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“Turtles All The Way Down”

There’s an ancient cosmology that goes something like this: An ancient teacher taught that the earth rested on the back of a huge turtle. “But teacher”, a student asked, “what holds up the turtle?” “Ah”, he said, “that’s easy. He … Continue reading

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Music as a ‘Representational’ Art Form

Arguably most of the visual arts down through the ages have been ‘representational’ — that is, the artwork depicts something recognizable by most people (in their cultural context). Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is instantly recognizable as a woman: Van Gogh’s … Continue reading

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Jakob Boehme (Böhme), ‘Wrath’, and the Uses of Music

Jakob Böhme (1575 – 1624) was a Christian (Lutheran!) German mystic and theologian. By trade he was a shoemaker, but inspired by visions he wrote numerous theosophical volumes that were important influences on John Milton, Ludwig Tieck, Novalis, William Blake, Schelling … Continue reading

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