Cosmic Music Musical Keys to the Interpretation of Reality

By: GODWIN, JOSCELYN

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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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Title: Cosmic Music Musical Keys to the Interpretation of Reality

Author(s): GODWIN, JOSCELYN

Categories: Music,

Publisher: United States, Inner Traditions Bear and Company: 1989

ISBN Number: 089281070X

ISBN Number 13: 9780892810703

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 10995

Keywords: Cosmos Music Mythology START Music,