Harmonies of Heaven and Earth: Mysticism in Music from Antiquity to the Avant-Garde (Original)
Joscelyn Godwin (Author)
DescriptionJoscelyn Godwin explores music's effects on matter, living things, and human behavior. Turning to metaphysical accounts of the higher worlds and theories of celestial harmony, the author follows the path of musical inspiration on its descent to Earth, illuminating the archetypal currents that lie beneath Western musical history.
Inner Traditions International
November 01, 1987
6.05 X 0.57 X 9.04 inches | 0.62 pounds
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About the Author
Joscelyn Godwin, Professor of Music at Colgate University, is the author of The Harmony of Spheres, Arktos: The Polar Myth, The Theosophical Enlightenment, and many other books on music and esoteric traditions.
"Through a rich, eclectic mix of mythological, philosophical, literary, and scientific references, the deeper meanings of sound and music are revealed."--Gnosis