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Music and Esotericism (repost)

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Music and Esotericism (repost)

Music and Esotericism (Aries Book. Texts and Studies in Western Esotericism) by Laurence Wuidar
English | ISBN: 9004182675 | 2010 | 392 pages | PDF | 11,5 MB

This collection of essays analyzes the relationships that exist between esotericism and music from Antiquity to the 20th century, investigating ways in which magic, astrology, alchemy, divination, and cabbala interact with music.

The volume seeks to dissolve artificial barriers between the history of art, music, science, and intellectual history by establishing an interdisciplinary dialogue about music as viewed against a specific cultural background. The synthesis of scientific and historical contexts with respect to music, explored here on a large scale for the first time, opens up a wealth of new approaches to music historical research, music performance, and musical composition. Each chapter presents either a unique example of music functioning within esoteric and scientific traditions or a demonstration of the influence of those traditions upon selected musical works.