Songs of Ecstasy

This book offers the first English translation of a body of highly esoteric, mystical poetry and songs associated with the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect devoted to Tantrism.

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031819

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This book offers the first English translation of a body of highly esoteric, mystical poetry and songs associated with the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect devoted to Tantrism. The period from the late 18th to the early 19th century, during which these lyrics were written, was an era of change, experimentation, and transition from the older medieval styles to the new literary forms of "modern" Bengal. The highly original songs presented here are an important part of this transitional period, reflecting the search for new literary forms and experimentation in new poetic styles.


Songs Of Ecstasy

Every love deserves to be sung and every moment in romance is a celebration. Songs of Ecstasy is one such opus with a festoon of couplets written at those moments of romantic celebrations. Savor those moments with love.

Author: Mondis

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 170

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Every love deserves to be sung and every moment in romance is a celebration. Songs of Ecstasy is one such opus with a festoon of couplets written at those moments of romantic celebrations. Savor those moments with love.


Songs of Angst and Ecstasy

... HAIKU Haiku, haiku, Let me wring you dry. Hang you On the drip line of a lost
koan. A lost cause in fact. One drop, Gurgling In the river of bliss. Plonk!
WRITERS WORKSHOP was founded in 1958. It consists of a Songs of Angst and
Ecstasy.

Author: Susantha Goonatilake

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Page: 83

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Music the Brain and Ecstasy

Here is a book that will entertain, inform, and stimulate everyone who loves music--and make them think about their favorite song in startling new ways.

Author: R Jourdain

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780380782093

Category: Music

Page: 400

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What makes a distant oboe's wail beautiful? Why do some kinds of music lift us to ecstasy, but not others? How can music make sense to an ear and brain evolved for detecting the approaching lion or tracking the unsuspecting gazelle? Lyrically interweaving discoveries from science, psychology, music theory, paleontology, and philosophy, Robert Jourdian brilliantly examines why music speaks to us in ways that words cannot, and why we form such powerful connections to it. In clear, understandable language, Jourdian expertly guides the reader through a continuum of musical experience: sound, tone, melody, harmony, rhythm, composition, performance, listening, understanding--and finally to ecstasy. Along the way, a fascinating cast of characters brings Jourdian's narrative to vivid life: "idiots savants" who absorb whole pieces on a single hearing, composers who hallucinate entire compositions, a psychic who claims to take dictation from long-dead composers, and victims of brain damage who can move only when they hear music. Here is a book that will entertain, inform, and stimulate everyone who loves music--and make them think about their favorite song in startling new ways.What makes a distant oboe s wail beautiful? Why do some kinds of music lift us to ecstasy, but not others? How can music make sense to an ear and brain evolved for detecting the approaching lion or tracking the unsuspecting gazelle? Lyrically interweaving discoveries from science, psychology, music theory, paleontology, and philosophy, Robert Jourdian brilliantly examines why music speaks to us in ways that words cannot, and why we form such powerful connections to it. In clear, understandable language, Jourdian expertly guides the reader through a continuum of musical experience: sound, tone, melody, harmony, rhythm, composition, performance, listening, understanding--and finally to ecstasy. Along the way, a fascinating cast of characters brings Jourdian s narrative to vivid life: idiots savants who absorb whole pieces on a single hearing, composers who hallucinate entire compositions, a psychic who claims to take dictation from long-dead composers, and victims of brain damage who can move only when they hear music. Here is a book that will entertain, inform, and stimulate everyone who loves music--and make them think about their favorite song in startling new ways.

The Economics of Ecstasy

"Urban shows that the case of the Kartabhajas opens many new insights not merely into the specific case of one minor Bengali cult, but also into much larger cross-cultural and theoretical issues, including the changing role of the lower ...

Author: Hugh B. Urban

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019513902X

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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This is a study of the Bengali Kartabhaja sect and its place in the broader movement of Tantrism, an Indian religious movement employing purposely shocking sexual language and rituals. Urban looks closely at the relationship between the rise of the Kartabhajas, who flourished at the turn of the 19th century, and the changing economic context of colonial Bengal. Made up of the poor lower classes laboring in the marketplaces and factories of Calcutta, the Kartabhajas represent "the underworld of the imperial city." Urban shows that their esoteric poetry and songs are in fact saturated with the language of the marketplace and the bazaar, which becomes for them the key metaphor used to communicate secret knowledge and mystical teachings.



Music the Brain and Ecstasy

How Music Captures Our Imagination Robert Jourdain ... For centuries ,
aboriginal Australians have devised complex songs that describe the stark terrain
they inhabit , songs that ... As we shall see in Chapter 238 Music , the Brain , and
Ecstasy.

Author: Robert Jourdain

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 377

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Drawing on advances in neurophysiology, psychology, music theory, and philosophy, the author explores the connections humans form with music and the physical and mental reactions music produces in us


The Path of the Mystic Lover

The Path of the Mystic Lover explores the Bauls' lifestyle and philosophy, describing their sexual and ritual practices as well as their sacred teachings.

Author: Bhaskar Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892810192

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Carrying on the living tradition of mystic minstrels, the Bauls roam the countryside of eastern India enacting the spiritual love dalliance of Radha and Krishna through songs and dances. The Path of the Mystic Lover explores the Bauls' lifestyle and philosophy, describing their sexual and ritual practices as well as their sacred teachings.




The Poetics of Ecstasy

The ultimate literary source of the lovers is the biblical Song of Songs . The
allegorical meaning of the lovers ' union derives from later traditional
interpretations of the Song of Songs . In order to see the Book of the Friend and
the Beloved in its ...

Author: Willis Barnstone

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

ISBN: 9780841908499

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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Generation Ecstasy

In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed out.

Author: Simon Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136783164

Category: Art

Page: 480

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In Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds takes the reader on a guided tour of this end-of-the-millenium phenomenon, telling the story of rave culture and techno music as an insider who has dosed up and blissed out. A celebration of rave's quest for the perfect beat definitive chronicle of rave culture and electronic dance music.

Ty gar ja

It is interesting to compare the great Muslim philosopher al - Ghazzālī ' s lhyā '
Ulūm ad - din , a treatise on music and ecstasy , with the views expressed in
Tyāgarāja ' s songs . The Muslim philosopher was obliged to be strict in his
reasoning ...

Author: William Joseph Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 394

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On Tyagaraja, Swami, 1767-1847, Vaishnavite musician-saint from South India.

Asian Music

It is interesting to compare the great Muslim philosopher alGhazzāli ' s Ihyā '
Ulūm ad - Din , a ' treatise on music and ecstasy , with the views expressed in
Tyāgarāja ' s songs . The Muslim philosopher was obliged to be strict in his
reasoning ...

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Category: Music

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Chassidic Ecstasy in Music

In this book, Shmuel Barzilai takes the reader on a brief and concise tour of the Chassidic courts and their world of music.

Author: Shmuel Barzilai

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631584521

Category: Law

Page: 230

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Music is of paramount importance in Judaism. On the verse, «Hearken unto the song and the prayer which Your servant prays before You this day» (I Kings 8:28), the Gemarrah states that wherever there is song, there shall be prayer; and indeed, in the Temple, song was an inseparable element of the sacrificial services, thereafter finding its position in the prayers and the Torah reading, with its special melody, in the synagogue. Chassidism employed music as one of its main avenues for serving G-d. Music served to bring the individual to a state of awakening and joy, nullifying sadness which was seen as an element that could only lead to negativity. Joy allowed one to reach ever higher levels in the service of G-d, leaving one's sorrows behind, as explained by the founder of the Modzits Chassidic court, Rabbi Yehezkel of Kozmir, when interpreting the verse, «with joy you shall go forth» (Isaiah 55) to mean that through joy, we shall go forth from all our difficulties. In this book, Shmuel Barzilai takes the reader on a brief and concise tour of the Chassidic courts and their world of music. It explains the wordless melody (Niggun), which is perhaps even more important than songs having words; the importance of dance; the place of honor given to Shabbat songs; and the role of music in Kabbalah. The book provides an overview of the activities of Rabbis who composed and sang at every opportunity, whether in the synagogue or while conducting the traditional Tisch where Chassidic adherents gathered each Shabbat and Festival to hear their Rebbe explain sections of Torah, sing and interpret sayings on music. Barzilai also discusses melodies - niggunim - that became particularly famous, or derived from non-Jewish sources but underwent a process that allowed them to be adopted by the Admoric leaders and integrated into the Chassidic court's repertoire.