“At the root of all power and motion, there is music and rhythm, the play of patterned frequencies against the matrix of time. Before we make music, music makes us.”
~ George Leonard
Traditional Indian Music Scale is ‘the saptak’ or series of seven steps,
with each musical note corresponding to a chakra.
Do (root chakra): Liberating guilt and fear
Re (sacral chakra): Undoing situations and facilitating change
Mi (solar plexus): Transformation and miracles (DNA repair)
Fa (heart chakra): Connecting/relationships
Sol (throat chakra): Awakening intuition
La (third eye chakra): Returning to spiritual order
Ti (crown chakra)): Transcendence; pure consciousness
~ Cyndi Dale, The Subtle Body
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Music itself depends on regularly recurring cycles, on periodicity, such as the vibration of strings and reeds. Consider how the daily rotation of the earth, the monthly orbit of the moon, and their yearly orbit of the sun are also periodic. These motions make a kind of slow-moving music, too deep for our ears. But we sense the music of the spheres because it was the condition of our origin. We are made from this music.
~W.A. Mathieu, the author of The Listening Book: Discovering Your Own Music
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