Lucia Hwong concluded her trilogy of Goddess CDs with Goddess Mystical Visions, Vol. 3. Anyone who isn't a seasoned new age enthusiast will find this CD to be the least accessible of the three, and that's because it is designed primarily for meditation. While the first two Goddess releases were primarily instrumental, Goddess Mystical Visions, Vol. 3 finds Hwong providing a narration that is meant to accompany meditation and relaxation techniques. The world music influences are still there, and some of the melodies from Goddess Celestial Realms, Vol. 2 are also used on Goddess Mystical Visions, Vol. 3. But this time, the melodies don't stand alone; they're only there to serve Hwong's narration--and unless you have an interest in meditation and new age activity, you'll feel left out. So while Goddess Awakening, Vol. 1 and Goddess Celestial Realms, Vol. 2 are enthusiastically recommended to world music lovers whether or not they consider themselves big new age fans, Goddess Mystical Visions, Vol. 3 is strictly for the confirmed new age enthusiast.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson