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The Fires of Cognition in Music
The Listener’s Shining Path of Gaining Knowledge
In music, each field of knowledge, each level of cognition has its very own characteristic fires of knowledge which the listener passes by in his process of gaining knowledge in music.
And he enjoys their manifold warmth, their radiant light, and their multifarious forms and shapes which, in the darkness of the night of his first three states of consciousness, are painted into the resounding space by the torch of the conveyance of truth in music.
The Musical Order of the Fires of Cognition
On the higher levels of musical order, the fires of cognition burn with more refined flame patterns and with a subtler, brighter, and more powerful radiance.
Firework of the Musical Atom Structures
In the field of the musical sound-space, the fires of cognition burn with the brightness of the protons, electrons and neutrons, and they appear as the firework of the musical structures of molecules a projection of inanimate nature.
Individual and Cosmic Ways in Music
The motif technique describes the individual development, and the expression of this description is the melody.
Thus the melody pictures the very individual journey through life, and when in polyphony many melodies are brought to unfold at the same time and combine with each other, than it may happen, that the listener identifies his personal journey through life with the individual motif unfoldments, as he finds his own inner potential of development described in them.
Then, in his process of listening to music, he goes through individual ways of unfolding, perhaps even cosmic or even universal ways of enlightenment, which he without his outer stimulation through the classical music would not go so easily, out of fear of raising suspicion in himself or even others, to be crazy.
The Radiance of the Motif Movements in Music
In the musical motif-spaces, the fires of cognition burn with the brightness that distinguishes individuals in their process of unfoldment, and we are reminded of the beaming face of a child which is overjoyed because of a special present but also of the radiant look of someone who just made a profound insight.
In the course of the motif actions, many lights will dawn on the listener, for lighting ever new musical fires of cognition accounts for the radiance of the motif movements in music.
The shining stations of following the individual course in music
The melody is the great circle of those lights of cognition which mark the enlightening stages of the individual path of life.
In the classical works of the great composers, these fires of cognition reach to the height of the musical performance and into the depth of musical understanding and experience, in the same way as sun and moon rise on their orbits and cast their light.
Identification of the individual path of life with the unfoldment of the motif
To cognize how a motif unfolds to a melody is cognizing a path of cognition in music which was outlined by the composer.
And by identifying his very own path of life with the way of a motif, with the melody, the listener personally goes on the adventurous journey of universal cognition.