Cosmic Music

Musical Keys to the Interpretation of Reality
Product Number: EB00708633
Released: Jul 28, 2017
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781620550946
Publisher: Inner Traditions
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Description

The idea that the universe is created out of sound or music (and therefore is music) is a very ancient one. In this book, Joscelyn Godwin brings together three contemporary German thinkers who exemplify this tradition in its modern variants: Marius Schneider, Rudolf Haase, and Hans Erhard Lauer. The selections draw on ancient Indian sources and mythology; Kepler's Platonic vision of a musical, geometric universe; and the evolution of the tone systems of music. While every music lover senses the power and truth that reside in music, very few actually approach music as a path to cosmic knowledge. Godwin takes literally Beethoven's assertion that "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom or philosophy." Godwin writes, "...to penetrate the mysteries of music is to prepare for initiation into those fathomless mysteries of man and cosmos."

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Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 1989

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