What does In the House of Stone and Light mean?

Martin Page: In the House of Stone and Light Meaning

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In the House of Stone and Light Lyrics

Oh mount Kailas uncover me
Come my restauration wash my body clean
I've been walking a long and crooked path
Where the walls have fallen
And broken me in half

1-I'm telling you
I will not rest 'til I lay down my head

I'm gonna go in the house...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 30th 2013 !⃝

    Seems to be about a search for spiritual renewal, and looking for it amongst all religions. Mount Kailas is a reference to Buddhism, and there is also a clear reference to the Havasupai tribe of Native Americans. I think the "old man waiting at the gates for me" is Saint Peter. There are a few other possible references to Christianity--"Holy Lady" might be the Virgin Mary, and the titular "House of Stone and Light" might be a church--but those are a bit of a stretch. The line regarding the "day when I awake the child inside" is a reference to Jungian psychology, which also holds that all myths tap into a collective unconscious mind, and is very concerned with spirituality. An understanding of Jung may be the key to really getting this extremely complex song.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2010 !⃝

    Regarding Mt Zion, the house of stone and light. Re Daniel 12... no kidding! I'm going!

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