In trying to come up with a solution for video when I can’t be literal, I got the idea I could use a music visualizer to create psychedelic allegorical images. I tried a couple of different music visualizers and I liked the one I found on a gaming site called Animus. I decided to use my five-movement song called T.U.L.I.P. for the test. Some of you might remember that I posted T.U.L.I.P. on Tuesday back in early January as five separate short songs. I put them all together into one song with 5 movements. The five songs are more coherent as a single song.

Five-Point Calvinism in five movements
By Timothy Price

Total Depravity

Sitting shivering
In the heat of night
Sliced by rays
In the dark of light

Soul lies frayed
So depraved

Every thought a mortal
Every action a mortal
Every thought and action
A mortal Sin!

Unconditional Election

Some are elected
Others left in sin
Punished and damned
For their many transgressions
They can never win

Those few saved by grace
Unconditional love
Receive salvation
They are the few
Elected from above

All others
All the others
All the others get
All the others get damnation

Limited Atonement

Limited Atonement
Didn’t die for all
Elected are saved
Reprobates fall

No prevenient grace
Jeopardy double
Only the elect
Will make it through
Without any trouble

Redemption certain or
Redemption none
It’s predestination
Foreknown by

The One

Irresistible Grace

Irresistible Grace
Efficacy calls
Only some
But not all

For salvation

It could be me
It could be you
It may be neither
Grace for the few

Is Irresistible

Perseverance of the Saints

One saved always saved
No more death by
Trespasses and sins
Security of sanctification

Condition is secure
Eternal justification
Salvation for the
Saints persevere

Glenda doing the TULIP

48 thoughts on “Psycho-Delic

  1. Great stuff, Timothy, the Unconditional Election movement really captured me ~ the lyrics especially, and the music visualizer works very well. Psychedelic indeed and I agree with Glenda, this is purrrfect. Well done.

  2. Wow. The amount of work that must have required. I love how each of the five sets (songs) are distinct in the movements you chose. Groovy man!

    • I was feeling groovy. It was a lot of work, but it was also fun figuring things out. I went through many iterations with the visualizer trying different levels of sensitivity. When I record the visualiser, it doesn’t record the sound. I have to sync the music with the visualizer video in a video editor. There are probably visualizers that allow you to record the music in the video of the visualizer, but I assume anything like that costs money, and I don’t like spending money on software until I know it’s going to really do what I want to and that I’m going to use it a lot. Thanks, Dale.

      • You were feeling it and you gave that feeling to us! Aye aye aye… that sounds like so much work. But the way I see it, if you took the time, you enjoyed the process too 😉 Lucky for us!

  3. It does work well put together as one song in the visualizer. I am glad to hear you playing music and creating. How are your hands these days? Are you still making guitars? You and Resa had a nice project going with her designs on your instruments.

    I love those cat recliners with the plush arm rests. Glenda looks quite content up there.

    • Thanks, Lavinia. My hands vary. Especially with the colder weather. I have not made anymore guitars. I have one Joel gave me to finish that I hadn’t had time to mess with. I really don’t have a good place for applying the clear coats. The final clear coat is one of the most important steps to ensure the image is well protected.

    • Thanks, Dawn. I’m happy you liked it. I’m so sorry to hear about Anubis. It is so hard to lose are precious kitties. We lost Lola and Najar last year, and we ended up with Glenda and Gwendolyn. They were born and abandoned on July 4, 2020. We have 7 cats.

      • Two is a sensible number of kitties. Although, I have to say, we always have a cat at hand to pet, play with and love. It’s so comforting to pet a kitty and feel it purring.

      • Najar was our little girl. She was a dragon, like toothless in How to Tame Your Dragon, if you saw that movie.

  4. Unique, Tim. On the dark side despite the lights yes but nonetheless I can see how much work you put into this. And as for Glenda ….. sorry but she did steal the show. All that work and all a cat has to do is to act up and that’s that. Game over.

    • BTW Calvinism is dark. It does not think well of people, who are seen as totally depraved. Martin Luther held to the end that all of our thoughts and actions are mortal sins no matter how good our thoughts and deeds are. Both men were anti-Semites, and pessimists.

      Calvin was not a nice person. In letters exchanged between Calvin and Michael Servetus, a Spanish theologian, physician and humanist, Servetus criticized Calvin’s theology. Calvin did not take well to Seretus’ criticism, and got him condemned as a heretic for rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity and other blasphemies in Calvin’s mind. Servetus was arrested after attending a service lead by Calvin in 1553 in Geneva. Calvin authored the prosecution of Servetus, and, therefore, he was responsible for the execution of Servetus in 1553. Servetus was burned at the stake on top of a pile of the books he authored.

      Servetus was only 42 years old, and the first person to correctly describe the function of human pulmonary circulation. His death was a great lost to science of that time.

      • Oh wow, Tim, your educated comment had me fascinated. I did not know any of what you wrote. There have been so many “depraved” teachers, leaders, philosophers, and so many others who unfortunately have had the power to hurt, maim and kill those who would oppose them (and still do!). Thank you for the history lesson. If we but knew all the losses we’ve had that have been hidden from our knowledge regarding truth in all matters, we would be a very different species.

      • As part of my answer to Eleanor’s question on Why is there evil in the world? I said the question should be how does goodness persist in an evil world? People like you who are truly good, caring, empathetic, and sensitive are rare these days. I see how all the evil and injustice in the world really takes its toll on your emotions and sensibilities.

      • Tim, for you to see the toll this evil does to me, and the Journey I chose going down repeatedly to the deep endless dark to then transmute to light, then your sensitivities have been fine tuned. I’m blown away by your words. I do not much say what I experience so for you to read between the lines amazes me. Bless you!!

  5. I wondered how you were doing this, looking at Tiffany’s response it looks like something called a visualizer. You must have worked on this a long time Tim. We got multiple songs, lyrics and visuals. I don’t know how you do all this but it sure works!!!!!! Love you guys. Your cats have so much character too by the way.

    • I’m using as music visualizer that reacts to the music. It takes so time and I have to sync the music to the video of the visualized music because the recorder only records the video, no audio. Thanks, Joni.

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