Beyond the Ninth Wave - DVD
By Jen Delyth
Celtic Animation, Myth, Music and Poetry
Experience the Celtic Mysteries through the inspirational visuals, evocative music and ancient poetry of Beyond the Ninth Wave. Animated mystical symbols, sacred places, and mythical creatures intertwine with layers of translucent video and the brilliant colors of Celtic Art. Over 100 pages of poetry and symbols accompany movies. Soundtracks weave contemporary and traditional Celtic music with ancient and modern poetry by Gilli Smith, Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, John and Caitlin Matthews, Hildegard de Bingen (12th Century), Taliesin (6th Century), Fiona Macleod.
“The Ninth Wave is the mystical
border between worlds,” according to Welsh artist Jen Delyth.
For anyone wishing to delve into this border, Beyond the
Ninth Wave is a mystical journey that will be thoroughly
enjoyed. This easy to explore interactive DVD showcases Delyth’s
gorgeous artwork, interweaving it with traditional and
contemporary Celtic music and poetry. The DVD includes nine
animated movies that can be viewed together as a feature film or
individually as chapters. Within each chapter are not only the
movie, but also links to poetry, descriptions of mythological
symbols, and notes about the artists pertaining to that chapter.
A booklet accompanies the DVD to guide the user in navigation.
Delyth’s astounding Celtic
artwork is brilliant, colorful and flows gracefully from one
image to the next. Accompanying it, Gilli Smith’s haunting voice
reminds one of a wise woman of the woods, as she reads the
poetry of both ancient and modern Celtic poets, including her
own works as well as that of Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, John
and Caitlin Matthews, Hildegard de Bingen, Taliesin, and Fiona
Macleod. The DVD also contains an abundance of information
explaining the Celtic pantheon and the symbolism of each
figure’s aspects. Druidic wisdom is portrayed through the words
of the early poets Taliesin and Amergin.
Anyone with an
appreciation of timeless wisdom and beauty will quickly realize
this is not just entertainment or learning, it’s an experience.
Beyond the Ninth Wave is the kind of DVD to which you can
sit back, pour yourself a glass of wine, and let its inspiration
flow through all your senses. It will take you on a mystical
journey to the border between worlds.