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Lots of interesting observations.
Now, if one makes the hypothesis of a supreme being ( influences from an unseen realm), would it make sense that music might be a powerful communication medium that would be utilized on an individual level, and to move entire cultures.
In the story line portion of my book, I describe meeting a young man who was intensely interested in music, but was deeply disturbed by what he described as "some kind of energy entering my body." I felt strongly impressed that music was an important calling for him, and he might be very influential in positively influencing people. He was all excited about the thought, called his parents to say that he found his purpose in life, then promptly collapsed and died! Sounds crazy, but I was there and it really happened just like that. It was not more than 5 minutes from the phone call to his collapse for no apparent physical reason. (the autopsy was undecisive). But the story is stranger than that. I didn't realize it at the time, but he was a boy genious who kept complex astrological notes in a container buried under the kitchen floor of his parent's home. Shortly before his last call, the young man called his parents and told them to dig up his notes and burn them because they might be dangerous if they got into the wrong hands!
The same year of these events, a powerful tune that I was very attracted to was released. The lyrics describe how music will be a "revelation" to the cultures of the world. Over the next several years, a number of coincidental events happened that resulted in publication of my book. I purchased the rights to use the lyrics from that music (The Calling, by Yes). Somehow, I think that my young friend is involved with music by operating within an unseen realm. Milo wrote:
>
> Hi Briffits,
>
> > As to where inspiration originates is anyone's guess; not
> > from the ego and the conscious mind though in my opinion.
>
> I agree and that's what makes music just as mysterious death,
> if not more so!
>
> Generally speaking, I think music reached its highest apogee,
> its highest point, in the 19th century. The culture of the
> 20th century became inundated with technology, electronic
> music and mass media and the fertile mind, has become less as
> common as it was in the 19th century. Great music is designed
> ultimately to reach up to a higher level, so that we become
> transfigured... music has the potential to change our lives!
>
> In the 20th century, if one examines the popular culture,
> mankind has forgotten who it is more so than in previous
> times. Hormones ruin everything and it certainly holds us
> down. We are of the musical essence but we've become so
> enamoured of our physical existence, we've forgotten who we
> are to the extent it's hard for us to get back to a higher
> awareness and that's a lesson not lost on those that would
> seek to control and subjugate us and keep us in what we could
> call, a modestly comfortable level, in terms of most peoples'
> lifestyle. They like the attachments of the body and all
> things physical and we are ever more primitive, it would
> seem, if we examine popular culture, the entertainment, the
> music, the media - it's not exactly reaching for higher
> ideals. It's reaching for reproduction in many different
> guises. Music should elevate people instead of bringing them
> to a lower state!
>
> regards
> Rob

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Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 573 Jergat 09-Feb-04 08:32
Moderator note 171 Richard Fusniak 09-Feb-04 19:18
Re: Moderator note 171 Jergat 09-Feb-04 22:13
Re: Moderator note 156 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 00:23
Re: Moderator note 158 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 00:30
Re: Moderator note 156 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Moderator note 156 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:17
About the moderation process 162 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:54
Re: About the moderation process 154 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:07
Re: About the moderation process 168 Cleopatra 10-Feb-04 20:10
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 156 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 00:59
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 159 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 141 Jergat 10-Feb-04 05:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 213 Briffits 10-Feb-04 09:27
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 174 Milo 10-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 170 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 155 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:11
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 150 David L 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 142 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 162 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 18:43
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 143 Briffits 10-Feb-04 22:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 155 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 156 Briffits 11-Feb-04 00:03
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 154 Milo 11-Feb-04 00:07
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 152 Briffits 11-Feb-04 10:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 153 Milo 11-Feb-04 15:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 147 Briffits 11-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 147 Milo 11-Feb-04 23:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 150 Briffits 12-Feb-04 00:23
Henceforth and forthwith... 162 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:53
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 150 Milo 11-Feb-04 17:08
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 152 Briffits 11-Feb-04 19:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 147 Milo 11-Feb-04 19:30
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 157 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 14:55
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 156 David L 10-Feb-04 01:23
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 170 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:15
Music from other spheres 166 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:59
Re: Music from other spheres 145 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:11
Possibly wrong again 152 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 03:15
Re: Possibly wrong again 152 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:24
Musical mediums 156 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 12:58
Musical plane 164 Kees 10-Feb-04 13:53
Re: Musical plane 149 Milo 10-Feb-04 15:48
Re: Musical plane 156 Kees 10-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Musical mediums 147 Milo 10-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Musical mediums 164 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 16:14
Re: Musical mediums 150 Milo 10-Feb-04 16:25
Re: Musical mediums 159 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 19:02
Re: Musical mediums 144 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:10
Poo-Pooing "channels" 152 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:19
Re: Poo-Pooing 150 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Possibly wrong again 150 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:49
Talking of Bach.... 156 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 09:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 156 David L 10-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 138 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:58
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 155 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 163 David L 10-Feb-04 18:39
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 157 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 156 David L 10-Feb-04 19:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 161 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:20
Gifts 131 Jergat 10-Feb-04 20:44
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 160 David L 10-Feb-04 23:35
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 201 Saorsa 10-Feb-04 14:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 146 David L 10-Feb-04 19:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 205 Saorsa 11-Feb-04 08:29
Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 172 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 15:05
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 157 David L 10-Feb-04 18:51
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 157 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:04
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 144 David L 10-Feb-04 19:13
Listening By Numbers 177 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Listening By Numbers 155 David L 10-Feb-04 19:19
Re: Listening By Numbers 144 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Listening By Numbers 160 David L 10-Feb-04 23:39
Re: Listening By Numbers 150 Briffits 11-Feb-04 03:11
Re: Listening By Numbers 153 Thirdwave 12-Feb-04 17:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 155 Kees 10-Feb-04 15:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 143 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 179 Mark Staab 11-Feb-04 06:08
Work work work 158 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 143 David L 10-Feb-04 19:24
Books 152 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Books 146 David L 10-Feb-04 23:44
Teachers 153 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 02:08
Re: Teachers 142 David L 11-Feb-04 03:07
Re: Teachers 160 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:16
Re: Teachers 148 David L 11-Feb-04 17:47
The yoga of sound 167 Kees 11-Feb-04 21:55
Re: The yoga of sound 147 David L 11-Feb-04 22:07
Small world indeed 148 Kees 11-Feb-04 22:42
Re: Teachers 151 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 23:24
Re: Teachers 148 David L 12-Feb-04 01:49
Spirtual arrogance and delusion 160 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 02:18
An apology 147 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 12:34
Re: An apology 146 fisherman 12-Feb-04 16:11
Re: An apology 171 David L 12-Feb-04 19:46
The wheel of life. 152 Richard Fusniak 13-Feb-04 01:32
The Catapillar and the Butterfly 156 Milo 13-Feb-04 01:35
Re: The Catapillar and the Butterfly 326 David L 13-Feb-04 02:52
Re: The wheel of life. 144 David L 13-Feb-04 02:50
Re: Teachers 150 Hoppy 11-Feb-04 03:19
Re: Teachers 153 David L 11-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Teachers 154 Hoppy 11-Feb-04 20:08


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