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 POSITION PAPER:

- The Yoga of Music: How and Why Music Affects Consciousness and Spiritual Awareness

The Power of Music

 

How do we touch the human heart and inspire each person to recognize and realize a common vision of peace?

Hazrat Inayat Khan

“The effect of music depends not only on the proficiency, but also upon the evolution of the performer. Its effect upon the listener is in accordance with his knowledge and evolution…

…There are five different aspects of the art of music:

the Popular, that which induces motion of the body;

the Technical, that which satisfies the intellect;

the Artistic, that which has beauty and grace;

the Appealing, that which pierces the heart;

the Upliftingthat in which the soul hears the music of the spheres

…Music should be healing, music should uplift the soul, music should inspire; then there is no better way of getting closer to God, of rising higher towards the spiritif only the music is rightly understood.

The great 14th Century Sufi Master Hazrat Inayat Khan, in his book “The Mysticism of Sound and Music”

 Paramahansa Yogananda: “Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe. Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to God-realization. Vibrations resulting from devotional singing lead to attunement with the Cosmic Vibration or the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

The Physics of Music create an experience of Peace: Project-Peace on Earth from Steve Robertson onVimeo.

 

A.M.D.G. and the Creative Intent of Music

The bridge between music and this universal search for transcendent meaning may be best exemplified by a remarkable dialog found in the film “Copying Beethoven.”  Ed Harris plays Beethoven, and in a powerful scene he demands of the woman who scribes his music, to which he has prior been hurtfully dismissive, “Why do you want to be so near me?” to which she tearfully admits “because I hope that by being in your presence one day I might write great music like you.”  Her deep sincerity touches Beethoven’s heart and for the first time sits with her to share the deep intent and volition through which the music he writes comes through him.  He says to her: “The vibrations on the ear are the breath of God speaking to man’s soul.  Music is the language of God.  We musicians are as close to God as man can be.  We hear his voice.  We read his lips.  We give birth to the children of God who sing his praise.  That is what musicians are.  And, if we are not that, then we are nothing!”  Indeed, this conscious intent to invoke music as the spiritual conduit between humanity and the Divine may be the very reason why such great composers such as Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin would write at the top of their compositions “A.M.D.G.,” (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam) the Latin initials meaning “For the Greater Glory of God.”

Relative to the PPOE concert and the this same creative and artistic intent we ask:

What would happen if the world’s most spiritually inspired musicians gathered on stages at the most sacred sites of the earth and performed to over a billion people from creative intent and prayer of: “Father, Mother, God, let me be the space from which the Divine blessing of your grace touches and transforms the heart of humanity”?

QUOTES TO CONSIDER

“If one desires to know if a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of the music will furnish the answer….The Superior man tries to promote music as a means to the perfection of human culture. When such music prevails and when people’s minds are lead to the right ideals and aspirations, we may see the appearance of a great nation.” Confucius

“The companions of right reason are decency, accord, and cadence; decency in song, accord in harmony, and cadence in rhythm.” Plato

“Music should be healing, music should uplift the soul, music should inspire: then there is no better way of getting closer to God, or rising towards the spirit, of attaining spiritual perfection, than music, if only it is rightly understood.” Hazart Khan, The 14th Century Sufi Master

“Architecture is crystallized music.” Goethe

“The Science of the future will be based on sympathetic vibrations.” Rudolph Steiner

“Everything we do is connected to music. Civilization is based on a certain level of discipline and order, and this is the essence of the structure of music.”  Isaac Stern, renowned violinist

“Music can minister to minds diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with its sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart.” Shakespeare

“I believe that from the earth emerges a musical poetry which is by the nature of its source tonal. I believe that these sources cause to exist a phonology of music, which evolves from the universal known as the harmonic series. And that there is an equally universal musical syntax which can be codified and structured in terms of symmetry and repetition.” Leonard Bernstein

“In the microcosmic universe of the body of man, the Aum vibrations works trough the vital activities in the astral spinal centers of life with their creative vibratory elements (tattvas) of earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Through these, mans body is created, enlivened, and sustained. These vibrations emit characteristic vibrations of Pranava as they operate. The devotee whose consciousness becomes attuned to these inner astral sounds finds himself gradually ascending to higher states of realization.” Paramahansa Yogananda, Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita

“The profound meaning of music and its essential aim…is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man and with the Supreme Being.” Igor Stravinsky

 ”In the beginning was the WORD (the “Word” translates into Primary Harmony according to John the Evangelist in the first century A.D) and the WORD was with God. (John 1:1)  “Then God SAID Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3)…“And the WORD was made flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” (John1:14)

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