Pantheon: a journal of spiritual art

1-Powers Davidby David A. Powers – Despite the fact the music has always been linked with spiritual practice, for most in modern Western society, this connection has been lost; music is seen as mere entertainment. From this point of view, works of music are nothing but commodities that exist to be consumed and then forgotten. Nevertheless, the potency of music as a mystical praxis remains as strong as it ever was for those who choose to approach music as a living tradition and spiritual force. Furthermore, while there are certainly many styles of music from around the globe that have maintained a connection with living spiritual traditions, we in the West also have many profound works from within the classical and jazz traditions that have great potential for use by spiritual practitioners. Such pieces are waiting for us, the listeners, to engage with them, and have many secrets to reveal. It…

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