The Ancient Language Of Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Science Of The Divine

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Notturno di Piazza del Duomo a Milano by Angelo Inganni (before 1866) (Public Domain)

The Ancient Language Of Sacred Sound: The Acoustic Science Of The Divine

It is an astonishing fact that, from the end of the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ and the settlement of Europe, a massive building program took place that was to transform Europe in a hitherto unsuspected way. Shortly after the construction of the Gothic (1130’s AD – 1480’s AD) came to its inevitable conclusion there seems to have been a sudden surge of intellectual and spiritual awareness throughout the coalescing European nation states, one that led to the Enlightenment and to the Age of Reason. The building of the Gothic cathedrals on such a massive and widespread scale is still an economic mystery: How was it achieved, how was it funded and how was the actual construction achieved with such extraordinary impact from seemingly out of nothing? How did it, quite literally, alter human society?

The Mozart family on tour: Leopold, Wolfgang, and Nannerl  by Carmontelle (c. 1763) (Public Domain)

The Mozart family on tour: Leopold, Wolfgang, and Nannerl  by Carmontelle (c. 1763) (Public Domain)

The answer is a hitherto unsuspected one: For these extraordinary sacred spaces altered humankind’s mind, they transformed consciousness and this, in turn, led to a renewed energy the like of which Europe has not seen in the centuries since. The only other comparison that might be made, is in the rise of the great Egyptian pyramids, and there is an amazing, but intimate link, one confirmed by rigorous scientific analyses at these sites. The phenomenon, is sound in the form of resonance, the effect is a subtle one, but nonetheless sublime. Man’s ability to record these things is the outcome of the whole.


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