The ancient Gnostic god Abraxas is found in Hermann Hesse's "Demian", a novel probing the concept of self-knowledge. A bird, as soul, fights its way out of its shell and flies to Abraxas, a god of both light and dark. The soul must first destroy a world in order to be born.
from Fortune Has Turned (2005),
released September 7, 2005
Eric Bates, Anne T. Horvath, violins. Missy Hydock, viola. Christina M. Coletta, cello. Robert Garcia, french horn, Chris Lastovicka, composer.