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Engel, C - Arion of Lesbos

Identifier

003366

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Mr Engel has taken the story literally and indeed it may be true.  But we have to be a little careful because of the symbolism

A description of the experience

Musical Myths and Facts Volume II – C Engel 1876

About 625 BC Arion of Lesbos, kithara player singer and poet, invented the Dithyrambs or hymns of Bacchus and improved the chorus singing.  He is recorded to have healed sick persons by means of music.  The same is also recorded of Menias, a Greek musician who lived about this time

The source of the experience

Dionysos [and the Dionysian Mysteries]

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Listening to music
Singing spells

Commonsteps

References