Secret Lore of Music
The Hidden Power of Orpheus
ISBN10: 0892816600 ISBN13: 9780892816606 Contributors: Fabre D'Olivet, Antoine; Godwin, Joscelyn (Translator) Publisher: Inner Traditions Published: Oct 1 1997 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Hermeticist Fabre d'Olivet's classic study of music as sacred art and its profound effects on the soul.
Ever since Pythagoras demonstrated the mathematical basis of music and its profound effect on the soul, the Western esoteric tradition has been deeply involved with the science and art of tone. Fabre d'Olivet (1767-1825) was the first to restate Pythagoras' ideas in modern terms, and to show the way for music to regain its spiritual heritage. He calls for a complete reevaluation of its nature and purpose. Fearless in his criticism of the trivialization of music in his own time, d'Olivet recalls its ancient glory in China, Egypt, and Greece. He shows that music is rooted in the same principles as the universe itself, and that it is intimately connected with the destiny of mankind.