The Spiritual Significance of Music, book review from my personal spiritual perspective.
Now I was very excited to see this project online. The title of the book and the energy of Justin beamed off my computer screen in lightness. So much so that I had to connect with him and do an interview.
But upon further review of the book I can’t say the same for all the artists included in this publication.
I understand that the author, Justin St. Vincent wanted to remain neutral in his believes and cover a wide range of music.
But I am very surprised to see a numerous presence of death metal bands with names like Faith No More, Atheist, Demon Hunter, Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved, EYEHATEGOD, and Death Star, they don’t sound like spiritual music to me. Or lets just say these bands don’t seem to have very positive music.
But that is not what this book is about. It is about the musician’s interpretations of how they believe music is spiritual. Not necessarily their own music’s spiritual messages.
Personally I would have loved to read more about conscious artists who create spiritual music, but once again that is not Justin’s part of the puzzle.
With that being said I did enjoy the interviews from the following artists, Ravi Shankar, Michael Franti, and Scott Johnson.
My views on spiritually significant music are more inline with what that of the band, Everyday Sunday. “I believe music was created to glorify God. Unfortunately, not everyone that creates music does so to glorify God or please Him with what they are doing. A lot of the time, things people write can be just the opposite.” – Trey Pearson, Vocalist.
Music can carry calm or chaos. It can be soothing or sinful. Music can cast a spell or a blessing. All I am saying is to use caution with what types of energies are coming from each band within the messages they have to say in this book.
Music is energy. And music just like light and dark energies work the same; it’s all about what you resonate with. Which do you choose?