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“As time distills the products of our civilization, and pop culture and social media fade, the words and ideas of Tisziji Muñoz will likely persist as a philosophical reference point for those who gaze back at us 300 years in the future.” —Chris Andersen

“This spoken word offering from Bhapuji Tisziji Muñoz contains some of his most mysteriously provocative word medicine. Those of us close to this great Master through the years, know that it is not unusual for him to be able to explain the unexplainable or describe the indescribable. Though I’ve been around Tisziji nearly 40 years and have read many of his books, this work initially appeared to me as ungraspable as it is humorous, wondrous and joyous. It had the extreme effect of knocking any of my usual thought processes completely off axis and often had me saying, ‘what?’ However, once I heard it a few times my perception changed and I was able to hear it as clear simple truth.

“This is the miraculous gift shared by this fully realized Master who can see beyond external appearances, and penetrate and illuminate the inner reality of unknowable transcendent being. It was a blessing and a great challenge to provide, along with these great players, sympathetic accompaniment to such genius Heart word. There were no charts, guidelines or gravitational references whatsoever. Whew!!! Hu. Infinite gratitude to you, Bhapu, for sharing your realization of liberation, compassion and love with the universe. Love Always, Hu” —Ra-Kalam Bob Moses

“The Realization of Paradox project followed the Beauty as Beauty meditation trilogy featuring Lam-Sobo John Medeski. This great trilogy highlights the progression from structure to super structure to ultimate no structure — that spontaneous wisdom and meditation acknowledging and transcending all time-mind structures into space awareness. This was easy to achieve. Completely done! However, this opened another more final door, the door of radical and catastrophic paradox as living word for the musicians to respond to with complete freedom. They played to my word and piano playing on this date. It was a very purifying, ecstatic and radical ground for music, which became a joyous transformational process.” —Tisziji Muñoz

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  1. Introducing Realization of Paradox / The Paradox of Cause as Source, Pt. 1
    5:47
  2. The Paradox of Cause as Source, Pt. 2
    2:51
  3. The Paradox of Cause as Source, Pt. 3
    3:04
  4. The Paradox of Cause as Source, Pt. 4
    1:04
  5. The Paradox of Vibration as Appearance, Pt. 1
    5:02
  6. The Paradox of Vibration as Appearance, Pt. 2
    4:27
  7. The Paradox of Hearing into No-Hearing
    3:46
  8. The Paradox of No Space
    4:51
  9. The Paradox of No Matter
    5:49
  10. The Paradox of No Feeling
    3:06
  11. The Paradox of No Result
    3:49
  12. The Paradox of No Condition as Creative Process
    3:28

Tisziji Muñoz: Word, Piano
John Medeski (Lam-Sobo): Piano
Don Pate (Yaka): Bass (Left & Center)
David Finck: Bass (Right & Center)
Túpac Mantilla (Vij-Arjune): Bata, Body Percussion, Bowls & Bells, Cymbals, Frame Drum, Gongs, Tablas, Wheelchair
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses: Drum Set, Gongs

Recorded on February 5, 2012
Producer, Creative Vision and Orchestration: Tisziji Muñoz
Recording, Editing & Mixing Engineer: David J. Sullivan (Gyan-Das), Anami Music Inc.
Mastering Engineer: Chris Andersen, Nevessa Productions