Category Archives: Spirituality

Beethoven, Bacchus and Apollo

Beethoven, Bacchus and Apollo  Beethoven called himself “Bacchus incarnate”, “a Son of Apollo”, “a Priest of Apollo”, “a Christian and in Apollo”. Beethoven “Priest of Apollo”: “… The correspondence and the forwarding take too much of my time, and a … Continue reading

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“MAGIC FLUTE:” AN ASCENSION STORY WRITTEN OVER TWO CENTURIES AGO

“MAGIC FLUTE:” AN ASCENSION STORY WRITTEN OVER TWO CENTURIES AGO An interesting blog post: Source: “MAGIC FLUTE:” AN ASCENSION STORY WRITTEN OVER TWO CENTURIES AGO

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The Wisdom of Trees, by Hermann Hesse

The Wisdom of Trees, by Hermann Hesse (Autumn Trees, painting by EdwardianPiano) “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I … Continue reading

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Why is Music a Religious Experience?

Why is Music a Religious Experience? By Michael Graziano, Professor of Neuroscience and Novelist, Princeton University. As a neuroscientist, I have often wondered — what is the source of my relationship to music? A great deal is known about how … Continue reading

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Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Spiritual Practice, and Consciousness Music

Originally posted on Consciousness Music:
In David Tame’s book, Beethoven and the Spiritual Path, we learn that Beethoven was not the only composer who was writing to serve God and uplift humanity. “in the words of J.S. Bach, ‘The aim…

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From Sickness to Health: Beethoven’s Heiliger Dankgesang

From Sickness to Health: Beethoven’s Heiliger Dankgesang. Presentation by Robert Kapilow for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series. Backed by Stanford University’s Ensemble in Residence, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Robert Kapilow, composer and radio commentator, explores the … Continue reading

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The Negativity of Positivity , talk by Theravadin Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm

Very honest, down to earth spirituality!

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