MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
Wolfgang. A. Mozart 1756-1791
So now let's see what David Tame has to say about
Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky.
Remember he is
talking about musical compositions from the standpoint of (what he believes) are
their moral and
Spiritual worth and illustrates this by describing this composition
Disney used in his production in 1940 of Fantasia. If you remember Disney used a series of
classical compositions in Fantasia, setting animations to them.
Tame writes: "Disney granted his
animators complete freedom to represent in animated scenes
whatever the various pieces of music
chosen for the film evoked in their minds.
J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in
D minor evoked for the Disney artists abstract patterns of
mathematical precision and
cosmological rhythm. Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony was
accompanied in the film by the pastoral scenes
which the music suggests.
Accompanying the Mussorgsky piece and fitting the
music, in the composition Chernabog,
Mussorgsky's lord of evil and death,
appears on the night of the witches' Sabbath. Spirits,
witches and vampires dance frenziedly about. The skeletons of all those not buried in
ground are raised up. Finally, tiring of them all, Chernabog condemns them all
fiery pit. Each visual sequence faithfully
parallels the eerie, sinister and monstrous soundtrack.
which bring us to the question:
should anybody need to have such 'music' imposed upon them in the first place?
'Night on Bald Mountain' might be
studied by musicologists in the same way we study prehistoric
remains or the strange
customs of savages.
But for Higher Purposes this music
has always been less that worthless."
anyone doubt that any kind of 'uglyness, whether musical ideas or any other'
doubt that they act in our emotional world to
subvert both our human and Soul evolution. I tend
to think they were
deliberately designed to do just that! And Spiritually unaware individuals
them and pass on those
negative ideas to others..
With a little investigation we can
see that towards the end of the last century a new philosophy
was taking hold of the human mind.
It encompassed an humanistic, socialistic outlook, atheistic in
nature and has been generally fostered by
academia....by scientist and artists....by people, who
put themselves above God Rules of Perfection and
Beauty....above Peace and Freedom for all....
Let me speak plainly here...
For me, after years of research and
analyzing it seems a godless 'force' works
deliberately sabotage 'the good and beautiful that
God hath wrought'....we see this 'force' at
work in art and music and
At any rate, over the past one
hundred and fifty years, people have been lured away from
Spiritual and moral values
through many channels....but no more so than through the effect of
low vibrations that play upon their mental and emotional
energies when they listen to music.
There are vibrations that produce ugliness and some of that
exists in much of the 'pop music'
of our time. At many levels, life in the twentieth century has become a
time of pure animal
humanism and godlessness. Do we wonder how much modern
music, classical and popular, has
played a part? Prior to the
last century, what we call 'serious music' had been, in large part,
based on Spiritual Ideals.
The great composers of the classical
and romantic eras were motivated by
Spiritual traditions. Many of the earlier classical composers
wrote music for the church. And
many of their secular compositions contained Ideals of
Spirituality and Brotherhood. Within
that music, beautiful and Soul
satisfying melodies can be found, and what the trained musician
would describe as 'mathematically perfect' harmonies and rhythms, which are, as author, David
Tame puts it, " like Cosmic Pulsations of the Mystical Motor of
The Wisdom of the Ancients
held that music is a Powerful Force not only for social good in
general, but also for positive change.
In the early days of the United States of America we
experienced that Positive Force. Then we saw all that begin to change towards
the end of the
nineteenth century. Gradually this 'Wisdom' fell by
the wayside as modern composers began to
experiment with new techniques, basically
mechanical, ignoring the old Rules which were actually
based on Higher Spiritual Rules. That took classical
music into a spiraling, downward, humanistic
direction....focusing it away from the previous Spiritual
A new breed of musicians appeared on
the Planet, ostensibly composing for 'arts' sake
rather than for the sake of Spiritual
Music that had once consisted of the
Sacred Mathematics of the classical composers such as
Bach or the Spiritual Symbolism such as
found in the music of Mozart was to be replaced by the
deliberate and inexcusable
antics of 'out of control, undisciplined human minds'.
Composers had in the past
experimented for the sake of improving their skills.
Now in the twentieth century, music
was being written for purely intellectual reasons.
Today as we look at a world
that bobs and weaves and groans and screams to gross and ugly
sounds, we have to
ask ourselves what that 'negative force' has in mind for us.
We have to wonder about this sound,
ie., this music of our time that continues
to be composed by technical
We wonder about musical compositions
created without heart energy....
We wonder about sound that often emphasizes only the ugly aspects of life....
We have to wonder if
this 'new music', classical or common, isn't designed to turn people away
from their Divinity and from the Greater Divinity of the
I have no doubt that it is being
used to capture the
materialistic mind and emotions
of the sleeping human being. Or that it is being used to denigrate the beauty of the music
earlier composers such as Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, and the many others
idealized, and Spiritualized their subject matter.
Should we concern ourselves
(LJC) News Flash....this just in from the
THE MOZART EFFECT
from an article.....
There's nothing more macho than a bunch of big, strong
guys throwing on the gear, hitting the field, and battling it out during a
grueling NFL football practice — all while listening to Mozart. Huh? What
was that last part?
That's right: New York Jets coach, Eric Mangini, has
Mozart blaring through the loud speakers during practice. Why?
"From different studies, they've shown — I may be a
little wrong on the technical side — that Mozart's music and brain waves
are similar and that it stimulates learning. They play it a lot at schools
around the country, very low, underneath. I'm not sure if that's true or
not, but why not give it a shot?" said Mangini.
After hearing this on ESPN, as the sportscasters
mocked and laughed at the topic, I decided to do a little research myself. I
found what is known as "The Mozart Effect." Some believe that listening to
Mozart, or any similar Baroque music, stimulates the brain and can increase
intelligence, learning, and cognitive ability.
.One of the reasonings behind the Mozart effect that
actually seems to make some sense is this:
When your body hears the even, one beat per second
of Baroque music, your heart rate and pulse relax to the beat. When you
are in this relaxed, but alert state, your mind is able to concentrate
more easily. Music corresponds to and affects our physiological
conditions. During heavy mental work, our pulse and blood pressure rises,
and it's usually more difficult to concentrate in this state. The Baroque
and Mozart music pieces on the Mozart Effect learning tapes and compact
disks have been especially selected for their beat pattern (60 beats per
minute), reduce your blood pressure and pulse rate and increases your
ability to learn at the same time.
So, even though the actual "Mozart effect" seems to be
a bit over-hyped, that doesn't mean classical music can't at least help
relax your body and calm your mind.
I don't normally listen to music as I work, but I'm
going to test it out a little this week to see if I can tell any difference.
Feel free to dust off your classical collection and join me in the
We'll continue this discussion on the next page
Lois J Crawford
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