Sounding sacred: Interpreting musical and poetic trances.

Sounding sacred: Interpreting musical and poetic trances.

Date: May 2006
Creator: Mickey, Samuel Robert
Description: This essay investigates the relationship between trance and various musical and poetic expressions that accompany trance when it is interpreted as sacred. In other words, the aim of this investigation is to interpret how experiences of the entrancing power of the sacred come to expression with the sounds of music and poetry. I articulate such an interpretation through the following four sections: I) a discussion of the basic phenomenological and hermeneutic problems of interpreting what other people experience as sacred phenomena, II) an account of the hermeneutic context within which modern Western discourse interprets trance as madness that perverts the rational limits of the self, III) an interpretation of the expressions of trance that appear in the poetry of William Blake, and IV) an interpretation of expressions of trance that appear in the music of Afro-Atlantic religions (including Vodu in West Africa, Santería in Cuba, and Candomblé in Brazil).
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UNT Research, Volume 16, 2006

UNT Research, Volume 16, 2006

Date: 2006
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: UNT Research magazine includes articles and notes about research at University of North Texas in various academic fields.
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Ethnomusicologists and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Ethnomusicologists and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Date: 2010
Creator: Murphy, John P. (John Patrick)
Description: This paper discusses ethnomusicologists and noise-induced hearing loss.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Music