What sort of external music resembles the internal one

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If you are used to the ethereal music, the inward-facing senses reveal when the outer ones are partly turned off, memories of these harmonies can be triggered when listening to external music from artists like Charalambides. This image that is grabbed from the web is a cover from their album ´A Vintage Burden´.

Mozart might have gotten the inspiration for his compositions from hearing ethereal music inside of him. This is not to say that his music sounds exactly like that. Instead, it is to say that the flow of his music resembles the effortless elegance and beauty of ethereal harmonies originating from the inside when the outward-facing senses are more or less locked down. That is except when Mozart wants does not want to impress the audience by adding more action to the compositions than the natural flow of it calls for because ethereal harmonies never built up to a peak.

Church bells and similar sounds that do not add up to something specific, resemble inner ethereal music. Not the monotonic pattern of repetition though like in for example church bells because ethereal music is the music of chaotic harmonies.

Contemporary electronic music that consists of glitches and other sonic artefacts spaced out or slowed played steel guitar, analogue or synth sounds mixed with for example piano loops, chimes and bells into ambient textures in very long tracks, that seem to be without beginning or end, have much resemblance to the ethereal music revealed by the inward-facing senses in the organic way it appears to move on without going nowhere. Electronic music though has a lot harder edge to it and a less transparent sound than inner music, which has a crystal clear but distant sound to it with no sonic artefacts needed to produce the ethereal harmonies.

The kind of new-age music, that are dreamy symphonies of otherworldly states – Karunesh and Marsen Jules, for example – does not resemble ethereal music, but the new-age fantasy of us all wakening up in a merry-go-round world, where everything is always good. That, of course, is an illusion because for something to be good it must be contrasted with something bad. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

Ethereal music is not a dream about something better, neither is it symphonic or anything that suggests else a sequence of something happening in time, whether that is to wake up or whatnot. And it is definitely not otherworldly, as it is echoes of that which is one and there is no other world than that since it is formless and therefore endless.

In a world where there seems to be more than one, however, the random sounds making up ethereal music most likely is remembered as if they fit together like in a symphony because there is a sense of bliss or stillness from these random harmonies united in one perpetual present.

Appearing in the world with eyes and ears wide open, it is evident that all experiences are deceptions, so Alexius see no sense in meditating or do anything else to experience higher states of mind. If he wants to relax from appearing in the world of the outward-facing senses, he shuts them down by not following the urge to get excited from specific experiences. In other words, when not trying to escape boredom by finding something to get excited about, the world of the inward-facing senses opens up.

When Alexius appears to be in the world of the outward-facing senses, he deals with it by letting the outer senses do the navigation, because the inner ones are hopeless in regard to that. But they are great when it comes to how to perceive it. He sees no sense in listening to external music resembling internal music when he can get the real thing. Actually, while dealing with the world of the outer senses, he prefers listening to music produced for that, for example Editors and Philip Glass. And he loves boleros from the 50s, especially Lucho Gatica.


A list of articles mentioning the inner ethereal music:
This article is a continuation previous article Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment – or how to have glimpses of enlightenment in regards to ethereal music, which also is mentioned in the next article The ins and outs of the inward-facing senses plus in the below ones:

A list of modern music that resembles the inner ethereal music:
Below is a list of electronic artists producing soundscapes, that in each their own way resemble the inner music. There are probably many other artists, but these are the ones popping up while Alexius writes this article. Please be aware that although the inner music is impersonal, trying to point out specific music that has a similar vibe is personal. If you click on the below links, you can hear some of Alexius´ suggestions on Boomkat.

On Boomkat, you can also listen to two of Alexius favourite musicians, namely Lubomyr Melnyk and James Blackshaw, who are influenced by minimalist composers and European classical music, incorporating overtones, drones and repeating patterns. Drones, although, only in the case of James Blackshaw.

The album they have made together, The Watchers, almost brings you in a state of not-knowing. Not completely, however, as you are dependent on the atmosphere that the music creates and in a state of not-knowing, you are not dependent on anything. Click here to enjoy the last track from the album.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #6.3 The inward-facing senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

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