How to Deal With Emotions—Stop Worrying: Start Living: Infinite Waters.
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 priest of Apollo ought anyhow to be spared this. Unfortunately circumstances demand that one’s thoughts must be turned from the celestial sphere earthwards…” (Beethoven’s Letter to “… SCHLESINGER, Music Publisher, Berlin, Baden, July 15th, 1825).” (“BEETHOVEN’S LETTERS A CRITICAL EDITION WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES BY DR. A. C. KALISCHER TRANSLATED WITH PREFACE BY J. S. SHEDLOCK, B.A.”)
Beethoven: a Christian and in Apollo:
In a Letter to his Friend “Hauschka” (Baden, September 23, 1824), Beethoven writes to him in a postscript, calling himself: “a Christian and in Apollo, B.”.
In the “Orphic Hymn to Mise” or “Mises”, whom the ancients identified with Moses or Musaeus, the “Disciple” of Orpheus, Bacchus, or Dionysus the Lawgiver, is invoked as “Iacchus the Liberator” (Bacchos, Iacchos Iacchob or Jacob) and as the Son of “the Venerable Goddess Isis”.
An interesting blog post:
(Autumn Trees, painting by EdwardianPiano)
Hermann Hesse, Bäume, Betrachtungen und Gedichte.
(Picture credit: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/09/21/hermann-hesse-trees/ )
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 and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.’ Mozart held with the Masonic belief that the purpose of art was to promote peace, brotherhood, and harmony in all who experienced it, and devoted his music to this cause. And, to quote just one such line from Beethoven, on the score of his stupendous Missa Solemnis he wrote: ‘From the heart, may it reach other hearts.'” (pp.13-14)
David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., in Eye of the I:From Which Nothing is Hidden, writes the following: “To endeavor to evolve spiritually is the greatest gift one can give. It actually uplifts all mankind from…
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An interesting story. Great blog!
GIRL WEDS A GHOST
WOMAN IN OKLAHOMA MARRIES THE SPIRIT OF HER DEAD FIANCE
Bride Keeps House—Midnight Cemetery in Graveyard Shocks Village Gossips
Witchita, Kan., Oct. 10 Bessie Brown, of Cameron, Okla., is married to a ghost. Furthermore, she and her spectral husband are living together in a five-room cottage. The wedding took place one week ago, and the bride and groom moved at once into their new house, which Miss Brown had furnished with her own money. They are as happy as any young married couple could be, and persons who pass the house can hear them talking and laughing just as if they were both in human form.
This is the strangest romance ever known. Bessie Brown, of wealthy parents, high social standing, and possessed of…
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