Music and Spirituality

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Over the centuries music has been a medium for knowing nature and god – what the philosopher Plato called “mimesis”. Throughout the history of the great civilizations in the world, music has an important role as part of community rituals. The treasures of the Assyrians’ heritage stated that the music performed in various ceremonies is a symbol of the glory of the ceremony. The music is also a symbol of happiness, if it is played on the celebrated holidays. All offerings are praised and sanctified with songs, all offerings are glorified with beautiful tunes. All the sweet melodies made at the altar offerings are the same as praying in the temples, as if the incense is burned, which symbolizes the power of God.

The Greeks and Romans regarded music as the Great God they worshiped. They erected temples, beautiful altars, as … Read More