Monthly Archives: August 2015
There is more than just our material universe. Our universe is consciousness. The basis of all is the Unified Field which is pure consciousness, pure abstract being, pure intelligence. When we can connect on that level we can become a peaceful world.
“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”
~ Niels Bohr
So we are creators
Reality is in the eyes of the beholder. What you perceive to be reality is your reality. What another perceives is his/her reality
So if you don’t like the world you live in change your thoughts
Your attitude, your thoughts and have you interpret what you see, hear, feel, taste and smell dictates your world.
There is no dichotomy between science and religion. They are all one and the same. Their is no wall dividing them, no separation. Quantum Physics is the element that merges the spiritual and the scientific and consciousness creates the world you live in.
Father Benedict Nivakoff shares the inspiration for their album, ‘BENEDICTA: Marian Chant from Norcia’
The early Christian church derived their music from existing Jewish and Byzantine religious chant. Like all music in the Western world up to this time, plainchant was monophonic: that is, it comprised a single melody without any harmonic support or accompaniment. The many hundreds of melodies are defined by one of the eight Greek modes, some of which sound very different from the major/minor scales our ears are used to today. The melodies are free in tempo and seem to wander melodically, dictated by the Latin liturgical texts to which they are set. As these chants spread throughout Europe , they were embellished and developed along many different lines in various regions and according to various sects. It was believed that Pope Gregory I (reigned 590-604) codified them during the sixth-century, establishing uniform usage throughout the Western Catholic Church. Although his actual contribution to this enormous body of music remains unknown, his name has been applied to this music, and it is known as Gregorian Chant.
Gregorian chant remains among the most spiritually moving and profound music in Western culture. An idea of its pure, floating melody can be heard in the Easter hymn Victimae paschali laudes.
Many years later, composers of Renaissance polyphony very often used plainchant melodies as the basis for their sacred works.