Music and Spirituality

By Anisha Garner

Spirituality involves the recognition of a feeling of sense or belief that there is something greater than oneself, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature. The word spirit comes from Latin spiritus, which translates to "breath," but also identifies courage, vigor, and soul. The distinction between soul and spirit was first separated in Christian terminology, with spirit being the "seat of emotions." A more contemporary definition might include "the essential nature of something."

The harmonic structure of music was discovered by Pythagoras in the 5th century by experimenting with a piece of chord and the discovery of an octave, suggesting a mathematical order of the universe. This discovery changed the course of music...

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