Whislt pondering the subject of mind control
and the general dumbing down of society I have often wondered whether music may or may not play a
I try to look at MSM objectively and very critically, I avoid trashy tv and generally try to keep myself on the outside of the rat-race, looking
My natural feelings towards music are that it is inspirational, evokes a multitude of emmotions and the creative process in making it is, if not mind
expanding definitely mind excercising.
People also use music to aid meditation using it as a stepping stone to a higher consciousness or a way to let their subconscious take control.
I wonder though, is music really this good? To what extent is it more of a distraction than an aid?
I ask this because I often find myself 'zoning' out on music, either from the radio or on cd's, losing many minutes of time to nothingness. I am
almost certain that neither my conscious mind nor subconscious 'mind'
are benefiting from this period of nothingness.
In the UK we have many popular music stations which play the same few songs over and over again. Once you hear a song a few times you know how it goes
and it generally loses its emmotional effect, unless ofcourse it is one of your favourites.
Many work places have radios in them, I'm wondering how much the repetetive playlists numb our minds and turn us into unthinking, working drones?
Having said this, there are many types of music and many individual pieces of music that have a profound effect on my conscious/subconscious mind,
they are however, rarely played on the radio.
Does music have a dumbing down effect? Do different genres have more of an effect than others? Are some people more effected than others? Which types
of music might you think are mind expanding and which mind numbing? Am I making any sense at all?
Dissociated tones, beats and music may accompany hypnotic induction drugs. Pulsing beating sounds in the ears can change the brain’s waves. It
is no secret that music will put someone into an altered state. Music will change moods, heart rate, and even one’s state of consciousness. In a
home church setting that Fritz participated in, the question was asked of a group what they do to overcome depression. Everyone present listed
“listen to music” as one of the things they do to overcome depression. Sound will change body chemistry, blood pressure, breathing and digestion.
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