- Paperback: 221 pages
- Publisher: Sun Pub Co (May 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0895403234
- ISBN-13: 978-0895403230
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,189,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Music: Its Secret Influence Throughout the Ages Paperback – May, 1996
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It may be because this volume is somewhat dated (updated last in 1958) that I was not impressed with this book. This text is organized into five parts. Part one, Preliminary, has a forward to the new edition, the problems of musicality, the problems of pure music and soloism and other chapters. Part two covers the biographical, analytical and aesthetical areas of music. Part three deals with the esoteric considerations, the music of the deva or nature-spirit evolution. The fourth section explains the historical development of music throughout the ages. This for me was the most interesting section. The final part explores some occult prognostications.
In conclusion, I have always attempted to study anything with an objective and logical approach, using reason, logic and the scientific method to arrive at conclusions. There is my problem. The approach in this book explains music in a more mystical and esoteric way. This is not say there is not a spiritual aspects in a lot of music; however, I personally like a more scientific approach to any subject.
Rating: 3 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An Old Warrior's Poetic Tribute)
Cyril Scott is a cult classical composer and his musical compositions are readily available; based on U.S. Billboard magazine his period of peak interest dates probably around 1947.
To hit the high points of Scott's philosophic eccentricity:
"Hierarchy of Great Sages, Initiates, Adepts, known as the Great White Lodge, which exercises such a mighty influence over the evolution of mankind" --pp. 30-31
"Master Koot Hoomi...resides in Shitatse." (the Himalayas, er, India or Nepal, I assume)
"His pupil, Nelsa Chaplin, a highly trained clairvoyant...who had been in close telepathic contact with Master Koot Hooti. This remarkable seeress...."
"...transport herself in spirit to the higher planes as well as to physical plane localities thousands of miles away." (p. 32)
Astral projection. "...fact of invisible thought-currents vibrating through the ether and 'picked up' by brains sufficiently sensitive...."
"For a great honour was hers: both the Master Koot Hoomi and the Master Jesus frequently overshadowed her and used her as Their medium. (It should be here mentioned that the Master Jesus is particularly interested in those occupied in the work of healing.)" (p. 34)
Akashic Records: "...past events impressed upon the ether, and only to be deciphered by highly trained clairvoyants."
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