VICTOR MANUEL GUZMAN VILLENA
What was strange and wonderful power possessing Orfeo?...With his lyre not only was achieving that the birds and animals were gathering around him, he was stopping the singings of the sirens with his own.
The fact is Orfeo had the magic power of the music, a power that produces effects in the human being, like changing our frame of mind, relaxing, entertain or touch us, making us think and also music can help us to remember and dream.
It is, an incontrovertible fact that the music affects the emotions, which in turn influence numerous corporal processes; it can change the metabolism, increase or diminish the blood pressure, affect to the muscular energy, to the digestion, to the internal secretions and to the respiration. Even the neuronales reds of the brain are sensitive to the harmonic principles.
In experiments carried out with animals it has been proved that certain types of music (The Blue Danube of Strauss, for example) it has a direct influence in the production of milk and eggs on the part of cows and hens. Something similar has been observed by the seeds of the plants stimulated musically that they had preserved the perfected characteristics of major size, major flowering and more leafs. The music changed the chromosomes of the plants.
Key to enter the superiors states
Is the music a way for the communication and the multiplication of the states of conscience? The ancient people believed that the use of the sound was the most powerful key to open the doors to the top conscience states and they were using the music as a vehicle for trips to other worlds because it was offering the revelation of the divine and cosmic laws.
The music is a knowledge, because it is the most direct and intense form of spiritual development that is known. Beethoven, for example, in his nine symphonies contains numerous topics and tonal references that belong to the footpath of the self transcendence. His last five quartets for the strings are considered to be the most mystical created music pieces ever.
Also in the works of J. Bach we find an eternal and unchangeable beauty, but this deep mystical feeling of life was completely natural in these two composers; it was not revealed them by any esoteric school. There exist on the other hand many musicians who have transmitted in their works infinite truths looking for inspiration in occultism themes.
Although not all the composers fit to the esoteric principle or they are not even capable of transmitting the same eternal truths, the true thing is that the metaphysics and the mysticism are an enormous source of creativity to the art of music. An art that, like Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner and other great musical geniuses have demonstrated, can move and transform the conscience more powerfully than no other art.
The idea of the power of music, especially the word intone, can influence the human destiny even in the order of the universe, it goes back to the music of Vedas. (Sanskrit वेद véd)
The Chinese philosopher Confucio believed that if the sublime and beautiful music was prevailing in a kingdom, this way the society was blooming in prosperity in the two areas, spiritual and material, but if the music was faltering, social changes happened.
For his part, Plato went so far as to say that the musical styles could not be altered without, as result the most important political institutions were collapsing.
Although it turns out to be paradoxical, the use of the military music also has exercised a fundamental influence during the historical events, because in last epochs it was used by the intention of provoking devastating results in the opposite field. So effective were the drums and trumpets in the battlefields, that the defeated armies were adopting often a similar or identical music used by the winners.
In other occasions, the influence of the music served to unify, serving to join entire nations. For example the War ofAmerican Secession was a musical revolution: it is a historical fact that the diffusion of patriotic songs of freedom was one of the most persuasive methods for which the Freemasons regrouped the American people.
The Libertarian Song turned into an obsession and it was sung everywhere: in the political declarations, in the patriotic celebrations, in all kinds of ceremonies. Such songs played a principal role in the formation of the sense of nationality of the North Americans.
The music also has application in the field of medicine. From the primitive societies until our days, the singings and ritual dances serve like a contribution in the illnesses like remedy, that is to say it has therapeutic purposes. Music as a therapy or as a way for the auto-transformation stood out in the modern society and it has been incorporated into the field of the medicine by its powerful curative effects.
Esoterism and music
Exists a musical esoteric tradition that is evident across groups Rosicrucian and cabala groups, Pythagorean and alchemists, that it flows from the Middle Age until our days. This narrow connection between esoterism and music seems inseparable, as if two fields were illuminated and were complementing between themselves.
Claude Debussy was a Big Teacher of the Secret Society the Priory of Zion, and he felt fascinated by the secret works of Edgar Allan Poe. Maurice Ravel was intrigued by many aspects of the occultism. Erik Satie was a member of the French Rosicrucian Order. W. Amadeus Mozart was a Freemason, and his operas and the instrumental works contain spiritualclues and expressive symbols of the ideals and Masonic rituals.
The whole of the finished works of Mozart is 626, between which there excel 18 operas, 20 masses and 49 symphonies. The most notable Masonic works that are known of this illustrious musical are: The Trip of the partner; For the closing of the Lodge; The happiness of the freemason; Small cantata francmasónica; Masonic funeral music; Andante Cantata maestoso; The magic flute, it was a work of Masonic simbología in its entirety; The praise of the friendship.
Webern studied between other things, cabalist numerology. The composition of Sibelius has a Masonic content stimulated for being a member of a Masonic Lodge of Helsinki. The ritual Masonic Sibelius musician was not known until the above mentioned music, in the shape of a manuscript was offered to the Big Lodge of New York by the Big Lodge of Finland, in proof of brotherhood, it had the Sibelius signature. This composition was executed for the first time in the United States in 1935, in the Lodge of American Investigation. The same year a checked edition of the same work was enriched by three additional pieces, including the topic of his famous composition Finland, which contain Masonic words.
Josef Hauer was an initiated Rosicrucian who saw every note of the scale like possessor of a specific spiritual effect. The same can be said about some contemporary musicians like Gustav Holts, whose profound astrology studies led him to composing his imperishable Suite of the Planets and of Norman Thomas Miller, whose tonal poems inside the music of the New Age, possess a deep meaning of the educations of the Big White Brotherhood.
In another more eclectic line there is Stockhausen, which not only tries to have reflected the Music of the Spheres proceeding from Syrian and from the cosmic beings who there live, but he affirms to come from a civilization from this star.