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path to the unconsciousness
music & the unconsciousness. So you may ask: what
is it all about? For me, it can be all focused &
described in one sentence: "This music finds
the direct way to the unconsciousness!"
It's pure emotion. It overcomes the borders of the conscious
brain, the cortex.
are many ways to express these feelings of transcendence
when you have experienced it (like "a journey to
my inner self", "music to activate the right
side of the brain", "it touched something
deep inside but I can't really describe it", or
"I was in a strange state of trance, thoughts and
visions came somehow automatically").
But at the end it's all the same, it's the contact with
our "deeper brain", the unconscious brain.
New brain science emphasizes the overall importance
of the "emotional brain" and leaves behind
the usual concept that only the cortex is necessary
for human, higher functions of thinking and that it
rules our life.
emotional brain, based in the limbic system, is much
more important for any action & thinking than previously
assumed. It is the part of us we can hardly realize
or describe in words. It's the non-verbal side of being,
and therefore I think music or any art that is capable
of reaching this unconscious side in us is very important,
as the basic rational thinking is ignored in this process!
That's why we don't do rational music at all, it's pure
"feel" the more unconscious side of us through
music can be a "Peak Experience" (in the sense
of Maslow), can lead to a more holistic point of view,
to feel the core of our existence, the light & the
dark, joy & fears of our deeper mind.