1990: WHAT CAN MUSIC TELL US ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE MIND?

A PLATONIC MODEL Brian D. Josephson Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE, U.K email: bdj10@cam.ac.uk and Tethys Carpenter Department of Music, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, Egham, Surrey TW2 0EX, U.K. (conference proceedings to be published by MIT Press) ABSTRACT We present an account of the phenomenon of music based upon the hypothesis that there is a close parallel between the mechanics of life and the mechanics of mind, a key factor in the correspondence proposed being the existence of close parallels between the concepts of gene and musical idea. The hypothesis accounts for the specificity, complexity, functionality and apparent arbitrariness of musical structures. An implication of the model is that music should be seen as a phenomenon of transcendental character, involving aspects of mind as yet unstudied by conventional science. Running title: Music and the Nature of the Mind Keywords: music, self-organisation, universal mind, Platonism The […] Read More

1999: Music and the Brain

Laurence O’Donnell “Music is so naturally united with us that we cannot be free from it even if we so desired” (Boethius cited by Storr). Music’s interconnection with society can be seen throughout history. Every known culture on earth has music. Music seems to be one of the basic actions of humans. However, early music was not handed down from generation to generation or recorded. Hence, there is no official record of “prehistoric” music. Even so, there is evidence of prehistoric music from the findings of flutes carved from bones. The influence of music on society can be clearly seen from modern history. Music helped Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence. When he could not figure out the right wording for a certain part, he would play his violin to help him. The music helped him get the words from his brain onto the paper. Albert Einstein is […] Read More

2016: What Music Really Is, What Is It, and What It Is Not

Music, Sound and other Acoustic Phenomena are discussed and analyzed in their NUMERICAL FORM only and visualized exactly as they are perceived through the sense of hearing. This is a Holy Grail for the innocent music lover, player and composer, who for the first time in history have the possibility of understanding what is music from a holistic point of view that doesn’t limit theory to one system only. By Bo Constantinsen, author of WhatMusicReallyIs.com The “Research” section on this website [WhatMusicReallyIs.com] represents the in-the-making process of the What Music Really İs manual as an interactive presentation, book, and featured documentary. It wishes to be the scientific & mystical knowledge base on the science of music: harmonics, sound, acoustics, tuning and all else related. “What Music Really İs” is a statement. It is not a question and not a theory. It is a fact. “What Music Really İs: The […] Read More

2015: The 10 Greatest Anti-Establishment Rock Songs

When it comes to fighting the powers that be, there are many tools at your disposal. You can protest and you can share critical information with your friends and family. You can separate yourself from the system by growing your own food, saving your money outside of the banks, and learning natural ways to heal your body. You can even vote with your feet by moving to more freedom minded areas; or when all else fails, you can stand your ground and fight them with everything at your disposal. But where does the motivation come from? What is it that sets the fire in our hearts, and drives us to fight what we perceive to be wrong? While the reasons may differ from person to person, I would argue that the greatest wellspring of resistance to tyranny, often comes from art. The books we read, the movies we watch, […] Read More

2015: Why Ringo’s Confession, “We replaced Paul!”, appears to be authentic

First known photo of Ringo playing drums with the Beatles (22 August 1962) by Jim Fetzer [NOTE: This article was originally posted on Veterans Today on March 29, 2015. When I was sacked by Gordon Duff for speaking out about JADE HELM and his abusive treatment of Robert O’Dowd for an earlier article regarding JADE HELM, I discovered that he had taken down my four most recent articles about the Boston bombing and this article as well. In one of the most brutal media massacres of all time–where he has deleted 150 articles of mine on JFK, 9/11, Wellstone, Sandy Hook, the Boston bombing and more–I am going to do my best to restore the most important. He trashed me on Kevin Barrett’s “Truth Jidad Radio” for having published this, but, as I observed in the original article, if Paul McCartney, the most publicly observed person in the world, […] Read More

2015: The Agenda to Promote the Dark Side – The Music Industry Exposed

David Gardner, Conscious Reporter [Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series of articles on this subject from David Gardner, who contributes to ConsciousReporter.com. Subscribe to their newsletter to be alerted when future parts in the series are published. Read part I here.] It’s no secret that the music industry has a huge impact on the direction of our culture. When the industry’s biggest stars are “obsessed” with the macabre, and their performances and music videos promote evil acts, demon possession and darkness, what kind of culture will be created? Will spiritual values survive in a world where darkness is increasingly embraced and glorified? “Music directly represents the passions of the soul. If one listens to the wrong kind of music, he will become the wrong kind of person.” ~Aristotle The first article in this series investigated the huge amount of dark esoteric symbols being promoted in the music industry. This article […] Read More