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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 437 Jergat 09-Feb-04 08:32
Moderator note 120 Richard Fusniak 09-Feb-04 19:18
Re: Moderator note 121 Jergat 09-Feb-04 22:13
Re: Moderator note 104 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 00:23
Re: Moderator note 108 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 00:30
Re: Moderator note 106 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 00:50
Re: Moderator note 106 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:17
About the moderation process 113 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:54
Re: About the moderation process 99 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:07
Re: About the moderation process 115 Cleopatra 10-Feb-04 20:10
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 107 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 00:59
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 103 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 95 Jergat 10-Feb-04 05:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 163 Briffits 10-Feb-04 09:27
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 119 Milo 10-Feb-04 16:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 120 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 107 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:11
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 101 David L 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 92 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 116 Paul Cochrane 10-Feb-04 18:43
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 93 Briffits 10-Feb-04 22:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 105 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 105 Briffits 11-Feb-04 00:03
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 100 Milo 11-Feb-04 00:07
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 102 Briffits 11-Feb-04 10:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 103 Milo 11-Feb-04 15:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 98 Briffits 11-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 96 Milo 11-Feb-04 23:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 100 Briffits 12-Feb-04 00:23
Henceforth and forthwith... 118 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:53
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 98 Milo 11-Feb-04 17:08
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 107 Briffits 11-Feb-04 19:17
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 96 Milo 11-Feb-04 19:30
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 106 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 14:55
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 106 David L 10-Feb-04 01:23
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 115 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:15
Music from other spheres 118 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 02:59
Re: Music from other spheres 92 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:11
Possibly wrong again 102 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 03:15
Re: Possibly wrong again 104 Milo 10-Feb-04 03:24
Musical mediums 105 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 12:58
Musical plane 116 Kees 10-Feb-04 13:53
Re: Musical plane 101 Milo 10-Feb-04 15:48
Re: Musical plane 107 Kees 10-Feb-04 16:10
Re: Musical mediums 100 Milo 10-Feb-04 15:49
Re: Musical mediums 112 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 16:14
Re: Musical mediums 96 Milo 10-Feb-04 16:25
Re: Musical mediums 107 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 19:02
Re: Musical mediums 97 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:10
Poo-Pooing "channels" 99 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:19
Re: Poo-Pooing 102 Milo 10-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Possibly wrong again 100 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 03:49
Talking of Bach.... 102 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 09:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 107 David L 10-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 88 Milo 10-Feb-04 18:58
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 106 fiascohoho 10-Feb-04 02:29
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 114 David L 10-Feb-04 18:39
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 102 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 100 David L 10-Feb-04 19:12
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 101 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:20
Gifts 91 Jergat 10-Feb-04 20:44
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 107 David L 10-Feb-04 23:35
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 150 Saorsa 10-Feb-04 14:38
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 96 David L 10-Feb-04 19:05
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 152 Saorsa 11-Feb-04 08:29
Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 118 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 15:05
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 106 David L 10-Feb-04 18:51
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 109 Milo 10-Feb-04 19:04
Re: Pray Mr. Lamond, tell me... 97 David L 10-Feb-04 19:13
Listening By Numbers 124 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Listening By Numbers 102 David L 10-Feb-04 19:19
Re: Listening By Numbers 93 Thirdwave 10-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Listening By Numbers 110 David L 10-Feb-04 23:39
Re: Listening By Numbers 102 Briffits 11-Feb-04 03:11
Re: Listening By Numbers 106 Thirdwave 12-Feb-04 17:46
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 105 Kees 10-Feb-04 15:25
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 94 Hoppy 10-Feb-04 18:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 130 Mark Staab 11-Feb-04 06:08
Work work work 106 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:36
Re: Music Synchronicity Part 2: Music vs. Idea 94 David L 10-Feb-04 19:24
Books 98 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 22:36
Re: Books 98 David L 10-Feb-04 23:44
Teachers 103 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 02:08
Re: Teachers 98 David L 11-Feb-04 03:07
Re: Teachers 112 Kees 11-Feb-04 10:16
Re: Teachers 100 David L 11-Feb-04 17:47
The yoga of sound 115 Kees 11-Feb-04 21:55
Re: The yoga of sound 98 David L 11-Feb-04 22:07
Small world indeed 98 Kees 11-Feb-04 22:42
Re: Teachers 99 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 23:24
Re: Teachers 98 David L 12-Feb-04 01:49
Spirtual arrogance and delusion 107 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 02:18
An apology 93 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 12:34
Re: An apology 92 fisherman 12-Feb-04 16:11
Re: An apology 117 David L 12-Feb-04 19:46
The wheel of life. 102 Richard Fusniak 13-Feb-04 01:32
The Catapillar and the Butterfly 106 Milo 13-Feb-04 01:35
Re: The Catapillar and the Butterfly 247 David L 13-Feb-04 02:52
Re: The wheel of life. 93 David L 13-Feb-04 02:50
Re: Teachers 96 Hoppy 11-Feb-04 03:19
Re: Teachers 100 David L 11-Feb-04 17:48
Re: Teachers 100 Hoppy 11-Feb-04 20:08


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