The Mendicant

by Child Mercury

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Besides looking for an excuse to use my newly acquired banjo in a recording, the main inspiration for this song and lyrics came from The Fool trump card.
Traditionally, The Fool is card "0" of the Major Arcana. It stands for no-thing, from which all things have their source.
It represents the beginning of the journey of life.
It also represents the emptiness full of infinite potential.
It is divine consciousness.
Therefore, it is a holy fool.

My hope is that this will be the first of many Tarot inspired tracks.


released 03 April 2014
Sun in Aries, Moon in Leo.

Written and Performed by Child Mercury.
Recorded and Produced at The Star Chamber, Kagoshima, Japan.

Special thanks to Neil Ó Briain for helping me acquire an affordable banjo.

This song is dedicated to all travellers and seekers.
It is also dedicated Brendan and Patrick Balson, two fellow seekers on the path.



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Child Mercury Ontario

A repository for the musical/magickal projects of Gaze Santos, musician/magickian of the Hodic Sphere.
He is an aspiring multi-instrumentalist with folk and psychedelic leanings.
Originally hails from Canada, he currently resides in the land of the rising sun, also known as Japan.
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