About: Early Rising people (David Tollisen)
Early Rising People is a project by world traveler and
Norwegian, David Tollisen. David has spent most of his past 17 years in India
and the Philippines studying Yoga and working with children in poverty stricken
areas that has given him a different perspective of life.
As David puts it “one day I fell down out of a coconut
tree”, and started to create music that was both spiritually uplifting and
socially conscious based on life experiences and the growing consciousness that
has awakened in the world.
Recently, with the help of a few friends, David released an
album titled “ PROUT Revolution”. The 14 song project is a spiritual manifesto
based on looking at the world as a family which is the meaning behind the title
of the album. Quite simply, PROUT is the application of the family spirit to
society and economics. It is a very realistic alternative in practice than how
the world works right now.
David speaking about his project and belief:
“I would very much like to remind all the conscious
musicians and other artists in the whole world about their responsibility
towards a PROUT revolution. It is foolish to think that intellectuals and
politicians are going to be the driving force behind mobilizing the masses
towards a revolutionary change. Responsible artists must unite together through
Song and other forms of art which can touch the hearth of the people in a such
way that people will rise up against all the exploitations going on in the
"If artists do not show an optimistic vision about a brighter
future for all then I do not think our dream will be possible. But
consciousness knows that it is possible so the right forces will come together
in the right time. The power lays in our dreams and visions, and the food for
these dreams is pure art. Art is the essence of creativity which brings hope
and beautiful dreams. Theories alone can never do this."
"It was after I came to this realization that my songs become
more PROUT revolutionary. So, am I just talking fantasy, or are we going to
join together as a uniting force to bring the right people together towards a
mass movement? It may sound pompous to use big words like this, but revolution
is a word much bigger then most of us can imagine. It is about an all around
change of consciousness. The world can really be as beautiful as we dare and
care to imagine."
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