Wendy Rule with Kari Tauring at the Capri

Australian Visionary . . .

Australian Visionary . . .

This was an amazing concert we sponsored in 2009 – check out the recording of Kari Tauring’s performance – Live at the Capri!

Northside Arts Collective (NAC) and Eye of Horus Metaphysical present Australian Wendy Rule with cellist Rachel Samuel and Kari Tauring with Huldre for a mystical night at the recently renovated Historic Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. This is the first of the twelve part “Great Streets Concert Series” held at the Capri, sponsored through a Great Streets grant from the City of Minneapolis’ Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED).

Presented by Northside Arts Collective & Eye of Horus. Tickets are $15 and available at OvationTix or by calling 866-811-4111. Eye of Horus, 2717 Lyndale Ave S. is also selling premium seat tickets in the first three rows.  Call 612-872-1292 to check availability.

Australian visionary songstress Wendy Rule will bring her stirring and sensual dark cabaret to Minneapolis for one night only on Thursday September 17.   Renowned for years amongst the world’s alternative spiritual communities, Wendy is now deservedly gaining a much broader following. She is about to embark on her 12th international tour. This will be a rare opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most enigmatic and prolific artists.

“Dark, sensual, sonic theatre…compelling stuff” – Rolling Stone Australia

Fiercely independent, Wendy has managed to carve a unique path through the musical mainstream, and has emerged with seven major albums and a string of side projects to her name.  Her live performances demonstrate a passionate union of her incredible voice – moving from soaring heights to intimate whispers – and her beautifully dark and visionary lyrics, the album is strong, Earthy and Shamanic.  More than music, Rule weaves ritual and story into a net that continues to draw an ever-growing audience into her otherworldy realm.

“Every so often Melbourne throws up a singular talent, someone previously hidden amongst the well-established musical tribes, someone possessed of a unique vision. Wendy Rule, the vocalist, songwriter and visionary behind this remarkable album, is such an artist.” – Beat Magazine, Melbourne

KariHuldre-duo-2009-0815-thumbOpening the evening will be Kari Tauring and Huldre — tonight a duo with Drew Miller of Boiled In Lead. Kari sings and tells stories from our deep Scandinavian tap root. Waving her antler feather fan, she conjures ancient spirits that hover and dance around her classically trained voice. The bone beads of her Bronze Age string skirt punctuate rune songs danced to the pols (pulse) of staff and melodic dulcimer.

Author of “The Runes: A Human Journey” (2007), Tauring’s performances draw on 20 years of research and experience. Her EP “Völva Songs” (2008) includes songs in Votic, Old Norse, Norwegian and English — in performance, her music is both sweet as a lullaby and frightening as a Valkyrie; both intensely emotional and thoroughly researched. She wakes something from deep in our bones, something simultaneously ephemeral and elemental.

Kari teaches Volva staving at Eye of Horus on the second Saturday of every month. This performance is an opportunity to see the depth and power of the use of stav in performance.

“Her shows educate as well as inspire” – David de Young, howwastheshow.com

Tickets on sale Now $15

Reserved Seating for all tickets. The Eye of Horus has reserved the first three rows for sale exclusively through the store. The pink area of the seating chart represents our block of  74 of the 250 tickets.  These seats are only available in our store at 2717 Lyndale Ave S., or by calling the store at 612-872-1292.  We highly recommend calling to reserve your seats before coming in and paying. They are only a feew left.

Wind Chimes + Wind Power = Cool!

“Windchimes are musical instruments that are played by the wind,” says Woodstock Chimes founder Garry Kvistad, who taught collegiate music classes for many years, and is also a musician with the group NEXUS and a percussionist with the Steve Reich and Musicians ensemble.

Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes

Kvistad incorporates tunings of scales from many different cultures throughout the world to create unique, inspiring sounds and styles.

When we heard about his dedication to reproducing the tones of both ancient and modern devotional music from many cultures, we knew the chimes, bells and tones would be a good fit for a store dedicated to myth and centered living. We now offer over a dozen (18 to be exact) Woodstock Chimes in our Minneapolis Store. We have also added the chimes, along with zoom images and mp3 sound samples of each one, to our Home & Garden section of our online store, and we will be expanding the line.

Woodstock Chimes

Woodstock Chimes are Wind-powered just like Eye of Horus!

Wind powered

We also noticed that Woodstock is celebrating 30 years of offering a wind-powered product. This gave us an opportunity to let everyone know that Eye of Horus Metaphysical in Minneapolis has been powered by the wind since August of 2008, when we opted for 100% Windsourced energy from our provider.

All of our energy is provided by Minnesota Windfarms. It’s just one of the ways we consciously try to walk lightly on the Earth.  (Click to read about all of our environmental programs.) So it was a natural fit to add Woodstock Chimes to our list of environmental products.

Wind chimes

When Woodstock Chimes first began producing windchimes in 1979, most windchimes were made by artists who created visually beautiful chimes with little consideration for the sound. Woodstock Chimes elevated the windchime into an item that combines beauty with musical relevance, using a technique that precision tunes the company’s windchimes to musical scales.

For reasons of musical purity, Woodstock uses an ancient tuning system known as just intonation.  Therefore, many of the notes used on Woodstock Chimes fall between the notes of the piano which is tuned to a modern system called equal temperament.  This makes the chimes not only authentic when tuned to ancient scales, but also gives the sound a beautiful and unique quality.

Each and every tube or rod used in Woodstock Chimes is individually tuned to exacting frequencies to assure the best possible result.  This means that tubes tuned to the same note found on other Woodstock Chimes will be in tune with each other but might be slightly different in length.  Other wind-chime makers often cut to exacting lengths but the sound will vary due to the slight inconsistencies of the tubes (wall thickness, diameter, temperament of metal).

Turquoise Chime Tuned to the Golden Ratio

Turquoise Chime Tuned to the Golden Ratio

While Woodstock products are mostly enjoyed in homes and gardens, many musicians use them as well.  Since the intervals don’t always match the modern system of tuning of the piano exactly, trained ears can appreciate the difference and adapt to the ancient system. Woodstock Percussion Wind Chimes are tuned using a computerized tuning process in order to achieve incomparably beautiful sound. The frequencies at which the different tubes vibrate are integrally related, thus producing the purest musical intervals.

One example of this is the Golden Ratio Turquoise Chime.  This chime is tuned using the Golden Ratio, a ratio discovered by the ancient Greeks and found throughout nature.  This is one of the building-blocks of the universe, and now the sound can add harmony to your deck, patio, or garden. Click Here to Listen to an mp3 of the Golden Ratio Turquoise Chime

In addition to the beautiful sound, this chime combines modern square tubes with faux turquoise accents for an elegant southwestern style.

Eye of Horus now carries the Woodstock Emperor Gong, Temple Bells and, of course, its Classical  Chimes, such as the Pachelbel Canon Chime and the Chimes of Mozart, and many more. View and listen to all of the woodstock chimes we carry!

Sept 2008 Events at the Eye

We have a phenominal line-up of special events at the store in September, with two open ritual circles, a new art show opening, and the return of Wendy Rule with a special in-store appearance. Check these out!

  • 9/14: Full Moon Circle – Buck Moon Esbat –  4pm to 5pm
  • 9/17: Sorgitzak (Old Forest Craft) Open Circle – 7pm to 9 pm
  • 9/20: Dreamscapes Art Show Opening Reception –  6pm to 9pm
  • 9/25: Wendy Rule In-Store Pre-concert Event – 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • 9/28: New Moon Meditation with Thraicie Eye of Horus – 2pm to 4pm

Most of our events are free or donation-based ($1-$8) to cover the cost of room rental and refreshments. Check our online calendar for details. Call Eye of Horus at 612-872-1292 for more info. Our store is located at 2717 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Click here for map to store.

Monthly Events at the Eye

  • 9/6: Norse Shamanic Völva Stav Workshop – [1st Saturday of the Month: 1-3pm]
  • 9/7: Chant for Peace with the Hennepin County Enchanters – [1st Sunday of the Month: 1-2pm]
  • 9/8: Introduction to Thelema Frater AISh MLChMH (O.T.O.) – [2nd Monday of the Month: 8-9pm]
  • 9/10: Pagan Night Out / Meetup – [2nd & 4th Weds of the Month: 6-9pm]
  • 9/12: Monthly Libation Hyperborean Proto Demos (Public Circle) – [2nd Friday Evening each Month: 7-9pm]
  • 9/13: Psychic Discussion & Practice Group – [2nd Saturday each month: 2-4 pm]
  • 9/13: Bardic Circle Musicians & Storytellers Jam – [2nd & 4th Saturday each month: 5-7pm]
  • 9/16: Old Craft Discussion Group with Steven Posch – [3rd Tuesday of each month: 7-9pm]
  • 9/19: Open Drum & Dance Jam – [3rd Friday of the Month: 7-9pm]
  • 9/20: Historical Reconstructionists Meet-up – [3rd Saturday of the Month: 3-5pm]
  • 9/23: Twin Cities Tarot Meetup TC Tarot Meetup Group – [4th Tuesday of each month 7-8:45pm]

Weekly Healing Events at the Eye

  • Pagan-Friendly AA Twin Cities pAAgans – [Every Monday and Thursday: 7-8pm]
  • Reiki Healing by Maggie & Jaimie – [Every Friday 6:30-8:30pm]

We also have Tarot & Psychic Readers available for consulation every day.  Call the store at 612-872-1292 for rates, walk-in times, or to make an appointment.