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The World is Sound: NADA Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness

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Scientists have only recently learned that the particles of an oxygen atom vibrate in a major key and that blades of grass ‘sing.” Europe’s foremost jazz producer takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, exploring the musical traditions of diverse cultures and reaffirming what the ancients have always known--the world is sound, rhythm, and vibration. Berendt’s book is alive with his experiences--living in Bali, studying at a Zen monastery in Kyoto, and encountering budding jazz stars in Indonesia, Japan, Europe, and the United States. Drawing from his friendships with composers and performers as well as his knowledge of new physics and Tantra, cybernetics, Sufism, and the works of Hermann Hesse, he reveals the importance of sound in shaping cultural and spiritual life worldwide.

A tribute to the work of many of the greatest figures of our age--including Hans Kayser, Jean Gebser, Sufi Hazrat lnayat Khan, musicians John Coltrane and Ravi Shankar--Berendt’s book suggests that hearing, rather than seeing, is the key to a more spiritual experience of consciousness. His discussion of sound in relation to mathematics, logic, sacred geometry, myth, and sexuality is practical as well as theoretical, offering readers a variety of techniques for developing the ear as an organ of spiritual perception.

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One of Europe's foremost jazz producers takes us through a world of musical traditions and explores the effects of sound on consciousness. 

About the Author

Born in Berlin in 1922, Joachim-Ernst Berendt is author of more than twenty books, among them the highly acclaimed and widely translated reference work, The Jazz Book. He helped found the Sudwestfunk, one of Germany’s most popular radio stations, and has produced numerous concerts, radio programs, and records. He has also directed many international festivals and received various awards, including the Cultural Award of Poland, In The World is Sound, Berendt guides us through the uncharted regions of the unconscious to a vision of harmony.

Table of Contents

Eros and the Mysteries of Love

The Metaphysics of Sex

Introduction

1.  Eros and Sexual Love

2.  The Metaphysics of Sex

3.  Phenomena of Transcending in Profane Love

4.  Gods and Goddesses, Men and Women

5.  Sacred Ceremonies and Evocations

6.  Sex in the Realm of Initiations and Magic

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

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9780892813186
Other:
Berendt, Joachim Ernest
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Author:
Berendt, Joachim Ernest
Author:
Berendt, Joachim-Ernst
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Music and society
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
New Age
Subject:
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Subject:
Music -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Music-Theory and Composition
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
TM 5-4120-355-24P
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 13.09 oz
Age Level:
New Age

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