Franz Liszt 1811-1886


Is there more we should know about the

 Sound of Modern Music?

Aristotle said:

"emotions of any kind are produced by melody and rhythm; therefore by music a man becomes accustomed to feeling the right emotions; music has thus the power to form character, and the various kinds of music based on the various modes, may be distinguished by their effects on character---one, for example, working in the direction of melancholy, another of effeminacy; one encouraging abandonment, another self-control, another enthusiasm, and so on through the series."

Plato wrote in the Republic:

"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated, graceful."

Later he writes in the Republic about the negative effects on society:

"The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole State: since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions."

In Laws he wrote:

"Through foolishness they deceived themselves into thinking that there was no right or wrong in music -- that it was to be judged good or bad by the pleasure it gave. By their work and their theories they infected the masses with the presumption to think themselves adequate judges ... As it was, the criterion was not music, but a reputation for promiscuous cleverness and a spirit of law-breaking."

Here now are excerpts from an article about 'musical sound and rhythm'

 by William House, editor of Reverse Spins.

Complete article can be found there.

Wm. House: In the beginning,

we were spiritual beings, equally created and filled with Light . What we do with that Light is our choice. We have free will. This Light courses through the meridians and chakras as chi, light, fire and energy even filling the spaces in blood molecules.

The major energy centers are the chakras as seen below.

The Seven Chakras in Man

  1. Crown (yellow)

  2. Third Eye (green)

  3. Throat (blue)

  4. Heart (pink)

  5. Solar Plexus (purple)

  6. Soul (violet)

  7. Base of the Spine (white)

© SummitLighthouse

It is these seven energy centers that get affected by the syncopation.

They are intended to be spinning at different frequencies and are supposed to look like the pure colors above.  Our desires, wrong behavior, thoughts, emotions and outside forces can alter the color and slow down the spinning, even stopping the wheel of the chakras  completely.

I hope to show that what is actually happening is that the vibration and beat of  discordant music sets up a direction and flow of energy that passes through the chakras, creating friction, simulating the spinning of these chakras and therefore, making us feel good.

 Our chakras are so sullied by the vagaries of modern day life that we crave relief. Rock music brings those chakras back to life but only for a moment. If we had the chakras above, we would instantly recognize the assault upon our Light.

Researcher, Masaru Emoto, has done some revolutionary work on how water is affected by sounds, words and music. He subjected water and water crystals to different sounds, even swear words. Pure water looks like a beautifully formed crystal, a unique pattern like a snow flake. Polluted water looks like mud.

 Normal looking water turned to the intricate crystal pattern when prayed over or when classical music was played. When negative thoughts or even words like 'Hitler' were used, it turned to an amorphous non-descript glob. This same effect happened when heavy metal rock music was played and can be seen at this link: Miraculous Messages of Water.

Beautiful thoughts and sounds make beautiful patterns.

The energy rises up and out, following defined pathways. Negative words and a syncopated beat prevents the water from this growth and expansion. It's as if the energy drives the water down, flattening the patterns pure water is intended to out picture. What is the beat doing to our light and energy centers?

These thoughts should lead us to think about our own bodies which are

made up of 72% water....and to think about how our words affect our own bodies.

Yes, what happens when we use negative expressions....

when we put into words doubt or fear or hate....when we say 'I can't'...

How much better it might be....would be...if we said often

'I Am of Child of the Light'

'I live in the Light'

'I love the Light'

'I am nurtured, protected and sustained by the Light'.

Think of a world where everybody lived in that positive consciousness

of Love and Light.

Many enlightened thinkers compare each soul to a crystal.

 We have unique patterns, colors and frequencies that make up our spiritual body.  We have greater Light than plants and animals as God gives it to us to do with what we will, for a short time. We can use it correctly or squander it. When that beat rolls in, it presses the Light out and down, just as it did with the water crystals. It goes down to the lower chakras rather than going back to God.

As it goes down, it's passing through those sluggish chakras. The friction stimulates them. It feels good even giving people the sense of power; but the real power comes from God and is the pure Light of the chakras. The energy drops down to that bottom, base of the spine chakra, creating an over-sexed society....but that 'feels good' so it 'can't be that bad.'

And so the light is lost,

Light that would have fed the other chakras on the way back to God. The Love in the heart could have increased or the mind of Christ could have expanded with the opening of the crown chakra.

Here's a test.

Put yourself in a good space. Wait till you're calm and attuned to the subtle vibrations of the spirit. Then listen to a traditional rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by a famous Opera star like Robert Merrill (he opens the Yankee games--)

Hey, I just had a thought, maybe that's the real reason they (the Yankees) have won so often. It's not the money!,

Or listen to someone else who sustains notes and sings it as it is supposed to be sung. You can feel the power and majesty of the song. It is actually thrilling.

The thrill is not just self generated, there is a movement of Energy (and light) as demonstrated above. The sustained notes, sung with power and, yes, even love or devotion moves molecules and unseen prana, odic forces, orgone energy, chi, light, whatever you want to call it; into pathways and invisible grids of sound rays that benefit all who hear or feel the radiance emanating.

 Now, today listen to one of the modern versions sung at a championship game.

The singers add all sorts of curlicues and ever changing notes at the end of words. Picture what happens to the clay and sand formation above, or the shri yantra. It's going to be a jangled, chaotic mess, kind of like a nightmarish picture of modern art. There is a correlation.

 People's emotional bodies are out of whack for various reasons.

Their astral bodies may look like a Klee painting or a Picasso. Therefore this type of music and art resonates with them, so much so, they probably think I'm nuts. That's okay, some will know what I'm saying here. The quest to contact the Divine within and above, is a daily occurrence. It takes effort.

 Music is intended to aid that path.

The world and it's ways loves a yo-yo. The string is let out. We learn advanced spiritual techniques. We strive, do better, climb up the spiritual path of the world's mainstream religions or the feel good philosophies of today's movements. We stay at that plateau for awhile, feeling connected to God, to pure Love and wanting to serve the Christ in others.

 But these paths often lack a certain Spiritual Truth. That Truth is the secret the vampires of the Spirit do not want us to know.

They know how easy it is to steal the Light. The string gets jerked back. They pull on our chain. The Light garnered in the chakras is lost in a fit of anger, a moment of lust, depression, etc. Add the rock\rap beat to those emotions.

And there is the perfect formula for keeping the populace dumb and happy while sucking their Light and preventing them from becoming their true divine potential.

The world wants us to be a yo-yo, to love that rock and rap beat,

because as we all know, it feels sooo good.

Our thanks to you, William House

 for those discerning thoughts and Ideas.

Now here is another bit of information about Chakras....

regarding sound. I do not know who wrote it....


Sounds Of The Chakras
Bija Mantras

Within each human being lies the Power to affect change through the Power of the spoken words, even a gentle whisper. The body's chakras or Energy Centers, so closely intertwined with their corresponding regions of the body, can be represented in sound, which parallels the energy pattern of the chakras and is symbolic of their essences. These unique sounds are the bija, or seed, mantras.

The mantras are the one-syllable seed sounds that, when said aloud, activate the Energy (Power) of the chakras in order to purify and balance the mind and body.

 When you speak the bija mantras, you resonate with the Energy (Power) of the associated chakra, helping you focus upon your own instinctive awareness of your body and its needs.

OM is the most renowned and expansive of the bija mantras. It is the mantra of assent and the Form of Creation, causing Energy to surge upward and outward.
KRIM (pronounced as 'kreem') stimulates and transforms the lower chakras, awakening and purifying the body.
SHRIM (pronounced 'shreem') is associated with the head and third eye and, while promoting health, can be used to flood the senses with delight and beauty.
HRIM (pronounced 'hreem') holds Creativity and healing Powers. Speaking it has the Power to awaken and purify the heart.
HUM (pronounced 'hoom') destroys negativity and inspires vitality throughout the body.
In traditional Hatha Yoga, the seven cleansing bija mantras associated with the chakras are:
LAM for the earth chakra (1)
VAM for the water chakra (2)
RAM for the fire chakra (3)
YAM for the heart chakra (4)
HAM for the throat chakra (5)
AUM for the third eye (6)
AH for the crown chakra (7)

But the seed mantras, which are vessels of a self-generating Power, are by no means truly rigid. The meaning of each seed mantra can be subtly changed through their intonation and the intention of those who speak them. When you chant the bija mantras, either one at a time or in sequences most often beginning with OM, your mind will be gradually become attuned to the mantras' finer Frequencies until the Source Energy is reached and the mantra becomes the seed of Spiritual Energy of the chakras.

Researchers in the field of medicine have been conducting research into medical properties of music. While in his or her mother's womb, a baby can develop a reaction to music. Of the five human senses, human's ability to hear is the first one to "be enlightened." Unborn babies in their mothers' wombs can listen to the mothers' heartbeats, breathing, and talking. That's why modern parents give their babies prenatal education, such as exposing pregnant mothers to music. Clinically elegant and relaxing music helps reduce stress levels, ease breathing and nourish the organs.

One American scientist discovered that music is composed of waves of resonance, which can both influence one's feelings and resonate with the human body. Meanwhile, music contains a variety of rhythms, while our body movements tend to follow musical rhythms. In consequence, changes of musical rhythms work to accelerate and regulate our biorhythms. Hence, some capable doctors would carefully select music of various rhythms to cure patients of various symptoms.

Many Spectacular performers have said that their practices are really a process of cultivating their hearts and minds. Positive feedback from audiences has been received—"After watching your performance, my illness is cured." Perhaps we should credit part of this miracle to music.


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