart-brain synchronization can occur between two people when they interact.

✧ On microcosmic/macrocosmic levels we are physically,  energetically, made of stardust, connecting us intrinsically to the cosmos. The rhythm of the heart reflects the tides of the oceans, the pulse of quasars, the motion of the universe, and the dance of God. 

"We are a way for the universe to know itself. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return. And we can, because the cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff." - Carl Sagan


→ AMAZING MUSICIANS

James Raymond, Producer, Piano, Keyboards
Sangeeta Kaur, Soprano
Seay, Mezzo Soprano
Nick Palance, Tenor
Madi Sato, Ceremony Singer 
Drew Corey, Choir Director
C3LA Choir, Tyler Azelton, Saunder Choi, Drew Corey, Amy Golden, Amy Gorden, Molly Pease, Joseph Thel, Jaco Wong, Diana Woolner
Suzanne Teng, Flutes
Gilbert Levy, Percussion
Fritz Heede, Piano, Guitar
Dov, Violin, Viola
Montana Jose, Producer, DJ, Electronic Mixes
Brandon Cervantes, French Horns
Jeremy Kidd, Guitar
Rob Jacobs, Harmonium
Greg Spalenka, Background Vocals, Percussion

→ VISION

We are rolling this production out in two phases:

PHASE 1. Produce a limited edition vinyl record, limited edition CD along with digital downloads. Making an album of this caliber is expensive. Everyone is being compensated for their time and talent, this includes the musicians, studio engineers, mixing and mastering engineers, manufacturing the vinyl record, and CD. 

PHASE 1a. The story will be made into a limited edition illuminated manuscript. Equal parts story book, astronomy, geology, astrophysics, metaphysics,
and alchemical inquiry- this is an illustrated adventure of the mind and spirit. 

PHASE 2. Lastly, a multi-media concert will be the grand finale, and can happen after the first phase is successful. 

---✧✦ YOU ✦✧---
 

By participating in this funding campaign you will:

✦ 1. Be part of the collective, to make this music a reality, so it can help us send an electromagnetic wave of love to the planet. Also, you will own the only limited edition Vinyl and CD versions of this music.

✦ 2. You will help fund the creation of the illuminated manuscript that tells a tale of our cosmic origins, and more. 

✦ 3. Set the stage for the concert.

After so many years of nurturing and developing this project it becomes like a long pregnancy. Now this Cosmic Heart is ready to be born! With you, we can make this happen, with your support we can make Memory of a Cosmic Heart a reality.

→ REWARDS ♥

We have assembled an array of rewards for your generous contributions. These prices include shipping to the US. If you are in a foriegn country we will bill you for the shipping fees separately.

♥ Master botanical perfumer, Roxana Villa is creating a very special, high vibrational plant fragrance to accompany this album. A sample of this uplifting fragrance will be included with all CD and Vinyl rewards. Follow the progress of the pure fume at her journal.


✧Obsidian✧ 
$5

Do you believe in the healing power of music and supporting the arts, but would rather not purchase more music—then this pledge level is  for you.
Thank you!!


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✧Tiger Eye✧ $15

Digital download of all the music on the album sent to you or a loved one.

Estimated delivery: November 2018  Thank you!!

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✧Carnelian✧ $30


Digital download of all the music on the album & the limited edition CD, signed by Greg Spalenka and Rob Jacobs.

Estimated delivery: November 2018  Thank you!!

{ 150 Available }

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Aventurine ✧ $35


Digital download of all the music on the album and a 50ml bottle of Bulgarian rose hydrosol, distilled in Marin County, offered by Monika of Mala Apothecary in Malibu, CA. Hydrosols are balancing, hydrating and calming to the skin, mind and body. They are safe for children and also make a wonderful drinking tonic in fresh spring water. malaapothecary.com


Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 2 Available }

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Agate✧ $40

Digital download of all the music on the album & an Online Heart Virtue Assessment (normally $50).
HeartVirtue.com

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 3 Available }

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✧Rose Quartz✧ $65


Digital download of all the music on the album & the limited edition 12" Vinyl LP signed by Greg Spalenka and Rob Jacobs.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 125 Available }

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Citrine✧ $70


Digital download of all the music on the album and the limited edition of Memory of a Cosmic Heart Illuminated Manuscript, 9"x9" hard cover, full color, numbered, signed and with a small sketch.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 25 Available }

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✧Lapis lazuli✧ $80


Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition CD & a 5x5 drawing by Greg Spalenka.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 10 Available }

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✧Labradorite✧ $90


Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition CD & 12" Vinyl LP.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 10 Available }

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Fluorite✧ $95


Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition CD, and the limited edition of Memory of a Cosmic Heart Illuminated Manuscript, 9"x9" hard cover, full color, numbered, signed and with a small sketch.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 25 Available }

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✧Turquoise✧ $100


Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition 12" Vinyl LP & limited edition print of the cover art by Greg Spalenka.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 10 Available }

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✧Tametrine✧ $120
Digital download of all the music on the album, and a one on one life coaching session with Chiara Pietrogiovanna, MA. ($150 value)LiveYourBestLifeNow.com

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 1 Available }

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Amber✧ $125


Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition 12" Vinyl LP, and the limited edition of Memory of a Cosmic Heart Illuminated Manuscript, 9"x9" hard cover, full color, numbered, signed and with a small sketch.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 25 Available }

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Celestite✧ $145


Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition 12" Vinyl LP, limited edition CD, and the limited edition, Memory of a Cosmic Heart Illuminated Manuscript, 9"x9" hard cover, full color, numbered, signed and with a small sketch.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 25 Available }

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✧Bloodstone✧ $150

Digital download of the music, and a one on one Heart Virtue Session with Greg Montana. ($250 value).
HeartVirtue.com

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 1 Available }

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✧Aquamarine✧ $180


Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition CD & 12" Vinyl LP and a signed, 'Sky Trails' LP by David Crosby. James Raymond co-produced this album with his Dad, who happens to be Croz.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 1 Available }

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Azurite✧ $200


Digital download of the music, the CD & a 5x5 original painting by Greg Spalenka in an alchemical theme of your choice.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 5 Available }

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✧Larimar✧ $300

Digital download of the music, the CD and a bundle of 15 CD's + 1 DVD or 16 CD's by the contributing musical artists-
Sangeeta Kaur: Niguma or Ascension
Seay: In the Garden
Mystic Journey: Kingdom of Mountains, Enchanted Wind, Miles Beyond, Mystic Journey
Nick Palance: Live on El Paseo DVD or Saving Grace CD
Frtiz Heade: Illuminated Manuscripts or Ritual Path
DOV: Sagewing, Forest Reverie, Seraphim Rhapsody, Journey to Eden
Greg Spalenka: The Visions of Vespertina CD + booklet
Memory of a Cosmic Heart CD

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 2 Available }


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✧Amethyst✧ $495


Digital download of the music, the 12" Vinyl LP & a 12x12 original painting by Greg Spalenka in an alchemical theme of your choice.

Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!

{ 5 Available }

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Moonstone✧ $500


Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as an Assistant Producer! Your name will appear as an Assistant Producer in the album credits on any versions, including the theatrical performance. You will also receive a digital download, CD and the 12" Vinyl LP to thank you for your generous heart.


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✧Clear Quartz✧ $1000


Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as an Associate Producer! Your name will appear as an Associate Producer in the album credits on any versions, including the theatrical performance. You will also receive a digital download, CD and the 12" Vinyl LP to thank you for your generous heart.


{2 Available }

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✧Opal✧ $2000


Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as a Co-Producer! Your name will appear as a Co-Producer in the album credits on any versions, including the theatrical performance. You will also receive a digital download, CD and the 12" Vinyl LP as well as a 12"x12" original painting of an alchemical concept of your choice. and a big thank you for your generous heart.


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✧Diamond✧ $4000


Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as an Archangel Producer! Your name will appear as a Executive Producer in the album credits on any versions, including the theatrical performance. You will aslo receive a digital download, CD,  the 12" Vinyl LP and the following original painting (See link below) or similar- Nature’s Graces, 46″x52″ mixed media (oil, acrylic, metallics and gold leaf on vinyl and wood), honey, coffee, varnish). $4000 value. See it here.  https://www.spalenka.com/products/copy-of-wings-museum-quality-light-jet-print-on-wood
Shipping is not included.


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→ PAYMENTS

If you would like to pay using a different currency please contact me: Greg (at) spalenka.com

→ OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

If contributing financially is not an option for you at the moment please help us out by spreading the word  ---> Share this page with everyone you know through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email and word of mouth.

We also have lots of assets for you to help us get the word out, find them below.

https://www.facebook.com/spalenka

✧♥✧
Special heartfelt gratitude to Kristina Bauer for her guidance on crowd funding and all the contributors who are helping make this project a reality!
✧♥✧

                                                                 ---✧✦ SPONSORS ✦✧---








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Introducing the Musicians on Memory of a Cosmic Heart-
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Help me decide the direction of the, "Memory of a Cosmic Heart" LP jacket and CD covers. Go here to vote- https://spalenkablog.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/cosmic-heart-lp-jacket-cover-vote/
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I have refined the Cosmic Heart video and feeling pretty happy about it now. That was an evolution. Whether I am drawing, painting, working digitally, shooting photography/video, or making music, the goal is always to create some element of wonder. I want people to wander in the wonder of it all. Hopefully this video does some of that, and inspires everyone to support the love.
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Grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Seay is recording her final versions for the songs this week. I will share some of those vocals with you soon!

Also, Drew Corey directed the C3LA choir for out of this world choral sections, written specifically for this project. I designed these pieces to weave through the songs. I will be sharing these with you soon too.
Cosmic Heart cover concept sketch.
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$5,855 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 1 month
$5
✧Obsidian✧
Do you believe in the healing power of music and supporting the arts, but would rather not purchase more music—then this pledge level is for you. Thank you!!
$15
✧Tiger Eye✧
Digital download of all the music on the album sent to you or a loved one. More details in the story section.
$30
✧Carnelian✧
142 of 150 left
Digital download of all the music on the album & the limited edition CD. signed by Greg Spalenka and Rob Jacobs. More details in the story section.
$40
✧Agate✧
3 of 3 left
Digital download of all the music on the album & an Online Heart Virtue Assessment (normally $50). www.HeartVirtue.com More details in the story section.
$65
✧Rose Quartz✧
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Digital download of all the music on the album & the limited edition Vinyl signed by Greg Spalenka and Rob Jacobs. More details in the story section.
$70
✧Citrine✧
25 of 25 left
Digital download of all the music and the limited edition, "Memory of a Cosmic Heart" Illuminated Manuscript, 9"x9" hard cover. Details in the story section.
$80
✧Lapis lazuli✧
4 of 10 left
Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition CD & a 5x5 drawing by Greg Spalenka. More details in the story section.
$85
✧Selenite✧
10 of 10 left
Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition CD & a 5x5 drawing by Greg Spalenka. Estimated delivery: November 2018 Thank you!!
$90
✧Labradorite✧
9 of 10 left
Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition CD & the limited edition Vinyl.
$95
✧Fluorite✧
25 of 25 left
Digital download of the music, CD, & limited edition "Memory of a Cosmic Heart" Illuminated Manuscript, 9"x9" hard cover. Details in story section.
$100
✧Turquoise✧
3 of 10 left
Digital download of all the music on the album, the limited edition Vinyl & limited edition print of the cover art. More details in the story section.
$120
✧Tametrine✧
1 of 1 left
Digital download of all the music on the album, and a one on one life coaching session with Chiara Pietrogiovanna, MA. ($150 value) www.LiveYourBestLifeNow.com
$125
✧Amber✧
25 of 25 left
Digital download of the music, 12" Vinyl LP, limited edition, Memory of a Cosmic Heart Illuminated Manuscript 9"x9" hard cover... details in the story section.
$145
✧Celestite✧
25 of 25 left
Digital download of the music, 12" Vinyl LP, CD, Memory of a Cosmic Heart Illuminated Manuscript, 9"x9" hard cover... details in the story section.
$150
✧Bloodstone✧
1 of 1 left
Digital download of the music, and a one on one Heart Virtue Session with amazing life coach, Greg Montana. ($250 value). www.HeartVirtue.com
$180
✧Aquamarine✧
1 of 1 left
Digital download of the music, limited edition CD & 12" Vinyl LP + signed, 'Sky Trails' LP by David Crosby. James Raymond co-produced this with Croz.
$200
✧Azurite✧
4 of 5 left
Digital download of the music, the CD & a 5x5 original painting by Spalenka in an alchemical theme of your choice. More details in the story section.
$300
✧Larimar✧
2 of 2 left
Digital download of the music, the CD and a bundle of 15 CD's + 1 DVD or 16 CD's by the contributing musical artists. Details in the story section.
$495
✧Amethyst✧
5 of 5 left
Digital download of the music, the Vinyl & a 12x12 original painting by Spalenka in an alchemical theme of your choice. More details in the story section.
$500
✧Moonstone✧
20 of 20 left
Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as a Contributing Producer! More details in the story section.
$1,000
✧Clear Quartz✧
3 of 4 left
Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as a Associate Producer! More details in the story section.
$3,000
✧Opal✧
3 of 4 left
Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as a Co-Producer! More details in the story section.
$5,000
✧Diamond✧
4 of 4 left
Join the Memory of a Cosmic Heart team as an Arch Angel! More details in the story section.
$35
✧Aventurine✧
2 of 2 left
Digital download of the music & a 50ml bottle of Bulgarian rose hydrosol, offered by Monika of Mala Apothecary. https://www.malaapothecary.com
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