Monday, January 02, 2006

Music and Consciousness

An interesting text by Earl Vickers can be found here.

Including "Dreams and Dreaming", "Hypnotic States", "Surrealism", "Shamanism and Psychedelia", "Psychoacoustic Effects" ("Polyphony", "Spatial Effects", "Repetitive Sounds", "Rhythm and Auditory Entrainment", "Timbre and Overtones")... With a bibliography. Since I'm just a layman and not actually an expert on these fields, I can't comment on how accurate this text is scientifically; the only problem for me was that it was just too brief and a cursory glance into the mood-enhancing and mind-altering possibilities of music: this being a subject about which I'd surely like to know more.