“The Escape Of The Magic Woman” Concept Album – Story and Press Text

THE ESCAPE OF THE MAGIC WOMAN is a concept album that represents the story of a universal feminine fiction figure, named Aurora who had extraordinary healing powers and transcendental spiritual gifts and lived in Europe in the 16th century. Aurora was sentenced to be executed. She was condemned as guilty for her powerful abilities and unique talents. However, she had the great luck to be saved at the last moment by a man of honour who knew her from the past when she successfully healed him from a dangerous disease.

This concept album contains 13 songs which were created in order to represent the universal path of the Divine Feminine Element – past, present and future by revealing Aurora’s journey through the lyrics and the music.  
The album is created to shift and transform the Divine Feminine Energy Aspect in oneself and the world. It is created to bring its Divinity to awareness, to heal and bring peace, balance, and harmony between the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine, Yin Yang Energy Principles, in ourselves as a reflection into the world.

Aurora’s journey begins from the moment of her death sentence, her starvation, and her escape. It continues through her healing process by leaving her painful past behind to come to terms with her destiny through her true self-acceptance, spiritual growth, inner peace, and consultation with the masculine energy inside of her and surround her. She comes to these terms with trust in her right to live and to be loved and accepted for what she truly is, being reconnected to the magical power of her soul through reconnecting with her spiritual guidance and coming back home to her freedom till finally gaining her self-enlightenment. 

THE ESCAPE OF THE MAGIC WOMAN project was received, written and composed by Raphaela Gilla in Berlin, Germany during the time of lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Her producer, Timour Pinel, was responsible for the recording, producing, sound engineering, and mixing of the album and helped with the arrangement. 
They were working on the songs online till the situation was safe enough to meet and record in the studio. 
The magical creative process was a huge help that supported both of them in overcoming a difficult time of the global pandemic. 

“The Escape” was the first song to appear. After Raphaela received and channelled it, she felt that this song is just the beginning of a long journey that will become a Concept Album. 
After the song “The Escape” Raphaela felt that the process of receiving and channelling the songs of the album and writing them down was a very fast and easy process as if they already were there waiting to be manifested through her. 

“Old Shadow” is the turning point in the story where Aurora chooses the light over the shadow of her past. 

The song “Aurora Awakening Dawn” represents Aurora’s awakening.
This song was received and written in Catania, Sicily inspired by St. Agatha – the saint of the city of Catania. 
In the song “Growing Roses” Aurora makes peace, gains trust, and brings love, balance, and harmony to the masculine aspect of herself. Her recovered Animus is starting to be reflected in the world around her. 
“Think Of Her And Shine” represents the transformation in Aurora’s life that brings the Divine feminine aspect to awareness in herself and in the world as well as a new birth, new life, new awareness, freedom and a fresh beginning which being represented in the song “Her Spring”. 
In the Epilogue Aurora and Raphaela meet each other in a conversation. 
“Forgotten Land, Epilogue” symbolizes both aspects-the past aspect and the new land- paradise aspect which is represented in the album as heaven on earth here and now. 

Raphaela conveys the project’s universal woman figure – Aurora whose spirit was revealed to her as if she was a real living person. She felt that Aurora wanted to tell her universal story and bring these messages which were supposed to be channelled through Raphaela’s lyrics, music, and vocals.

Raphaela says: “After two and a half years of dedicated creative work in limited resources due to covid pandemic period I’m so proud to say that we’ve managed to create a piece of timeless music which is a magical important gift for generations to come.
I invested all of my heart & soul in this project and couldn’t make it without the wonderful support of my colleagues!  
A Deep Thank You to the amazing work of Timour Pinel (loasooo) – Production, sound engineering and mixing, Yuval Miller – Master, Nikola Machova– Album’s cover painting and graphics. 
Thank you from my all being to the universe and to my beloved spiritual guides for the great honour which allowed me to pass the Divine art and messages forward”.