By Jill Mattson | * ** Jill’s wings of Light
Editor’s Note: this is the second installment of this short series of articles by Jill Mattson. Check out the first one at “Sound – Its Influence on Civilizations.” I hope you find them as enjoyable and enlightening as I have.
Last week we chatted about how the music of the Atlanteans and the Lemarians shaped their earthly experiences. Shall we travel on in history?
The ancient Sumerian epoch boasted of a musical system built on the interval of six of our notes. Persian cosmetology (mingled with writings about Zoroaster) reflect that music escorted man towards a connection with the next lower hierarchy of spirit, the “Planetary Logos,” providing a spiritual experience.
Increased historical documents shed light on music of ancient Egypt and China. Music was believed to be a powerful controlling influence on the population. The rulers governed, regulated and policed the music people heard. By controlling the vibrations that people were exposed to, officials believed they yielded a strong influence over people. They had the same behavior with their art. For three thousand years the art of the Egyptians looked the same. That was no coincidence.
Ancient Chinese rulers believed that each musical note was a connection to the Divine. The rulers orchestrated concerts with 10,000 players, making plentiful and powerful connections to the Divine. In a current example, the Latvian country of Estonia sponsors a weeklong songfest every five years. These historic concerts boasted of half a million singers…a good showing for a country of only one million people. Many credit the historic courage of this tiny nation in their struggles for independence to the energy created by this vitalizing, musical experience.
Ancient Chinese music centered on twelve notes. Each note was five of our notes apart and was referred to as the “Lu Scale.” They correlated their music to five directions (including center), five elements, five colors etc. Musical sounds floated like the sounds of wind chimes, with no beginnings or endings. Tones still descended and were said to augment the “imagination.”
As the stars in the skies journeyed across the horizon, their changing energy was influenced people. The Chinese music or “musical astrology” changed throughout the year, providing support for personal and emotional challenges caused by the vibrations of planets in motion in our solar system. This musical feng shui varied as energy in nature changed, providing a balancing mechanism for the population! Instruments made out of the various elements were played at certain times, further engineering the balancing effect of the music.
So far we have seen civilizations with music designed around a “signature” number. The numbers starting with the oldest civilizations have been: 9, 7, 6, 5. More in the next letter!
*Originally entitled: “Sound- Its Influence on Civilizations”
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