And then, many years later, perfecting the art of composition with
a small pencil and large eraser, reading through many volumes including
"The Tao Of Physics", "Music, Mysticism and Magic", "Time, Passion and Knowledge"
and Mann's "Doctor Faustus", I found this:
and in it appears a beautiful quote:
"when one transcends Christianity, Judaism or Islam, there one finds Music"
Hey! that's my kind of guy.
Well, the book uses the "G" word a bit too often, for my taste
but ignore, skip, or just substitute it with "Force" or "Carrots"...
Here is what the back cover describes/quotes:
"The mystery of sound is mysticism; the harmony of life is religion. The knowledge of vibrations is metaphysics, the analysis of atoms is science, and their harmonious grouping is art. The rhythm of form is poetry, and the rhythm of sound is music. This shows that music is the art of arts and the science of all sciences; and it contains the fountain of all knowledge within itself."
Music should be healing; music should uplift the soul; music should inspire. There is no better way of getting closer to God, of rising higher towards the spirit, of attaining spiritual perfection than music, if only it is rightly understood."
The Music of Life is the definitive collection of Hazrat Inayat Khan's teachings on sound, presenting the Sufi master's vision of the harmony which underlies and infuses every aspect of our lives. With deep insight and wisdom, he explores the science of breath, the law of rhythm, the creative process, and both the healing power and psychological influence of music and sound.
"What makes us feel drawn to music is that our whoIe being is music; our mind and our body, the nature in which we live, the nature that has made us, all that is beneath and around us, it is all music. We are close to all this music, and live and move and have our being in music."