Archive: something arch-aic, ancestral. Celestial? Or from below? From Noah-arch or arch-angelic?
Why would anyone in our globalised and digitalised culture ever become interested to “taste” the shadows of the past, grey memories lost to fire of experience and struggle? It was mighty inspiration, like a lightening of a raw natural power, which 21 years ago made it easy for us while stumbling over the sphynx question - ”Remember The Future?”- in the ancient tower of Gahmuret, the heart of the castle Borl Ankenstein!* The key to unlock this riddle can be found by paraphrasing Goethe: “Ignorance of attaining and internalising living memory of at least two thousand years, results in blind existance of day-to-day survival, life devoid of meaning, tossed in all directions!”
It is our resolve to listen to the story of this archaic Borl tower, to “hear and feel” the uninterrupted life since neolitic times on this steep rock above river Drava and surrounding landscape. To remember actively the Parzival dynasty of Anschouwe in Lower Styria, so intimately interwoven with the story of Grail, asserting high supremacy of quality above quantity. Yes, on the digital map of Europe, castle Borl and Terra Parzival might appear hidden and lost on the periphery, but from the inner, qualitative perspective of “Europa Unfinished Masterpiece”, this magic landscape is emerging as a gateway to the societal transformation, the “Mill for the Soul”, the quest for meaning.
May this archive document some moments of our decades long struggle and search which resulted in re-descovery of Terra Parzival along with the challenge of raising her to the resonance platform of Macro Violin regional co-creation process. We hope to enable the current and future generations to value and practise the archetypal path of knighthood, in whatever creative form this might appear in our modern life, enabling society to raise above duality of position and opposition to the resonance platform of composition!
Miha Pogacnik For Terra Parzival team* Borl - Ankenstein and Terra Parzival
Miha Pogačnik - 17 April 1980, Cathedral in Chartres - playing on a Macro Violin from the periphery