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I think a lot about music and the power that music has. So this week, let's talk about the role that music plays in ritual!

 

Music was important to the Chinese philosopher, Confucious, as it has been for shamans around the world and down the ages. In fact I have a little story that tell us just exactly how music came to the earth way back when.

 

And central to music is Rythm, singing and Dance. So we'll talk about all that stuff. And finally, we'll look at ways to write and create effective chants to be used in our rituals

 

Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!

Some of the music you'll hear on this weeks show include Loreena McKennitt: "The Mummers Dance" ; Telling Point: "Join in the Dance"; Sharon Knight: "Bardic Voices"; Sacred Earth Drums: "Dancing for a Vision"; Blackmore's Night: "Play Minstrel, Play" and more.

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Comment by Shanty on May 11, 2019 at 3:27pm

In past times, I have been a part of a group that used musical representation as a correspondence whilst casting the Compass and opening the quarters;

East/Air was accompanied on opening the Circle with a flute played until all quarters were opened and the perimeter walked 3 times.

South/Fire was accompanied by the crackling of a fire stick struck on opening that quarter and continued until all quarters opened and the perimeter walked 3 times.

West/Water was accompanied by a `rainstick` tilited backwards and forwards on opening that quarter  and continued until all quarters were opened and the perimeter walked 3 times.

North/Earth was accompanied by a Djembi drum beaten to a heartbeat rhythm on opening that quarter and continued until all quarters were opened and the perimeter walked 3 times.

As we utilized caves and an underground Temple, the effects were incredible and the energy raising spectacular.

Do others use similar?

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