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Old 29-03-2015, 10:57 PM   #1815
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Mime at the anvil by Arthur Rackham..
It is highly probable that the Greek initiates gained their knowledge of the philosophic and therapeutic aspects of music from the Egyptians, who, in turn, considered Hermes the founder of the art.. According to one legend, this god constructed the first lyre by stretching strings across the concavity of a turtle shell.. Both Isis and Osiris were patrons of music and poetry.. Plato, in describing the antiquity of these arts among the Egyptians, declared that songs and poetry had existed in Egypt for at least 10 thousand years, and that these were of such an exalted and inspiring nature that only gods or godlike men could have composed them.. In the Mysteries the lyre was regarded as the secret symbol of the human constitution, the body of the instrument representing the physical form, the strings the nerves, and the musician the spirit..

Gong - Inner Temple (Zero Meets The Octave Doctor) ..

Playing upon the nerves, the spirit thus created the harmonies of normal functioning, which, however, became discords if the nature of man were defiled..One day while meditating upon the problem of harmony, Pythagoras chanced to pass a brazier's shop where workmen were pounding out a piece of metal upon an anvil.. By noting the variances in pitch between the sounds made by large hammers and those made by smaller implements, and carefully estimating the harmonies and discords resulting from combinations of these sounds, he gained his first clue to the musical intervals of the diatonic scale..Pythagoras thereupon discovered that the first and 4th strings when sounded together produced the harmonic interval of the octave, for doubling the weight had the same effect as halving the string.. Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen is notable in using the anvil as pitched percussion... gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised..Aha! And yet remarkable solutions to seemingly impossible problems often occur in these moments of clarity.. It’s what gurus call higher consciousness. Biologists call it altered states. Psychologists call it super-sentience.. And Christians call it answered prayer.. Sometimes, divine relation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart already knows...

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