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The Music Of The Spheres

Author : Jamie James
ISBN : 0387944745
Genre : Music
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"(James) relishes the sheer quirkiness of intellectual history, rescuing some of the battier beliefs of scientists and composers from the revisionism of textbook biographies and producing a graceful and entertaining account of matters seldom presented to the general reader."-THE NEW YORKER "A provocative, engaging reassessment of the Western musical tradition and its relation to science." -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The Music Of The Spheres

Author : David Dangerfield
ISBN : 9781528957618
Genre : Fiction
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The world of the not-too distant future is plagued with ecological disaster, economic collapse and ruled by a tyrannical corporation called Omni. A 12-year-old Afghan boy named Orpheus, cast among millions of ecological and political victims within a mass detention centre in central Australia, can bend reality with his singing voice... Careful to evade Omni's brutal oppression and obsessive control over emerging new dimensional possibilities known as the 'The Spheres', Orpheus teaches his gifts there to a growing counter culture of 'Orphics'. With the help of a blind Australian indigenous elder named Yunuringa and the arrival of a comet prophesied to be an ancient artificial intelligence arc known as The Argus, Orpheus leads the Orphics at mass Corroborees in The Spheres... With collective voice, they heal the sick, empower the poor and mend the Earth's ecology... evolving the hearts and minds of all who can hear... The Music of the Spheres.

A Master Of Wisdom On The Music Of The Spheres

Author : A Himalayan Master of Wisdom
Genre : Religion
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With Addendum by Thomas Taylor, the English Platonist.

The Musical Theory Of Existence Hearing The Music Of The Spheres

Author : Steve Madison
ISBN : 9781716513619
Genre : Philosophy
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Existence is mathematical music, and all of us are the instruments playing the cosmic symphony. Our task is simple – to arrive not at any old music, but the finest music that can possibly be played. The ideal music is reached when every player is in perfect harmony with every other player, and not a single discordant note is played. The orchestra is as one, and there are no disruptive soloists trying to play their own song. It takes the lifetime of the universe to arrive at this perfect music. Every disruptive soloist has to be brought into the collective orchestra. Who is the Devil? He’s the final hold-out, the last player to be integrated into the orchestra. Who is the conductor of the orchestra? It’s Abraxas, the first God, the first to play a tuneful song and recruit others to his song. Whose side are you on?

Music Of The Spheres And The Dance Of Death

Author : Kathi Meyer-Baer
ISBN : 9781400872336
Genre : Music
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The roots and evolution of two concepts usually thought to be Western in origin-musica mundana (the music of the spheres) and musica humana (music's relation to the human soul)-are explored. Beginning with a study of the early creeds of the Near East, Professor Meyer-Baer then traces their development in the works of Plato and the Gnostics, and in the art and literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Previous studies of symbolism in music have tended to focus on a single aspect of the problem. In this book the concepts of musica humana and musica mundane are related to philosophy, aesthetics, and the history of religion and are given a rightful place in the history of civilization. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Psychology And Its Allied Disciplines

Author : Marc H. Bornstein
ISBN : 0898593204
Genre : Psychology
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First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Kabbalah Of The Soul

Author : Leonora Leet
ISBN : 089281957X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Leet has erected a new framework for understanding the mechanisms that enable the human soul to reach increasingly higher dimensions of consciousness.

The Extravagance Of Music

Author : David Brown
ISBN : 9783319918181
Genre : Philosophy
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This book explores the ways in which music can engender religious experience, by virtue of its ability to evoke the ineffable and affect how the world is open to us. Arguing against approaches that limit the religious significance of music to an illustrative function, The Extravagance of Music sets out a more expansive and optimistic vision, which suggests that there is an ‘excess’ or ‘extravagance’ in both music and the divine that can open up revelatory and transformative possibilities. In Part I, David Brown argues that even in the absence of words, classical instrumental music can disclose something of the divine nature that allows us to speak of an experience analogous to contemplative prayer. In Part II, Gavin Hopps contends that, far from being a wasteland of mind-closing triviality, popular music frequently aspires to elicit the imaginative engagement of the listener and is capable of evoking intimations of transcendence. Filled with fresh and accessible discussions of diverse examples and forms of music, this ground-breaking book affirms the disclosive and affective capacities of music, and shows how it can help to awaken, vivify, and sustain a sense of the divine in everyday life.

W E B Du Bois And The Souls Of Black Folk

Author : Stephanie J. Shaw
ISBN : 9781469609676
Genre : Social Science
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In this book, Stephanie J. Shaw brings a new understanding to one of the great documents of American and black history. While most scholarly discussions of The Souls of Black Folk focus on the veils, the color line, double consciousness, or Booker T. Washington, Shaw reads Du Bois' book as a profoundly nuanced interpretation of the souls of black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Demonstrating the importance of the work as a sociohistorical study of black life in America through the turn of the twentieth century and offering new ways of thinking about many of the topics introduced in Souls, Shaw charts Du Bois' successful appropriation of Hegelian idealism in order to add America, the nineteenth century, and black people to the historical narrative in Hegel's philosophy of history. Shaw adopts Du Bois' point of view to delve into the social, cultural, political, and intellectual milieus that helped to create The Souls of Black Folk.

Mysteries Of God

Author : Leticia Gossdenovich Feldman Ed.D, Ph.D
ISBN : 1453518649
Genre : Poetry
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Universe Unveiled

Author : C. V. Vishveshwara
ISBN : 9783319082134
Genre : Science
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The bubbles were swirling all around me, massaging my body. As I luxuriated in this fantastic bath, I gasped realizing that those bubbles carried with them miniature galaxies bringing the entire Cosmos into my bathtub... Alfie is back. And so are George and other characters from the author’s previous book Einstein’s Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath. While the present book, Universe Unveiled - The Cosmos in My Bubble Bath, is completely independent, its storyline can be considered a sequel to the previous one. The scientific content spanning ancient world models to the most recent mysteries of cosmology is presented in an entirely nontechnical and descriptive style through the discussions between Alfie, the enlightened learner, and George, professor of astrophysics. Fantasies, based on these discussions that cover the scientific facts, are created by the magical bubble baths taken by Alfie. Universe Unveiled blends accurate science with philosophy, drama, humour, and fantasy to create an exciting cosmic journey that reads like a novel and educates as it entertains. “Spurred by a series of mind-bending discoveries, Man’s millennial love affair with the stars has now reached fever pitch. No one writing today is better positioned to evoke the romance and beauty of these cosmic discoveries than Vishveshwara. A leading expert in Einstein’s relativity theory, he brings a lyrical voice and a poetic sensibility to this joyful task. Universe Unveiled, a unique literary creation, transports readers into believing they can actually hear the music of the spheres.” Professor Robert Fuller, Former President, Oberlin College (USA) Author of Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank

The Harmony Of The Spheres

Author : Joscelyn Godwin
ISBN : 9781620550960
Genre : Music
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Professor of Music at Colgate University and a widely respected musicologist, Godwin traces the history of the idea, held since ancient times, that the whole cosmos, with its circling planets and stars, is in some way a musical or harmonious entity. The author shows how this concept has continued to inspire philosophers, astronomers, and mystics from antiquity to the present day.

Best Ghost And Horror Stories

Author : Bram Stoker
ISBN : 9780486143217
Genre : Fiction
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Superb selection of 14 spine-tingling stories by author of Dracula. "The Dualists" (probably Stoker's most horrifying story), "The Squaw," "The Burial of the Rats," 11 more. Introduction by Richard Dalby.

Rudolf Steiner And The Founding Of The New Mysteries

Author : Sergei O. Prokofieff
ISBN : 0904693619
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Prokofieff investigates the deepest mysteries of Rudolf Steiner's life and individuality and examines the earthly and supersensible aspects of the first Goetheanum, the implications of the Christmas Conference of 1923-24, and the Foundation Stone meditation.

German Lyric Poetry

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ISBN : NYPL:33433075724678
Genre : Ballads, German
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ISBN : HARVARD:32044044218022
Genre : Music
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The Alhambra

Author : Robert Irwin
ISBN : 9780674063600
Genre : Electronic books
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The Alhambra is the only Muslim palace to have survived since the Middle Ages and has long been a byword for exotic and melancholy beauty. In his absorbing new book, Irwin, Arabist and novelist, examines its history and allure.

Art In Motion Revised Edition

Author : Maureen Furniss
ISBN : 9780861969456
Genre : Performing Arts
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Art in Motion is the first comprehensive examination of the aesthetics of animation in its many forms. It gives an overview of the relationship between animation studies and media studies, then focuses on specific aesthetic issues concerning flat and dimensional animation, full and limited animation, and new technologies. A series of studies on abstract animation, audiences, representation, and institutional regulators is also included.

Who Can Mend The Broken Society?

Author : Franz Hartman and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Genre : Religion
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Music In Martin Luther S Theology

Author : Yakub E. Kartawidjaja
ISBN : 9783647565538
Genre : Religion
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The study aims to analyse the impact of Luther's theology on his thoughts about music. It limits itself to an analysis of the topic by focusing on the three most important statements of Luther about music in his unfinished treatise Περι της μουσικης [On Music]. The first statement is that music is "a gift of God and not of man" [Dei donum hominum est], second, music "creates joyful soul" [facit letos animos], and third, music "drives away the devil" [fugat diabolum]. The relation between these three statements to each other and to Luther's theology in general can be understood in connection with his personal experiences and commitments to music, which were undergirded by his theology. Luther, as a man of medieval times, took for granted the existence of the devil, and many of his writings contained frequent references to the personal attacks of the devil, where it influenced his thoughts about music.

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