I'm enjoying delving into the subject! A selection of information worth sharing.
Such as this ( reading through it)
Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.
I've read, that things inanimate have mov'd,
And, as with living Souls, have been inform'd,
By Magick Numbers and persuasive Sound.
What then am I? Am I more senseless grown
Than Trees, or Flint? O force of constant Woe!
'Tis not in Harmony to calm my Griefs.......
Jan at Gnostic Media has started a new series of shows with Hans Utter
UnSpun 083 – Dr. Hans Utter: “Temporal (Im)balance, Memory and Music”I’m hooked!
Seriously, hooked. If you missed the whole batch of shows on Music, Mind Control and Psychobiology...what can I say, except, you missed a lot!
This new batch of shows on Temporal (im)balance, memory and music is already shaping up to be as informative if not more so!
Part 1 is here
Part 2 is embedded below:
The Burrough’s quote Hans read (Part 2) really stuck in my mind
I went off to find it- William Burroughs the consummate insider, despite his street reputation.
"And what would the future look like if such groups actually exist and if they do combine and take over? An elitist World State very much along the lines laid down by the Nazis. At the top would be a theocracy trained in psychic control techniques implemented by computerized electronic devices that would render opposition psychologically impossible. Entry to this privileged class would be permitted only to those whose dedication to the world state was absolute and unquestioning. In short, you don’t get in by merit or ability but by being an all around one hundred percent shit.”
The Adding Machine: Selected Essays. “Mind War” – William S. Burroughs (1985)
I see very many people entrained by computerized electronic devices every single day. Not a one of them realizes they have been rendered inert, immobile and totally subservient via the control techniques delivered by the devices they willingly use to the extreme, daily. Enjoying their servitude?
The jimmy and bill show- Jimmy being Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame. Bill being none other then William Burroughs- As I ; read through the interview, what really struck me was how aware both of these people were regarding the affects, effects the music had on the audience.
Since reading Dave McGowan's book on Laurel Canyon (RIP) and falling down the rabbit hole of the cooperation/collusion between the musical/military industrial complex the interview resonated very differently with me then it would have many years ago
"The Led Zeppelin show depends heavily on volume, repetition and drums.
It bears some resemblance to the trance music found in Morocco, which is magical in origin and purpose--that is, concerned with the evocation and control of spiritual forces. In Morocco, musicians are also magicians. Gnaoua music is used to drive out evil spirits. The music of Joujouka evokes the God Pan, Pan God of Panic, representing the real magical forces that sweep away the spurious. It is to be remembered that the origin of all the arts--music, painting and writing--is magical and evocative; and that magic is always used to obtain some definite result. In the Led Zeppelin concert, the result aimed at would seem to be the creation of energy in the performers and in the audience. For such magic to succeed, it must tap the sources of magical energy, and this can be dangerous."
William Burroughs : "I found Jimmy Page equally aware of the risks involved in handling the fissionable material of the mass unconcious"
I turned to Jimmy Page: "Of course we are dealing here with meditation--
the deliberate induction of a trance state in a few people under the hands
of an old master. This would seem on the surface to have a little in common with a rock concert, but the underlying force is the same: human energy and its potential concentration." I pointed out that the moment when the stairway to heaven becomes something actually POSSIBLE for the audience, would also be the moment of greatest danger. Jimmy expressed himself as well aware of the power in mass concentration, aware of the dangers involved, and of the skill and balance needed to avoid them...rather like driving a load of nitroglycerine.
How about releasing 'anything' the audience can't handle?"There IS a responsibility to the audience," he said. "We don't want
anything bad to happen to these kids--we don't want to release anything we can't handle." We talked about magic and Aleister Crowley. Jimmy said that Crowley has been maligned as a black magician, whereas magic is neither white nor black, good nor bad--it is simply alive with what it is: the real thing, what people really feel and want and are. I pointed out that this "either/or" straitjacket had been imposed by Christianity when all magic became black magic; that scientists took over from the Church, and Western man has been stifled in a non-magical universe known as "the way things are." Rock music can be seen as one attempt to break out of this dead soulless universe and reassert the universe of magic.
Read the rest at the link- Music is much more then most people understand it to be. That much is clear. Music/sound and lighting ups the game.
We talked about the special effects used in the concert. "Sure," he said,
"lights, lasers, dry ice are fine--but you have to keep some balance. The
show must carry itself and not rely too heavily on special effects, however spectacular," I brought up the subject of infra-sound, that is, sound pitched below 16 Hertz, the level of human hearing; as ultra-sound is above the level. Professer Gavreau of France developed infra-sound as a military weapon. A powerful infra-sound installation can, he claims, kill everyone in a five-mile radius, knock down walls and break windows. Infra-sound kills by setting up vibrations within the body so that, as Gavreau puts it, "You can feel all the organs in your body rubbing together." The plans for this device can be obtained from the French Patent Office, and infra-sound generators constructed from inexpensive materials. Needless to say, one is not concerned with military applications however unlimited, but with more interesting and useful possibilities, reaching much further that five miles.Infra-sound sets up vibrations in the body and nervous system. Need these
vibrations necessarily be harmful or unpleasant? All music played at any
volume sets up vibrations in the body and nervous system of the listener.
That's why people listen to it. Caruso as you will remember could break a
champagne glass across the room. Especially interesting is the possibility
of rhythmic pulses of infra-sound; that is, MUSIC IN INFRA-SOUND. You can't hear it, but you can feel it.
Finally... a commenter at Gnostic Media left a link to this video
Along the same line of Sound Manipulating Man- It's about 25 minutes in length and refers to some articles and books.
The Secret Power Music Holds Over You
Food for thought?
Sound for your brain management/ discord?
Music for your mind control?
Music for your emotional manipulation?
What a far reaching topic!