Lions, Tigers and Didgeridoo
Astarius Sounding the Big Cats
Out of Africa Wildlife Park
My experience of playing the didgeridoo for the big cats at Out of Africa Wildlife Park was one of the most profound events of my life and its richness will last forever. The response that these animals had to my playing came from the pure instinctual core of their being, with no sifting through intellect as with humans.
I believe that the "Animal Spirit" (AN-IM-ALL SPIRIT) is an access code to the Eternal. The use of circular breathing in playing the didgeridoo produces uninterrupted sound, reflecting the endless nature of Eternity. My experience with these majestic cats spanned about five hours, yet in my Soul it was from the beginning less beginning to the endless end.
My experience included an additional dozen or so big cats not shown in these photos (more lions, tigers, white tigers, leopards and a few cougars). I am grateful to Dean and Prayeri Harrison, the owners of the park, for honoring me to come in and play for the animals. I am also grateful to Astara for taking these photos.
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