This detailed and enlightening work synthesizes modern biology and traditional religious doctrines. The result of this synthesis is the creation of a cohesive worldview, and, from there, the emergence of a compelling morality. The author argues that as individuals and as groups, we have the opportunity to change old beliefs and to embrace more plausible ones that can help us to establish a secure (and even abundant) existence.
Despite the world-wide association of music and dance with religion, this is the first full-length study of the subject from a global perspective. The work consists of 3,816 references divided among 37 chapters. It covers tribal, regional, and global religions and such subjects as shamanism, liturgical dance, healing, and the relationship of music, mathematics, and mysticism. The referenced materials display such diverse approaches as analysis of music and dance, description of context, direct experience, observation, and speculation. The references address topics from such disciplines as sociology, anthropology, history, linguistics, musicology, ethnomusicology, theology, medicine, semiotics, and computer technology.
Chapter 1 consists of general references to religious music and dance. The remaining 36 chapters are organized according to major geographical areas. Most chapters begin with general reference works and bibliographies, then continue with topics specific to the region or religion. This book will be of use to anyone with an interest in music, dance, religion, or culture.
Adoration so powerful that it demands absolute worship. The ultimate extension of the amor of the romantic knight of chivalry. The absolute willingness to do anything for the pleasure of the woman the knight is sworn to. The cliched, "your wish is my command." This is the realm of the submissive male, giving himself totally to the service of his Lady, his Mistress. A realm of dangerous potentialities, especially when the submissive and Mistress are both married to other people. This is the story told through poetry - a failed love affair between two people linked through the digital realm, living 1500 miles apart, unable to see each other, touch each other, kiss - but deeply in love with each other. Raw and unpolished, the tale told is an explicit and powerful descent into the blurred realm of long distance love in the 21st century. Where longings are brought to life in dreams and nightmares defying the distance separating two lovers.
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