Monday, January 10, 2011

Universal Creation Song

Hugh Nibley would probably explain the synchronicity by telling about the universality of the creation song:
The word for poetry, poiema, means “creation  of the world.”  The business of the Muses at the temple was to sing the creation song with the morning stars. Naturally, because they were dramatizing the story of the creation, too, the hymn was sung to music (some scholars derive the first writing from musical notation). The singing was performed in a sacred circle or chorus, so that poetry, music and dance go together. (Lucian’s famous essay on the ancient dance, among the earliest accounts, takes it back to the round dance in the temple, like the prayer circle that Jesus used to hold with the apostles and their wives — Jesus standing at the altar in the arms of Adam, and the apostles’ wives standing in the circle with them. Some have referred to this as a dance; it is definitely a chorus.). So poetry, music, and dance go out to the world from the temple — called by the Greeks the Mouseion, the shrine of the Muses.
The creation hymn was part of the great dramatic presentation that took place yearly at the temple; it dealt with the fall and redemption of man2

Along with this topic, here is the rest of the very interesting article. 

The Universal Creation Song

1 comment:

  1. Now this one I loved! I love Rach and I love humming Om, especially when it's following Rachel's instruction. OOOOOMMMM, ooo I feel so much better.