Thanks for your thoughts. I don't know about a "one," as far as a particular individual. But I do know that powerful forces are brewing in the stew, and I think this web site is in the mix. I am greatful to be able to participate in it. I also think that music is a bigger influence in peoples lives than they might want to believe, for good and for bad. I do not believe in catagorizing any particular music as being good or bad, for it is a very individual thing. I think whatever is uplifting and motivates one to positive action is beneficial.
I know that Christians have been anticipating the return of Christ since the beginning, and they have been making specific predictions of that time since A.D. 140. I personally do not think there is a fixed time schedule for how things are going to develop on this planet, but one thing is certain. The last hundred years or so has seen some dramatic changes. I think a lot of people see a polar trend developing toward a higher mentality/spiritual/intellectual plane, and a more base, murderous debaughtery. It is a very exciting time to live in, and hopefully we can be involved in the upward trend. PaulMilo wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Yes, I do believe 'music will be a "revelation" to the
> cultures of the world'...
> Could it be that there is a "One" who will arrive to take us
> over the "abyss", as mystics call it, into the presence of
> the spiritual "New Jeruslam", "Grail Castle", "Thule" or what
> ever term some might be familiar with - via music?
> This may seem far fetched but even Jesus sopke of one who is
> yet to come...
> "I have many things yet to say to you, but you cannot bear
> them now. Although, when he, the Spirit of Truth is come, he
> will guide you into all truth." (John 16: 12 + 13)
> "Nevertheless, I am telling you the truth, it is for your
> benefit I am going away. For if I do not go away, the helper
> will by no means come to you; but if I do go my way, I will
> send him to you. And when that one arrives he will give the
> world convincing evidence concerning sin and concerning
> righteousness and concerning judgement; in the first place
> concerning sin because they are not exercising faith in me;
> then concerning righteousness, because I am going to the
> father and you will behold me no longer; then concerning
> judgement because the ruler of this world has been judged. I
> have many things yet to say to you, but you are not able to
> bear them at present. However, when that one arrives, the
> spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth, for he
> will not speak of his own impulse, but what he hears he will
> speak, and he will declare to you the things coming. That one
> will glorify me, because he will receive from what is mine
> and will declare it to you." (John 16: 7 - 14)
> "But the helper, the holy spirit, which the Father shall send
> in my name, that one will teach you all things and bring back
> to your minds all the things I told you." (John 14: 26)
> "...Nevertheless, when the Son of Man arrives, will he really
> find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18: 8)
> "And I will request the Father and he will give you another
> helper to be with you forever." (John 14: 16)
> Could this "helper" be a singer, an innocent fool that learns
> wisdom through compassion by suffering with humanity, as
> brought to life in Wagner's "Parsifal", a man who achieves a
> primordial consciousness, tranfigures himself in musical
> harmony and is able to reveal the inner nature and reconcile
> the world to a new primordial vision of the future, becoming
> Christ's regent on earth?
> Just some personal thoughts I've been mulling over for a
> couple decades!